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I miss you Janie. 

From the first time we met in those beautiful mountains until your last day you accepted me as I was and as I am.   When you spoke your voice reminded me of a songbird singing its morning coo.  When you laughed, everyone in your vicinity laughed, not because of something funny but because you made everyone happy.  You didn't have to try, it was just the way you were.  Your happiness was infectious.  You always reminded me of my own sweet wife and in that I am a fortunate man. 

You cried for me when I was injured and you lifted my spirit with your words of encouragement.  I was looking forward to seeing you again. 

When we gather again in those beautiful mountains, on the Blue Ridge ...we will keep a chair for you ...an empty chair, and while we are there we will adorn your chair with flowers and other things that any are moved to place on it in memory of you Janie.

We will never talk to one another again and I know you can't read these words but I still want to tell you that I will find something up on the ridge for you.  I will find something small and beautiful ...just like you were, and I will bring it back down to Maggie's Valley ...and place it on your chair.

Goodbye Janie, goodbye my good friend.  Goodbye.

 

Respectfully,

Scott

 

 

  • Edited 9/1/2008 10:32 pm by meteorman (waradmiral2)
PoppyMoto (Walter_Kern)
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Thank you Scott. That was beautiful.

Walt

You are welcome Sir, I wish I could come up with something to say to you Walt with the depth of feeling that I have for you right now.  I can't fathom the the degree of loss you must be enduring at this time, I feel inadequate.  All I can say is that I will continue to be your friend.

 

Very respectfully,

Scott Benson 

 

Ian (IANA3)

From: Ian (IANA3)

9/1/08

Condolences Walt.  My prayers are with you.  I never met Jane, but I felt I knew her just a little in reading about her here and on the other site.

 

  • Edited 9/1/2008 11:45 pm by Ian (IANA3)
You have a beautiful gift with words.
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PoppyMoto (Walter_Kern)
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A copy of an email I just sent to dear friends of Jane:

Ralph & Suzie,
 
Ralph, I am so sorry that I have to tell you this.
 
My beloved Jane has died in a terrible automobile crash in Maryland as she and two of her friends were en route to a 9-day vacation on the Outer Banks.
 
We had celebrated our anniversary the night before and exchanged anniversary cards.
 
I helped her pack her friend's car for trip the next day.
 
On Sunday, August 31, she got up early and I was up with her since she was to leave at 5:50 am.
 
I went out to the car and stuffed her one remaining bag in the back seat.
 
I hugged her and kissed her and told her to have a good time.
 
She got in the front seat, shut the door and the car backed out of the drive onto Hibernia Way. It turned and headed west as I waved good-bye.
 
They went to pick up their other friend who got in the back seat. The right rear seat was packed with luggage.
 
Jane had been asked by her friend who owned the car to drive the route down the NJ Turnpike, over the Delaware bridge and into Delaware, which she did.
 
They then changed drivers at some point and Jane was now in the right front seat.
 
They were headed down Route 13 and had just passed the little town of Pocomoke City, Maryland when it happened.
 
The actual events are still unclear but it appears that from out of nowhere another car approached their car on a collision course. That driver was later found at fault. The car Jane was riding in was struck with a massive impact somewhere in the right front quadrant.
 
The two cars came to rest and fire broke out in the engine compartments. The rescue and fire people were on the scene quickly and a massive effort was scaled to get the victims out.
 
The driver at fault was killed. The three people in Jane's car were pulled out.
 
Jane's friend, the driver, is in the hospital with multiple leg, arm, and ankle fractures. Her other friend, in the back seat, has back fractures and is expected to be released soon.
 
Jane died either at the scene or on the way to the hospital.
 
God rest her soul.
 
Walt
MackBeemer

From: MackBeemer

9/2/08

Waradmiral,

I agree with virtually every sentiment you express so well.

Every sentiment save one, "We will never talk to one another again and I know you can't read these words..."

I mean no disrespect to you, or to Janie or Walt.  But I do believe we shall see each other again beyond that curtain, in a "new heavens and new earth."  Nor is my belief a bit of wishful thinking (IMO).  That new age which is still to come in its fullness has already invaded this vale of tears.  Christ is risen!  Christ is risen indeed!  Hallelujah!
 
Grannie (LDORF)

From: Grannie (LDORF)

9/2/08

Walt, It's Lonnie and am so saddened since hearing about Jane and what you and your family must be going through with this terrible loss of a wonderful lady.  Just wanted you to know my love is sent.

 

 

Aloha e Walt,

I am crying as I type this. My heart goes out to you.

Leilehua

Walt, I Just read of Jane's passing and I wanted to express our deepest sympathies to you and your family at this time. We had enjoyed meeting you both, at the luncheon held for you at Bucks Bounty on the Delaware river in 2007. Our prayers remain with you.

Dave & Jane

Isaiah 41:10

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