Tuesday, November 6, 2007


My Dad continues to be fading. He is very weak, but still makes eye contact and recognizes visitors. For someone who has always been in tip-top physical shape, it is difficult to see him in this state.

I'm sending out this request for photos of him. We have a lot within our family, of course - but it is always amazing what gems extended family and friends have. In order to keep things streamlined, it would be easiest for them to be in digital format only - so either from a digital camera or scanned in. Carter and I wanted to start working on a couple projects and this would help immensely. Please email them to me at this account - noelle.smithhart@gmail.com. (The benefit of gmail's huge storage capacity!)

Thank you again for all of your support. We have not been able to reply to everyone's emails and voice mails, but know that we have been reading them to him and I've been sharing your emails with the immediate family.

This has been a very difficult time for all of us. At the same time, seeing the impression my Dad has left on all of us is an amazing reflection on his character and it helps us through this time.

With Gratitude,


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