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[personal profile] karlht
RIP Dennis Allen McDaniel. Born Nov. 12, 1941. Died at home, Dec. 16, 2011.

My wife's family has always done an extraordinary job of loving me for who and what I am, and Dennis's matter-of-fact acceptance of me as a worthy husband for his step-daughter and a welcome addition to his family was always at the forefront of that love. I could ask for no better model of humanity, decency, and dedication to making a marriage work in the face of everything this unfriendly world throws at us. May memories and stories of him gladden our hearts for many years to come.

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Date: 2011-12-17 07:19 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] arliss
Oh Karl, what an eloquent thing to say. I'm so sorry for your loss, and that of your family. My deepest condolences; I send all of you peace and comfort.

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Date: 2011-12-17 05:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] minim_calibre
I am so, so sorry, my dearest. That's too young.

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Date: 2011-12-19 05:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cadenzamuse
I'm so sorry to hear that. Healing thoughts to your family, and extra hugs for L, please.

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Date: 2011-12-26 05:55 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zmayhem
I'm slowly getting caught up on long-neglected threads and just saw this. I am so very sorry. Dennis sounds like such a deeply good man. What a good thing for both your wife and you to have had someone so loving and accepting in your lives, in your family. And, still, not nearly enough time. All my good thoughts and love and wishes for comfort and the coming of spring.