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Dear Mary, Our sympathy to you in Chuck's passing. All of us at Sierra Pines are including you in our thoughts and prayers. May you be open to God's comforting and peaceful presence, Don
From: Rev. Don Lee    05/30/2007 01:33 PM

Mary, I'm so glad these services are now provided, as otherwise I might never have known about Chuck. I first got to know Chuck at ECC meetings. Foung I truly respected him and grew to really like him. You two we're a great couple and I liked you both. My deepest sympathies. I know God has accepted him. With warm regards, Don
From: Don Carey    05/29/2007 01:10 PM

Dear Mary and Kelli, Rudy and I are so sad to hear that Chuck has passed. He was truly a gentleman and kind soul. He definatly had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh. May you both be comforted with the many wonderful memories you must have. With our deepest sympathy, Rudy and Melody
From: Melody & Rudy Alcala    05/29/2007 10:40 AM

Dear Mary and Kelli: I am so sorry to hear of the great loss of a loving husband and a dear father. Mary you were always so kind to me. Not only were you the best boss I ever had, but you were a true friend. Chuck was always so sweet to me and my family. He will be truly missed. My tears and love go out to you and your family. We miss you here at Lake of the Pines. Bless you, Love, Donna
From: Donna Parkinson    05/27/2007 12:38 AM

A SOLDIER DIED TODAY He was getting old and paunchy And his hair was falling fast, And he sat around the Legion, Telling stories of the past. Of a war that he had fought in And the deeds that he had done, In his exploits with his buddies; They were heroes, every one. And 'tho sometimes to his neighbors His tales became a joke, All his Legion buddies listened For they knew whereof he spoke. But we'll hear his tales no longer, For old Bill has passed away, And the world's a little poorer For a soldier died today. He will not be mourned by many, Just his children and his wife. For he lived an ordinary And quite uneventful life. Held a job and raised a family, Quietly going on his way; And the world won't note his passing, though a Soldier died today. When politicians leave this earth, Their bodies lie in state, While thousands note their passing, And proclaim that they were great. Papers tell their whole life stories From the time that they were young, But the passing of a soldier Goes unnoticed, and unsung. Is the greatest contribution To the welfare of our land, A guy who breaks his promises And cons his fellow man? Or the ordinary fellow who, In times of war and strife, Goes off to serve his Country And offers up his life? A politician's stipend And the style in which he lives, Are sometimes disproportionate, To the service that he gives. While the ordinary soldier, Who offered up his all, Is paid off with a medal And perhaps, a pension small. It's so easy to forget them, For it was so long ago, That the old Bills of our country Went to battle, but we know It was not the politicians With their compromise and ploys, Who won for us the freedom That our Country now enjoys. Should you find yourself in danger, With your enemies at hand, Would you want a politician With his ever-shifting stand? Or would you prefer a soldier, Who has sworn to defend, His home, his kin and Country And would fight until the end? He was just a common Soldier, And his ranks are growing thin, But his presence should remind us We may need his like again. For when countries are in conflict, Then we find the Soldier's part Is to clean up all the troubles That the politicians start. If we cannot do him honor While he's here to hear the praise, Then at least let's give him homage At the ending of his days. Perhaps just a simple headline in a paper that would say: "OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING, FOR A SOLDIER DIED TODAY."
From: Pastor Sam Henderson    05/25/2007 11:52 AM


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