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Jun 26 2005, 03:14:38 PM -- By: mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Ar. , email: ajarla@peoplepc.com
Hi sis, Its been a while since I have talk to you... I just wanted to tell you that Grandma Aldrich died Thursday. The visitation is tonight and the funeral is tomorrow. Your dad is doing o.k. She had been bad for awhile. I guess you both will be together again...I miss you very much sis. It still is so hard without you here. I helped with a book that is suppose to be published soon about roadside memorial sites. They wanted information about you and what happened on that day...It was good to tell some of the story about you. Well we are going to the visitition soon so I will go for now...Always and Forever Your MOM

Jun 16 2005, 12:53:45 PM -- By: Lillian Fitzpatrick , From: Fortune Nfld- Canada , email: lil_stacey1@hotmail.com
Just came across your site and thought I would offer my condolences. We lost 2 teenagers in our area few months ago in a car crash. It is such a hard time. My prayers are with you and your family.

Jun 11 2005, 04:17:11 AM -- By: Roseanne Draghi , From: Long Island, N.Y. , email: Draghi9@msn.com
To Amanda's family,
I was browsing and came upon this web site. I'm also a parent who has lost a child. My son Anthony was taken from us May 2004 by a drunk driver. Every day without him is a struggle. I feel your pain, and hope in time it will get a little easier to live with. Amanda was a beautiful young woman with her life ahead of her. It just isn't fair, and it's not supposed to be this way. We should out live our children. Try to remember the time you had with her and maybe you'll have some comfort in knowing she's in a better place.

Apr 29 2005, 03:38:36 PM -- By: Mandy Aldrich , From: IOWA , email: mia14_89@yahoo.com
Hi my name is Mandy Aldrich ... I was thinking about people named after me...I like the picture....

Mar 18 2005, 05:12:02 AM -- By: Deborah , From: Germany , email: webmaster@bethog.org
You are invited to visit our new web ring “In Loving Memory WebRing” http://roelf.bethog.org/ring.html and we hope that you will join the web ring.

This web ring is created in memory of Roelf Schoeman and we hope to link web sites which are also in memory of loves together.

Mar 04 2005, 02:07:33 PM -- By: amanda , From: omaha nebraska , email: bigizbeauty@blackplanet
im sorry it hapen to you that why im just glad that it wasnt me we have the same name and althow i didnt know her i fell sad.

Feb 27 2005, 10:04:47 PM -- By: MARCII
I ENJOYED MY TIME HERE WITH YOU .I LOVE THE LETTERS YOU WRITE YOUR LITTLE GIRL

Feb 24 2005, 11:39:52 PM -- By: Cheryl Hamrick , From: Macon, Georgia , email: georgiaflame2004@cs.com
Hi Rhonda,

I came onto this site by accident one day and took it upon myself to look around. I have come here and looked at your beautiful daughter's memorial so many times and it truly has touched my heart. I had tears in my eyes when I read all about Amanda. I just dont know what I would do if I lost my daughter. I know that everyday you wake up and Amanda is not there, it is so hard to not want her here with you and your family. God Bless you all and Amanda. She is the gentle breezes that blow.....she will always be young, she will always be beautiful...she holds you in her heart always just as you hold her in yours. Take care of yourself and your family. I will always think of you all, wishing you the best, and for Amanda, I will think of her when I hear the windchimes in my back yard.

Feb 17 2005, 05:10:52 PM -- By: Brandy , From: Oklahoma , email: brandywilson78@sbcglobal.net
This is a beautiful tribute to your beautiful daughter. Though her time here was way too short her memory will live on in the hearts of those she touched. God bless you all....

Feb 02 2005, 04:47:38 PM -- By: Mandy Klepper , From: Batesville , email: amandalourie@wmconnect.com
I came across your memorial for Amanda while googling on the net. I just wanted to say that I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know Amanda, but feel like I did from reading your beautiful memorial to her. I pray that God will give you and your family the peace of knowing you will see her again.

Jan 15 2005, 09:30:27 PM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: ajarla@peoplepc.com
Well sis it's your 4th anniversary in heaven. And I'm so selfish I wish you were here instead. In your memory today we sent a donation to the tsumani relief for all the lives that were lost on Dec. 26. The death toll now is around 170,000 people. It is such a tragedy. Yesterday I went to the funeral of Jimmy Buie who I went to school with. He died on my birthday Jan. 4, 2005 in Iraq. It was a very touching and emotional service. I feel for all of his family especially his mom. Because I know exactly how she feels. I'm gonna give her some time and then send her a card and tell here about our compassionate friends group. Well I love and miss you so very much. Always remember that sis. Dad had surgery on his neck last Thursday. He is doing really good. Well I'm gonna go for now sis. Always and Forever Your Mom

Jan 14 2005, 08:09:03 PM -- By: Yolanda Rogers , From: Florida, USA , email: galatians5@truevine.net
"Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fall, and the fields shall yield no meat, the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation." (Habakkuk 3:17,18) As Mindy's Homegoing anniversary approaches and the ache deep in your heart vividly surfaces while others do not understand, may the awesome presence of our Lord lift you up in a very special way.

Jan 01 2005, 09:45:37 PM -- By: MOM , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: ajarla@peoplepc.com
HAPPY NEW YEAR IN HEAVEN SIS....I LOVE AND MISS YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!! ALWAYS AND FOREVER MOM

Dec 27 2004, 08:36:37 AM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@prodigy.net
Late Merry Christmas to you Mandy!! I love and miss you so very much... Well Aunt Diana, Uncle Ronald, and Justin left yesterday to go back home. Our Christmas is still very hard without you here. It doesn't seem like it's been 4 years without you here. I tried to send you a message yesterday and it messed up. Danielle and Ricky spent Christmas at his parents this year. Dad had to go back to work today and me and Ran are off this week. I'm so glad. Well I better go..ALWAYS AND FOREVER YOUR MOM

Dec 13 2004, 08:21:23 PM -- By: WENDY , From: CICINNATI OHIO , email: WSS516@NETZERO.COM
I JUST CAME ACROSS THIS WEB PAGE JUST CHECKING IT OUT I DONT KNOW WHAT TO SAY BUT SHE WAS BEAUTIFUL AND I'M SORRY I HAD A BROTHER GET KILLED SIX YEARS AND2 DAYS . I KNOW HOW YOU FELL.HE HAD THREE CHILDREN ONLY 35 YEARS OLD

Dec 04 2004, 04:30:12 PM -- By: DEANNA FERNANDEZ , From: ARIZONA , email: dfernandez11@cox.net
I CAME ACROSS AMANDAS GUESTBOOK AND WANTED TO SAY IM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS SHE IS A VERY BEAUTIFUL YOUNG LADY.I TOO LOSS MY SON JASON RAMIREZ HE WAS 18 YEARS OLD.HIS GUESTBOOK IS WWW.LEGACY.COM .MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.JUST KEEP HER PRECIOUS MEMORIES WITH YOU ALWAYS AND REMEMBER HER SPIRIT IS WITH YOU ALWAYS.GOD BLESS

Nov 30 2004, 01:08:40 PM -- By: Lisa Fritzler , From: Montana , email: lisadcfritz@yahoo.com
What a neat memorial to your daughter. I know the heartache. I lost my son Jarvis at age 23 in July of 2001 to a car accident. Memories and pictures are what we have to remember our children.

Nov 06 2004, 04:18:29 PM -- By: Cheryl Williams , From: Atlanta Georgia
WOW!!! Your tribute to Mandy is beautiful I now feel as though i know her. My prayers are with you all God bless.

Nov 04 2004, 11:31:02 AM -- By: Grace Silva , From: Carlisle, Pennsylvania , email: GrcSilva@hotmail.com
I'm sorry I never met your daughter. I just found this website.

I have a living daughter, Amanda, only seven years old. I can't tell you how I feel for your loss.

From what you put on the website, your Amanda looks and sounds beautiful. A little like my own.

I'm sure God is holding her close to HIS heart now and that she only knows love, peace, and joy.

May God bless and comfort you. Life is precious.

Oct 03 2004, 09:06:26 PM -- By: MOM , From: Sulphur Rock, Ar. , email: rhondajean_1959@prodigy.net
AMANDA, Happy 23rd birthday!!! We wish that you were still here with us...Went to the cementary to fix up your grave today..Grandma meet me there. It was a sad and hard day for us...We all love and miss you so very much.....Always and Forever Mom, Dad, and Randall

Oct 02 2004, 08:17:46 PM -- By: Yolanda Rogers , From: Florida, USA , email: galatians5@truevine.net
It doesn't matter how long ago they left us nor how old they were when they left. They are forever in our today. Each of us who experience this undescribable pain and sense of loss know its devastation. It touches every area of our lives. and, regardless of the years and moments of happiness that I am sure we all have had since their departure, the void in our hearts expands and swallows us during these, their special days. Praise God that by His grace our sorrow is not one of hopelessness! May the precious thought of holding your Mandy again lift and encourage your hearts as her birthday approaches.

Aug 13 2004, 09:00:03 PM -- By: Teresa Walker , From: Columbus Ohio , email: Diamond2448@aol.com
Your beatiful Amanda should be planning her wonderful future,she lived a lifetime in her to short life,touched many hearts,she walks among the angels now,may God be with you.

Aug 12 2004, 09:06:42 PM -- By: MOM , From: Sulphur Rock, Ar. , email: rhondajean_1959@prodigy.net
Hi sis, I know its been such a long time since I wrote anything. It is so very hard without you here. Alot has happened since I wrote last. Your Dad and I went to Hawaii for our 25th anniversary. It was so beautiful there. I wish I could stay in paradise forever. It just takes your breath away. The sunsets were so beautiful. Everyone there is so friendly and you could walk the street at 11:00 p.m. at night. We would walk along the beach at sunset while the sun was setting and Hawaiian music would be playing in the lounges along the beach. It would have been great to take you and Randall. We are hoping to take Randall next year during spring break. He doesn't like flying though. I hope heaven is as beautiful as Hawaii and that you are in paradise. I'm sorry sis that I haven't talk to you in a long while. I do miss you so very much. It is so hard to go on living without you. Well we took Randall to Texas last month for vacation. We went to Sea World and Schlitterbahn waterpark. Then we spent 4 days at Aunt Diana's. Well yesterday was Grandma's birthday. I fixed spaghetti and garlic bread for her. We had Red Velvet cake to. We had a BIG surprise for her though. Your Dad was doing the mail job this week and Loretta told him that Jonathan was gonna be home for 2 days and wanted to see Grandma. So we invited him for supper and he wanted to come. It was so good to see him. It's hard to believe that he is 25. Grandma was very surprised and happy. You know how much she loved him. And we do to. I hope he will be happy. He has been living in Little Rock for a year now and going to school. We felt so comfortable talking with him. He stayed for about 3 hours. He could not believe how much Randall had grown. He is now 6'2" and 182lbs. You would flip out....I promise that I will write you more often. The lawsuit is a bust. It just pisses me off that you are dead and everyone involved does not have to pay the price. But if I killed someone I would probably be in jail or prison. Life sucks....I forgot to tell you that Corey is gone to the Math and Science school. He is so smart. We helped move him in last Sunday. Ran really misses him..So do we. Ran called him tonight though...Well Grandma called and I need to call her back..Ray has been really sick for the last 2 weeks...I LOVE AND MISS YOU SO VERY MUCH.....ALWAYS AND FOREVER MOM

May 21 2004, 07:35:11 PM -- By: Jessica , From: Texas , email: Hottiegurl2991@aol.com
I am sorry you had to lose your loved one but she will always be with you and your family in yalls hearts just believe in it!

Apr 22 2004, 09:15:04 PM -- By: Greg Jamison , From: Cave City, Ark , email: gjam@indco.net
Hello,
I haven't posted in a couple years. I want Amanda and her family to know I still thinkof her and ow sweet she was to us all. She was a special person and held me special in her heart in which I will never forget. I am no longer working where I was when I was with Amanda, I often think of her family especially during the holidays. I haved moved on to better things and trying to do better things with my life, I know she would be proud. Luv you and miss you Amanda

Mar 19 2004, 01:02:48 AM -- By: Margaret Johnson , From: Southern California , email: margaretjohnson5@aol.com
What a beautiful girl and how my heart aches for you. We lost our daughter Kathleen who is on this memorial website. She was also in a head-on collision so I do understand your grief. I wrote a book about Kathi called "18, No Time To Waste." I would love to send you a complimentary copy if you'll send your address. I think her story will comfort you. And yes, there is a Heaven. It's so good to remember that Jesus said "I go to prepare a place for you and I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am there you may be also..(John 14:3...and "I am the Resurrection and the Life. He that believes in Me though he may die, he shall live...and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die." John 11:25. May God bless you as you read His Word and lean hard on the Lord.

Feb 13 2004, 05:45:34 PM -- By: Jess , From: Texas , email: gqfan4life11@yahoo.com
I never knew Amanda but she seems like a true angel and a gift from God. I am touched just by knowing who she was. She seems like she was such a wonderful person. God Bless all of you. My heart and prayers go out to all of the family and friends who knew her. She made the world special by just being in it! May God be with you and give you strength!

Jan 30 2004, 12:41:05 PM -- By: Louie and Joanne Barkovich , From: Paw Paw, Michigan , email: Twopawsjo@aol.com
I believe I only met Amanda once in her short life-at a family reunion-what a wonderful tribute-I wish I could have known her better-

Jan 15 2004, 08:21:34 AM -- By: MOM , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@prodigy.net
Well sis here it is 3 years since you left us. We all miss you and love you so much!!!!Here is something that Corey wrote in journalism class for you.....

THE UNTHINKABLE
The day begins again,
The same exact happenings,
All 'round the same thing,
A big knife,
Waiting,
To sever my world in two,
To disconnect my grip....with reality,
It cuts so fast,
So in the dark of unthinkable,
One wave goodbye,
One not fit with love,
To show how I feel,
About my cousin...gone,
I dwell through the day,
After the last meeting with her,
I go on like it's yesterday,
But it's not,
The new day brings,
Good & Bad,
Love and hate,
Life and death,
The speaker box buzzes,
The old message said,
Corey, come to the office,
The words that brought the event of truth,
My uncle waiting there,
Face red and sullen,
I wonder why I'm being taken from my rut,
From the norm to the unthinkable,
In a matter of moments,
A world shattered,
the wreck was fast,
None suffered,
Except the ones left alive,
I got in the car,
My reality fading to blurr,
My cousin, her brother, staring at the floor,
If he had come to drop me off too,
He would not been alive either,
Our family pulled off to a lot,
Our cars circled,
Our hearts went off,
The tears hit the ground with such force,
The cries would scream,
"My baby, My baby,"
My uncle bellowed her name,
No one could accept the fact,
The unthinkable had happened,
My family the closest we have ever been,
To comfort everyone,
I thought I could change the past,
I could bring her back,
Just one more second,
To change my wave,
To a loving hug,
To say the words I love you,
To wish her back,
To stop the future,
That's all I wanted,
The haze still presides here,
My mind tells me she will be back,
She's just out of town on a trip,
I carried the casket,
At the funeral I couldn't cry,
I tried to cry so hard,
So I just cried and screamed on the inside,
For the unthinkable,
Why I ask,
Why couldn't I change it?
I'm still lost in the emotions as I write,
I don't know if I'll ever see her again,
But I can hope,
We drove the long steady line,
Of sorrow and cars,
To the last place she would sleep,
The tears continued to fall,
And the love continued to pour,
We had to say our goodbyes,
We wished her luck,
We hugged ourselves,
Raised our heads to the sky,
Shed our tears,
For our beloved,
Amanda,
I will miss you,
And...I love you.

In remembrance of
~Amanda Jean Aldrich~
October 3, 1981-January 15, 2001

WRITTEN BY AMANDAS'S 16 YEAR OLD COUSIN COREY FITZPATRICK
Love ya so very much sis...ALWAYS AND FOREVER MOM

Jan 14 2004, 08:37:28 PM -- By: Yolanda Rogers , From: Florida, USA , email: galatians5@truevine.net
Dropping by with knowing hugs and tears as another anniversary of Mandy's Homegoing approaches. May the Lord abundantly bless you with His peace and hope during this time when this undescribable pain becomes even more keener/

Jan 04 2004, 11:08:55 PM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Ar. , email: rhondajean_1959@prodigy.net
Hi sis, Still missing you so much. Thinking of my last birthday with you here. That was 3 years ago. I still play my yatzhee game that you got me. I feel so much older today than 45. Having to deal with all the grief of losing you has made me feel so very old. Went to church and to the funeral home for one of you Dad's friends that died. He was only 47. That is so young. I just can't stand going to the funeral home. Your friend Jason's 2nd anniversary of his death is tomorrow. I feel for the Lynch's. Cause yours is coming up the 15th. I just wish you were with us honey. We all love and miss you so very much...Always and Forever Mom

Jan 01 2004, 02:11:42 PM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Ar. , email: rhondajean_1959@prodigy.net
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU IN HEAVEN!!! Wish you were here with us sis. We had a quiet night at home. I know if you would have been here we would have had a great time. Just want to tell you how much I love and miss you!!!!ALWAYS AND FOREVER MOM...

Dec 25 2003, 07:05:10 AM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Ar. , email: rhondajean_1959@prodigy.net
Oh sis I forgot to add this poem to you..
Christmas Without You
The lights are blinking merrily
The tinsel’s on the tree
It sits there in the window
For all the world to see.

The house is filled with holly
And pinecone scents the air
The Christmas cards keep coming
Each one is hung with care.

The gifts are tied with ribbons red
And topped with pretty bows
I’m done with all the details
As far as Christmas goes.

The fire is softly glowing
I think about your touch
But Christmas isn’t Christmas
I miss you oh, so much.

If I could have just anything
My Christmas wish would be
To wake up in the morning
And find you here with me.

I reminisce our Christmas’ past
The joy and love we shared
Moonlit walks and midnight talks
And ways you showed you cared.

Staring at your picture
I long to be set free
Tonight the tears are streaming
As I hold it next to me.

Flakes of snow swirl through the air
I’m braced for stormy weather
I wait for brighter days ahead
When we can be together.

So hold a place in heaven dear
Someday when life is through
I’ll be the Christmas angel
Who shares this day with you.
Love ya Mom

Dec 25 2003, 07:01:37 AM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Ar. , email: rhondajean_1959@prodigy.net
MERRY CHRISTMAS SIS IN HEAVEN.... Aunt Di, Aunt Lisa, Uncle Ronald and the boys were here last night to spend the night so we open gifts this morning. Danielle and Ricky left at 3 in the morning to come here for Christmas. Uncle Ronald will have to meet them at Newport to show them the way here. We all miss you so very much....We are having Christmas at Mom's today. It is not the same without you here. I'm am going to light a candle at Grandma's today in memory of you!!! Brittney and Bryan flew in from Maryland Tuesday. Hopefully we will see them today.. Bryan is now 3 years old. Time has really flew by. The boys have went up to bed. I've got the turkey in cooking. We called John awhile ago and told him we were sending him the turkey carcus. It was a big joke at Thanksgiving. He thought I wasted some of the turkey so he cut the rest of the meat off and took it home. Anyways I just wanted to say I LOVE AND MISS YOU SO VERY MUCH. Always and Forever Mom...

Dec 24 2003, 01:34:22 AM -- By: krista , From: michigan , email: mysweetbailey@hotmail.com
Your daughter is beautiful. My heart goes out to you and your family. I don't understand why God takes these beautiful people at the most exciting times of their lives. I do believe that they are still with us in spirit though. I lost my best friend Heather, and I believe that I will see her again. Someday, you will hold Amanda again too.

Dec 14 2003, 09:34:46 PM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Ar. , email: rhondajean_1959@prodigy.net
Hi sis, Tonight is the night to remember our child that has passed on. Dad, Randall, and I went to our Compassionate Friends candle lighting service tonight. I talked to another mother whose daughter died just 3 months ago. It was very hard for her this year. I miss you so much sis. Always remember how much we all love and miss you. Tonight Aunt Lisa gave me a 4 page paper that Corey wrote in memory of you. It was such a sweet thing to do. He really misses you to. I'm gonna go and write something on the Compassionate Friends website for the candle lighting. Always and Forever Mom

Nov 12 2003, 03:15:49 PM -- By: Christa , From: Canada , email: OmeHotMama4U04@aol.com
What a cutie pie Mandy "is", may she be safe now in gods arms.Sorry for you loss :(
God Bless

Oct 22 2003, 09:23:56 PM -- By: Jennifer
Jesus died for us

Oct 14 2003, 01:16:19 AM -- By: shirley baer , From: Texas , email: laurie4ever16@juno.com
Mandy is such a beautiful young lady. I lost my angel at the tender age of 16, both of them too young to leave us. But God had a different plan. Know that I am thinking about you this month and always praying for all of us grieving moms. luv

Oct 03 2003, 09:00:07 AM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@prodigy.net
Hi Mandy, Just wanted to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!! I just wish you were here to celebrate your 22nd.. I have had a hard time this week knowing that your birthday was coming up. I can remember the morning before you were born when Dad took me to the hospital. You made us wait 16 hours before you decided to come and meet us. But that was o.k. You were worth the wait!! I love you so very much and miss you to. There is still not a minute of a day that I don't think of you. Yes, it is a little easier know that it's been almost 3 years since you left us. But don't think for a minute it's been easy. I still have many BAD days without you. I know if you were still here you probably would be married or living on your own. But Mom still would have cooked your favorite meal and made your favorite STRAWBERRY CAKE!! Dad and I went out to the cementary last Saturday and fixed your grave up. Aunt Diana sent a Happy Birthday flag to hang out on the pole sent gave me for you. Yes, many people still care and think of you still. You will never be forgotten as long as I live!!! Dad is being activated again with the Guard. He starts Monday reporting to the Armory. Then soon they will leave for Texas for training. Then they will be going to Iraq. I'm scared for him and the others. It is so very dangerous over there. I know God will be with him. But if it's his time to go he will join you in heaven. He loves you and misses you so much to. So does brother. I'm having to take Randall to an oral surgeon today to see about have 2 teeth cut out. He is really scared about it. They will probably do it around Christmas break while I'm off to be with him. Well sis here is a poem for you on your birthday. I put it in our paper with your 14th birthday picture at the old farmhouse. Here is the poem that I found on the internet.
In loving memory of:
AMANDA ALDRICH
OCTOBER 3, 1981-
JANUARY 15, 2001

Worthy of love is the meaning of her name for this angel so dear. As the memories of Amanda will be etched in the hearts of all she grew so near. So, when you look up and see the sunshine through the clouds above… You’ll know that Amanda is shining down on all that were worthy of her love… Sis I gotta gp so I can pick Grandma up. She is riding to Searcy with Randall and I. I hope you have a wonderful birthday in HEAVEN!!! ALWAYS AND FOREVER YOUR LOVING MOM!!!!!

Sep 07 2003, 05:08:17 PM -- By: MOM , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@prodigy.net
Hey sis, I know it's been awhile and I'm sorry. But remember how much you are loved and missed!!! Yesterday your little brother turned 16. It is so hard to believe. I just wished you were here to see him.. Randall is almost 6 ft tall. He is so cute...He finally has a few pimples. I wish so much that you could see him.. It won't be long before you will be 22. My how time has went by. I think of you everyday sis. Please be with us....I love you so much....Always and Forever Mom.....

Aug 21 2003, 03:18:55 PM -- By: Elaine Malkin , From: Orlando, Florida , email: Tsouris33@webtv.net
I am so sorry for your loss. Mandy was a beautiful girl and how proud you all have to be.
I know what you are all going through. We lost our son Robert and he also has his Memorial on Virtual Memorial.
Our brokens hearts is with your broken hearts.

Aug 06 2003, 02:58:51 PM -- By: tony papakonstantinou , From: jackson Michigan , email: thepapas04@absolute-net.com
Amanda you are very bright.i will kiss my 3 daugtersin memory of you.

