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Thread: I am crying, but they are happy tears----

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    Sharing happy tears with you..

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    Beautiful!

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    What a sad and lovely story. I am so sorry that your husband passed away. You are also in my prayers. What a beautiful person you are to give this quilt top along and have some one else be blessed with it.
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    Beautiful and what an honor ,I can't say thank you enough to all the service persons that have stood tall and brave for our freedom.
    God Bless
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    Sorry for your loss, but glad the quilt found a home worthy of your husbands memory.
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    I am glad that you can cry some happy tears. Best wishes always.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrishs View Post
    I have to tell this story----the Quilt board is such a wonderful place with wonderful people. I was contacted by Johans of the Munising Bay Quilt Guild when I was downsizing my stash....I didn't have any extra stash left but I did have a quilt top ( of Naval Air images) I had pieced for my husband before he passed away suddenly. He loved airplanes especially the Corsair and He was a Navy SeeBee in Vietnam. (Agent Orange was determined to have caused his death)
    I just couldn't bring myself to finish the quilt and offered it to Joann as they were making quilts for veterans. Not only did they finish the quilt beautifully they did present it to a Vietnam Vet on Memorial day. She sent me a clipping and cd of the ceremony honoring my husband's and other veteran's service.......
    I am so eternally grateful,
    that is just a wonderful story...My dad is a Nam vet Navy Seabee.....they have determined that Agent orange is the cause of his ailments. I think dad is next on my list of QOV quilts!

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    WOW, what a great story, and a wonderful memory, for our vets, thank you for sharing such a happy story
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    Happy ending to the story. So sorry for your loss.

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    Beautiful story.....a wonderful way to remember your husband. I'm Mom to an Iraq war veteran (still active duty) and I appreciate the tribute to our veterans of whatever war. They deserve it!! So sorry for the loss of your husband...
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    What a great memory for your husband and I am sure it will be cherished! You deserve happy tears.
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    Wonderful. I am from that era - my brother was in Vietnam. He also has "Agent Orange". I got tears in my eyes as I was reading the posts here. I was able to watch a special on TV on Memorial Day honoring the Vietnam Vet. It was great considering what they went through when they came home.

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    Lovely and fitting tribute!
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    What a wonderful story, and a great way to honor your husband and his service to his country!
    Agent Orange did some pretty horrific damage to so many...we lost both my father and brother to it.

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    I'm sure your husband would be so proud of you, a wonderful story. So heartwarming.
    Thank You Lord for answering my prayers, in this I am truely blessed!

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    Heartfelt hugs and smiles as I, too, share in your tears of joy and of loss. My thanks are added to the many others to you and your husband for the sacrifices made in service to our country, as well as to all the other veterans and those currently serving. We stand together as we sew together to give a token of our selves in a quilt for our veterans and those in service. Thanks, too, for a wonderful post to remind us all that the need for quilts is ever present.
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    My husband is a VN vet also, and I really do send my sincere sympathies for your loss. I am so glad another VietNam vet got your quilt. It seemed destined to end up with one of our finest from the Viet Nam era. Thank you for doing a wonderful thing!

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    How wonderful that a fellow veteran of the Veitnam War has received your quilt...Glad that those are happy tears...I have a friend that is also fighting the effects of Agent Orange.
    Tink's Mom (My name is really Susie)

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    What a beautiful story! I'm so sorry for the loss of your husband. My husband is also a Vietnam veteran (Army). I'm glad a Vietnam veteran was honored with your beautiful quilt. Can you post a picture?

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    What a great thing for all involved.
    Happy Quilting.

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    A beautiful treasured memory.

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    That is such a heart warming post, thank you!

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    A quilt with a story. I am also glad these are happy tears.

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    I'm so very sorry for your loss , but I'm so happy to hear that his quilt will be loved by a fellow vet.
    May you always have Love to Share , Health to Spare, and Friends that Care!

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    his memory will live on in that quilt. I enjoyed finishing it with the enthusiasm of my guild.
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