Teddies by Laura Lynn

One of a Kind and Small Limited Edition Collectible Artist Teddy Bears Designed + Created by Teddy Bear Artist Laura Lynn Matthews

Monday, August 11, 2008

Sad Goodbye to a Friend.....

I usually prefer to keep my posts upbeat here, but I want to honor a friend who has gone onto a better world on Saturday night. My neighbors across the street - the ones who had the horrible house fire in April - her brother Daryl lived with them the last 2 years of his life.

Daryl was mentally challenged due to a brain condition he was born with, but a nice, loving person! I got to know Daryl these last 2 years, even more so after the house fire.

Daryl was a big Chicago Cubs fan, collected pigs (the stuffed or ceramic kind), and loved to vacation in Aruba. In December of 2007, his sister and brother in law took him to Aruba for the first time. It was Daryl's first vacation ever and he had a wonderful time!

When Daryl's 64th birthday came around last spring, his brother in law asked him what he wanted for his birthday, and he said he wanted to go back to Aruba! And he got his wish!!

After almost 2 months in the hospital, Daryl has gone onto a better place. We will remember and celebrate Daryl's life later this week. I am very honored to be asked to be a pall bearer for sweet Daryl. Love you Daryl !!!!!


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