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October 29, 2014
Happy birthday daddy!! You would have been 69 today!! I miss you an mama more each day. So many times I have picked up the phone and started to dual tour number. I know you and mama are together in Heaven, enjoying eternity together. Happy Birthday!!
ILYMTTY LTT
October 08, 2014
Where do I start? The last year has been a year to remember and a year to forget. One year ago today my family's lives changed forever. We said good bye to one of the strongest most compassionate person we all knew. My daddy. I remember thinking when I was younger how much I never wanted to say goodbye to either one of my parents, I couldn't imagine life without either one. Now, within one year we are having to pick up the pieces and try to live life after having to say goodbye to both my mama and my daddy. Very difficult when our two best friends are gone. I live with no regrets, I only wish I could have had one more day. One more day to laugh together, one more day to cry together. One more day of just being with each other. To my dearest daddy, I love you so much!! I know now what you and mama meant when you said you felt like an orphan. That is exactly how I feel. I miss seeing you and mama everyday, even if it was just to make sure you were okay. I miss cooking for you and mama and having you teach me your recipes. It doesn't seem like a year since I was able to hold your hand, kiss your forehead and tell you how much I love you. I take comfort in knowing that you are not hurting anymore. No more pain daddy. I know that you and mama are having a blast together. Watching your children and grandchildren grow up to be the people you always knew we could be. I know the best is yet to come. I know that i will be reunited with you and mama one day. I think about you and mama at least a thousand times a day. You and mama will always live on in our thoughts, our actions, and our words to one another. ILYMTTY LTT
June 24, 2014
Words can't express how I feel about Dr. Cabana. I first met him at Parchman and then again at USM. He guided me through my academic journey and then gave myself and my wife a job after I graduated.

While, at Harrison County, I expressed to him that I was going to get my Masters and he told me to do it.

I called him sometime in 2011,and told him that I had finished and to thank him. However, he was busy and told his assistant that I could use his name anytime and to congraduate me.

After, finishing up with two additional certificate's I wanted to meet with him for lunch and talk with him about learning to teach CJ.

Sadly, I found he was gone. This brought me too my knee's because I had considered him to be alway's there when I needed him. I spoke of him throughout, my academic's and had other academic leaders read his points of view. I will give my entire future to trying to make him proud of me.

To his family he loved you all very much and I will honor him for life. Thank you, for sharing him with the world and especially Mississippi.

Our prayers are with you alway's and forever. My church is across from Highland and going in and coming out of church my eyes search for him and I smile and thank God for him and you all.

Sincerely,

Clifton Dale Ealey, M.S.
June 14, 2014
Father's Day. I never thought this could get any harder. I miss my dad so very much. Everyday I keep looking for him to come walk in the door. I keep waiting. I know my dad is in Heaven waiting on my mom, who will soon be joined with him again. I have no words to describe the sorrow I still feel everyday, especially now on Fathers Day. We are now having to say goodbye to my mama who has lost her battle with leukemia. The only comfort we have is that she will not be by herself. My dad is with her waiting to be together for eternity. I love you both so very much!!! Always remembered and never forgotten.
June 02, 2014
It's been eight months since I have gotten to see or talk to my dad. Everyone says you learn how to deal with losing someone, but I am not so sure. I miss my dad terribly everyday. In one week I have one of my hardest birthdays ever. Not because of what age I will be, but because it was my dad and my mom who made those days special. I will miss my birthday dinner made special by dad. I love you daddy more than words could ever describe.
May 13, 2014
Donnie and I grew up together. I am his cousin and have often thought about him but didn't know where he was. Will miss him even though we had not seen each other in years often thought about him. My prayers are with u and we know what u are going thru as I lost my husband on the 21st of march 2014 Kids and I miss him terrible too God Bless u all.
April 20, 2014
Easter without my dad is just not Easter. My father had the ability to make all of the holidays great ones. This year my mom is stuck in the hospital, once again, and we will only have memories of my father. We will tell great stories, laugh, and probably cry together. None of us will say it, but we will all know it will never be the same without my dad. I miss you daddy so very much!! I love you more than words could ever say. I love you, Happy Easter!!
April 07, 2014
It's been six months today since I got to hug, touch, or just know that my dad was there. There are no words to describe how much we all miss our dad. I think about him every minute of everyday. I think about all of the things I want to tell him and get his words of wisdom on. I miss his laugh, his hugs, his cooking...everything. I miss you everyday dad, you took a part of my heart with you when you left. As Jackson would say...I love you too so much!!!
January 11, 2014
I never met Don Cabana, but after watching 14 days in May and then reading Don's book. I am rethinking my stance on capital punishment. My cousin was murdered over the summer. He was also anti death penalty. It was reading Don's book that gave me the courage to ask the DA to take the death penalty off the table. To honour the wishes of my cousin on this issue, rather than ask the state of Texas to be a tool of my need for vengeance.
December 25, 2013
Today was our first Christmas without my dad. There was definitely a void that cannot be filled by anyone else. Christmas was my dads favorite time of the year, so we celebrated today in honor of him. My dad will always be missed, always be remembered, and never forgotten. Merry Christmas daddy!! We love u n miss u more than words can say!!

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