Our trip to Fremont

Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:02 pm

Today we traveled to Fremont for calling hours for George. I had along with me the name tag that designated George as the recipient of the Willer Award in 2009. I was remiss in my duty because I did not get this to George before his passing.
I showed the tag to George’s son Joel and explained what it was. Joel was present when we gave the first award to George at the re-hab center. We gave the tag to Marilyn and she sort of grinned and asked if it would be OK to go ahead and pin the tag on George.
George was dressed in one of his favorite plaid flannel shirts, blue jeans and red suspenders. Marilyn pinned the tag on and it just looked natural.
The model of the tricycle cub was displayed along with some of George’s other tractor memorabilia. There was a slide show playing on a monitor which was a video presentation of several pictures of George and his family. Many of the pictures were George at either his CubFest or at the Cub Tug.
I spoke with some of George’s caregivers who told me that George visited the forum daily and that even though he was not up to typing a reply very often he read the posts faithfully.
You should also know that Marilyn and the boys have read your messages and are really appreciative of your care and concern.

Re: Our trip to Fremont

Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:07 pm

Thanks Darrell, I'm sure George looked down and smiled.

Re: Our trip to Fremont

Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:37 pm

Thank you, Darrell.

Re: Our trip to Fremont

Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:59 pm

Thanks Darrell... seems fitting. I am glad you did that for all of us,

Re: Our trip to Fremont

Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:46 pm

Thanks Bigdog. I am sorry we could not make it.

Roger and Anne Gillen

Re: Our trip to Fremont

Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:02 pm

Thanks Darrell.

Re: Our trip to Fremont

Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:06 am

Thank you, Darrell.

Re: Our trip to Fremont

Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:31 am

Thank you.

Re: Our trip to Fremont

Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:00 am

Thank you, Bigdog! Ed

Re: Our trip to Fremont

Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:10 am

Thanks

Re: Our trip to Fremont

Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:27 am

Thank you.

Larry

Re: Our trip to Fremont

Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:26 am

Thanks BD!!! Was hoping to go but I'm at work alone this week.I was wooped from work and didn't think it would be safe to do the 2 hour[each way] round trip.I'm sure he is smiling down.Kevin

Re: Our trip to Fremont

Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:41 pm

Thank you.

Re: Our trip to Fremont

Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:27 pm

We attended the evening calling and the service today. SteveB & I were asked to be pall bearers, for which we were honored to do. Darrell, the name tag looked great on George, thanks for doing that! Some of the comments posted, here on the forum, were read during the service. Thanks everyone, for the kind & thoughtful comments, it was a very nice addition to the service to hear a few of them. I was a bit surprised to hear that Marilyn and the boys were following the posts here, they were very proud that George has touched so many lives in so many positive ways. It was a very nice service, but it was difficult to say goodbye to such a special friend. He'll be missed by many!

Re: Our trip to Fremont

Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:05 pm

Gary your comments have brought tears to me. I didn't know the General as well as others, but his well being to this site & ATIS,/ other stuff he did will be missed. Your speech at the Bash was well deserved.
Be SAFE.