- 75 years old
- Date of birth: Sep 19, 1923
- Place of birth:
Cleveland Heights, Ohio, United States
- Date of passing: Jun 7, 1999
- Place of passing:
Spring Hill, Florida, United States
|In Loving Memory of George Earl "Ben" Benson, May You Rest in Peace.|
One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.
Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.
Sometimes there were two sets of footprints,
other times there were one set of footprints.
This bothered me because I noticed
that during the low periods of my life,
when I was suffering from
anguish, sorrow or defeat,
I could see only one set of footprints.
So I said to the Lord,
"You promised me Lord,
that if I followed you,
you would walk with me always.
But I have noticed that during
the most trying periods of my life
there have only been one
set of footprints in the sand.
Why, when I needed you most,
you have not been there for me?"
The Lord replied,
"The times when you have
seen only one set of footprints,
is when I carried you."
"DAD, I think of you and mom every minute of everyday. Soo many things that I do everyday reminds me of you or I find myself repeating things that you have said, and I laugh and say Benny Boy use to say that, what a wise man you were. So on this day I wish you Happy Birthday and hope you & mom are together celebrating.
Love you always<3"
"Dad you are in john and my thoughts every day with your silly funny sayings we constantly say all the time and we laugh. You always said we would think of you with those sayings and we often do. You have taught me to be loyal, honest and to have a good work ethic and we instill those values in my sons. Thank you for teaching us that. I am proud of the person I have become because of you. Kiss kiss , love and miss you. Take care of mom."
"Dad you were always there to lend a helping hand when things were tough. You saw me struggle to support my family and was always the first one I could depend on, no matter how many times I asked. You know how appreciative we were and you stood in for my own father who passed away when I was 19, just a few short months before we met. Both you and mom made me feel welcome and for that reason I will always be grateful. The one thing I regret is your passing just as I turned the corner with unbridled success, first in the funeral home and then later in the insurance office. I knew when you passed I would be like a kid released for the first time with the training wheels off his two wheeler. "You're on your own, so ride or fall" and ride I did to great success which would have made you extremely proud. You were the best father (in-law) a person could have asked for. Rest in Peace Dad, Love You."
"Dad we shared so many special moments over the years that the memories overflow through the echoes of my mind. My first recollection at age five is how you made this little girl feel so special by taking me out on a date each Friday evening and focusing your full attention on me. It was so heartfelt the love you showed me. As I grew I recall our special outings to Hamburger Junction with the railroad cars delivering our meals on the tracks built into the countertop. If I close my eyes I can see and feel those magical times in my minds eye. You were the best Daddy a little girl and best Dad a grown woman could have had or asked for. When I got married you humbly gave me away to my groom with tears in your eyes. That was so touching. As I ventured into married life, you were always there for any of those annoying chores that popped up. You were the best Father to your children and Grandfather to all of our children. In short you were loved dearly and now as well as being loved you are also missed dearly. Rest in Peace Well with Mommy."
"Dad, what a talented man. A mechanical genius. He taught us well and we all followed in his footsteps to become a "Jack of all trades". Through his teaching we have all prospered through life and we are thankful. Miss you Dad."
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