In Memory of Ryan Aud & Scott Rhodes


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Name: Kimberley
E-mail address: Katzsmoew@Aol.com
Comments: What a lovely tribute to someone who is obviously so very loved and missed. Sincerely, Kim

Saturday March 27th 1999 07:14:26


Name: Joanie
E-mail address: danciee@bigfoot.com
Homepage URL: http://www.angelfire.com/wa/joanyle/index.html

Comments: Thanks so much for visiting Nicoles web page. I am her gramma. You have a lovely page, and I feel for your loss too. Joanie

Wednesday March 24th 1999 10:35:36


Name: heather
E-mail address: HeGGer22@aol.com
Comments: i found this site through a friend. i live in the area where the accident happened and it was an aweful time. i feel for the 2 little children that were left behind with the grandparents. and i hope everything works out with the court situation too. i know more about the story than the average person i guess, cuz i live here. but it is a very touching story and left alot of broken hearts. my heart goes out to all the people who lost these 2 young men.

Wednesday March 24th 1999 12:20:43


Name: Chris
E-mail address: Hollyporter@webtv.net
Comments: What an unbeleiveable tragedy..OMG!! My heart goes out to both of u..I cannot even comprehend such a heartache..May God bless and keep u both, and may your pain ease in time..Chris

Monday March 22nd 1999 12:59:54


Name: James Dean
E-mail address: jamzdean@pacific.net
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Garden/3900/
Comments: It's been six months since I lost my son. When I get too emotional I try to view other sites and take some comfort in the insprirational messages that I find. This is such a beautiful site and such a wonderful memorial for these boys. My heart goes out to you for your loss, and somehow, it makes my own loss a little easier to bear. May God bless you and comfort you. Jim Dean

Sunday March 21st 1999 10:02:31


Name: Angie
E-mail address: DoRiToEsD@ol.com
Comments: Hello my name is Angie Carpenter i'm 16 years old ,i came upon ur site one morning as i was getting ready for school and i just could not hold back my treas , i'm so so so sorry for ur loss ,i don't think i could ever cope with what u had and have to go throw everyday , i'm so sorry , i don't think what u r going throw is far but i know he must have touched some ones life before he and his friend lefed with god !!! i most say that life is unfar but we have to live it and , live everyday with love and compastion for those who r here and love them just as much as u loved ur son and his best friend ! i most go but GOD IS HAVEING THEM WATCH OVER U AND UR FAMILIES Love Angie Carpenter

Tuesday March 16th 1999 06:29:16


Name: BONNIE THERIOT
E-mail address: bonnie@camtel.com
Comments: So sorry to hear of your tremendous loss. I too bear the pain of my son, 23 years old. He was killed on Dec. 23, 1999 in an auto accident. I will be in touch with you in the near future. I can't talk right now. May God Bless you and yours. Bonnie.

Tuesday March 9th 1999 08:51:58


Name: Janet
E-mail address: M0MMAJ@AOL>COM
Comments: This is a beautiful tribute to these young men.....I know the pain you are feeling,I lost my 16 yr old daughter July 20,98 in an auto accident. She was my baby and my only daughter. In my opinion this is a pain that can not be described, it's like nothing I have ever known...I am told it will get easier in time but right now I just don't see how. You are in my prayers.

Monday March 8th 1999 07:55:59


Name: Andrea
E-mail address: stempca@aol.com
Comments: Your tribute is so very beautiful. You have touched my heart.

Saturday March 6th 1999 07:22:44


Name: KarOn
E-mail address: jazzydawg1@a0l.com
Comments: God beckoned my lil sis Joyce to come up and play; though she was only a child on her 44th birthday, just last Monday. Mentally challenged? We say not in the least, for her checkbook she balanced, hoarding earned dollars for her next shopping expertiste! When reading your tributes to Ryan and Scott, I feel better when knowing that they will be there to greet her, and that means a lot!

Friday March 5th 1999 05:18:15


Name: Carrie Kroh
E-mail address: None
Comments: Since my son Jimmy was killed in a drug and alcohol motor- cycle accident Aug. 5th, 1986 I have done many things to come to terms with the overwhelming ache and pain in my heart. Some people think some of the things I'v done have been outrageous! They think after all these years that a person should be able to go on as before. I pray they never know why that is impossible. I'v just found this web site and I feel comfort already - just knowing there are others out there who truly know the greatest pain a parent will ever endure. I will visit many,many times when I need a shoulder to lean and cry on. After all these years, my son has been forgotton by so many. Everyone has the right to be remembered and loved forever. Thank you so very much for your shoulder!

