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09/08/17 04:35 PM #300    


Karen von Bergen

We were in Miami during and after Andrew. We lived in a trailer for 10 months while we rebuilt. We know what you are going through.

Now we are in Oregon surrounded by smoke from wildfires. I'd rather be where we are.

Prayers for all in harm's way.

09/09/17 10:45 AM #301    

Jack (John) Nunes

Be safe my friends. 

09/10/17 07:38 AM #302    


Maria de Melo (Gulla)

Good Morning:

Feeling very grateful and humbled by the number of classmates who have sent me messages of good wishes as Hurricane Irma approached us.  We were originally predicted to suffer a direct hit.  We are as well prepared as can be, well stocked and hoping for the best and preparing for the worst.  We have been in Florida since 1968 and have experienced many hurricanes.  Of course Andrew is the one we measure all the others by.

As I type, the house is quiet, my son, husband, brother and sister in law are still sleeping.  I've been up for hours and listening to the sounds of wind and rain, admiring the photos on the wall and memorabilia.  In the end, safety of loved ones are the most precious.  I did place my wedding album, some photos and precious items in the innermost bathroom in the house.We keeping getting tornado updates.  But, as Jimmy Buffett said, "if you couldn't laugh, we'd all go insane."  Enjoy the little poem below that a dear friend sent me.

Love to all and thank you for your good wishes



Twas the night before Irma and all through the house
Everyone was nervous, except for my spouse.
The shutters were hung ‘round the house all with care,
In hopes in the morning it still would be there.
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of spaghetti models danced in their heads.
And me in my night gown, and hubs in his cap,
Had just had some shots and a keg we did tap.
When outside the house there arose such a clatter,
We sprang from our chairs to see what was the matter.
Away to the window jumping over our clutter,
but we couldn’t see shit because of the shutters
With snacks in hand, and a go-bag all ready.
We retired to our room, hoping our roof did stay steady.
With a silent prayer said for all the residents of our state.
We will hunker down no choice now but to wait.
Author Unknown


11/12/17 07:32 AM #303    


Maria de Melo (Gulla)

"To everything there is a season, a time for planting and a time for gathering.... " Ecclesiastes.    God gathered my husband to his choir in heaven.  I was lucky to have shared 49 1/2 years with him.  To my classmates who posted compassionate and warm messages on Facebook or contacted me personally, thank you!  Your kindness is appreciated.  Enjoy your time!

11/12/17 02:09 PM #304    

Melissa "Trudy" Faria (Medeiros)

So very sorry for your loss. Sending heartfelt prayers and sympathy, Trudy Medeiros.

11/13/17 08:31 AM #305    

Dennis Lang


Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband. I hope the many memories you created together will help ease the pain and provide you comfort and peace. God bless you.

Dennis Lang

11/13/17 10:45 AM #306    

Irene Frizado (Uejio)

My deepest sympathy for your loss.

11/13/17 03:08 PM #307    

Eileen Soucy (Caron)

So sorry to hear about your husband.  Thoughts and prayers being sent your way.

11/13/17 03:20 PM #308    

Raymond Ferreira

Maria, my deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband.  I offer my prayers and God's Peace. 

11/14/17 10:01 AM #309    

Jack (John) Nunes

Maria you have my deepest sympathies. Take care of yourself. 

11/14/17 01:03 PM #310    

Athena Medeiros (Adams)

My sincerest condolences to you and your family for the loss of your husband, friend, and dad.  


11/14/17 04:31 PM #311    


Roland Poirier

Maria -- so sorry for your loss.  Take care & remember the good times.  It helps.




11/15/17 08:28 PM #312    

David Mesquita


Pam and I just became aware of the passing of your husband.  We both will keep you in our prayers during this trying time.


11/15/17 11:35 PM #313    

Sheila Rogers (Allen)

Maria, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

11/16/17 09:26 AM #314    

Joseph Augustyn

Maria, so sorry for your loss.  One of my favorite quotes:  " To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die."  May your husband rest in peace.

11/16/17 11:30 AM #315    

Dennis M. Duval

Maria, please accept my utmost sympathy on the passing of your husband. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.



11/17/17 07:57 AM #316    


Antonio (Tony) Castro

Hi Maria, I am truly sorry hearing of the passing of your husband. It is a feeling of emptiness that lasts a long time, iit eases as time passes, but never goes away. I am living that, since my wife passed three year in December. Take it day by day and try to stay busy, it will help. Again so sorry and may he Rest In Peace. 

11/17/17 06:38 PM #317    

Raymond Veary


I’m so saddened to learn of your husband’s passing. Please know that my prayers are with him, you, and your family. I’ve said one just now.

Ray Veary 



11/17/17 10:50 PM #318    

Dorothy Silvia (Mello)

My thoughts and prayers go to you Maria, at this very sad time .

11/17/17 11:46 PM #319    


Robert Costa


I am sorry to hear about the loss of your husband and pray that you will be comforted by thoughts of the happy times that you shared together.

11/18/17 09:20 AM #320    

Janna Gausland (Quinn)


I am so sorry to hear of your husband's passing. I wish him Godspeed on his new adventure.  May loving memories keep your heart warm. 

11/19/17 12:21 PM #321    


Raymond Deterra

Sorry to hear of your loss. Loss of a loved one is always hard. Hopefully, knowing that so many friends support you will lessen your grief and let you know we share your sorrow.




11/19/17 04:15 PM #322    

Arthur Fortes

Sorry for your loss. May he Rest In Peace.


11/21/17 11:50 AM #323    


Karen Kimball

Maria, I've been away and just got your news this morning.  I am so sorry for your loss and pray that God will be a real and tangible comfort to you in these days of a painful "new normal."  God bless - Karen Kimball

12/03/17 09:45 AM #324    


Maria de Melo (Gulla)

Thank you all for the compassionate and thoughtful messages during this time of sorrow for me.  I appreciate them all.  The messages here on this page or privately sent warms my heart.  Hope your holiday season is  bright.  Thanks

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