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Posted: 10/8/2007 5:35:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2007 5:36:33 PM EST by Da_Bunny]
...who turned 100 on Sep 14, died today.

Everybody drink a toast to Velda.

She forbade a funeral, she hated them.

Her casket was lined with pockets and had hidden drawers.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 6:16:21 PM EST
Sounds like she had a hell of a run....


Our condolences on your loss Da_Bunny.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 6:19:10 PM EST
+100
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 6:19:58 PM EST
Well as a latecomer to the thread I have had 4-5 in her honor.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 6:21:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2007 6:46:56 PM EST by Da_Bunny]

Do you have any good Velda stories?


Absolutely ruthless card player. Her favorite game was called "Spite and Malice".

When I visited, my favorite breakfast a chilled papaya with Hawaiian grown lemons and fried plantains.

Nana had a collection of formal, designer Mumus.

She kept her driver's license until she was 97. Riding with her was terrifying.

Nana and Grandpa read Weekly World News, Star Magazine, National Enquirer, Sun, The Globe and a few others. They resolutely believed in UFOs and Aliens. Living near Pearl Harbor does that to people, apparently.

On my last visit, I made my Grandpa drive me to Starbucks every morning after he renighed on letting me borrow the car.

I've been to the Arizona memorial several times and a Pearl Harbor Survivor private lunch meeting. I got a private tour of Ford Island with my Grandpa. As we drove around, all the Navy personnel saluted him, because his license plate said "Pearl Harbor Survivor 0006."

Grandpa could do anything he wanted to on that island.

Link Posted: 10/8/2007 6:22:53 PM EST
Pouring one for her now.

Condolences bunnyman.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 6:24:37 PM EST
To Nana
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 6:27:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By Da_Bunny:

Do you have any good Velda stories?


Absolutely ruthless card player. Her favorite game was called "Spite and Malice".


Ohhhhhh I was a playa at one time.

Kickass game.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 6:37:05 PM EST

Originally Posted By PCR-00:
Pouring one for her now.

Condolences bunnyman.


Ditto.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 6:40:32 PM EST
Sorry for the loss Bunny... But 100, what a great time on this earth!

To her life!
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 6:54:33 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 6:57:56 PM EST
Raised, Named and Drank.



As long as someone is remembered they are not dead, its the stuff that story's, tales and songs are made of... The things that you tell your grandchildren.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 7:09:50 PM EST
To Nana! Sounds like a wonderful woman, and to a great life lived.

Link Posted: 10/8/2007 7:56:48 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 8:18:30 PM EST
Sorry for you loss.

Link Posted: 10/8/2007 8:24:33 PM EST

Sorry to hear that Da Bunny.
RIP Velda,
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:02:14 PM EST
Sounds like she lived a life worth celebrating.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:03:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By CrownAndSeven:
Sorry for the loss Bunny... But 100, what a great time on this earth!

To her life!


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Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:32:03 PM EST
Truly sorry to hear of your loss my friend. Condolences from Linda and myself.

When I get out there next week, I'll lift a drink and a special cigar in her honor.

See you at the reception when we get back after Thanksgiving. You've got my number if you want to "talk story". Take care.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 10:11:36 PM EST
All page 2 belongs to Velda!
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 12:17:45 AM EST
I read this while I stopped by work. (I was using the net on a cell phone and couldnt post) I had a Washington Apple and followed it up by a good beer....
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 2:11:42 AM EST
pouring on the beer milkshake...

Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:34:32 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/9/2007 6:15:16 AM EST by Da_Bunny]
My Grandfather, on my mother's side was Jesse C Bowles. Nana was Velda Bowles, later Velda Arruda.

This is the house he built, which is now a landmark in the National Register (Red Roof):

Archiplanet Listing

If you've ever heard of a plumbing distributer called Bowles Northwest, Grandpa started that company. (It was sold to Consolidated Supply in 1965)

Link Posted: 10/9/2007 8:57:13 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 9:22:02 AM EST
Very sorry for your loss Bunny.

But that's a heck of a good story, and a life well lived.
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