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Postby Catmando » Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:04 am

My sister faxed me a letter she received this morning, which brightened my day even more than it was already! :)

I thought I'd share this with you.

My father passed away almost 11 years ago, at the age of 54. Our father was an organ donor.

The Transplant Co-ordinator wrote back to my sister saying that the heart recipient of my father's heart is alive and well and continues to have a functioning heart transplant. Also, the recipient of my father's liver has had almost 11 years with the transplant, although now has recently been re-listed for a second liver transplant.

It is an enormous comfort, and a great joy to my mother, my sister and I to know that our father has in a small way (or large way as he had a large heart :wink: ) helped the lives of other people.

It was a difficult decision to make at the time of my father's death, but it was definitely the right choice to make, and am pleased to no end that my father was able to help give the gift of life to his/her fellow human being.

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Postby barfle » Sun Mar 11, 2007 12:14 am

Bravo! I'm a bit surprised that organs of that age would be useful, but it seems like another ten years after 54 (which is far too young to die) would indicate that it's not a problem.
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:21 am

It is with great sadness that I fully dedicate my thoughts
and prayers toward two families that are vey close to me.

One man passed away last Thursday, the other yesterday.
I have to go to both wakes this afternoon and one family requested
I play at the funeral service tonight.

The first was one of the pastors at our church...
The second was a Dispatcher for a Volunteer Ambulance Corp here on Long Island.

I will be playing at the pastor funeral tonight.....

I'm OK... Just have a heavy heart today...

I plan to play most of the following solo's for Pre/Post service music:

Bach - Jesu
Be Thou My Vision
This is My Father's World
Take My Life and Let it Be
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

Here is the list of Hymns I will be accompanying...
(LBW- Lutheran Book of Worship) (WOV - With One Voice) Hymnals...

Opening Hymn
LBW 174 - For All the Saints

Psalm Hymn
LBW 456 - The King of Love My Shepard Is

Hymn of the Day
LBW 543 - Praise to the Lord the Almighty

Hymn between the 2nd Reading and the Gospel Reading
LBW 400 - God Whose Almight Word

Communion Hymns
WOV 770 - I Was There to Hwar Your Borning Cry
WOV 699 - Blessed Assurance
LBW 346 - When Peace, Like a River
LBW 377 - Lift High The Cross
Post Cummunion
WOV 801 - Thine the Amen
Closing Hym
LBW 474 - Children of the Heavenly Father
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Postby Catmando » Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:43 am

TM,

My sincere condolences for your loss.

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Postby Trumpetmaster » Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:48 am

Catmando wrote:TM,

My sincere condolences for your loss.

:grouphug:


Cat,
Thanks...
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Postby piqaboo » Tue Jul 24, 2007 7:51 am

TM - sorry to hear it. :(
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:15 am

piqaboo wrote:TM - sorry to hear it. :(


Thanks Piq....
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Postby Shapley » Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:29 am

T/M

Add my condolences, also.

V/R
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:39 am

Shapley wrote:T/M

Add my condolences, also.

V/R
Shapley


Thanks Shapley... AND Everyone for their support!

I will be leaving work today at about 1:30PM EST ....

Just want this day to move along faster... it feels like
everything is in slow motion.....

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Postby barfle » Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:39 pm

You probably won't be seeing this today, but I also offer my condolences.

It's tough to lose friends, particularly those who have shaped you into the person you are.
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:02 am

barfle wrote:You probably won't be seeing this today, but I also offer my condolences.

It's tough to lose friends, particularly those who have shaped you into the person you are.



Barfle,
Thanks...
the funeral service was a beautiful tribute to a man who will be dearly missed.

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Re: Affirmations

Postby Trumpetmaster » Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:40 am

Reflections on 2007.
This was a difficult year for me as I lost a number of friends & now family...

On December 31 at 3AM our phone rang.
I was hoping it was a wrong number but no...
It was my sister-in-law calling to let us know here husband (my brother-in-law)
passed away. He originally went in for surgery, (that went OK)
and then some other complications he was battling set in.
Long story... I won't get into it, but his death was totally unexpected.

His funeral was last Thursday and I coordinated all the church
music. In fact, I played a solo on flugelhorn (Somewhere Over the Rainbow)
at the end of the grave side ceremony as the family placed roses on
the coffin. Toughest thing I ever had to do....

I'm OK, just that we lost a great guy who was like a big brother to me....
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Re: Affirmations

Postby Catmando » Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:59 am

Trumpetmaster wrote:On December 31 at 3AM our phone rang.
I was hoping it was a wrong number but no...
It was my sister-in-law calling to let us know here husband (my brother-in-law)
passed away. He originally went in for surgery, (that went OK)
and then some other complications he was battling set in.
Long story... I won't get into it, but his death was totally unexpected.

I'm OK, just that we lost a great guy who was like a big brother to me....


TM, I'm sorry to hear about your loss. My condolences to you and your family. :(
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Re: Affirmations

Postby Shapley » Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:52 am

T/M

My condolences.

V/R
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Re: Affirmations

Postby BigJon@Work » Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:54 am

Condolences, TM. Dunno how you played a horn with quivering lips.
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Re: Affirmations

Postby DavidS » Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:01 am

Sorry for your loss, TM.
May Heaven comfort you and yours.
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Re: Affirmations

Postby Trumpetmaster » Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:11 pm

BigJon@Work wrote:Condolences, TM. Dunno how you played a horn with quivering lips.


had to block everything out and get lost in the music.
it was also 16 degrees that morning... brrr....

Thanks to everyone for your support!

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Re: Affirmations

Postby jamiebk » Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:47 pm

TM....I am so sorry for your loss. It's always difficult dealing with such things and more so around the holidays. My wife's mom passed away last year on Christmas eve. This year was tough too...and so it will be I fear from now on.

Hopefully time will heal all and you will find your joy again. My condolences.
Jamie

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Re: Affirmations

Postby Trumpetmaster » Mon Jan 07, 2008 2:05 pm

jamiebk wrote:TM....I am so sorry for your loss. It's always difficult dealing with such things and more so around the holidays. My wife's mom passed away last year on Christmas eve. This year was tough too...and so it will be I fear from now on.

Hopefully time will heal all and you will find your joy again. My condolences.


Jamie,
Sorry about your wife's mom.... that's really hard on Christmas eve...
Losing someone around the holidays justs makes the adjustment more difficult...

Again.. thanks to you and everyone!
time will heal... it's just the change that everyone has to get used to...

I'm going out with my other brother in law in a few weeks... and we are
going to guzzle down a few ales in his memory! I was supposed to
celebrate his return home but unfortunately that will not occur so we will have
a celebration drink of his life!

Regards,
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Re: Affirmations

Postby piqaboo » Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:41 pm

My condolences, TM, to you and to your sister.
Ouch.
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