Thursday March 4th 1999 11:18:02


Name: Sherri
E-mail address: brutts@sage.edu
Comments: What a wonderful site! I am so sorry for your loss and would like you to know that you are in my prayers

Wednesday March 3rd 1999 12:42:25


Name: Nichole
E-mail address: 1_4_3_niki@excite.com
Comments: I myself am only sixteen years old though I partially know where you are coming from. On January 28th 1997 my friend Chad killed himself and I never thought I would get over it. I also thought that if I didn't constantly surround myself with his memories that I would forget him. That was the wrong way to handle it, it made me miserable. Then on February 14th 1997 my other friend Ben killed himself also. On January 26th 1999 my friend Robin was skateboarding and he fell out into traffic and was hit later the next day he died. I know that none of these stories have anything to do with your Scotty and Ryan but I just wanted you to know that there are people out there that care. Always, Nichole

Monday March 1st 1999 12:08:51


Name: marion
E-mail address: Star43@aol.com
Comments: This was touching. and brings back so many memories to me. I lost 3 cousins to a drunk driver in 1981. Life will never be the same. The young teens were on there way home from skating. Their parents were on the roads looking for them. They were half hr late. They were always home when told to. The parents came upon the crash scene seeing their 3 kids being put into body bags. They were 13, 15.17. One yr. ago another cousin same family killed by drunk driver... age 28...... I'm lost....so sad.......

Thursday February 25th 1999 10:30:53


Name: Ethylene
E-mail address: Txlady615@aol.com
Comments: May God bless you and give you strength to carry on, and wisdom in caring for the two precious little ones.

Thursday February 25th 1999 10:14:13


Name: Tommy
E-mail address: Bluecat43@aol.com
Homepage URL: http://members.aol.com/bluecat43/tommy.html
Comments: this is a very beautiful site and i will be back often to keep looking to make sure i do not miss something.please visit my little site that can not compare to yours but it would be a honor for you to sign my guest book.your friend in christ---tommy

Thursday February 25th 1999 12:01:50


Name: Dale McCarthy
E-mail address: brontasoar@erols.com
Homepage URL: http://forums.delphi.com/m/main.asp?sigdir=losingteenshttp://
Comments: What a beautiful tribute. I set up a site (above) to observe the 5th "anniversary" of my 16 year old son's death (3/1/94). He died as a result of an automobile accident, and I'd like to help other parents who are learning to cope with such an unexpected death. God bless both Ryan and Scott and those who will always love them.

Tuesday February 23rd 1999 08:00:49


Name: Mary J. Ayres
E-mail address: mjayres@mtsinet.com
Comments: Nancy, A beautiful and touching tribute to Ryan and Scotty. I know that your faith is strong and it will help you to continue. I cannot begin to understand your pain, not having been there, but I can feel it and will contiune to keep your family in our prayers.

Monday February 22nd 1999 06:27:58


Name: Sandra Pagan
E-mail address: spagan@usit.net
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/7231/
Comments: I to lost a loved one on Thanksgiving day 1998, My brother who will be missed by me very much. He was my inspiration, God bless you.

Saturday February 20th 1999 07:44:10


Name: Shirley
E-mail address: stelinda@seidata.com
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Fields/9393
Comments: God I don't know exactly what to say. I am in the depth of my own pain, but Oh how much tragidy must one family suffer through! I pray that you have found some comfort, or at least understanding, on the internet. I have found wonderful, compassionate souls on here. I guess the only people I care to talk to anymore are those who have lost children. I come at grief from 2 places. My grandson was murdered in July, he was 18. He and his mother lived with us for the first 7 years. In many ways, I was his other mother. My heart is broken but I must also support and grieve for and with my daughter. I can only imagine the suffering of 2 sisters losing their sons together. God bless both of you. God bless your family. I pray that God wraps his loving arms around you all and holds you tight til eternity mends your broken hearts. God bless!

