Offering sympathy to our dear John Henry

Jan Potts
@jan-potts
2 weeks ago
413 posts

John Henry and Paul, there's a quiet strengthening that happens as you grieve, even as it seems the death of your dear Mary has left a hole that can never mend.  I hope you can find joy and comfort with the music, flowers, or treats that she enjoyed and that your faith will be as a balm to your hearts.




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Jan Potts, Lexington, KY
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"Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best." Henry Van Dyke
John Henry
@john-henry
2 weeks ago
337 posts

Thank you for the kind thoughts Cindy ,much appreciated !

 

JohnH

Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
2 weeks ago
47 posts

John Henry, I am so sorry that I am so late with this, but  I pray that God lifts you up and comforts you.

I hope you find your way back to playing music, and that it can bring joy in your life.

You and your family are in my heart and in my prayers.

 

God hath not promised skies always blue,

Flower-strewn pathways all our lives through;

God hath not promised sun without rain,

Joy without sorrow, peace without pain.

 

But God hath promised strength for the day,

Rest for the labor, light for the way,

Grace for the trials, help from above,

Unfailing sympathy, undying love.

 

 

Patty from Virginia
@patty-from-virginia
5 months ago
277 posts

John Henry, I agree with Rob. I understand how you feel. I lost my mom two years ago. A couple of things help me. One, I know she is in heaven and two, I play her favorite hymns on my dulcimer. I'm sure Mary has some favorite songs that you could play. You and your family are in my prayers.

Lexie R Oakley
@lexie-r-oakley
5 months ago
351 posts

JH.....You are in my heart and prayers. You are a part of my music and offered many of us your skill of the MD.

I will pray that when your days are quieter you will play a song again. I know that my playing of my MD's are a great healer.

What a beautiful tribute to your beloved wife John. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers, take care of yourself.

Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey
5 months ago
442 posts

JH.... Music helped me during a similar time of bereavement.  For a while the only thing my guitar could play was a lament or a blues, but I played it and playing helped the loss and loneliness I felt.  May God bless you and your family!

PS:  We've (at least me) learned a lot from you too.

 


updated by @rob-n-lackey: 11/25/16 08:50:37AM
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
5 months ago
854 posts

I am at a loss for words, John. . . And continue to hold you in my heart.  




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Robin T
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Keep a song in your heart!
Strumelia
@strumelia
5 months ago
1,732 posts

Our love goes out to you John Henry. 

I hope you will continue to check in with your many friends here, as you are able.  You and your family are in my thoughts.




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Those irritated by grain of sand best avoid beach.
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John Henry
@john-henry
5 months ago
337 posts

I thank you all for your kind thoughts............very gratifying to see that we are remembered.    Mary will leave us for the last time on Dec 5th from the church where we were married over sixty three years ago, on her coffin will rest a representation of the flower arrangement she carried all those years ago.    Its been a hard few years, and a particularly hard last six months and I am struggling a bit..............dunno if I shall get back into music, but I do know that I shan't forget the many folks I have met thro' this site and the good things we shared.   Thank you for the exchanges of information, I have learnt a lot from them.

 

JohnHenry

Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington
5 months ago
80 posts

John my deepest sympathies for you and your family. You are such a devoted and wonderful person and I can't begin to imagine what you're going through. We all love you. Condolences also to your children. 

Lynn austin
@lynn-austin
5 months ago
48 posts

John Henry,  I am so very sorry for the loss of your beloved Mary...my deepest condolences to you and your family....

Charles Thomas
@charles-thomas
5 months ago
78 posts

John Henry, I am very sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you. Stay strong.

hugssandi
@hugssandi
5 months ago
211 posts

God bless you and yours, John and Paul.  I'm sorry for your loss.

10ashus
@10ashus
5 months ago
14 posts

Take care of yourself, John Henry. Mary's death will have left a hole in many lives, none as big as yours. May the tears soon be replaced with smiles at the memories you made together.

Salt Springs
@salt-springs
5 months ago
100 posts

John Henry...........I just read the post by Robin concerning your beloved's crossing Jordan. May you be granted great comfort from family and friends and the knowledge that beyond Jordan there is a promised land.

 

                                                                   "I'm just a poor wayfaring stranger
                                                                    Traveling through this world of woe
                                                                    Yet there's no sickness, toil nor danger
                                                                    In that fair land to which I go
                                                                    I'm going there to see my father
                                                                    I'm going there no more to roam
                                                                    I'm just going over Jordan
                                                                    I'm just going over home"

Kevin Messenger
@kevin-messenger
5 months ago
122 posts

John Henry,  I am so sorry to hear of Mary's  passing.  I hope you and your family find comfort in knowing she is with the lord and is no longer in pain. You are a good man to have sacrificed of yourself for Mary's comfort the past few years.  If you need someone to talk to,  I'm here for you.  God bless you and your family in this tough time.  Your friend Kevin. 

Martha E
@martha-e
5 months ago
9 posts

I am so very sorry for your loss.

 

Patty from Virginia
@patty-from-virginia
5 months ago
277 posts

John, I'm sorry to hear about Mary. I'm lifting you and your family up in prayer. May God give you comfort as only He can. 

Steven Berger
@steven-berger
5 months ago
68 posts

My condolences to you, John and Paul, and to your family.

 

Steven

Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
5 months ago
137 posts

John Henry, so sorry to hear of Mary's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.




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Brian G.
@brian-g
5 months ago
99 posts

I am so sorry to read this news.  My deepest condolences to you, John and Paul.   You are in my thoughts.

John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf
5 months ago
150 posts

So sorry to hear the sad news, John Henry.  May God hold you and your family in His loving hands at this time of grief.

John Keane
@john-keane
5 months ago
253 posts

My deepest condolences to the entire Crocker family.  Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle
5 months ago
874 posts

I'm so sorry for your loss, John and Paul.  Condolences to you and your family.




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Dusty T., Northern California
Site Moderator

"A good song makes you laugh, it makes you cry, it makes you think."
-- Pete Seeger
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme
5 months ago
1,433 posts

Condolences, John and Paul.  

Lexie R Oakley
@lexie-r-oakley
5 months ago
351 posts

Our Dear Friend John Henry, you and your family are in my prayers and I hope you find comfort in each other in the coming weeks as you remember your Sweet Mary.

Sending you Hugs.

Rob N Lackey
@rob-n-lackey
5 months ago
442 posts

John Henry and Paul,  Your loss is great.  My heartfelt sympathy and condolences.  I know she had to be a special lady to put up with you, JH, these many years.  And yes, Paul, I'm sure she was a wonderful mother as well.  Here's hoping you might be comforted and will try to pray to that end.  

Sorry for your loss,

Rob

 

Strumelia
@strumelia
5 months ago
1,732 posts

John Henry, my heart is with you.  Please know that we send our love to you at this very difficult time.

I hope you are able to receive comfort in the coming weeks from your family, friends, and perhaps through music as well.  Mary was a very special and wonderful woman. 

I send a warm gentle hug to you, dear John Henry.




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Those irritated by grain of sand best avoid beach.
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Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
5 months ago
854 posts

It is with a heavy heart I tell you that John Henry's beloved, Mary, has died.  John and his son Paul are both members here.  I offer my deepest sympathy to John & Mary's entire family and pray for each to feel comfort midst their grief.  




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Robin T
one of the Moderators here :)
Keep a song in your heart!