Jul 30 2003, 10:19:44 PM -- By: JOYCE SMELSER , From: Front Royal, Virginia , email: joyce2@shentel.net
Amanda is a very beautiful young woman. I am so sorry for your loss. I hope Amanda and my son Chad meet in heaven and take care of eachother. I lost my son on 1/23/02. He was 20 years old. I am sure they will meet amd I know they will be waiting for us. GOD BLESS YOU
JOYCE

Jul 13 2003, 09:48:41 AM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@prodigy.net
Hey there sis, Just wanted to let you kow I am thinking so much about you today. I hope there is a way that you see this!! It is so hard to go on living without you. So many memories and so many thoughts go through my mind everyday. If only we could turn back the clock. There are so many times I would just like to ask you a question or to find out what so and so might be doing. I miss you so much...I love you Man!!!!Today seems so hard... Aunt Di and Uncle Ronald left a while ago..They brought Randall back home. He had been down there for a month. The boys are growing up so much. You would have crapped. Justin had a hickey on his neck!! We really rode him about it. You would have gave him a hard time. I don't think grandma ever notice it. It's a good thing. Well sis we are meeting with our lawyers again tomorrow. I just wished it would all be over. It just gets me so nervous and upset. Yea, diarreha, you know me. I just wished we had you here with us. Dad is at the armory this weekend. Randall went up to Lisa's to be with the boys last night before they leave. So I'm home alone. I have been off work for 2 months now. I have love being away from work and all the people. I just like to be by myself. I may be a new person when I go back. Well honey I just needed to talk to you. I have been crying all morning. Diana wanted to go by the cementary yesterday to see ya. Someone brought some sunflowers for you. i makes me feel so good that people still think of you after 30 months of you being gone. Well Jonathan has a girlfriend. He was telling grandma. I'm happy for him but it is hard knowing you all aren't together anymore. He was so sweet. He might have been our son one day. Well sis I better go for now. Well try and talk to you soon. Always remember how much you are loved and missed. Always and Forever Your Mom

Jun 17 2003, 10:24:26 AM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@prodigy.net
Hi sis its been awhile since I say hi to you. I love and miss you so much. We are here at Aunt Diana's. Grandmaa and I brought Randall down here to stay for a few weeks. We all have been talking about all of our memories of you!!!! Aunt Diana blew up alot of pictures of you and has them set up around her house. It makes me feel so good to see them!!! Well I have to get ready to get in the shower. Remember always how much you are MISSED!!!! ALWAYS & FOREVER YOUR MOM.....

May 29 2003, 05:31:15 PM -- By: Paula , From: SLC, Utah , email: tooman@math.utah.edu
May God Bless you and keep you close. You will be together again, she is truly your Angel. My sister lost her son of 23 years just about two years ago and it is so hard sometimes, keep your faith.

Sincerely,
Paula Tooman

May 19 2003, 06:00:15 PM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@prodigy.net
Hey sis, Well today Dad and I have been married 24 years. I just wonder where all these years have went. I wish you were here to celebrate it with us. I am gonna try and figure out a way to take Dad to Hawaii next year for our 25th. He has always wanted to go there. How I wish I could talk to you in person. Well my department at work has went to Mexico. Now I am laid off for awhile. I need the time off. It sometimes is so hard to go on without you. People would think I should be over your death but it is something that will be with me forever. Remember how much we all love and miss you so much!!!!!ALWAYS AND FOREVER MOM

May 11 2003, 04:13:16 PM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@prodigy.net
Hi Mandy, Its my 3rd Mothers Day without you. It is just not the same. Randall, Dad and I went to church with Grandma today. Aunt Leona and Uncle Harold are here from Michigan. Aunt Leona went with us to. Then we went to Pizza Hut and had lunch for Mothers Day. After lunch we went to the nursing home to see your other Grandma. Uncle Dale, Uncle Tim and cousin Jacob was there. Beavis to. Well honey I just wanted you to know we all still think of you everyday. I LOVE AND MISS YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!! ALWAYS AND FOREVER MOM

Apr 27 2003, 12:03:13 AM -- By: Lisa Marie , From: Nashville, TN , email: Babycaykes2003@aol.com
I have read the memorial on your daughter, Mandy. She was very beautiful. I just wanted to say that I am very sorry for your loss and only prayers can heal your pain. Jesus needed another angel for his choir. You will see her again one day. Be strong and God bless.

Apr 21 2003, 01:26:53 PM -- By: Fontessa Rudd f
Mandy and my Angel Leticia were the same age when they past Letty was born on March 6,1981 and went to heaven October 15,2000,so so very sad to live without them.I wish you strengh and peace

Apr 21 2003, 01:26:41 PM --
Mandy and my Angel Leticia were the same age when they past Letty was born on March 6,1981 and went to heaven October 15,2000,so so very sad to live without them.I wish you strengh and peace

Apr 14 2003, 07:30:08 PM -- By: MOM , From: SULPHUR ROCK, ARKANSAS , email: rhondajean_1959@prodigy.net
Hi Mandy, Just wanted to say I LOVE AND MISS YOU SO VERY MUCH..ALWAYS AND FOREVER MOM.....

Apr 04 2003, 07:22:23 PM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@prodigy.net
Mandy, Been doing alot of thinking about you these last few days. It is so hard at times without you here. I feel like I have really aged alot since you've been gone. Dad and me got you a purple rose bush. We planted it out at the cementary. I hope it looks pretty. The Rudds put a cute cat out there to. They think about you to. Well about 2 Sundays ago Simon had a anuresym at church and did not survive. His funeral was a few days later. Well hopefully you and Simon are having some good talks about us down here. I hope he told you we are surviving. I keep in touch with his wife Carlene. I feel so bad for her. Dad and Randall will have to find another barber. It has upset me so much since he died. There has been alot of people that have died since you but his death has affected me the hardest. Simon was so nice. He would always tease Randall about having a girlfriend. I had another really hard day today. I have been so depressed for so long I sometimes wonder how I will ever make it. We had to go to Little Rock and met with our ---- last week. I will be so glad when that is all over. It will be a little easier on us when we can put all that behind us. But we will always live with the pain of losing you. Well sis your little brother is now 5'9" tall. He is now taller than me and Dad. He has gotten skinny though. He loves to wear his pants real baggy. I remember when you liked to wear your's like that. Oh how I wish you were here to see and spend time with him.....Oh yea he finally got his braces off a couple of weeks ago. He looks so good. Well thats the latest news to tell you about. Remember how you loved that saying of mine. Dad has armory this weekend. He might have to go to war to. There are so many men and women gone to Iraq. He is able to protect his country now more than he could have on Sept. 11, 2001. He had such a hard time after you died to. Well look down on us and remember how much we all love and miss you. ALWAYS AND FOREVER MOM

Mar 29 2003, 12:56:25 PM -- By: Carolyn SAINATO , From: Lynn, Mass , email: wetfootwooka@hotmail.com
athe pain never goes away, I lost a 36 year old daughter, and she is forever in my heart and mind, God Bless you,

Mar 29 2003, 12:56:16 PM -- By: Carolyn SAINATO , From: Lynn, Mass , email: wetfootwooka@hotmail.com
athe pain never goes away, I lost a 36 year old daughter, and she is forever in my heart and mind, God Bless you,

Mar 25 2003, 01:56:37 AM -- By: shirley baer , From: tx , email: slsbaer@att.net
Such a beautiful young lady. I'm so sorry for your loss. My angel was 16 when she went to be with Jesus. Luv


Mar 20 2003, 07:56:29 PM -- By: Ginny , From: Buford, GA , email: davidh1221@aol.com
This is a beautiful memorial to your very beautiful Amanda. All of the pictures you included are just great. I am just so very sorry for your loss. I too know what it feels like to have a broken heart as we lost our daughter the night of 12/1/99. Kay was killed by a drunk driver. We've all been robbed! Thank you Rhonda for visiting our daughter's site and for inviting me to get acquainted with your Amanda. I feel blessed for having gotten to know her.

Ginny
Mom to Kay Cee Herring
http://www.geocities.com/~atlantatcf/KayCee_Herring/KayCee.html
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Mar 16 2003, 01:53:28 PM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@prodigy.net
Hey sis, Well the Sulphur Rock Lady Wildcats brought home the 2nd place state trophy. Even though we would have liked the 1st place one better we are thrilled!!!! Our school has never had one before. The girls ended up 37 wins and 5 losses. But we are happy!! That night at the state finals we were all trying to get down on the floor closer to where the girls would be and this man got so mad because people went by him instead off taking the steps. He just kept on griping. I know he probably did the very same thing to whe his boys were playing. Anyway you probably would have told him about it. I can just see your face telling him about it. I know Uncle Ronald would have to. Well baby I'm gonna go ......ALWAYS AND FOREVER MOM

Mar 14 2003, 09:33:01 PM -- By: Sissy , From: Columbia, SC , email: SissyR430@yahoo.com
Dear Rhonda, friends, and family of Amanda,
I think that I may have signed her book before, but it is nice to be here again and be able to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. I share your pain, as I too have lost a child....17yr. old, Caroline from an incurable brain tumor. Our girls were just too young, but weren't they special?! I appreciate what you do to help others of us who miss our children. The pictures and information about Amanda is inspiring. Our girls would have made good friends. This is just to let you know that I am thinking about you - today and every day.

Mar 09 2003, 07:04:59 PM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@prodigy.net
Mandy just wanted to say we have won 3 games at the state tournaments. We get to go this Friday night to Pine Bluff and play in the finals. Our whole community is so excited. I know you would be to and would have went with all of us there if you were here....The girls are 37 wins and 4 losses. Oh yeah the boys won the first game at state but lost the second. The senior boys were so thrilled. Well just wanted to tell ya that....ALWAYS AND FOREVER MOM.......

Mar 05 2003, 01:23:29 PM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@prodigy.net
Hi Mandy, Well sis the Lady Wildcats have won the conference, district, and regional titles and now are playing at the state tournament. They won the first round yesterday. They go back Friday for the second game. We hope they will win. It would be so great for our little school to win a state title. They are 35 wins and 4 losses right now. The boys got 3rd in the conference,1st place in the district, 2nd place in the regionals and they qualified for the state tournament. They are 24 wins and 11 losses. They are playing tonight. I hope they win, but they are playing a team that is 30 wins and 5 losses. But you never know how things will turn out. Someone said the boys haven't went to state since 1968 or 1969. We are proud of the guys even if they don't win tonight. Well I hope you know that all this is happening. I love and miss you so very much. I talk to your picture everyday. It's my favorite picture of you and its right here by my computer. Well gotta go. Picking up Grandma in a few minutes. She loves the games to. ALWAYS AND FOREVER MOM

Feb 23 2003, 06:22:11 PM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@prodigy.net
Hi Man, Just was lonely and thinking so much about you right now. Dad and Randall are at church. I have a hard time going there. I know I should. But that is between me and the Lord. I just feel so dead anymore. I don't want to do anything or go anywhere. I don't know when the last time it was that I went to Mom's. Only to pick her up for the games. I do feel guilty. But I have to think of me sometimes. I guess that sounds selfish. But that is how I feel. I miss you so much. I wonder all the time how you would wear your hair now, if you would be married, where you would be living, where you would be working?? Out there with me?? I miss you so much I could just start bawling. People have no clue how hard it is. I know it's been a little over 2 years. But how do you put a time limit on missing your child???I just try and go to work and put on my mask as if I love being there when I would just love to stay in bed. The weekends if we don't have a game I just want to stay home like a hermit. WHY???? I wish I could answer that. All I know it would be great to see your sweet face. Everyone talks about dreaming of their child but I have only one time and you were still alive. It's hard to go out to the cementary but I try to every week. The realization is that you are not really there. I belong to this grief group and different ones talk about our children. Some believe you all are angels and some don't. Who knows what to believe???? I have a hard time wondering if there is really a heaven??? I grew up in church and was taught that but is there. I rack my brain about it all the time. Do we really reunite with our children and loved ones??? I just hope it is all true. I want to see and be with you through out eternity. Well sis the Senior boys and Senior girls won the district titles Friday night. The boys are 22 wins and 10 losses and the girls are 31 wins and 4 losses. They will go to the Regionals on Wednesday at Norfork. I hope they win and then it will be on to State at Guy-Perkins. Randall is officially a Senior Boy now. It is so hard to believe. When you passed on he was in 7th grade. He is getting so grown up. I hope you can see him up there!!!! I love you.... Well honey I better go. I told Dad and Randall I would have shake and bake chicken ready when they got home. God how I miss you and ove you so very much it hurts!!!!!ALWAYS AND FOREVER MOM

Feb 19 2003, 05:27:35 PM -- By: Jessica Boser , From: Minnesota , email: JessicaBoser02@yahoo.com
You have a forever ANGEL watching over you and you faimly!

Feb 19 2003, 05:26:40 PM -- By: Jessica Boser , From: Minnesota , email: JessicaBoser02@yahoo.com
You have a forever ANGEL watching over you and you faimly!

Feb 19 2003, 05:26:39 PM -- By: Jessica Boser , From: Minnesota , email: JessicaBoser02@yahoo.com
You have a forever ANGEL watching over you and you faimly!

Feb 13 2003, 07:55:42 PM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@prodigy.net
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY MANDY!!!Even though it is a day early. Didn't know if I would have time to write tomorrow cause of the basketball game. I love and miss you so much. Well sis went by the cementary today and saw some valentine stuff for you. Don't know who brought all of it but sure do appreciate it. Knowing that people still think of you even after 2 years since you have been gone. Today is Uncle Ronald's 45th birthday. We call and told him Happy Birthday OLD MAN!!! I know you would have picked at him. Well gonna go...Remember you are in our hearts forever.....ALWAYS AND FOREVER MOM

Feb 10 2003, 11:52:07 AM -- By: Teresa , From: Evensville, Tennessee , email: MoonPixie20@gay.com
I'm so very sorry that you lost Mandy so soon. She seemed like a wonderful person that she filled many lives with love and happiness. I'm sure that she is watching over all of you that she cared for.

Feb 06 2003, 09:48:20 PM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@prodigy.net
Mandy, Thinking of you tonight. I miss you so much. So does brother. There is a new website for you that a friend did for you. I sent her some different pictures to put on the memorial site. Right now she is using the ones from this site. Hopefully they will be on the page by next weekend. Well sis Randall is going to get his braces off next month. It doesn't seem like he has had them for 3 years. I just wish you could see him without them. But one day you will. He is so grown up I can't believe it. Time flies by so fast. Honey I wish I could talk to you so much. There would be so much to tell. I was going through my pictures today and the Looney Tune bag of mine with more pictures in it guess what I found...A crumpled package of Marlboro lights. I guess you threw it in there when you were making your collage on your bedroom wall..I told Randall look at what I found...I have been off work all week. We were laid off. I love it so much. We are suppose to be off again next month. Well Randall and the junior boys are in the District tournaments Saturday. I think they will win the 1st game. But I don't know about the next one. The senior's play next Saturday. Well Man I guess I will go for now..Remember how much you are missed and loved.....Always and Forever Mom

Jan 27 2003, 02:39:58 PM -- By: pat , From: reston, virginia
Mrs. Aldrich
I have a 11yr. daughter and I can not think about what I will do if I lose her. You really hit it home with me and we all need to go and tell our children that "I love you" everyday. Because tomorrow is not promise to anyone. Your writing is your thepathy, please continue. Stay strong

Jan 26 2003, 02:37:10 PM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@prodigy.net
Hey sis, Been doing alot of thinking of you lately and just wanted you to know that. I found this poem the other night and I want to put it here in your reflection page. WHAT BEING YOUR MOTHER MEANS TO ME~

By loving someone more than I love myself. I have learned what it's like to experience joy and pain through someone else's life......
Being your mother has brought me pride and joy; your accomplishments touch me and thrill me like no one else's can. It has brought me a few tears and heartaches at times, but it has taught me hope and patience. It has shown me the depth, strength, and power of love.
It hasn't always been easy, and I'm sure I've said and done things that have hurt or confused you. But no one has ever made me as satisfied as you do just by being happy. No one has made me as proud as you do just by living up to your responsibilities.
No one's smiles has ever warmed my heart like yours does; no one's laughter fills my heart with delight as quickly as yours can. No one's hugs feel as sweet, and no one's dreams mean as much to me as yours do.
No other memories of bad times have miraculously turned into important lessons or humorous stories; the good times have become precious treasures to relive again and again.
You are a part of me, and no matter what happened in the past or what the futures holds, you are someone I will always accept, forgive, appreciate, adore, and love unconditionally.
Being your mother means that I've been given one of life's greatest gifts:
YOU.. Even though you are not with us anymore you will always be in my heart. I LOVE AND MISS YOU SO MUCH!!!!Always and Forever MOM.........

Jan 22 2003, 09:20:02 PM -- By: Patricia Bird , From: MO , email: patty@birdco.net
My heart hurts everytime I read another story about a child gone to soon. Mandy was one year younger than my son. They were both much to special and young to die.
Thank you signing my guest book. I am sorry for your loss also. Such a beautiful young lady.
Patricia, Michael's mom
http://www.birdco.net/mic/

Jan 20 2003, 02:35:29 PM -- By: jill tefteller burton , From: texarkana/hot springs. ar , email: flowergirljill1
Dear Mrs. Aldrich, I found mandy's web site while i was looking at my best friend's web site. she also was killed at age 19.she never liked to drink, and ironically was killed by a drunk-driver. when my mother told me the awful news, all i could think of was being by her mothers side. my heart breaks when i think about never seeing her again, but even more so it breaks my heart for her mother, a mother just like you.i wanted you to know that many prayers go out to you and your family. I also wanted to tell you that the site you have created for mandy is beautiful.
warmest thoughts,
jill

Jan 15 2003, 09:24:31 AM -- By: Mary , From: Batesville
Dear Amanda,
I absolutely can not believe that two whole years have gone by. So many things have happened that I wan't to tell you but I can't. I don't even remember why we were fighting anymore. Isn't that crazy? I am going to UACCB now but I will be going back to Magnolia in the fall. I still remember that day two years ago when my mom called me and told me the horrible news. I love you girl, and I will never forget you!!
-Love
Mary

Jan 15 2003, 09:17:51 AM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@prodigy.net
Hey Mandy....Well today is the day we have been dreading for awhile....We miss you so very much...If only we had some time to be with you....It is so hard to believe 2 years have past so fast....Everything and everybody going on with their lives..It's hard to do for us but we try very hard...I know as the years go by it will become alot easier for us....I want to put the poem here for you that I put in our newspaper today...
The Broken Chain
We little knew that morning; God was going to call your name, In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to loose you, you did not go alone, For part of us went with you, the day God called you home. You left us beautiful memories, your love is still our guide, And though we cannot see you, you're always at our side. 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
Well sis I don't know what we will do today but we will have you on our minds every minute of the day like we always do.. I repainted your angels and will take them back to the cementary today in memory of you...Randall wanted to stay home today but I told him he really needed to go to school because he needs to keep up his grades. Maybe I should have let him be with us today...I hope he isn't to upset with me....Because he loved you very much. You would be very proud of him he finally has pulled a C average. Now he can try and get his drivers permit..We are so proud of him to. He is very scared at the thought of driving but he still needs to learn how cause he will have to drive someday. I know we aren't suppose to live in fear but it's there in all of us. Randall I know is so afraid that he will have a wreck and get killed to. I could not go to work today cause I would be reliving the pain of you dieing. At 8:10 A.M. I would not be able to sit there and then when my boss Keith came and got me and took me up front to the office with him it still didn't dawn on me that something terrible was wrong. Then we walked into Jo's office and then I seen Carol and knew it was one of you kids. Oh what a terrible day it was. Well sis Dad and I are going to leave. We love and miss you every minute of everyday..Don't ever forget that....ALWAYS AND FOREVER YOUR MOM

Jan 14 2003, 12:56:43 PM -- By: Beth , From: Alabama , email: bmckeehan@prewettmills.com
Thanks for the comforting words to our family (Sam Johnson's). I read Mandy's page and biography and she certainly is one special girl. Sam's a special guy, too. And all of us will surely miss his sweet smile and loving hugs. But praise God, we know that we see him again when this short journey is over. Once again, Thanks.
Sam's Aunt Beth

Jan 04 2003, 03:15:36 PM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hey sis, Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you today on my 44th birthday. It's hard to believe that I am that old. Sometimes I feel so old. I just got back from the cemetary. I took you some pretty flowers out there and one of your big cats that I repainted. I hope you like it. I"m so glad I have got this place to go to and talk to you when I'm down and out. I miss you so very much. I would give anything to get to see you especially today. It's hard to believe that its been almost 2 years since you left us. Who would have known that day that you and Randall came to WR to see me at lunch on my birthday 2 years ago that it would be my last birthday with you. I really felt honored that you remembered me on my day. You brought me a Sonic meal and my favorite hand held game Yahtzee. I feel so sad right now. I now dread my birthday every year cause I know in 11 days is the day you left us to soon. When your dad gets in and showers Grandma and Ray are taking us out for supper. I picked Bonanza that way everyone can get whatever they want to eat. I can get my favorite catfish there to. I guess Lisa, Terry, Corey, and maybe Nikki will be there to. So many memories. I remember one year you met us at Freds for supper on my birthday to. I want to thank you for making my day special. I know if you had a choice you would have been here today for my day. I just wish I knew how the future would have been with you now. Who knows you could have been married by now. Or you might have had a child to. Oh how I wish you were here. I love you so much Mandy. I just needed to feel good talking to you for a while. Well sis I better go. Dad will be here soon. ALWAYS and FOREVER MOM......

Jan 01 2003, 10:36:58 AM -- By: Debbie, Angie's mom
Happy New Year Amanda
You have a beautiful daughter and a beautiful memorial page. May God be with you. Debbie

Jan 01 2003, 12:01:09 AM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
HAPPY NEW YEAR SIS, Thought I'd make it at 12:00 oh well will try again....

Dec 31 2002, 11:59:30 PM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
HAPPY NEW YEAR AMANDA!! I guess heaven is still pretty this time of the year. I want you to know we still miss and love you every minute of everyday...Well we are going into another New Year without you with us sis. It is really tough going on. I can remember many New Years Eve where you, Ran, and me would stay up and play board games and toast the New Year with our apple cider. Oh how I wish we could go back in time. Man do you remember the one New Years Eve that I had to work at Walmart and when I came home you and Ran had cut up a bunch of confetti and when I walked in the living room you all threw it all over me and we just cracked up laughing? Oh honey all the wonderful memories of you... Your brother Randall is getting so big and looking so much like a young man. You would just crap. He is up at Corey's tonight for a New Year Eve party. Yes a girl-boy party. I'm glad Aunt Lisa is dealing with it. I'm not ready for Randall to be all grown up. Corey's girlfriend is there and Nikki's boyfriend. But the thing now days is it's not boy-girl friend it's just FRIENDS. You would laugh at that. Well Dad and me stopped by Wal-mart on our way home and we got to talk to Jonathan for a few minutes. He looks so good. I'm glad he is going on with his life. He said his mom has been sick this week. I wish you were here still. There is so much I would love to talk to you about. I know you could have been married by now but I will never know.. Well one of your close friends which I can't say who cause you know what I'm talking about has went on with his life. No I never gave him the stuff. I just couldn't. I don't really think he deserved it. I know you would probably want him to have it but I think it's better this way. But who knows what would have happened if you were still here. That may be one of the reasons you were taken to soon. Not that you did anything wrong but maybe you would have been the one hurt in the long run. Maybe you could not have dealt with it. All I know is I don't care what the future would have held, I just wanted you here with us for many years. I would have never imagined in a 100 years that you would have been taken to soon. I just wished that we would have had so many more memories. I still keep you in my heart and when I am feeling low I think of something wonderful about you. Just wanted you to know we are taking very good care of DAWSON the cat. Yeah the one I always teased you about your flea bag...Ha Ha...Well the New Year is almost here. I got your Dad to stay up can you believe it...Well sis I'm gonna go and just remember you are with us always...ALWAYS and FOREVER MOM.....

Dec 26 2002, 05:21:02 PM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hi Mandy, Just was missing you today and wanted you to know... We came home from Aunt Diana's and Uncle Ronald's last night cause Dad had to go to work today...Otherwise we would have stayed a few more days. Randall is coming home Monday with Grandma and Ray. He wanted to spend some time with all of them. I miss him to. I called to see how he was and Uncle Ronald said Justin and him was staying the night with Danielle and Ricky tonight. Uncle Ronald got a deer today. He was proud. I took Pam out to Colton's for her birthday. I know you liked that place to eat at. For my birthday next week she's taking me to Fred's fish house. All I would like for my birthday is a day with you. It is so hard to live without you honey. I can't hardly believe it has almost been 2 years since you left us. The time has went by so fast. But the days are closer to seeing you again....Well sis I just needed to talk to you for a little while. I miss you every minute of everyday. Don't never forget that Man....ALWAYS and FOREVER MOM......

