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A For My Dear Old Mother.
self | 4/15/2011 | Self

Posted on 04/15/2011 11:27:05 AM PDT by Little Bill

My Mother, Josephine McGaughey Wilkins Albanese. was killed in an horrific car accident on April 13, 2011.

The vehicle was torn in half and according to the Medical Examiner a lot of trauma, I saw the the wreckage shortly after, it was not pretty.

My Mother was born in Prince Edward Island , Canada in 1921 and died on the eve of her 90th birth day on the way to her Bridge Club. It was a single car accident a stroke or heart attack is suspected.


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My Mother was the last of the old Irish Hard Assed Mothers, more feared and demanding than the fathers, she beat you and then dad admistered the coupe when he came home.

She married for love, my Father was LDS, a scandle, and when he died young, 46, beat us until we excelled in school, she sent us all to private schools at great sacrifice.

She taught me to love the English Language and the literature it has produced by reading the Poets and the Bard as a nap time story.

She married again at 60 and he passed away two years ago. A vibrant and active woman passed from us.

1 posted on 04/15/2011 11:27:08 AM PDT by Little Bill
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To: Little Bill
Condolences to you and your family, Bill....she sounds like she was a remarkable woman. Sorry for your loss.
Bet she was in Heaven half an hour before....:)
2 posted on 04/15/2011 11:29:58 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee ("Criticism......brings attention to an unhealthy state of things"-Winston Churchill)
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To: Little Bill

I’m sure you will miss her.

My mom is 90, a tough old Swede/Scotch-Irish and until two years ago, mowed her yard with a riding mower. She is near the end now...


3 posted on 04/15/2011 11:31:15 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: Little Bill

Condolences to you and your family. Glad you shared a little about her with us. Sorry she left in such violent manner.


4 posted on 04/15/2011 11:32:26 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Little Bill

I have some wonderful memories of a PEI visit when my Dad was alive and my daughter was very small.

May the Good Lord take her into his loving arms.


5 posted on 04/15/2011 11:33:23 AM PDT by frithguild (The Democrat Party Brand - Big Government protecting Entrenched Interests from Competition)
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To: Little Bill

I’m so sorry for your loss Bill. My prayers are with you.

That fact that your mom was still driving and enjoying life at 90 says a lot about her.


6 posted on 04/15/2011 11:33:49 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Little Bill

Prayers for her.

I’ve spent some time on Prince Edward Island. A beautiful place.


7 posted on 04/15/2011 11:34:44 AM PDT by Cicero
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To: Little Bill

Prayers up for strength to you and your family, Bill.

God Bless.


8 posted on 04/15/2011 11:37:34 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: Little Bill

Condolences, LB. My Mom passed at 83 last August and not a day goes by that I don’t think of her and Dad. No matter how old you are, it is traumatic becoming an orphan and realizing that the old generation is gone. I know that sounds silly, but it really is true. My Dad was a real strong guy and the only time I saw him cry was at his mother’s funeral...and she passed at 99.

Prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.


9 posted on 04/15/2011 11:38:46 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Little Bill

My prayers for you, your mother and family. May she already be singing “Danny Boy” with old and new friends in Heaven, awaiting your reunion many years down the road.


10 posted on 04/15/2011 11:39:23 AM PDT by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: Little Bill

Prayers for the family.


11 posted on 04/15/2011 11:42:07 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Little Bill

Prayers for peace and comfort for you and your family, Little Bill.


12 posted on 04/15/2011 11:43:34 AM PDT by stansblugrassgrl (PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION!!! YEEEEEHAW!)
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To: Little Bill

You have my sincere sympathies, Little Bill. She sounds like a remarkable woman.


13 posted on 04/15/2011 11:44:47 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Little Bill
My Mother was the last of the old Irish Hard Assed Mothers, more feared and demanding than the fathers,

Every word you wrote describes my mother-in-law (died at age 92). Heaven forbid she would hear a curse word or see someone drinking alcohol. She could whittle the brashest person down to a speck with just a few "nice" words.

Condolences to you and your family.

14 posted on 04/15/2011 11:44:58 AM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: Little Bill

I’m so sorry for your loss, dear Little Bill. You’ve written beautifully about your cherished Mom. Praise our Lord that she was on her way to her Bridge Club on the eve of her 90 birthday so she was happy when she went into our Lord’s loving arms!