Tuesday February 16th 1999 06:06:41


Name: Carol
E-mail address: cas3ernie@aol.com
Comments: I feel the pain that you have as we have also lost two children. Gary we did not know he was so sick. In only two weeks he had passed away with a rare blood disease at the age of 24, one week later he would have been 25 and we had planned a big party for him instead we had to plan for something more tragic. Five years later we then had to face the fact that our daughter Michelle was diagnose with Leukemia at the age of 25. She went through very hard doses of chemo which damaged other parts of her body and became very sick and this time she could not pull through the hard and harsh medication that they had togive her. We again had to face the tragic of planning yet another burial for our precious angel. I miss both of them so much our lives are never going to be the same. Only people that have faced this really understands what parents go through when they lose a child. A spouse you can replace but a child you can never ever replace with anyone else. I know that they are together in a better place and cannot wait until the day that we can all be together again. May God Bless you and your family and all of the other families that have had to face this. God only wants the best and he has put all of us to the test, but we can make it one day at a time, but it will never be the same again. Thank you for sharing your story with us.

Monday February 15th 1999 04:41:21


Name: Renee P. Deiter
E-mail address: RDeiter747@aol.com
Comments: I am so sorry to read the story you have so very heartfully written. We parents who have lost children feel a kinship with one another, for no one but us knows the depth of the feeling of loss. Our Trevor was killed in a car crash on Sept 14, 1997. He was a passenger - his friend was driving too fast and lost control on a busy city street. Trevor had turned 21 two weeks before the crash. Not a drinker, did not do drugs, had numerous friends, a good work ethic, going to school and a whole life of wonderful things ahead of him, like Ryan and Scott. We must learn to live with our loss, but it is difficult. I, too, have become closer to my church family and feel a need to be in church every Sunday. We will pray for you and for your sister's family. Be kind to yourselves and be patient. Cry and yell now and then, each time brings a measure of healing. Shalom Renee

Sunday February 14th 1999 05:36:09


Name: Pamela
Comments: I cannot ever begin to tell you the sympathy that I feel for you and your family...however I am glad that you are brave and strong enough to share your very touching story with us...I am sorry that alchol was a factor, I only say this because alchol has been a factor all my life...Please know that you are in my prayers and heart...be strong... S.U.I.T.S Pamela

Friday February 12th 1999 04:24:22


Name: Jody
E-mail address: Jdani1010@aol.com
Homepage URL: http://members.aol.com/JDZMOM/INDEX.HTML
Comments: Dear Nancy, This is Jody from Grief Spirits. I could feel your pain as I read your story...and understand how life has changed for you and your whole family...as it has for us since our only son, JD, was killed by a hit-and run-driver 14 months ago. I know how important it is to keep their memories alive, and that you have done so beautifully for Ryan and Scotty with you beautiful pages. with love and light, jody, mom to jd and kira

Wednesday February 10th 1999 07:06:45


Name: Jan & Cary
Comments: Happy Birthday Ryan!! We love you & miss you!! Say hi to G-paw and Scottro for us. xoxoxoxoxo Love, Cary & Jan

Wednesday February 10th 1999 01:47:52


Name: Mom & Dad
Comments: Happy Birthday son. There isn't a day that goes by that we don't miss you and cry for you. But today, we will celebrate your birth because having you in our lives was a wonderful blessing. You gave us so much joy and happiness. I pray you know how much we love and miss you. I hope you are celebrating your birthday with Scotty, Poppy, and Grandma and Grandpa. We love you sooo much. Mom & Dad Love & miss you too Scotty.

Wednesday February 10th 1999 05:14:02


Name: Vicki Carman
E-mail address: recarman@chanute-ks.com
Comments: I just found this story .. I went through this site once, wrote a letter to my mother, my angel, and was drawn to this site once more ... I knew something terrible had happened, but as I became more "at home" traveling through this site and found your story, cried as I read. I cannot begin to imagine the pain of losing a child, my child. What a wonderful tribute of love and memories you are giving to these wonderful boys. They are truly loved and my heart goes out to you all. Thank you, again, for this site, for the caring and openess of your story and for allowing us to send our love to our own, personal angels! Thank you most for letting us into your lives. Sincerely, Vicki.

