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Letters to the editor, April 1

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By The Staff

A passion for helping people   In remembrance of David Ford (my brother).

This is your favorite sister as I would always say to him.

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, was the worst day of my life, and Wednesday, Feb. 11 through Friday, Feb. 13, were the hardest days of my life to get through.

My brothers, Darrell and David are my rocks to lean on and my protectors. Both my brothers are wonderful.

I wanted to talk about him at the funeral service. But it was so hard at the time.

David has never met a stranger, always met a friend. He loved life. If he was ever upset about anything, he wouldn't show it. He could make anybody laugh on your worst day. But when he was at work, he was very serious and business about being a police officer. He loved children and was a great dad.

I hadn't got to talk to him and spend as much time as I would have liked to. But I work days and he worked nights so that made it complicated. But David was always there for me if I ever needed him.

At the visitation service, Wednesday afternoon, I met a lot of his friends. I wish I had the time that day to talk with everyone that attended, to ask how David touched your life. He was my protector, and Wednesday, I found out he was a lot of other people's protector also. So now I understand why I never got as much time with him. He loved his job and was out honoring and protecting friends and family, working a lot. His passion in life was helping people.

I always tried to take care of him when he was little. My mom and aunts always said I was his second mother. I tried to protect him. Somehow along the line of growing up, the roles reversed, and he became my protector.

I just wanted to express my appreciation to all the family, friends and co-workers that attended the visitation and service. If anyone has a story to tell about David, or just want to talk, please call me, Darrell and mom, because all David's friends are now our friends.

Somebody took you away from us, but they can never take our memories.

For the person that has no conscience that did this. We'll live with the pain; you'll live with the sorrow.

P.S. We will always miss you, David. We love you.   Kathy Satterly Campbellsville

 

Dedicated to Relay for Life

This makes the fifth year the  Tharp Family has been involved with Marion County Relay for Life and each year I have been truly blessed by the people of Marion County. This past Saturday we held our annual Relay for Life roadblock. We began at 8 a.m. on Saturday and ended at 7 p.m. I want to express my appreciation to every one in the community. Whether you gave a nickel or $20, we appreciate every penny. We are so blessed to be in a community of such caring people.

Remember any time you see a Relay for Life fundraiser it's supporting your community. Remember, together we will find a cure. May god bless each one of you.

DeLanna Clark 12 Kids for a Cure Lebanon