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Old 03-15-2007, 11:31 PM
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After a 2 year illness my Dad died tonight. A few of you knew George O'neill but for those who did not he was a good guy who loved to fish. As I think of what I am going to say on Saturday the thing that comes to mind most is the miserable year I spent as a teenager when I broke a femur playing football. That year dad's foursome was a threesoime because every Saturday he had me propped up in the front of the boat plugging for bass or at the rifle range at a bench rest or sitting in a wheelchair on the skeet range.
Saturday we cry.....Sunday a portion of his ashes are scattered on the lake he loved and an honest O'Neill Clan Irish wake will remember him with joy.
Bill, Paul, (and all his friends).....12 noon at the lake. Laird
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Old 03-15-2007, 11:32 PM
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May he Rest in Peace. Sorry for your loss.
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Old 03-15-2007, 11:34 PM
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We all share in your grief.

Rest in peace.

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Old 03-15-2007, 11:36 PM
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May he rest in peace and your family find comfort in the memories of a loved one.
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Old 03-15-2007, 11:37 PM
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Old 03-15-2007, 11:38 PM
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My dad died 10 years ago today. I feel for you. Gotta remember it's all a part of life.
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Old 03-15-2007, 11:39 PM
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May he find heaven full of fish and eternal happiness. All of our hearts go out to you and your family, and may he be remembered with love and joy forever.
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I am very sorry for your loss. The wonderful memories are a gift to cherish forever.
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Old 03-15-2007, 11:46 PM
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Ouch, I know some day I will face that horror too. I want my dad to live forever.
condolences.
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Old 03-15-2007, 11:47 PM
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Our condolences to you and your family from ours down here in Miami.

May he rest in peace and may his spirit live in your hearts and minds forever!

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Old 03-15-2007, 11:51 PM
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All I can say is I'm really sorry. Really sorry.

You should try to catch some fish in that lake too, that's what he would have wanted from what I gather.

I hope that is not offensive, I most definitely didn't mean it to be.

Sorry and stay strong.

It's a tough, tough thing.

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Old 03-15-2007, 11:54 PM
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My condolences. Cherish the memories. Fathers are special, and it's obvious that yours raised a fine son.

Rest in peace, Mr. O'neill.
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Old 03-15-2007, 11:58 PM
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My condolences to you and your family.
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Old 03-16-2007, 12:08 AM
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With all my Hope, God Speed and my Best to your family.


When three, he fished these lakes,
Curled sleeping on a lip of rock,
Crib blankets tucked from ants and fishbone flies,
Twitching as the strike of bass and snarling reel
Uncoiled my shouts not quit
Till he jerked blinking up on all-fours,
Swaying with the winking leaves.
Strong awake, he shook his cane pole like a spoon
And dipped among the wagging perch
Till, tired, he drew his silver rubber blade
And poked the winding fins that tugged our string,
Or sprayed the dimpling minnows with his plastic gun,
Or, rainstruck, squirmed to my armpit in the poncho.

Then years uncurled him, thinned him hard.
Now, far he cast his line into the wrinkled blue
And easy toes a rock, reel on his thigh
Till bone and crank cry out the strike
He takes with manchild chuckles, cunning
In his play of zigzag line and plunging silver.

Now fishing far from me, he strides through rain, shoulders
A spiny ridge of pines, and disappears
Near lakes that cannot be, while I must choose
To go or stay: bring blanket, blade, and gun,
Or stand a fisherman


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I am so sorry. Prayers for you all.
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Old 03-16-2007, 12:23 AM
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Thanks SG. I am packing now. Got to pick up folks at Columbia airport on my way down. Grandkids on the way. Talk to you Tuesday. Laird
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Do you have someone to drive for you?
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Old 03-16-2007, 12:28 AM
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Sorry to hear of your loss. Sounds like he was a pretty good dad. You know, I think many of us aspire to that. At least you can say he achieved it. My condolences and prayers.
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Sorry for your loss. May God comfort you. As others have shared, cherish the memories of your times with him. Our prayers go out for you and your family.
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