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Wonderfull William

I recognized you in an old photo taken long before I knew you You were among the ancient ones The ones on whom you depended You were brother, son, nephew and cherished grandchild I recognized you by your quiet demeanour gazing with those watchful gentle eyes I have witnessed that look many times I am sorry I have not asked you more questions Too often I am too busy to make time Please tell me stories about the ancient ones the ones who laid your foundation Tell me about your happy and your sad. What did you dream about for your future? Have your expectations been met? What is your greatest joy? Two photos, one of you, one of mom a handsome man and pretty girl Were they taken before you were one? Your family knew you both so well They gifted you a lifetime they knew you would endure Together you have traveled far You have accomplished so much Another photo of your VW Bug The six of you with that seventies vibe you were all accustomed to close spaces You and mom were courageous adventurers You moved to this strange new world This big empty city with ghost-like streets white unfamiliar faces I can’t imagine how scary it must have been the sound of voices you could not understand In a country that was not always welcoming How did you survive your lonely? Hours and days working away from home You persevered, knowing what was important Family has always been your priority You were not seduced by the unimportant things You are a good man William Slow to anger, gentle of spirit You see with kind eyes I appreciate your smile I appreciate being part of your picture Your gifts have been passed to your children your children’s children and their children Your ripples have traveled far There is another picture of us We are standing on a staircase Your children their spouses and with children of their own Without your breath none of this would be possible You and mom together are the heartbeat of our family Your Ninety years have been well lived Thanks for blessing us all Thanks for being a good and faithful man Happy 90th Birthday Dad You are greatly loved! By Richard Lamoureux Dedicated to my wife's dad for his 90th Birthday.

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Date: 11/30/2019 10:18:00 AM
Oh ....that's a respect you have given him on his 90 this birthday. Very descriptive. Great going.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 11/30/2019 10:27:00 AM
Thanks Johnson. It has also been translated into Cantonese.
Date: 11/5/2019 4:44:00 PM
Hi Richard, this is an exceptional tribute write to your father-in-law. It comes straight from the depths of a loving heart. You bring this gentleman to life in such wonderful words. Sounds like a true gent, who knew what was truly important. A fav, Richard. Have a wonderful wednesday. Blessings....Mike.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 11/6/2019 9:34:00 AM
He is, thanks Mike.
Date: 11/4/2019 12:02:00 PM
Wow Richard - what a wonderful write to your father-in-law. A kind, gentle, thankful write which was written from the depths of your heart. Families are so precious, if not for them, who would we be? I also am very thankful, as i made a delightful discovery during our move - I have posted a poem which I found written for me, and to me by my Grandfather, I was in awe that I discovered this file in one of my mother's cupboards which I emptied. A real treasure! Hugs and blessings, Jennifer.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 11/4/2019 1:15:00 PM
On my way to check it out.
Date: 11/4/2019 7:03:00 AM
Wow! I thought this was for your own father, and I am sure now that he considers you a son, not a son-in-law.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 11/4/2019 7:46:00 AM
We celebrated yesterday. It was a very good gathering.
Date: 11/3/2019 2:18:00 PM
what a super tribute to your father in law Rick:-) hugs Jan xx
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 11/4/2019 7:47:00 AM
Thanks Jan. ;0)
Date: 10/31/2019 11:05:00 PM
"Your children's children line..." Screams so loud just by its placement. This is worth more than a diamond; love is invaluable, and you're pen shared it for free. Hug 'Him' for me ninety times Brody!! I love this!!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 11/1/2019 12:19:00 AM
Thank s brother, you gave my spirit a lift with this comment. Blessings Rick.
Date: 10/31/2019 10:40:00 PM
This is very heartwarming and endearing, Richard. A lovely tribute to an important man <3 Happy 90th, William :)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 11/1/2019 12:27:00 AM
Thanks so much HT. Hugs Rick.
Date: 10/31/2019 9:06:00 AM
Beautiful poem, Richard!! Per your usual excellence, of course. Such a creative title too ... "Wonderfull William." An instant fave of bio pure gold. Aurora bright write. Love and more love always.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/31/2019 9:42:00 AM
Thanks for such a lovely comment Freddie. You brought me a ray of sunshine.