Sunday February 7th 1999 08:47:16


Name: Vicki Carman
E-mail address: recarman@chanute-ks.com
Comments: A friend told me about your website ... thank you so much for sharing ... and for letting us all who have lost someone special in our lives write what is or has been in our hearts for so long ... I'm sorry for all the losses, for all our losses but it is comforting to know that they are with Jesus! Thank you again, Vicki

Sunday February 7th 1999 02:29:38


Name: darlene roland
E-mail address: d11865@aol.com
Comments: I was recently terminated from a job, and browsing the web when all of a sudden i was here. That was a magnificent tribute, to your loved ones. I am feeling very sorry for myself and i dont know why. But have sinced realized that losing a job can easily be replaced and the feelings that i am having over it has overwhelmed me but you have lost a lives; and in no way is a job any comparison to that. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for letting me see something i probably wouldnt have realized had i not visited your site. Sincerly, Darlene PS May God keep you and bless you and your family.

Friday February 5th 1999 07:25:27


Name: Tracey Mayfield
E-mail address: mayfield@chanuteks.com

Friday February 5th 1999 12:01:47


Name: Carla Pinson
E-mail address: carla9698@hotmail.com
Comments: I think this page is very sweet. I recently lost a child and I know how hard it can be to deal with death. I thought it would never happen to me. I will be praying for you and your family

Thursday February 4th 1999 10:07:48


Name: Darlene Roland
E-mail address: d11865@aol.com
Comments: That was a beautiful tribute,to all children who've lost a parent it lets us know that we must keep them strong and safe in all our time of needs

Wednesday February 3rd 1999 06:04:36


Name: deb
E-mail address: stub@aol.com
Comments: what a beautiful and touching story about 2 precious boys, ryan and scotty. on this earth for a short time-- but now together forever in heaven. these 2 angels are now in a place so full of love- and a place where someday all family will be united. may it be of comfort to you-- that all babes behold the face of the saviour* ^:^ ryan ^:^ scotty together-forever* amen*

Monday February 1st 1999 06:40:28


Name: Hanzel
E-mail address: swtcancer@aol.com
Comments: I'm really sorry about Scott.I hope God will take care of him and bless him.

Monday February 1st 1999 03:19:18


Name: Jana Portell
E-mail address: janlyn@therural.net
Comments: I have a very good friend that just lost her 18 year old son on January 7, 1999 in a car accident. He would have been 19 on February 13 and had just began college. His mother, my good friend, is having a very bad time dealing with his death. I have had other friends and acquaintances who have lost children and I have seen them go through the grieving process but my dear friend is just not dealing with it well at all. All I feel I can do for her is pray for her and pray that her faith will get her through this incredibly difficult time in her life. I'm not sure what I thought I would find on your web page - I guess I am looking for a way to help her or find out what she can do to better begin to heal.

Friday January 29th 1999 06:59:28


Name: Tara and Baby Krystyn Marie
E-mail address: dtkgrace@prodigy.net
Comments: God Bless your family. i held my little girl (she's 13 mons. old) and cried through the whole tribute. i am only 22 myself. but, i can still say God Bless our children.

Thursday January 28th 1999 04:15:08


Name: CHAD TURNER
E-mail address: SDTURNER@AOL.COM
Comments: MY NAME IS CHAD TURNER. I AM A FILM STUDENT IN ARIZONA. I HAVE WRITTEN A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT AGAINST DRINKING AND DRIVING. I WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE ANY COMMENTS YOU MIGHT HAVE, OR ANY INPUT FOR THIS FILM. I WOULD LOVE TO MENTION NAMES IN IT, IF I COULD. MY MESSAGE IS AN EXCELLENT ONE AND I HOPE TO CHANGE A FEW MINDS OF THOSE WHO INTEND TO DRINK AND DRIVE. PLEASE, LET ME KNOW IF THERE IS ANYTHING I COULD DO IN THIS FILM FOR RYAN AND SCOTT. SINCERELY, CHAD TURNER (602)401-3214 SDTURNER@AOL.COM

Monday January 25th 1999 12:27:36


Name: David Milos
E-mail address: dmilos@yahoo.com
Comments: Much of my work centers on helping children and adolescents. I thought your website was very informative.

Monday January 25th 1999 05:47:05


Name: Beth
E-mail address: Beffy38@aol.com
Comments: It felt so good to write to my baby!! How often are we able to come to this site and write letters??

