Monday, December 22, 2008

Gary Lee Woodward


Gary Lee Woodward on Ancestry.com

Born: January 30, 1939

Father: Victor Vivian Woodward

Mother: Mary Ann Krantz

Married: Sept 10, 1960 to the love of his life Helen Irene Pederson (b.1940)

Died: Sept 18, 1976, 37 years old

4 kids - Joan, Jan, Dave, Dan

6 Grandkids - Finn, Lily, Sebastian, Marcos, Grayson and Greta

4 Grandpuppies - Gizmo, Capone, Emma and Kaylee

In ancient Greek mythology, the Moirai were three goddesses, daughters of Zeus, who determined the fate of every human being, the personification of destiny. Often they were depicted as aged women, lame to suggest the slow march of fate. Klotho was the spinner, the one who spun the thread of a new life. Atropos would then take the thread and weave it into the”fabric” of one’s life. Finally, Lachesis would take up the scissors that she would use to snip the thread to end one’s life. They gave each person their share of good and evil, and punished the transgressions of all. As goddesses, the Moirai knew the future and were therefore regarded as prophetesses. Interesting that destiny is personified in textile terms!

Apparently, our Dad got a short lifespan but a rich tapestry and legacy. I don't want to tempt the fates, but I think Lachesis has a lot to answer for cutting Dad's life so short. If I had any chutzpah, I would find out the location of the fates and find Dad's short little life thread and take Lachesis' thread and attach her's to his. Making Dad an immortal and therefore smiting her - so there! Be glad I am not a Greek God or Demi God or their would be alot of turmoil in the Fates right now.

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