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Posted by: Helen Philpot | February 1, 2019

When we were young…

Sometimes you find that person in life who completes you. Hollywood corny, I know, but this time it fits.

Margaret’s husband Howard was a kind, gentle man. Oh and incredibly smart. So damn smart. He laughed at us and with us. He cheered us on even in times when we deserved no audience much less an approving one. He steadied the waters when they were rough and built a ship where Margaret could sail freely with no fear of wind or rain. Her’s is a life filled with joy. That is the gift he gave her.

I will miss you dear Howard with all my heart. And I will forever be in your debt for the years of love you gave to my friend. Rest In Peace.

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  1. Please accept my most sincere condolences. I have not been able to read your brilliant posts for awhile so am just seeing this now. So sad to read the news. Blessings to you and all your family and friends.

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  2. I haven’t looked here for about two years, but I didn’t expect this news
    There are no words,

    So here is a song by a Hungarian who’s family has suffered pain too.’
    Please accept the song in the spirit it is given. I hope someday you and your husband are together again to sing lullabies.

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  3. I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Will be keeping you in my prayers.

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  4. May your families continue to be surrounded by the love and support as you journey on without Howard at your sides.

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  5. Oh, Margaret. So sorry for your loss. It’s like losing an arm, or a leg. You were a part of one another. I am thinking about you. You and Helen are people that I admire greatly. You are both so courageous and outspoken about what is important to you.

    Thank you again for all you have shared with me. I know you will miss him greatly. And that does not even begin to describe what cannot be described.

    Love always,

    Mike

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  6. I’m so very sorry to hear of your loss. May love and the memory of a life well lived sustain you through your grief.

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  7. Oh my, I am behind. I’m SO SO SO sorry. Hugs to you both.

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  8. Oh, I’m so very sorry to hear of this sad news. Peace and blessings on all who knew and loved Howard. And extra love to you both for making us laugh in these dark times.

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  9. Hail the Traveler, and hugs for Helen.

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  10. […] sad note from Margaret and Helen. Helen delivers a short, moving tribute to Margaret’s husband Howard. Makes us wish we knew him. […]

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  11. I’m so very, very sorry.

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  12. I am so sorry for your loss, Margaret. He sounds like a wonderful man. I know that you and Helen will comfort each other, as best friends do.

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  13. Dearest Helen and Margaret, I am so saddened to hear of Howard’s passing. I only wish I had had a husband as lovely as him in my life. Take care, Connie

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  14. Condolences to your family.

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  15. Rest In Peace

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  16. So sorry about Howard. Glad that Margaret has you as a friend like you to comfort her. Peace to Margaret.

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  17. Margaret – My condolences to you and your family. You and Helen have given me a sense of stability in an era of insanity. Blessings on you both.

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  18. Oh, I’m sorry! Condolences to you both, especially to Margaret. Howard sounds like a fine man. May all your memories be good ones.

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  19. So very sorry for your loss.

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  20. Nicely said. This is what life is all about. Together we are better. You showed it. My condolences to the loss of a friend and companion. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. My condolences Margaret on your loss. I send you hugs and will be keeping you , Helen and your families in my prayers in the coming days as you find a way to move forward in your grief. This feels like watching my grandmother grieve all over again and it just breaks my heart, dear.

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  22. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending comforting thoughts.

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  23. What a beautiful eulogy! So sorry for your loss, ladies. May you find peace in knowing he is still looking out for Margaret.

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  24. May sweet memories be a blessing. My heart hurts for your loss.

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  25. My condolences to you both.

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  26. I am so sorry for your loss. I mean it, really.

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  27. I’m so sorry. Sending love💜

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  28. Know that my arms are around you both with love…..I am so sorry.

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  29. Heartfelt condolences to you both. May all who knew and loved Howard be comforted by God’s perfect peace.

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  30. Margaret – Sad for the loss of your Harold. The years you shared together have many warm memories for you and Helen. Hang on to them, hold them close to your hearts.

    Peace.

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  31. Deepest sympathy for the loss of Howard – Margaret’s steadfast companion and supporter through life.
    His kind spirit and legacy will remain though the pain of his loss is your shadow.
    May the love of friends sustain you as you grieve.

