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Old 05-15-2009, 07:31 AM   #3351
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Congrats to your Honor Student! I checked the garden this morning, and all the pumpkin seeds are up.
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Old 05-15-2009, 09:19 AM   #3352
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Old 05-15-2009, 06:38 PM   #3353
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my Mom's supporting me in staying on for further schooling. although she didn't fail to mention i have plenty of time. so now i can't decide whether to apply for
another few programs at my shcool or whether to apply at Pitt.
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Old 05-15-2009, 10:05 PM   #3354
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My 19 yr old son came home from his first year at college today. We all survived.

Now the last thing that brought a little tear? Les, that sweet picture of your little angel, it just reminds me that time has flown by so quickly. But I'm just nostalgic, not sad, I enjoyed every minute. I know you are too.
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Old 05-16-2009, 02:19 PM   #3355
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When my dad was alive, he had an affinity with all bird, dogs and even cats, but his favorite was the hummingbird..I'd watch from his kitchen window when there as he would go to hang up new food..As he stepped off the step a bird or two would circle and land on the perches and drink. He would stand still till they had, had enough and then continue to where he would hang the container. When he would go out to water his roses here they would come fighting and fussing to drink from the hose..Dad would hold the hose and talk softly to them until they finished. Now my turn has come I was out watering and adding water to the fish pond when here comes a tiny black and bright green hummer, he starts for the flowers on my Meyer lemon, looks at me and comes so close I though he was going to land on my head, I could feel the soft breeze from his little wings. Although a moment, it was if my dad was there whispering to the two of us..Tears, yep. good ones tho. Now I'm smiling.
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Old 05-16-2009, 02:25 PM   #3356
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Aww, Kades, what a lovely memory. I really know what you mean. My Mom has been "whispering at me" a lot as we go through all her treasures and I bake her recipes. You have me smiling through good tears as well.
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Old 05-16-2009, 02:36 PM   #3357
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Aww, Kades, what a lovely memory. I really know what you mean. My Mom has been "whispering at me" a lot as we go through all her treasures and I bake her recipes. You have me smiling through good tears as well.
Hold on to those memories, they will serve you well. Funny, my mom at my dad's urging called me often about how did I fix that meal they had last sunday..My dad's dump it or that was good at what I fixed when at home, help me more than I knew at the time. As a young teen it drove me crazy because I had a lot of responsibilities each day...Now, I can breeze through most things and come out tired but not frazzled. I have my moments, but when something like this happens it makes me realize there is life after.
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Old 05-16-2009, 04:01 PM   #3358
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When my dad was alive, he had an affinity with all bird, dogs and even cats, but his favorite was the hummingbird..I'd watch from his kitchen window when there as he would go to hang up new food..As he stepped off the step a bird or two would circle and land on the perches and drink. He would stand still till they had, had enough and then continue to where he would hang the container. When he would go out to water his roses here they would come fighting and fussing to drink from the hose..Dad would hold the hose and talk softly to them until they finished. Now my turn has come I was out watering and adding water to the fish pond when here comes a tiny black and bright green hummer, he starts for the flowers on my Meyer lemon, looks at me and comes so close I though he was going to land on my head, I could feel the soft breeze from his little wings. Although a moment, it was if my dad was there whispering to the two of us..Tears, yep. good ones tho. Now I'm smiling.
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after my husband was murdered, a humming bird came to me in my daughters yard. i joked that it must be dad , to my daughter. he was always on the move. i have lived in at least four places since then. in each one a hummingbird has come. even once in a tree that had no flowers. it comforts me, even though it must be just a coincidence. who knows
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Old 05-16-2009, 04:48 PM   #3359
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after my husband was murdered, a humming bird came to me in my daughters yard. i joked that it must be dad , to my daughter. he was always on the move. i have lived in at least four places since then. in each one a hummingbird has come. even once in a tree that had no flowers. it comforts me, even though it must be just a coincidence. who knows
I feel like that too, I just didn't know how to say it without seeming strange..It's nice to know someone else who has that feeling And I feel the comfort and easing of missing them lessen.
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Babe and Kades, my mother used to love the hummingbirds. She had at least one feeder, and had glass birds hanging in her kitchen window. I found them last week and after reading your posts know that I will be hanging them in my kitchen window today. And even though we aren't supposed to, I will be hanging a hummingbird feeder outside as well!

Isn't it amazing how we are given these wonderful little memories and comforts from those we have lost?
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