Date: 10/31/2019 7:44:00 AM
Wow, 90, life has rewarded William well, a lovely tribute to your father-in-law, hope to see him here at a 100 years or more . . . ; )
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/31/2019 9:43:00 AM
Us too. He had a stroke this year and has almost fully recovered. Pretty amazing.
Date: 10/30/2019 12:31:00 PM
A wonderful dedication to your father in law, mine was a very decent cherished man, was sort of a father replacement, making up somewhat for my fathers deficiencies...let's say. BTW Rick I posted my song We are all broken people hope you like it!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/31/2019 9:58:00 AM
Thanks John,I am on my way to read it.
Date: 10/30/2019 11:43:00 AM
Nice tribute, Richard! To look at our parents in old photos...to wonder about their younger selves.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/31/2019 10:11:00 AM
Yes it is cool looking back and wondering.
Date: 10/30/2019 11:31:00 AM
this is so charming the way you describe him. "A very happy birthday to him!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/31/2019 10:16:00 AM
Thanks Andrea. ;0)
Date: 10/30/2019 10:06:00 AM
- A wonderful tribute, Richard ... I hope he and your wife really appreciate this writing - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/31/2019 10:21:00 AM
Thanks Anne Lise.
Date: 10/30/2019 9:44:00 AM
Richard, The generation that 'laid the foundation'. A truly deserving dedication to a man's days and loving family. This wonderful write stands all on its own Richard. -Richard
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/30/2019 9:55:00 AM
Much appreciated Richard.
Date: 10/30/2019 8:40:00 AM
Your quite the sweet talker or writer...superb dedication my friend...all the best Richard...^WW^ :o)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/30/2019 9:29:00 AM
Thanks My friend.
Date: 10/29/2019 2:26:00 PM
This is such a beautiful poem. Full of love and emotion. A wonderful birthday present. I miss reading you poems. Thanks for touching my heart today Richard. Your friend Roger
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/30/2019 8:08:00 AM
Hi Roger, so nice to have you Visit.
Date: 10/28/2019 4:17:00 PM
Old photo's of our progenitors, faces we never knew, yet we feel their D.N.A. through a monochrome image even more than if they were still here to tell their tales. Mystery and nostalgia, and magnet blood-lines draw us to the long paths that led us here.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/28/2019 11:57:00 PM
Thanks Eric, a most interesting response.
Date: 10/28/2019 2:04:00 PM
Wow, what a full and complex life - my granddad made it to 90 (he's passed now) I hope your father-in-law liked his tribute!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/28/2019 11:58:00 PM
It’s coming this weekend, I’m looking forward to time with him and the family.
Date: 10/28/2019 6:08:00 AM
Rick your talent is astounding in so many ways! I love how you can tell a story with ease! Amazed my friend!;)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/28/2019 8:35:00 AM
Thanks Brenda, another touching comment.
Date: 10/28/2019 12:47:00 AM
great dedication, Richard, so close to one's heart, crosses all boundaries, and relationships, glad it's an in law, they seem to miss out, Makes me think of my mother in law...
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/28/2019 8:40:00 AM
Thanks Harry, my wife wondered if this story would be experienced through a different cultural lens. I feel the thread of relationship runs through and connects all societies. Your comment warms my heart. Thanks Harry.
Date: 10/27/2019 9:48:00 PM
This is a beautiful dedication. I'm sure William will love it!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/28/2019 8:43:00 AM
Unfortunately his English is very limited and he is hard of hearing. Still I was moved to put my thoughts on paper.
Date: 10/27/2019 8:57:00 PM
A kind and loving tribute Richard. He must be quite a fellow.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/27/2019 9:17:00 PM
Thanks Jeff.
Date: 10/27/2019 5:33:00 PM
A thoughtful and wonderful tribute to what seems to be a most wonderful man. I hope it doesn't bring too many tears to his eyes. Deeply touching.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/27/2019 5:37:00 PM
Thanks, I was just visiting your latest piece. What a pleasant surprise to find you here.