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FC: Always | CHERISH | KAREN | RUSTY | and | The Life and Love of | A True Love Story of a Damsel in Distress and Her Knight in Shining Armor
1: Out of all the people in the world Out of all the places Somehow, something brought The two of us together At the right place At the right time
2: I was Meant For You | The sun, it did shine the day you came into my life and everything that was wrong became all right everything that was upside down turned around And I smiled because finally my heart had found its home and I didn’t need anyone to tell me that you are where I belong I knew, I just knew that it was you And the morning sun it would rise and dance through the happiness that shone in my eyes And all my dreams they did come true every second that was spent with you And every wish I had ever made came to life that one fateful day And I smiled because finally my life and everything made perfect sense and I didn’t need someone to tell me that this was love or what it meant I knew, I just knew I was meant for you
3: Maybe it was a plan Maybe it was fate Maybe it was luck Whatever it was, I’m grateful for that moment Because it brought me to you My soulmate.
4: I worked at Sancar and a friend of mine invited me to her house for a cookout. While there she told me the guy that lived below her had been throwing rocks in her yard, and that she had asked him not to but he just continued. So one day I was there, he happen to come up. Needless to say, me being me, I jumped in his face believing my friend. And here I was this little 5"3 in this 6"2 face, telling him to get down there get his rocks out of her yard. He just rolled laughing at me and told me I really had spunk to do what I had just done. From there we talked. I was in a bad marriage and he was my salvation; he became my rock, my best friend, my world ..period.. | How I Meet My Soul Mate
5: “Cherish every moment with those you love at every stage of your journey.” Jack Layton
6: Beloved Soul Mate, Friend, PawPaw | How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these. ~George Washington Carver | Rusty | Wonderful Man
8: A True Love Story of a Damsel in Distress and Her Knight in Shining Armor | Bruce Russell Tate aka Rusty, born March 15, in 1963 Los Angeles California, Graduated from Hawthorne High in ‘81and moved to Virginia in ‘92 after the death of his father. It was a Memorial Day in 93 when we had our first date, we had gone to New Market, Va. to Lovers Leap. On the way back had stopped for food, and as we left our tire blew out.. we had to try to find some way to fix it to get home. Our second date was the following weekend when he invited me down to his house and for him to fix supper for me, needless to say, he was cooking on the grill. While we had gone inside to get drinks and, well, a kiss was all it took; we never came out for a couple of hours...and the food was burnt to a crisp! I knew from the start God had sent him to me in my time of need he made me smile, he showed me love from the start, he called me constantly, and I missed him so much when we weren’t together. On Oct. 18, ‘93 I knew my time had come, that I had to be with him as he was the one who made me feel alive , made me feel wanted, and like I mattered. So we left and went to Las Vegas to live for 3 months, then we moved back to Virginia. You see, I still had all my family in Virginia, and my boys and grandbaby, parents and my sister was here, and he understood and we came back to setup our home here. My boys got along with him, but still never approved of me leaving their father, but then I had to do what was right for me, not them, and living the way I was treated wasn’t right.
9: Rusty, took over the job of being dad, my 2 younger sons moved right in with us when we came back, and continued to live with us until they graduated. Rusty and myself took care of everything. He was always there when you needed him, he would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it, if you was in trouble he was there, the first to have your back. I never seen a bad bone in this man’s body no matter what, we were so great together we never argued we had so many good times together. From Thurs., thru Sunday nite you would find myself, Rusty, my oldest son Dale and his wife Tammy at Austin’s Pub, burning up the pool tables. There was always so much fun being around him - if it wasn’t fishing, tubing, swimming in Blue Hole, grilling out, deer hunting, it didn’t matter. He was there and you could always count on it being fun. When we took our trip to Outer Banks in ‘98, while swimming someone yelled “Shark!”, and everyone got out of the water.. well everyone but Rusty of course! Instead of getting out of the water, he swam to the shark, so you see he loved the thrill of anything... He loved his grandkids with all his heart, Gabby was his little girl, and he played with her, and got her anything she wanted. One year she wanted a computer so that’s what she got. Then she wanted a bicycle instead of the computer so Rusty, me and her dad pulled our money and she got the bicycle, and when he seen her smile that’s all it took as his face lit up as well. And DJ? Well now, that was his little man! He played with him, tried to teach the kids right from wrong. Even when he was sick and the docs told him he didn’t have long, he always looked at them and said, “My time here is not done yet, my grandson needs me so I can’t go anywhere ‘til he graduates school.” That is all he wanted to stay ‘til DJ was grown. When Gabby had her son Issac, we didn’t get to see him often, but when he came he got Pawpaw's love just like they did. He loved kids, no matters who they were, he always showed them what love felt like, and how to respect others the way they wanted respect. | The Last Words in Rusty’s obituary showed the exact kind man he was: “In lieu of memorial contributions or flowers, Bruce requested, in his memory, that anyone so inclined, simply perform a good deed for someone in need.”
