Monday, May 25, 2015

IN REMEMBRANCE

My dad died on Memorial Day, 1991.




Two years ago on Memorial Day, I met Willy Dunne Wooters, who is a veteran, but very much alive.



He's a keeper.

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  1. Obviously a significant day for you.

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    1. I remember my mom saying that her colleagues at work went on and on about how handsome my dad was. He was very tall and thin.

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    1. Favorite Young Man, Willy Dunne Wooters, and I drank a toast to my dad this evening.

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  4. You are a very lucky woman to have had a great dad and now another great man in your life. Wishing you well.

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    1. Thank you, Murees. I did have a great dad, and now I love Willy Dunne Wooters wholeheartedly.

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  5. I'm sure your Dad would be very happy that you met Willy Dunn Wooters!

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    1. Yes, he would, but first he would have dealt with X in some fashion.

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  6. I remember your touching salute to your father one year ago. It was nice to be reminded of him again this Memorial Day. It's quite a coincidence that you met WDW on this same holiday.

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    1. It's not a coincidence. All went according to plan.

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  7. Your dad looks so commanding but in a quiet way-steadfast and true. It is nice that your hubby is there beside you-many don't have this

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    1. You describe my father perfectly. He was not a man to disobey. He was a good officer. Willy Dunne Wooters is not my husband, but he is the closest thing to it.

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    2. I am not married either but I call him hubby instead of husband:)

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    3. Occasionally I catch myself calling Willy Dunne Wooters my husband. I try not to do it because neither one of us wants to marry. I also don't want to give people the wrong impression.

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  8. Gotta hold on to those keepers!

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  9. Both very special people to you Janie. XXXX

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    1. Definitely. I don't know what I'd do without Willy Dunne Wooters and Favorite Young Man.

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  10. Plenty to remember for you on Memorial Day!

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    1. It's a special day. I don't think of it as a holiday.

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  11. What a strange coincidence. Very symmetric how life gives and takes away. Happy...no, pensive...no...Mindful Memorial Day to you and all.

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    1. "Mindful" is a good word. I've wondered how to use it, and now I know. It's not a coincidence, however. It was meant to be.

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  12. Two years already?! OMG! Where has the time gone? That's really cool! Of course, I can't believe Ian is going to be one next month, either. Life seems to be speeding by. :)

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    1. Remember you knew I was out with him? You were one of the people I was supposed to contact to say I was okay, and I spent HOURS with him.

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    2. Yes--but it doesn't seem that long ago--LOL! Glad it has worked out for you two. :)

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    3. The time has gone so quickly, even faster since Ian arrived to change your life.

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  13. A very BIG day for you, Janie!
    Funny how 'these things' happen, eh?

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  14. Good plan. Losing your dad on Memorial Day adds another level of sadness to the remembrances, but meeting a good man ( a keeper!) on Memorial Day balances things out a bit.

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  15. What a handsome fellow. He would be so proud of you (and I'm sure he WAS proud of you).

    Thank you for handling my comments - now everyone will prefer you and I'll be out of a Flipside job. Oh, well. Back to modeling (snark...pure snark). Love ya, JJ.

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    1. I've suspected for quite some time that you are a supermodel.

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  16. Cheers to the great men in your life.

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  17. Sorry you lost your father:( and glad you met someone exceptional:)

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    1. As I grow older, I miss my parents more. I've grateful for Willy Dunne Wooters.

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  18. I'm sorry for your loss, when you were both way too young. Your dad looks brave, decisive and determined.

    It's wonderful that you have a positive connection with Memorial Day now, thanks to WDW. I'm happy for you both.

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    1. That's a good description of my father. He was in his seventies when he died. The photo of him in uniform was taken when he was quite a bit younger. I'm grateful for the positive twist to Memorial Day.

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  19. I can tell your Dad meant and means a lot to you. I wish I could say the same about mine. Willy Dunne Wooters is very much alive. Good, let's keep it that way.

    Have a great day, Janie.

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    1. I'm sorry you can't say the same about your father, but I can't say the same about my mother. We all have unresolved issues with someone, dear Blue.

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  20. Glad that WDW is still around. Nice photo of your day!

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    1. I'll keep Willy Dunne Wooters alive so he can be my sex toy. Wow! I can't believe I said that (you know I can believe it, of course).

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