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American hero Bob Schindler goes to be with the LORD
AIPNEWS.com ^ | August 29, 2009

Posted on 08/29/2009 9:15:01 AM PDT by EternalVigilance

Patriarch Bob Schindler has passed away

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Jill Stanek

I just received the sad new from Schindler family friend Bro. Paul O'Donnell that family patriarch Bob Schindler passed away early this morning in a FL hospital.

Bob was 72 years old and died of heart failure. His health had been deteriorating somewhat, but his death was still unexpected. He was admitted to the hospital only yesterday complaining of shortness of breath.

I'm so sad for this dear family, who has endured so much. Bro. Paul told me Bob was never quite the same after Terri was killed by denial of hydration and nutrition on March 31, 2005.

Bob's funeral is tentatively scheduled for Friday, September 4, in the Philadelphia area. Details to follow.

Please join me in praying for the Schindler family's comfort and peace at this tragic time. I know the family is very close, and Bob's death will devastate them.


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As someone who was an eyewitness of the quality of the character of Bob Schindler in what had to be the darkest hours of his life, I can tell you that this was a man who steadily exhibited the precious fruit of God's Holy Spirit.

As his precious daughter was being slowly murdered; dehydrated to death by judicial decree; in the midst of his incredible suffering, he took the time every single day to minister to others. And not just his dear family, either. He gave of himself in ways I will never forget to complete strangers who had gathered from all over this land.

My prayers go heavenward for his wife, his son, and his remaining daughter, along with all who loved him, and were loved by him.

Heaven's gain, our great loss. At least for now, until the Day of the LORD arrives and we who have believed are all gathered together into His glorious Presence, to be with Him forever.

EV

1 posted on 08/29/2009 9:15:01 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
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Sad ping...


2 posted on 08/29/2009 9:17:03 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (You can have freedom. You can have socialism. But you can't have both! www.AIPNEWS.com)
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To: EternalVigilance

Lord be with the fanily


3 posted on 08/29/2009 9:17:28 AM PDT by blueyon (It is worth taking a stand even if you are standing alone!)
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I still cannot (and will never understand) how State-sanctioned murder was implemented against Terri Schiavo in front of God, her parents, Gov Bush and the world.

A truly sad day for America and a very dark point in our history.

May God Bless Mr. Schindler and the entire family. R.I.P.

4 posted on 08/29/2009 9:22:11 AM PDT by NoRedTape
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To: NoRedTape

I find the contrast between the world’s glorification today of Edward Kennedy, a man who helped bring about the political and “legal” culture that could torture Terri Schindler Schiavo, an innocent person, to death, and the true humility of Bob Schindler, to be one that is poignant and stark.

America should be ashamed, and on its collective knees begging God for mercy.


5 posted on 08/29/2009 9:26:46 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (You can have freedom. You can have socialism. But you can't have both! www.AIPNEWS.com)
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To: EternalVigilance

Dear Lord, I ask you to comfort Mrs. Schindler with YOUR peace that defies human understanding. Thank you for answering my prayer and blessing her in ways that will be above and beyond anything she can think or ask. In Jesus Name, I pray.


6 posted on 08/29/2009 9:28:13 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: EternalVigilance

Your post got me thinking

If what had been done to Terri was done to a Gitmo American murdering terrorist, the looney left would have been yelling from every rooftop demanding an investigation, trial, and execution..

Supports my believe that leftist/democrats are either stupid or evil!!


7 posted on 08/29/2009 9:32:12 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: EternalVigilance

Prayers up. Rest in peace. I hope you see Teri


8 posted on 08/29/2009 9:34:39 AM PDT by defconw (I'll keep my guns, religion and money. You keep the change.)
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To: KosmicKitty

They’re both. Evil IS stupid.


9 posted on 08/29/2009 9:35:40 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (You can have freedom. You can have socialism. But you can't have both! www.AIPNEWS.com)
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To: EternalVigilance
Your posts thoughout are so right on.

We can do things to honor their deaths.

We can start/continue to do the right things instead of the easiest.

We can start/continue talk to others about the right things, instead of being silent.

We can start/continue to speak out and hold our leaders accountable, instead of being afraid.

To truly honor these people and others like them....we need to see them as beacons of light, showing us the way to truth

...and help to save our Country in the process.

10 posted on 08/29/2009 9:39:03 AM PDT by NordP (If big government were a martini - BHO is just... the vermouth. (Grover Norquist, A4P 8/15))
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To: EternalVigilance

The murder of Terri vs. world’s glorification today of Edward Kennedy is Good vs. evil. Terri=where there is life, there is hope. Ted=pro abortion. Not hard to distinguish who was walking in the ways of the Lord - I came to give you life. Satan came to kill/rob/destroy.

