Cactus Hill Guest BookApril 9, 2006: With regret, we are closing our guest book to further online comments. If you would like to add a comment, please send us an email.

Most of you are familiar with spamjunk email. Unfortunately, spammers have branched out beyond email and are attacking online guest books. We have been getting 20 to 30 junk messages each day in this guest book, increasing all the time. It's a real nuisance, leaving a big mess in the midst of all our wonderful guest comments.

Previous comments are here for your reading enjoyment. We will add your emailed comments manually. Thanks for visiting. 


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Name: Rachel R. Hartman
Date: 25 Aug 1997

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Love the improvements to your page!


Name: Jynni Shreve (formerly Bailey)
Date: 26 Aug 1997

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Chris and Ed, thank you for inviting me to your web site. I have enjoyed learning more about your lovely Annie. You truly are surrounded by good friends and a loving family. My thoughts are with you. And Chris, I promise to guard my daughter well and educate her in life and love. as you've asked. Jyn!


Name: Anita Edwards
Date: 27 Aug 1997

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Wow! Great job! So you don't just sit around watching the bluebonnets grow after all!


Name: Dorothy Edwards

Date: 10 Sep 1997

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I loved your web site , and I'll be back soon


Name: Kevin Walsh
Date: 16 Sep 1997

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!woeM Its a very nice page, and keep up the wonderful work


Name: Toni Brown
Date: 31 Oct 1997

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Told you I'd visit your web site. I will come back later to see more when I have more time.


Name: Richard Poole
Date: 03 Nov 1997

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Chris & Ed: This is impressive! I especially enjoyed your Alaska tour photos and summaries.


Name: Nancy Carrasco
Date: 13 Nov 1997

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hi yall, I am at work checking out your Web page with my girlfriend Phyllis (who also says Hello) looks exciting we are fixing to take the tour. Take care.


Name: Mary Miller
Date: 19 Nov 1997

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Good morning,

Great new look! I haven't visited everywhere yet, but I plan to.

Mary


Jon Camfield
GriffJon@Mail.UTexas.edu
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11 Jan 1998

I finally got around to taking the full tour of CactusHill... looks great! Now I just have to get some Enchilada Therapy...


Bud & Linda Thomas
Dorrett99@aol.com
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15 Apr 1998

We were surfing the WEB and came across your page. We are planning a trip to Alaska and enjoyed your photos of your trip. Thanks


Linda White
whitel@cadvision.com
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02 May 1998

We were excited to see my mother's picture (Dorothy) on the Internet!!


kelly thornton

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03 May 1998

I was just surfing the web when I found Yall. Its great to see you both doing so well. Your Cactus Hill site is great. We think of you often as if not for you two Charlotte and I would have never met. Someday soon we will have to play catch up.


Chris Vail
cnvail2@swbell.net
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13 May 1998

Nice page guys!!!!


Kevin Hunt
Kluffer@aol.com
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27 May 1998

Looking Great! As August 1 rolls near, I'll pass the site along to some others. I've got any idea for a store, and will discuss it off-line. I like the monthly rates, they seem fair.

Talk with you soon - HEY to you both!


Mandy
mandy@blueedgetech.com.au
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08 Jul 1998

I surfed in from Jonathon Cainers astrology page. I am a keen crafter, but live in Australia so would find it difficult to join your mall. Your home, family and pets are lovely and you've done a great job with your pages. Good luck with the craft mall. I'll be popping back to check it out :)))))))


Eileen
eileen@rmtinc.rmtaus.com
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8/26/98

Read the new Annie news. Sorry to hear there is no progress. Maybe the news stories and letter writing campaign will help stir some interest. I hope so. Take care.


Karen Stephens
kstephens@rwbeck.com
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10/16/98

I really like your web page. And after taking the "tour" I really wish I had bought "Making the Bed" way back when I had the chance. It is still my very favorite and is still in my mind's eye (after seeing it so often for almost 5 years -- hanging in your office). Thanks for including it on your web page; now I can look at it again and again. I passed your other business card on like I said I would. So nice to see you again! Karen


Cynthia A. Taylor-Edwards
cynthia_taylor-edwards@parsons.com
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1/4/99

Cactus Hill has been a delightful experience. Chris and Ed you are two wonderful people who deserve Gods best. I feel as though I know Annie because of you two. There is good that comes out of bad things. You have made us better people because of Cactus Hill and we love you for it. I wish you the best and I will be back again.


Mario Del Panta
cactus@unforgettable.com
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2/18/99

Hi ! nice site, i'm the owner of MARIO's CACTI web site, visit me and enjoy on the world of cacti.... Bye Mario


Susan Stahl
uomstahl@onr.com
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2/19/99

This is my work e-mail. I just had a few minutes to visit your site and wish I could stay longer! As soon as we get back into our home we intend to go on line and will advise of our personal address. Until then, how was Hawaii??!!