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  32. Your sadness touches me. May Howard be at peace and your rememberings never fail. Hugs Iron Jenny Flint

    On Fri, Feb 1, 2019 at 3:39 PM Margaret and Helen wrote:

    > Helen Philpot posted: “Sometimes you find that person in life who > completes you. Hollywood corny, I know, but this time it fits. Margaret’s > husband Howard was a kind, gentle man. Oh and incredibly smart. So damn > smart. He laughed at us and with us. He cheered us on even in t” >

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  34. Every great man I ever knew had a great woman behind him, including me. Keep doing what you’re doing, he’d be proud of you

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  35. Bless you, Margaret. My love and prayers to you and your families and friends. One of life’s hardest things is to say farewell to someone you shared a love with. May the peace of God be with you.

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  36. Dear Margaret-so sorry to hear of your loss…

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  37. I’m so very sorry.

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  38. You both were blessed with wonderful husbands. I’m sorry for both of your losses. Hugs to Margaret. What a wonderful send off for your best friend’s husband. Nicely done, Helen.

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  39. Such a lovely tribute for such a sorrowful time. Condolences Margaret. May you and Helen bring much joy to each other for years to come.

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  40. Such a loving tribute for such a sorrowful time. Condolences Margaret. May the two of you continue to bring much joy to each other for years to come.

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  41. I am so sorry for both of you and your families

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  42. Losing a partner that was your life’s companion is a great loss. Sending you thoughts of peace and comfort.

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  43. I am sorry for your loss.

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  44. RIP Howard, Condolences Helen for the loss of
    a wonderful husband.😢

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  45. Dear Margaret – so very sorry for your loss. May the love of friends and strangers alike surround you and comfort you.

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  46. I am very sorry for your loss, Helen. May he rest in peace, and may you be warmed by your memories of your life with Howard.

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  47. Dearest Margaret…Our love and prayers are with you as Howard sails on other seas. I hope you continue to find joy in your years of memories.

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  48. Bless you both.

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  49. I’m so sorry such a wonderful person in both your lives is gone. Love to you both.

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  50. Wishing you both Peace and Love…may the sweet memories help you through this time of grief.

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  51. Dear Margaret – Words never suffice at times like this. Just please know, Margaret & Helen, that you are surrounded by heartfelt condolences by all of us who have grown close to you through your years of sharing just what we needed, when we needed it. Blessings to you & family as you walk through the pain of Howard’s loss in this world.

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  52. I am so very sorry for your loss, Margaret. I ask that the angels help carry the burden of your heavy heart until you are able to remember in joy rather than in sorrow.

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  53. Sending you hugs. He will always be with you.

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  54. I’m so very sorry for your loss Margaret!

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  55. Oh, my. So sorry, Helen. And I’m glad you had such a wonderful partner in your life.

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  56. I am so sorry for the loss of Howard. I hope your memories of him will comfort you.

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  57. It’s hard to lose a good friend and a great husband, my condolences to both of you.

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  58. So sorry to hear of your loss. Although I don’t know you personally, you feel like family or even closer! Thanks for making me laugh, feel I’m not alone in frustrating times, and expressing my hopes for a better tomorrow.
    Many warm hugs from across the Atlantic.

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  59. My condolences on your and Margaret’s loss. It sounds like Howard was a gem of a man, and I’m so sorry he’s gone. Love and light to you and Margaret.

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  60. I cannot think of anything to say other than I am so sorry to hear that one of the good ones had died and left grief and sorrow as well as happy memories in his wake.

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  61. Very nice tribute. My condolences to you, both. Really.

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  62. There is a song that Johnny Cash made famous, Further on up the Road. The final verse is:

    One sunny mornin’ we’ll rise I know
    And I’ll meet you further on up the road
    One sunny mornin’ we’ll rise I know
    And I’ll meet you further on up the road.

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  63. So many wonderful comments, I can only add that Howard must have been a great person and the world was better for him being here. So sorry for your loss.

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  64. What a beautiful tribute; we all dream of a partner like Howard to share this life with. Margaret & Helen, God bless you both.

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  65. So very sorry to read of your loss, Margaret & Helen. He sounds like a wonderful man. Although I only know you through the blog, I feel as if we are friends, so I am saddened with you. I send hugs with this note. xo

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  66. Thank you, Helen, for letting us know. Margaret, our hearts are with you in this time of sorrow.

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  67. We love you, Margaret and I am so sorry for your loss. 😞❤️

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  68. My condolences to you and to Margaret.

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  69. Helen Thanks for letting us know about Howard’s passing. Bless his heart.Please pass my love and care on to Margaret. Peace and all good to you and Margaret,Stevi CarrollPasadena CA

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  70. So sorry for your profound loss–both Margaret and Helen.

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  71. My condolences to Margaret, her family & Helen for your loss.