Mr. Schindler is now receiving heaven’s reward which is everlasting. He fought the good fight (against evil), he finished his race and now it’s his time to reap what he sowed. For eternity, he will be w/Terri!! Never again to be touched by the filth/evil of this world.


11 posted on 08/29/2009 9:44:27 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: EternalVigilance

This family surely deserves heaven’s best... I know the Lord is with them, both here on earth, and in heaven..


12 posted on 08/29/2009 9:50:22 AM PDT by Awestruck (Now if we can only get the rest of the "republican" leaders to stand up to the liberals.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Thank you for a beautiful prayer to which I agree in Jesus Holy Name ,amen. And for giving us a picture of a true saint that walked among us. May the LORD bless and comfort your heart as well in Jesus Precious Name, amen.


13 posted on 08/29/2009 10:01:52 AM PDT by tajgirvan ( Please ask me about my four month old Pembroke Welsh Corgi!)
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To: EternalVigilance

Father and the daughter he loved so much and fought for so hard are together again. May blessings and comfort grace his family.


14 posted on 08/29/2009 10:25:25 AM PDT by celtic gal (My Mob name is" Molly Maguire" per Hannity...we all need mob names !)
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To: EternalVigilance; wagglebee; BykrBayb; 8mmMauser; Sun; TaxRelief; cyn; Saundra Duffy; Dante3; ...

Bob Schindler - a hero and caring human being.


15 posted on 08/29/2009 10:38:07 AM PDT by floriduh voter (Obama's Health Care Plan Puts the "you" in euthanasia.)
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To: EternalVigilance; All
"Bob was never quite the same..."

Granted that Bob was never quite the same but neither were we or this nation.

Pennsylvania freepers for Terri may want to attend Mr. Schindler's service.

16 posted on 08/29/2009 10:40:56 AM PDT by floriduh voter (Obama's Health Care Plan Puts the "you" in euthanasia.)
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To: presently no screen name

I’m not fan of Teddy Kennedy but unless my recollection is incorrect, I believe he was on Terri’s side. The health care plans afloat are inexcusable and it is doubtful that Teddy Kennedy ever saw the current health care bills or knew how anti-person they are.


17 posted on 08/29/2009 10:44:42 AM PDT by floriduh voter (Obama's Health Care Plan Puts the "you" in euthanasia.)
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To: EternalVigilance

RIP.


18 posted on 08/29/2009 10:49:32 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: EternalVigilance
America should be ashamed, and on its collective knees begging God for mercy.

We are just starting to see the punishment God has wrought for this despicable act of cowardice on the part of the Bushes.

What were they thinking in not stopping this is beyond me, Obama has proved that the power of the presidency is practically limitless.

19 posted on 08/29/2009 10:55:34 AM PDT by Rome2000 (Hussein Baraka Mook Kebba)
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To: celtic gal
He had strong persona and a delightful sense of humor. I made a sign with the monopoly man on it that got taken at the Vigil. That was when I noticed the resemblance and starting calling Mr. Schindler the Monopoly Man.

He was charming and kind.

20 posted on 08/29/2009 11:03:19 AM PDT by floriduh voter (Obama's Health Care Plan Puts the "you" in euthanasia.)
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To: floriduh voter
Are...you...serious?
Ted Kennedy has dreamed/planned& fought for this kind of 'so called health care' bill for years and years.
21 posted on 08/29/2009 11:04:28 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Guenevere
So, his being on Terri's side was a ruse just like Bush 43? Maybe that's possible. They voted for Terri knowing the fix was in. I might buy into that theory. Anyway, I'm not watching Teddy coverage. The cult of personality is dead at our household.

Mr. Schindler was above it all.

22 posted on 08/29/2009 11:08:24 AM PDT by floriduh voter (Obama's Health Care Plan Puts the "you" in euthanasia.)
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To: floriduh voter
In spite of the Republican support and Bobby Schindler's persuasiveness, there was formidable opposition to passing a law to save Terri.

The ringleader of the opposition to the Senate bill, according to Bobby, was none other than Senator Ted Kennedy, the Catholic senior senator from Massachusetts.

It struck me as ironic that Kennedy, whose opposition to the death penalty is passionate, led the opposition to a law that would have given Terri the same right to a hearing as condemned criminals. The opposition in the Senate led to the adoption of a compromise bill that gave relief to the Schindlers alone, and not the broader protection offered by the House bill.
23 posted on 08/29/2009 11:08:59 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: EternalVigilance

God Bless him. A good man, a good father.

I pray his reward is great.


