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Hon. Ralph G. Smith Jr.

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January 03, 2013
yes, always.
January 03, 2013
Hey Dad
You are always remembered.
December 01, 2012
Aloha Judge-Teresa and I shared a very quiet day yesterday remembering you and all you meant to us both. It's been a year now since you went on ahead to scout the terrain, and there are no words for how much we still miss you and treasure the wonderful example you made for all. God Bless You, and we still send our prayers with you daily. Hugh and Teresa
November 29, 2012
Mom and the kids miss you so much. You were the rock and we will never let a day go by without thinking of you. May you go in peace and may we let you go to you special place in heaven with all the others in the family and all your old friends. I will try my best to let you go there without clinging on. Love you Dad !
November 29, 2012
Dad, it will be a year since I last spoke with you. I miss you and I love you. Obviously, I don't have the words to thank you for all the wisdom and love you passed along to me and all of us kids. You impacted not only your children (me and Ralph, Raquel, Teresa, Angela, and Baby, but also the lives of all my friends along the way. I hope you are looking down on us and smiling "go get them!" you always told me. I remember so much that you taught me, even though it did not appear you were trying to "give me a lesson". So here I am, carrying your flag and hoping I can live up to your legacy with my kids. A tough order, but I don't think you doubt me for a moment.

I want to apologize for any mean things I ever said to you although it is a little late. I was just a kid and did not appreciate what you and mom were doing for me. Now I do. I love you and please forgive me.

Your Son, Dan
October 12, 2012
Nearly a year now Grandpa...It still hurts..I still cry..a lot. God I miss you so so much.we are visiting everyone in AZ next week. I'm scared to go...I don't want to cry in from of my boys the whole time. how strange it will feel without you there. I wish it would stop hurting so much. I wish I could hug you again.you have the best warm hugs ever, I think I got that from you. I wish you could come back and when I got there next week, that you are there, in your seat..with that smile ..that smile I love so much. you know I'm going to look..I'll probably stare..hoping you are really there and I can trip over your cane trying to give you a hug again.
August 08, 2012
Hi Dad,
I won one yesterday and wanted to tell you the details of the trial. It was something and know it would have put a smile on your face. I kept on thinking how great it would be to talk to you. But I cannot. I can imagine what you would say. Or are you really letting me know in my mind. I sure miss you !
January 09, 2012
Our prayers are with you and your family
January 09, 2012
I will miss Ralph. Truly a man amongst men. He raised a hell of a family that I know he was very proud of. I hadnt seen him in close to 30 years...but can't forget his warm and friendly welcomes to the cave creek house for Dan and his college buddies...of course the next morning, no matter what time you got in the night before, Elba and Ralph had chores for the boys to do. Dan is a lucky man to have had such great examples of humanity to learn from....
January 09, 2012
Today, I woke up again thinking of my dad. I wrote on facebook accidentally. I was lamenting how different it is to walk in this world without dad. I remember was I was shot in the leg down at the creek, my dad came to get me. Again, when I broke my other leg racing, he picked me up from the hospital. Always, he encourage me to shake it off and "Go get em". I miss that. Whether it was face to face, or on the other end of the phone line, he was there for me and for all of us. Now I ask the Lord for the opportunity to talk to him again. I think I heard him this morning in my slumber as I pray to God for faith.

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