Saturday, January 31, 2009

Just one of THOSE Days

Today is just one of those days. Today would have been my dad's birthday. Needless to say, I have been quite down today. Actually, I have been down for the last couple of days. On Thursday, it was 1 month ago that my dad died. Just thinking alot about it the last couple of days. My kids and I had a memory cake for my dad on Thursday. Just a way to remember him and his birthday. My kids thourghly enjoyed the time of remembering. I thought that you all might like to see who my dad was, so here is a glimpse of him.

CARVER, JAMES L., PH.D., 63 - of Safety Harbor, FL, and formerly of Rosedale died on Monday at his residence in Rosedale. Born in Craig, Colorado he lived in Rosedale for 39 years before moving to Florida. He was an US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. Mr. Carver was a register nurse having worked at John F. Kennedy Hospital in Cherry Hill; Ancora State Hospital; Kessler Hospital In Hammonton and Meadowview Nursing Home in Williamstown. He also formerly worked as a Colorado State Patrolman. He was a member of the Riders of the Lamb motorcycle club. Mr. Carver is survived by his wife: Jacqueline A. Carver (nee Wooton); two daughters: Melanie Ann Carver of Safety Harbor, FL; Shannon Marie Connors of Mt. Airy, MD his mother: Eva Grace Carver of Golden, CO; one sister: Karen L. Vogeler of Golden, CO; one brother: Lance Craig Carver of Browns Mill; four grandchildren: Kenneth James Connors; Elizabeth Mariah Connors; Michelle Leigh Connors and Daniel Jackson Connors. Memorial Services will be held Wednesday 11:00am in Victory Bible Church, 816 S. Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton, where a visitation with the family will be held from 10:00am until 11:00am. Memorial donations may be made to Mt. Airy Christian Academy 16700 Old Frederick Road, Mt. Airy, MD 21771. Arrangements are by the Carnesale Funeral Home, Hammonton, NJ.

Published in The Press of Atlantic City on 12/30/2008


  1. I am so sorry about the lose of your father. I am sure it must be so hard. Making a cake for him was an awesome way to remember him on his birthday. HOpe that you are feeling a little better soon.

  2. That's a great idea with the cake.. I hope you feel better soon.

  3. I actually just read your dad's obituary in the paper a couple days ago and now just on your site. It is a small world. My Dad has been gone sin 1996. I think about him everyday. It will get easier. keep his memory alive with the kids because they will forget. My daughter was 3 months old when he died. she doesn't even know him, only the stories we tell about how great he was. Sorry for your loss.

  4. Thise anniversaries are hard. WHen my brother died unexpectedly, I found there were many things that would trigger a renewed sense of loss. I can only say it gets easier in time.