Dec 25 2002, 06:38:51 PM -- By: Mary , From: Batesville
Merry Christmas Amanda!! I bet it is beautiful up there in heaven.
I love you!!

Dec 25 2002, 06:50:40 AM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
MERRY CHRISTMAS AMANDA!!!!Just wanted to tell you how much we love and miss you...We are here at The Pueblo's house... Danielle and Ricky will be here later...ALWAYS AND FOREVER MOM, DAD AND RANDALL

Dec 23 2002, 12:59:05 PM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hey Mandy, Just wanted to say a few things to you before we go to Aunt Diana's house. Well sis it will be our 2nd Christmas without you..Oh how I wish you were here with us...Christmas is different without you. Randall has been sick since Sat. Running fever up to a 103. I'm taking him to the doctor before we leave. I hope he gets better, all he wants to do is sleep..Well sis I just want to say MERRY CHRISTMAS to you in heaven...WE ALL LOVE AND MISS YOU SO VERY MUCH....ALWAYS AND FOREVER MOM

Dec 20 2002, 08:49:49 PM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hey Sis, Just wanted to say hi to my sweetie... Today was my last day at work for the next couple of weeks. I'm so glad to be out of there. We had a good time at work today though....I just wish you could be here....Grandpa sent us some money for Christmas and he sent some for you..So Dad and me went and got some things to put out at the grave. We will take them ot there tomorrow... I hope you like it....I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND MISS YOU EVERY MINUTE OF EVERYDAY.....Well I'm fixing to go to bed..Will write more later....ALWAYS AND FOREVER YOUR LOVING MOM...

Dec 14 2002, 07:37:55 PM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hello Mandy, Just wanted to say hey to you. I MISS YOU sis so much. I went out to the cementary today so I could decorate your grave. It is so hard thinking of you as dead...It seems like only yesterday that you were here. I can't believe that it has been 23 months tomorrow since you left us... I did your grave different this time...I have 3 angels out there for you...I hope maybe that you can see it from heaven... Also I got me one for the house that lights up last year in your favorite color purple. I call her my AMANDA ANGEL.....Well there is finally some pretty grass out there at your grave....Dad and me have had a hard time trying to get it to grow....Grandpa Coombs told us about some good grass seed to put out and it worked...Well Man it's 11 days till Christmas...We are going to Aunt Diana's and Uncle Ronald's for Christmas again this year just like always...With Danielle married now and you gone it will be alot different this year. It just won't be the same this year or any other year....Well the LADY WILDCATS played in the LYON COLLEGE tournaments again this year and lost in the semi finals...April got hurt and had to set out for the 3rd quarter...That hurt us and we lost the game....I felt sorry for her and the others...Well sis I just wanted to talk to you cause I LOVE YOU so much.....Will talk to you later.....ALWAYS AND FOREVER MOM..........

Dec 08 2002, 09:03:24 PM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hi Mandy, Tonight we went to our second Compassionate Friend candle lighting service. It was a very sad night for all of us. But it does help to remember all of our loved ones. We want to remember you and all the children that were taken from us to soon. I love you so much honey. I got to take part in the service. I felt honored to have a part in it. Well sis I'm gonna go. Remember how much you are missed and loved....ALWAYS AND FOREVER MOM

Nov 29 2002, 08:26:28 PM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hey sis, Was thinking of you and had to say I LOVE AND MISS YOU!!!! Yesterday was about the worse Thanksgiving that I have ever had. It was suppose to be Randall, Dad, Grandma Aldrich, and me having dinner. But your Dad's brothers went and took your grandma to their house, boy your dad was upset. He had made plans to go and get grandma at the nursing home for Thanksgiving. So by the time Randall and Dad got back he was so mad that Thanksgiving was ruined for all of us. Aunt Di and Uncle Ronald and Justin went to Minnesota to see Grandma Ivory. Your other Grandma went to Ray's granddaughters house. So we were alone and it was awful. We missed you so much. So we decided that even if we only have a couple days off for Christmas we are leaving town. It is so hard to stay home for the holidays. Honey I'm gonna go will write you more later. ALWAYS AND FOREVER YOUR MOM.......

Nov 25 2002, 09:03:34 PM -- By: Barb , From: Ohio & Arkansas , email: backrazor@webtv.net
Mandy I didn't know you but you sound like a very sweet girl . I know your parents are waiting to see you up in HEAVEN . May God be with them until than .

Nov 16 2002, 09:03:08 PM -- By: sharon , From: canada , email: shauber@pris.bc.ca
Hello Rhonda, you have a beautiful daughter, the way you describe to her how you miss her hits so close to home and although I have never met you and I know everyones grief is different please believe that I understand your pain, maybe in a different way but I do know that kicked in the gut feeling...The poem for her birthday made me cry and just wish I could give you a big hug and let you know you are not alone...your grief is still so new and my heart aches for you...take care

Nov 13 2002, 09:57:05 PM -- By: MOM , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hi there Man, Have been doing alot of thinking about you today. It has been one difficult day for me. I miss you so very much. There is not many people that know how terrible the pain is. We are going into the holiday season again without you with us. We had a Compassionate Friends meeting last night and all I think about is how much I dread the holidays. The holidays were always so much fun with you and all the family. Danielle, Justin, Randall and you had so much fun waking all of us up Christmas morning. I don't think any of ya all ever got any sleep. Oh how much I wish we could go back in time. I know though that this tragedy would still happen. Man I wish I could just see your face once more. I am so afraid of forgetting your beautiful face one of these days. All I can do is keep looking at all of my pictures of you and smile. I love you so very much. It seems like this year so far is the hardest one me. Sometimes I feel like running and never coming back. It is just hard on me. Today at work I just could hardly set there. I just wanted to scream and cry and just get out of there. If only....Then I start feeling so guilty cause Ran still needs his mom. He has 4 ball games this week. I try to stay busy with his games. As you know how much I love watching the basketball games, even the senior teams. Corey had a tournament game tonight. They lost though. He has gotten so much better. It is Corey's 15th birthday tonight. You would be so proud of the boys. They are becoming so grown up..Ran is already taller than you...He may get taller than me or dad. Man I hope in heaven you are having a great time. I know it is suppose to be so beautiful there. But I'd give anything to have you here with all of us. It seems like everyone goes on with their lives. I feel like my life has ended....I wish you could send me a sign that you are doing o.k. I can hardly make it without you. I get so sick sometimes being around people. There lives are so complete and mine us somewhat empty. I met a guy you worked with at Walmart...I think his name was Shawn Price. He lost his baby when it was born in Sept. It is so sad....I finally got off of 9 hours today.. I will miss the good checks but I am so tired of the overtime..... Well Mandy I need to go to bed......Good Night Sis............Always and Forever Your Mom...........

Nov 12 2002, 02:36:06 PM -- By: Lynda Gifford , From: Salem, Oregon , email: thegiffords3@attbi.com
What a beautiful young woman Amanda was. We know your sorrow is great and know too well the suffering you endure. We lost our 18-year-old son Zach in a car crash August 2000 and weep daily. You were in my thoughts today.

Zach's website: http://www.zyworld.com/zachgifford

Oct 31 2002, 03:03:39 PM -- By: Mary , From: Batesville
Happy Halloween Amanda!! I just wanted to say hi! My sorority is having a Halloween party tonight and I am going as Spongebob Squarepants, hopefully it will be a lot of fun. I love you girl and wish you were here.
-Mary

Oct 03 2002, 07:00:01 PM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hi Mandy!! I want you to know that the day went better for me than I thought. Even though I'd give anything to give you a huge hug. I miss you so very much. Grandma and I had a good time at Graceland. You should have seen Grandma there. She really must have loved Elvis. I'm glad I was able to make her happy for a day. When we got home we all went to the cementary and brought you a balloon and released one to the heavens in memory of you. Next week at Compassionate Friends we are gonna have our family potluck and balloon release in honor of our children. I will bring the birthday cake because it is your birthday month. Yes, it will be white cake and strawberries. What other kind is there??? Well sis I have another poem for you. A Special Birthday

Please God, make them remember that
Today is a special, birthday.
Make them understand that
The memories don’t go away.
Bless them, with ears to hear and hearts that care.
Enable them to listen while I share.
Shelter them that they may never know my pain.
Help them to help me know that my child’s life was not in vain.
Help them to remember, Lord that I wish
That my child was here.
So we could still celebrate.
To understand that I still
Feel the nearness of my child.
To see beyond my smile and the
Words. “I’m okay.”
Please God, just let one remember today
Is a special birthday!

Happy 21st Birthday Amanda
We love you so very much.
Mom, Dad, and Randall
In loving memory of Amanda Aldrich
Oct. 3, 1981- Jan.15, 2001 ALWAYS AND FOREVER MOM

Oct 03 2002, 03:07:37 PM -- By: Mary , From: Batesville
Amanda-
I just wanted to write you and say Happy Birthday. I stopped today and said a prayer for you. I feel so lucky to have had such a sweet, caring friend like you, even if it was for just a short time. How I wish you could be here having fun celebrating like I know we would have. I know Aaron thinks of you often, and I just wanted to thank you for introducing me to him because he has been such a good friend. I love you girl, and I won't ever forget you.
-Love always and forever in my heart,
Mary

Oct 03 2002, 06:38:40 AM -- By: Crystal Rolins (smart) , From: Bethesda Arkansas , email: arkgirl_23@yahoo.com
Happy Birthday Amanda! Where do I start. You would be 21 today. I know it is a lot better in heaven on your birthday then it is down here. But i wish you were here so we could go celebrate. WE all still miss you very much. I watched our graduation the other day. I just cried my eyes out. It does not seem that long ago you came to Sulphur Rock and we became really good friends. Fighting over number 23 jersey for basketball. You won!! Well i do not know if you know but i am havig a baby a little girl. She is due Nov.27 We are all doing great. I really miss you. and I love you very much. Remember lylas.

Oct 03 2002, 04:39:03 AM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Happy 21st birthday Amanda!!! Here is a poem just for you. Happy Birthday

White cake and strawberries
You loved that every year.
Upon this day, I bake it
Even though you are not here.

It seems so hard to think
Two birthdays have gone by.
Every passing day I ask,
And still do not know why.

Two birthdays past since you’ve been gone
You would be twenty-one.
This seems so wrong
You should have had so many, many more.

I guess you have two birthdays now.
You were born upon this day.
Now you celebrate another,
On the day you went away.

Happy 2nd birthday in Heaven, Amanda
We love you so very much.
Mom, Dad, and Randall
In loving memory of Amanda Aldrich
Oct. 3, 1981- Jan.15, 2001

Oct 02 2002, 06:40:25 PM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hi sis, Just wanted to say it's almost your 21st birthday. At exactly 1:49 a.m. October 3 you would have been the big 21!!! Oh how I wish you were here to celebrate it. We never knew that you would not be here with us. Parents never think that they will live longer than their children. Well I hope you have a great birthday in heaven sweetie. I'm going to take off work tomorrow and take Grandma Weaver to Memphis to see Elvis Presley's Graceland. We never got to go for her birthday so we decided to celebrate your birthday instead. They tell us at Compassionate Friends that you should do something in memory of your child, or buy something that you would like in honor of your child. So that's how I am gonna spend the day. Then tomorrow afternoon we will go out to the cementary to spend time with you. I know if I stayed home all day by myself I would probably cry all day, even though I will probably cry anyways. I think having time to spend with my mom will help me alot tomorrow. Well honey I went out to the cementary this evening and painted your bench gray. Hopefully this weekend I will get to paint the angels on top of it. It is something I have wanted to do for sometime. Also I want to make a blanket of flowers to cover you with. We have been working so much overtime it doesn't give me much time to get anything done. Well I will write you some more tomorrow on your 21st birthday. Dad says he loves you and bubby to. I love you so much sis. Always and Forever Mom

Sep 27 2002, 09:30:19 PM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hey sis long time no talking to you. I'm sorry. There has been so much going on but don't think that you have been forgotten. That won't never happen honey. Well Grandpa and Sandy, Missy, Jimmy and little James was here for a few days. We had a very nice visit. But I would have been so happy for you to have been here to see all of them. I wish that we could see them more often. But everybody is so busy anymore. Life goes by so quickly. I love and miss you so much sis. In a few days it would have been your 21st birthday. It would be so neat to see how you would react being 21. Able to do anything. It has been so hard for me these last few weeks knowing that your birthday was coming... Sometimes I get so depressed without you here. I am so sad right now. I sometimes think I would be better off dead with you. Then we could be together again. But then I feel guilty because Randall still needs me. Even though he thinks he is grown up. I see so much of you in him anymore. He will do things and it's like you are still here among us. I will tell him if sis was here she would get you. He loves to tease Dawson cat all the time. Between Dad and Randall the poor cat can't win. They know if you were here you would get them and say leave my cat alone. I don't know what we will do on your birthday. Our compassionate friends suggest that we do something that we would like to do in memory of you. I may just lay in bed all day and watch movies of you and cry all day. I haven't been able to even watch them. It is so hard. I think this last 6 months has been the hardest so far for me. It hurts me so bad without you Mandy. I talked to Loretta at Walmart the other day. We stay in touch through e-mail. Its nice to know she still thinks about us. Well hon I need to go as I have to work at 5:30 in the morning. We have been working 9 hours a day and alot of saturdays. I'm so tired. I love and miss you so much every minute of every day. I will never forget all the wonderful and precious times that I had with you. Goodnight Mandy.....ALWAYS AND FOREVER YOUR MOM..............

Sep 01 2002, 10:26:55 AM -- By: JIMMY AKA JCSHRIMP1 , From: PANAMA CITY,FL. , email: JCSHRIMP1AOL.COM
Amanda you are a wonderful sounding young lady that God loaned your family for a season then HE needed to call to come back home. I have a mandy of my own and he is not much older than you and i cant even begain to think how life would be with out her to love, so I cant know the hurt but I read it in this book from your being taken back home to be with God. FATHER GOD I ASK THAT YOU HEAL THE HURT IN THIS FAMILY AND LET THEM KNOW THAT SHE IS WITH YOU AND WILL MEET THEM WHEN THEY GET THERE SOME DAY. LOTS OF LOVE JIMMY

Aug 08 2002, 03:26:59 PM -- By: Randall , From: sulphur rock,Ar , email: rvd442@hotmail.com
Hey sis whats up i can't talk long because mom fixing to call me back so i have to get off the internet.Well i guess i have to go.


Love,Randall

Aug 04 2002, 08:08:34 PM -- By: mom , From: sulphur rock,ar , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hi Mandy, Just wanted to talk to you. I miss you so much. Danielle finally got married yesterday. She was so pretty. I wish you could have been there. The only thing missing was you there beside her. She had me bring the bouquet that you would have carried, home to put on your grave. We took it by there when we got home a little while ago. It looks really pretty. Everyone was there at the wedding. People that I haven't seen in a long time. Jaime was there. He's getting married next July. Amy caught the bouquet. Seen Melanies little baby Tyler James. He is so cute. Melanie looks like see never had a baby. She is so skinny. Well sis I'm gonna go. Always remember how much I love you. Always and Forever Mom

Jul 28 2002, 09:06:08 PM -- By: mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hi Sis, Just felt like talking to you. Well honey Danielle has just a few days before she becomes a bride. It will be a beautiful wedding. I just wish you were here to be the maid of honor like the both of you had dreamed about. I know you will be there in spirit. The day will be so hard to face. I am so happy for Danielle and Ricky. But I will miss you so very much. Know how much I love and miss you. Well we will pick Randall up while we are there. He has been there for a few weeks. I miss him so much to. He is getting so big. You would be so proud of him. I know he misses you everyday to. Well honey I better go as I have to go into work earlier tomorrow. You are in my heart forever. I love and miss you every minute of everyday. Always and Forever Your Mom

Jul 11 2002, 07:54:13 PM -- By: mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hi Mandy, Just wanted to say its been awhile since I have been able to say hi to you. The website has been down or something. I haven't forgotten you. Its lonely without you here. Danielle's wedding is just around the corner. It will be so beautiful but sad without you there to be the maid of honor. She had to find someone to do it since you are no longer here. I know it was hard for her to do. We are going to get her a microwave. Plus some money for their honeymoon. It's hard to believe life goes on. I miss you honey so very much. Randall is at Aunt Diana's house till the wedding. So is Corey. You would be so happy to know they all are finally liking girls. Last week we were on vacation in Branson and they meet girls from Festus, Missouri. You should have seen them. They thought they were STUDS!!! You would have teased them and cracked up laughing. Thats one of the things I miss without here. Randall would get a hard time from you. Well sis we have found out with you gone that life is so very short and we better take time out to do the things we want to. We don't need to wait, cause you never know how much time you have here on earth. We know today. If things were different now we would have done alot more with you. But we think we have forever. That's what I try to tell my friends now don't wait till later cause it may never come. Show your love ones how much they mean to you and spend all the time you can with them..I just wish I had some more time with you sis. I love and miss you so very much...Well I will write soon. Always remember you are with me and in my heart every single day....Always and Forver Mom

Jun 20 2002, 09:48:32 PM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hi Mandy, Just wanted to let you know i have been thinking of you so much lately. The days are so empty without you. I know that Randall misses having you around this summer. I know I do to. Things just are so different. I got a e-mail from Loretta today. It makes me realize really how long you have been gone from us. My job has really went down hill in the last year. I hate it so much. I feel like sometimes that I could just run away and never look back. Thats just how I feel without you. It just seems that life just passes on and nothing much matters to me anymore. I just want to get away from here. There was a wreck in Magness today that me and Randall seen going after pizza at Newark.. It just brought back all the awful memories of you and that tragic day. I don't know if anyone one was killed but it looked pretty bad. I wish i could see your smiling face once again. I love you honey. Just to give you a big hug and give you a kiss on the cheek(even though i know you were to big). But thats the way our family is. We want to show affection. Your dad is gone once again to summer camp and Randall got home a while ago from basketball practice. Sis you would be so surprised to see how much your brother has grown. He is almost as tall as me. He weighs about 131lbs. The boys are looking alot like young men and not little guys anymore. Justin just turned 15 this week. My how time has flown.. Danielle and Ricky's wedding is just about 6 weeks away. I am going to miss you being her maid of honor. It hurts so bad. But her dress has butterflies applicated on it. She says you will be with her on that day. I know she will be so beautiful. I will probably be a little envious of Diana cause I will never get the chance to see you in your wedding gown. Well honey I'm getting misty eyed so I am going to go to bed. Remember you are in my heart daily. Also remember we all love and miss your sweet face so much. ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR MOM

Jun 20 2002, 07:09:21 AM -- By: Randall , From: arkansas , email: randall_aldrich@hotmail.com
hey sis it's randall saying yo.wazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz up.

love ya,bubbie

Jun 19 2002, 12:31:42 PM -- By: Agnetha , From: Sweden , email: swejulia@hotmail.com
What a beautiful site..

I missed her too...

Jun 12 2002, 11:06:26 AM -- By: michelle , From: norwood, ohio
What a beautiful, memory filled memorial to your beautiful daughter!!!!! I too, lost my daugter in a car accident.
It shattered our world to lose our daughter so quickly and unexpectedly. She was only 23 years old. My hurt and miss her
everyday! God Bless your entire family!! My children have a very hard time still and it's been 22 months since Angie left
us. May God keep you close and the spirit of your daughter keep you safe.
I hope you are blessed with many happy memories!!

Jun 04 2002, 07:43:26 PM -- By: mom , From: sulphur rock, arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
HI MANDY, IT'S MOM SAYING I LOVE AND MISS YOU SO VERY MUCH!!! YOU ARE IN MY HEART. REMEMBER THAT ALWAYS. LOVE ALWAYS AND FOREVER YOUR MOM

Jun 03 2002, 10:28:01 PM -- By: Marsha , From: Nashville, Tennessee , email: nashtenn@yahoo.com
Hello,
I was reading the messages on ourlovedones.com website and read yours about your beautiful daughter. She was a very pretty girl. I don't know how she died, but I know how you feel, because I lost my precious son in December of 2001. He died from a rare disease, triggered by Mononucleosis. He graduated in May of 2001, he was Senior Class President, Prom King and just was the best friend anyone could want. My heart aches for you and your family too. Maybe my son Daniel
will find your daughter in heaven and they can be friends, wouldn't that be nice? I will think of you and pray for you and your family.

Jun 02 2002, 11:43:56 PM --
Manda, I found a poem tonight while surfing the internet about Mom don't cry for me for I am spending all my time with jesus christ. There was another one that said we go to earth from mother's womb to learn lessons of love life and fear. My mom must have loved me so much and taught me oh so well. I learned my lessons very quick, so Mommy set me free. I miss my mother oh so much but I visit her each day when she goes to sleep on her pillow's where I lay, I stroke her hair and kiss her cheek and whisper in her ear Mom don't be sad for jesus says we are in his home now and that is where we will stay. Until your lesson is through and then we will meet you at the gate. So you see what makes a mother is the feeling in your heart. It's the love you have SO MUCH OF right from the very start. Just another thought Love you Aunt Lisa

Jun 02 2002, 11:12:23 PM -- By: Aunt Lisa , From: Nwy 87 Concord , email: twweldon@globalriver.com
Hi Manda, Long time since I have been here. No excuses, you can see what I have been doing anyway!!! Haha. Went by the cemetary the other day and put 2 metal roses on your grave and gave your pic a kiss from Auntie. Sure would like to hear from you, in a dream or whatever.. Corey is onery as ever. I couldn't bring myself to go to Lilly Gail's funeral, I guess we had too much in common, the boys born on their dad's birthdays, our birthdays a week apart and I couldn't bear the thought of Stan losing his mother at Corey's age. Somehow I feel that could happen to me at a young age also. I am sure you know that (I mean without even telling you about it). We were so much alike..Hypochondriacs. Just recently I started working with David Fields and Luke Middleton and a Bill Mcgaha who were all from Sulphur Rock . Asked him about Rhonda and said she was doing pretty good, but has lost 3 really close people in a couple of years. Her brother is back in town with a couple of kids so maybe he can help her out some. Well Sweetie, I sure love and miss you sooooo.... Well save me a spot close to you so we can gossip all night long when I get there. Love Auntie

Jun 02 2002, 08:32:39 PM -- By: mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hi Mandy, It's mom just saying how very much I miss you today. The pain never goes away for me. I really know you are an angel. I heard a beautiful song today by Alabama. It's called Angels Among Us. It's so true. I just wish I could just spend 1 hour with you to let you know I will never forget you or the joy you brought to anyone who knew you. To let you know how very sorry we all are because no one was with you when you passed on. I feel so guilty. I do know that it wasn't our faults. I just wish I could go back and I would have went to Heber to bring you home. I'm sorry you were alone for so long. But everything happened so fast and it just didn't seem real. It still don't. I still have so much resentment in me. I try to go on but sometimes I just don't or want to. I know I need to be here for the ones that love me. People that I know just have no idea how much tradegy there is for us bereaved parents. No I do not ever want my friends to ever go through what we have all went through. We just love and miss you so much. Honey always remember that. I know deep down you really know I tried my best and yes I wasn't the perfect mom but I did love you. I still do. Well sis I just wanted to say hi to you. Look down from heaven and keep an eye on us. We all love and miss you so very much. ALWAYS AND FOREVER YOUR MOM

May 24 2002, 11:13:18 PM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hi sis just wanted you to know how much I miss you. We just got back from the ball park where you used to play softball a few years ago. It brought back alot of memories for me. Pam's girls Kim and Jenny were playing. They all came and watched your Dad and Randall play Monday night on the church team. So we returned the favor. Sis I wish I could just give you a big hug right now. The day seems never ending for me. It is 11:20p.m. right now and 16 months ago I probably would be waiting up for you to get home from work. We didn't get to see each other very much with you working nights. I love you so very much Amanda. Just always remember the love I had for you. Always and Forever Your Mom

May 21 2002, 04:08:40 AM -- By: Kathryn , email: kathryn.ledbury@ntlworld.com
Dear Rhonda,

I am so very sorry for the loss of your daughter Amanda. I understand how very hard this is. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and may God bless you and your family.

