Mary Louise Gildersleeve (Patton)
(1940 - 2009)

Mary Louise Gildersleeve (Patton)
Nickname: Mimi

Maine, United States of America
June 10, 1940

Arizona, United States of America
July 31, 2009

Guest Book
I was in Conn last night and tried to find your family in the phone book with no success - I e-mailed my family back on PEI and my son Michael sent me this memorial. I am so sorry for your loss and my heart goes out to your family. Sabrina and Vicki were friends from camping at Campbell's Cove - Kathy and Michael were also camping with us. Love toall
Olive Bryanton (PEI Friend)
April 6th, 2012
Where do I begin, I have so many fond memories of Mimi. It started when I was 17 y/o dating her oldest son who later became my 1st husband at age 19. Mimi was so excited to become a grandmother to our first daughter Erica. She cherished every moment they spent together. Erica was everything to her until Kristen was born 4 years later and Nicole 4 yrs after that. Mimi and I took the girls on several weekend trips amusement parks and water parks and we had wonderful times together. Mimi always babysat for us whenever we needed her. Christmas time was always in the basement making Christmas wreaths for everyone starting in Windsor Locks, CT and continuing in Phoenix for the craft shows here in the foothills. Mimi always planned for the holidays. She made so much food that we could have left overs for a month and everyone was always invited, friends, neighbors, boyfriends etc. Then I remember the day I had to call and let her know about the death of her son, my husband, my childrens father, it was the hardest phone call I ever had to make. And then seeing Mimi in the hospital time after time and watching her go through emergent open-heart surgery and hearing that she coded several times on the operating table. When it was all over with she told me that it wasn't time for her to go. "John wouldn't let me come yet" That was crazy. Finally, I am so fortunate to have a mother-in-law and father-in-law that has accepted my new husband Rob. I remember the first time I told Mimi I was dating someone 5 years after the death of my husband, her son. She assured me that all they want is for me and the girls to be happy and if we are happy then she is too. Thank you so much Mimi, I love you and I miss you so much.

Paula Richardson (daughter in law)
February 25th, 2010
Dear Richard, Michael & Sabrina

I have thought of you all so much. I know that it might be hard right now, but there will be a day when you think of Mary and the tears won't hurt as much. You'll remember that she will never leave the place that matters most, your heart.

I shared many wonderful times with Mary, she was a special lady for sure. Thinking of her reminds me of the many times she was there for me during real hardship. She was a true friend and she will never be forgotten. My sincere condolences to you and your entire family.

I will think of you through this coming holiday.

Much love,

Sheila Fitzgerald (long time friend)
December 4th, 2009
Trying to put into words any kind of depiction of Mary, .. well, that is sort of tough!

I could only start by saying that she was the most wonderful Mother-In-Law that I could ever imagine having. Her nature was one of unconditional love that displayed no boundaries. Regardless, she was always there with her gracious smile and warm nature.

As we were going through all of her keepsakes and note cards that she had kept over the years, Sabrina came across a card that I gave her years back on Mother's Day. The card read ... "A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination, prepared to be herself and only herself. You know who you are, where you have come from, and where you are going." Mary, to me ... you have shown such grace and assurance and I am glad to have known you. You are forever in my heart.

I love and miss you so much ! I feel fortunate to have Sabrina in my life, knowing that so much of you lives on in her. Thank you for being her best friend and my most cherished Mother-In-Law !


Paul Glans (Son-In-Law)
November 30th, 2009
To Sleeve, Sebrina & Paul and granddaughters;
Mary was a wonderful friend, lots of fun,alway helpful, a very special person. Our memories are NCO New Years Eve dances,many fun times at Sun Valley and our many very enjoyable trips to their home in AZ. Our trip to Corondo Beach in San Diego in their 5 wheel parked right on the beach. We spent a few Easters with the Gildersleeves and Mary alway putting on a wonderful dinner for family and friends. Going shopping around Phoenix and Scotsdale and when we got home Sleeve whould tell her which stores she had been in and how much she spent. She would laugh and brush him off with some remark to which he would laugh too. A lot of fun with her 3 dogs Rocky, Ricky and Princess that she loved so much and Sleeve had to take care of. I was so nice to see Sleeve when he came out for a visit this past September and to go over memories of Mary. We are so glad she was a part of our lives and we will never forget her.
Carol & Roger Hinkel (Friends)
November 2nd, 2009
To Sabrina and family,

