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Old January 5th, 2008, 01:28 PM
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Peggy's mother embarked on her final cruise on the day before New Years. She was 101 years old. The following sonnet which I wrote some years ago is dedicated to her and any friend or relative of any of you who has recently passed away.

Tapestry

I view life as a tapestry of gold
Hanging brilliant on a panelled wall,
Sparkling firebright in a regal hall.
Each shining thread a day, each fold
The intertwining of the new and old.
The mingling of the years, the seasons all
Blending, changing, summer, spring and fall.
Till winter marks the end, the story told.
Yet, when the tapestry itself shall fade,
The weight of long years darkening the room,
And in some cobwebbed corner gently laid
The vision woven on the ancient loom,
With one last gaze upon the life he made,
The weaver shall depart his silent tomb.....
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Old January 5th, 2008, 05:12 PM
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Paul--Expressing our Sorry for the departed Mother In Law. May God Rest her soul in Peace. Give our Condolences to Peggy and Family.
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Old January 5th, 2008, 07:05 PM
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Paul, what a lovely tribute to your mother-in-law. I, too, send my condolences to you and Peggy. My MIL is 101. She will be 102 on January 9th. It is hard to imagine all the things that these great ladies have seen in their lives.
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Old January 5th, 2008, 07:29 PM
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Nice verse Paul, a fitting tribute. Condolences on your family's loss.
101 years young! That's "good innings" as my hubby would say!

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Once again your words have served you well...Such a nice tribute, My sympathy to you and Peggy...
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Beautiful! I'm sorry to hear of you mil passing. Wishing you and your family comfort and peace.
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Paul, what a beautiful tribute to your Mother inlaw. My sympathies to both you and Peggy on your loss.

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Paul, my condolescens on the loss of your MIL.

I copy/pasted this and keep it with the memories of my mother, she passed away last september.

Tnx again for your gift in words.
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