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August 14, 2011
Hi, Daddy,

It's me, Laura.

Well, Barbara is making thorough, hands-on decisions at work. Time will tell if things work out the way they really should. The direction has to change, and she's the perfect person to make a go of it since she's you're staunchest advocate.

Problem: It's really tough for her to be there. So many memories, too many pulling of heart strings. But, she perseveres because the company is yours, John's belief in the company, and her belief that she is doing something worthwhile and just.

Life is crazy, and seems to be getting crazier.

Just wanted to keep you up to date on the goings on with the company. Fingers crossed.

There isn't a day which goes by that I don't miss you.


June 13, 2011
hey dad -

there are almost no words for me today.

only a real, unrelenting sadness that i just can't shake. every day is like that but it's always simmering. not today.

the people that you worked with tell funny stories about you all the time. they speak fondly of you just about every day. and as nice as that is and as comforting as that should be, it is so, so sad.

as much as i'm trying to keep it together, things stink down here. i have had more than my usual amount of very vivid dreams about you.

the more i think about everything, and my life in general, i am realizing more than ever that you were my protector and my buddy. nobody can ever replace you.

i miss you dad. love you always.

June 13, 2011

It's me, Laura.

As slow as the time goes, that's almost exactly how fast it goes.

You've missed many things (some that you wouldn't have wanted to see, anyway). The good things are really accentuated with you not being there.

Whenever Barbara or I go to, or host a gathering we have a little something that you would have liked (Entenmann's coffee cake, lemon ice, etc). That way we have you at the event in our small, little way.

I'm really lost without you. I struggle and I don't feel I will ever be genuinely happy again. It's like that double-edged sword. You are such a good dad that not having you leaves such a void. Bittersweet.

I just wanted to let you know that today is not a good day for me. Tthe mind has a way of playing back events so vividly (like a movie scene). But it wasn't a bad movie, it was real.

I always think of you. You will always be with me wherever I go ... every step of the way.

Love YOU.

May 15, 2011
dad - i have no idea why things are unfolding the way they are but i can only hope that you are influencing the situation. i promise you that i will do my absolute best on your behalf. i hope we are successful. i don't want to let you down.

May 05, 2011
Hi Stormy,

You have 2 wonderful girls that love and miss you very much. Christopher and Brequelle miss their Poppie. I know you know all this as you can see us but we can't see you but your presence will remain always for you are still living, we are eternal beings in God I miss you jokes, laughter but you are probably still telling jokes to John,Alan, Grandpa and GrandmaPage and of course your Mom and Dad as well as Tommy, Nana and Pop of course and Your with a great group of people.....the Femisters and the Pages.
Love and Miss You,
May 01, 2011

It's me, Laura.

I just finished watching the Beatification of Pope John Paul II.

I believe you're in good hands.

Have a smile in your heart, there's one in mine today.

April 30, 2011
hi dad -

it's not getting any "easier" (like i ever would believe that it would!). i think about you just all the time and lately i've had more than the usual share of vivid dreams about you. the kind where you wake up and have to think for a minute before you realize what you dreamed didn't really happen.

easter has come and gone. i went to visit you and gave you a really beautiful purple flowered cross. at the cemetary, for the first time ever, there were flowers there from others. there were two separate bunches. one with a stapled, plastic baggie covered note. no idea who that was from, i'm just glad that anyone else even visited you. i was glad to see other flowers.

we tried to make easter as nice as we could but it's just not even close to the same without you. you made everything fun.

i miss you dad. very, very much. i have given up asking for a sign that you are okay. things really stink down here.

love, ub
March 24, 2011
Name a little kid whose Dad let them pick anything she wanted, anything at all ... and she picked Peach Pie! Barbara, that's who - after visiting the Rockefeller Christmas Tree, we couldn't wait to go to Horn & Hardart’s Automat-NYC
March 23, 2011
Loved the Tire Ride at the World's Fair. I thought it was such a cool looking ride. I remember you were able to look out at the road traffic (I think it was the Grand Central).
March 20, 2011

It's me, Laura.

Think of you everyday, and just wanted you to know.

I passed by the World's Fair Marina tonight, and started to cry. I remember all of the fun I had with my feather hat, miniature cards, GM Building and tire ride.

Who would have ever guessed so many years later I would be living near the very place that brought so many happy, happy lifelong memories and remains as one of the best times in my life.

Things are very difficult for me. I miss you more than you could ever imagine, and wish with all of my heart I could hear your voice, see that twinkle in your eyes and share a good laugh.

For me, no words will ever adequately express what an important person you are in my life -- and will always be.

Genuine, truly good-hearted people walk this earth once in a great while. And, sometimes I pinch myself because I lived on this earth when a great man -- MY dad -- guided, shaped and unselfishly shared his life, zest and spirit with lil ol' me.

How very lucky I am.

My life has forever been altered, and will forever be missing the uniqueness of you. I have never experienced anyone like you -- and you know Dad, I really don't think I ever will.

Please let me and Barbara know you're okay -- somehow.

We're not doing too good.

I am lost and broken hearted. I love you, dad, and I miss you.

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