I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother Mary. I was blessed to have known her and what I remember most about her is her incredible strengh, gentle compassion and her warm smile. When I was a physical therpy student I lived with the Manzones{Donna was my college roomate} and I worked at Manchester Memorial Hospital which was my first clinical rotation. Mary was a nurse at this hospital and she immediately took me under her wing giving the support and encouragement that a very nervous 21 year old intern needed! Mary was a seasoned nurse and she saw to it that I would have a good experience in her hosptial so she arranged for me to observe a hip surgery. It was so exciting and I couldn't believe I got to treat that man after his surgery. I appreciated all she did for me..that was what Mary did she helped and touched so many lives in so many ways in her short time here with us.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time and know that Mary's presence and spirit will alway be with you. I will be forever blessed and grateful for mary's presence in my life.
Karen Oster (friend of the Manzones)
October 25th, 2009

DON'T STAND BY MY GRAVE AND WEEP ... I AM NOT THERE, I DO NOT SLEEP. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn's rain. When
YOU awake in the morning's hush, I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circling flight. I AM THE SOFT STAR SHINE AT NIGHT. DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE AND CRY ... I am not there, I DID NOT DIE.

With all my love,
Jelly Bean( Joan) Klebart (Close Friend)
October 24th, 2009
Every time we think of Myrtle Beach we think of Mary who arranged a wonderful vacation at the Tropical Dunes. Remember the 6th floor penthouse?
That was the beginning of our history with Myrtle Beach- houses, condos etc. Before that it was good ole Cape Cod. Dinners at Serena's, trips to P town and shopping. These are among the many wonderful memories we had with Mary and Sleeve. They are very dear friends to us. We are thinking of the family during these difficult times.
Pete and Sandy Manzone CT
Pete and Sandy Manzone (Friends)
October 10th, 2009
Dear Sabrina,

What a nice visit we had while your Dad was here with Evelyn. We had so many laughs and shared such great memories of Mary & George. We are all hoping that the family can be together again soon, we promise to get all the cousins here for a reunion when you make your next trip. Our Prince Edward Island is a wonderful spot and so much richer with the memories of our "good soles" Mary and George. They are truly missed ! We hope to see you again soon. Please stay in touch !

Much love to the ENTIRE Gildersleeve Family,

Audrey Sweeney (Relative, PEI)
October 10th, 2009
Dear Richard,

I was truly sorry to hear of Mary's passing. We were all looking so forward to our Sun Valley reunion. I just now have the courage to write.

I have such fond memories, Mary introduced me to sour dough bread & rice cakes ! She made me a beautiful bouquet of dried roses that I still have on my fireplace. A treasured remembrance, always. Gosh, I remember her coordinating my retirement party years back, great memories of Manchester Memorial Hospital. We were so good about keeping in touch & it was always so wonderful to hear her cheerful voice. Such a loss for all those who knew and loved her.

Sincerely yours,
Sally Massolini
Sally Massolini (Dear Friend)
October 7th, 2009
I am thinking of you all,

I have so many fond memories of our families ... vacations to Cape Cod, Myrtle Beach, and just our years spent growing up together. I am so sad for your loss and my thoughts are with Sabrina, Sleeve and the family.

Love, Donna Manzone
Donna Manzone (Family Friend W. Locks, C)
October 7th, 2009
When I visited Mike, Jenni and Rachael I always looked forward to seeing Mary and Richard also. I remember having such a good time going out to dinner or just sitting around talking. She is certainly missed.
Shirley Heggland (Friend)
October 5th, 2009
Our deepest condolences to Gildersleeve and extended Gildersleeve family.

My parents missed Mr. Gildersleeve and Sabrina's recent visit (they were with family in the Netherlands).

Your memorial page is awesome. Is it any wonder that Mary's fame will go on because of who she was, but her rocks were always her family and most especially Mr. Gildersleeve.

Our prayers and thoughts will always be with you.

