Condolence & Memory Journal


Ihope I managed to see well enough to light the candleS!IN CASE THE FIRT hAPPY BIRTHDAYdid not get posted.

Posted by Margie Hesse - MANHATTAN Beach, CA - Friend   July 03, 2019


I neglected to light the candle for your birthday message.

Posted by Marge Hesse - Manhattan Beach, - Friend   July 05, 2017

Another birthday for you and you are not here to toast.atzATZNA I am having difficulty seeing so this may be my last tribute to you. I still remember you as though yesterday was today and we sat down for a friendly chat. Your words of wisdom are still fresh in my memory.Thank you for being such a loyal friend,

Posted by Margie Hesse - Manhattam Beach, CA - Friend   July 05, 2017


I was ill in January so missed our usual contact. I think of you every day and I hope that your spirit life knows that I HAVE NOT forgotten you. I will be getting along in years now so failing eye sight may prevent too many more tributes to you.

Posted by M.R. Hesse - Manhattan Beach, CA - Friend   February 06, 2016


Hi Benny,

At 88, my memory is not like it used to be and I forgot your birthday. I think you would be 83 so perhaps you forgot it, also. I hope you celebrated doing what you enjoy most. I dreamed of you last night and knew you were trying to tell me that I had been most neglectful. Sorry! Thank you for the reminder.

Posted by M.R. Hesse - Manhattan Beach, CA - friend   July 08, 2015


Dear Benny,
May God grant you always...
A sunbeam to warm you,
a moonbeam to charm you,
and a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you.

May God hold you in his arms.
Your old friend,
M R Hesse

Posted by M.R. Hesse - Manhattan Beach, CA - friend   January 23, 2015


Happy Birthday, Benny! On your 82nd , it is time to celebrate. We will share our friendship in a glass of Pinot Grigio. I will sense your spiritual presence and wish you well. I I just finished reading At the End of hearth by Kieren Mulvaney
and found your name and a quote from you in the book. She described you as having white hair. .Strange, mine is white also. Sixty-seven years does make changes.

Posted by MRHesse - Manhattan Beach, CA - friend   July 05, 2014


Dear Benny,
God has you in His keeping.
But I have my memories.
Especially on this day.
I think of you in silence,
Your friend,

Posted by M.R. Hesse - Manhattan Beach,, CA - friend   January 23, 2014

I thought of you today
But that is nothing new.
I thought about you yesterday
And on your birthday,too.

Belated 81st!!!

Posted by M.R. Hesse - Manhattan Beach,Ca., CA - friend   July 08, 2013


As time passes, my ability to think passes too, so I did forget to light a candle on your brithday. My tears still have not dried, but I am conforted by the knowledge that I will see you again.2BJUR

Posted by M.R. Hesse - Manhattan Beach,, CA - friend   July 18, 2012


Are you singing in the sunshine
Wild and free?
Playing tag with the wind
While I think of thee?

M.R. Hesse

Posted by MRHesse - Manhattan Beach, CA - friend   December 23, 2011


Happy Birthday Candle for you!!

Posted by MRHessse - friend   July 05, 2011

One of your favorite records used to be "I Walk the Line" by Johnny Cash. I hope you can play it in heaven. Happy Birthday!! You are missed sooooo--- much.

Posted by MRHesse - Friend   July 05, 2011


I will have a toast to your 79th birthday and wish your spirit well. Although you are gone I know you are still celebrating this special day. You are not forgotten. July 5th -- Happy 79th!!!

Posted by MRHesse - Friend   July 05, 2011


January is a sad month for me as it is so diffiicult to believe you are not celebrating the New Year. Perhaps you are, and I do not know your spirit world. You are in my thoughts every day and I miss you..

Posted by MRHesse - friend   January 25, 2011


Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.
i am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.
I am the morning hush,
I am in the graceful rush
OF beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am the stars shine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there. I do not die.

Posted by MR Hesse - friend   January 01, 2011


You spirit is in the wind that blows and you are not forgotten.

Posted by MRHesse - friend   November 02, 2010


I Miss Him miss hearing his voice in the house. miss his laugh. miss him alot.

Posted by Kimberly Neakok - Grandpa   March 04, 2010

I sure want my appa back I love him he would tell me story's about him and my dad went hunting. I want to go see him someday in haven.

Posted by Eugene Neakok Jr - Notak, AK - Grandson   January 02, 2010


If tears could build a stairway
And memories were a lane
I ould walk right up to heaven
And bring you back again.

No farewell word were spoken
No time to say good-bye
You were gone berfore I knew it
And only God know why.

Posted by M.R.Hesse    November 29, 2009