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September 14, 2014
You would be so humbled dad, yesterday your beloved crew in Bayview dedicated (officially) the Children's park as "Skips Place".....I was so honored and proud that you are my dad..............Missed daily...I love you...Jill
September 14, 2014
Well, Skip. Yesterday was a beautiful day here in Bayview as we placed your "Skip's Place" sign in the Children's park that you worked so hard to make happen. Carl & Paul were instrumental in refinishing the sign and making this happen. Several community members and several of your family members were here.We know that you were with us in spirit.
September 12, 2014
The invitation to attend the mounting of the "Skip's Place" plaque is extended to anyone still getting messages from this guest book. As I have said, Skip will always be ever present in Bayview and this is just another example of his dedication to the community and to all kids, past, present and future. The plaque will be mounted tomorrow, Saturday, September 13th at Noon in the Bayview Community Park. For those out of town that would like to attend. The park is located off of Hwy 54 and Hudson Bay Road next to the Navy base. Please pass on this information to those that may be interested in attending.
September 11, 2014
Hi dad.................I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SO VERY MUCH!!! I am sorry about your friend Bear, but as Jamie said we know you guys have a MONDO poker game in progress!
September 10, 2014
Hello Skip:
Well, we lost another friend of the community. I am sure you already know and that you, Jim and Bear are having great conversations and playing a hot game of poker. Thinking of you a lot lately and just wanted to let you know you are missed, however; your spirit is always present. I sent the girls an email about putting your "Skip's Place" plaque in the Bayview Community Park. It will be Saturday, September 13th at Noon. I hope they can make it.
Love and hugs always.
August 13, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
Parade Winners – By Norma Jean
I will bring the ribbons to the Chamber meeting August 12, 2014.
COMMUNITY
1st Place BAB'S
2nd Place Timberlake Fire Department
3rd Place Collecting for the Fireworks (Bob Prince, Jamie Berube, Alex Berube, Baylee Martin)
This posting is to let Skip know that we collected a lot of money for the fireworks of 2015 by walking the parade route with Uncle Sam (AKA – Bob Prince). I think you would be pleased. Baylee is my 6 year old granddaughter and she is now learning about the competition you and I had with collecting money for the fireworks. I also sold a record number of dollar raffle tickets at the July 4th pancake breakfast and started selling $20 raffle tickets for the Christmas drawing, which will go to the Chamber's General Fund. All tickets for the $20 July 4th raffle were sold by the Memorial Day pancake breakfast.
Alex and I ended up organizing the boat parade due to Tom Lloyd's boat not working and no radio for communication. I think you were probably smiling. Alex has a 9ft. fiberglass Livingston look alike named the Frayed Knot. She and Jim decorated it with Red Solo cups, flags and topped it off with great patriotic music that was very loud thanks to House Boat Dave on the Sweat Silver Dreams. The Sheriff's boat started the parade and we were behind them in the Frayed Knot. Sweat Silver Dreams fell in behind us and then I radioed all other boat to fall-in. Another Sheriff's boat brought up the end. Alex and I then motored over to our boat, “Little Mermaid” (also nicknamed “The Fallen Angel” by you when I am on the radio), and got in with family and friends. Kevin and crew did a great job and dedicated the show to some community members that passed during the year. Once Kevin was done, he radioed us to go ahead with the countdown, which I dedicated to you and your family. You are thought of daily.
This brings me to another Bayview update. Carl and Wendy Costello have your “Skip's Place” wood plaque refinished. I have not seen it yet but, Chuck Murray showed it off at the Chamber meeting last night, August 12th. Dennis Damon is working with Parks and Recreation to get it mounted and set in the Bayview Park. Everyone thought that the park would be the best home for the plaque. The hope is to get this done the first week of September, but the date may be determined by the Parks Department. Jenny, Jill, Julie and Joanna – please get in touch with me or Dennis and Sue so we can fill you in on the details. Hugs to all of you!
July 28, 2014
Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die.
July 21, 2014
Last night I felt the loss of you...and I cried. I know you would tell me to shape up and not be sad...but you are missed...your touch...your smile...your essence.
I send you warms hug...love, Nan
July 18, 2014
On June 26, I had the wonderful opportunity to touch base with Jill. I am attaching part of the conversation we had via email and will post more about this past Bayview Daze next week.
“I know how much I miss Skip and can only image how you all feel. He left a big hole, however; he will forever be in our hearts and present in Bayview by all his good works. I took my granddaughter to “Skip's” park last weekend. I read the plaque to her and told her all about how he made this park for the community. His picture is still on my frig at the FH.” There is also a picture of Skip and Alex front and center on my desk at work that I look at many times a day. I also talk to him and if anyone would walk into my office at those times I am sure they would wonder who I was talking to and want to put me on meds since I work at a community mental health center. “What a legacy Skip has left for all of us to follow. He was a great role model. So many of his traditions are going strong, contributions to the food bank, collections for the fireworks and then there is that silly tacky apron that he always wore at the pancake breakfasts to cook sausage. Paul Stanton is now the “official sausage cooker”. Sue gave Paul Skip's apron and he broke down in tears. He is so honored and proud to wear it. Although, I don't think we will get him to wear support socks and Birkenstocks, AKA “Jesus Slippers”. Long story short, try not to stay away from Bayview. You will see so much of your dad throughout the community. As I am writing to you, my eyes fill with tears.”
Hugs to all,
Jamie
July 13, 2014
Hey Dad...............I LOVE YOU! Jill

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