Yvonne Waterschoot (Loudis), Michael, Maria Loudis and Paulina, Henk, Henry (Jane), Ed (Sue), Maryann (Don)
Yvonne Waterschoot-Loudis (CT Neighbor)
October 2nd, 2009
Dear Richard, Sabrina, Paul & family

Thoughts of Mary always bring a smile to our face. She had such a lust for life and never spared her zest when it came to those she loved and enjoyed. One of our most favorite stories was when Mary and Sabrina came for their overnight stay on their way to Maine. Johnny and Mary hit the scotch and spoke of family and their memories, only to make new ones as we were celebrating our pasts. Bed time came and all four of us sat on the bed together enjoying our own banter when the bed "hit the floor". We laughed so hard, almost wet our pants. Johnny's first words out were "Don't tell Mr. Gildersleeve that I broke the bed with his wife" I can say that laughter was always spilling over when Mary was in the game ! She will be missed. Her life will continue in our hearts with the wonderful memories we will cherish.

Love, Colleen & Johnny
Suffield, Ct
Colleen & Johnny Angland (Close family friends)
September 30th, 2009
Mary will be sorely missed at Scottsdale Shea. She loved her job so much, we never could convince her to retire and travel full time. She would get so excited to do a pediatric or ophthalmic case, that she would be disappointed when it was over. She was always caring and compassionate when giving patient care. I will miss all of her stories, laughter and practical jokes. She is a character that will live on in our stories and memories. My heart goes out to the family she left behind, find comfort in knowing she will always be around watching and guiding you until you see her again.
My love and condolences to all,
Candace Fradette
Candace Fradette (Co-Worker at Shea)
September 12th, 2009
Dear Uncle Richard,

I am still in shock. It is hard to believe that a woman so full of life could leave us so quickly. I am so sorry for your loss and ours. Aunt Mary was a very real and positive force in our family. In spite of the miles between us, you have both been very present to me and my family throughout our lives. It is hard to think that the next time we see you, we will not see Aunt Mary's beautiful smile, nor hear her voice.

One of my earliest recollections of Aunt Mary is when you brought this exotic beauty to our home on Liberty Street. I must have been about 4 years old. I was in awe of her. Soon after I was the flower girl at your wedding, witnessing the beginning of a long and happy marriage. You both survived many hardships. Cherish the love and the memories of your good spouse and marriage. Many people get little of either.

My dearest uncle Richard, my prayers are with you, now and always.

Love, Anne
Anne (Richard's neice)
September 2nd, 2009
My thoughts are with the entire Gildersleeve family on the LOSS of Mary.

Just this morning, I was thinking of her and re-reading the lovely e-mail about her and Richard's renewing their wedding vows. What a wonderful family she had to take care of her at home. It is my sincere honor to have been her cardiologist.

Elaine Niggemann (Cardiologist)
September 2nd, 2009

my best friend, co-worker, confidant, therapist, teacher, role model, partner in crime, and the most charismatic woman I have EVER known.


getting married, tragedy of children lost, vacations, mother daughter trips, all nighters, wet our pants laughs, pajama parties, thrift shops, volunteering, apple martinis, scotch, blame for the poor grass!, camping trips and a lifetime of memories.


lonely, sad, heartbroken, ... yet grateful that our paths crossed in 1961, my life is so much richer because of MARY being in it.

Joni Colaccino (Dear Friend)
September 1st, 2009
As we all know, Mary was an amazing woman. Some people don't extend themselves to others. Mary got it ! She was there for her family and friends, as I was lucky enough to know first hand. Through the stories I have been told, Mary knew how to have fun and make the most of every moment. So many times she could have given up and she never did. She was a ball of fire ! I feel so fortunate to have felt her warmth. As I have said to you in the past, Sabrina ... be so happy that you have so much to miss. Her love was special. Bill and I are thinking of you all.
Darcy Flood (Family friend)
September 1st, 2009
She was such a bright spot in our lives. We miss her so much ! It is hard to realize she is not with us physically. Her kindness, love and caring ways continue to envelope anyone that knew her. May God bless Richard, Sabrina, Michael and her grandchildren.

