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linkmac95: I was absolutely amazed at how Don’s song popped up on Facebook right after I chatted here with dear friends about Cheryl. I had never heard this song before but if I had, I would have played it for Cheryl and sung it along with Don as our Anniversary song. Because it so perfectly reflects what I felt about Cheryl, it went immediately to the depths of my soul and I hope it is now wafting its way up to where she is! Honey, for 54 years, you were this to me, my wife, lover, soul mate, truly my best friend, and fantastic mother for our children-I miss you so much and so do they! We will meet again on the other side “when the time is right!" (((((Cheryl)))))

Here are the full lyrics:

You placed gold on my finger
You brought love like I've never known
You gave life to our children
And to me a reason to go on
You're my bread when I'm hungry
You're my shelter from troubled winds
You're my anchor in life's ocean
But most of all you're my best friend
When I need hope and inspiration
You're always strong when I'm tired and weak
I could search this whole world over
You'd still be everything that I need.

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linkmac95: Don, thanks to your lyrics, I now have the perfect way to close out my last entry in a one-year journal written to Cheryl as if she could actually read them as letters from afar. The timing of hearing your lyrics for the first time may have been a "Godwink!" and if so, thank you!
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linkmac95
linkmac95: I once heard in a sermon that God answers our prayers by telling us at different times - "No, slow, grow, go." These two quotations help me understand that concept.
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wings514
wings514: I agree with both of those!! ((( Ron )))
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linkmac95
linkmac95: While there are many versions of Jerusalema available on YouTube, this is my favorite version, one performed in Bielefeld, Germany. I love the exuberance of the multi-racial, multi-ethnic group as it bursts out onto the street and just joyfully starts dance steps now going on in all kinds of groups around the world. According to an article printed in the September 24, 2020 issue of the LA Times, "In the upbeat song in the Zulu language, the singer implores to be taken away from the troubles of the world to go to Jerusalem, effectively heaven. The song, by popular DJ Master KG with vocals by Nomcebo Zikode, was a hit in South Africa last year and became even more popular this year as people saw its message as a way to cope with the tragedies of the coronavirus pandemic." While the dance may fade away in time, like the macarena, I believe it and the accompanying dance craze brought at temporary salve to a hurting world desperately in need of it.....so here it is!

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darkbrowneyes48
darkbrowneyes48: I like them all... but think this is my favorite too. I guess they line dance all over the world. Its wonderful to see... Thanks so much for sharing Stay Safe
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linkmac95
linkmac95: Here is another song from the Australian group, The Idea of North with dark-haired beauty Naomi Crellin singing alto-go Naomi!



My favorite lines from the lyrics are these:

Everything we are will never die
Loving's such a beautiful thing
When you are to me, the light above
Made for all to see our precious love
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linkmac95
linkmac95: This version of the Billy Joel song "And So It Goes" by The King Singers and the Stay At Home Choir really resonated with me, especially the closing lines.

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evergreendr
evergreendr: Love that link. Ty
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linkmac95: In my opinion, this stunningly beautiful lullaby by Billy Joel is one of the most beautiful lullabyes ever composed since Brahms wrote his masterpiece in 1868. While Billy wrote his lullaby for his 7-year old daughter, I hear it as a lullaby for those we love who may be away but remain in our memories and in our hearts. As the final lyrics say,

"Someday we'll all be gone, but lullabyes go on and on
They never die, that's how you and I will be."

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linkmac95
linkmac95: I'm dedicating this version of "You've Got A Friend" to all my chat friends. Your friendship and support mean a lot to me. Sit back and enjoy this one-it really rocks!

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weeman47
weeman47: You got a big heart my friend
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fleetwoodgirl
fleetwoodgirl: Wow.. I loved this version.. Awesome.
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liatnesse
liatnesse: Thank you so much my dear friend Ron. You truly are a beautiful soul. Stay safe and well, I am thinking of you. Love from England. x
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linkmac95
linkmac95: For the last decade of my 37-year teaching career, this was my classroom. I expected my students to succeed according to the guidelines I posted on the side whiteboards.
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linkmac95: One Voice Children's Choir sings a lively version of "Love At Home." When love is present in the home, it helps all sorts of things just fall into place-that was my experience!

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wings514
wings514: Love that!
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evergreendr
evergreendr: oh... ty for posting this.
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ForeverForty
ForeverForty: Loved that! Great song...beautiful voices! Thank you for sharing
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linkmac95
linkmac95: Beach scene from Moorea, near Tahiti, from our Club Med vacation there in 1969
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adeli5546
adeli5546: Nice link love the view thanks for posting hugs 🤗
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jodarla
jodarla: beautiful mac
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linkmac95
linkmac95: My sister Connie and me, not sure of age, probably about 5.5 and 7.
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wings514
wings514: Cute kids!!
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linkmac95
linkmac95: On vacation in Hawaii in 1968-probably the last time I've ever been seen wearing flowers in my hair!
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wings514
wings514: LOL Flowers are so becoming on you! We were i n Hawaii twice and I guess that John got cheated! They didnt offer him flowers for his hair!
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wrmsunsets
wrmsunsets: good looking couple : )
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linkmac95
linkmac95: This Burt Bacharach video of his hit song "The Look of Love" may show loving looks but I'll take this one over any shown in the video!

