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Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins

wysiwyg 26 Dec 00 - 12:14 PM
SINSULL 26 Dec 00 - 11:48 AM
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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: wysiwyg
Date: 26 Dec 00 - 12:14 PM

Wesley's news is at:

http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=28960

~S~

please click here for Wesley's message
-el joeclone -


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: SINSULL
Date: 26 Dec 00 - 11:48 AM

wsmith@lokeyiron.com

Wesley left this address for personal messages in a previous "Twin" thread.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 26 Dec 00 - 07:22 AM

Wesley Bretta Brendan and Patrick were very much in our thoughts a nd hearts as we celebrated Christmas. It will be a great relief to hear some news especially if that is the good news we all so hope for!
With love and hope Jane and Geoff


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: katlaughing
Date: 26 Dec 00 - 03:10 AM

Extra Stout/Marty - thank you for jumping right in there and welcome to the Mudcat Cafe. You were not pushy or anything else, but rather exhibited those qualites we admire the most around here: a willingness to care and share. Thank you.

As far as I know, they are not in your area. Hopefully we will hear from Wes, tomorrow. I've got a couple of options in mind if we don't.

Wishing you all the best and continuing to hold Wes and family in the Light,

kat


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Extra Stout
Date: 26 Dec 00 - 01:24 AM

Emotion overwhelmed my memory, but my son, whose middle name is actually Joseph, is still praying for Patrick Smith. I feel a little stupid twisting in the wind out here by myself. If a physical address can help the parents or the boys, please feel free to use mine. I don't know where they are, but if they're near Toledo,(or Detroit, or Cleveland) I can go to them. On Christmas Day we clebrated the 100th Christmas Mass at St. Patrick's. Wes and Bretta and Brendan and Patrick were as much a part of the Mass as were the canal diggers and railroad men who built the church. Their candle is a big blue one in front of the Blessed Virgin's altar.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: catspaw49
Date: 26 Dec 00 - 01:06 AM

Still here and sending the best and a small flame to join the others. At the end of a beautiful day........

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: alison
Date: 26 Dec 00 - 12:43 AM

still praying here.....

lovely tune Jeri

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: wysiwyg
Date: 26 Dec 00 - 12:35 AM

Duh, I just realized I have some phone numbers I can try (through the Smith's church) to get word to them about all this wonderful support and to see if there is some news.

I'll hope to see some news here from Wes in the AM, but if there is none, I will start phoning.

Hardiman remembered the Smiths through all the weekend services and today's, but especially the Christmas Eve Midnight Mass; and my own prayer candle has been burning steadily.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Llanfair
Date: 25 Dec 00 - 07:53 PM

The candle lit 5 days ago is still burning.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: SINSULL
Date: 25 Dec 00 - 05:59 PM

Merry First Christmas to the Smith Twins.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: dwditty
Date: 25 Dec 00 - 06:37 AM

Here I am, up before the kids. It gives me time to light the new candles and say another quiet prayer for the Smiths and wee Patrick. God Bless.

dw


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Quincy
Date: 25 Dec 00 - 06:02 AM

Still praying, hoping, waiting and trusting...

much love and best wishes, Yvonne


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: katlaughing
Date: 25 Dec 00 - 05:30 AM

Oh, Jeri, that is delightful!! You just have this stuff comin' outta your ears, don't ya? Just beautiful!

Music and candles to call them and light their way...still burning steadily here.

kat


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Jeri
Date: 25 Dec 00 - 01:05 AM

If you go to this page, and click on Twins Reel2.mid, you can download and hear my version of a candle, and Christmas present. (Sorry about having to download, but it's only 5K.)


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Sorcha
Date: 25 Dec 00 - 12:26 AM

I really wish we would hear from Wes with an update, but I know he has better things to do than Cat around. Still praying, lighting new candles......come on, Padraic.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 25 Dec 00 - 12:14 AM

...still praying...


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 10:15 PM

Sending my tiny light into the magic of this night and the best thoughts from Karen and I.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 01:22 PM

We had three lit in our hearth but one was duff and the wick disappeared! Is this co-incidence or what - we now also have one for each twin.

