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SHOOT! JESUS SHOOT!! Dad hollered.So Mom eared back the hammer and let fly with the old .32 spl,at the huge huge buck as it sailed over a gigantic windfall and crumpled as he landed ( spined him ).Nothing special you say- well mom fired from the HIP,not her shoulder!
Mom says-time to go.She puts down her hammer and climbs off the roof,an hour later my brother was born!
YEAH THAT WAS MY MOM.
Born and raised in the country she grew up hunting and fishing,woods travel was just second nature to her.Guess she grew up being somewhat of a "tom boy " Of course she got married had us four kids and "tamed down "somewhat.Raised us kids the old fashion way; you know back hander when needed and it stung.Now- not like when Dad smacked you and your head bounced off the wall,but it stung!yeah Mom was strict but fair.Loving, caring,giving and supportive,she raised us all and played no favorites,she ( and Dad) treated us all the same.Always the first on the scene when any family or friends suffered a hardship.
Always there for us all and I like to think we were raised right, don't lie,cheat or steal,respect others and their ways and of course; don't talk back to or sauce your parents!
Monday in a small country graveyard I shall kneel down and place my Mother's ashes in the cold,cold ground beside my Dad.Hopefully I'll have the strength to stand back up without the help of others.
So this fall (and probably many to follow) when I head for the woods,well I'll travel through my Mother's favourite spots.Up to Snake Springs,down through the plaster pits,across to Green Pt,then in the sawdust road to Hardwood hill and back to Sterling Brook and follow it down Jacques Rd to Ernies.And maybe, just maybe I'll catch a glimpse of Mom and Dad as l travel through the woods of Hants County!
Now -I don't want anyone to get the wrong impression about my Mom; yeah she liked to hunt and fish and worked right beside Dad building the house and such but
SHE WAS A LADY a real lady and SHE WAS MY ROCK!!!
Found this among some of her things-
When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom filled room
Why cry for a soul set free
Miss me a little but not too long
And not with your head bowed low
Remember the love that we once shared
Miss me,but let me go
For this is a journey we all must take
And each must go alone
It's all a part of the Master's plan
A step on the road to Home
When you are lonely and sick at heart
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds
Miss me, but let me go.
 

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Beautiful words Trip D, your Mom would be proud !!

Your dad will now have his favorite companion by his side. My condolences ol buddy....Thoughts and prayers with you and your family.
 

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DDD I'm very sorry for the loss, my condolences to the family.
I have met you and know the feeling of this loss,

May she walk the woods besides you this season
 

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sorry to hear this.....sincerest condolences
 

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Sorry for your loss..
Prayers for you and your familly at this time.

Sincere condolences.
FNH
 

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Tripple D Sorry to hear about your Mom. Your words tell about a wonderful woman and mother. Sincere condolences. Henry
 

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Sorry to hear about your loss. Your mom sounds sounds like a really cool lady.
 

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Sorry for your loss. >Pete
 

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Sorry for your loss, and a very nice tribute for your mom.

Makes me think of my mum!
 

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Thank you everyone for all your kind words and thoughts.
 

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I put my Mother's ashes in the ground today and laid her to rest in the small community of Selma.Time for the healing to begin.I need so badly to get to the woods- that's where I go at times like this.It helps beyond any and all places or things I can do.
May she rest in peace,along side Dad and all those she loved who went before her.
 

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Tripple D - get to the woods and get to healing in the way that works for you.

Lots of positive thoughts coming your way from your friends here on NSH.

Sounds like your mom lived a full and wonderful life.

Take care
 
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