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  72. I’m so very sorry for Margaret’s and your loss. Howard sounds like a truly special man.

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  73. I’m so sorry for your loss. May Howards memory always be a blessing to you

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  74. Even though I didn’t know Howard or either of you two ladies, I’ve enjoyed your blog from time to time. Just yesterday, in fact, so it was a surprise to see another entry so soon, but then I saw it was a tribute to a great man. Of course he was very smart, he chose Margaret and she is very smart to have chosen him. Being a widow myself, I know the shock and the time it takes to not just have grief every day. Some people are never lucky enough to have what you had, Margaret, so I hope you can let your good memories sustain you in the darkest of days and your great friend Helen to bring you cheer.
    My deepest condolences.

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  75. So very sorry for Margaret’s, and your, loss. ❤

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  76. Much sympathy to you both and hugs for Margaret.

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  77. I’m so sorry Margaret’s and your loss.

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  78. So sorry for Margaret’s loss & yours of a good friend.

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  79. So sorry for your loss! Margaret and Helen, I love your posts and feel like we are friends! My deepest condolences!

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  80. What a touching tribute to a friend.

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  81. My condolences to you both.

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  82. Sad news 😥 Condolences for your loss, Margaret.

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  83. I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m a widow now for 6 years and you’ll always miss and love them. Life does go on …eventually…

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  84. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to present our condolences to Margaret, Helen. It can’t be easy loosing a lifelong companion. May Howard Rest In Peace and May Margaret find solace in the fact that he is in God’s embrace.

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  85. I am so very sorry for your loss. He must have been a remarkable man to have both earned your love and to have provided so much support for you both to voice your remarkably insightful (and wonderfully cutting!) views. May he rest in peace with your love, and may you continue on in living peace basking in his.

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  86. So realising your suffering.  I’m sorry. 

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  87. This tribute and testimony of love and the power of it moves me deeply. I am sorry you have said goodbye to such a steady and bright light. May you meet again.

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  88. Oh, how I love you all and send you both so much love in this time of sorrow.

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  89. I know loss. Its not easy. The good memories help a whole damn lot when putting one foot in front of the other. God bless.

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  90. I am sorry for your loss. I love you all — Margaret, Helen, Howard, and your families. I mean it. Really, really.

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  91. Blessings for the joy and love he gave.

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  92. So sorry for Helen’s loss! I love you two and
    Send you both good energy and hugs….Cheryl

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  93. My condolences…

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  94. I’m so sorry for your loss. Even though we’ve never met, reading you for all these years, I feel we’ve gotten to know all of you. My sincere condolences to Margaret.

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  95. What a lovely remembrance. The most we can hope for is a good, dear friend and a dear sweet supportive husband. It appears she indeed has had the love and support of both. May she find peace. I know you will continue to prop her up in her time of need. Bless you all

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  96. Holding Margaret in love and light as she walks through the new road ahead.💖💖💖💖🎶🎶🎶

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  97. Love and sympathy to you, Margaret. Howard will be missed by many, but no one can miss him the way you will. Sincerely, Janet Holt

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  98. Blessing and love and strength will surround you in this time Helen just as his arms did while he was with us. Comfort to you both.

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  99. One less republican

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  100. What a lovely tribute. I’m so sorry for your loss but thank God for memories.

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  101. So sad to read of Howard’s death. Losing a beloved spouse is heartbreakingly difficult. Wishing you comfort.

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  102. Devastating loss. My heart goes out to all who loved him. I’m so terribly sorry.

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  103. So sorry for your loss. He must have been very special, and you both must have many happy memories. Rest in peace, Howard.

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  104. Beautiful tribute. So sorry for your loss, Margaret. Thank you for letting us know, Helen. Sending peace and love to you both and all who loved him.

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  105. So sorry, hugs

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  106. My heart aches for you, Margaret. I am sorry. Helen, this is a lovely tribute for Howard.

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  107. Sorry for your loss, Margaret😥

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  108. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to surround Margaret with some love and support. Rest in peace, Howard. It sounds like you were a wonderful man.

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  109. A Man of the Porch has left his chair, and we will all miss his presence – but none of us so much as will Margaret and Helen.

    A beautiful, simple, and powerful post here, in tribute. Condolences, gratitude, and love.

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  110. My deepest condolences for you both and for Margaret’s family.

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  111. I am so sorry for your loss. Your husband sounded like he was very special. I hope that your memories give you peace and that the group love being sent your way comforts you.