May 19 2002, 01:05:41 AM -- By: mary , From: batesville
Amanda-
Hey girl! I was just getting ready to go on a mission trip and i thought that i would say hello and let oyu know how things are going. school is finally over until fall. i got a new roommate this semester and we worked out so great. i guess you knw that jessica got engaged. i am so happy for her i know she's really happy too. she asked me to do something for her wedding but she didn't tell me what. my other friend jessica down here in magnolia is getting married january 1st and she asked me to be a bridesmaid. so i am excited about that. aaron was in for a little bit. you know he has a car now. he's really disappointed that cindy won't let him drive it until it gets tags, but it really is better this way. well, i will let you go for now. i love you and i miss you a lot.
-love mary

May 18 2002, 07:13:42 PM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hi sis, Dad, Randall and I finally went through the task of cleaning out your room in the basement. It was a chore. You know how your room always was. Yes, cluttered!! I love you honey. When all the family was here for Easter we all went through all of your stuff. Most of it was taken by your family members. Some of it I am keeping and all of your STAR WARS of course your little brother will keep. I think Randall wants to let Jonathan have some of it though. I know you won't mind. Because he was your sweetie. I miss you sis. So does Dad and Randall. It's so hard to believe that you have been gone for 16 months. Well sis brother is finally out of school. He just didn't do very well this year. I hope he will do better next year because it starts counting then. Things are so much harder for Randall then it was for you. He is playing softball with the church this summer. I think their first game is this Monday night. He needs to stay busy again this summer. It's hard for him without you here. He just doesn't express his feeling much about you. I do know he loves you so very much.. I'm trying to get him to study for his driving test. I think he's somewhat afraid cause of you getting killed in a car wreck. But one day he will need to know how to drive. Well honey I'm going to go. Always know you will be in my heart forever....ALWAYS AND FOREVER MOM.......

May 16 2002, 04:53:27 PM -- By: pam , From: cave city, arkansas
hi mandy, just was sitting here thinking of you. the girls are getting ready to go play softball. i remember when you played. i hope my girls come to play as good as you. me,your
mom and some of the girls from work went to eat at coltons today. me and your mom can sure put the food away. we had a week off work, but me and your mom want more time off. we all need a break from the plant. well gotta go just wanted to stop in and say HI. talk to you later. love pam

May 15 2002, 01:20:08 PM -- By: Steve B , From: Warner Robins, GA , email: SteveB455@aol.com
Rhonda, I visit this site for Mandy often. I first saw it months ago, but the love I've seen displayed here draws me back time and time again. It's special...just as Mandy is and you and your family are. God Bless and keep always..

May 12 2002, 12:07:46 AM -- By: Pam , From: Michigan
Hello,
I was in the Memorial pages and just happened to click on Amanda's memorial. I feel sad that you have lost this wonderful child. God be with you all to comfort you. Please feel free to visit my sister's site...
http://www.virtual-memorials.com/servlet/ViewMemorials?memid=9860&pageno=1

May 09 2002, 08:41:20 PM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hi Mandy, We just got back from Sulphur Rock's 2002 graduation. It was so sad knowing that Gayla, Alanna, Chris, Wes and the others won't be there next year. We will miss them so much. We seen Aaron and Charlie there to. Well honey I'm going to go. I love you so very much. ALWAYS and FOREVER MOM.....

May 03 2002, 09:58:15 PM -- By: Magge , From: Indiana , email: stelinda@one.net
Dear Rhonda,
I am very sorry about your beautiful daughter Amanda. There are no words to make it better for you. I know it all too well! Just know that someone cares, that someone shares your pain. If you ever need to talk, just email me. God bless dear lady.

May 03 2002, 09:58:14 PM -- By: Magge , From: Indiana , email: stelinda@one.net
Dear Rhonda,
I am very sorry about your beautiful daughter Amanda. There are no words to make it better for you. I know it all too well! Just know that someone cares, that someone shares your pain. If you ever need to talk, just email me. God bless dear lady.

May 02 2002, 09:36:25 PM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hi Man, We just got back from the athletic awards banquet awhile ago. We now have a new cafetorium at the school. They had it there. Well its the last time Gayla, Alanna, Chris, and Jesse will be ther playing at SRHS. When Coach Hardin honored the girls it kind of got emotional a little. I no longer have any regrets towards him. Everything is in the past. I will miss the girls so much, as they are the last ones to have played basketball with you. My how time has flown by. I can remember when you all played together as Pee Wees. I got an announcement from Alanna the other day. Grandma and I are going to Little Rock tomorrow to find the girls a graduation gift. Well sis I'm going to go for now. I miss and love you so very much. ALWAYS AND FOREVER YOUR MOM!!!

May 02 2002, 08:41:28 PM -- By: randall , From: arkansas , email: randall_aldrich@hotmail.com
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Apr 23 2002, 05:31:32 PM -- By: pootie tang , From: batesville,ar , email: randall_aldrich@hotmail.com
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Apr 22 2002, 09:49:15 PM -- By: pam , From: cave city
Hi Mandy, your mom told how to get to your memorial site today. People had many wonderful things to say about you. Your mom,dad and randall have missed you deeply along with many family members and friends. As i sit here reading what everyone had to say with my daughter kim. It makes realize I'm lucky to have my girls still here with me.I wish I could give the same to your family. Your family is holding up the best they can. But I know they miss you. Your mom is always talking about you at work.Mandy did this, Mandy did that. I often wish I knew what I could do to help them though this but like everyone else theres nothing we can say. We need to just be there if they ever need us. Dont worry I will always be there for them like many other people. You are always in are hearts and so is your family. You will always be in our memories and will never be forgotten. I lost my brother when I was Randall's age and he was your age.And like me, Randall will never forget his sister like I will never forget my brother. Do me a favor and say HI to Leonard for me and all my other family members. I think of them often as I do you. Love from Pam and family.

Apr 22 2002, 07:25:45 PM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hi Mandy, Just want to say how much I miss you so very much. I know I tell you this every time I write you. Well sis I had a very bad day Saturday. Amanda's daddy Dee sent me some websites to visit. There was this tribute to a boy named Josh that had a song that just touched me. It's called Precious Child. It tells just how I feel. That you will always be forever in my heart..Also how you left to soon. I just had to talk to you..Well the grass at your grave has finally came up. It's really looking pretty now. I just wish I had you here with me. I'm finally going to send Brother Bobby a letter thanking him again for doing your service. Well tell Dee's Amanda hi for me and let her know how close I feel to her. ALWAYS and FOREVER MOM

Apr 12 2002, 12:58:23 PM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hi Mandy, Just wanted to let you know how much I'm thinking about you today.. It was Amber and Nina's moms funeral today.. I know you already know that and maybe you have seen Lilly up there in heaven..Tell her hi for me. I know she is so much better off now. The first song they played was the one I chose for your funeral..Sara Mclaughlin's song "I WILL REMEMBER YOU"...It was so emotional hearing it at another funeral..It was a sad day for all the family and friends..But we all know she's not in any pain anymore..But noone will ever forget her..I seen a bunch of people that I haven't seen in probably 20 years.. It's unreal how much we all change over the years...I got to talk to Carol yesterday and today..I haven't felt like being around many of my friends since Christmas, but I know I need to see Carol often. I realize today that we just don't never know how much time we have. So I better start spending some time with friends that mean alot to me. She has always been there for me..Well honey I'm going to go for now..I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU !!!! so very much...Always and Forever your Mom.....

Apr 09 2002, 10:14:16 PM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hi sis, We were at our monthly Compassionate Friends meeting tonight and Randall called me and said that Carol had came by to let us know that Lilly Gates had passed away around 5:00 tonight. She had suffered for a long time with cancer. Now she is with you.. I feel so bad for Amber, Nina, Charles and Stanley..Also for Danny...Theres not many men that would go through what he did for Lilly...I'm proud of him for being there through it all..Well Man I'm going to go, will write again real soon...I love and miss you daily...Always and Forever Mom

Apr 06 2002, 04:00:53 PM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hi Mandy, It's mom telling you I LOVE YOU very much... Well we went to Texas to the Compassionate Friend conference. It was really emotional. But we were able to hear and tell how we were feeling. It was so good to be around people that knew exactly how we feel due to the loss of you honey... I wish I could see you so very badly..I feel like it helped all of us there. Randall got to express how he felt and to talk about you with other kids like him..Then later that night he went swimming in the pool with the other kids..I'm sure he felt somewhat normal again for awhile..He really misses you so much. That night at the banquet we had a big meal.. you should have seen us eating with 3 forks and 2spoons, we didn't know which one to use at the approriate time..We have never been to such a elegant place. Then after we ate we had a candle lighting ceremony in memory of our children.Very emotional...As you know we talk about you all the time... While we was in Texas we got to do a little sightseeing. We also rode these 2-seater bicycles. Randall's was a 3 wheeled bike..We rode along the Seawall blvd. The Gulf of Mexico was along the blvd. The only thing missing was you!!!! If you were still here there would not have been a reason to go there. I didn't know there was so much to do in Texas, or we would have took you both there on vacation.. I just wish you were still here. Melissa Carlton had a baby boy named Cole Jr. this past week.. Seen the 2 Matt's the other day...We see Brad Wood at Wal-mart all the time, he is always so nice and friendly... Crystal got married on March the 16th.. It seems like everyone has grown up so fast...I't hard to believe that Danielle will be 21 the 18th... She wants me to come down some weekend and go to the casinos.. I think it will be fun..I would like to go just a few times to see all the excitement...Aunt Diana and Danielle are going to have a baby shower for Melanie on May 4th.. We are invited...Aunt Missy and Uncle Jimmy's baby is almost 3 months old.. It's hard to believe...Sis when we were at Aunt Diana's and Uncle Ronald's house during our vacation, Danielle and I had a good time talking and remembering good times about you...She was so easy to talk to...I know when she gets married in August it will be so hard for us..seeing her in her wedding dress knowing we will never see you in yours... I did tell her that please don't be upset at us if we cry that day..We don't want to take away from here most important day.. I know she will be so beautiful...Dad says hi he just got in from drill...playing army... I love you sweetie. Oh I forgot to tell you Grandma and Ray took us to Bonanza for your Dad's birthday last night, and a huge bus load of good looking guys came in to eat. They were from Tennesee. You would have had fun staring and flirting with them. You probably would have made us stay there alot longer..Ha Ha sis..Just kidding... I miss that so much..Also remember the game you always wanted me to play with you and Randall???The burping game say a color or make a sex noise?? Randall and I was talking about that when he burped the other day..I think you played that with your friends... Well sis I've got to go Grandma's. She invited us to her house for supper..I LOVE and MISS YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!Always and Forever Mom......

Mar 31 2002, 05:10:52 PM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Happy Easter Mandy... I love and miss you so much.. The family was here for the weekend. We had a good time together but you were missing. After church we went to see you at the cementary and they left some things for you there. We were all there except Lisa and Terry and Ray... Just remember we all miss you daily and love you so much... Always and forever Mom.....

Mar 24 2002, 09:30:28 PM -- By: mel , email: gidgetdean004@aol.com
rest in peace

Mar 24 2002, 07:23:04 AM -- By: Cindy Kirk , From: Evening Shade, AR , email: stormy62@hotmail.com
I do not know Amanda personally, but I do know her father, I work with him, and know he loves her very much and will miss her always. I see the pain daily in his eye's and actions from the loss of his daughter. God bless the family!

Mar 18 2002, 01:34:52 PM -- By: Mary , From: Batesville
Amanda-
Hey girl! I just wanted to say hi. I've been thinking about you alot lately. I'm sorry to read about your kitty. I'm on spring break this week, and I'm actually pretty bored, but I needed the break. I guess you know I am thinking about changing my major to nursing. It will be a really tough major to do, but I want to be able to help people. I'm going to try to get out to your grave sometime this weel, if it ever quits raining. Well, that's about it!
I love you and miss you!
Mary

Mar 17 2002, 08:26:22 AM -- By: mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hei Mandy, Just wanted to tell you that someone run over your cat Tommy sometime during the night. Its so sad but now maybe if there is a cat heaven then maybe he will see you up there. We are going to go to Texas soon to our first Compassionate Friends regional conference. We are all going. I think it will help Randall to be around other kids his age that have lost a brother or sister. They have special workshops for kids 8-17. Then we may go site seeing for a few days. It helps so much to try and get away from home. As you know it's a daily struggle just to move on without you.. I love You so much sis. So does Dad and brother. Well we finally got a computer so now I can write you everyday if I want to. But somehow it seems unfair cause we didn't have one when you was here. I know I shouldn't feel guilty but I do. Aunt Diana, Uncle Ronald, Justin, Danielle, and Ricky are coming here for Easter.. Grandma went down there last week and brought me a picture back of Danielle in her wedding gown. She looks so pretty. It has butterflies applicated on it. She says that will mean you are still with her... While sis I need to go and do some housework. I miss you so much honey.... Always and Forever your Mom.....

Mar 11 2002, 11:26:54 PM -- By: Mel , From: California , email: GidgetDean004@aol.com
Rest in peace Amanda.

Mar 03 2002, 02:20:43 PM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hi Mandy, Just thought I'd say hi. Sorry it's been awhile since I've talked to you. I love and miss you so very much sis. We have been going to alot of ballgames in the last month. The senior girls won the conference and district tournaments. In the regionals they got second place and got to go to the state tournament at Pine Bluff. They just didn't play like they normally do and lost the first game by 2 points.. But they have nothing to complain about. They won 34 games and lost 6. We were so proud of them and I know if you would have been here you would have been there for Gayla and Alanna. We will miss them so much next year....We are planning a trip to Texas this month to go to a big Compassionate Friends conference. I feel like we are ready to start coming to terms with your death. We fell like being around people that know exactly what we have dealt with this past year. Also I think it will help Randall so much..even though he doesn't talk much about your death..only with Dad and me.. He will be in classes with other kids his age dealing with the death of a sibling.... As you can see from heaven that either Ashley of her family brought a flower arrangement to the cementary on the 1 year anniversary of your death... At first it made me so angry, but I guess it was a way for them to deal.... Well honey I'm going to go...you are always on my mind and in my heart....Always and Forever your Mom

Feb 26 2002, 11:10:38 PM -- By: LEIGH , From: ALABAMA , email: DECEMBERSSONGAOL.COM
THE SITE WAS SO WELL PUT TOGATHER AND WHAT A LOVELY CHILD I KNOW YOU MISS HER A LOT GOD SURLY NEEDED ANOTHER ANGEL IN HEAVEN.I HAVE A SISTER THERE TO MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU

Feb 16 2002, 01:27:38 AM -- By: Jodi Scholl , From: Co Bluffs, IA , email: bill76jodi@aol.com
Rhonda,
I have read you Daughter Amanda's Memorial site before. I can tell alot of work went into creating it. I'm so sorry. She was so young and it was just a year recently. I hope you are doing alright. My heart feels for you. Thank the Lord Randall didn't go that morning with her although I know you didn't want to lose either one of them. I certainly don't understand why this happens?! Thank you for leaving a message on my Brother Jon's Memorial site. It's nice to see message from other people that have experienced a loved one's loss. Gosh my heart goes out to you. Just keep faith!

Feb 14 2002, 10:57:39 AM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Happy Valentines Day SIS!! We all sure do miss you so very much... Just wanted you to know the Senior Girls team are 30-4. We are going to the Senior District tournament tonight. It is so exciting. Alanna and Gayla honored Grandma, Dad, and me at the last home ballgame last Friday night. They gave Grandma and me a rose. I thought that was so thoughtful... Crystal is getting married next month. Ashley called me and invited me to the shower which will be Saturday. It's so hard knowing all your friends are getting married and probably going to have children soon. I just wish you were here to... Always remember your in all of our hearts everyday... We had a Compassionate Friend meeting Tuesday night and Jason Lynchs parents were there. I know our group will help them..You probably knew him as Rhonda was his girlfriend. Also Rhonda's grandma Mrs. Fields passed away yesterday... I LOVE YOU MANDY!!!! Always and Forever Mom

Jan 23 2002, 03:56:21 AM -- By: Aunt Lisa , From: Hwy 87 Concord, Ar , email: lisamweldon81@hotmail.com
Amanda, It's me, Aunt Lisa.. I go to see you pretty often at the graveside, and smoke a cigarette with you. I know you would have liked that.. Corey has been playing ball and Randall too. I've been to very few of Randall's games because Corey and Nikki has had so many and Brittney is moving to Maryland with Jason and Bryan. We sure hate to see that happen. Well our X-mas was pretty sad. Terry and I stayed here and worked and Grandma and Ray took Corey to LA with them to spend Xmas with your MOm and Randall And The Pueblos. Corey recently got a Ball Python snake from his Dad for his Birthday.. You are probably the only one in our immediate family that would have had anything to do with it. I drive by the site every day taking Corey to school and It gives me the chills. It has really been hard on me to still live up here and drive the same roads everyday that took your life. I still feel so guilty that it happened up around my house. and Corey still has to go to the same school and face the same thing everyday.You know what I mean. But he is doing pretty good. Maybe next year, he can get #30 uniform to play for you..We Love and miss you so very much.. Will see you in heaven someday soon. You still are my lucky charm every day in my life. Love you Auntie.. Sorry it has been so long.. I'll try to write more often..Oh by the way I guess up in heaven you see new babies born like James Luther Grubius...

Jan 21 2002, 01:53:54 PM -- By: Jessica , From: Batesville , email: jessica_coe2001@yahoo.com
Hey Girl
I can't believe that it has been a year since you have been gone. Things are definately not the same since you have been gone. I miss you a lot. I wish you were here so that I could have someone to talk too, and have some "fun" times. Well, I have to go to class. I love you like a sister, and I miss you a lot.
Love
Jess

Jan 18 2002, 09:17:31 PM -- By: Mary , From: Batesville
Amanda-
Hey girl....I would have written sooner, but my computer at school wasn't hooked up yet. I can't believe that it has been a year. It is still so hard for me to think about that day I found out and I always wish I would have apologized for our fight. I know I can't dwell on the past though, but it is so hard. You know what I mean? Well, anyway...I know you know how I feel, so I won't write about it anymore. I just wanted to say that I miss you so much and I love you.
-Mary

Jan 15 2002, 11:36:08 PM -- By: Danielle , From: Shreveport, LA , email: smilleychic@hotmail.com
Hey Mandy
I can't believe that today is here...that you have been gone for a year. It seems like just yesterday you and I were doing our favorite things-shopping and talking about guys. I miss doing that with you. You are the one person that I could talk to about anything. You were more like my sister than my cousin. I will always treasure all of the memories that you and I have together!!! Until we meet again...love you bunches-Danielle

Jan 15 2002, 05:07:29 PM -- By: Crystal Smart , From: Batesville, Arkansas , email: arkgirl_23@yahoo.com
Well it has been a long year but we made it through it. I really miss you girl. it still does not seem that your are gone but i will see you again one day. well remember that we all love and miss you very much.

Jan 15 2002, 10:27:16 AM -- By: mom , From: sulphut rock, arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hello Mandy, Well todays the day we have been dreading all year long.. Its hard to believe that you have been gone from us for a year.. It just seems llke you are on a long trip. But in reality I know you are somewhere better than here on earth. I love and miss you so very much Amanda... Just wanted to know you are in all of our hearts today and everyday.. Christmas was so very hard without you there at The Pueblos house. Like Danielle said nothing wasn't the same because you were missing.. Well we will honor your memory today by placing a beautiful heart wreath at the cementary in your honor.. Also at the accident scene we will place an arrangement from your funeral, just so people will know that you won't ever be forgotton... Not to upset Ashley or her family but to let people be cautious of the area around where the accident was so there is no more tragedies there...Grandpa called last night and said his brother Clarence passed away of a heart attack Monday night. His funeral will be on Thursday. I know its hard for Grandpa being he was here last year at this time... Well sis I got to go always remember your are in my heart daily...Your DAD, RANDALL, and I LOVE and MISS YOU so very much!!!!! ALWAYS AND FOREVER YOUR MOM

Jan 14 2002, 01:28:04 PM -- By: Crystal Smart , From: Batesville , email: arkgirl_23@yahoo.com
hey amanda
hey girl well it has almost been a year since you got killed. We all still miss you very much. I read your fond farewell you wrote me i will never forget those wild times we had together. well got to go back to work. Love ya

Jan 10 2002, 09:58:15 PM -- By: Danielle , From: Shreveport, LA , email: Smilleychic@hotmail.com
Mandy
Hey! I know it has been forever since I have written you and I am so sorry! The past few months have been really hard. I went to Arkansas for the first time at Thanksgiving since your funeral. It was really hard without you there. Everytime we come up there you and I would be inseperable. We always had a million things to do. But this time I was by myself. Our parents did their usual things and Ricky and the boys played playstation. If it hadn't been for Ricky I would have never made it though all of this. Then when everyone came here for Christmas, everyone knew that something was missing....YOU....I did everything I could to keep myself busy. Christmas morning was the hardest because it use to be me and you waking up everyone at 5 o'clock and not the boys. I didn't even want to get up. I miss you so much. I know I don't write you very much but I talk to you and think about you everyday. I can't believe that you have been gone for almost a year. It seems like just yesterday you and I were lying on the couch at your house watching Coyote Ugly and staying up most of the night playing life and just talking like we always did. I'll never forget the last time I saw your beautiful face. We woke you and Randall up because we were leaving to come home. You finally got up (we all know how you love to sleep till noon) and hugged us all goodbye. I will never forget that morning for as long as I live. I love you so much!! Please watch over me and help me with everything going on in my life!!! Love-Danielle

Jan 01 2002, 10:56:58 AM -- By: mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
HELLO Mandy, HAPPY NEW YEAR in HEAVEN!!! Ilove you sis....ALWAYS AND FOREVER your MOM, Dad, and Randall

Dec 25 2001, 09:38:29 PM -- By: Mary , From: Batesville
Amanda-
Hey girl...I just wanted to say Merry Christmas. I wish you could have been here. Aaron came home from Virginia-finally-and he brought me the prettiest music box from Italy!! I know you would have loved it. He left today and I'm so sad! You know all about that though. Anyway, Merry Christmas. I love you!
Love-
Mary

Dec 25 2001, 07:53:44 AM -- By: mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
MERRY CHRISTMAS AMANDA!!!! I guess heaven must be very pretty this time of year... I wish so much that you were here. It's just so different without you here. I love you so much honey... The kids have just finished with there gifts... I will try to say hi again later. I just wanted you to know we haven't forgotten you.... Always and Forever Mom......

Dec 24 2001, 06:21:18 AM -- By: mom , From: sulphur rock, arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hi Amanda, It's around 6:00 a.m. Christmas Eve morning and I couldn't sleep so I thought I'd say good morning. Honey I love you so very much. We went to Marshall, Texas last night to see the lights, they were so pretty. Wish you could have been with us. All the Pueblo family will be here today. We are having a different meal this year, all mexican food. I figure it will be very good. We all need a little different Christmas this year, cause Man nothing will ever be the same ever again without you. But always remember you will never be forgotten. Your always in my heart.... I love and miss you everyday. Will write more later. Always and Forever your MOM

Dec 22 2001, 07:12:31 PM -- By: mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hi Mandy, It's mom. We are here at Aunt Dianas and Uncle Ronalds. It's so hard without you here sis. Danielle and Ricky are in Dallas with Ricky's sister. They went looking at Christmas lights in a limosine last night. wouldn't that we fun?? I'm in a little better mood today then I was last night.. the trip down was so very hard without you with us coming here for Christmas....We all miss you so very much sis....Randall doesn't say a whole lot but it's very hard on your little brother... especially when him and Justin go to wake you and Danielle up on Christmas morning like old times... I know I probably won't even want to get up. Went by the cementary before we left to put out new flowers for you honey. I feel like you know what we do for you....I love and miss you every single moment of the day.. Grandma and Corey are here to. I seems so long since I got to talk and hug you.. I give anything to give you a big hug and kiss... No matter how old you got you still let me give you a hug and kiss on the cheek before you left for the day if I was home, how I miss those days honey. I know you loved me to even though we got into it alot... But thats what mothers do...Theres just 3 days before Christmas, even though I dread it we have to give Randall his Christmas... He is still young..Always remember we all love you so very much..... Always and Forever Mom

Dec 20 2001, 06:48:30 PM -- By: mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hot mail.com
Hi Man, I love you and miss you so very much even as the holidays approach us. Today was my last day of work till the first of the year. I am so glad to be off work. we are going to Aunt Diana's tomorrow night. It is so hard without you here for the Christmas season. Every day is such a terrible time without you here. Nobody has any idea..but the people that have lived through it.. I really wonder how the girl and her family feel knowing that there's a family in so much pain... I know I need to let go but I just can't and will not...Its how I feel every single day and I know it will go on for the rest of the time I am on this earth...I'm sorry that I didn't tell you Happy Thanksgiving...But Christmas is nearly here...It's hard to believe that its been almost a year...Sometimes it doesn't even seem real.... I have had so many difficult days in the last couple of weeks... no one knows how awful it has been... I just put a smile on my face and go on... But believe me Man I miss you so very much....I just have such a hard time dealing with the Christmas time everyone having a great time with their loved ones and i don't have my daughter anymore....I went to church with your dad and randall sunday and just started crying when matts dad said the prayer... wanting everyone to remember the ones who have lost loved ones during this past year... how hard its for them... i really missed you show much then..Mandy I just wanted to let off some steam... I can't help feeling so left out with you not here. I will write more when I get to aunt Diana's...ALWAYS AND FOREVER MOM

Dec 19 2001, 11:53:49 PM -- By: rj1419@peoplepc.com
hey mandy i sure have missed talking to you, here. any way i haven't seen or heared from your mom in a long time. but someone told me your dad is home.... that is great. love to you kid . i will talk later.

love carol.

