"Joe was absolutely the most caring and giving person I know. He helped me so many times and in so many ways. Anyone who had the pleasure of being friends with him became a better person for it. He will be greatly missed."
-Heather Niarhos Faught
"im so sorry joe iz in heaven with ned char and tony to many to mention who believed The Scattered Puzzle
Have you ever noticed, that when too
many people work on a puzzle all the pieces get too scattered, and no one gets
to see the picture. That is how I feel about religion. Everyone reads a book
and goes to extreme measures to make everyone thinks that their interpretation
is the correct one. and that no other belief iz valid.
If u preach to me from a book, I
will not listen. I will not tell you if you are right or wrong, I will simply
reply “My God loves me”. What I know cannot be taught it cannot be expressed in
words of any language, or spoken by mortal tongue.
It is seen in the shadows of things
forgotten. Heard in the whispers of things unspoken. I found a pitch fork
buried deep within the chasm of my heartache. A tormented hatred for my own
selfish desire. There was a halo in my Easter basket. A heart in my endless
well of compassion. A friend who helped me up.
The puzzle has no edges. There’s no
borders held within. It’s a picture of four crosses butted up at the base and a
fifth cross stands in the middle. Each cross represents a force of nature. Good,
evil, order, and chaos each person is the fifth cross. It is up to them to
balance these forces in their relationship with their god. It looks just like a
ladder holding up a scale. It’s the picture that he showed you, but you only
see one side. the fifth cross iz u when u stand in your jesus pose it creates
a compass a moral compass
Jesus was crucified on the cross. Next to the
beggar and the taxman. They were the people to each of his sides. He held one
on each side. When he ascended into heaven.
In order to ascend the ladder he
needed to be balanced. Too much weight to either side and the ladder will tip. It
is hard to explain you either understand or you don’t. So i will try to put it
a different way.
I know that without laws we would be savages, but without savages we
would be lawless. So to do my part to provide you with your precious sense of
false security. While still trying to find enough pleasure to make life seem
enjoyable. I always follow most of the Rules, most of the time.
"dear, dear Mike, victoria & boys!!thinking & praying for you all, wonderful, loving words in the paper, about your Dad& grand-pa!] You are in my prayers, your friend, gail maxwell"
"I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad, Grampa, Friend.
His love and kindness continues on in the hearts of many
For those left behind the loss lingers
For God has angel in Heaven
Whose pain is no more
His life is anew, you will meet again.
May your memories give comfort
As you hold them close. Val Dugree"
"Mike, Robbie, Matt &families Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Joe was a good friend. Words are never enough sometimes so if we could tell Joe one last thing it would be Thanks for the memories. Cherish your memories they help through the rough times. Love you all