A friend

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UploadedOctober 10, 2010
TakenOctober 10, 2010
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Carl Hayes lived two door down from me for four years. I consider Carl a great friend. He would always wave to everyone that walked down the street asking them how they were. I first met carl shortly after we moved in. I would remove the snow from in front of his house and he would always thank me. Up until a few months before Carl passed away I had no clue that he was even sick. He battled cancer two years before and was doing very well. Carl spent most of the month of August in the hospital Last year. The day before he came home his wife Linda came down and told me that he had very little time left. Doctors told her he had anywhere from a week to two months. I cried. I felt so bad for him and his family. I told Linda that I would come down to see him after he had settled in she said that would be fine that he would love to see me. Over the next day and a half there were several people that came to say their goodbyes. I felt like I should let his family spend that time with Carl so I waited. Thursday Septmeber 24th I came home let the dog out and was prepairing myself to go up and see him. I walked outside and was greeted by his daughter who told me that he had passed. As tears streamed down my face I told her that I was sorry and that I would walk down to see Linda. When I walked inside Carls house Linda got up and gave me a big hug. I cried and told her that I wished that I had seen him one last time. She told me that Carl loved me like one of his own childern that made me feel good. I attended his funeral On October 3, 2009 he had a lot of friends that cared for him. It's been a year and not much has changed. Linda is trying to sell the house and seems to be doing well. I have never told anyone this but, everytime I come home from work I always wave as I am walking up the steps to my house as if Carl is sitting on his porch. I guess some habbits are hard to break. Your family and friends miss you very much Carl.

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  • charlie mclenahan

    charlie mclenahan said (10 Oct 2010):

    feel your pain

  • david van doesburgh

    david van doesburgh (Deleted) gave props (11 Jan 2011):

    From the heart man- share your hurt.

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