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« Al Kinspel 1913-2008 | Main | Your 1,000 Steps »



I'm so sorry for your loss. The picture you have is beautiful -- exactly how I would have pictured them had I known your mother and Al.


I'm so sorry for your loss. The picture you have is beautiful -- exactly how I would have pictured them had I known your mother and Al.

Susan Sonnen

How beautiful! Their love for each other is evident!

Marit (also known as Mater)

What a wonderful couple they made, Barbara! A treasured memory.

Lisa Manterfield

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Al sounds like was a wonderful man and it is a blessing that he and your mother found one another and were able to share so many joyful years together.

Kathy Sena

Barbara, I'm sorry for your loss. Thanks for sharing your wonderful essay about Al, and thanks for sharing this photo. Their love and happiness shines through so beautifully!

Jill Marshall Larson

What a beautiful picture. May we all be so happy, vibrant and loved on our 87th birthdays. Thank you for sharing such a lovely memory with us. Jill


Thanks, everybody. Yes - this is my favorite picture of them together. My daughter Gillan took it at the Bottle Inn in Hermosa Beach, CA where we had a birthday lunch for my mother. I think it was one of the happiest times of her life.


Barbara, thank you for sharing an important part of your life with us.
I am nearly 69. Your story about your mother and Al is a reminder (some days I need one!) that the best may yet to be. What a lovely and loving couple they were. I am very sorry for your loss.


Patty - Absolutely. The best is yet to come.


thats it, dude

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