Daddy Would Be Proud of Cheryl Today..Definition of Laughter...David B. Ritchie's Celebration of Life

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Daddy would Be Proud of Cheryl Today..Definition of Laughter...David B. Ritchie's Celebration of Life

We drove down to  Solomon's Island this morning to be with my friend Cheryl Ritchie. When we arrived the parking lot was filled to overflowing. Even though this was a sad occasion,  sadness was not the theme. Laughter was!

                                                              David B Ritchie  

The family greeted each person and made everyone feel welcome. There were photos and albums and posters with good times, good friends, neighbors, family and co- workers. If I had to sum up the two hours of listening to the most wonderful stories about Cheryl's daddy, DBR, it would be one word. LAUGHTER. No one spoke this man's name with out using laughter in their description.

So many stories, so much life, so much love, so much friendship. I felt like I knew Daddy even thought we never met. He was a lucky man who lived his life to the fullest and earned a tremendous amount of respect, love and admiration. I was proud to be at this memorial and I was proud of my friend Cheryl.  I hope you get the chance to read Cheryl's tribute to Daddy. 

Daddy would be proud of Cheryl today!

                     Definition of Laughter...

David B. Ritchie's Celebration of Life  July 7, 1934~February 3, 2012

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Margaret - what a nice tribute.  I hope more people remember to celebrate the good things in those who pass. It's absolutely the best way to be remembered.  

Mar 31, 2012 12:14 PM #1
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Hi Margaret, Thank you so much for sharing this. I didn't read the tribute as yet but I will go there and express my condolences. I think I know now  where Cheryl gets her marvelous enthusiasm for life. 

Mar 31, 2012 12:19 PM #2
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So touched! Blessing to all! That's what it's all about. :) <3

Mar 31, 2012 01:27 PM #3
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This is lovely. Thank you for the kind words. Daddy would have loved the day. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Mar 31, 2012 01:51 PM #4
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Juli, It was a real celebration of life.

William, Cheryl is her father's daughter.

Laura, Thanks for stopping by.

Cheryl, So glad we were able to share the day with you.  I was so proud of you! Would you consider sharing your beautiful tribute?

Mar 31, 2012 02:15 PM #5
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It is always hard when you lose someone close, but I is best to celebrate the life that we were able to share. Glad to hear that you were able to do that today Margaret.

Mar 31, 2012 05:05 PM #7
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If Cheryl's Dad could choose...it is how he would choose to be remembered....and know that you sharing her day of remembrance made it all the more special to her and her family.

Mar 31, 2012 07:11 PM #8
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As it should be, a celebration of Life!  Heading over to read Cheryl's tribute.  Lovely post Margaret, you are such a dear friend.

Mar 31, 2012 08:49 PM #9
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Margaret - Daddy would indeed be proud of her.

Apr 01, 2012 02:42 PM #10
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Tom, It was a wonderful day sharing the life of a very special man!

Sally, It was a special day for all in attendance.

Roger, Cheryl's tribute summed up a beautiful relationship filled with love and laughter.

Kathy, That's for sure.

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Margaret, just reading this tribute to Cheryl's father - Sorry to hear about Cheryl's lost and so proud to be able to see that she had your support.

Feb 16, 2013 12:41 AM #12
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Rosemary, This was written a year ago and Charyl has come a long way. And Daddy would be very proud of her.

Feb 16, 2013 01:31 AM #13
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