Monday, June 11, 2007

Remembering Dale


Please join us as we celebrate the life of Dale William Petersen on Thursday, June 14 at 2 pm.

Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary
1001 Alderson Avenue
Billings, MT

Smile, by Jimmy Durante

Smile,
Though your heart is achin'
Smile,
Even though it's breakin'
When there are are clouds in the sky
You'll get by...

If you smile
Through your fear and sorrow
Smile,
And maybe tomorrow
You'll see the sun come shinin' through,
For you...

Light up your face with gladness
Hide, every trace of sadness
Although a tear
may be ever so near

Thats the time, You must keep on tryin'
Smile, whats the use of cryin'
You'll find that lifes is still worth while
If you just smile

If you smile
Through your fear and sorrow
Smile, and maybe tomorrow
You'll see the sun come shinin' through
for you...

Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear
May be ever so near

That's the time
You must keep on tryin'
Smile, whats the use of cryin'
You'll find that life is still worth while
If you just smile

If you... just smile :)

28 comments:

KGMom said...

Laurie--joining you in spirit & thoughts.
(((((Hugs to you & Wolf & all those who loved Dale ))))

Ur-spo said...

I will be sending my energy-karma there that day. if you feel a breeze or a sneeze that's me!

caroline said...

Look at that photo! The sparkle in his eyes. I get energy from just looking at his photo. I have gained such insight in following the fierce friendship that fueled this journey.

thailandchani said...

Will be there in spirit.. and hope it turns out to be a rousing celebration of a life well-lived.


Peace,

~Chani

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

A most touching post, Laurie.

JustJock said...

I do wish I could be there in person, but do this: picture me as ET. Now picture him/me with "our" lovelight touching your heart. "I'll be right here!" Yep.

ThomasLB said...

At two-o'clock this Thursday, I'll put on my Jimmy Durante album and think of you all.

Within Without said...

Beautiful. I can see Dale's bright eyes and warm smile lighting up the sky all around.

He's loving this.

:-)

Mary said...

Well this had the opposite effect on me. I sobbed through the whole thing.

I am smiling now, though. This is wonderful. I'll be thinking of you on Thursday.

Hugs to all of you.

Pam said...

I, too, will be there in spirit.

I have always loved this song and it's perfect.

Helen the Felon said...

What an adorable guy. And such a perfect song for him. Great choice.

I wish I could be there. I'll definitely be thinking of you guys. Much love to you and Wolf.

Dave said...

A Distant healing will go out to you and family on Thursday. All of us on this site will be united in the energy of love.

Gina said...

I am sure you will be able to feel the energy and good wishes we will all be sending your way!

Bonita said...

I'm sending my deepest consolation at this time, Laurie. I love your song here. Life does require that we put on a happy face, as good things are always around the corner. Take care.

NatureWoman said...

Smile, oh my, you've been helping me with your oh so fitting words Laurie.
I will be there in spirit for you. {{{HUGS}}}

maggie said...

That song is perfect Laurie, especially as we look at Dale and see the beautiful smile in his eyes.
All we have is memories of our loved ones when they leave us and Dale left you wonderful ones. You are truly lucky to have had such a man in your lives.
I will be thinking of Dale, you and Wolf at 2 pm on Thursday as you celebrate his life. He is now at peace and hopefully you will be too. [hugging you] Maggie

Cathy said...

Oh Laurie -

Sweet Dale. I think of him often. I will be holding you and Wolf in my heart on Thursday. Dale will always be there. These tears on my face are my promise.

Squirl said...

Lots of love going out to you and Wolf, hon.

steve'swhirlyworld said...

I wish I could be there. Just know how many people will be there in spirit, supporting you and Wolf.

moos said...

I will try to be there. . .

butterfly girl said...

If I could I would my dear. Hope your holding up well!

I love that song....

Anonymous said...

Laurie-I wish I could be there for you and your son. I will keep you in my prayers on Thursday. I hope you know its just a temporary goodbye. You will see Dale again later. Much love and hugs.
Dawn

Laurie said...

We would like to thank you all for your kind words and concern during this trying and extremely emotional time. It is comforting to know that you are with us in spirit.

There were so many times that we weren't sure how we were going to get through the day and then as if on cue, a comment would come through that said exactly what one or the other of us needed to hear at that moment.

We will never forget the love that you have shown us all. Thank you doesn't seem like a big enough word, but it's all I've got right now.

We love you,

Laurie and Wolf

Anvilcloud said...

Hope you had a few smiles through the tears.

MsLittlePea said...

That song is so fitting Laurie. I will definitely be thinking of you and your family this Thursday.

Squirl said...

I've been thinking about you guys today.

Mary said...

As I was driving down the interstate today in pouring rain, it was 2pm and I thought of you.

I hope you received my vibes and you are at peace.

dutchess of malfi said...

Dear Laurie and Wolf,
I know today was beautiful with all the love being sent your way. I love the picture of Dale--what a wonderful person he must have been and how wonderful the two of you and the other cousins are. I will think often of you all.