Marty's Bus

Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:15 am

Real nice summary Freddy. Damn teeth anyway ;) Ya do know that Marty will be with you always my friend! So many good memories :) Lookin forward to that obit.
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Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:20 am

Thanks for the story Freddy. I was laughing & crying just reading it.
Yes, Marty knew she wouldn't be needing those lowers.

Remember the laughs.
Peace be with you.
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Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:23 am

Even though she is gone, she will remain with you for the rest of your life,.....and beyond. Cry when you need to, smile when you can.
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Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:50 pm

Damn it Freddy, I almost spit iced tea all over my screen reading that. Marty sure did prove she was in charge all the way to the end !!!! I can just about picture that event. Strong willed women do things their own way on their own schedule and she sure proved that.


Stories like that and the other fond memories will surely give you some peace and put a smile on your faces. Enjoy them. Even to this day we still discuss stories from our fishing trips to Canada with my long gone grandparents. Great memories indeed.



Rick
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Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: LsFarm On: Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:16 pm

Thanks Freddy. A great story. It's good to see you are able to share a humorous story at such a difficult time.
I'm sure Marty had a good story to tell Uncle Bill, and both your mothers.

I'm looking forward to that Obit too !

Greg L
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Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:37 am

I repeat, Thank you for the thoughts & prayers. They do help get me through.

I need to get my sleep patterns "back to normal". I'd like to sleep 10 or 11 to 3 or 4 (or 6?), not 7:35 to 2:15!!

I need to see a dentist TODAY. Man! I fear they'll say "root canal". Last time they said that I had the sucker pulled, but this one is between two teeth.

I took Marty's obit to the funeral home. Part of it was prepaid. Some years back we prepaid & we set aside $250 for an obit. If it runs more you just pay the difference. I handed Joe ( friend and funeral home owner) the copy. He took a glance & said "It'll probably run about $600. Would you like to shorten it? Ya, right.... I couldn't remove a word. I didn't realize.... I opened today's newspaper & saw why it was costly. I wrote a book! As it happened I had emailed it to the head of Hospice to make sure it was OK & he sent it back with suggestions for editing.... one misspelled word and LOTS of grammatical changes. I appreciated it SO much! The changes he suggested (and I made every change) didn't change a thing, but made it so much better to read. It went from chunky to flowing off the lips. Here's a link to the newspaper with photo & also a cut & paste:

Link: http://obituaries.bangordailynews.com/o ... fhid=25482

Copy:

ORRINGTON - Marleena "Marty" Eich, 63, died June 2, 2014, at home surrounded by her loved ones. She was the daughter of Nelson and Manira (McCorquinadale) Brown.

Marty was a 1968 graduate of Milo High School, and a 1971 graduate of EMMC School of Nursing. She spent her 43-year career as an R.N. giving compassionate care. She earned her stripes working 13 years graveyard shift in the ICU as a critical care nurse and the next 30 years in Radiology, P.A.C.E., and the eye center. She was known to be irritable and stubborn, but was very well respected by co-workers. She was a patient advocate and didn't mind rocking the boat if it made for better patient care. In recent years, her home was the end of life setting for her mother-in-law, mother, uncle, and now, sadly, but perhaps naturally, herself. She was a great believer in Hospice and relied upon Hospice of Eastern Maine to provide this care. The HOEM staff became friends while caring for family members and then became loving caregivers for Marty herself. Marty believed in quality of life and bravely forwent chemotherapy in favor of shorter, and hopefully, less sickly days. Her hopes were realized in three months of active, fairly normal living after receiving her cancer diagnosis. She only spent 2 1/2 days bedbound before God called her name. We honor and thank Hospice of Eastern Maine for their care, love, tears and devotion.

