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Old 02-23-2018, 05:17 PM   #21
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I'm so, so sorry to hear of your great loss, Princess. Very thankful you made the move to be so close to your folks, especially at this time. I'm sure it's comforting to have their love and support and not have to be alone right now. Please try to remember to take care of yourself. (((love and hugs)))
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Old 02-23-2018, 11:00 PM   #22
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Lifting you up in prayer. Blessings and peace.
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Old 02-24-2018, 04:22 AM   #23
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Thank you All...it's been a rough 29 hours. I'm hoping I can get some sleep now.
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Old 02-24-2018, 10:13 AM   #24
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I'm so sorry for your loss.
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Old 02-24-2018, 12:16 PM   #25
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Oh no, soooo sorry PF. How you loved your darling Ogre. Deepest condolences and {{{{hugs}}}.
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Old 02-25-2018, 10:12 AM   #26
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Hope you could rest last night. Drink fluids. Thinking of you and your family.
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Old 02-25-2018, 11:42 AM   #27
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I'm resting finally, zonked out in Shrek's recliner last night.

Thank Everyone. DC gives me something to do while I'm taking a break.
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Old 02-26-2018, 09:09 AM   #28
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So very sorry for your loss :(
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Old 02-26-2018, 11:41 AM   #29
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My sincere condolence.
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Old 02-27-2018, 07:47 AM   #30
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Got together in e-mail and phone calls with the kids. We will be having Shrek's wake in June when the kids can all get here and we can get to the campground in the Snowy Range where it will be held.
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Old 02-27-2018, 08:34 AM   #31
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So sorry to hear the sad news. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
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Old 02-27-2018, 08:44 AM   #32
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Got together in e-mail and phone calls with the kids. We will be having Shrek's wake in June when the kids can all get here and we can get to the campground in the Snowy Range where it will be held.

Could you tell us the story behind Snowy Range?
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Old 02-27-2018, 09:27 AM   #33
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Could you tell us the story behind Snowy Range?
Yes, I will think about it today and write it up tonight. Thanks, Beth...it will help me think about what was given to me and not focus on what I have lost.
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Old 02-27-2018, 09:15 PM   #34
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I haven't been to DC in a while. I heard about your loss and just wanted to send my condolences.
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Old 02-27-2018, 09:42 PM   #35
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I haven't been to DC in a while. I heard about your loss and just wanted to send my condolences.
Thank You, Andy.
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Old 02-27-2018, 09:44 PM   #36
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Here is the very short story I wrote for Cheryl:

Shrek was born and raised in Laramie, WY. During the summers he spent a lot of time up in the forests along the Snowy Range, his Uncle was the Forest Ranger for the Medicine Bow National Forest out of Centennial, WY. Libby Creek is one of the outlets of the string of lakes up in the Snowys and flows through Centennial to the Laramie River and so on to the Mississippi.

Here are some links to pictures from around the area:

Kyle Spradley Photography | Outdoor & Nature Photographer + Multimedia-Video Producer | Laramie, Wyoming Photo Keywords: snowy range
http://www.vedauwoo.org/snowy-range/

Libby Creek was his playground, he learned to fish there, learned hiking and as he grew older the whole of the Snowy Range was all his for roaming and his most favorite place in the world.


I also grew up heading up to Libby Creek and beyond, it remains one of my most favorite places in the world. Me, the kids, his brothers and friends will be there in June to spread Shrek’s ashes and to hold a wake for him.
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Old 02-27-2018, 10:34 PM   #37
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Beautiful story, pictures, and testimony to Shrek and the life he loved. Thank you for sharing, Princess.
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Old 02-28-2018, 02:33 AM   #38
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What a peaceful, beautiful, and meaning-filled place for Shrek to rest. Thank you so much for sharing such a special memory, PF.
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Old 03-01-2018, 08:02 AM   #39
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I have no idea how I missed this tribute to your husband..

Having experienced the loss of my first wife 25 years ago, I have a small understanding of your pain..

Please remain strong.. He lives on through your memories of being a couple..

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Old 03-03-2018, 11:00 PM   #40
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That will be a beautiful tribute to him, PF.
After I picked up my wife's ashes. I drove out to Oxnard, where we went for most of the 29 anniversaries we celebrated, and rented a kayak. The people there were very helpful getting the two of us launched, and I paddled out to the marina entrance. It took about a half hour of paddling until I could get clear of the breakwater and out into the open sea. The conditions were not too bad, only a one to two foot swell, which made things easier for me.
I opened the bag with her ashes, and slowly poured them into the sea. I said a few prayers for her, and watched as the ashes dispersed into the water. I sat there for a while, reminiscing over the 30 years we spent together, and slowly paddled back to the landing.
After changing into dry clothes, I went upstairs to the restaurant we always ate at when we came here. I felt a small pang of remembrance and guilt, as this was the first time in a while that I had no one to help up the stairs.
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