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Old 09-06-2006, 08:17 PM   #21
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Old 09-06-2006, 10:09 PM   #22
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My heartfelt condolences for your family's loss TAT.
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Old 09-06-2006, 10:16 PM   #23
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Thank you ALL sooo much! It has been a very trying day yet your warmth and support have made me crack the first smile of the day. Right now the hardest part is remembering all the possitive things he and I shared...riding bikes, learning cursive, how NOT to drink guiness like it was my job. At 87 years old, he always had a great story to tell.

Looks like I will be off to the UK by saturday(depending on the paperwork), always good to see the fam, but really is a bummer this time. makes for a long flight.

Thank you ALL once again. Seriously, thank you.
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Old 09-06-2006, 10:27 PM   #24
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May you find comfort in your memories. May God's love be with you during this difficult time.
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Old 09-06-2006, 10:28 PM   #25
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TAT, You're very lucky to have known your grandparents. I never did. My mom's parents passed way before I was born. My dad's dad was killed by Japanese soldiers in a civilian massacre in WWII. His mom left my teenage dad in Manila and went back to China after the war and promptly got trapped there when the communists took over. (They seized all our ancestral land there too.) I only met her ONCE in my life. I was in my early teens when she came to Manila for a very short visit. She passed a few years after that.
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Old 09-07-2006, 12:19 AM   #26
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sorry to hear of your loss tatt. he sounds like he was not only the patriarch, but a good guy as well.

prayers on their way. hope your trip goes smoothly. be safe.
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Old 09-07-2006, 05:35 AM   #27
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Old 09-07-2006, 07:34 AM   #28
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My thoughts & prayers are with you Tattrat.
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Old 09-07-2006, 07:37 AM   #29
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(((Tatt)))My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family=when the intial shock of your Pop Pop's passing fades may you feel all the joy in havimg him in your life for so long and may he send you signs very soon that he has really never left you.Love and energy, Vicki
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Old 09-08-2006, 10:56 PM   #30
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Thanks all for the warm wishes, I relly apreciate it.

The latest is, since 9/11 apparently the rules have changed. All my formerly acceptable documents are no longer acceptable because they are notarized, not certified. The soonest I can get the proper "Certified" papers to extend my passport is 4 weeks. In a way I am torn up beacuse I will miss saying a last god bye to pop pop, but I know in 4 weeks I will be in the UK to be there for my Grandmother(nan nan), and make sure she is holding up. Although dissapointe greatly, there is a strange solice in knowing I will be there, and the added presures of dealing with the Goverment are over or now. Very Stressful in an already stressfull situation.

So, thanks all for all the kind words and thoughts.
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