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One More Trip (Re-Post in Honor of my Mom)

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I suppose that when a loved one passes, those left behind often have a “one more” wish. One more talk, one more hug, one more day, etc. For me when I learned my mother’s cancer was out of control, my one more was one more trip. My mother was an inspiration to me in so many ways. She loved her family, she loved life, she appreciated things, even small, insignificant things and she loved to travel. My sister and I were the youngest and when we moved out of the …

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A Light Goes out in the Greatest Generation: Dedicated to my father, Rocco James Cantore

A Light Goes out in the Greatest Generation: Dedicated to my father, Rocco James Cantore

Rocco James Cantore 11/28/1916 – 04/10/2012 My dad was a member of the greatest generation. Born in 1916 he served stateside in the air force as an airplane mechanic (B26) during WWII. He met my mom while he was in the service, followed her home on the bus and they were married three months later. She must have seen something in him because my mom came from tough beginnings; her father left her mother during the depression with five kids to raise. In my dad mom found a man who …

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