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Pal Bucker's Mother passed away

Postby JR Smith on Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:55 pm

Hello Checker Players, you may already know this but I wanted to mention it and pass on our sympathy to Pal. His Mother passed away January 29 and the funeral was rescheduled for February 5 due to coordinating family arrangements, plus 3+ inches of ice and power outages. Edward "Pal" Bucker is a checker player from Mooresville, IN and a faithful poster to this forum.

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Re: Pal Bucker's Mother passed away

Postby George Hay on Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:07 pm

Pal, you have my sincere condolence of the loss of your mother. --George Hay
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Re: Pal Bucker's Mother passed away

Postby Irma Sierra on Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:05 pm

I am very sorry, recieve a hug and God be with you and family....
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Re: Pal Bucker's Mother passed away

Postby Lindus Edwards on Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:03 pm

With deepest sympathy to Pal and family.
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Re: Pal Bucker's Mother passed away

Postby tommyc on Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:36 pm

Hi Pal................sorry to hear of your Mothers passing its always the mother who keeps us all together,all our condolences to you and your family circle...God Bless.
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Re: Pal Bucker's Mother passed away

Postby Danny_Alvarez on Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:52 pm

My heartfelt condolences Pal .... my thoughts are with you and your family .

God bless

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Re: Pal Bucker's Mother passed away

Postby kiwinurse on Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:56 pm

Hi Pal, im so sorry,am thinking of you, regards Jan
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Re: Pal Bucker's Mother passed away

Postby Palomino on Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:29 am

Hello everyone,

I got in from the cemetery about 10:00 pm (3 hours ago). I wanted to finish digging mother's grave
tonight so I wouldn't have to go back tomorrow morning before her funeral service which starts at noon. About 6:30 I ran out of daylight and called my son-in-law to have him bring me a lantern, he showed up an hour and a half later with two of his buddies and they had shovels in hand, thank God. A policeman was passing as they turned into the cemetery, he turned his car around, called for assistance and followed. We ended up with three cop cars with lights flashing. The first cop got out and said "What are you doing in the cemetery after dark, don't you know it's closed?" He then slipped on the ice and fell to the ground, a second cop then got out of his car, slipped and also fell to the ground. I climbed out of the grave, went over to save the boys from being arrested and made sure the cops weren't hurt. What a night!

Anyway after gettin home I had to clean the mud from my boots change clothes and get a bite to eat. I needed to sit down and relax, I stay up late most night so after a while I turned on the computer and have been reading your posts.

I want to thank everyone, JR, George, Irma, Lindus, John, Tommy, Danny and Jan for your kind expressions of condolences and everyone who has had me and my family in your thoughts and prayers.

It's been a rough week, my brother found my mother on the floor next to her bed last Friday morning and called 911. At the hospital we learned that she had suffered a massive stroke. We all spent the day there and Cindy and I stayed the night with her, my sister returned the next morning to spell us and we went home. A couple of hours later we got the call telling us that she had died.

We had calling Tuesday night during a blizzard, we were surprized that as many people showed up as did. The next morning there was 3 inches of ice and wide spread power outages. Schools have been closed along with many businesses and we had to postpone Mother's funeral until tomorrow.

I'm hoping it will all be over soon but keep me in your thoughts for a few more days.

Many thanks..."Pal"
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Re: Pal Bucker's Mother passed away

Postby jaguar72 on Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:39 am

Sincere condolences, Pal...it's a very difficult thing to accept...thinking of you.

Very Respectfully,

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Re: Pal Bucker's Mother passed away

Postby Palomino on Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:57 am

Thanks Gary,

I do appreciate your thoughts.

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Re: Pal Bucker's Mother passed away

Postby Jay H on Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:40 pm

Palomino wrote:Hello everyone,

I got in from the cemetery about 10:00 pm (3 hours ago). I wanted to finish digging mother's grave
tonight so I wouldn't have to go back tomorrow morning before her funeral service which starts at noon. About 6:30 I ran out of daylight and called my son-in-law to have him bring me a lantern, he showed up an hour and a half later with two of his buddies and they had shovels in hand, thank God. A policeman was passing as they turned into the cemetery, he turned his car around, called for assistance and followed. We ended up with three cop cars with lights flashing. The first cop got out and said "What are you doing in the cemetery after dark, don't you know it's closed?" He then slipped on the ice and fell to the ground, a second cop then got out of his car, slipped and also fell to the ground. I climbed out of the grave, went over to save the boys from being arrested and made sure the cops weren't hurt. What a night!.........................I'm hoping it will all be over soon but keep me in your thoughts for a few more days.

Many thanks..."Pal"

Wow...Pal, words cannot describe my thoughts other than to state that if anyone other than you had written this, I would not believe it .............
my sincerest condolences to you and your family.
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Re: Pal Bucker's Mother passed away

Postby tommyc on Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:58 pm

Quite a story PAL...................but then TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION.
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Re: Pal Bucker's Mother passed away

Postby Irma Sierra on Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:47 pm

:( when I knew your dear mom had gone...is the first i thought Pal...you digging her grave....one of the last things you will do for her, what a hard job!!!!... :cry:
I will keep praying for you and your family...
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Re: Pal Bucker's Mother passed away

Postby Palomino on Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:48 pm

tommy wrote:
Quite a story PAL...................but then TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION.

Tommy,

After the service (1:00 pm) I helped get the vault lid on then ran home and changed into my work clothes, returned to the cemetery and helped the vault man get the vault into the grave so that he could leave. I then went to Mother's house where the family was gathered for a meal and ate some food and visited which gave the vault lid extra time to seattle and seal. (Cold weather thing.) About 4 o'clock I got brother and son-in-law ( He's a good lad, don't you know) to go back with me to fill the grave. Just finished and got back to shop at 11:00.

But this time I called the police dispatcher and told him to tell the officers on duty I'd be working after dark...

Learning to look and think ahead :lol:

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Re: Pal Bucker's Mother passed away

Postby Palomino on Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:51 pm

Hey Jay,

Thanks for your thoughts and caring.

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