I leave my thoughts, my laughter, my dreams to you whom I have treasured beyond gold and precious gems.
I give you what no thief can steal, the memories of our times together;
the tender, love filled moments,
the successes we have shared,
the hard times that brought us closer together and the roads we have walked side by side.
And all I take with me as I leave is your love and the millions of memories of all that we have shared.
Fear not nor grieve at my departure, you whom I have loved so much,
for my roots and yours are forever intertwined."
August 18, 1927 to July 11, 2011