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    Lost a old friend.

    Told my wife , when I finished mowing our back yard, I was going up on the hill to mow our friends property and the church cemetery.
    Up to this year had mowed this lot every 7-10 days for the past 13-15 yrs. This year have only mowed it maybe 6 times. Would take apx 1hr 30 -2 hrs, while mowing the neighbor would come out on her porch ( husband also before he passed away age 92-93). We would set and talk for 30-60 mins . tell her I would see her next week. Last fall at age 93 or 94 her kids felt MOM didn't need to live by herself so she went to live with one of her 3 daughters. A couple of months ago she had a stroke and didn't think she would live.. Did but had to go to a nursing home , I went to the nursing home about 4 weeks ago, she didn't remember me , one of her daughters said she didn't know them, well today she passed away.
    To night when I came home from mowing her property , my wife told me .
    May she rest in peace , and prayers to her children, grandkids, and great grandkids. Her husband ex WWII veteran always had a flagpole in the front yard and yes a flag flying high till 2 weeks ago. Her grandson took the flag down and pulled out the flag post. Guessing he knew his grandmother wouldn't be seeing it again, and he is a Marine vet. Seemed ODD mowing yard the last two times and no flag pole.

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    Sad story, but it was worth the read. Thanks for sharing and sorry for your/their loss.

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    Sorry to hear this. I'm always saddened to hear about the loss of one of our veterans or their families.
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    Thanks for sharing.
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    Very sad, the "Greatest Generation" is just about gone.

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    Thanks for sharing this. We are all aging and here comes the next generation.
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    very sad. I say thank you! if that was me I would hope I would have friends/neighbors to do things like that for me or my wife and to pass along the story. as stated earlier, that was a great generation especially with everything they accomplished and you can hear the respect they deserve in your post! Something most Americans are missing these days!

    again, job well done to him, her, and you!
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    Interesting story....thanks for sharing

    Bet she had a lot of interesting story to share as well
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    Sorry for your loss ET. I remember you speaking of these neighbors in the past...or at least mowing their grass. It sounds like you were both good neighbors. Your a good man
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    Sad news, but do appreciate you sharing. As rgd stated and I have many times, you're a good man.
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