Richard J. Watkins

Ginger Fochler

Richard J. Watkins
November 4, 1961-November 24, 1993

Since You've Been Gone

I started your quilt the day you died
Tears stained the colorful material
I cried and cried until I was done
I displayed the quilt for others to view
A stranger walked up to me and asked about you
Turns out you both worked together
He didn't know you had died
I told him about you're memorial
The stranger said politely he had to go
I was alone to remember you

The day of the memorial I was solo
The church was standing room only
A stranger whispered to me "come sit with me"
Turns out you worked with him
Now I wasn't alone to remember you
Again he said politely I have to go
I read your name every year on December 1st
I started a book to honor the people who are gone
I had your face drawn for the book with a rose
The rose symblolizes me
I wanted something I love close to you

As kids we listened to Barry White's music.
Especially the song 'Can't Get Enough Of Your Love"
How true that is


Ginger Fochler

You can send email to Ginger at: [email protected]
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anniversary date 11-24-93
date of post 12-12-96

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