Love, Mom G.
Harriet Glans (Family)
September 1st, 2009
Dearest Mary,
Thank you for 30 years of sharing with me how to live passionately, embracing your family and friends. Your example of being a parent will always live in my heart. I will miss the laughter that I knew would bubble up from our toes because you were there. Our lives are richer and more beautiful because of the threads you wove into them with grace. Blessings sweet Mary! With gratitude and love, Kate
Katie Rios (Son-in-Law's Sister)
September 1st, 2009
So thankful for our Christmas trips to Prescott where Mary never failed at teaching us girls a thing or two. Just when we thought we knew it all, another lesson learned! And those wonderful match-making skills... Pajama party secrets still make me snicker. Vegas was such a blast with her. So much fun always and thoughts of Mary always make me SMILE. Grateful to have been a part of her life. One classy lady!
Lisa Long (Friend)
August 29th, 2009
Mary has blessed all of our lives and I am thankful to have known her.
We met working in the OR at Chandler Hospital and developed a lasting friendship. Although I knew there was somewhat of an age difference between us, it really didn’t matter. In fact I really never knew her real age until recently. I considered her like a big sister and she always gave me wise advice and encouraging words. I always will cherish the fact that I got to spend part of her last birthday here in June working together in the OR at Greenbaum Surgery Center where she happened to be floating and we were assigned to work together in the same room.

One of our common interests was camping together and one of the first trips we took with Sleeve and Mary in our RV’s was to Rocky Point Mexico. After quite a few drinks one night, a stray Rocky Point terrier wondered into our beach campsite. I think most everyone knows that Mary loves her animals. Well Mary wanted to talk Sleeve into taking that dog back in the RV to Arizona and give it a good home. Luckily, the dog was friendly enough because Mary had her hands all over that dog and hands in his mouth checking his teeth. What she didn’t see was that the dog was pretty wild and probably had a few ticks on him. She had a kind heart but Sleeve won that argument that time. We also took a trip out to the Esperanza de los Ninos children’s home north of RP and spend some time with the needy kids there and I found out how loving she was as she talked with and hugged the Mexican kids she had never met before and they warmed right up to her and called her “abuela” for grandma.

On another Rocky Point trip we stayed at an RV park where you always have a lot Mexican vendors coming up to you when sitting on the beach. We called it “The Beach Shopping Club”. As most of you know Mary does love to shop for a bargain and one time when she got the deal she wanted she discovered that she didn’t have any money on the beach with her as it was back in the RV with Sleeve. She talked this poor Mexican vendor into going to find Richard in the RV park and then proceeded to help him by hollering in her Spanglish accent: “Ricardo we need money”. She always made me laugh and we had a lot of fun times together. Dear friend I will miss you!
Sara Smith (friend/co-worker)
August 25th, 2009
Knowing Mary was a light in the darkness. You never had to guess her feelings or thoughts about anything. She was a gal after my own heart.
I hold only fond memories and I am greatfull for the previlege of knowing her as well as the honor of shared times together.
May God Bless Richard and the family with HIS eternal peace and love.

Lynda Lemanis (SunValley)
Lynda Lemanis (Friend)
August 20th, 2009
There are so many fond memories of Mary,her generous ways,the beauty of her flowers and her infectious laughter.So many memories of a truly gracious lady.May God's blessings and the memories of Mary support Dick & her family.
Our sincere condolences
Glenn&Sylvia Yeargers
Sun Valley ,Stfrd.Spgs.Ct.
Glenn&Sylvia Yeargers (Friends)
August 18th, 2009
We are so saddened to hear of Mary's passing. She was such a positive, happy, wonderful lady who made everyone around her laugh and smile. We send our condolensces to all of her family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Dean and Wendy Pisciotta (friends from Sun Valley)
August 16th, 2009
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)

Poem for Mary by Sara
"I thought of you with love today but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday and days before that too. I have a silent thought, a secret tear that keeps your memory ever dear. God took you home, it was his will, but in our hearts you live still. Your memory is my keepsake with which I’ll never part. God has you in His keeping I have you in my heart."

