Great Uncle Frank left his body at 6:22 central time this AM.

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Bill Martino, Feb 11, 2004.

  1. Berkley


    May 5, 1999
    You and Great Uncle Frank are, as always, in my prayers. May he have a fair wind and a following sea on his journey.
  2. Berkley


    May 5, 1999
    Uncle Bill,
    You and Great Uncle Frank are, as always, in my prayers. May he have a fair wind and a following sea on his journey.
  3. Triquetra


    Mar 7, 2002
    Words are always hard to come by in these times.
    I offer my condolences and blessings in what is the end to what I know has been extremely difficult times for you and your family and "congratulations" (for lack of a better word) to you in knowing that he is in a better and more peaceful place.
  4. clearblue


    Oct 22, 2002
    "El Viaje Definitivo"
    (The Definitive Journey):
    (Juan Ramon Jimenez.)

    ...and I will leave. But the birds will stay, singing:
    and my garden will stay, with its green tree,
    with its water well.
    Many afternoons the skies will be blue and placid,
    and the bells in the belfry will chime,
    as they are chiming this very afternoon.
    The people who have loved me will pass away,
    and the town will burst anew every year.
    But my spirit will always wander nostalgic
    in the same recondite corner of my flowery garden.

    Do not carve on stone or wood:
    "He was honest" or "He was good."
    Write in smoke on a passing breeze, Seven words........
    and the words are these, telling all that a volume could:
    "He lived, he laughed.............And he understood."
    Don Blanding
  5. Svashtar


    Dec 28, 2003
    Uncle Bill, no matter the age and the long, full life or how much it is expected or how well you are mentally prepared, such a thing is never really accepted or easy when it does finally come.

    I pray that God will bless you and yours, and I wish you serenity and peace.

    Best Regards,

  6. Ferrous Wheel

    Ferrous Wheel

    May 16, 2002
    May bright torches guide his steps in the great mystery.

  7. PZ93C


    May 12, 2003
    All the best from me and mine go out to you and yours.

    Texas mourns.

  8. truck


    Jan 22, 2002
    May we all be so lucky to live that full of a life. Smoke's going up.
  9. drymarchon


    Jan 20, 2003
    condolence from France
  10. golok


    Oct 20, 2000
    Uncle Frank lived a rich and fruitful life. He left an enduring legacy for all to remember him by. He had you for a son. A splendid example of a life well lived.

    Death is but a transition.

    My prayers for your family.
  11. Pragitam


    May 22, 2002
    Prayers and Blessings.
    We should all be so lucky.
    God Bless.
  12. Mudflap


    Apr 10, 2003
    Seems there have been many, many trials for the Martino family in recent months. We're thinking about you Uncle Bill. Prayers out and a special prayer for your father. SK
  13. SkagSig40


    Feb 1, 2001
    Uncle Bill your Father was a good man and raised another good man. Your family is in my thoughts.
  14. Dave K

    Dave K

    Jul 5, 1999
    Condolences from AZ as well.
  15. simko


    Jan 14, 2003
    sorry for your loss.... lets drink in his honour.....
  16. Pappy


    Mar 1, 2002
    As much as we try to prepare for such an event, it seems near impossible. Prayers sent for Great Uncle Frank and your whole family, from another in Texas.
  17. Rusty

    Rusty Moderator Moderator

    Mar 8, 1999
    ( for Uncle, the tin can sailor )

    Oh Fiddler's Green is the place I hear tell,

    Where sailormen go if they don't go to hell,

    Where there's wind in the rigging and no work to do,

    And the captain's below making tea for the crew.

    Wrap me up in me oilskin and jumper,

    No more on the docks I'll be seen.

    Just tell me old shipmates I'm taking a trip, mates,

    I'll see you some day at Fiddler's Green
  18. RandallRandazzl


    Jan 21, 2004
    My family and myself are sorry for your and your family's loss
  19. china


    Feb 25, 2002
    I am sorry for your loss and hope he has a good trip to the next.
    Blessings on all who wish well.
  20. fuji1


    Aug 27, 2003
    Sorry for you loss.


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