May God bless and comfort you and your family.


15 posted on 04/15/2011 11:48:57 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: beaversmom

Thank you. It was really, really bad, for a woman that never drove over 35 mph in her life. We are having her cremated, rather than a closed coffin, with a Memorial Mass before she is interred at St. Joes with the rest of her family.


16 posted on 04/15/2011 11:50:14 AM PDT by Little Bill (Harry Browne is a Poofter.)
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To: Little Bill

Please accept my condolences. Lost my own Mom 11 years ago, and I miss her still. Prayers for your family, and a hug.


17 posted on 04/15/2011 11:51:13 AM PDT by brytlea (A tick stole my tagline....)
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To: Little Bill

How wonderful it was for you to have had such a great spunky Mom for so many years. Prayers for you, your family and her friends who were expecting her for bridge. She will always be with you, just in another dimension. And do remember - Your Mom can now see everything you do.


18 posted on 04/15/2011 11:56:08 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Little Bill

Little Bill,
I’m so sorry for your loss and at the same time so happy cause the world was a better place for having her.
GOD bless.


19 posted on 04/15/2011 11:57:45 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Little Bill

My condolences to you and yours.


20 posted on 04/15/2011 11:58:12 AM PDT by fightinJAG (I am sick of people adding comments to titles in the title box. Thank you.)
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To: Little Bill

May her soul be bound in the bonds of eternity, and may G-d comfort you and yours at this time.


21 posted on 04/15/2011 12:00:29 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Hachodesh hazeh lakhem ro'sh chodashim; ri'shon hu' lakhem lechodshey hashanah.)
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To: Little Bill

I am sorry. I’m glad she went quickly, doing something she enjoyed. But it is very hard on you. My prayers and thoughts are with you, your family and her friends.


22 posted on 04/15/2011 12:00:45 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: Little Bill

My prayers are with you Bill.
May God bless.


23 posted on 04/15/2011 12:00:45 PM PDT by lucky american (I'm tired.)
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To: Joe Boucher
She saw the evil enfolding the country and became a Republican, Very Conservative,. The Irish are a strange race with strong hates and loves. Thanks for the prayers, I don't think that she will need as much help as I will.
24 posted on 04/15/2011 12:07:29 PM PDT by Little Bill (Harry Browne is a Poofter.)
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To: Little Bill

Love and condolence to you dear LB. When our good mother goes, we feel quite alone but our breaking heart becomes quite enlarged to accomodate her company, in us, during this time of mourning. Thank God for your Irish mother and her final earthly Mass. Peace be with you.


25 posted on 04/15/2011 12:14:32 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: RitaOK

Thank you, dear.


26 posted on 04/15/2011 12:26:42 PM PDT by Little Bill (Harry Browne is a Poofter.)
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To: Little Bill

So sorry for your loss, my mother passed away unexpectedly last October and I miss her terribly.

Prayers up


27 posted on 04/15/2011 12:48:30 PM PDT by seeker41 (CULPRIT CHINESE COMPANY INFO.)
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To: Little Bill

I’m very sorry.

Prayers.

She was a remarkable woman.


28 posted on 04/15/2011 12:54:10 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: Little Bill

Prayers for you & your family, Bill. So sorry.


29 posted on 04/15/2011 2:34:40 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: Little Bill

I’m so sorry about your loss, Little Bill, but pleased you have happy memories to console you.


30 posted on 04/15/2011 2:37:48 PM PDT by Tax-chick (If you believe, you will see the glory of God.)
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To: Little Bill

I’m very sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Mother, Little Bill.


31 posted on 04/15/2011 2:45:35 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Little Bill

Prayering for you and family.


32 posted on 04/15/2011 6:01:46 PM PDT by johngrace (God so loved the world so he gave his only son! Praise Jesus and Hail Mary!)
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To: Little Bill

I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Mother. May the
LORD comfort you with His peace. Your Mum sounds like a real character!


33 posted on 04/15/2011 7:49:46 PM PDT by tajgirvan ( Praying for the Peace of Jerusalem.)
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To: Little Bill

May her soulsand all of the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.


34 posted on 04/15/2011 9:58:40 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Little Bill

I am sorry to hear about this. Mothers are SO precious to us. I will be praying for you and the rest of the family.