Susan Stahl
uomstahl@onr.com
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3/11/99

The Hawaii tour was beautiful. It makes me want to go back - I've been to Honolulu and Kauai. I can't wait to get on line at home so Steve can enjoy the pictures, too. Take care!!


John D. Yonkin
j.yonkin@worldnet.att.net
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3/19/99

Wish I could have fit into your suitcase and gone with you.


Ronald Stanton
devi@midrivers.com
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3/26/99

Loved your site and trip to Maui. Found you with a search on the net. We were there the same time you were. We were in Maui 2/20-2/27 1999. Also attended the Old Lahaina Luau. We are sending our daughter and new husband to Maui the 23rd of May. They will get a lot of good from the pictures on your website. I put up some travel stuff on our website while we were on vacation. You can see my pics at http://www.newvision-travel.com Just grab the Hawaii Vacation link. Again thankyou for a wonderful site.


Karen Bradshaw
klb@mgma.com
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4/19/99

I am Susan Stahl's sister from Denver, Colorado and she told me about your site and I wanted to visit. I met Ed once when I was in Texas a helping Susan and Steve move. I enjoyed the story from Annie and my prayers are with you in your search for answers. Be strong. I will continue to visit your site from time to time. Take care.


Dennis & Lee Ann Nicolosi

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5/22/99

I was researching some information about our honeymoon to Saxman Village in Alaska when your pics came up. Thanks for reminding us of such a wonderful place. I will visit again some time for facts that we may have forgotten.


Jerry And Ginny Scalzi

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6/9/99

This is really great. We appreciate the tour. It makes us anxious to go to Alaska which we will do in the near future. (Next Month)


Lisa J.
xicarican@aol.com
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8/2/99

this was a very interesting website that I came across accidentally. I will however will bookmark for future shopping needs and other items. Thanks


Alea

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10/13/99


Deidre McLellan
kdflyer@memlane.com
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10/30/99


Kevin Hunt
Kluffer@aol.com
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11/27/99


Pedro Carol Abreu
carolpedro@usa.net
23 Mar 2000


Shannon
smoody@austin.rr.com
11 Apr 2000


Name: Chris Born-Long
Email: chris@cactushill.com
Date: 15 Apr 2000

Comments

Apologies to those above whose comments were not recorded. A guest book has a mysterious way of changing without warning. I'm pretty sure it's fixed now. Thanks to all for your patience.


Name: Maria D. Garcia
Email: ara53@hotmail.com
Date: 20 Apr 2000

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I miss you Annie. I always think of you and all the fun we had together. Wish there would have been more time to spend with you but maybe god needed you to be someone's gardien angel. I have a photo Album dedicated just to you hope to show it to you some day. love always Me


Name: Aileen Rose
Email: Aileen2112@aol.com
Date: 06 Jun 2000

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I enjoyed your website very much, some of your paintings look so real.Thank you for bringing it to my attention ED. Aileen


Name: Tom and Camille Chase
Email: chasetf@ix.netcom.com
Date: 23 Jun 2000

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Enjoyed seeing your Alaska / Nieuw Amsterdam pictures. We are leaving in three weeks for the Vancouver to Seaward trip on the Nieuw Amsterdam too. We are looking forward to the beautiful sights.


Name: Susan Stahl
Email: ssstahl@msn.com
Date: 28 Jul 2000

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Wow - I really like the new site! The above is our new HOME e-mail (Steve & Susan Stahl) so please add us to your address book and keep in touch. We really need to get together again! Call or e-mail. It's easy to see why y'all have been so busy!


Name: Kathi & Hugh Wysocki
Email: hwysocki@aol.com
Date: 12 Oct 2000

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Great Site!!! We will be back to shop and browse.


Name: Jim and Margaret St. Pierre
Email: jst9440@aol.com
Date: 31 Oct 2000

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Very Very nice.


Name: Kelley
Email:
Date: 01 Nov 2000

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You guys have a great sight!! I looked at your pictures of maui and they were just like what it looks like in real life! Keep up the good work!!!


Name: Judith Goodwin
Email: granlady@att.net
Date: 11 Nov 2000

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Hi Folks, Visited your web page. It's a terrific and fun place. See you soon. Judy


Name: Kay Cornell
Email: cornell@tstar.net
Date: 05 Dec 2000

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Really enjoy your spicy beef jerky, it does have an unusual taste that is pleasing. Our customers at Red Wolf Sports Grill really enjoy the jerky.


Name: Peter C. Saunders
Email: psaunders@nhspca.org
Date: 11 Jan 2001

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Hi Eddie He's the sunshine cowboy and he never gets mad.. If you come on too heavy ..he just.. extends his hand..