As the proud dad of twins (now nearly 16) my prayers and thoughts go to the whole family.

Peace and love to you all.

Dave the gnome


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: SINSULL
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 01:12 PM

More candles. More hope and prayers.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: katlaughing
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 09:52 AM

Nathan, that is beautiful. Thank you.

I managed to sleep despite the light, for the first time last night, with the new pillar candle I lit yesterday and it is still going strong and steady.

Wes and Bretta, may this day and the eve bring you comfort, gentle joy, and peace with the love of your wee ones.

love,

kat


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: roopoo
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 03:28 AM

As I said on the other thread, tonight at the Christmas Communion service, the church will be candlelit with over 100 candles. All the candles have peoples' names on them. I will have one named for Patrick, and I will offer my prayers and Communion for him.

Andrea


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: GUEST,Nathan Tompkins
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 03:08 AM

Wes and Bretta,

The candles I have set afire for you are not physical candles, but in my heart.

Candles In The Snow

Two candles stand within the snow
Flickering amidst the whitened earth
Fighting the wind for the fragile life
Since the very moment of their birth

Two candles stand within the snow
Beating back the shadows of death
Silent whispers crying to the night
Sucking in the breezes gentle breath

Two candles stand within the snow
Their light reaches across countless lands
Filling the hearts of infinite homes
They glint in the twirling frosted sands

Two candles stand within the snow
Filling my eyes with endless tears
Tears of hope, wishing they will
Continue to blaze for many years

Nathan tompkins


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Extra Stout
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 02:14 AM

Micca's citing the laws of physics was a comforting reminder of the unity underlying the limits of the speed of light and the power of prayer; both expressions of the power of a loving ( if occasionially inscrutable)God. I found a good, big wax candle for my house, and I'll add one at Old St. Patrick's( Toledo, Ohio) this morning. I'm new to Mudcat, so give me a break, please, if I come off as pushy, insensitive, or ignorant, but I wonder if the Smiths are in need of a more concrete expression of solidarity and support than e-mails and candles. Wes and Bretta, can we send you blankets or sleepers? Do you have diaper pins and pacifiers? Can we help pay for nurses or sitters? Is there anything you wish we would do? One or two writers mentioned the power of Patrick's name. It's my Confirmation name and my son's middle name. Maybe all the Paddys pulling together can do some good. Speaking of concrete expressions of support, for what good it may do, I am Marty Brogan. I live at 4828 Monac Drive, Toledo, Ohio,43623. My phone is 419-474-3883,e-mail to mbrogan@ireland.com or MJBrogan@peoplepc.com. This information is to be used for Mudcat purposes only. Anyone sharing these addresses with insurance salesmen or home improvement contractors will be hunted down and dealt with.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 12:03 AM

As I turn in tonight, a new candle flickers away and we all hope for the best. I sure liked Micca's analysis of the speed of light.....Ties it together....as we are.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: John Hardly
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 08:42 PM

...been away for a while. Sorry I missed this. Add mine to the prayers however belatedly.
JH


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: katlaughing
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 08:15 PM

I finally found the unscented kind I was looking for in this town and also bought a medium *pillar* type which will stay keep burning here.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 08:09 PM

Emma and I made one and lit it this evening. Waiting. Aye. Dave


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 07:22 PM

And still lit here.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: mg
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 03:01 PM

hope to light one at the ocean tonight...maybe even a beach fire, although it is a bit damp. mg


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Mrrzy
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 11:54 AM

Am up in Fairfax now, we are burning candles here too. Will keep checking back...