35 posted on 04/15/2011 10:02:28 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to him.)
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To: Little Bill; nickcarraway; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ArrogantBustard; Catholicguy; RobbyS; ...
The Praying Hands
 
 

Catholic Prayer Ping

Please address all prayers to 

Little Bill;   

If you would like to be added to the Catholic Prayer Ping List, please FReepmail me.


36 posted on 04/15/2011 10:03:42 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

May the Lord comfort those who remain here, and receive your mother into His presence.


37 posted on 04/16/2011 12:05:52 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Little Bill

What a wonderful and very strong mother you had, at a time when women weren’t supposed to be strong! Now, I can officially attribute your wordsmithery to her.

God Love your Irish Hard Assed Mother. May she rest in peace, and may you remember everything she taught you.

My condolences, Little Bill, on the passing of a remarkable woman...your mother.


38 posted on 04/16/2011 12:16:30 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Age, skill, wisdom, and a little treachery always overcome youth and arrogance!)
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To: Little Bill

I always think of Anne of Green Gables when I think of Prince Edward. As beautiful as her childhood home was, I’m sure she’s in even more gracious circumstances now. My prayers for her rest and her strength to you in these trying times.


39 posted on 04/16/2011 12:38:00 AM PDT by tanuki (O-voters: wanted Uberman, got Underdog....)
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To: Little Bill
I'm so sorry, Bill. Mothers are very special people.

Prayers up for you and your family.

She'll never really leave you.

40 posted on 04/16/2011 1:26:04 AM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Little Bill

May God hold her in His arms. prayers up.


41 posted on 04/16/2011 4:32:51 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Little Bill
Sorry for your loss Bill.

Prayers for your mom (and your family).

42 posted on 04/16/2011 4:58:07 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A.Einstein])
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To: Little Bill

Prayers up for the repose of her soul and for comfort for you.


43 posted on 04/16/2011 5:21:48 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: Little Bill
Loved your reflections on your Mom—
sounds like quite the lady that has shaped your life and talents. This is a time of grace and Resurrection—
your dear Mom has many prayers from your friends at FR, and I add my prayers to the many that are being said.
God bless.
44 posted on 04/16/2011 5:31:25 AM PDT by fatfertile
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To: Little Bill

Bill,
We send our deepest condolences to you and your family. Your mother was an “Angel”. She was like a mother to me. Annamarie & myself loved her very much. We have fond memories of her. She made the best bread pudding in the world. We will miss her dearly.


45 posted on 04/16/2011 8:00:26 AM PDT by JohnJR (Rest in Peace {{Jo}})
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To: Little Bill
Prayers up for you, your mom, and your family.

Notre père, qui êtes aux cieux!
Que votre nom soit sanctificié. Que votre règne vienne.
Que votre volonté soit faite, sur la terre comme au ciel.
Donnez-nous aujourd'hui notre poindre ce jour.
Pardonnez-nous nos offenses, comme nous pardonnons aussi a ceux, qui nous ont offensés,
et ne nous soumetez pas à la tentation, mais délivrez-nous du mal.
Car c'est à toi qu'appartiènne, le régne, la puissance et la gloire, pour les siècles des siècles.
Amen.

Je vous salue, Marie, pleine de grâces,
le Seigneur est avec vous, vous êtes bénie entre toutes les femmes,
et Jésus le fruit de vos entrailles est béni.
Sainte Marie, Mère de Dieu, priez pour nous pauvres pécheurs,
maintenant, et à l'heure de notre mort. Ainsi-soit-il.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

46 posted on 04/16/2011 8:35:05 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: Little Bill

>Prayers for God’s blessings on all.


47 posted on 04/16/2011 9:28:45 AM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: Little Bill

Condolences to you, mom’s remaining family members and her friends. Thanks for the information about your mom. Part of her greatness lives on with a terrific son.

prayer


48 posted on 04/16/2011 9:35:01 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Salvation

Prayer bump


49 posted on 04/16/2011 10:18:29 AM PDT by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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To: Little Bill

Lord Our God,

We pray that Thou restest the soul of Thy servant Josephine with the saints.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, amen.


50 posted on 04/16/2011 10:19:36 AM PDT by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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