He had a wicked sense of humour that rubbed off on anyone that was near him. Sorrow is a part of existence, and often mixed with joy. I am honored that Jessica was my sister and will look back on our time together with fond memories. Barb thanks for adding so much to the lives of some many. I was her first born, the oldest of five children. He had an assembly process for making those mangers down to a science that Henry Ford would have been impresses with.
And my Grandfather certainly shaped the universe for myself and the rest of our family. But Grandpa stopped a 40-year-old habit because of his love for his grandchildren. The world was at her feet; but little did we know that all hell was breaking loose inside her body. In short, she was bursting with life, vitality and passion. Reading that story bring me comfort and some peace. Will do anything I have to … Send me positive thoughts.
But I think it was Thursday, the 22nd august 1991 because I had my sixth birthday the day before. Kennedy was tragically assassinated on June 6, 1968, a public memorial service was held so that the nation could collectively mourn this great loss. It was stressful to try desperately not to feel deeper feelings of grief which result in weird actions like obsession, anger, or crying. Bush was firing up his boat, the Fidelity, and opening up the three-300 horsepower engines to fly — joyfully fly — across the Atlantic, with Secret Service boats straining to keep up. Gentle skin and soft brown hair, this sweet infant would soon become the most important thing in the world to me. And I can say that my life is better for her presence because of her enduring love, as well as the legacy that she has left in the form of her two fine children, Kevin and Jim, and her grandchildren, Eli and Sophie and her beloved, Addie.
That, by the way, is my second gift from Teddy and Vicki after our dog Bo. We are all united not only in our desire to pay our respects to Diana but rather in our need to do so. He never made rash decisions, but thought long and hard before giving us advice—sound advice that has helped to shape my life profoundly. We are so grateful to all of those who helped make it possible: building, cleaning, packing and moving. She wanted to see Alaska and she would have loved to experience Japan. As we gather here today to remember and commemorate his life, let bid him farewell as we mourn the loss of a lively, dignified soul. When reading the speech you should read slowly, make eye contact with the audience and pause often to catch your breath.
Keep her in your memories and in your heart. We only learned later that Dad, a man of quiet faith, prayed for her daily. The good I find is the gift of the last year. He said this to all his grandchildren. Who knew that a concussion from a bike accident was going to take such a toll?. In January 1996, the book was developed into a major motion picture starring Susan Sarandon as Sister Helen and Sean Penn as a death row inmate. He was always competitive, but humble.
Back then, my family spent our summers down at Stiles Pond most of the time. And we learned of his rescue. He got a very beautiful angel. I told my sister that I loved her and that I was sorry I couldn't be there. An important part of the wedding was the selection of dresses and beauty salon. You will never be forgotten. Any time we hear someone happily whistling, I expect many of us will think of Leslie, who happened to be a whistler of the first order.
It was the man who sent birthday wishes and thank-you notes and even his own paintings to so many who never imagined that a U. One, these eulogies have managed to capture the character, spirit and legacy of the person that passed away. Dad taught us that public service is noble and necessary; that one can serve with integrity and hold true to the important values, like faith and family. How wonderful that they had a fuller picture of her. I was told that it could take days. Even in her final years, with sheer will and stubbornness keeping her going, she never lost her sense of humor. Love you forever and always.
I couldn't cope with being around anyone, so I left work early. Eventually he moved back to Jones, where he was always happiest, next to the lake that eventually took his life. He was a gentle giant, his stature unusual even for a well-fed suburban adolescent, his willingness to play with those many years younger even more unique. But in true Barb fashion, these were her exact words … I quote … For all of those that have touched my life and shown me love and support, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Kind of dark humor I know but she got use to it. As soon as our backs were turned, she was up to something.
As a sidenote—Grandpa was a perfectionist that would drive us non-perfectionist absolutely crazy. You never knew what little pun he had just waiting for the conversation, but you knew there would be one, followed by that smile and laugh you just knew he loved to show off. But if we are to make some sense of what is really incomprehensible at this time we should all keep Barb alive in our lives. She was 17, bubbly, outgoing, vivacious, funny, silly at times and just simply like no other. We had our own set of friends and our own set of goals for our lives, but that still didn't change the fact that we were sisters. I don't think of my sister as really anything but just that, my sister. There is no reason for this illness, no genetic links—just pure bad luck.