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wings514
wings514: another ;lovely pic of the 2 of you.... did you find the one of your Impala?
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linkmac95
linkmac95: Not yet, but still have several hundred to peruse!
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wings514
wings514: Gads, I am so glad when we moved to Hilton Head we got rid of a lot of stuff ,,like our slides dating back to the early 60's when we got married!
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linkmac95
linkmac95: Another slide treasure rediscovered after a half century-This is Cheryl at 21, 10 months after we got married. I chose well, didn't I!
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ichesircat: a knockout!
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ll Rosso ll
ll Rosso ll: She was absolutely LOVELY, Linkers - inside and out. What a lucky man you are to have shared life with such a beautiful person.
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moonchildmistres
moonchildmistres: Such a lovely lady ((((( Link )))))
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linkmac95
linkmac95: This is me in my first classroom at the start of a 37-year career teaching high schoolers.
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linkmac95: This was our second Christmas celebration-1968.
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ForeverForty
ForeverForty: smiling....wonderful pic...you look good together
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ladyj032056
ladyj032056: A beautiful picture and memory!
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ichesircat
ichesircat: Ahh! to be young again!
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linkmac95
linkmac95: Cheryl and I saw the Four Freshmen perform in San Francisco while on our honeymoon in 1966. 53 years later, for our final anniversary, we saw the current group perform at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. A song we both loved at each concert was "Day By Day." After the concert, I introduced us to Bob Ferreira, the bass singer, and told him the words were just as true at each performance. Thanks, guys, for being musical bookends to our wonderful years as husband and wife.

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ForeverForty
ForeverForty: What a beautiful memory and a wonderful song....thank you for sharing Hugs my friend. Not many have the privilege of being able to boast of that many terrific years together! I hope this song will always warm your heart and your soul and put a magical smile on your face! Hugs My friend!
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linkmac95: Here I am in 1973, age 32, about to take my one and only flight in a private plane. Fellow coach Chuck McFate and I are escorting Randy Lopez to the California state championship meet in Sacramento where Randy will win in one of my happiest days ever as a track coach, becoming my school's only state champion in the half-mile run! In the picture, Randy is 3rd.
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linkmac95: I've finally gotten around to digitizing some old slides. Here is one of Cheryl and our adopted son, Greg, on a 1972 trip to visit relatives in Portland and a year later, they are at the Los Angeles Zoo. She was such a proud mommy!
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moonchildmistres
moonchildmistres: Such a lovely lady too! ((((( Link ))))))
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ichesircat
ichesircat: What a good looking woman! You were a lucky guy!
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wings514
wings514: Pretty Lady and sweet looking boy!! ((((RON))
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linkmac95
linkmac95: Frion, a dear chat pal of mine from the AOL days, sent me this unique greeting card honoring the 1st Anniversary of the loss of a loved one, in this case, my wife Cheryl. She gave me permission to post it and if anyone reading this knows someone who can use the uplift in spirit this card can bring, feel free to repost it as needed.
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wings514
wings514: very true and uplifting ...
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ladyj032056
ladyj032056: Beautiful! Thanks for sharing
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Cee__: Beautiful link
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linkmac95
linkmac95: At 12:46 Am on August 9, 2019, Cheryl, my wife of 53 years passed away after a year-long battle against liver disease. On September 6, 2019, we held a Celebration of Life Service in the Pasadena Nazarene Church where my family worshipped for ten years. Each person in attendance was given this picture card of Cheryl and viewed this 12-minute video with highlights of her life and our life together. I present them here to honor the life of a woman whose smile lit up any room she entered, something those who knew her fondly remember, someone who loved people and people loved her. Rest in Peace, my soul mate, until we meet again, "when the time is right."

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wings514
wings514: Wonderful tribute for your dear Cheryl.
Wonderful tribute for your dear Cheryl. I am so glad you son and granddaughter is with you over the weekend... (((( RON )))
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wings514
wings514: hmmm I said it twice?? LOL Oh well!
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evergreendr
evergreendr: Dear friend.
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linkmac95
linkmac95: Thank you very much, my dear friend! (((((Ever)))))
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linkmac95
linkmac95: Here we are celebrating our 40th Anniversary at home in front of a room full of family and friends.
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linkmac95: Lia, my dear friend, your kind words of support mean a lot to me, never more than now. That huge bow of love is the perfect wrapping on the gift of friendship you bestowed on me years ago and for which I will be forever grateful. (((((Lia)))))
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wings514
wings514: Such great memories, ((Ron))
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linkmac95
linkmac95: ...and here we are dancing on our 50th Anniversary at our son's place in Ocean Isle, North Carolina. The song was "I Love You" by the Four Freshmen.

www.facebook.com/ron.larson.735/videos/10157449680193320/
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linkmac95
linkmac95: Here I am at age 26 coaching high school runners-lets see, was that supposed to be 3 laps or 4? lol
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wings514
wings514: still handsome! LOL
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