Nov 23 2001, 03:38:34 PM -- By: Susan , From: Florida , email: SSherrill@cfl.rr.com
To Mandy's mom and Mary....My best friend in the whole world was killed in an auto accident when we were just 10 years old, there is not a day that goes by where my heart does not find her, still, and I now 31. Mary, I think it's precious how you stay in contact, Mandy's mom seems to really appreciate it, I however have been terrified to contact my friends mom in fear it would bring back memories of how old she should be and she has missed. I moved over a 1000 miles away and I don't get to go to her grave on the anniversary of her death or on her birtday which are within weeks of each other, but I know she can hear me and I keep her alive in my heart and I always will. This page is a beautiful memory of Mandy and I'm sure that on the otherside she is the sun, the moon, the stars, the heaven........

Nov 21 2001, 10:31:39 PM -- By: Debbie , From: California
What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful girl who seemed to fully enjoy the wonders of life. The photos are wonderful! I am so sorry for your loss, having also lost relatives in accidents.

Nov 20 2001, 06:47:39 PM -- By: Mary
Amanda-
Hey girl! I jsut wanted to say hey, and let you know how things are going. I get to see Aaron in a little less than 2 weeks. I'm so excited that he's safe. I know you were up there looking down on him and i just wanted to say thanks. Happy Thanksgiving!
Love you,
Mary

Nov 11 2001, 01:13:34 PM -- By: MOM , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hi Man, I'm sorry I haven't wrote to you in a while. Since Dad had to leave for Colorado I've have been so busy working 9-10 hours a day, going to Randalls ball games, checking on Grandma Aldrich at the nursing home, and seeing about Grandma and Ray... But don't think for a minute that I have forgotten you... Theres is no way I could ever forget you cause I miss you so much everyday.....I LOVE YOU MAN!!!!! Dad is doing o.k. in Colorado but he misses us alot, you to honey.... It looks like Randall and I are going there for Thanksgiving... With you not here with us I'm kinda glad to go away to somewhere new. It will help us through a difficult time.. You will always be in my heart Man.... forever... I think Randall and I will make a trip to Shreveport this next weekend.. Melanie and Tommy are getting married... She was sweet enough to come to your funeral and I think its only right to be there for her on her wedding day as I won't have that with you anymore...I will think of you on that day....I hope she will be very happy... Pam and I went to the big craft sale at Jonesboro Friday. We had a great time..its been a long time since I've went somewhere with my friend and had fun... I want you to know AMANDA how much I think of you..I love you so much honey...I seen Mary last weekend at your favorite store yes WALMART... She is still going to college..Mandy out of all your friends she has been the sweetest one to us...even though things were bad between the both of you.... Aaron is going to get to see his mom this weekend in Virginia. Cindy is so glad bacause of the Sept. 11 tragedy she had very little contact with him being his ship was over there protecting the USA....Well Man I'm going to go, I write you soon...ALWAYS AND FOREVER YOUR MOM.....

Nov 09 2001, 01:20:54 AM -- By: Aunt Lisa , From: hwy 87 Concord Ark. , email: lisamweldon@hotmail.com
Hi Manda, Just wanted to let you know Terry, Corey and I did not forget your Birthday either, on the 3rd of October. Terry and I were working nights so we stopped by the tree at the river park,where we saw you so frequently driving by looking for guys and hung a big orange ribbon with Manda Jean, I love you Happy 20th Birthday on it. And of course I also took some Orange and I believe yellow Sunflowers and put them on your grave the same day or the day before.. Sorry I'm getting old and Senile, I guess. This year I have had enough sicknesses for you and me, so don't feel like you have missed out on anything. I am tickled Rickey and Danielle are getting married, I just haven't told her yet.. Corey's Birthday is in a few days and we decided to spend it by ourselves, and spend the day together, just the two of us.. Like it was for so long of a time especially when I was married to Uncle Clark.. I sure love and miss you so very much.. I often wonder if something were to happen to me, Would anyone notice or even care?? That I was gone?? or just out of the way?? I guess you know Grandpa Ray has been pretty sick lately but he has had surgery and pretty sure they got all of the cancer. We are just waiting on results, but he is a strong old fart as Corey would word it??/ HAHA.. Well Girl I love you and miss you so much, but the thing that keeps all of us going is we know We will see you as soon as we get to heaven.. CAN'T WAIT TO HUG YOU, BOY WILL THE TEARS FLOW?????? AUNTIE LISA

Oct 26 2001, 10:16:23 AM -- By: Danielle , From: Shreveport, La , email: Smileychic37@hotmail.com
Hey Mandy! Sorry I haven't written you in a long time, but our computer has been in the shop. I hope you had a wonderful birthday. Mom, Dad, Justin, Ricky, and I sent you 21 purple balloons. I hope you liked them. Ricky asked me to marry him. We are geting married Aug. 3,2002. I wish you could be there standing next to me, because I am gonna be so nervous. You know how I break out in that rash. I hope it doesn't stand out too much. I just wanted to let you know what is going on in my life and to tell you how much I love and miss you. I think about you everyday, and wish you were still here with us. But I know you are watching over me every step of my life, and you are where God wants you to be. Well I gotta go. Love and miss you bunches-Danielle

Oct 24 2001, 09:37:43 AM -- By: Jessica , From: Branson , email: jessica_coe2001@yahoo.com
Hey Amanda, I had some time between classes so I thought that I would leave a message. Classes have been going alright. Kristi came in last weekend and she said that she went by your grave. Se said that it is very pretty. I will get down there to see you soon. It's jsut hard. Well, I have to go. I love you and miss you lots.
Love
Jessica

Oct 23 2001, 09:53:30 PM -- By: Paul Enter , From: South Carolina , email: pentersc@juno.com
Our sincere sympathy to you in your loss. Amanda looks like a great daughter! Very pretty. Thank you for your kind thoughts about my son Daniel. He is our baby and as you know these times are very hard. Please pray for us and we intend to pray for your family.

Oct 20 2001, 11:11:52 PM -- By: mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hi Sis, I just want you to know I miss you so much. I'm up here at Lisa's tonight so I thought I'd say I LOVE YOU!!! Dad had to leave yesterday morning for Colorado. The National Guard had to go for training so they can go to Egypt and keep the peace over there. Dad didn't want to go and leave Randall and me but he knows its his duty to do that. It was really sad for all the men that had to go... Dad worries about us but we will be alright. I miss you so much sis...Everyone seems so caring towards us but it just hurts just the same...On your 20th birthday Grandma, Ray, Dad, Randall,and I went to the cementary and sent up 19 pink and one big SMILEY face ballons for you... I feel like you can see what we do.... Also we hung a huge butterfly balloon on your heart shepherds hook. Also Grandma put a dolphin there for you....I just wished you would have been there at home to celebrate it with all your family....I talked to Aunt Diana and she said Danielle, Justin, Uncle Ronald, Ricky, and Aunt Diana sent up 20 purple balloons for you... I was so proud someone else remembered you on that day...Guess what?? Danielle and Ricky got engaged.. They are going to get married on August 3, 2002... We all wish you would get to be there...Also Aunt Missy and Jimmy are having a baby around the end of the year or in January.. She told me if its a girl they want to call her LAUREN AMANDA... They are not having the test to found out, they want to be surprised..Just like me and Dad was when you were born..Amanda theres not a minute of the day that goes by that you are not on my mind..You will always be in my heart... I love and miss you so very much... ALWAYS AND FOREVER YOUR MOM....

Oct 08 2001, 02:03:37 PM -- By: Jessica Coe , From: Branson, Missouri , email: jessica_coe20021@yahoo.com
Hey mandy,
Happy late Birthday! I would have came by your grave on your special day,but I couldn't get away from college. I really miss you. Kristi moved to Alabama with Jamie so I don't have anyone to talk to when I come home except for Dusty, but he is giong to Egypt with the National Guard. I really miss you. Well, I have to type a Psychology paper, talk to you later.

Oct 03 2001, 06:15:45 PM -- By: sharon , From: GA , email: sharon@virtual-memorials.com
Happy Birthday Amanda,
Thinking of you and your family today -- warmest regards

Oct 03 2001, 01:08:25 PM -- By: mom , From: sulphur rock, arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Happy 20th Birthday AMANDA!!!Mom, Dad, and Randall loves you so very much.. We are going to put out some flowers on your grave today and send up some balloons on behalf of your birthday today.. We would never forget you sweetie!! It has been a very hard day today.. We just wish that you were here.. Dad has been put on alert with the National Guard, possibly having to go all the way to Eygpt. Dad needs you to be with him as decisions have to be made.. Randalls doing a whole lot better in school this year, thanks for being with him... Someone left a rose for you at the cementary today.. Dad still says you are his oldest and his little girl and he wants you to be with Randall and me.... Well sis we just wanted to say Happy 20th and we miss you so very much..Always and Forever Your Mom, Dad and Randall....

Sep 30 2001, 07:09:18 AM -- By: Aunt Lisa , From: Hwy 87 Concord, Ar , email: lisamweldon@hotmail.com
Hey Manda, Long time , no talk.. Just wanted to let you know how much I love you and Miss you, with your Birthday coming up and all. I believe in 3 days.. Going to the Compassionate Friends Tree in your favorite hangout spot and placing a ribbon on it for you...Didn't know what else to do for your Birthday.. Love you and Whazzzzup??? Please show me a sign still that you are ok??? Love Auntie

Sep 26 2001, 01:22:14 PM -- By: Mary
Hey girl!
I just thought I'd drop you a line and let you know how things are going. School is really good. I like it down here alot. Jessica is in Branson at College of the Ozarks. I haven't seen her since we left for school. Well, I miss you and I'll write you more later on.
Love you!

Sep 08 2001, 07:57:52 PM -- By: mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hey Mandy, Had to bring Corey home and thought I'd say hi sweetie. We had Randall's birthday thursday. It was so different without you there to pick on him with a gag gift like the real egg wrapped up.. We miss you so very much.. I finally got the courage up and let Randall have a sleepover..He said mom I am 14 now.. So Jerrod, joseph, Kyle, and Corey was there. They had a good time staying up all night and staying out in the tent with the t.v.,vcr, and of course the playstation that you got for him...I rented them some movies to. Well Lisa and I was getting drinks at Walmart we ran into Jonathan. He looks really good. It's good to see him in Walmart again. Just like old times...Sis Sandy e-mailed me the other day to say that everything is going o.k. with Aunt Missy and the baby... Well sis your birthday is just around the corner and I am having a really difficult time just getting through the days. Remembering last year and what you, dad, and me was going through with you when you moved back home....You know what I'm talking about dealing with your birthday...I have really felt so guilty even though I did make your favorite Tater tot casserole and had you a cake and ice cream... I miss you so much Man.....It hurts me so much and the only way I can feel close to you is writing to you...I try to keep fresh flowers at the cemetary weekly. I know it will be hard to do this winter..I think for your birthday I will stay in bed and watch all my videos of you, and Randall.... I love you .....I think all the family will release 20 balloons in memory of you on October 3....I miss you so much it just kills me....Always and Forever Mom.....

Aug 28 2001, 12:58:21 PM -- By: Carolyn and Leon , From: Fresno, Calif , email: Junebug61443@cs.com
Dear Mr and Mrs Aldrich:Please except our condolences about the loss of your beautiful young daughter Mandy. We lost our little grandaughter to a very bad thing in 1996. Amber will look down on you and our family with Mandy. They are with Jesus now. My Father was born in Bateville,Ark. Please e-mail me. Many Prayers Carolyn and Leon LeQuieu

Aug 25 2001, 08:08:58 PM -- By: mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hello SIS, Was up at Lisa and Terry's house and I thought I'd say that I miss you so much everyday. I know you already know that. Randall says hi and he loves you. Dad and Terry went to a hunters expo today at Little Rock. Lisa and I went to Heber to just look around... I love you Man!!!!! Well Randall and alot of your friends went back to school and college this week... It doesn't seem possible for you to be gone for 7 months.. It still doesn't seem possible...I love you so very much. Randall and I was talking on the way to Lisa's today looking up at the sky and I told him wouldn't it be great if there was a stairway up to heaven that we could climb anytime we wanted to to see you..Even if you couldn't come back...Just to see your sweet face and to hug you would be enough for me. When we went to Compassionate Friends to the cookout it was so neat when we let all the balloons go at once...We watched them for the longest time....Well Amanda we all LOVE and MISS YOU so very much... WE WILL NEVER FORGET THE WONDERFUL GIRL WE ALL LOVED.... Always and Forever Mom...

Aug 17 2001, 02:41:42 AM -- By: carol , From: sulphur rock , email: rj1419@peoplepc.com
just want to say hi. and wazzzuupp? love to you girl i sure miss you.

love carol

Aug 13 2001, 07:57:11 PM -- By: mom , From: Sulphur Rock , Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hello Mandy.. It's Mom.. I miss you so very much. I went by your grave today on my way home from work. You probably already know that there has been a COW problem out there. They have crapped on it and knocked angels off the headstone and knocked over your flowers.. Your dad was so mad yesterday. He found out whose cows they were and talked to the man... Hopefully we won't have anymore trouble..Well sis since I wrote last things have been so hectic. I've been really depressed. I guess cause it's getting so close to your birthday. I love you so much sis....Randall, Grandma, and me went to Wild River Country Friday. We had a blast but it would've been better with you there. You should have seen your Grandma. It was the day before her 63rd birthday... We had a big party for her Saturday. It just wasn't the same without you being there with all of us. Well Sis it's almost time for Randall to go to the 8th grade. I can't believe summer is almost over... Tomorrow night is our Compassionate Friends annual potluck get-together. We have a cookout and they have a meeting and then we will release balloons in memory of our children... I miss and love you so so very much Amanda.... Always and Forever Mom......

Aug 03 2001, 11:07:40 PM -- By: Aunt Lisa , From: Hwy 87 concord , email: lisamweldon@hotmail.com
Hey Manda, Long time, no talk. You probably thought I had forgotten you.. Not in a Million>>>!!!! Here at work, thinking of you.. Terry, I, NIkki and Corey just got back from Six Flags in Mo. Rode Mr. Freeze 3 times! Scared the crap right out of me... I bet you would have loved that ride. 0-70 in 3 seconds. That sound like the speed of every day life for you when you were here. None of us could keep up with you..Please pray for me as I go thru everyday life, and reach down and supply me with the energy you had.. I need it so much with the trying times of everyday life..especially here at work!!! I Love you Amanda. Sunshine and Sunflowers for ever. Auntie.

Aug 01 2001, 08:31:31 PM -- , email: rj1419@peoplepc.com
Hey wazzzzzzzzzzzzzz uupppppppp? sure am missing you. I talked to or mom the other day. That makes my day when i get talk to her. I wish i could see her more. any way love you girl. Carol

Jul 31 2001, 05:35:48 PM -- By: Crystal Smart , From: Batesville Arkansas , email: ladygrasshopper_69@excite.com
Well Mandy it has been a long time since i have wrote in
here. I have been to your grave a lot. Your headstone is so pretty. I saw your dad in hte bank the other day. He looks really good. He still calls me WILD THANG. I hope i will always be his wild thang. I really miss you girl i miss all the talks at Rhonda's and all the good times we had together. Boy we sure had some good times. I am going to the school when they go back and talk to them about dedicated the first home ballgame to you. i will never forget the time we had to shoot free throws for the #23 jersey. Of course you won and boy wasn't i mad. but i got over it. i know after high school we did not see other much but i will always remember the times we did share together and there was a lot.i read my fond farewell that you wrote before we graduated and i just cried my eyes out because i wish i was there for you when you needed me. But if i was a paramedic and was there i would have flipped out. But i know you know what i am talking about. Mandy i miss you so much. Everyday i just wonder why You? But God did need another angel up there. I just wish it wasn't you. It is weird going into wal-mart and not seeing you there. it is just not the same. well me and brandon broke up (i know we were supposed to get married but things did not work out)
I just wanted to spend more time with my friends. I neglected ya'll for so long. I woke up and realized friends come first there will always be men out there.I am seeing someone else. You would love him. he is a cowboy of course but he is a great guy.
well i guess i will go for now. i promise it will not be that long again until i write you
I LOVE YOU MANDY!
LYLAS

Jul 18 2001, 09:06:12 AM -- By: mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hi Man, I'm here at Grandpa and Sandy's house with the Dad, Randall, Justin, and Corey. We miss and love you so much. I wish you were here with us. We finally got yourheadstone up a couple of weeks ago. It looks so good. Someone came and put 7 ceramic cats out there for you. It was so thoughtful. We also put up a bench for us to sit on while we are visiting you. We are going to be up here in Michigan for a few more days. Then we will stop in Illinois to see some of your Dad's relatives. Missy is now 4 months pregnant. She looks so cute with her little belly sticking out. The one who looks so much different is J.D. He looks like a grown man instead of a young boy. Well i will write more later. I love and miss you so much Amanda!!! Always and Forever Mom....

Jul 16 2001, 11:50:57 PM -- By: Auntie Lisa , From: Hwy 87 Concord, Ar, , email: lisamweldon@hotmail.com
Manda, Just wanted to write and tell you how much I miss and Love You.... Please save a place for me next to you.. Only thinking Happy Thoughts of you!!!!!
Love Auntie

Jul 01 2001, 12:31:49 AM -- By: mom , From: sulphur rock, arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
hi sis, We just got back from watching fireworks at Heber Springs. Grandma and Ray, Aunt Lisa and Uncle Terry, Aunt Diana and Uncle Ronald, Brittany and Jason, Bryan, Randall, Justin, Corey, Nikki, Dad and I went. It just wasn't the same without you!! I can remember the times when you were younger all the fun we had doing fireworks. Especially when me and Aunt Lisa was pregant with the boys and the firework almost caught us on fire, how we at 5 and 7 months along trying to run away from them! I miss the good times with you!! Well Amanda we finally got the headstone put up.. Then the next day we bought a bench so when we need time with you we can sit there and talk to you!! Grandma, Ray Dad, and I put the bench in concrete. I love you so much Mandy!!! Everyday is such a struggle. I will write more later. Aunt Diana,Uncle Ronald,Justin, Corey and Bubby came in Friday night. It was good to see Randall after 5 weeks. Ilove and miss you so very much Amanda.... Always and Forever Mom....

Jun 30 2001, 01:28:25 AM -- By: Vickie Campbell - Howell , From: Starr, S. C. , email: vicki campbell@aol.com
My heart cries for your family. What a beautiful daughter you have. Aiways remember her precious smile it will carry you on. God Bless

Jun 25 2001, 05:47:46 PM -- By: Len Rebelo , From: Rocklin, CA , email: len.rebelo@intel.com
To Amanda's family,

My heart goes out for you,I wish I could give you more
than words,but what you want most,the world can't give
you.I know,on February 1998, I lost my sister car accident.I wish time will heal your hearts and
you will remember Amanda with a smile instead of tears.
Your friend, Len

Jun 22 2001, 06:34:21 PM -- By: mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hi sis. I love you and miss you everyday. Dad got home today from summer camp. It's good to see him. Bubby will be home next Friday from Aunt Diana's and Uncle Ronald's. They will be here for a week on vacation. I will be good to be with them again. I don't know for sure if Danielle and Ricky will come or not. It's hard for Danielle to be here without you here. We all miss you so very much... I think me and Dad will do something with lisa and Terry tomorrow. Dad has to go to Newport and put all the stuff up tomorrow. I just want you to know we all think of you every minute of everyday. Your Uncle Bob's ex wife called us today from Germany. She wanted to know how we all were doing since your death. It was really nice of her to think of us. I love you so much Mandy!!!! Always and Forever Mom....

Jun 19 2001, 01:47:45 AM -- By: carol , From: sulphur rock , email: rj1419@peoplepc.com
hi mandy, i'm thinking where would you be now? i'm sorry, but i talked to your mom last night, and well she will tell you about it.( i mean where she was this weekend. ) i will just say they miss you so much !!!! love to you girl we love and miss you.. carol

Jun 15 2001, 10:30:59 AM -- By: Mary , From: Batesville , email: marykelley18@hotmail.com
Hey Amanda-
I'm just home for a day or two from the camp I'm working at. Aaron called me the other day from Rome!! I wasn't here to take the call, but I was very excited. You remember how much fun we used to all have together. I wish we could do it again, but I know someday we will. Well, I have to go for now, I need to pack a few more things that I forgot. I love you and miss you very much.

Jun 13 2001, 10:36:30 PM -- By: Dianne Taylor , From: Batesville, AR , email: jdkdta@ipa.net
We never met you, Mandy, but we can tell you were loved very much by your entire family. We have met your parents through Compassionate Friends and we know their pain and their loss. May God be with them and grant them His peace and comfort.

Jun 13 2001, 10:34:00 PM -- By: Dianne Taylor
We never met you, Mandy, but we can tell you were loved very much by your entire family. We have met your parents through Compassionate Friends and we know their pain and their loss.

Jun 13 2001, 07:13:13 PM -- By: mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hi Man, I'm here at Aunt Lisa's checking your memorial page. I seen where Greg wrote in. He came and talked to me the other day. He seems really nice. He told me that he really liked the Amanda poem that I put in the paper at work. We talked for a few minutes about you. I hope everything works out for him. Aunt Lisa came and spent the night last night with me. She took Terry out for a early fathers day dinner, because he has to work that day. We went to Colton's. Then Terry went to work and we went to your favorite store!!WALMART!!! We had to get your Grandpa Coombs something for fathers day so I could mail it today. Then after that we went to Compassionate Friends meeting. It is really helpful to me. I'm glad we have somewhere to go. I started talking some in the last couple of meetings. The symbol is the butterfly. They are planning a get together for the August meeting at the park at Batesville. I think we will release some butterfly balloons on behalf of our children. I'm looking forward to it. Well Dad has been calling and checking on me everyday since he left. He is like a kid with a new toy... He's using your cell phone... I want you to know how much I miss and love you so very much.. Everyday is such a struggle for me..I got a letter from the lawyer today and what was in it got me so upset. I feel like you know what it is but I can't let anyone know nothing about it. It's just so very hard when you are not to talk about the case with no one till it's all over with....I love you Mandy!!!! I'm going to go for know and visit with Auntie Lisa... Always and Forever Mom....

Jun 10 2001, 07:28:51 AM -- By: carol , From: sulphur rock , email: rj1419@peoplepc.com
wazzzzzzzz uuuuuppppp???????? i miss you mandy.. i sit here and read your mom and aunty lisa and all i can do is cry i can't help them and i want to so bad. but the good lord willing your mom will pull out a little more each day, in her way. we miss you but will see you soon. love from carol.

