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My dad, Tom Richissin.
Davin Peterson June 14, 2014 at 06:22 pm
I lost my father 10 years ago at age 25. He was 59 and had collapsed at work. At the hospital,Read More doctors tried, but were unable to revive him. He had suffered from Heart Disease. So, I've sorta lived in your shoes
Hawa Coulibaly June 14, 2014 at 08:24 pm
What a beautiful story, Todd. Thank you for sharing. May your father rest in peace.
Mark Gunderman June 15, 2014 at 09:19 am
My father was 92 and I was 57 when he passed away. Still we only reconciled at the very end andRead More there were discussions we should have had but did not as we ran out of time. He and I both thought we had more time.
What traditions do you take part in on Memorial Day? Credit: Patch File
Rosebud May 26, 2014 at 09:10 am
A day to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. I always attend the Arbutus Memorial DayRead More ceremony of American Legions 27 Original Flags. It is the very least I can do to show my respect and deep appreciation for all those brave men & women who gave their very lives for my freedoms and the freedom of so many all over the world. Their deaths meant that I can practice my religion, speak without fear, honor my country how I want, vote in a democratic republic, bear arms, and so on and so on.... Thank God for all the men & women who gave their lives for this country and for me. Amen
katherinesaba May 26, 2014 at 10:16 am
Honor all those who served our country! Show remembrance and respect for them an our country.Read More Display the American Flag!!!!!
PH May 26, 2014 at 10:57 am
I proudly fly my American flag and I treat it with respect when handling it. It represents freedomRead More and the sacrifice of American blood in order to keep that freedom. I now live in a new home where there is a condo association with all kinds of inane 'rules'. I dare one of these condo nazis to order me to take down my flag.
Pam Wissman May 11, 2014 at 08:23 am
If someone were to ask me who I admire most I would immediately say my mother. She has been soRead More sincerely outgoing, pleasant, hardworking and dedicated. She raised a very large family under some pretty difficult conditions yet kept her pleasant social personality through it all and did a very good job of it too. My mother is an amazing person. I wish I were more like her.
Mei Mei, Sarah, gets a loving mother.
Kevin M. Raymond May 12, 2014 at 05:08 pm
Beautiful story of the adoption, the Shriner's Hospital and the kids that helped to expedite!
suzanneeleonard May 13, 2014 at 11:33 am
This family will also be at the Adoption Fair mentioned in the article if you want to talk with themRead More about their experiences adopting in China and Korea.
Youtube screen shot of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Leslie Ackerman April 20, 2014 at 08:26 am
Absoutely!... Mahler's Resurrection Symphony (No 2): a deep. spiritual journeythat ends in trueRead More heaven... and composed by a Jew (this is my take as one, sorry)
jMichael April 20, 2014 at 08:59 am
Good one, Leslie. No one should let this day pass without sounding this symphony throughout hisRead More home. It is my understanding, however, that "The Resurrection" compassed by Mahler is not that of Jesus of Nazareth, but rather of us... The vision of our resurrection to the afterlife. It is not an affirmation of Christianity but of a sacred Humanity. If I am wrong about this please correct me. Regards, jMichael
jMichael April 20, 2014 at 10:26 am
Good one, Leslie. No one should let this day pass without resolving to know this symphony. It is myRead More understanding that "The Resurrection" compassed by Mahler is not that of Jesus of Nazareth, but rather of us... A vision of our resurrection to an afterlife. It is the affirmation of a resilient and sacred Humanity. Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong about this. Regards, jMichael
Todd Richissin April 19, 2014 at 09:59 am
I agree, Barbara. A wedding is for celebrating, and from the reaction of the newlyweds andRead More congregation, this looks like a good start to any marriage.
Lewis Tagliaferre April 20, 2014 at 11:46 am
It must all be god's will or it would be different..his singing and the reactions to it...ergoRead More theofatalism...google for details
Tom Higgins April 20, 2014 at 06:37 pm
I think it's most appropriate. The church house is not a graveyard.
Chocolate Bunnies, Rabbit Care Info During Adoption Event. Patch file.
bradleyt202 April 4, 2014 at 07:37 am
We have a pet bunny Sam (Samantha). She is our only pet. Respect your bunny as a part of you.Read More Needs: space, plenty of veggies, food (NO BREAD, MEAT OR CHEESE) and nothing you feed a dog. Hay and love.
chewbecca April 4, 2014 at 09:37 am
It's great to see the educational effort re pet rabbits - many people think they are just a cuddlyRead More version of a low maintenance, easily disposable pet like a goldfish. But having had three rabbits at home, they are definitely a big commitment. They have their own individual personalities just as much as a cat or a dog if you get to know them. Most love attention, but not usually confined to a lap. They are easily litter-trained, but can be destructive if left unsupervised in a non-bunny-proofed area. And please plan to spay/neuter (even if you have only one bunny) and get regular vet care if you take one on. The rewards are great (there's nothing like watching your bun do a binky out of pure joy), but there's a lot of responsibility, too.
Free hotcakes on Presidents' Day. (Patch file photo.)
DaculaHood February 16, 2014 at 09:54 pm
Boy has the Patch gotten sloppy since the acquisition. Why is this story being pushed in Dacula,Read More GA? There isn't a Bob Evans for hundreds of miles around here. I sure miss Kristi.
Chris Hanenkrat February 17, 2014 at 10:00 am
Same here in Cartersville, the local news is really lacking.
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