This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Edward Ware, 14 years old, born on April 16, 1973, and passed away on October 9, 1987. We will remember him forever.

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How we met

This is a true love story about a boy and a girl. I was 15 years old when I first met Eddie he was 14 years old. We met at summer camp in the summer of 1987. Well we had a dinner at the end of camp and the girls could pick a boy to sit next to during that dinner. I remember having a crush on a boy that was in the same bunkhouse as Eddie, and I won't mention his name. But that boy turned to me and said why would I want to go out with someone as ugly as you. Eddie heard him and the story ends with Eddie and I ended up going to the dinner at the end of the year.Not only that but Eddie asked me to be his girlfriend. He was one of the sweetest people I ever had the privilege of meeting. Even in later years my sister Melody told my mom she wished my mom could of met Eddie and that she would of really liked him.During the rest of the summer Eddie and I wrote letters back and forth to each other. And once in awhile we would call and talk to each other. In the fall of 1987 my mom drove all back to live in Washington State. I HATED leaving Eddie behind. But at 16 I had no choice. So I remember on October 9th of 1987 I just had this really awful nagging feeling that something was terribly wrong with Eddie. I was raised to not believe in premonitions but I think now that was what it was.And I no longer ignore those nagging feelings.I knew deep down that something was wrong or something bad had happened to him. I never called him to find out. I think I was too afraid of what I would of been told. So it was a month later in November 1987 that I called him and his dad answered and he didn't or maybe couldn't tell me what happened to Eddie. So he asked to talk to my mom. She later told me that on October 9th,1987, while walking home from school Eddie was hit by a drunk driver. He died on the way to the hospital. I never talked to anyone in his family after that. The grief was more than I could bear. At 16 years old I had my first mental break down. I do not remember much about the rest of that year. that is how much it affected me. Eddie  I loved you dearly 32 years ago and you will always hold a special place in my heart. You were truly a gift with all the love and sweetness you had to give. And I miss you so much. I can't wait to see you again one day. Much love to you always Angela

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