Jun 08 2001, 08:13:26 PM -- By: Greg Jamison , From: Cave City, Arkansas , email: gjam27@indco.net
Hello Amanda,
I was so happy to see this page for you. I don't know if anyone understands how much the things we talked about meant to me. The letter you wrote to me, I still have it. I have read it too many times to count and everytime all I can think is how big of a heart you have, and how sweet you truly were to me when I needed it the most. A mysterious thing happened to the letter. One page got wet and all the ink on the paper smeared and streaked off. But the words u wrote were untouched. All the lines gone, but the ink was perfect. I discovered this after your accident the first time I hunted it up to read it when I was upset. I was shocked, felt almost like I was meant to keep that letter since it truly came from your heart, and that is something we both shared alot of together. It was the basis of alot of our talks. Thank You. Sometimes we get caught up in life's routines and forget to take time to realize who the special people around us truly are, and for that my dear friend I apologize. I assumed there was more time for us to be friends after things settled down (only you know what I mean). I know your in a better place now, and I'm sure you love it. I miss you amanda, I miss you making me laugh. I also miss making you laugh when we pick on Joan. You will always be in my heart.

Jun 08 2001, 08:03:55 PM -- By: Greg Jamison , From: Cave City, Arkansas , email: gjam27@indco.net
Hello Amanda,
I was so happy to see this page for you. I don't know if anyone understands how much the things we talked about meant to me. The letter you wrote to me, I still have it. I have read it too many times to count and everytime all I can think is how big of a heart you have, and how sweet you truly were to me when I needed it the most. A mysterious thing happened to the letter. One page got wet and all the ink on the paper smeared and streaked off. But the words u wrote were untouched. All the lines gone, but the ink was perfect. I discovered this after your accident the first time I hunted it up to read it when I was upset. I was shocked, felt almost like I was meant to keep that letter since it truly came from your heart, and that is something we both shared alot of together. It was the basis of alot of our talks. Thank You. Sometimes we get caught up in life's routines and forget to take time to realize who the special people around us truly are, and for that my dear friend I apologize. I assumed there was more time for us to be friends after things settled down (only you know what I mean). I know your in a better place now, and I'm sure you love it. I miss you amanda, I miss you making me laugh. I also miss making you laugh when we pick on Joan. You will always be in my heart.

Jun 08 2001, 11:46:24 AM -- By: jerry webb , From: mt. pleasant , email: izarco2002@yahoo.com
Amanda was such a fun loving person. I remember when she first came on to work at White Rodgers that she was a little shy at first, but working with Joan and the others that couldn't last long. It wasn't very long until she was talking to everyone, always laughing it seems. I was deeply saddened by her passing. She brought a lot of joy to many people.

Jun 06 2001, 07:09:11 PM -- By: mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hello Sis, I'm here at Aunt Lisa's visiting. I thought I'd check my e-mails and your reflection page. I love and miss you so much everyday. I just doesn't seem possible that you are gone forever. This time last year we were having such a great time. I know we had some difficult times but we loved you so much.... Everyone misses you to Man...Saturday is Ray's b-day. It just won't be the same without you there...I'm making your favorite Strawberry cake. I'll eat a piece for you.. Dad has to leave for a couple weeks for drill. Nothing will be the same.. Last year at this time I could always wait on you to come home and then we could talk, even though I had to get up early and go to work.. I'm so glad that I did find time for you even though I was tired. I love you Man!!! I've got to call and check on Randall. He is still at Aunt Diana's... I'm going to go for now. You are always with me.. I miss you so very badly. I love you!!!! Always and Forever Mom....

Jun 06 2001, 03:55:56 AM -- By: Rena Lee , From: China , email: lesia1121@sina.com
What a lovely girl! I am sorry for the lost of an energtic and clever girl like Amanda. Hope the Aldrich's family may get out from the sad emotion of the miss of their daughter early. I do think that she must feel peace and safety in the Heaven.

May 30 2001, 12:31:21 AM -- By: Aunt Lisa , From: hwy 87 Concord , email: lisamweldon@hotmail.com
Manda, Sitting here thinking of you and smoking my quota of cigarettes,as you would while typing on the internet.. Wish there was someway I could console your Mom, she is taking it so rough.. I remember the day you left us and I found out and came rushing home, that I thought to myself if I don't say it out loud, that you wouldn't be gone from us.. But no matter how silent I was or tried to be, it was really true, YOU WERE REALLY GONE!!! How sad that day was, There are no telling how many tears were shed that day,,, We try to be so brave for the BOYS, But it is so hard to pretend that we are doing OKKKK.. Because it is really not true.. The Worry-wart (or hypochondriac we were) that I am,like you, I have been sick every day since then.. I reallly have. I have sinusitis and Bronchitis now, trying to get my body back in order..I know you are having fun up in heaven and looking down on us and smiling at the stupid things we do in every day life.. Just remember to laugh with us, not at us.. I remember at times you and I would get so mad, I guess preturbed would be a better word at each other, because we were so much alike.. It was funny!!!..Amanda I am so glad the Lord blessed me with you in my life,even for a short 19 years, Because I deeply loved you and was so glad you were making a good example of your life, instead of just getting married and having kids like myself. I was so proud of you being so independent,, LOVE TO YOU ALWAYS, AUNTIE... HUGS AND KISSES

May 27 2001, 03:04:52 AM -- By: mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hi Man.. I was checking my e-mail and I thought I would write to you before I go to bed. I know its late but I couldn't sleep. I had a hard time trying to sleep last night to. I kept thinking of you. It's so hard being here without you. Everytime we were in Louisiana you were always here to. I love you and miss you so very much. I feel like you are with me everyday.. I would give anything to see and hug you so very tight. I feel like we will see each other one day. I have been having alot of trouble after I get home from work. I just don't feel like doing anything. I do what has to be done and thats about it. Thats why I'm glad Randall will be spending some of the summer here with the Pueblos. I will miss him so much also. Maybe I will pull out of this depression. Things that use to mean something to me doesn't anymore. The little things that make people in general mad doesn't mean nothing... But losing a beautiful daughter like you is the worst thing possible... I don't know how anything else could be so very painful!!! Tell Grandpa Beaver and Grandpa Aldrich we say hello. Also I bet you get to see Ethel and Pappy... It's been so long since I have seen them. It's so unreal that you are up there with all of them... I guess you know that Brendas mom passed away a few weeks ago. She took it very bad... Also I bet you are proud to see your friend Gene there to... I'm sorry for not consoling you very much when he died. I feel really guilty about that now that you are gone. I sometimes feel like noone knows how terrible I feel. I try to put on a good front, but when I get by myself I let it all out... Dad and me made Randalls rabbit a cage for outside before we left. I had to go to the after hours clinic and get a tenus shot in my arm because I cut my hand on a piece of rusty wire. When I was waiting my turn I remember the times I took you there when you were sick. It seems like everywhere I go there are so many memories of you. I am happy for all the wonderful memories of you. I do still feel very guilty about alot of stuff that went on between us as you were growing up.... But as a parent you try to do the best that you can.. But I know that deep down you knew how much I loved you... I would have given up my life to let you grow old and get married one day and have children.. I feel like I have lived a fairly long life. It doesn't seem fair for you to be gone at such a young age...I miss you Man so much...It's so hard to just gone on with life with you not here.. I can't believe that it's been 4 months.. Before I know it winter will be here and thats such a depressing time of year for me. It always as been... I feel like this memorial page is the only way I can express how I feel. I know it helps me, just knowing you hear my every word.. Well I'm laid off next week, I don't what I'll do with Randall gone and your Dads working.. But I know I'll make out alright. Well sweetie I guess I better go to bed. It's almost 2:00 a.m. I love you and miss you so much Man!!! Always and Forever Mom

May 26 2001, 03:17:03 PM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hi Sis. It's Mom. I'm up here at Aunt Di and Uncle Ronalds. We stopped by the cementary to see you and to put up another flower for you before we left. We miss and love you so much. Randall got out of school Wednesday, so he's spending some time here with all of them like usual. I know he needs the time with someone this summer because it would be so hard for him at home this summer without you there. Danielle and Ricky went camping so we will probably see her Monday before we leave. I just want you to know we never forget you. You are always on our minds and with us always.. I will write more later. I love you so much Man.... Always and Forever Mom....

May 25 2001, 07:13:00 PM -- By: Diana Pueblo , From: Shreveport, La. , email: airronex@bellsouth.net
Hi! Mandy, I haven't written in awhile, but knoe that we love and miss you everyday. I'm not very good at writing what I feel. You were always the one that could express yourself in words or writing. Your Mom and Dad and Randall are coming tonight, they will be in around eleven, I'll probably take a nap since I had to be at work at three o'clock this morning. I wish you could be here with us to share your thoughts about heaven. I love you very much and ccan't waait to see you. Love Aunt Di.

May 22 2001, 12:31:24 AM -- By: Aunt Lisa , From: Hwy 87 Concord , email: lisamweldon@hotmail.com
Hi Manda, Sure miss you and love you.????.. Went to a Compassionate friend meeting again with your Mom a couple of weeks ago and had a good time.. We laughed and talked about how much we missed you.. I read Roses in December and it was very shocking even to me.. That someone could go thru that much pain and still survive.. Just missing you so much tonight.. Thought I would say HI and WAZZZZZUUUUUUP?? Love Auntie

May 18 2001, 02:44:19 PM -- By: Mary
Amanda-
Hey! I just wanted to tell you I got a job as a counselor at a Girl Scout camp this summer. I just knew summer wouldn't be the same without you, so this way I don't have to be here for all of it.
I love you!

May 12 2001, 09:25:10 PM -- By: Aunt Lisa , From: Hwy 87 Concord , email: lisamweldon@hotmail.com
Hi, Manda,,,, Long Time, no hear. All these great things I keep hearing about you, makes me wonder what's wrong with me?????? Where is my sign from you?? I sure could use one about now??? I keep hearing these indescribable stories and dreams about how happy you are now that you are at Peace with Jesus. and for some reason, I havent' seen any signs.. Please show me at least one.. I Love you So Much Auntie...

May 07 2001, 01:24:05 PM -- By: Danielle , From: Louisiana , email: Smileychic37@hotmail.com
Mandy
Hey girl! I miss you so much. Sorry it has been so long since I have written to you. Easter was so hard without you here with everyone. It made me think about a lot of things. Every time I turned around I wanted to start crying because you weren't here. Your jokes and laughter were missing. I missed having you going out to party with me and Ricky. I missed us staying up until 3 or 4 o'clock in the morning just catching up on everything that has been going on in our lives. It is not the same without you, and I know it never will be. I can't believe that it has been almost four months. I am still having a hard time with all of this, but I do my best to keep myself together. I try to do what I know you would want us all to do. But it is so hard. I love you so much. Do you remember your favorite picture of us-the one you used at your graduation? I put that one on my shelf in my room, so I could look at it everyday. Please watch over me and help me deal with this and everything in my life. I know you are in a better place, but I still wish you were here with me. But I know God knows best. I am so glad that you came down for Thanksgiving and we were able to come up there for Christmas. I will treasure those two holidays forever. I remember the last night we were there at Christmas. You and I were bored so we played Life. We laughed so much. We talked about our future plans. I will never forget that. I love and miss you so much!!!!! Smile down on all of us when we need someone to pick us up when we are down.

May 06 2001, 10:25:02 AM -- By: carol , From: sulphur Rock, AR , email: rj1419@peoplepc.com
HI MANDY,WAZZZZZ UPPPPP, I KNOW YOU KNOW HOW WE MISS YOU...I still don't know how to use this thing that much . But I can get here.. I have not talked to your mom lately but I think of them all with alot of love, I think they know that, I miss you with LOVE your friend ...CAROL.

May 05 2001, 10:05:03 PM -- By: mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hi Man!! I'm up here at Aunt Lisa's tonight. I miss you so much every day. It's so hard without you here. I love you Mandy. We have a meeting with the Compassionate Friends Tuesday night. Then Thursday night is Sulphur Rock's graduation. It's hard to believe that it's been one year since you graduated. Tera sent us a invitation to go with her pretty picture. I know if you were here you would be going. Dad and I are planning on going. It will be very hard, especially not seeing you there with many of your friends. Tera told me she was going to college at Conway. Also we got an invitation from Eric (Julias' son in Illinois). I don't believe we will go but we will send him something. It seems like life just keeps going on. I went by the cementary yesterday and talked to you. I feel like you do hear me. I really don't know what to do about you know who. I'm trying to do the right thing. I don't know if I will make the right choice. I had a dream about you a few days ago. You were still alive!! It was so real. The only thing I could think of was you would be really mad at me for what you would call me snooping through your things. I found something that meant alot to you and I feel like I should let it be known.. Because you were such a very special girl and everyone should know that... I LOVE YOU SO VERY MUCH MANDY!!! I can only hope if I do this you will not be angry with me. I just love you and miss you.. Dad and I still have alot of things to decide. I just wish this terrible nightmare never happened. I find myself lately being really upset with people in general.. They all go on with there lives and mine is so empty without you here. I was remembering the day I got Tera's invitation how this time last year we were so happy that you were graduating. Your life was just beginning!! You had such a bright future ahead.. I knew in a few years you would get married and give your Dad and me a grandchild. I couldn't wait for that. Now it will be several more years before your brother will get to do that. I can't help being angry about how your short life was taken to soon.. I feel like you are here around us in spirit. I take that feeling with me everyday. You will be proud to know we got an invitation to go to the awards banquet on May 15. Randall is getting some kind of an award. I'm proud of him. I know you are to!! It seems like he has improved some this last nine weeks. He's had a few bad days at school and I had to go and get him. I know he misses you so much. Lisa and Corey spent the night with us last night. Lisa and me went yard saleing. Can you beieve she spent $70.00?? We did find some really nice toys for Bryan. He is already nearly 5 months old. It doesn't seem possible. Neither does it seem possible you have been gone for almost 4 months.. I'm going to go for now... Always remember I LOVE YOU MAN... Always and Forever MOM......

May 03 2001, 08:49:47 PM -- By: Aunt Lisa , From: Hwy 87 Concord , email: lisamweldon@hotmail.com
Hi Manda, Of course I haven't forgotten you, I only took a break.. I miss you daily and you might not even know it. I feel in my heart you do know, what I see and feel daily. I talked to someone today about you and I still have feelings of self doubt that you are really gone. I still can't believe it. With this persons help, I have learned to deal with this daily not with regrets, but great memories of you. You were so full of life, I can't believe you are gone. Your Mom and I are going to spend the weekend together. Uncle Terry and your Dad will be busy working and going to drill. Your Mom and I will be having a slumber party of sorts with the boys at your house and mine..AND OF COURSE YARD SALES! Maybe I can get your Mom to relax a little and let loose. I hope. I visited your grave the other day and put a kinda welcome sign there with Mardi Gra necklaces from Aunt Di's and a butterfly. Thinking of you with only Butterfly kisses and hugs.. I will REMEMBER YOU ONLY WITH LOVE AND RESPECT IN MY HEART. YOU WERE SO MUCH LIKE ME, IT'S UNDESCRIBABLY. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER TO LET EVERYONE KNOW EXACTLY WHAT I FEEL AND THINK WITH THE REST OF MY LIFE LEFT ON THIS EARTH. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU FOREVER AND EVER. PLEASSSSE GIVE YOUR MOM A SIGN THAT SHE SHOULD NEVER FEEL GUILTY WITH ANY CHOICES SHE MADE WHILE YOU WERE ON THIS EARTH WITH US.. I KNOW SHE STILL FEELS LIKE SHE COULD HAVE DONE MORE FOR YOU AND SHOWED YOU MORE HOW MUCH SHE LOVED YOU, SOMEHOW.. LOVE YOU LOTS AUNTIE. TALK TO YOU REAL SOOOOOOOOON!!!!!!!!!11

Apr 30 2001, 08:38:12 PM -- By: margaret , From: Brisbane ,Australia , email: raymarg@one.net.au
My heart goes out to you and your family.I know only too well the pain you are all going through,I too lost a child ,my 18yo son, in a car accident,november 1999,he is the first thing i think of when i wake up and the last thing i think of when i go to sleep at night.It's been almost 18 months now and it dosen't get any easier.Everyone say's time heals or you'll get over it,I think not.bye for now,stay strong.

Apr 23 2001, 10:53:57 AM -- By: Elise van Platen , From: South Africa , email: elise@iafrica.com
To Amanda's family,

This memorial to an outstanding young lady is special. Thank you for sharing Amanda with us. It is sad that she was lost to the world at such a tender age.

With much love from Marcus' mom.
Marcus J van Platen (Nov 18 '82 - Nov 25 '96
Philip de Beer (Apr 13 '61 - Sept 24 '99)

Apr 21 2001, 03:14:26 PM -- By: Karyl , From: Pavo, GA , email: arlynsmom@cs.com
A beautiful memorial to a beautiful girl. I know how you feel; my daughter, Arlyn, also died. She was 18. It was over four years ago. The world ended that day.
Love and peace,
Karyl, mother of Arlyn

Apr 20 2001, 10:00:26 PM -- By: Courtnie , From: Branson, Missouri , email: HeavensLostAngeI@aol.com
Your page is beautiful...I've been to a million of these pages..because when I miss my mom, for some reason, it makes me feel a little better to read the stories of some of the people she's up in Heaven with...but it's still sad. I can't say that I know what you're going through, because I've never lost a child..but I know some of the pain you feel with losing someone so close. As long as we know they loved us, and we have the reassurance of seeing them again in Heaven, though, on lonely, sad, nights..sometimes it makes it a little better. Take care..and know your beautiful daughter is smiling down on you. My mom's page is under the last name..Hertz if you'd like to see it.

Sincerely, Courtnie

Apr 19 2001, 06:58:20 PM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hi, Man, Its Mom .. I"m so proud that your memorial page has been fixed. You would be really proud of it.. I would give anything to have you back.. I love you so much!!! We made it back from Aunt Diana's and Uncle Ronald's safely. It was good to be with all of them, but it wasn't the same without you!! You were in our thoughts every minute of the days we were there. I put the pretty purple cross up at the cementary on Monday. It looks really nice. I LOVE YOU SO SO MUCH!!! Always and Forever MOM....

Apr 19 2001, 01:07:49 AM -- By: Aunt Lisa , email: lisamweldon@hotmail.com
PS. They changed the words on your memorial.. Thanks

Apr 19 2001, 01:06:40 AM -- By: Aunt Lisa , From: Hwy 87 Concord , email: lisamweldon@hotmial.com
Hi Sweetie, It's good to know I finally have someone I LOVE to talk to, when I need too.. I SURE miss you and your SMILE. Everyone made it home fine from La. It's only 5 days till my Birthday and I really don't feel like celebrating it without you, but I guess you left me NO choice.. Just remember it's Danielle's Birthday(Well Yesterday) and also I love you soooooo Much.. Auntie

Apr 14 2001, 09:09:38 PM -- By: Grandma Weaver , From: Batesville, Arkansas , email: ......
Hi TWEET!!! Grandma loves you very much!! I know your here in spirit with all of us at Uncle Ronald's and Aunt Diana's. We've have had alot of fun, being here almost 3 days. I miss you so much, but you already know that, and you know I'm happy because you were a blessing to me, from baby up. I'll always see your smile, and your loving kindness to everyone. Hug Grandpa Beaver for me. He made my life richer by being with me, almost 21 years. I'm much more wiser and appreciative, and have much more forgiveness when I get hurt. Sometimes the sting of being hurt still tries to dominate me. Will write more again, when I go to Aunt Lisa's. LOVE GRANDMA WEAVER...

Apr 14 2001, 04:59:41 PM -- By: mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hello Sis. We are still at The Pueblos house. Aunt Diana is having a birthday party for Danielle and your Dad today. Danielle is having a peanut butter big cookie and Dad is having the usual chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. It is so sad and lonely here without you.. But remember we know your are with us in spirit. We would give anything to have you here with us. I LOVE YOU MAN.. Ricky and his parents are suppose to be coming over for Danielle's birthday.. I'm going to church with everyone tomorrow. But it's so hard because I"m still so very angry about everything.. I know you are suppose to forgive, but it's so so hard. I know you would want me to be forgiving because that's how you usually were... If I don't say anything tomorrow, you will be with me . HAPPY EASTER AMANDA!!! I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SO MUCH.... Always and Forever MOM.....

Apr 14 2001, 09:15:37 AM -- By: Aunt Lisa , From: Hwy 87 Concord , email: lisamweldon@hotmail.com
Manda, We know you are with us in spirit and song when Danielle sings Sunday for (Easter) for all of us at Church..at Shreveport! It's so amazing it has been almost 3 months, since you left us and in my heart I still can't believe it. Even though Grandma and Your Mom and Dad may not know I am with them always, in thoughts and motions, I am?? You know that of course, I think Grandma forgets how much I love and respect her. But you know I do and not a moment goes by that, I don't think of you and see your smiling face.. with me and beside me ALWAYS. I Am thinking of everyone at Aunt Di's today and wish I could be there with them, but it is not possible.. REMEMBER ALL THE OH AUNT LISA, I LOVE YOU'S, I WISH I COULD STILL HEAR TODAY FROM YOU AND IT WOULD BE SUCH A GRAND DAY.. LOVE YOU ALWAYS AUNTIE.....2001

Apr 13 2001, 10:43:16 PM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hello Man, I'm sitting here at Aunt Diana's looking through your memorial. I'm trying to find a poem to put in the White Rodgers newspaper for next month. I want to thank everyone for everything that they have done during our very trying time. I found a very pretty purple cross flower arrangement to put out there at the cementary. It will be probably Sunday or Monday before I get it down there. I miss you so much Man.... Danielle practiced a song for church today to sing on Easter Sunday. It was almost like old times today. Danielle would always sing and we would listen to her. I just wanted you to know I miss you and love you so very much!!!! Always and Forever Your Mom

Apr 13 2001, 11:36:00 AM -- By: Marcia Johnson , From: Red Oak ,Iowa , email: atlantasrose@heartland.net
What a lovely young girl she was! I did not know her but she was beutiful! May she be in the arms of the lord forever!

Apr 13 2001, 01:41:10 AM -- By: mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
HI Sis, I love and miss you so very much!!! We finally made it to Aunt Diana's and Uncle Ronald's. It's around 12:00 a.m. I wanted to say HI. Your friends Mary and Aaron came by last Thursday night. We had a very good visit. It really helps to see some of your friends. I'm fixin to go to bed. I'm so tired. Grandma says HI TWEET!! Daddy loves you and brother to. It's really so hard to come here with out you. Me and Grandma went by to see you today before we left. Remember how much I LOVE YOU!!! Always and Forever YOUR MOM!!!!

Apr 10 2001, 01:00:06 AM -- By: Aunt Lisa , From: Hwy 87 Concord AR. 72523 , email: lisamweldon@hotmail.com
Hi Manda, I'm here at Aunt Diana's and Uncle Ronald's For Early Easter. Sure wish you could have driven down with me. Miss you so much. I am driving back by myself Wednesday without Mr. Corey, he's going to stay here until your Mom and Dad and Grandma come back after Easter. It's the Passsover and I guess Danielle is going to sing at Church on Sunday for grandma and the others.. We will be with you in Spirit, but I guess that is all we can be??? We sure miss you and can't wait to see you!! Love Auntie Lisa

Apr 09 2001, 08:48:19 AM -- , email: rj1419@peoplepc.com
WAZZZZZZUPPPP!!! Hey girl it's me again.. I just got done with the whole site your mom and dad has for you. It is so nise, you will be pleased. we miss you!!! love to you.

Apr 08 2001, 09:40:29 AM -- By: Judy Chancellor , From: Yukon, Oklahoma USA , email: jchance413@aol.com
One of my favorite quotes reminds me of your beloved friendly Libra Mandy...."The only degree that matters is a degree in kindness" I am so sorry for this terrible loss, and feel we need to raise our driving age, nation wide.
Love Judy, mother of Andy Baltzell in Virtual Memorials too.

Apr 07 2001, 10:53:58 PM -- By: Annie , From: Canada , email: d2279@hotmail.com
So sorry

Apr 07 2001, 04:46:39 PM -- By: mary , From: batesville
Hey Amanda-
I just wanted to say hi. Aaron and I went to your parents house the other night. It was really hard for me, but in a way it also helped. I miss you so much and I just know that this summer won't be the same without you. I'll talk to you later!
-Love ya girl!

