Saturday, January 12, 2013

James B. Laird - RIP

This is a photo of us getting ready to walk down the aisle on my wedding day 43 years ago.  I'm the one in the white.  :)


The very good looking gentleman beside me is my brother,  Dr. James Berkey Laird.   Our father died when I was 8 so Jim "gave me away".  
Like my father, Jim was a veterinarian - both graduated from K State.
Jim was 2 years younger than I was but he left us suddenly the night of January 9th.
He has journeyed on.
My animals will really miss  him and so will I.  

32 comments:

  1. I am so sorry to hear about your brother. That is a wonderful photo to remember him by. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Debbie

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  2. I am sorry to hear of your brother. Your memories will bring you comfort, my thoughts and prayers are with you today.
    Carrie

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  3. I am so sad for your brothers leaving suddenly! I pray for comfort for you and your family. You have spoken of your brother before. God be with you along this path.
    I wish you Blessings Jan. Your photo is very special and will always give you comfort.
    Patty

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  4. I am so sorry for your family's loss.

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  5. sincere regards on the loss of your brother, may the Lord give you peace and comfort.

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  6. I'm so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.

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  7. So sorry to hear of your loss - sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family, God bless.

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  8. I am sorry for your loss. My younger brother too walked me down the aisle.

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  9. I'm so sorry. I cannot imagine losing a sibling. I'll be praying for you.

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  10. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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  11. This morning Pep said
    "The world is poorer for his loss
    But much richer for having known him
    And so are we."
    I'm sure it's not original but it is very comforting.
    He's journeying on.
    Thank all of you for your thoughts and prayers.

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  12. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

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  13. My condolences to you and your family.

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  14. Oh my -- I lost my sister suddenly 2 years ago. Janice was the one who taught me to sew and applique. She loved your work, as do I. I am so sorry you are having to experience the loss of a sibbling. May your wonderful memories help you through this time of loss.

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  15. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.

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  16. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I feel your pain. My brother passed at 28 years of age 21 years ago. I miss him terribly. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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  17. So sorry to hear of your loss Jan. Jim looks like a handsome fella - I'm feeling that he had a big heart and was a great brother - - not to mention the wonderful animals that benefited from his big heart and love of his work...

    Sending blessings your way...
    Karen

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  18. Sorry for the loss of your dear brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you face the future without him. God Bless.

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  19. My sympathy to you. My sibling passed years ago and I still miss her...we shared so many memories of childhood together. Treasure the memories you have of your brother and hold them near to your heart.

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  20. It's funny how that even with the aches and pains of getting older I don't feel older. And Jim wasn't "older" either.
    Both Pep and my parents have been dead for around 15 years but we still have an aunt and uncle alive and well. They remember "Jimmy" as do Nancy and I.
    But our siblings are somehow a part of who we are - they share the same memories. And that makes their loss very hard.
    I've always tried to make my quilts include the pain as well as the happy - because together they make up life.
    It's so neat to have a quilting family as well as a biological family.
    Again, thank all of you for being part of my life.

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  21. To lose a sibling is to look the scrapbook of the heart. I know that a person who lived the life of a vet has lots of company on the other side. hugs

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  22. I'm sorry, I haven't lost any siblings, but I lost my father a few years ago. I still miss him...

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  23. How sad this must be, I wish you all the best.

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  24. Siento mucho el dolor familiar por el que están pasando. Su hermano está ahora en brazos de Dios.
    Abrazos

    CARELI

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  25. soo sorry for the loss of your brother. thanx goodness for memories that can stay with us forever. thinking of you all...

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  26. Jan,
    I just read about your brother's passing and wanted to express my sympathy. I also lost a father early and it made my brothers doubly precious.

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