Mary was a friend to me through both of our good and bad times. She was one classy lady so full of style and grace. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and wife who took pleasure in the simple things in life. Mary loved her pets- dogs Ricky and Roxy, and adopted a desert tortoise named Houdini.
She never really retired and continued to work part time as a surgical tech until the last month of her life here on earth. I was fortunate enough to have spent her last birthday working together on June 10 in the OR at Greenbaum Surgery Center where she was feeling good and seemed so full of energy. This has made me appreciate that life can change at any time so make every moment count with the ones you love.

Mary had an open door policy when it came to holidays and she always made my husband Dave and I feel like a part of the Gildersleeve family. Of course, no one ever went hungry at the Gildersleeves as there always was a ton of food! She loved “tag sales” and camping in the great outdoors, and going to Arabian horseshows.

Mary was also a very spiritual person and believed in Jesus so I know he has a special place for her in His kingdom. We can be assured and take comfort that there is hope and life everlasting for those willing to believe. I will miss you Mary!

I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. (John 11:25-26)
Sara Smith (friend)
August 14th, 2009
I have known Mary for about 10 years and worked with her in the OR at Chandler Regional Hospital and recently at Scottsdale Healthcare. We became camping buddies with her and Richard and we had alot of fun trips in the RV. I will miss and always cherish the friendship we shared. Even though her health failed her I know her spirit lives on forever and she has no more pain and suffering! My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of the Gildersleeve family.
Sara Smith (Friend/Coworker SHC)
August 14th, 2009

I met Mary in Sept of 1961, My life changed forever! I went from being a 19 yr old farm girl in Ascutney Vermont to being a health care provider at a nursing home in Windsor Ct. This is where I became a Mary wannabe” ! Mary and I were drawn to one another like magnets. Her beautiful smile and sense of humor just captivated me. I wanted to be part of her charm and charisma and she was only so willing to share. My very first experience was when we were getting ready one eve to go out on the town. Mary decided that I needed a lesson in applying make-up and there it began, our lifetime friendship. I use her teachings to this very day.

It would take a lifetime to write down our stories. When we first met, I remember once … Poor Richard had to go to guard camp for the weekend and he asked of Mary just one favor. “Please water my grass, move the sprinkler around the front yard so our lawn is green when I return.” Well, Mary and I got “busy” with our plans and when Richard returned the entire lawn was brown except for the one spot he had left the sprinkler. He was furious with us … it seemed our “antics” always floated to the surface. One of our most recent fun times was in Payson, just this past year. The four of us visited the casino. Mary and I hit the bar while the guys gambled. We just had the hardest time convincing the bartender that 3 Carmel Apple Martinis … was a good limit. We bargained one more each out of him and then proceeded to stagger our way back to the truck. Well, … Richard and Guy had their eyes rolling at us once again. Boy, … did we ever laugh.

Mary and I shared a bond that many would not understand. We always referred to one another as “soul sisters” We both lost children before their time … we found comfort in each other knowing that we shared each others pain. Mary taught me that life is what you yourself make of it … that we all have choices, despite these life challenges. It is up to us to strive for our happiness. She was and always will be the sweetest, most loving, caring person to influence my life. Her beautiful smile will be with me forever. I see her in Sabrina. I love you all and will miss Mary Forever! CAIO BELLA, Darlin’ …. LOVE Joni 8/8/09
Joni Colacino (Friend)
August 12th, 2009
Mimi …

You are truly the most amazing grandmother that I could ever ask for. Because of you I would not dare to put my elbows on the table ! I did not want to be sent off to Miss Manors school. You made me the respectable lady that I am today and because of that your spirit will live in my heart forever.

I love you, Nicole
Nicole Gildersleeve (Granddaughter)
August 12th, 2009
Set me as a seal upon your heart,_ as a seal upon your arm;_for love is as strong as death…_If one offered for love_ all the wealth of one’s house,_ it would be utterly scorned.
Song of Solomon 8:6-7

Last evening, right about sunset, in the shadow of the McDowell Mountains, I was honored to lead a couple in renewing their wedding vows. There, in the presence of Almighty God they renewed their faith in each other and faith in God and bound themselves together in sacred vows for the days ahead.

For the big occasion the “groom” had squeezed into the Air Force uniform he wore almost 52 years ago when he first pledged undying love. His “bride” was radiant, in her bed, on oxygen, with her hospice nurse nearby. Diagnosed with a raging, terminal cancer just five weeks ago, she asked her family to call for a minister. Sensing that she would not be here in a month to celebrate their anniversary, she wanted to renew their vows now. The groom was overwhelmed and their children and grandchildren looked on with pride and deep joy.