Apr 03 2001, 12:08:44 PM -- By: Danielle , From: Shreveport , email: smileychic37@hotmail.com
Mandy
Hey girl!! Sorry I haven't written you in a while, but realize that there is not a day that goes by that I don't think about you. Every time I turn around I see something that reminds me of you, and it is so hard to keep myself from crying. I miss and love you so much. I think one of the hardest things is that I don't get to go to your grave to talk to you. Ricky told me that one weekend when we had the money and both of us are able to go he would take me to Arkansas so I can see your grave. Your mom and dad, Randall, and Grandma are all planning to come down for Easter. I'm not sure if Aunt Lisa is coming, or anyone else. It is going to be hard not seeing you get out of the van with everyone else, not being able to spend Easter with us. I remember the last time you were here.Ricky took both of us downtown to see the fire works. You were so tickled about how long they lasted. I remember how you were complaining that Batesville's would never compare. Then we all went to Troy's to party, which I know you always loved to do. Well I will let you go because I gotta get ready for work. Miss and love you bunches!! Love ya always!

Apr 02 2001, 02:18:30 PM --
I had fun Friday night at the prom party, and I was talking to most of our summertime friends. We all miss you so much Amanda, I agree with your mom, I wish this was all just a big joke. We know you were looking down on us Friday night laughing at how silly we were being, because I knew you were just up in heaven having a better time than we could ever have down here. I can't believe that you're gone after all we went through. It's just so hard to go to town anymore, especially since it's started getting warm. It was hard to hang out with Aaron when he was in for Kyla's and Sulphur Rock's proms this past weekend. Well I love you and miss you so much.
-I Love You!!!!

Apr 02 2001, 01:48:45 AM -- By: me , From: batesville
hey girl..i miss you so alot and think of you all the time..i feel so bad cause i see your mom all the time and i don't ever know what to say to her..cause i know how hard it is on her.friday night was sulpher rocks prom and that night i kept remembering us being there last year and laughing and having making fun of people..it was weird thinking that you wouldn't be there to see everyone all dressed up and getting ready to go out but i know that you were watching all of them and laughing at how most of them during the dance..well girl i miss you and i still regret that i never told you that i really loved you and had alot of fun when we hung out this past fall..watch over us all and just remember that we all miss you and love you

Apr 01 2001, 05:14:20 PM -- By: mom , From: SulphurRock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean-1959@hotmail.com
Mandy, I just remembered that today is APRIL FOOL'S DAY!!! How I wish all of this was a big joke! But it is reality... I love you so so much!!! Always and Forever MOM

Apr 01 2001, 04:24:18 PM -- By: MOM , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
hello sis, I love you so much and miss you!!! Corey says whatssup!!! We came up here to Aunt Lisa's to pick up Randall. He spent the night here. I have had a very hard time today. We stopped by your favorite place (Taco Bell) to grab a quick bite earlier. There was a family there that reminded me of all of us a few years back. It upset me so much because you will never be here to eat out with us ever again. We are planning a trip to Aunt Di's house. It will be so hard to go and be there without you!! Every time Danielle comes in I will be expecting you to come through the door with Danielle and Ricky!! Always know how much I miss you!!! They still haven't been able to put up your headstone yet. Hopefully soon. I LOVE YOU so much....Always and Forever Your MOM......

Apr 01 2001, 01:58:43 AM -- By: Aunt Lisa , From: Hwy 87 Concord , email: lisamweldon@hotmail.com
Hey Manda, Happy April Fool's!! I know you would playing pranks on everyone today.. Just thinking of you and missing you so much...Love to you Aunt Lisa Ps. Randall is staying up here with Corey again as usual. I know you would be here to, if it were possible.. Love Auntie

Apr 01 2001, 01:54:58 AM -- , email: rj1419@people pc.com
Hey girl it's me again just to say I miss seeing your BIG smile, And I want to say wuzzzzzzzzzzzzzuuupppppppppp? Or how ever you do that.. love to you girl.

Mar 31 2001, 10:52:11 AM -- By: Doreen Lanteigne , From: Schwenksville Pa. , email: spicnspan4@aol.com
to the family of Mandy.......my heart goes out to you......we have alot in common i too have recently lost my daaghter Danielle Lanteigne who also has a page .....she was killed in aa one caar accident on Jan 9th 2001 we put her to rest on her 18th b-day Jan 15 2001 we decided as a family the day the lord gave her to us is the day that we would send her home.......she too touched many lives and now she is our presious angel.....mabey her and mandee are friends now they are watching over us all......my thoughts and praers are with you

Mar 29 2001, 09:32:17 AM -- By: Aunt lisa , From: Hwy 87 Concord , email: lisamweldon@hotmail.com
Manda, I forgot, you can pick up Ginger 1 and 2 on your way and they can help you romp thru the field of Sunflowers.... Love you Sooooo....... Auntie

Mar 29 2001, 08:54:10 AM -- By: Aunt Lisa , From: Hwy 87 Concord , email: lisamweldon@hotmail.com
Hi Sweetheart, It's been awhile since I have written to you but I had to help myself, get my stuff together. I really didn't know which end was up. This has shocked and surprised me more than I ever dreamed of. I still don't know how to act or what to do?? It seems even though we always weren't together. Somehow you were always close at heart and were with me just like you are now. What I wouldn't give for a hug and a (OH, Aunt Lisa) from you ???? I will never forget the jokes and b----sss-- we did the night before you left us. Terry and I still laugh about it. You were always so crazy Girl!!!!!! If not for you, sharing life with me, I would never have learned that each day we need to make the fullest and the best we can and to always smile, smile, smile... I can just picture you in a Big, Big field of Sunflowers and you romping through them, because allergies or nothing else deterred you from having all the fun you could stand. Smile sweetly down on us and shower us with your hugs and kisses. Save a Nice spot for me , of course only next to the Sunflower Fields...Auntie

Mar 28 2001, 01:51:51 PM -- By: Tiffany Winkles , From: Sulphur Rock , email: centerofattention@go.com
Mandy I know we weren't the closest of friends but not a day goes by that I don't miss you or think about the smile you brought to me and the good times we had~!

Love you girl, Tiffany

Mar 25 2001, 05:11:43 PM -- By: carol , email: rj1419@peoplepc.com
Hi mandy it has been a few days but I want to say HI I miss alot. I think your mom and dad have done a very good site for you. I miss your mom to. I never get to see her any more, But some times I get to talk to her, I will tell you I know how much you are missed. We love you Girl!!!!

Mar 24 2001, 05:40:28 PM --
Hey Amanda! I love you and miss you bunches!!!

Mar 23 2001, 11:08:35 PM -- By: Julias Pueblo , From: Scott Air Force Base Illinios , email: hogwld65@yahoo.com
Hey girl, just a note to say that you are constantly on my mind. Your mom and dad and all your aunts and uncles realy miss you bunches. Look after Grampa for me and tell him he needs to keep his teeth in :) We miss you a lot....
Julias and family

Mar 23 2001, 03:34:51 PM -- By: Doris , From: Indiana , email: cdma@kiva.net
http://www.kiva.net/~cdma
Beautiful site, I just lost my son Andrew who was 4... My heart is breaking.. I miss him so much

Mar 22 2001, 09:38:22 PM -- By: Nikki Weldon , From: Tumblig Shoals , email: Nikkig2005@hotmail.com
Hey Mandy! I miss you so much I think about you everyday. It's been hard but I'm getting there slowly. I remember I was at a ball game and Austin told me you were in a car wreck and you might die. At that point I didn't know you died until I got home. Thats when my mom told me the whole thing. I was so in shock. I miss and think of you everyday and I always will. Love always, Nikki Weldon


P.S. Sorry I didn't write anything last time.

Mar 21 2001, 07:54:04 PM -- By: MOM , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hello Mandy, This is MOM just telling you how much I love and miss you. I've had a pretty good day. I made it through the day without crying. But the day is not over yet. I just want you to know I don't never forget about you. We came up to Aunt Lisa's to let Randall spend the night with her. He is still on spring break. He spent last night with his good friend Jerrod. It's not easy for him to stay at the house all day by hisself. He misses you so very much sis... I talked to Aunt Di the other day. She was checking to see if we are doing o.k. She knows how much we miss you. Please know that I LOVE YOU SO MUCH and that I'll never forget you... ALWAYS and FOREVER MOM.....

Mar 20 2001, 03:53:06 PM -- By: Me , From: Batesville.
Hey Amanda. Well, summer's getting closer everyday and I can't help but wonder what it'll be like without you. Everyone misses you so much we wonder if the pain will ever go away. I know it won't. I love you.

Mar 19 2001, 11:18:20 AM -- By: Mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hi sweetheart. Randall and mom are at the library today. I wanted to look at your memorial page. It's been a few days since I wrote to you. Randall is on spring break so I decided to take a couple of days off to be with him. It's his first time alone since you have left us. I finally had your curio cabinet delivered. I've started putting some of your things in there on Saturday. But I finally had to quit because the memories of you are so strong. I miss you so much Mandy. Just always remember that. We went out to the cementary yesterday to fix some of your flowers. I will be glad when they can put up your headstone with your picture on it. But it's to wet out there. Well I am going to close for now sis. Ilove you so much. Always and Forever your MOM...

Mar 15 2001, 12:35:25 AM -- By: Len Rebelo , From: Sunnyvale, California , email: lrebelo@prodigy.net
I am sorry about your loss. God only takes the best! My sister Annie was also killed by a head on collision in San Jose, CA on Feb. 20th 1998. I feel your pain and pray to God everyday that he helps mend our hearts and strengthen our souls. God bless your family. Mandy is now an Angel and is watching over you. The love she feels for you is still very real, she is just in a different place now.

Mar 13 2001, 01:03:43 AM -- By: crystal smart , From: batesville arkansas , email: ladygrasshopper_69@excite.com
hey mandi!
well Things are still rough. It just not seem real! Everytime me and Brandon go to Wal-Mart i just look for you so he can buy some shells. You were always there when we need you. I was in the gym for the first time tonight since the funeral. It was really hard to stay. I went by you grave and fixed come flowers the wind had blew over. The flowers are still beautiful just like you. I will never forget all the good times we had in the gym. i read the fond farewell you wrote me before we graduated i will never forget those nights in town and at the rodeos we had some great times. Always judging the wrangler butts. i really miss you. remember I will always lylas.

Mar 11 2001, 09:49:45 PM -- By: Aunt Lisa , From: Concord, Ark , email: lisamweldon@hotmail.com
Mandy. why am I so angry??? I can not stand it.. It seems like the system is out to help everyone else, but not the honest people in the world>> I don't see your Mom and Dad chipper about all this happening???.. The best thing in my heart right now is you understanding where I am coming from?? I love you so much it's unbelievable, even to me?? You know where I have been? Please help me to understand my angriness towards others, (them saying things I don't quite believe in)??? I know one day I will feel peace in my heart. But not yet?? It's like losing my Corey, I would be so angry, It would be undescribable. Please Lord, Wash some peace and forgiveness over me??? Auntie Lisa

Mar 10 2001, 08:59:23 AM -- By: Mom , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
hello Mandy!! this is mom. I love you so very much and miss you so much. I went by your grave yesterday morning on my way to work, just to talk to you. I've had a very hard time this past week. Especially after I get off work in the afternoon. Aunt Lisa, Randall, Corey, and Me are going to Little Rock today so we can find a curio cabinet for all of your stuff that I want to keep. I love you!! Don't ever forget that. Dad had to go to drill today. It's his first time back since you had to leave us. I will write you more next time. Always and Forever your MOM....

Mar 09 2001, 09:38:02 PM -- By: Lisa Jackson , From: Clear Lake City, Texas
What a beautiful memorial you have written for your Amanda. Please know that my thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family. God Bless... Lisa Jackson, Aunt to Augustus Alderman here in VM also.

Mar 09 2001, 06:08:24 PM -- By: you know who , From: batesville
Hey what's up? I miss you and love you very much. I went to your grave yesterday. I guess you and Josh are up there together now. Tell him to bury you in the sand like he did me this summer. I love you!

Mar 09 2001, 01:07:54 AM -- By: me , From: batesville
amanda-
hey girl...we sure do miss you down here..it's not the same
without you being around and town won't be the same without
you there...i sure do miss those days when we were little and used to play ball together...watch out for us okay girl..we love you

Mar 08 2001, 09:46:17 PM -- By: Heero Yuy , From: Louisiana , email: prince_vegita@hotmail.com
O Captain my Captain

O Captain! My Captain! our fear full trip is done
the ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won;
The port is near, the bells I heard, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring:
but O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my captain lays,
Fallen cold and dead.

O Captain! My Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up--for you the flag is flung--for you the bugle trills;
For you bouquets and ribbion'd wreaths--for you the shores a-crowding;
For you they call, the swaying mass, there eager faces turning;
Here Captain! Dear Father!
This arm beneath your head;
It is some dream that on the deck;
You've fallen cold and dead.

My captain does not answer, his lips are cold and pale;
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse or will;
The ship is anchor'd safe and sound, its voyage closed and done;
From fearful trip, the victor ship, comes in with object won;
Exult, O shores, and ring O bells!
But I, with mournful tread;
Walks the deck my captain lies;
Fallen cold and dead.

Mar 08 2001, 09:43:31 PM -- By: Heero Yuy , From: Louisiana , email: prince_vegita26@hotmail.com
Hey Mandi! How are you doing. I hope you are haveing a wonderful time. We all miss you and i'm fixxing to have to go to bed so i'm going to have to end this Good Night Mandi.

Mar 07 2001, 07:21:22 PM -- By: Martha , From: Tx , email: MSiddian@aol.com
Mandy is a beautiful young lady. I am so very sorry for her loss. Nothing compares to the loss of a child, and no one can understand your pain until they too have experienced that loss... My thoughts and prayers are with you... Your tribute to her is beautiful, and I know she would be very proud...Martha, mom to Kevin Bowles also in Virtual Memorials

Mar 06 2001, 08:05:36 PM -- By: Aunt Lisa , From: Hwy 87 Concord, ark. , email: lisamweldon@hotmail.com
Hi Manda, Just wanted to let you know how your Mom and Dad are doing. They are doing pretty good under the circumstances.. They love and miss you so much everyday. I don't think more than me.. I never will forget the night you came over and told me how nice I looked, while I was napping on the couch.. That really made my day!!.. As usual, I try to give everybody a rough time or a ----- of a time every day especially when I know you would do the same. Of course, only in a caring and teasing attitude.. Love you Lots Auntie

Mar 06 2001, 02:03:53 PM -- By: Danielle , From: Shreveport , email: smileychic37@hotmail.com
Mandy
Hey girl!! Waazzuupp? I was thinking about you so I figured I would write to you since I haven't gotten a chance in a while. Ricky and I are doing wonderful. We went to Dallas for my Mardi Gras holidays. We had a lot of fun and we spent a lot of money. You know me-I can't go anywhere with our buying something. I hope you and Beaver are having the time of your life! I hope both of you are watching down on me every step of every day!!! I miss and love you both bunches!!! Well I gotta jet like a plane cause I gotta go to work. C-ya later Allie Gater!! Stay sweet and stay smiling like you always did here. Love you-Danielle

Mar 03 2001, 02:37:34 PM -- By: me , From: sulphur rock , email: rj1419@peoplepc.com
wazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz uppppppppppppp~~~~~~~~

Mar 03 2001, 02:31:22 PM --
Dear LORD I lost a frend the other day. Please keep her in your loving arms. Please dear lord help her family understand that GOD has a plan for every one. Please dear Lord help Rhonda to understand that she does not have to walk this alone. Please show her that there is alot of STRENGTH IN THE LORD . This is not to rush your grief, That is something that can not be done. For I for one do not know that I could have done as well as you have on the out side. I know yopu hurt dear FREIND so you know you can call any time LOTS OF LOVE TO YOU .

Mar 01 2001, 12:22:29 PM -- By: Mary
Amanda-
Hey! I just wanted to say that I miss you. It's getting closer to summer everyday. It won't be the smae without you though. Aaron's coming in on the 29th of this month. I know he really misses you too.
I love you!!!
Mary

Mar 01 2001, 11:14:03 AM -- By: Jessica Coe
Hey Mandy,
School just isn't the same with out you here. The other day me and Tiffany took a road trip and ended up on the road that you had your accident on. Just driving on the road that you died on, sent chills up my spine. I just don't believe that you are gone. I went through all my photos the other day and I saw the one of me and you in the lab. That was a good photo of us. I also came across the copies of the ones we took in town. When all the girls were sitting on the cable across from the car wash in town. That was a fun night. I just wanted to say, that I love you and you will always be my friend. Watch out for me up there.
Love ya
Jessica :)

Feb 27 2001, 02:46:32 PM -- By: carol , From: sulphur rock , email: rj1419@peoplepc.com
iT'S ME AGAIN MAN, maybe I will see your mom today Jared has to pick up Beth, we have to use my car. We all miss you very much. I will send more thoughts later. Love you Friend ...Carol...

Feb 26 2001, 09:40:02 PM -- By: Corey Fitzpatrick , From: Concord AR , email: dukenukem@apexmail.com
Hey mandy. It's my first time writing you. It to me awhile to muster up the courage to do so. I keep thinkin in my mind when no one is around. What are they doing? Is their clock up? Are they alright? Are they dead....... That's what i do think when i'm alone. I think about you at school all the time. And that same exact period when they called me to the office and saw your dad......I could tell by the look in his eyes that something was wrong. At first he told me to sit down and he wanted to tell me somethin. At first i was like o no my mom or terry. But not you! It just crushed my soul like a concrete brick falling 100 feet then landin square on my heart. But i had to be strong becuase that's what you would have wanted. I was the last one to communicate to you and that makes me unique and will be with to my end. I just hope your having fun in heaven with God Grandpa Bill, Grandpa Beaver and well all the nice people up there. :) But it is hard without you. My mom needs my support and i know that. The whole family does. That's why i have to be strong. I still remember what you told be right before you dropped me off for school. Don't care what other people think as long as you like yourself. That moral will always be with all the other virtues i believe in. MANDY I JUST MISS YOU SOOOO MUCH! I'LL NEVER BE ABLE TO SEE YOU AGAIN TILL I DIE. But lo I must move on with god in my heart and the memories of you. I remember al the times you woudl call or i would call you and we would say WWWWAAAAAZZZZZZZZZZUUUUUUUUPPP! As loud as we could. Oh the memories of your smile of your tomboyness and ...... Your love for me. I know you never really expressed it but i know it was in your heart. And i end this first message by doing what i do pretty good WWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUP!!!!! ~LoVe~ ¤§Corey§¤

Feb 26 2001, 09:20:45 PM -- By: Aunt Lisa , From: Concord, Ark. , email: lisamweldon@hotmail.com
Manda,
Sure think about you daily??? I'm trying to live my life like you would like me too, laughing and being kind to everyone I meet, but it is so hard without you by my side.. I could never tell you how much I loved you and was proud of you because There wasn't enough time, but I hope you know that by now. You were so much like me, it was scary, especially the attitude. You told it like it was and if people didn't like it, it was too bad.. I love and miss you terribly.. No one knows the pain I have inside..and no one can fix it, but me and the lord.. But I don't want to go to heaven wondering when you ask me Aunt Lisa, What did you do with your life?? I want you to know that I did enjoy life and still loved and missed you!!!! and of course, no one can ever forget your sweet face!!!!Till then, Auntie

Feb 24 2001, 03:45:45 PM -- By: carol weaver , From: sulphur rock , email: rj1419@peoplepc.com
OK Mandy I am a old woman I don't know what is hip... So here is the WAZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ UP!!!!!. lOVE TO YOU.. I Miss you too. Love to you And your family. By the way your mom has JOE looking out for you. And she will explain if she wants to.

Feb 24 2001, 03:18:58 PM -- By: CAROL WEAVER , From: SULPHUR ROCK , email: RJ1419@PEOPLEPC.COM
THIS WAS GAVE TO ME TO GIVE TO RHONDA, I WILL TRY TO GET ALL OF MY SPELLING RIGHT THIS TIME. I DON'T TAKE MY TIME. SORRY FOR THAT. WILL DO MY BEST . LOVE TO YOU MANDY YOU KNOW HOW MUCH YOU ARE MISSED. YOU ARE SURE TO BE THE BEST ANGEL.MY LOVE GOES OUT TO ALL OF YOUR FAMILY. A MILLION TIMES IVE THOUGHT OF YOU A MILLION TIMES I CRIED IF LOVE COULD SAVE 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 OTHER ONE COULD FILL IT BROKE MY HEART TO LOSE YOU BUT YOU DIDNT GO ALONE FOR PART OF ME WENT WITH YOU THE DAY GOD TOOK YOU HOME I MISS YOU SO MUCH . THIS WAS A FRIEND OF MINE THAT HAS TWO GIRLS OF HER OWN. SHE JUST WANTED TO SHARE IT WITH YOU RHONDA.

Feb 24 2001, 03:16:21 PM -- By: CAROL WEAVER , From: SULPHUR ROCK , email: RJ1419@PEOPLEPC.COM
THIS WAS GAVE TO ME TO GIVE TO RHONDA, I WILL TRY TO GET ALL OF MY SPELLING RIGHT THIS TIME. I DON'T TAKE MY TIME. SORRY FOR THAT. WILL DO MY BEST . LOVE TO YOU MANDY YOU KNOW HOW MUCH YOU ARE MISSED. YOU ARE SURE TO BE THE BEST ANGEL.MY LOVE GOES OUT TO ALL OF YOUR FAMILY. A MILLION TIMES IVE THOUGHT OF YOU A MILLION TIMES I CRIED IF LOVE COULD SAVE 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 OTHER ONE COULD FILL IT BROKE MY HEART TO LOSE YOU BUT YOU DIDNT GO ALONE FOR PART OF ME WENT WITH YOU THE DAY GOD TOOK YOU HOME I MISS YOU SO MUCH . THIS WAS A FRIEND OF MINE THAT HAS TWO GIRLS OF HER OWN. SHE JUST WANTED TO SHARE IT WITH YOU RHONDA.

Feb 24 2001, 02:25:02 PM -- By: CAROL WEAVER , From: SULPHUR ROCK. , email: RJ14192@peoplepc.com
I SURE MISS THE SMILE. I MISS THE WHATSSS UUPP. IMISS THE BIG SMILE. THE PRETTY EYES, AND SO MUCH MORE. BUT I KNOW WHERE SHE IS AND I KNOW THAT SHE IS HAPPY, AND REALLY SMILING BIG. GOD WILL USE HER FOR SURE. JUST THINK YOU KNOW YOUR VERY OWN ANGLE. LOVE TO YOU CAROL

Feb 24 2001, 02:25:11 AM -- By: mom , From: sulphur rock, arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
Hi Man! I was going through the birthday cards tonight so I could send Jonathan one for his birthday on Tuesday. It took a long time but I sent him one of a cat like Dawson. I miss you so much sis. I stayed home with Dad today. I know you know he's having a rough time this week. I love you so much. We never let a day go by without thinking so much of you!! I will write you later. It is almost 1:30 in the morning. Your dad had me up at 5:00 this morning to talk. I'm going to bed. Always remember we will never forget you!! You are always in our hearts!! Always and forever love your mom.

Feb 22 2001, 12:33:17 PM -- By: Tera Lea Grady , From: Sulphur Rock, Arknasas , email: teralea@hotmail.com
Amanda~

The other day as I was reading my poems for English I
stumbled upon this poem. It is so pretty.The name of the
poem is "She Walks In Beauty." When I read this poem, it
made me think of you. Here it is,

"She Walks In Beauty"

She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o'er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
How pure, how dear the dwelling place.

And on that cheek, and o'er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!

I love this poem. It is kind of hard to follow at first,
but it is so pretty. In English we had to make a page with
our picture on it and write a poem on there that we thought
fit us or had special meaning to us. I chose this one and
I thought I would share it with you. I love you!!!

Love,
Tera

Feb 22 2001, 11:40:29 AM -- By: Erin Jones , From: Batesville , email: Jonesgirl18@hotmail.com
Hey Manada!I hope you are having a good time up there. We sure do miss you down here!

