Remembering my daughter-in-law

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    Remembering my daughter-in-law

    A year ago we lost my daughter in law Ashley in a auto accident. Last Friday after my son got off work we took off on our motorcycles to Winsboro, LA. where she was laid to rest and where her family lives now. We left a little after 7:00 P.M. and rode all night arriving at 5:30 A.M. in the morning. We visited and got some rest and got up later to spend time with Ashley's family which my son is still very close to. We made the trip to the grave site and all rejoined in the bond that is memories for all of us. We returned to Ashley's parents to visit and eat before we had to head back home. We left again late and got home at 3:00 A.M. when I parked my bike I went and kissed my truck and promised I'd never neglect her again like that. This trip was a good one for my son and myself, but we both agreed no more all night bike rides. Dark and curvy back roads, where any animal that runs out in the road you can't see, loose and bad pavement, and my old eyes aren't what they used to be. But hey Jason was ready for a break several times before I was, so that kinda stoked the ole' ego.-lol . I told him that this was a trip that he could tell his kids about some day. And to remember it when they wanted to do some goofy stuff. No matter what Ashley Rae will always be a part of our lives.

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    I am really sorry for your family's loss.

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    I'm not sure what you mean by "kissed my truck" but I couldn't imagine what it would be like in your shoes to have to see a child deal with so much greive and sorrow,let alone while losing a loved one yourself.


    May she R.I.P.


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    When I got home we were both cold, tired, butts numb, and eyes were red from the wind. I kissed my truck's fender and said no more over night rides. We could have driven there instend of riding the motorcycles.

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    But the trip meant more by taking the bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    But the trip meant more by taking the bikes.
    Yep, Jason had just gotten his SV650 a short while ago, and this give him a lot of experiance and gives me peace of mind that he's safe and careful when I'm not around. I did give him a few pointers, like not hanging out in the left lane. We ride together every chance we get.

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    sorry for your loss.

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    Sorry to hear this...I'm sure this long trip did serve you well in strengthening the 'soul'.
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    Thanks for sharing.

    One positive about the trip (aside from remembering your daughter-in-law and getting together with her family), is the 'road trip' memories that you shared with your son as you biked along those dark, twisty curves together. A father-son bonding expierience, to be sure.
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    My sincere condolences for your loss. The ride may have been rough but if it brought you and your son closer, and the memories of your daughter-in-law, I'm sure it was worth it.

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    sorry for your families loss. I am sure that the ride you and son took gave him more time to reflect than if you were in a car/truck. I know it does with me.

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    Memorable ride Philip - for many reasons. I do seem to recall this sad event a year ago (was it that long already) ....... and still share your sadness.

    I hope you can continue to celebrate the memories.
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