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A Father's Love - In Loving Memory of Rusty.

A Father's Love - In Loving Memory of Rusty. by Steven Brooks

Though I never knew you, we share a common bond,

The love, respect and honor, from a Father to his Son.

From the day that you were born, to the day you went away,

And every day there after, A Father's love will still remain.

His love is never ending, His pain will never mend,

But one day up in Heaven, He will see his Son again.

They will smile and reminisce, about the days they shared together.

And A Father's love will shine, like the bright Sun through bad weather.

To A Dad, A Son is precious, no matter how old they become,

He will always be His boy, and will share his Father's love.

I could never understand, the loss and pain he feels,

I can only pray, for time, and love, to help him heal.

From a Father to a Father, I will pray for you to find,

the peace within your heart, and the peace within your mind.

To carry on through life, this journey in his name,

and rejoice with all who love him, until that day you meet again.

I am just a Father, who shares a common bond,

of love, respect and honor, from a Father to his Son.

Photo by Jeff Seymour

Dedicated to the Memory of Rusty Mack 09/05/1991 - 02/28/2013 (Steven Brooks wrote this for Rusty's Father, Mike ♥)

M - O - T - H - E - R

M - O - T - H - E - R "M" is for the million things she gave me, "O" means only that she's growing old, "T" is for the tears she shed to save me, "H" is for her heart of purest gold; "E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining, "R" means right, and right she'll always be, Put them all together, they spell "MOTHER," A word that means the world to me. Howard Johnson (c. 1915)

Fundraiser for a Fellow Old Towne Business Family - Pot Luck Pasta Dinner

Time Tuesday, April 26 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Location Andrades International Restaurant 7 Bollingbrook St. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Created By Kimberly Ann Calos -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- More Info Tragedy Strikes Old Towne Petersburg Business...We Need Your Help, Please... POT LUCK PASTA DINNER To help one of our Old Towne Business Families ...Tuesday, April 26th 6pm until 9pm ANDRADES RESTAURANT 7 Bollingbrook St. – Petersburg Please join us for this FUNDRAISER for the family of Rigo Parada. Rigo’s wife, Mariam and son Carlos were murdered on Saturday while visiting their homeland, El Salvador. His two youngest children, Jose and Jazelle, witnessed the tragedy. They have another son, Oscar, who learned the news while working in the kitchen of the restaurant alongside his father. Feast on delicious pasta dishes, fresh salad and bread donated and prepared by fellow Old Towne Eateries. Cost for the meal (which will be alcohol free) is a suggested minimum donation of $10 per person. While dining, bid on silent and live auction items donated by local businesses and individuals. If you would like to assist in any way with this event, call Kimberly Ann Calos at 804-586-1633. Donations of food, auction items and manpower would be greatly appreciated.

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Angels here on earth

Angels here on earth - By Steve Brooksby Steve Brooks on Sunday, November 15, 2009 at 11:24pm I wonder if I told you I met an angel yesterday, would you ever believe me or just turn and walk away. When you’re feeling down and ready to give up, on life and love and living, an angel lifts you up. It takes a tragedy for one to realize, how precious it can be just to be alive. Some time we take for granted, the blessing that we have, with just a few kind words we go from tears to laughs. To rise from pain to joy is not an easy task, but when you meet an angel, you’ll never have to ask. It’s something deep inside that angels bring to light, even when you’re hurt they make you feel all right. Even though my angel doesn’t have her wings, She saved me from a life of pain and horrible things. When heaven comes a calling, I know she’ll be let in. Because angel’s here on earth are born to live again. I take it day by day; I know I’ve shared my pain, with someone who is special to me in every way. She’s been through so much sorrow and knows the way I feel, but still she takes the time, to help me try to heal. If I ever, get the chance to say, I’d thank the lord above for bringing you my way. If you ever feel you have no place to go, remember there’s an angel who‘s here to let you know. Life is very precious; Love is just the same, Angel’s here on earth aren’t in search of fame. They only want to help you, they help all living things, so you can be an angel, when heaven gives out wings.

15 Ways to Help a Fellow Human Being Today

1 Smile and be friendly. Sometimes a simple little thing like this can put a smile and warm feeling in someone else’s heart, and make their day a little better. They might then do the same for others. 2 Call a charity to volunteer. You don’t have to go to a soup kitchen today. Just look up the number, make the call, and make an appointment to volunteer sometime in the next month. It can be whatever charity you like. Volunteering is one of the most amazing things you can do. 3 Donate something you don’t use. Or a whole box of somethings. Drop them off at a charity — others can put your clutter to good use. 4 Make a donation. There are lots of ways to donate to charities online, or in your local community. Instead of buying yourself a new gadget or outfit, spend that money in a more positive way. 5 Redirect gifts. Instead of having people give you birthday or Christmas gifts, ask them to donate gifts or money to a certain charity. 6 Stop to help. The next time you see someone pulled over with a flat tire, or somehow in need of help, stop and ask how you can help. Sometimes all they need is a push, or the use of your cell phone. 7 Teach. Take the time to teach someone a skill you know. This could be teaching your grandma to use email, teaching your child to ride a bike, teaching your co-worker a valuable computer skill, teaching your spouse how to clean the darn toilet. OK, that last one doesn’t count. 8 Comfort someone in grief. Often a hug, a helpful hand, a kind word, a listening ear, will go a long way when someone has lost a loved one or suffered some similar loss or tragedy. 9 Help them take action. If someone in grief seems to be lost and doesn’t know what to do, help them do something. It could be making funeral arrangements, it could be making a doctor’s appointment, it could be making phone calls. Don’t do it all yourself — let them take action too, because it helps in the healing process. 10 Buy food for a homeless person. Cash is often a bad idea if it’s going to be used for drugs, but buying a sandwich and chips or something like that is a good gesture. Be respectful and friendly. 11 Lend your ear. Often someone who is sad, depressed, angry, or frustrated just needs someone who will listen. Venting and talking through an issue is a huge help. 12 Help someone on the edge. If someone is suicidal, urge them to get help. If they don’t, call a suicide hotline or doctor yourself to get advice. 13 Help someone get active. A person in your life who wants to get healthy might need a helping hand — offer to go walking or running together, to join a gym together. Once they get started, it can have profound effects. 14 Do a chore. Something small or big, like cleaning up or washing a car or doing the dishes or cutting a lawn. 15 Give a massage. Only when appropriate of course. But a massage can go a long way to making someone feel better.