10: For you see, each day I love you moreToday more than yesterday and less than tomorrow. ~Rosemonde Gerard
12: It is essential to our well-being and to our lives that we play and enjoy life. Every day do something that makes your heart sing. ~ Ritu Gatourey | "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You" | Me and Bobby McGee | Hotel California | one bourbon one scotch one beer | truly madly deeply | Blue Suede Shoes | I'll be your dream I'll be your wish I'll be your fantasy I'll be your hope I'll be your love Be everything that you need I'll love you more with every breath Truly, madly, deeply do I will be strong I will be faithful 'cause I'm counting on A new beginning A reason for living A deeper meaning, yeah [chorus:] I want to stand with you on a mountain I want to bathe with you in the sea I want to lay like this forever Until the sky falls down on me And when the stars are shining brightly in the velvet sky, I'll make a wish send it to heaven Then make you want to cry The tears of joy for all the pleasure and the certainty That we're surrounded by the comfort and protection of | Jail House Rock
13: One day we were brought into the world, knowing love only as being what we had ~ family, and friends. Then, you meet someone who alters your conception of love, and you never know how you loved anything before because this kind of love is ~ Ellen Key | P A W P A W
14: Humor is a reminder that no matter how high the throne one sits on, one sits on one's bottom. ~Taki | A Man Who Enjoys the Humor of Life
16: There is only one success, to be able to spend your life in your own way. ~ Christopher Morley
17: Really rejoice in being yourself. Have your own drumbeat.. ~ Always be proud who you are and the things you do, not just accomplish. ~ Anonymous
18: Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known. ~Garrison Keillor
19: Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
20: Today I turned fifty. I feel really good. My body's still working quite well thanks. (Touch wood!) My hair's not too grey, my wrinkles are few, I can still touch my toes with my knuckles. (Can you?) I'm quite full of vigour, just getting ripe. (But they now print the phone book in much smaller type.) My hearing's still good. What's that you say? Speak clearly, don't mumble, your voice wafts away. Inside this old body I'm still young, but then If life starts at forty, I'm really just ten.
21: "Have I Told You Lately" Have I told you lately that I love you Have I told you there's no one else above you Fill my heart with gladness take away all my sadness ease my troubles that's what you do For the morning sun in all it's glory greets the day with hope and comfort too You fill my life with laughter and somehow you make it better ease my troubles that's what you do There's a love that's divine and it's yours and it's mine like the sun And at the end of the day we should give thanks and pray to the one, to the one Have I told you lately that I love you Have I told you there's no one else above you Fill my heart with gladness take away all my sadness ease my troubles that's what you do There's a love that's divine and it's yours and it's mine like the sun And at the end of the day we should give thanks and pray to the one, to the one And have I told you lately that I love you Have I told you there's no one else above you You fill my heart with gladness take away my sadness ease my troubles that's what you do Take away all my sadness fill my life with gladness ease my troubles that's what you do Take away all my sadness fill my life with gladness ease my troubles that's what you do
23: Bruce Russell “Rusty” Tate, 50, of Grottoes, died April 18, 2013 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg. Bruce was born in Los Angeles, CA on March 15, 1963. His parents, Samuel G. and Minnie A. Hurst Tate preceded him in death, as did his brother, Thomas Edmund Tate. Bruce enjoyed the outdoors and was quite the water enthusiast. He loved the ocean and also really enjoyed lakes and rivers. He was an ardent Redskins fan and enjoyed cooking. Bruce moved to Virginia following the death of his parents. In Virginia, Bruce found the love of his life, his fiancé’, Karen Sites. They have spent the past 20 years as an inseparable couple. Bruce had a special place in his heart for his “grandchildren”, D.J. Gibson, of Grottoes and Gabrielle Gibson, of North Carolina. He is also survived by his sister; Mary Katherine Spagnoletti and husband Vince, of Las Vegas, NV, his brother; Wilford G. “Bill” Tate and wife Debra, of Linville, and five nieces; Tiffany, Shayna, Lindsey, Amy, and Tracy. At the request of Bruce, there will not be a memorial service. In lieu of memorial contributions or flowers, Bruce requested, in his memory, that anyone so inclined, simply perform a good deed for someone in need. | The Ess | The Pure
25: Did you ever feel a tiny raindrop trickle down from the sky and land upon your cheek when there is no rain in sight, and wonder where it came from when the day is sunny and bright? Did you ever hear someone clearly call out your name, and when you turned to look there’s not a familiar face anywhere around and wonder where it came from, when the voice was there without an ounce of doubt? The answer is quite simple you see, Angels are everywhere watching over you and me. Though at times we don’t feel a presence at our side; Angels are always there morning, noon and night in the most mysterious of ways looking after us with much love forever and always.
28: I miss the hours we would spend talking, being open and honest and free I miss how my heart would breath a sigh of relief because you brought me peace I miss the feeling of hope and happiness and how with you I always felt content | I miss you..
29: I miss you I miss the hours I would spend lying by your side tracing the lines upon your skin I miss the way you held me close enough to hear your heartbeat, I wish I could hear it again I miss you I miss you every minute of everyday it’s an ache, a sadness, an emptiness that doesn’t ever go away I miss you
31: There are times when I feel your presence at my side. There are times when I hear you say it will be alright.. There are times when I see your face in a crowd and I turn around. There are times when I miss you and my heart begins to ache and I try to smile through the pain. But then there are times when I realize this is just the way it has to be, there was once you and me There are times when I feel strong and I know that I can finally move on. There are times when and I can enjoy life and all it can bring. There are times when I miss you and times when I’m okay, however, it’s getting better everyday. No matter how much time there is in this life, I’ll think of you from time to time, and remember you with a smile.
32: Dear Rusty... | Love, Karen
33: Do not stand at my chair and weep ..' am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow., I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. , I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush , I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight., I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my chair and cry;, I am not there. I did not die. I am here with your, at your side., Live life, my love, please carry on.. Our love still lives, it'll never be gone., In what ever joy you find in life That is me, with you, still at your side. I love you always. | My Beautiruful Ka | To My Queen of Heats ...