Name: Rob
Email: thegalv@onebox.com
Date: 12 Jan 2001

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Ran across your Maui page while searching for Ka'anapali Beach Hotel. Reading through your Maui adventures brought me back to my visit there in November, 1999 (no whales, though). Great format to the site...I'll check the Alaskan trip, later. Thanks!


Name: Helen Bridges
Email: REALITYFRM@aol.com
Date: 19 Jan 2001

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Chris did a great site and service for me and my paintings on the Cactus Hill site. I so enjoyed reading all about her family and travels. I even saw and heard from old dear friends in St.Pertersburg Florida, the Jim and Margaret St.Pierres. Thanks Chris


Name: roger
Email: scootrog@aol.com
Date: 11 Mar 2001

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Name: Cynthia A. Alexander
Email: cynthia.alexander@parsons.com
Date: 11 Apr 2001

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I am back again in 4/2001 Ed and Chris. Alexander and I are happy to know that Cactus Hill is growing. Big Ed... we wish you all Gods flowers and lots of love. Chris we thank you for all the information/updates you've given us on Annie's Team. "Say to wisdom, You are my sister, and call understanding your nearest kin." Thank you Ed & Chris Born-Long


Name: abby emanuele
Email:
Date: 27 May 2001

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I finally went through your site and I loved it all Abby


Name: mrs.bullcrab
Email:
Date: 08 Aug 2001

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very nice site. she looked like a very nice person. sorry for your loss see you in msn spades


Name: melissa
Email: stressfreelife@aol.com
Date: 15 Oct 2001

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You have a nice variety of vendors - the site looks nice - thanks!


Name: Lisa Gouveia
Email: lisajean@bluesuedestew.com
Date: 27 Dec 2001

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Wow, what a great site. There's a little of everything--family history, arts and crafts, nature, pets, tragedy and laughter and love. Thanks for telling me about your site. I'll check back here and there. Next time I'm over at Parsons, I'll drop by. (I do some freelance brochure work a few times a year.)


Name: Hollyn
Email: hollyn.williams@blockbuster.com
Date: 29 Apr 2002

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Suzanne Cory-Edwards told me about this site and I'm really glad she did.


Name: Doc Darnell
Email: mdarnell@brazosport.cc.tx.us
Date: 10 May 2002

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Very interesting, will be back later with more time.Found your web page checking on the Cereus Peruvianus.


Name: steve breyfogle
Email: sbreyf6730@aol.com
Date: 11 Jun 2002

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hi guys it was sure nice to see yall.i hope to see you soon


Name: Duane Truman
Email: duane.truman@lmco.com
Date: 26 Jun 2002

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I'm sure Annie would be proud of your tribute. I read with great anticipation of her saga. I will look forward to and pray for her murderer to be brought to justice. God bless your family, D. Truman, Milpitas, CA


Name: Susan
Email: sstahl@uominc.com
Date: 01 Oct 2002

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Thanks for the wonderful photos of my Rocky Mountain home! Now you know why I'm so homesick! It sounds like you had a wonderful time - good to get away, isn't it? Thanks for the invite to view the photos.


Name: Paul Michael
Email:
Date: 04 Oct 2002

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Hi Grandpa!! I like our web pages and i'll send you a better picture of me soon. Since that was when i was in 7th. hope to meet you soon!


Name: Stuart and Michelle Taylor
Email: smtaylor95@aol.com
Date: 06 Oct 2002

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Hello Chris and Ed, This comes to you from your new neighbors. Enjoyed meeting you both and your web site today. Hope my Harley didn't spoil the tranquility of your walk too much. Stuart


Name: Jana Regehr
Email: bananjan@aol.com

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This is the Jana Regehr from Chris's youth in Evanston, Illinois. Our mothers were friends. I would love to contact Anne. I love the web sight, and love the pictures of bob. He looks just the way I remember him!


Name: Misha
Email: mwisnesk@adarc.org

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i stopped by to see if there were any updated kitty photos...was feeling the need for a xena fix...and was incredibly happy to see emilie's story!! how wonderful!!! ed, she looks so much like you!! and your grandkids are adorable :)


Name: bRatwoman54
Email:

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nice place. beautiful cactus, wow, im very impressed since I cant grow one. The art page is wonderful as well. Happy growing..........


Name: Tom Mulchrone
Email: tmulchrone@metzler.com

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Hi,

Just came across your wonderful site today and just thought you'd like to know there is a beautiful place on the west coast of Ireland call Louisburgh too(Just like your products). If you're ever in the area send me an e-mail and I'll gladly show your round the village (Dont forget to bring a pot of your cider jelly !).