I had a hard time sleeping last night as I kept replaying that scene in my mind. I knew that I had been a witness to something transcendent and wondrous. I had been given insight into the things that really matter, the things that really count.

When I worked for hospice we would commonly say that there are five things a patient needs to say before she or he dies. Those five things are:

1. Forgive me
2. I forgive you
3. I love you
4. Thank you
5. Good-bye

As we sought to help patients to a good death in saying these five things, it occurred to me that this was not only a good way to die……it was also a very good way to live! Yes, today is the day to say, “forgive me.” Today is the day to say, “I love you” and to celebrate those we love. Let’s not let another day slip through our fingers. Let’s pick up a phone. Write a note. Give a hug. Say “thank you.”

In today’s text Solomon gets it right again:

If one offered for love all the wealth of one’s house, it would be utterly scorned.

Take time today to love,

Grace and Peace,

Tim Smith
Timothy Smith (Rev. at Water from Rock a)
August 12th, 2009
Shocked and saddened by her passing. She was always upbeat and smiling and good company at work. My husband joins me in sending our condolences to all in her family.
Gail May (Friend/Co-worker @MMH)
August 12th, 2009
Mimi had silver in her hair and gold in her heart, anybody who had the pleasure of knowing her will agree that she was a treasure. I can only continue to be thankful everyday for the twenty three years that I shared with her and remember all that she gave and taught me: Comfort in difficult times, smiles when sadness intruded, beauty for my eyes to see, confidence when I was doubtful, patience to accept the truth, courage to know myself, and love to complete my life. She will forever lie within- every ounce of love, Kristen Hannah
Kristen Gildersleeve (granddaughter)
August 9th, 2009
Mimi was the best grandma, mother, and wife anyone could have! She ment the world to me! She was always there no matter what! and she will be greatly missed. Im glad she's in a better place and not feeling any pain anymore. I love you so much Mimi!!! <3
Rachael Gildersleeve (granddaughter)
August 6th, 2009
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"Mary, mornings are not the same! I miss your phone call to Sabrina. I would wonder if the two of you would be done talking by time I was done in the shower. Often not, you both could talk forever! I wish the phone would ring. I miss your voice ..."
Paul Glans (Son-in-Law)
December 1st, 2009
"I met Mary only once, but her daughter,Sabrina, is like a sister of my heart. Mary gave her so many gifts, not the least of which is her joyful, loving heart that never misses a chance to reach out to the people she loves.What a lovely lasting gift."
Ellen Ferris
November 18th, 2009
""When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight." Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet Mary had such grace."
Anonymous Anonymous
October 30th, 2009
"How do I go on without you???I miss you so very much Mary..."
joanie colaccino
October 28th, 2009
"When I see a humming bird in my yard, I always think of Mary. She introduced me to them years ago. Really special lady she was, left her love everywhere. Mary was a wonderful friend that I will miss dearly !"
Joan, Jelly Bean Klebart
October 24th, 2009
"Such a wonderful memorial ! The pictures of Mary really get to me. I will always remember "Mrs. Gildersleeve" as a vibrant and stunning woman, jet black hair always in a bun. Her laughter so contagious, she touched many lives in her special way"
Maryanne Watershoot
October 14th, 2009
Daughter Sabrina
October 10th, 2009
"I have so many fond memories of our families ... our vacations to Cape Cod, Myrtle beach, and just the years spent growing up together. I am so sad for your loss and my thoughts are with Sabrina, Sleeve and the family."
Donna Manzone
October 6th, 2009
"I will miss our visits after work or after skating practice. You never missed a beat to encourage me or share your joy. Remebering loading your car with the stick which held up the trunk. I will miss you deeply. You have touched my heart and soul."
Karen Plantier
September 13th, 2009
"I was 8yrs old when me & sabrina (rene)meet on the neighbors swing set. you senced life at home was not good for me and you and sleevy took me under your wing as part of your family. I have so many wonderful memories that I thank you both for I missu"
September 2nd, 2009

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