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  1. #11
    kinnet Guest

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    I cannot put in to words how thankful I am that we are a part of this GS family. Joshua and I are so very blessed to have friends like all of you, especially in this difficult time.

    I wish there was a way for me to truly express my gratitude. Everyone's kind words, thoughts, and prayers have already helped us tremendously. I just really don't know what else to say, except thank you again, from the bottom of my heart.

    Our paypal address is rose.j.king@gmail.com

    Again, thank you. For everything. This is such a devastating thing to be going through and we appreciate all the love that has been sent our way.

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    Billy Ricks Guest

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    Quote Originally Posted by kinnet View Post
    I cannot put in to words how thankful I am that we are a part of this GS family. Joshua and I are so very blessed to have friends like all of you, especially in this difficult time.

    I wish there was a way for me to truly express my gratitude. Everyone's kind words, thoughts, and prayers have already helped us tremendously. I just really don't know what else to say, except thank you again, from the bottom of my heart.

    Our paypal address is rose.j.king@gmail.com

    Again, thank you. For everything. This is such a devastating thing to be going through and we appreciate all the love that has been sent our way.
    Josh is a lucky man to have you. Thanks for sharing the Paypal info. I'll send what I can tomorrow evening after I get home from work and visiting my wife's mom who gets home from France in the afternoon. There might be some that won't use Paypal. If you wouldn't mind passing your home address along to me I'll share it with those that choose to mail funds.

    Take care and be strong for Josh.

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    Thanks also Billy. Check your PayPal Rose.
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    Billy Ricks Guest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy View Post
    Thanks also Billy. Check your PayPal Rose.
    The thanks goes to you Sandy, all I did was start a thread.

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    TheCafeKid Guest

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    Billy, and everyone: Let me preface this by saying that I am humbled, and awed by the generosity of the residents of this forum. Over the past three years both Rose and I have met quite a few of you, and not one of any of you, despite disagreements we may have had, would I ever not go out of my way to help if I had the means to do so. So many of you have been here for some of the worst times of my life. A few of you have become surrogate family to me as, aside from my brother Joe, my stepfather and my mother, I really don't speak to my family. I also don't keep many friends. A lot of you are the closest things to every day friends as I keep. Some of you have become brothers to me. But all of you have made an impression on me of family and kinship that I have been missing for a long time.

    Already this year many of you have touched our hearts by banding together to surprise Rose and I with a way over the top wedding gifts. Honestly, we never expected that, and we were just happy to have those of you who were able to, join us in celebrating our union. That simply would have been enough, but you guys took it one step further. Our hearts were filled with amazement at the generosity displayed by you all. You really shouldn't have, but we appreciated it. Just saying thanks is not enough in my opinion. We have been truly blesses to be welcomed into this family, and we are honoured to call you friends and family.

    This has been without a doubt the toughest year of my life. Aside from marrying the love of my life, and my best friend, nothing has seemed to go the way I thought it would this year. Even when something good has happened, two or three bad things have happened to counteract it.
    The last two days have been nearly unbearable fir me. Inside, I have fought the urge to simply shut down, forcing myself to stay busy, to keep my mind on something else. Normally all of this, the talking about it I have done, would have been buried inside. That's how I've always been. But for once, I realize that shutting down right now isn't an option. I need to be there for my brother, my stepfather and for Rose. It's hard for me to share this stuff but I have been forcing myself to in an attempt to be both more receptive to those who need to vent to me, and to allow them to see that I am grieving, but I'm not simply walling myself in until I'm ready to deal with it. It sounds very cliche I'm sure, but this still doesn't feel real. Until my mother is cremated, and all of this is taken care of, I'm not sure I will fully comprehend what it means exactly.

    While talking to Bob today, he began to show signs of cracking under the weight. With the cost of the memorial/cremation expenses, he is starting to fear that he may lose the home he and my mother bought together, and worked hard to maintain. While my mom was on disability, and had Medicare/Medicaid, some of the processors and doctors she had to see for her conditions they still had to pay for out of pocket. My stepfather has good insurance but adding my mother to it would have been another $400 out of pocket every month. That simply wasn't feasible for them. Recently a couple of the proceedures she had to undergo cost quite a bit out of pocket, and they fell behind on their bills and mortgage. They went into forbearance on the home, and were diligently catching back up. They only had two more months and they would have been on an even keel again and the mortgage payment would have gone back to roughly half of what they were paying now. And now this.

    Please understand, I cannot begin to explain how grateful Rose and I are for all so many of you have already done for us. I have never felt so accepted and welcome by a group of people, some of whom I've never had the pleasure of shaking hands with, or buying a beer. I cannot even begin to explain how it makes me feel. However, while I am deeply humbled by Billy's effort, and all of you who've allowed me to share feelings that are so very hard for me to expose, I am not the one who needs the help right now. I also cannot accept the generosity you are all sharing. What I can do is pass it on to Bob. My biggest concern is getting my mother taken care of, and making sure Bob is going to be OK. If any of you feel as though you want to help, on behalf of him, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I don't even have the words to express what I'm feeling by all of this. And for those of you who wish to donate something to him, but don't want to use paypal, I can give you his address if you would like it, or perhaps Billy can collect it and pass it on to him.

    Again, I am not asking anyone for charity, for anything more than you've already offered and that is an ear/eye for me to speak to, to help me through this. I have offered up quite a few bits that I have laying around, for whatever you may want to offer for it. All of these proceeds will either go to help with the expenses in dealing with my mothers remains, or to help Bob take care of his home and lessen the burden on him. I have also offered to entertain reasonable offers on my 1100ES. I cannot say anything more than thank you all so much, for everything, but please, understand that it's very hard for me to accept the help that is being offered, and my wish is that, if you feel the desire to help, we help Bob rather than myself.

    Thank you all so very much for understanding, and giving me the chance to get through this and sharing my feelings with you. I am forever in debt to you all.

    -Josh

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    Schweisshund Guest

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    http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/10084.html

    I hope it helps Bob. I will contribute what I can when I can.

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    Just a note for those that are considering a gift via PayPal, ...

    When you are in the "Send Money" page, after entering the address and amount, click on the "Personal" tab, then select "Gift".

    That way, there is NO CHARGE AT EITHER END.

    Let's keep this as painless as possible.

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    Billy Ricks Guest

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    Good info on how to avoid the fees Steve, I should have brought that up myself. The idea just came to me last night and this is still evolving.

    And Josh, however you and your family use the money is your business. We all know it will be put to good use. If it is all the same to you post Bob's address and I'll edit it into the original post.

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    I'm In!
    I think this is really great!
    But I don't want to use Pay-Pal,
    Please PM me with an address and a name to put on the check.
    Also, I flying out tonight, would like to get this in the mail ASAP.

    Steve

  10. #20
    Billy Ricks Guest

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    For those of you needing a last name I believe it has to be King. The Paypal addie seems to bear that out.

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