Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Yogi Bear

1996 - 10/12/2012
Crossed over Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.... 
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Fire Chief RIP

Thomas Gallagher
11/10/1964 - 9/28/2012
God Bless


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Funeral for Thomas Gallagher, Fire Chief

October 3, 2012

The Church bell and cross.

Tom worked for several cities (working his way up) and each city Police and Fire Departments were represented.  He was Fire Chief for the City of Pembroke Pines. He was well liked and so talented at what he did that he received phone calls for recruitment from all over the U.S. He was a Master with communications systems.  He will be missed by all who knew him.

Presentation of the colors.

Bringing in the the casket.

All five children were able to speak.

Presentation of the Flag to my daughter Debra, his wife. Their son, Christopher with the Air Force is standing beside her and the oldest daughter Kayla.

Waiting for the call to go out to transport Tom.

Christopher and Mom

The vestibule where we waited.

 It was a very moving and blessed service.  The people he worked with think highly of him.  One co-worker was there in ICU waiting for word of Tom and worked closely with him said: Each time someone leaves or retires, we think that person cannot be replaced, the department won't run smoothly, but it always does.  All four wheels stay on the ground each time and it is a smooth transition. They are replaced successfully.

However this time. . . one of the wheels just fell off.

May God be with you.

Today is the funeral

God has said Hello and we say goodbye and God Bless Today.

May you know God's Blessings.

Love and Blessings,