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Melvin D. Brookshire
January 7, 1919 - May 5, 2005

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By: C. Harlon Dearing May 14, 2005
I was out of town when Melvin passed away. Had I been in town, I would have attended his funeral. My memories of Melvin and the entire Brookshire family are great! Some of my happiest childhood days were spent at Uncle Will's and Aunt Willie's, where Melvin and his seven brothers treated us so nice. Betty, your and Melvin's smiles will always be a pleasant memory to me.

My mother, Sarah Irene Wheeler Dearing, was deeply saddened by Melvin's death. He was one of her favorite Brookshire's. She is not really well and could not attend the service. Mom is three months younger than Melvin.

Betty, we will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Love, Harlon Dearing
By: shirley dearing foster May 8, 2005
To Melvin's Family:

My mom, Irene Wheeler Dearing, was the first cousin of Melvin and he was always one of her favorite people. As a child back in the 50's we would drive from Houston to Grassland to spend time with Uncle Will, Aunt Willie and their eight sons - Melvin being one of them. I remember so many good times and we were always treated with the utomost kindness. Even when I prompted my twin brothers, George & Harlon, to put a litter of kittens down the hole in the outhouse, we were treated kindly! Melvin and Bettie were always some of my favorites, as I always remember them smiling, and always the same. My condolences go to all the Brookshire family, and I know Melvin will be greatly missed. He's in a better place and we'll all look forward to greeting him again one of these days. God bless you all, and may He heal your tender hearts as only He can.

Love to you all,

Your Cousin, Shirley Foster

Scottsdale, Arizona
By: David Brandon May 7, 2005
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of need and sorrow.
By: Ben & Mitzi Stone May 6, 2005
Our prayers go out to God to comfort this family. Melvin will be missed. We know that the angels surround Betty now to help her mend and remind her he is just in another room, and fill her heart with love. I share this little poem as an offering of respect.

THE " - " DASH (Submitted by "Daily Inspiration subscribers with our great thanks.)

I read of a man who stood to speak

At the funeral of a friend.

He referred to the dates on her tombstone

From the beginning...to the end.

He noted that first came her date of birth

And spoke the following date with tears,

But he said what mattered most of all

Was the dash between those years (1914-2002).

For that dash represents all the time

That she spent alive on earth...

And now only those who loved her

Know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own;

The cars...the house...the cash;

What matters is how we live and love

And how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard...

Are there things you'd like to change?

For you never know how much time is left,

That can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough

To consider what's true and real,

And always try to understand

The way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger,

And show appreciation more,

And love the people in our lives

Like we've never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect,

And more often wear a smile,

Remembering that this special dash

Might only last a little while.

So, when your eulogy's being read

With your life's actions to rehash...

Would you be proud of the things they say

About how you spent your dash?

This message is sent with our deepest feelings of respect and love for our passing friend Melvin, his sweet wife Betty and the whole Brookshire family.

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