Monday, December 28, 2009

Ruby Tuesday


Dad's Railroad Watch

The railroad watch belonged to my father.  My wife purchased the train ornament for Dad a few days prior to his passing on the 16th of December.  We placed them on the family wreath during the funeral service.  I know this isn't the most cheerful Ruby Tuesday during the holiday season, but I felt the need to post it anyway.  For more information scroll down to "A Life Well Lived". 

14 comments:

  1. You do what you have to do. You are strong and reasonable. You do what you have to do. Big hug. :)

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  2. I think it's entirely appropriate.

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  3. This ornament and your father will always be a part of your Christmas.

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  4. I love ornaments that actually have meaning.

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  5. You remain in my mind and on my heart, 25 years later, I still miss My dad. Holidays even more so.
    Thanks for sharing this memory.

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  6. Perfect Ruby choice ;-)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  7. The picture is cheerful, even though heartache lies behind it.

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  8. Sandee: Thank you.

    Travis: Well, it seemed like the right thing to do at the time.

    Bill: Yes, the ornament will will occupy a special place on my personal Christmas tree from now on.

    Amy: I do to. We have a whole tree full of picture ornaments of the grandcrew. Each one is specal.

    Judi: Thank you for your kind thoughts.

    Storyteller: Thank you.

    Rinky: There is something cheerful about a red choo choo train, regardless of the circumstances.

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  9. Precious remembrance. I am sorry about your Dad.

    My Ruby Tuesday calls for a new goal next year, to SAVE! Wishing you a bountiful new year!

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  10. Sorry for your loss. But I'm pretty sure this ornament will be hold special memories of your dad. Stay strong [hugs]

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  11. Oh that is so sweet of you guys...no you are not alone by putting a remembrance of your beloved loved ones who passed away...I just put a key chain which has a face of my step-daughter on the Christmas tree..I told my hubby I am not going to use it as a key chain it might broke because the design is a glass angel..I do think it is so fragile so I made it as a Christmas ornament. That feels us good too ...Happy New Year!!

    Salsa and Tomato sauce

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  12. The ornament is poignant, yet the whimsical look of the ruby locomotive makes us smile. A fine son you are to a great dad, the remembrance sits proudly on your tree...

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  13. Sending you prayers of comfort and peace as you grieve for your dad...

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  14. Love it!
    Sorry about the loss of your beloved Dad.
    Kathy

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