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  112. What a beautiful tribute, Helen. I know that there will be great comfort in sweet memories. Holding you both in my heart.

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  113. So sorry for the loss of your dear friend.

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  114. If spreading the pain over more loving spirits help lift you and make grief easier to carry, please use our shoulders. As you have reached our hearts, we reach out to yours while they are broken. Much love.

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  115. Margaret and Helen, I’m so sorry for your loss. It sounds like Howard was a true peach. My heart goes out to you both. Much love

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  116. I am so sorry for your loss Margaret May Howard’s memory be a blessing to you, Margaret and your family.

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  117. Condolences to all on the loss of such a dear friend. May his name be a blessing.

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  118. My sincere condolences to Margaret and to Helen and to everyone who knew and loved Howard. He sounds like a lovely man — and the world needs more like him.

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  119. My deepest sympathy for your loss.

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  120. So sorry for the loss of your dear husband, Margaret, and your dear friend, Helen. Wishing both of you the comfort of family and friends during this difficult time, and may you provide one another the support and care you need going forward.

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  121. Margaret, I am so sorry to hear of Howard’s passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Margaret Cridlebaugh Aurora, Colorado

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  122. I’m so sorry for your loss. Words are never enough at a time like this. Hugs!

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  123. I am so sorry for your loss, Margaret. May Howard’s memory be a blessing, as his life definitely was.

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  124. Times like this bring about an understanding we knew was coming, but never wanted to be a part of. My most sincere condolences to Margaret for the loss of her husband and to you Helen for the loss of her friend.

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  125. So sorry for your loss–prayers for all of you.

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  126. So very sorry for your loss Helen. God Bless

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  127. Dear Margaret, So very sorry for your loss. I am glad you have a friend like Helen to help you over this very difficult time.

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  128. A wonderful tribute…so sorry for your loss..

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  129. I didn’t know Howard, nor have I had the honor of meeting either of you, but extend my heartfelt condolences to Margaret for the loss of her husband and to Helen for the loss of her friend.  He must have been very special indeed to give you so much joy. You are blessed to have had someone like that in your lives. T. Jacira Paolino

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  130. So sorry for your loss

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  131. So sorry for your loss.

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  132. I am so, so very sorry. I wish for you both peace.

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  133. Sad news. And a beautiful tribute. Deepest condolences.

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  134. I’m so very sorry for the loss of your husband and your friend.

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  135. I am so sorry for this loss. So very sorry.

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  136. Prayers for peace and grace for Margaret and all who loved him.. My heart breaks 💔 for her.
    Been there, and it sucks!
    What a blessing that she had such a wonderful partner/lover/friend in her life.

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  137. Oh Margaret (and Helen), my heart hurts for you. May sweet memories sustain you in this great loss.

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  138. So sorry for Margaret, her family and your loss of Harold. May he rest in eternal peace. God speed.

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  139. What a lovely lovely eulogy for a friend. I shall remember this one!

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  140. Margaret, I am so very sorry for your loss and offer my sincere condolences. Helen, what a lovely tribute!

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  141. I started to read all the notes here and finally gave up. So many people touched by all of you and so many sharing your grief. You Margaret are a lucky women to have had and held such a wonderful man. You touched us all over the years and I wish you healing and joy in your memories.

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  142. Helen, wishing you peace with your memories of your life with your husband…

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  143. I am very sorry to hear of Margaret’s loss. I am sending my very sincere sympathies !!

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  144. Sending condolences from Florida

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  145. Dear Margaret, I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my own Margaret, my mother, last August. She was a sharp and intelligent woman who shared my delight in and admiration for the Margaret & Helen posts over the years. May you find strength in friendships that continue and peace in the memories of the life you shared with Howard. My deepest sympathies.

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  146. Thinking of Margaret. Very sorry for her loss.

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  147. I feel like I know Howard because I’ve been following you and Margaret both for so long. My best to you and especially to Margaret. May Howard find lasting peace.

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  148. My deepest sympathy For the loss of your dear husband Margaret and you Helen for the loss of a friend.

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  149. Sending love and light to you and Margaret for the hike that has been created. As difficult as it is, he is still with her – and he knows she is in good hands with you!

    Thank you both for all you do yo help keep the rest of us sane!

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  150. Omg, I am so sorry! Through your posts, you have become like good friends. So I mourn along with you for your loss.