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Noreen
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 11:12 AM

Two new candles lit to carry on the transmission of the light as night falls again.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: katlaughing
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 10:25 AM

Very beautifully put, Micca. Thank you.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 09:18 AM

used four candles so far, new one lit today for good news. Aye. Dave


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Micca
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 08:33 AM

When I was meditaing on the candle to send energy to Wes and Bretta and the twins,last night,,,
I was thinking, light travels at 186000 miles a second, so the Light from all the candles lit is arriving simultaneously( since in those terms distances on earth are trivial) with the supportive good and healing feelings from the chain of little individual candles all around the world, all Faiths and beliefs united in a single purpose, and it restores my belief in the intrinsic goodness and commonality of purpose of my friends on the Mudcat ( regardless of the odd spat), may this co-operative effort help and warm the Smiths, and by the Rule of 3 reflect back to those who have joined in this, and give them the shared feeling of peace and Tranquility I felt thinking about it, Bright Blessings to them and to all my friends.and may My Lady smile benignly on Patrick and bring him safely through,
so mote it be
Micca..


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: dwditty
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 07:29 AM

Still hoping and praying here with candles lit.

dw


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Extra Stout
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 02:49 AM

One for the twins, one for Mom and Dad.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: catspaw49
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 11:42 PM

We may be in for a wait before we hear, but I have the certain knowledge that this group will go the distance. Still lit here too and tomorrow, like our good friend Bill, I'll replenish my stock.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Bill in Alabama
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 11:34 PM

Melissa (daughter) and I went to the candle shop this afternoon and I bought a sackful of bayberry candles to replenish my stock here in the office at home. Still burning.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: katlaughing
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 11:11 PM

Light a candle in the night
Send it out to make it right
Little hearts full of love
Angels watch them from above

oh, well, it's not the one that came to me earlier, but my candles are still burning and I am still sending love and support to them all.

kat


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Tinker
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 10:00 PM

Shared my birthday candles tonite. Seemed a good place to send the wishes ....

Tinker


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: katlaughing
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 06:06 PM

Well, I just had a whole candle poem written and it was pretty nice. Brushed some magic key on the keyboard by accident and wiped it out; I have no idea where it went. Will maybe try to reconstruct it later. It was about our candles.

I went to four stores, today, looking for more unscented votive candles, as I am running out. The only ones I was able to find were candy-cane striped. At first I thought no that wouldn't be right and then I thought why not? It is their first Christmas, after all, so why not have a cheerful little light for them?

Lighting the candy-cane set just now.

kat


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: mousethief
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 03:53 PM

I borrowed my stepson's icon of St. Patrick, placed it before an icon of our Lord, and lit a candle (in a glass holder of course -- that's why they make votive candle holders!) before the two of them. And repeatedly asked our Lord for healing, and St. Patrick for his prayers.

Alex


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: GUEST,Big Mick
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 02:21 PM

I went to the hill with the Low D, let it have its head, and played for the wee lads.

Blessings on those that care, for they are miracles that are often unseen.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: GUEST,Melani
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 02:04 PM

We will give them our Hanukah candles every night.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 01:40 PM

An extra reason this year for the Christmas candle we always have burning at this time.

Thee's a candle song we always have at Mass in Advent, with the chorus

Candle candle, burning bright, shining in the cold winter's night, candle candle, burning bright, fill our hearts with Christmas light.

I'll be thinking about Patrick and his brother and his parents when we sing it tomorrow night.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 12:27 PM

Just come home and relit mine. Its a wonderful feeling being part of this, so much love and caring. These are lucky boys Wesley, they have one of the biggest families in the world all rooting for them! Our love to you Bretta Brendan and Patrick.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: katlaughing
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 12:17 PM

Still burning steadily here, too.

kat


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: SINSULL
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 08:40 AM

My candles burned safely in glass snowballs placed in a planter full of dirt. Strange to sleep with candles flickering but they were reassuring too. I have asked friends and family to join in the vigil.


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: catspaw49
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 12:06 AM

That's nice Brett.........And Sinsull, I like that idea! And I'm breakin' the rules too, but I made them so I guess I can do that!

Still lit and joining with the others.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lighting a candle for the Smith Twins
From: Naemanson
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 09:13 PM

The candle flame bravely dances in the dark,
Staunchly holding at bay our fears
And lighting our hopes through another dark night.
Such a little thing, this candle,
Yet it carries a weight of hope and support that cannot be imagined.
Such a small light
Yet it lifts our spirits and takes our wishes out into the darkness
And links them to other candles,
Bravely burning in the dark across the world
And in our hearts.


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