24 posted on 08/29/2009 11:09:48 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: floriduh voter
..when a senate bill was put forth to try to save Terri, Ted led the opposition...
25 posted on 08/29/2009 11:09:52 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: presently no screen name

Link to above..By Father Robert J. Johansen

http://www.catholicculture.org/news/features/index.cfm?recnum=37860


26 posted on 08/29/2009 11:13:42 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: EternalVigilance

The Schindlers are such an extraordinary family. I don’t think Mr. Schindler will have to wait very long, if at all, to see his beautiful daughter, Terri. God love you, Mr. Schindler ... God love you, Terri. My prayers are with you both. And I’m praying for your family as well.


27 posted on 08/29/2009 11:16:02 AM PDT by mlizzy (Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapels Everywhere spells P.E.A.C.E.)
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To: floriduh voter
his being on Terri's side was a ruse

He was never on Terri's side.
28 posted on 08/29/2009 11:16:51 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: KosmicKitty
If what had been done to Terri was done to a Gitmo American murdering terrorist, the looney left would have been yelling from every rooftop demanding an investigation, trial, and execution.

With Red Ted leading the way.

29 posted on 08/29/2009 11:52:12 AM PDT by Mojave (Don't blame me. I voted for McClintock.)
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30 posted on 08/29/2009 12:19:05 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: EternalVigilance
Pinged from Terri Dailies


31 posted on 08/29/2009 12:36:10 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: presently no screen name

One of those liberals voted for Terri.


32 posted on 08/29/2009 12:47:15 PM PDT by floriduh voter (Obama's Health Care Plan Puts the "you" in euthanasia.)
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To: Guenevere
Let us remember what a loving person and remarkable father Terri and her siblings were blessed with!

I won't do it to you. "Find me the link..." Kind of petty to argue something from 2005, ya think?

Some democrats voted for Terri. I was kinda busy bk then. I thought it was Ted. Maybe it was another democrat. You gotta remember we were outside baking in the sun and there was Terri news in 2003, 2004 and 2005. Sometimes when somebody's at ground zero like many of us were, we weren't down there counting votes.

I was watching Tallahassee instead and the sad part was that it was the Republicans in Tallahassee who voted against Terri. We can't blame Teddy Kennedy for our RINO reps in Tallahassee even from her own county who voted against Terri. I don't care to argue about who was for or against Terri. Terri's gone. her father's gone, Teddy's gone, and so is Jim King. THE REPUBLICAN FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TOOK TERRI'S LIFE and the REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR and REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT sat on their privileged hands.

33 posted on 08/29/2009 12:56:23 PM PDT by floriduh voter (Obama's Health Care Plan Puts the "you" in euthanasia.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Prayers for the comforting of all those who love him


34 posted on 08/29/2009 1:02:31 PM PDT by novemberslady
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To: Guenevere; floriduh voter

Ted Kennedy (because of his sisters Rosemary and Eunice) was generally on the side of the disabled. However, in Terri’s case he flip-flopped some. He wanted to let her live, but didn’t want Congress to stop the execution.

“No injury is so profound or disability so severe that we should diminish the fundamental dignity of the human being,” said Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) last week in his opening remarks while co-chairing the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) hearing on healthcare provided to non-ambulatory persons.
http://www.centerforajustsociety.org/press/article.asp?pr=1064

However, Senator Ted Kennedy, a Massachusetts Democrat, wasted no time in attacking the Senate for passing a bill to stop Terri’s painful 13 day starvation death.

”Republican leaders abused their positions of power to play politics with Terri Schiavo’s life,” he said, according to an Inter Press Service report.

Kennedy also bashed Republicans who have called for a review of the judges who failed to abide by the law Congress overwhelmingly approved.
http://www.lifenews.com/bio901.html


35 posted on 08/29/2009 1:16:38 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: EternalVigilance

Lord, please receive your faithful servant with welcoming arms. May Terri and her father’s reunion be nothing but joy. And please comfort the remaining family members - the journey here has been hell for them - we pray for continued strength and grace for them. In Christ’s name...


36 posted on 08/29/2009 1:22:57 PM PDT by Ladysmith ("A community organizer can't bitch when communities organize." Rush Limbaugh)
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To: wagglebee; floriduh voter
Thanks for the clarification wagglebee...

floriduh voter, as a Floridian, I wished I could have been there...

..I happened to be in Denver for the duration of Terri's ordeal...

..but was praying hard for the right outcome.

It was agony to watch our legislators turn a deaf ear and a cold heart.

37 posted on 08/29/2009 1:24:55 PM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Guenevere
You know, it may have been more stressful to watch the coverage on tv. All of our hands were tied - it was dreadful, wasn't it?

So many said our country changed after Terri took her last breath.

We must always believe the best is yet to come but it's not going to happen any time soon.

Freedom is what we need.

38 posted on 08/29/2009 1:31:05 PM PDT by floriduh voter (Obama's Health Care Plan Puts the "you" in euthanasia.)
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To: Guenevere; floriduh voter

I posted this on another thread, but this is what I believe. The culture of death drew Terri’s murder out over a long period of time in order to employ continual public opinion polling to determine what the American people would tolerate. Terri’s murder was a “test run” for the death panels they want to implement nationwide.

