In Loving memory of my husband,  
Alton McClure Palmblad

*15. February 1954 +14. February 1985 
Married 7. July 1984 

They say memories are golden
well maybe that is true.
I never wanted memories,
I only wanted you.

A million times I needed you,
a million times I cried.
If love alone could have saved you
you never would have died.

In life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place
no one could ever fill.

If tears could build a stairway
and heartache make a lane,
I'd walk the path to heaven
and bring you back again.

Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one,
the chain will link again.

Author unknown

God looked around his garden and found an empty space
He then looked down upon his earth, and saw your smiling face.
He put his arms around you, and lifted you to rest.
His garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best

Author unknown

It ain't fair you died too young
Like a story that had just begun
But death tore the pages all away
God knows how I miss you
All the hell that I've been through
...Just knowing no one could take your place
Sometimes I wonder who you'd be today
but this I shall never know - see you soon

The Rainbow Bridge
Just this side of heaven is a place called the Rainbow Bridge. 
When an animal dies, one who has been especially close
 to someone here, that pet goes to the Rainbow Bridge. 
There are meadows and hills for all of our special 
friends where they can run and play together. There 
is plenty of food, water and sunshine and our 
friends are warm and comfortable. 

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to 
health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are 
made whole and strong again, just as we remember 
them in our dreams of days and times gone by. 
The animals are happy and content, except for one 
small thing: they each miss someone who was very 
special to them, someone they had to leave behind. 

They all run and play together, but the day comes 
when one suddenly stops and looks into the 
distance. The eyes are bright and intent, the eager 
little body begins to quiver all over! Suddenly 
that lucky one breaks away from the group, and 
flies over the green grass, little legs carrying him 
faster and faster. 

You have been spotted, and when you and your 
special friend finally meet, you cling together in 
joyous reunion, never to be parted again. Happy 
kisses rain upon your face; your hands once 
again caress that beloved head, and you look 
once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long 
gone from your life but never absent from your heart. 

Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together. . . 

Author unknown

Music: Somewhere over the Rainbow