Thursday, June 15, 2017

Sad Times

Leslie went home to be with the Lord yesterday afternoon. There's a huge hole in my heart. We were loving companions for 5 1/2 years. He was such a gentleman, such a kind, caring person and he was loved much and he knew it. I am going to miss him but so thankful for the time we had together.

At Lantern Asia just a year ago.

at the beach in 2015

Him playing bingo at my 80th birthday party. 2014

A windy day at an air show 2013

We had a date with the animals. Zoo 2012

Nov 2011
A mutual friend showed me this picture. "Here's someone you need to meet", she said. 
As they say, 'The rest is history'. 
It was a great 5 1/2 years.


  1. Latane, so very sorry for your loss. Praying for you. What wonderful memories you have of Leslie and your time together.

  2. Oh, my Dear! I'm so sad to hear of the loss of this wonderful person and companion and confidante and friend in your life. I could always feel the joy of your togetherness, in all your words and pictures, and I know that carried over into your everyday life, in the way you treated each other so sweetly and with such respect and love.

    It's a sad message, but such a happy time to remember, with all the joy and happiness of such a fulfilling time together.

    hugs and prayers and sweet, sweet memories,


  3. Latane, I am so sorry that Leslie has passed on.
    In such a short time he has left you with many wonderful memories that you two have shared together.
    Hugs and Prayers~


  4. Latane, I am so sorry to learn of your loss. You don't know me, but I found you from Vee's blog a couple of weeks ago. I wanted to tell you that I ordered your book last week, and I am SAVORING it. I am even rationing it out a little as I approach the end, because I DON'T WANT IT TO END. Thank you for writing it, and I will keep you in my prayers at this sad time.

  5. May the Lord, in whom we have our blessed hope, wrap you in his loving arms.

  6. Sincere condolences, you will be in my prayers.

  7. So sorry of the loss of such a good friend and companion. Prayers for you and his family.

  8. Oh my heart is heavy with this news. I know that you will forever miss him. Saying a prayer for your comfort and sending love.

  9. Well bless your heart, sorry to hear your friend passed away.
    Life is hard! I know you were happy and had two wonderful men
    in your life.

  10. My thoughts are with you Latane at this very sad time. I was quite shocked reading the news this evening. I know you and Leslie always enjoyed your times together. Your travel stories were always interesting, and I know you made many memories in your years together. May those memories eventually bring you comfort once your grief has eased, and may Leslie be in a beautiful place free of pain.
    Mary x

  11. I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Love and hugs to you!

  12. Such a sweet, sweet tribute, Mom, to a man who gave you so much these past fiv 1/2 years! I'm so sorry you have lost him...but so happy you were there for each other when you were! A blessing!

  13. I'm saddened to hear this news, Latane. The two of you crammed a lot of living into that 5-1/2 years, making the most of the time you had together. There is a lesson in that for the rest of us. Thank you. Hugs!

  14. Latane, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how it is to lose someone you love very much. It really does cause a huge hole in your life.

  15. Belated kind thoughts for you Latane. I can see the closeness and love you both shared in your beautiful photos.

  16. I am so very sorry for your loss, you have many special memories of the 5 1/2 years you spent together.
    My condolences.

    All the best Jan

  17. i have tears in my in peace leslie....a beautiful tribute of your happy times spent together latane...


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