Follow the below link and let me know what you think http://louisburgh.mayo-ireland.ie/LouisPhs.htm

All the best Tom


Name: ROSEMARY WARD
Email:
Date: June 03, 2004

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MY HUSBAND ,10 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER AND MYSELF ENJOYED A SIMILAR TRIP TO YOUR OWN IN MAY/JUNE 2002.VIEWING YOUR LOVELY PHOTOS BRING BACK MANY FABULOUS MEMORIES. I PLUGGED IN'" THE RED DOG SALOON" INTO THE SEARCH ENGINE AND FOUND YOUR SITE. WE ARE CONSIDERING A DRIVING ADVENTURE TO ALASKA FROM EDMONTON IN THE FUTURE.I CANNOT GET ENOUGH INFO ABOUT THIS ALASKA-HOPE YOU ENJOYED AS MUCH AS WE. ROSEMARY. AUSTRALIA


Name: brice dunkum
Email:
Date: June 12, 2004

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cool website


Name: Jacqueline Morris
Email: jfm816@bellsouth.net
Date: July 12, 2004

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I really enjoyed the tour. My daughter died in a horrible car crash in 1996 on Christmas Day. I am now raising three beautiful children. The little girl was only 14 months when Cindy died. The boy that hit her was a drunk driver. The angels always are watching over us. Thank you for the tour.


Name: http://www.internetnewsdaily.com
Email:
Date: July 25, 2004

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keep up the good work


Name: June
Email: Junekozak@cox.net
Date: August 16, 2004

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My sincerest sympathies on losing your daughter. The site is wonderful and Lucky has the perfect name!


Name: Stacey Kyrish
Email:
Date: October 18, 2004

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What a website. Really good that this is available for those who are in need. Keep up the wonderful work.


Name: Kristie Westfall
Email: westfallka@yahoo.com
Date: October 24, 2004

Comments

Great site.


Name: Betty
Email: Komaromi_123_B@freemail.hu
Date: November 04, 2004

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This is a very good web site. Goodluck: Bernadett 


Name: Al & Jan Nygard
Email: nygardaj@shaw.ca
Date: February 19, 2005

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We're going to Hawaii in may 2005 and then cruising to the other islands and then home to Vancouver and thinking of maybe doing an Alaska cruise. we found your pictures to be of great help.Great website......


Name: ROGER GUERRERO
Email: rockdaddy58@msn.com
Date: March 26, 2005

Comments

Ed and Chris - you may remember me from the Texas Chili Parlor, the dude with the long ponytail - I moved to California in 2001 (Monterey Bay area) and in this time had no idea of the tragedy that occurred. My heart goes out to the both of you and praises for your taking such positive action in the face of adversity.


Name: Paul
Email: greenmoments@aol.com
Date: July 5, 2005

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it's been a pleasure visiting ur site


Name: Cookie N.
Email: cookien@roadlynx.net
Date: August 13, 2005

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I'm into cactus also but in my livingroom cause it's southwestern look.I've always loved them.I live in eastern PA. Your's are so beautiful and I truly enjoyed the photos.


Name: Donna O'Klock
Email: doklock@coldwellbankerunited.com
Date: March 22, 2006

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WOW! So glad I finally made time to visit. I love your night blooming cereus. I had one too, but the hail last spring did it in! It flowered gloriously before that storm...as if it knew!


Name: Mary Kroner
Email: mjkroner@gmail.com
Date: March 13, 2009

Comments

The "Austin Chronicle" just listed your Web page for the wonderful Texas Chili Parlor, so y'all can look forward to a whole lot more Web traffic. I was so happy to find your TCP page, because I introduced several European friends to the Chili Parlor, which they loved immediately-- one Englishman rates his travel from London to the US on how soon he can be seated at one of their tables after his plane pushes back from the gate at Gatwick or Heathrow. Now I have a Web address we can all reminisce over.

I went on to look at some of the rest of your site and was greatly touched and saddened to read about your daughter. My best friend was murdered, too, and I know that the pain never goes away. How may I support your effort against the killer's parole, in writing? (I will be organizing similarly in 2013, as possible parole for my best friend's murderer will loom then.) You have my deepest sympathy.

Sincerely,
Mary Kroner


Name: Abby
Email: speechgirl2@gmail.com
Date: November 11, 2009

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I've been wanting to look through your website, and finally had a moment to spend some time looking through it, reading it, and taking it all in.... thank you so much for sharing it with me!  the website and the story told within it is really incredible... your family has experienced such incredible love, contagious happiness and laughter, and such tragic pain... my deepest sympathies for annie, and everyone she touched (and continues to touch through your website).... you are wonderful people with a truly beautiful family....i wish you much happiness, peace, and love for many years to come.  


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