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Old 06-09-2011, 09:43 AM   #29
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Old 06-09-2011, 10:11 AM   #30
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Dear Bud,
We are so sorry to hear that Ruthie passed away. She was a wonderful person and we feel honored to have known her. We have great memories of our campouts together. Our hearts with you. I can't even imagine your sadness. We send our loving thoughts to you and your family.
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Bud, Judy & I are very sorry for your loss. Our Deepest Sympathy is with you.
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Bud, Michael and I are shocked and saddened to hear of Ruthie's passing. We are thankful to have known her and shared some great times together. We sincerely offer you our deepest condolences.
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We are sorry for your loss. Capt. Bud. May the grief you bear turn quickly to joy as you remember the years together. Someone has said that there is no safer place for a woman to be than to be walking with God.
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:23 PM   #35
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Sorry for your lost Captain, its also a lost for all that new her, Claire & I have missed you both.
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It is with heavy heart that I have to state the passing away of my best friend and loving wife Ruthie...
Bud, so sorry. No doubt a tug on the wheel after a wayward gust will be Ruthie, happily cruising with you, helping when she can and enjoying the bliss you shared together in life, always at your side.
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Sorry for youre loss.Mabie theres a casino where she is going.,she can go to.Keep in touch an keep camping. jim&nance
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Bud:MaryAnn and I are so sorry for your lost,when we heard of Ruthie's passing.WE have so many fond memories of her,ie eating that Ice Cream Cone and going to the Casino's.There was never a dull moment when in her company.Her loss will sorely be missed by us and all her camping buddies.Sail slowly into the setting as her smile will Brightly shine down on you and your thoughts of her will bring comfort to you in the days ahead.We both feel your lost.

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Bud, I didn't have the pleasure of meeting Ruthie, but it seems that everyone who knew her, knew a wonderful woman.

There are two pieces, in particular, that I find comforting. I offer them in the hopes that they will comfort you, as well.

WALK WITHIN YOU
If I be the first of us to die, Let grief not blacken long your sky.
Be bold yet modest in your grieving. There is a change but not a leaving.
For just as death is part of life, The dead live on forever in the living.
And all the gathered riches of our journey, The moments shared, the mysteries explored,
The steady layering of intimacy stored, The things that made us laugh or weep or sing,
The joy of sunlit snow or first unfurling of the spring, The wordless language of look and touch,
The knowing, Each giving and each taking,
These are not flowers that fade, Nor trees that fall and crumble,
Nor are they stone, For even stone cannot the wind and rain withstand
And mighty mountain peaks in time reduce to sand.
What we were, we are. What we had, we have.
A conjoined past imperishably present
So when you walk the woods where once we walked together
And scan in vain the dapple bank beside you for my shadow,
Or pause where we always did upon the hill to gaze across the land,
And spotting something, reach by habit for my hand,
And finding none, feel sorrow start to steal upon you,
Be still. Close your eyes. Breathe.
Listen for my footfall in your heart.
I am not gone but merely walk within you.
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Standing on the Seashore

I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength.


I stand and watch her until at length she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.
Then someone at my side says: “There, she is gone!”
“Gone where?”

Gone from my sight. That is all.

She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side, and she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port. Her diminished size is in me, not in her.

And just at the moment when someone at my side says, “There, she is gone!” there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices ready to take up the glad shout:

“Here she comes!”

And that is dying.

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It is with heavy heart that I have to state the passing away of my best friend and loving wife Ruthie. I know she cherished all the RV friends that she made throughout the years. She was my girl for 61 years and married for 54+ years. Bud
Bud words can't express how I felt about Ruth. We had a lot of laugh on our many camping trips together. I am sorry for losing touch withe youse guys. Frm the Lumper all all my prayers and best wishes, Frankie.
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Bud, There are no words to describe the loss and pain you are feeling now. Carol & I are honored to have shared just a little of the camping adventures that you and Ruthie had together. She will be greatly missed by everyone that had the privilege of sharing part of her life.
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