Marty enjoyed many hobbies, including crafts, crocheting, knitting, and the occasional painting. She would knit a sweater as a gift, and would knit dozens of hats and mittens every year for charity. If a family member or co-worker was pregnant she would knit a baby blanket, sometimes foregoing all else to get it done in time. Marty was an avid gardener and grew well over 100 varieties of flowers around her home. She loved animals, both domestic and wild. She spoiled them all as much as she could. She enjoyed the outdoors, spending some of her favorite times at Ebeemee Pond with her family and her long time best friend, Eloise "Griffy" Griffin. In her younger years, she enjoyed hiking and climbed Mt Katahdin more than once. She was a fairly skilled carpenter and was the driving and financial force behind building a house for her sister. Along side her husband she dug, carried, hammered and painted. She would wade into concrete and rake with the best of them. She designed and helped build the home in Orrington in which she lived for 20 years. She was hands on in every aspect of the construction. She'd pull wires, cut pipes, kick carpet, and when everyone else was weary and resting, she was the clean up crew. She didn't like heights, but as needed, she was on many roofs with tar on her hands and a hammer at her hip. Need a shed? One popped up in a week. Need a barn? She would design on paper and be ordering materials before the day was out. She knew how she wanted things built and if it wasn't going as she saw fit, she'd verbally push you out of the way and do it herself or cuss until it was done her way.

She was a good cook. Solid, basic, good food was always on the table. At any time she would make food if requested. Even if she was feeling ill, she had an inner mission to make and serve. Marty was quietly charitable. She raised an unseen son in Guatemala, sent goats and sewing machines to Nicaragua and even built a house for a family in Honduras. Most of these things were done through Food For the Poor, her favorite charity.

She is survived by her husband, Frederick V. Eich III; brother, Nelson Brown of Milo; sister, Carla Damon and her husband, Steve; surrogate son and nephew, Roland Dube, and nephews, Jonathan and Dana Dube, all of Orrington, and her very dear and special friend, Eloise Griffin of Hermon.

A reception and celebration of life will be held from 1 to 3PM on Saturday, June 7th at the St Teresa Parish Center, 436 So. Main St., Brewer. It is directly across from the St Teresa Church. The following day, Sunday, at 3PM will be a graveside burial service at Pine Hill Cemetery in Orrington. It is on the Sweats Pond Rd, one mile from the Main road, on the right. Find us at the very top of the hill in the cemetery. Gifts in Marty's memory may be made to: Food for the Poor, 6401 Lyons Rd, Coconut Creek, FL 33073 or Bucksport Animal Shelter, Att: Dan Joy, PO Box C-1, Bucksport, ME 04416. Arrangements by Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 69 State St., Brewer.
Freddy
 
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Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:19 am

You Hit It Out Of The Park,Freddy.....Worth Every Penny Of What It Cost To Publish....I Never Bought Into To This"Till Death Do Us Part" Mularky That's In Wedding Vows....Why Would You Want To Launch A Keeper?.....We're Here To Help You Celebrate Marty's Life...I'm Sorry That I Can't Be There In Person,So This Will Have To Do.....I Think Your Picture's In The Dictionary....Right Next To The Definition Of The Word-"Husband"...Carry On,Carry Forward My Brother! :up:
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Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: newbie in ny On: Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:59 am

Beautifully done Freddy!
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Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: titleist1 On: Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:46 am

Extremely well done, not an easy thing to have to do but you did excellent.
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Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: coalkirk On: Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:51 am

Beautiful obit. She is a person I wish I had known. Get that tooth fixed and take care of yourself.
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Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:09 am

Fred, your Signature "Catch Phrase" says it all....
If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all

I believe that, and try to remember it while posting here.

With that in mind, you could have written a book for Marty's Obit.
009to090
 
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Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:12 am

You are a lucky man Freddy. You had many happy years with a person such as Marty.
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Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:40 am

Well done Freddy, well done !!!!!!!!!!!




Rick
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Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: LsFarm On: Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:59 am

Freddy: is that toothache Marty getting back with you about those lower dentures ?? :shock: :)

Great Obit, wonderful job.

Greg L
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Re: Marty's Bus

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:33 am

LsFarm wrote:Freddy: is that toothache Marty getting back with you about those lower dentures ??


I was thinking the same thing!!
:doh: toothy :crazy:
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