    On Fri, Feb 1, 2019 at 3:39 PM Margaret and Helen wrote:

    > Helen Philpot posted: “Sometimes you find that person in life who > completes you. Hollywood corny, I know, but this time it fits. Margaret’s > husband Howard was a kind, gentle man. Oh and incredibly smart. So damn > smart. He laughed at us and with us. He cheered us on even in t” >

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  151. I’m so sorry for your loss Margaret . Blessings to you and your family.

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  152. My condolences on your loss, Helen. May he rest in peace and laughter.

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  153. I’m so sorry for everyone’s loss. It’s a shame all of did not have the honor of knowing him.

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  154. I’m so sorry for your loss.

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  155. i am so sorry for your loss … but i know Howard will never be far from your thoughts/memories and so he and all he’s done will live on … may he rest in peace

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  156. Rest in joy and peace. True love is priceless

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  157. I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m typing this with tears in my eyes… I feel like I know you both. Much love and peace to you.

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  158. Please accept my sincere condolences and understanding Margaret. I too was widowed a few months ago and always thought I was married to the smartest, most loving man. We endured a lifetime together 54 years of good time, bad times, horrific times.
    It’s only the good times that stick. We’re lucky to have had what we had.
    Keep doing what you’re doing ladies. It’s the most fun in a political wasteland.
    Marie L.

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  159. What a beautiful tribute to someone who was near and dear to you. Thanks for sharing your memories of Howard with us. Sounds like his was a life well-lived as he enriched the lives of those around him. Hugs to you and Margaret as you grieve.

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  160. What a beautiful tribute. Long time friends are such a treasure and we are fortunate to have experienced that particular kind of friendship that was so shared. Such a loss for you two

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  161. Gentle hugs all around.

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  162. Oh my. I am so sorry for your collective loss. I love you ladies.

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  163. So very sad and sorry to hear this. Love to you both with special hugs to Margaret.

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  164. Thank you Helen for the post, Margaret I am so sorry for your loss.

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  165. So very sorry for your loss.
    God Only Takes The Best
    By Christopher Warner

    God saw that she was getting tired
    And a cure was not meant to be

    So he put his arms around her
    And whispered “come with me”

    With tearful eyes we watched her suffer
    And watched her fade away

    Although we loved her dearly
    We could not make her stay

    A golden heart stopped beating
    And a warm loving heart to rest

    God broke our hearts to prove to us
    That he only takes the best

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  166. I am truly sorry to read this. He sounds like a wonderful man.

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  167. Sincere condolences for your loss. You bring such light and laughter to my life. May the light continue to shine brightly on you both.

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  168. So sorry for your loss Margaret. He must have been a fantastic guy because you would only pick the best! Hugs dear lady!

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  169. Margaret, my heart goes out to you. I lost my love last April and your Howard sounds much like my Tom. May his memory be a blessing to you. And to you, Helen.

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  170. I an so sorry for your loss, Helen & Margaret.

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  171. I am so very sorry to hear that one of your ‘gang of four’ has passed. I am sure he’ll be telling all the other angels about his experience with politics and Margaret and Helen expressing opinions!

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  172. What a beautiful tribute. RIP Howard.

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  173. Sending love for Margaret and Helen both. Sad for the loss…

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  174. Sincere condolences to Margaret and to you Helen. Love like that is hard to find. And one who would be willing to nurture and encourage friendships is hard to find. RIP Howard.

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  175. Deep sympathy for you loss of your dear Howard 

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  176. What a lovely, loving tribute. The whole world will be a little less bright without his light.

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  177. My thoughts are with you at this time of your loss.

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  178. Hoping the wonderful memories of him will be a comfort and a blessing in the days ahead. It is all that we have but it is its own grace!

    Deepest condolences.

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  179. What a beautiful tribute.
    May you, Margaret, your family, and friends be comforted in your mourning.

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  180. I am sorry for your loss. Rest easy Howard!

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  181. Wow. Even I miss Howard. I am so touched. My condolences to you both Margaret & Helen and your families too.

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  182. Deepest condolences to Margaret.

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  183. Oh my. I am so sorry to hear of this. Losing those we love is the hardest thing we ever have to face on this earth. Wishing you both peace. And thank you for letting all of us who follow you both know about Howard’s passing.

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  184. Margaret, I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s obvious from Helen’s post that Howard was a wonderful man.

    Helen, I’m sorry for your loss as well. This is a beautiful tribute to a man for which it seems you had much respect.

    Thank you both for sharing your lives with us.

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  185. so sorry – growing older seems we grieve more than anything – rest in piece Howard

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  186. My deepest sympathies on your loss. Take heart in the many wonderful memories you have of a life filled with laughter and love.

