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decided to let go of Phil's truck

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decided to let go of Phil's truck

by eastwest on Sun Jul 24, 2011 05:25 PM

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It's only 3 and half months since Phil died and they say don't make any major decisions for a year. He loved his old truck and our son Noel kept it running for him. 195,000 miles on the Nissan.He 'd get it thru inspection and laugh and say "I'll get another 2 yrs out of it!"  I got it to pass inspection a couple weeks ago after getting a new gas cap but now the clutch fluid cable needs to be replaced. Noel and I cried today but agreed that keeping the truck won't bring back our beloved husband/dad. I'll use the money towards the roof that needs replacing. We could hear Phil saying "NO, keep the truck and let the roof leak." I hate making decisions without him. Life now is so cruel. Irene

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by muigi84 on Sun Jul 24, 2011 06:43 PM

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I'm so sorry Irene. I can only imagine how much your heart must be hurting. You must have so many wonderful memories and Phil will always remain in your heart.

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by eastwest on Tue Jul 26, 2011 06:19 PM

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A last toast and photo with the truck sounds sooo good!  I think Noel will cry if I ask him but Scott is strong enough to take it. Thanks! Irene

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by lucky2havemyboo on Tue Jul 26, 2011 06:33 PM

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You might want to get ea neighbor to take a picture of all the family on/in the truck, with raised glasses in toast Phil - will also make an excellent Christmas card photo! Maybe hold a picture of Phil to boot...

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by eastwest on Wed Jul 27, 2011 01:26 PM

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Hi

Don't know if I will be up to doing Christmas this year especially since our wedding anniversary is the following day, but that is a really good idea.

Don't know if our younger son could do a pic with the truck. He was the one who always worked on it for his Dad and it is real hard for him to let it go.

If holding onto the truck would bring Phil back I'd keep the thing til it disintigrated into rust dust.

 But I will to mention it and leave it up to him. Irene

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by eastwest on Sat Aug 06, 2011 01:29 PM

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Hi all  Our younger son Noel drove Phil's truck to his house today and has a prospective buyer coming to see it. Otherwise it will go onto Craigslist later. I hated to ask Noel since he is torn up about this but he is experienced in buying and selling vehicles.

When I was cleaning it out the other day I found Phil's baseball glove. How he loved to have a catch with Noel and his children. I am putting the glove away for Noel. I know it will mean a lot to him. Our grandson Tyler has his room in all baseball stuff. At just turning 9 last week he is a great player already. He struck out 5 players in 2 innings and was player of the game for a district traveling team. Phil would be so proud. Irene

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by eastwest on Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:08 PM

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Talk about a precious gift... A man came to see the truck and bought it. Poor Noel was visibly upset. Later that night the man called called Noel and said that when he and his 13 yr old daughter cleaned it out (The gkids and I had cleaned it on Friday) they found Phil's high school ring that he had lost several yrs ago! Noel and I both cried but we knew it was Phil's way of saying it was okay to let the truck go. Amazed in this day and age that it was returned as the price of gold is so high but there are still so many good people out there. The man said to Noel "Your dad must have been a very special person." I bought his family a gift card to a restaurant the next day and wrote them a heart felt thank you. Phil just keeps sending us signs. Like on a church marque a week ago. It said:  "Rejoice in the Lord always  Phil"    Now I know it meant the book of Phillipians but it said PHIL. I am so very sad but I know where he is he is glowing with health now. Irene

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