Feb 21 2001, 08:56:38 PM -- By: Danielle Pueblo , From: Shreveport , email: smileychic37@hotmail.com
Mandy-I miss you so much...
Love ya bunches always
Danielle

Feb 19 2001, 06:39:37 PM -- By: Crystal Smart , From: Batesville Arkansas , email: ladygrasshopper_69@excite.com
Amanda,
I am still in shock. It really hit me the other night when I was sitting in town and you were not there. It is just not the same. I really miss you. All the great times we had together. Always staying at Rhonda's house. Having our girl talks and then some.Staying up all hours of the night talking about who we liked and who we didn't like. I will never forget you and all the great memories. We had some great ones. Please watch over us everyday and guide us so we will all see you again. I love and miss you very much.
P.S. WE will always be BEST FRIENDS FOREVER!!
WILDCATS #1

Feb 17 2001, 11:02:06 PM -- By: mom , From: sulphurrock,arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
hi man, I love you so much and miss you. Theres not an hour that goes by that I don't think of you!!! Me and Grandma went out today and fixed up your grave. I really don't like the big hump of dirt over you, so I took Grandpa Beavers rake out there and did a little work. We put more plastic over the muddy dirt and repositioned some of your beautiful flowers back over you. Grandma also brought you a pretty pink angel to put with your heart shaped spray from your friends at White Rodgers. You would be proud of me. I finally went back to work this Wednesday. Everyone was glad to see me. I know it helps me to be back around my friends again. Joan came by and talked to me. She took it really hard when she found out. Dad, Randall, Grandma, Aunt Lisa and me went to the Compassionate Friend meeting on Tuesday night. I know these meetings will help us. We met some really wonderful people there. They know what we are going through. But it is so so hard without you here. I go to bed at night thinking of you and wake up wondering if it was all a bad dream. Always remember you was my special and wonderful daughter. I loved so very much even in the rough times!!! I'm sorry that I haven't wrote in a few days. I will always love you.. Tell Grandpa Beaver hello for me. Also your Grandpa Aldrich. Please watch over us all and try to help us in our everyday decisions. Love you so much!!!! Your mom always and forever. See ya one day!!!!

Feb 17 2001, 01:50:37 PM -- By: Paige Robinson , From: Batesville, AR , email: kpaiger@cei.net
Amanda,
I miss you tons. I remember where I was when I first heard and I was so shocked. I couldn't believe that you were gone. It always seemed like you were too full of life to ever leave the rest of us behind. I remember the day that I took you to meet your Dad in cash and how we used to sit up in my dorm room and just chat and all the fun Mary you and I had going to frat houses. I will never forget you. I wish we had longer together. Watch over us all.

Feb 17 2001, 01:00:56 PM -- By: Tiffany , From: Newark, Arkansas , email: tiffanymcdoniel@hotmail.com
Amanda- What can I say girl, I miss ya. I can remember playing at Uncle Beaver and Aunt Bev's house when we were younger and spending a lot of time working and goofing off at Wal-Mart. I will never forget the special times that we had together. You are a wonderful friend, Cuz! Take good care of Uncle Beaver and our good friend David. I love you and miss you! I know you are in a better place and I will see you someday.

Feb 16 2001, 05:18:24 PM -- By: David Montalbo , From: Concord, Arkansas , email: arkansahoopz20@yahoo.com
Amanda,
Hey!!! I really wish I could've known u b/c I've heard so many great things about u through some friendz of mine that were also your friends. It's kinda weird b/c they both said that talked 2 u just the nite b-4 your accident. Reading the Reflections page just made me cry and I will b praying 4 u and your family. I know that the girl in the accident feels absolutely terrible about what happened. I will b looking forward 2 meeting u 1 day up in heaven...David.

Feb 15 2001, 10:49:42 PM -- By: Mary , From: Batesville , email: marykelley18@hotmail.com
Hey girl, I just wanted to say I was sorry for all the arguments we had. We were still always best friends, and I know if I ever needed you, you would have been there and vice versa. I love you and I really miss hanging out with you in town. Remember the time we went all the way to Searcy just for the Nelly CD? Or how about in Jonesboro when Jacob called you Liz and me Suzanne? I love you and I know I'll see you again one day. I'm sorry.

Feb 15 2001, 01:48:36 PM -- By: Mrs. James , From: Batesville
Amanda
I miss you everytime I see a Star Wars movie clip! Mrs. James

Feb 15 2001, 01:46:48 PM -- By: Jessica , From: Batesville, AR , email: tigger_too70@hotmail.com
Hey Amanda,
You are greatly missed here. I was on a church retreat when I heard of your accident. I didn't want to believe it when I heard.
I guess you could say that I didn't take the news very well. That night everyone from town met at the volly ball courts and talked
about last summer when we would dance in the back of the trucks, prom party at charlie's and all of the wonderful memories that we had of you.
I was the one to call Charlie to tell him the news. He is doing good. We are all on good terms now. That was something that you wanted and
me and Heather talked at the funeral. I don't think that your death has hit Matt yet. Me and Mrs. James miss you in yearbook. We've been listening to the song that you would
always play by the Dixie Chicks. You were a great friend and I miss having you to talk to about all my problems. I've been hanging around with your cousin Tiffany McDonald alot
lately. She is really nice. Well, I hope to see you again in the future and I love you like my sister.
Love
Jessica :)

Feb 14 2001, 02:29:23 PM -- By: Aunt Lisa , From: Hwy 87 Concord , email: lisamweldon@hotmail.com
Dearest Amanda, Me and Grandma took your Mom and Dad and Randall to a Compassionate Friend meeting last night on Ronald's Birthday. Our first one, I think it was harder on me and Grandma. Your Dad did really good. He only cried once. Your Mom is still not able to talk about it much. But we are helping each other out. I thought they would never come to my house again after the accident but they are here alot. I'm so glad that they can come up, I have been in a head on crash before and was really lucky with Corey not being hurt. So it still scares me to death, driving 2 times a day to and from work. and Terry drives 2 times a day over the same road. He barely missed hitting a deer Yesterday. The meeting helped everyone alot.. Today is Valentines Day without you. and we miss you so very much. I hope you have a wonderful Valentines in heaven. I wish someday somehow you could give me a sign that you are in good hands.. I love you so much forever and ever. Auntie

Feb 12 2001, 09:35:54 PM -- By: Grandpa Coombs, Sandy , From: kalamazoo, MI , email: sandy7897@hotmail.com
Dear Mandy, Since hearing the terrible news the night of the 15th of January Grandpa and Sandy have been very very upset and still not over all of the sorrow that has been brought upon all your Family members. We are so sorry for not being there on a regular basis. Grandpa will feel this way for a long long time. We, nor no one else can explain this tragic accident - it's in Gods hands. We wish that we could have seen you play the many sports that you loved so much. We always heard so many good reports no matter what you did. We missed not being there. In closing, Amanda, we would like to say that we appreciated all the pictures of you and family members throughout your lifetime that your Mom and Dad had sent to us. We love you so much, bye for now. Grandpa and Sandy.

Feb 12 2001, 01:47:13 PM -- By: randall aldrich , From: sulphurrockschool , email: randall_aldrich@hotmail.com
hello i am at school i saw a fight on friday at school



by love you

Feb 11 2001, 03:28:14 PM -- By: Tera Lea Grady , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: teralea@hotmail.com
Amanda~

I could not believe the news that I got when I woke up on
January 15th. I first thought, "no, that is not possible."
Then it hit me that you were actually gone. I very much
regret our little fights. They seem so stupid now. We had
more good times than fights though. Do you remember the
time that we tried to put Star Wars music on your answering
machine?!:) I miss you very much! I absolutly love
talking to your dad about everything. He and your mom are
precious. They love you so much. I know in my heart that
you are in a better place now. Knowing that makes me feel
a whole lot better about all of this. I will never ever
forget you! I love you, girl!:)

Love,
Tera

Feb 11 2001, 03:32:24 AM -- By: Danielle Pueblo , From: Shreveport, La , email: smileychic37@hotmail.com
Mandy
Hey sweetheart!! It's me again. I just wanted you to know that I was thinking about you....like I do everyday. I miss and love you so much. Stay sweet as always. Danielle

Feb 10 2001, 11:04:12 AM -- By: Daddy , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas
mandy this is daddy. I Love You Very Much. Do something for me Tell my Big Sister that even though I didn't know her that I still love her. Please listen to your Nan-Nan and Paw-Paw Smith and Uncle Dale Smith to what they tell you. Because they will never steer you wrong. I want you and your Aunt Dot to be standing there when it's my time to go, waiting for me. I want to walk hand and hand with the both of you, through the beautiful garden. You will always be in my heart. I'm sorry for some of the decisions that I made when you were here, but I did the best that I knew how to do. Listen to your Grandpa Aldrich. I know that he is alot like me. But he means well. You will always be Daddy's little girl and my #30's ball player. I was always very proud of you. I could not of had a better daughter then you. I will always take care of mom and little brother. I promise you that. I know in my heart that there was nothing that you could have done to stop the wreck. But God must of had better plans for you. Daddy will take care of everything. I want you to help Daddy to make the right decisions the rest of my life. I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SO VERY MUCH!! LOVE ALWAYS YOUR DADDY....

Feb 09 2001, 11:58:11 PM -- By: mom , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
I love you Man. I just want you to know we miss you so much. I feel like writing to you and other families that it helps me deal with the loss of you. Always know that we will never forget you. Always and forever your mom...I love you!!!

Feb 09 2001, 02:41:46 PM -- By: kyle mathes , From: AR , email: kylebrou@hotmail.com
hi its kyle saying hi

Feb 07 2001, 01:14:03 PM -- By: mom , From: sulphurrock,arkansas , email: rhondajean_@hotmail.com
hi mandy. I just wanted to say I love you and miss you on a daily basis so much. I try to remember all the fun we had. I know you are in a better place, but it's so hard. Your friends have kept in contact with us. It means alot. Till we meet again. Ilove you. Always and forever MOM.

Feb 06 2001, 05:07:51 PM -- By: Aunt Diana , From: Shreveport La. , email: airronex@bellsouth.com
Ya Mandy, Keep them laughing, you were always such a joy to have around. I loved the way you could always share everything with us. Do you remember the no outlet on our street? Nobody could plug anything in. Will always remember you laughing and bring joy and laughter to just about everybody. Love you forever. Till we meet again. Aunt Di

Feb 05 2001, 07:13:59 PM -- By: Aunt Lisa , email: lisamweldon@hotmail.com
Yeah, Manda keep em laughing, but I would leave the dirty jokes silent just for us(for sure). Remember shine down on us when we need it and try to make us only remember the good things and never quit to loving one another. and make each one feel special.. Love Auntie

Feb 05 2001, 02:30:55 PM -- By: randall aldrich , From: sulphurrock , email: randall_aldrich@hotmail.com
hey sis i'm at school i can't talk long well by and
WAZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZUP?!


LOVE YOU

Feb 05 2001, 11:26:17 AM -- By: Danielle Pueblo , From: Shreveport, La , email: smileychic37@hotmail.com
Hey Mandy
Just wanted to let you know that there is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you. You are such a unique, special person and that will never be forgotten. I love and miss you so much. Keep all of those people laughin up there like you always did here. Stay sweet as always!
Love ya -Danielle

Feb 05 2001, 08:32:53 AM -- By: Julias Pueblo , From: Scott Air Force Base Illinios , email: Hogwld65@yahoo.com
You will always be loved and remembered.

Feb 03 2001, 07:52:49 PM -- By: mom , From: sulphurrock,ar. , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
hi sis. Just wanted to say how much I miss and love you. We go by and visit you every day. Till we meet again.. I love you so much. Love Mom.

Feb 03 2001, 01:33:53 PM -- By: randall (bubby) aldrich , From: sulphur rock, ar
Hey, sis wazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzup?! i'm just here to say
HELLO well i have to be going were going to searcy. BY


I LOVE YOU

Feb 02 2001, 09:43:02 PM -- By: Brenda Pueblo , From: Bossier City, LA , email: brenda.pueblo@barksdale.af.mil
Mandy, Things often time happen without reason. Death is one of these. Unfortunately, circumstances did not allow me to say goodbye to you properly. You were closer than you know to me. I know that you are in a better place now, and I envy you. Life if sometimes so hard. As you go on your daily walks with the Lord, please say a special prayer for us who are left behind. Until we meet again .....

Feb 01 2001, 06:46:32 PM -- By: Diana and Ronald Pueblo , From: Shreveport, La. , email: airronex@bellsouth.net
Mandy, we love and miss you so very much. Wish you were here to go riding one more time with us. I will do my best to take care of mom and dad for you. Can't wait to see you when we get there. I wish you could e-mail me about what's happening there "up in heaven". Don't give Grandpa to much sass. Uncle Ronald said he was going to woop that cat just for you. Wanted to tell you we liked all the mail you sent us. I especially like what you sent that said " the best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched. They must be felt with the heart." and Yesterday is History. Tomorrow is Mystery. Today is a Gift. Its so true. Well I will end by saying Wha...zzzzzzzzzzzup. Till we meet again you will always be in our thoughts and our hearts always. Love Ya Lots Aunt Di and Uncle Ronald

Feb 01 2001, 12:17:54 PM -- By: rhondajean_1959 , From: Sulphur Rock, Arkansas , email: rhondajean_1959@hotmail.com
hi amanda, this is mom. I love you so much and miss you so much. I wish that we could still be together again. Our time together was much to short. Tell your two grandpas we love them and for you to listen to them. Randall misses you so much to. So does Dad. I try so hard to be strong for your dad and brother but sometimes I have to cry. You know I always had todo much of that in private.But don't ever forget how much we love you even when we were in to it. I love you so very much..LOVE YOUR MOM, TILL WE MEET AGAIN.. Dawson is o.k. We are taking very good care of him...

Jan 31 2001, 06:34:50 PM -- By: Phyllis Russell , From: Batesville , email: prussell@cei.net
Delbert & Rhonda, I truly believe God put this poem on my heart, for I am no writer. I hope that you find some comfort in it.




On the day I was born
I was your little girl
I could tell you loved me
By the look on your face

God gave me a good family
One who watched over me
One who would care for me
One who would love me

I never doubted your love
How could I
I could see it in your eyes
I could see it in your smile

I was your little girl
You loved me
What more could I ask for
My family loved me

I was put in your care
For my journey on earth
My journey is over there now
Now I am with my heavenly Father

My journey continues on with Him
Oh the joy, the peace, the happiness
Its more than I can tell you
I wish you were here to feel it

I wish you could see it here
It’s so beautiful here
I know no pain
Only joy feels my soul

I know you will mourn
But, I ask you please
As you mourn for me
Remember we will meet again

Thank you for being there for me
Thank you for loving me
Thank you for caring
I love you.

Jan 31 2001, 03:23:09 PM -- By: Danielle Pueblo , From: Shreveport, La , email: Smileychic37@hotmail.com
Mandy
I don't know what I was thinking, but I forgot to tell you..........WAZZZZZZUP???
I love you always
Danielle

Jan 31 2001, 03:20:18 PM -- By: Danielle Pueblo , From: Shreveport, Louisiana , email: Smileychic37@hotmail.com
Mandy:)
You were not only my cousin, but you were my best friend!! I know we only got to see each other a few times a year, but we always picked up right were we left off. I miss you so much, and I have no idea what I am gonna do without you. I know that right now you and Grandpa Beaver are watching over all of us. I know you are glad to see him again, because I know how much you loved him. You two have probably already gone fishin since you have been there. Well I guess I will go. I love and miss you so much. Be sure to tell grandpa that I said Hi. Take care of yourself and one day we will be together again.
Love-ya
Danielle:)

Jan 31 2001, 11:53:32 AM -- By: Aunt Lisa , From: Concord Ark. , email: lisamweldon@hotmail.com
Amanda, I miss you so much daily. I know you are watching down on us. I promise I will learn to relax more and spend more time with Corey like you always told me when you were here with me. If I only I had done just that with you also.. I am so Sorry this happened and Yes I am still angry with God, He took you way much too soon.. So here is a saying I found and I will try to learn to do this. Nothing is worth more than this day! Love Aunt Lisa

Jan 31 2001, 03:07:04 AM -- By: sharon Hauber , From: canada , email: shauber@pris.bc.ca
We go away every year in December, because staying home over Christmas is just too much to bear, when I read about someone like your Amanda I realize that we are not the only family that has such a heavy weight to bear...your pain is so new and I wish I had something magical and comforting to say to help you, but I don't...your Amanda sounds like an angel right here on earth, so I am postitive she must be an an angel where she is now...

Jan 31 2001, 02:51:41 AM -- By: sharon Hauber , From: canada , email: shauber@pris.bc.ca
We go away every year in December, because staying home over Christmas is just too much to bear, when I read about someone like your Amanda I realize that we are not the only family that has such a heavy weight to bear...your pain is so new and I wish I had something magical and comforting to say to help you, but I don't...your Amanda sounds like an angel right here on earth, so I am postitive she must be an an angel where she is now...

Jan 29 2001, 11:48:54 PM -- By: Anthony Turner , From: Pleasant Plains, AR , email: ranthonyt@yahoo.com
Amanda,
We had a lot of great times both at WalMart and away. You are a very special girl and will always have a place in my heart. Our consolation is knowing that our loss is Heaven's gain. See you someday... :)

Jan 29 2001, 08:28:22 PM -- By: will horton , From: Sulphur Rock, Ar 72579 , email: whiteviper81@hotmail.com
Mandy
I will miss you alot because u have all was been there for me and took up for me when ever I have been picked on. I hope that u are in a better place I sure hope so. It was a honored to be a pual barrier.

Jan 29 2001, 05:52:07 PM -- By: Crystal Smart
Amanda Ilove you and miss you very much. You are a great friend. I will never forget all the great times we had together. From basketball all the way to fighting over nothing. Having Mrs. Cap. making us sit in the front of the class in 7th grade and work out our problems. We did and then we never fought again. We will always be best friends no matter what. You are the greatest person and friend. I love you very much!!
p.s. Don't have too much fun without me and I'll will see when i get there.

Jan 29 2001, 05:49:14 PM -- By: Crystal Smart
Amanda Ilove you and miss you very much. You are a great friend. I will never forget all the great times we had together. From basketball all the way to fighting over nothing. Having Mrs. Cap. making us sit in the front of the class in 7th grade and work out our problems. We did and then we never fought again. We will always be best friends no matter what. You are the greatest person and friend. I love you very much!!
p.s. Don't have too much fun without me and I'll will see when i get there.

Jan 29 2001, 12:42:33 PM -- By: Jennifer Parker , From: Batesville AR , email: giselle_72501@yahoo.com
Amanda, I miss you. You were a great friend. I have wonderful memories of you and I getting our hair done at Daniel's house for prom and when you spent the night at my house after my halloween party. I never knew that Sunday night would be the last night I would see you. I am glad that that night they had put me on the service desk because I got to talk to you before you went to heaven. I will be looking forward to seeing you again.

Jan 29 2001, 08:46:00 AM -- By: Rachael , From: Canada , email: nakita46@yahoo.com
My family also just went through a terrible tragedy. We lost Ashley who was 17 to a car accident on Dec. 26, 2000. This has been most difficult for us. Our prayers are with you at this time in your life. There are no easy answers, I wish there was. Ashley was killed with her best friend on Boxing day as they were going to a birthday party. I wish I could say something to you to help you with your grief, but I can't. I will be thinking of your family.

Jan 28 2001, 06:44:35 PM -- By: Aunt Lisa , email: lisamweldon@hotmail.com
Amanda, You were the light of our lives. We know you are with us all side by side, everyday, even though God has sent you to a better place...You will always be our sweet,sweet Amanda.... We know you will see Grandpa Beaver there and he will probably take you fishing. Thanks for loving Corey so much.. We love you soooooo...Aunt Lisa
P.S.S.S. Wazzzzzzzup?????

Jan 27 2001, 08:44:05 AM -- By: Loretta Dawson , From: Batesville, AR , email: ldawson71@hotmail.com
Amanda I love you so much. I always enjoyed making my Angel Biscuits for you. I will always cherish you. You were my Jonathan's first love and this made you very special.


Amandas Biography  

Amanda was born on October 3, 1981 in Batesville, Arkansas. It was one of the happiest days of our lives. Amanda’s dad was so proud that his first born was a girl. She had beautiful brown hair and eyes like her dad’s. She was joined six years later by a brother Randall. She was so happy when he was born. Amanda was finally the Big Sister!

Even though they were six years apart they were very close. He will miss her so much, especially this summer. Randall always enjoyed waiting up on his sister to come home from work so he could talk to her. Sometimes he would fall asleep but she would always wake him up, they knew they could always sleep till noon!

When Amanda was young she would follow her grandpa Beaver all around the farm.. She was the biggest tomboy ever. We all would laugh at her when she wanted to ride on his goats. Another favorite for the both of them was fishing together. When we moved to Sulphur Rock Amanda was in 3rd grade. She would stay with Grandpa Beaver in the mornings to catch the bus. When Randall started kindergarten he felt like taking care of both of them would be hard. Unbeknown to us he was getting sick with cancer. When he died a little part of Amanda died with him.

Soon Amanda was playing basketball from 4th-6th grade on the Pee Wee team. She was such a hustler. During 6th grade she was also in beginning band, playing the drums. We thought that was odd for a girl, but she did a good job.

When Amanda got in the 7th grade she was still playing basketball now for the Sulphur Rock Junior Lady Wildcats. The team won a lot of trophies. They played well together. When she was in 9th grade the team won 1st place in the conference and district Championship. Everyone was so proud! In her very last game in 9th grade Amanda was the high scorer. She received a plaque for the best field goal percentage at the award banquets in April of that year. We are so proud of her. She still found time to play the drums and to sing in choir during Junior High.

Before we knew it she was in 10th grade. She still was busy with basketball and several school clubs. She was class secretary in the 10th and 12th grades. She loved school a lot and like to stay very active.

Another love of her life was her cats. She had 5 of them! Boots, Leia, Janna, Dawson, and Wally. She found Wally left at a Wal-mart by someone and felt sorry for him. She loved to tease her Uncle Ronald because he didn’t like cats at all!

Finally the time came on Oct 3, 1997, Amanda turned 16! She was so proud to get her drivers license. That first month we were so scared to let her out of our sight to drive alone. But you have to let them grow up. Of course there were still many nights I waited up on her.

Around the middle of October 1997 Amanda said “Please let me get a part time job at Wal-Mart” We told her she could if she kept her grades up. She really loved working at Wal-Mart Amanda enjoyed the rush of dealing with people. Her favorite jobs were the courtesy desk and layaway. Even the Christmas season! Amanda was a very strong person even when she would be confronted with hateful customers.

Her biggest day of all was May 11, 2000. Graduation. We were very proud of her!! Amanda’s Aunt Diana , Uncle Ronald, cousins Danielle, and Justin came in from Shreveport Louisiana to celebrate. Grandma Weaver, Ray, Aunt Lisa, Uncle Terry, and Cousin Corey were all there too! Many of her friends were also there. It was a great day! We had a graduation party for her that night. She received many nice gifts and lots of money. But the main thing on Graduation night is being with friends for the All-Night parties, So we let her leave after our family party. Before Amanda and Danielle left we told them to “Please be careful!” The girls were more like sisters than cousins, they were 6 months apart in age and were very close. She told me later they had a great time.

Amanda quit her job at Wal-Mart in July of 2000. She felt like she needed some more time off. She had worked full-time the last 2 summers. Amanda wanted to spend the summer with her friends. She told me recently that it was the best summer ever.

October of 2000 Amanda went to work at White Rodgers where her mother has worked for 23 years. It was a factory job a lot different than Wal-Mart, but she was making more money and so was very happy. Amanda had worked there three months before that tragic day,

Amanda and Randall had spent the night at Aunt Lisa and Terry’s house. Amanda was helping Randall on his science fair project. The next morning January 15th, 2001 Amanda’s cousin Corey had school (the only school that did in the area that day) So she was going to take him to school. Randall was to tired to get up so he stayed at the house. On Amanda’s way back from the school she was hit head on in her car by a 16year-old girl that crossed the center line. It was a blessing in a way that Randall had stayed at the house or we would have lost both of our kids.

Amanda touched so many lives in her short 19years. She loved everyone she came in contact with. Amanda had a great personality. I don’t think she met a person she didn’t like. She never thought she was better than anyone. Amanda was so full of live. It’s hard to believe this beautiful and wonderful girl is gone so soon.

We had Amanda’s funeral at the Sulphur Rock High School Gymnasium on January 18th, 2001. We decided to have it there because there were so many memories of Amanda there You could tell by the many people, flowers, and plants that were there how much Amanda was loved!!

There is not a day that goes by that she isn’t thought of our missed! Most days we shed many tears, but we know she is in a better place. But it is very hard for us. You always wonder “ Why Amanda”” I guess God needed another angel in heaven…

Mandy you will be greatly missed by all your family and friends!
We love you so much,
Mom, Dad & Randall..


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