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  187. 😔😔❤️😔😔

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  188. What a wonderful tribute.

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  189. I am so sorry to hear of Howard’s passing. What a lovely tribute.

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  190. Dear Helen,

    Please accept my sincere condolences.

    🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏

    Richard Potter

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  191. I’m so sorry for your loss.

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  192. So very sorry for you loss Margaret and Helen. He sounds like he was a little piece of heaven.

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  193. Love and Prayers

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  194. Helen, I’m so sorry for your loss. I hope you can count your blessings for having shared your life with Howard, and wish you only happy tears remembering your special man.

    I must say Margaret, that is such a lovely tribute. So obviously written from the heart, and that second paragraph could NOT be better written. What a wonderfully evocative mental imagery. Helen is so very fortunate to have you in her life.

    Sending you both gentle hugs, one of your newest fans,

    Shelley

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  195. My condolences and prayers to the both of you on your loss. Life goes on.

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  196. So sorry Margaret..

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  197. I’m so sorry for your loss Margaret and Helen.
    This life business is just plain hard. May your spirits and feistiness continue to thrive.
    Bless you both ❤️

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  198. So very sorry for Margaret and you.

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  199. May the memories he has left be of comfort to those who knew him.

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  200. May eternal light shine upon him

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  201. A beautiful tribute. I am so sorry for your loss. May Howard Rest in Peace.

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  202. My deepest condolences, Margaret. I wish you peace and comfort.

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  203. Oh Margaret and Helen, I am so sorry for both of you.

    On Fri, Feb 1, 2019 at 12:44 PM Margaret and Helen wrote:

    > Helen Philpot posted: “Sometimes you find that person in life who > completes you. Hollywood corny, I know, but this time it fits. Margaret’s > husband Howard was a kind, gentle man. Oh and incredibly smart. So damn > smart. He laughed at us and with us. He cheered us on even in t” >

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  204. My condolences go out to you and Margaret on the loss of your dear one, Howard. May you find comfort in your many happy memories. You are in my thoughts.

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  205. I know your pain Margaret as I have just lost the love of my life also 2 months ago after 53 years. I send you my sympathies and prayers to help you also through this tough time of your life. Rest in peace Howard.

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  206. I am so sorry for Margaret’s and your loss. A good man is a treasure indeed and his absence is painful. My beloved father passed 3 weeks ago and tears are flowing. My deepest condolences to you both and your families.

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  207. Blessings, sorry for your loss, comfort to Helen.

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  208. I’m saddened to learn of Howard’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone.

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  209. So very sorry for Margaret’s loss and for your’s too, Helen. What a beautiful note. May he rest in peace, and may you both find comfort in his joy and your memories.

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  210. So sorry to hear of your loss. My wonderful husband has some health problems and I find myself realizing that he might not last as long as me. (We’re 70.0 your words touched me so. I try to make every minute of our days full of joy and love. He makes that easy.

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  211. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Hugs to both of you and your families.

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  212. I am so sorry for the loss of your dear husband, Margaret and your dear friend, Helen. It is so difficult to lose a spouse or friend at any time but especially at this stage of our lives. I wish you peace and comfort and memories that will make you laugh and memories that will make you weep on this journey through grief. I have just lost a dear friend myself and I understand.

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  213. I am so very sorry for your loss.

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  214. My deepest condolences to you Margaret for your loss. Howard sounds like a pearl of great price. And my sympathy to you, also, Helen, for the loss of your friend.

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  215. So sorry Margaret, I will ask the angels to wrap their wings of comfort around all who loved Howard.

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  216. Holding all of you in the light of love. May grace be with you now and in the coming days.

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  217. I recently lost Bud, who was my Howard. My deepest sympathies to Margaret.

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  218. So sorry for you loss!

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  219. Sad for all who loved him. My deepest sympathy to Margaret.

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  220. I know what that kind of love is. I do not know what I would do without him. You are in my thoughts.

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  221. May you find peace, comfort and eventually, smiles and laughter, in your memories.

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  222. Blessings to Margaret. Wishing her all the love and comfort she needs.

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  223. Sincere condolences- what a warm and lovely tribute to Margaret’s #1

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  224. That is a beautiful thing to say of someone.

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  225. So sad for Margaret and you. May there be peace in this journey through grief.

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  226. He’ll always be in your heart and Margaret’s. Rest in peace Howard.

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  227. I wish Helen comfort and love.

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  228. So sorry for your loss, Margaret and Helen. May he rest with the angels.

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