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May 28, 2007

Two Years


Meetai dikir nemesheyui.
There is no hill that never ends.
(Maasai proverb)


Rachel Elizabeth Scher
February 17, 1981 - May 28, 2005

Hot fun in the summertime
Del Mar, California (1987)


Family reunion
Depoe Bay, Oregon (2001)


Sisters & Friends
Christmas 2004


Our first (and last!) family camping trip
Sequoia National Park, CA (1987)


Learning how to crochet
Christmas 2004


More beach fun!
Virginia Beach, VA

This year I'm posting pictures that make me smile. Rachel had such a beautiful smile and she always managed to make those around her laugh or giggle. She could light up a room with her joie de vivre.

If she could pick just one song for us, I believe she'd choose this:

Better Things
(Ray Davies)


Here's wishing you the bluest sky,
And hoping something better comes tomorrow.
Hoping all the verses rhyme,
And the very best of choruses to
Follow all the doubt and sadness.
I know that better things are on the way.

Here's hoping all the days ahead
Won't be as bitter as the ones behind you.
Be an optimist instead,
And somehow happiness will find you.
Forget what happened yesterday,
I know that better things are on the way.

It's really good to see you rocking out
And having fun,
Living like you just begun.
Accept your life and what it brings.
I hope tomorrow you'll find better things.
I know tomorrow you'll find better things.

Here's wishing you the bluest sky,
And hoping something better comes tomorrow.
Hoping all the verses rhyme,
And the very best of choruses to
Follow all the drudge and sadness.
I know that better things are on the way.

I know you've got a lot of good things happening up ahead.
The past is gone it's all been said.
So here's to what the future brings,
I know tomorrow you'll find better things.
I know tomorrow you'll find better things.

As long as you mention my name, I live!
African proverb

25 comments:

  1. Rest in peace, sweet Rachel. My thoughts are with you all, Les. This is a precious tribute to a special girl. Love to you all.

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  2. Those are wonderful pictures Les. Thinking of you! ((Hugs))

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  3. {{{Les}}}

    What beautiful memories!!!

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  4. Beautiful pictures -- and treasured memories.

    I adore the African proverb at the end of your post. So true!

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  5. Beautiful photos of a beautiful person. I love the poem and the proverbs. Thinking of you on this tender day.

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  6. Stephanie6:14 AM

    As everyone has already said, they are just beautiful photos. Stephanie

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  7. What a beautiful tribute, Les. I love the African proverb - so very true.
    *hugs* from one who understands.

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  8. Beautiful pictures. Thinking of you and your family today

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  9. Anonymous10:59 AM

    Thinking of all of you today, Les.

    ~Janet

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  10. Thinking of you.

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  11. Rachel shared my birthday - Feb. 17 and was exactly 10 years younger than me.

    She looks like someone everyone would have loved. What a lovely young lady.

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family as you remember her life entwined with yours.

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  12. Such a sweet memorial post, Les. My thoughts are with you.

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  13. The pictures are so beautiful, Les. I've never heard that proverb at the end before, but I agree with it 100%.

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  14. Anonymous5:40 PM

    You and Rod were in my thoughts yesterday - and of course, always.

    Linda

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  15. Such beautiful pictures for a beautiful girl, and family. I really like that African proverb As Long As You Mention My Name, I Live. Amen! We will not let our loved ones be lost. It is also necessary, I think, to look with as much joy as we can. It's too easy for sorrow to overwhelm us, and then we lose ourselves along with our loved one.

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  16. Sending you hugs Les! The pictures are beautiful and I love the proverb.

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  17. You've chosen such lovely, happy pictures, Les.
    Thinking of you.

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  18. Thank you all so very much for all your kind, loving words. We so appreciate them.

    Les & Rod

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  19. I'm so very sorry for your loss, Les. My thoughts and prayers are with you all with all of her family.

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  20. Two years. Wow. She was such a beauty; I love it when you post photos of Rachel. Her smile must have been very infectious.

    (((HUGS)))

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  21. That African proverb is so like the Irish, and probably lots of other cultures as well. The Irish friends and family I know talk of the dead as if they were in the next room, which of course is a way of thinking about death. The long-departed are spoken of in stories, both sad and funny. But this is perhaps easier when they died at 90. My heart is with you all days.

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  22. Nan - Can you share the Irish one with me? I suspect I already have it, but want to double-check. Thanks for your sweet words.

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  23. Les, those are absolutely beautiful pictures of an absolutely beautiful girl. So appreciate you sharing these pictures with us. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

    Love the African proverbs too...so apt and lovely.

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  24. Your girls are beautiful. Thank you for sharing what are obviously some beautiful memories. *hugs*

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  25. Lotus - Thanks for your sweet thoughts.

    Lesley - Thanks for the hugs. I so appreciate everyone's kind comments here.

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