I do not believe that the Bushes set out to kill Terri, but I do believe that they failed to make use of constitutional powers that they both could have used to save her.

As far as Ted Kennedy, he started out like Sargent and Eunice Schriver, but somewhere along the way he embraced the culture of death. I think it’s very possible that Terri reminded him of his sister Rosemary and he probably wanted her to live, but he didn’t want Congress setting any pro-life precedent.


39 posted on 08/29/2009 1:32:12 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2327590/posts

Family’s Statement on Passing of Father of Terri Schiavo, Robert Schindler Sr

Christian Newswire ^ | 8/29/09 | Schindler Family

Posted on Saturday, August 29, 2009 2:24:07 PM by wagglebee

Contact: Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation, 727-490-7603

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 29 /Christian Newswire/ — The family of Robert Schindler, Sr. releases the following statement:

Robert S. Schindler, Sr., of Gulfport, Florida, father of the late Terri Schindler Schiavo, passed away August 29, 2009 from heart failure at Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Robert fought valiantly to save the life of his brain-injured daughter Terri in the landmark right to life case that culminated in her imposed death by court-ordered starvation and thirst on March 31, 2005. After Terri’s death, along with his wife Mary, daughter Suzanne (Schindler) Vitadamo and son Bobby Schindler, he founded the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation in St. Petersburg dedicated to supporting other families faced with the same need to fight for the rights of their disabled or otherwise vulnerable loved ones.

Robert was born in Philadelphia on October 23, 1937 and was 71 years of age. Proceeded in death by his daughter Theresa Schindler. He is survived by his wife Mary, daughter Suzanne Vitadamo (Michael), son Bobby Schindler and granddaughter Alexandra.
A Mass of Christian burial with visitation preceding will be scheduled to take place in Philadelphia, PA. Times and location will be announced at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation, 5562 Central Avenue, Suite 2, Saint Petersburg, FL 33707, phone (727) 490-7603.


40 posted on 08/29/2009 1:39:34 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (You can have freedom. You can have socialism. But you can't have both! www.AIPNEWS.com)
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To: wagglebee; floriduh voter
Sadly, I think you're right, wagglebee...

It was a test to see what we would allow.

There were some arrests...

..just like there have been 'some' arrests all through the years when good, God fearing folks valued life over convenience...(& I'm talking peaceful dissent like sit-ins at abortion clinics....not violence!)

Years ago, thousands and thousands were arrested...

..but they were charged with RICO and had the book thrown at them...

..it scared them...

..and now, here we are.

41 posted on 08/29/2009 2:21:58 PM PDT by Guenevere
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To: EternalVigilance

May God grant this family His protection and peace, in Jesus’ Name, Amen!


42 posted on 08/29/2009 2:30:28 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("A cultural problem cannot be solved with a political solution." -- Selwyn Duke)
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To: Guenevere; floriduh voter
There were some arrests...

Yep, when possession of FOOD AND WATER is declared a crime, a lot of people turn to crime.


43 posted on 08/29/2009 2:34:19 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Thanks for this. It totally got lost in the Kennedy stuff.


44 posted on 08/29/2009 2:49:03 PM PDT by Salvation (With God all things are possible.)
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To: Salvation

Unlike Ted Kennedy, Bob Schindler (and the rest of his family) NEVER wavered from pro-life devout Catholicism.


45 posted on 08/29/2009 2:51:51 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: EternalVigilance

Very sad that this dear man no longer walks this earth. My prayers have never stopped for Terri and for her family. They continue for the repose of the souls of Terri and Bob, and for their family to find comfort and solace through their abiding faith.


46 posted on 08/29/2009 3:04:12 PM PDT by Fudd Fan ("Vengence is mine" sayeth The Lord. And this one's for MaryJo.)
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To: floriduh voter

Your recollection is incorrect.

http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-9432089.html

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,152095,00.html


47 posted on 08/29/2009 3:10:31 PM PDT by Fudd Fan ("Vengence is mine" sayeth The Lord. And this one's for MaryJo.)
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To: Salvation
Thanks for this. It totally got lost in the Kennedy stuff.

the kennedy stuff...what a perfect way to put that

48 posted on 08/29/2009 3:14:29 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: EternalVigilance

I certainly pray for the Schindler famiy, they really showed us what ‘family’ means. May they find comfort in knowing their husband/father is in the arms of his Lord and reunited with his beloved daughter.


49 posted on 08/29/2009 3:19:47 PM PDT by EDINVA (A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul -- G. B. Shaw)
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To: EDINVA

Amen!


50 posted on 08/29/2009 3:21:10 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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