Sunday January 24th 1999 05:39:42


Name: LeAnn Nelson
E-mail address: jjnelson@ptcnet.net
Homepage URL: http://www.angelfire.com/ok/alittlepieceofheaven/index.html
Comments: Very nice, my prayers are with you. Our loved ones are always with us.... God Bless, LeAnn

Saturday January 23rd 1999 07:20:37


Name: Terry Tyner
E-mail address: terrytyner@hotmail.com
Comments: Your story really touched my heart. My 21 year old son Craig was in a car crash, his girlfriends mother was driving the car she had been drinking with high blood alcohol level. The crash happened on January 10, 1998 and Craig left this world on January 12, 1998 just one day after your son and nephew. Craigy's M

Sunday January 17th 1999 09:02:57


Name: Bonnie
E-mail address: Gramibear9@aol.com
Comments: Thank-you so much for sharing your story, my heart goes out to you and your family. Death is not easy, may you feel peace again soon. You have created a very touching tribute to your son and nephew. May God bless you always.

Sunday January 17th 1999 06:39:56


Name: Joan Rhodes Stebel
E-mail address: ecocrab@thegrid.net
Comments: It's hard to believe a year has passsed since the tragic event that will forever be with the loving families who lost their wonderful sons. I was privileged to know and love Scotty (my grand-nephew). More than once on my yearly visits back to Illinois, he gave up his bed for me and slept on a bed he had outgrown. He did it graciously and willingly, always welcoming me. hugging me and telling me he loved me. His memory will be with me always.

Sunday January 17th 1999 01:08:56


Name: Grandma Eilene
Comments: One year ago today a tragic accident took the lives of two of my grandsons. Scott Taylor Rhodes was 19 and Ryan Steven Aud was almost 22. It still seems as impossible, as unreal, as it did the day they died. How could they be gone? They were too young to die. They had so much living yet to do_ so many experiences left undone. I know that for all of us who loved them life will never be the same again and that we will grieve for them all of our lives. I loved Scott and Ryan from the day they were born and am thankful for many wonderful memories. They were very special young men and we were all blessed to have them in our lives. I had 10 grandchildren and I still have 10 grandchildren. Even though Scott and Ryan are gone from life as we know it, they are still with me. I feel their presence every single day. Love does not die.

Monday January 11th 1999 05:17:28


Name: r.mcginness
E-mail address: daydolly@yahoo.com
Comments: I saw the pictures of the boys in the paper the other day and noted an address at the bottom of the picture, I wrote the number down and came home to raed more of what had happened to 2 such fine looking young men...after reading your site my heart aches for you all more than it did when i saw the photos....May God be with you all...And Ryan and Scott will forever be in my mind and heart now as well due to you giving me the chance to get to know them...God Bless

Tuesday January 12th 1999 07:45:39


Name: Debbie Vahle
E-mail address: dvahle@gtec.com
Comments: Scott and Ryan were special young men just like the family they came from

Tuesday January 12th 1999 05:17:45


Name: Haley Clendenny
E-mail address: H.clendenny.aol.com
Comments: Nancy, this website was a great idea. I come on here often to see all the beautiful changes. The two boys are missed very much and Christmas was not the same without them and neither will the New Year. I am so glad you have the kids becasue Ryan will now know they are being well taken care of. Scotty and Ryan we alll miss you very much and always speak very highly of you because Lisa and I mention you guys at least once a day. We will never forget all the fun times we had together. Until we meet again.

Wednesday December 30th 1998 01:27:22


Name: kathleen johnston
E-mail address: kjohnsto@raleigh.ibm.com

Wednesday December 30th 1998 07:11:04


Name: James Dean
E-mail address: jamzdean@pacific.net
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Garden/3900/
Comments: This is such a beautiful site you have made for Scotty and Ryan. It is so hard to lose a child. My heart cries for your pain. I find comfort in knowing that through the gospel plan, I will someday be reunited with my own son. He was so precious to us and we miss him so much, I pray that you will be comforted in knowing that someday you will be reunited with your Scotty and Ryan. Hugs.

Sunday December 27th 1998 07:53:05


Name: Mommy / Aunt Nancy
Comments: Ryan & Scotty, We miss you so much today. Please send us a sign. I pray you can feel our love. Xmas will never be the same without you.

Friday December 25th 1998 07:43:08


Name: Judy Kelley
E-mail address: kellco@brightok.net
Comments: The most beautiful memorial site I have ever visited. Your love for your nephew and your son shines in every word. God Bless you and your two precious grandbabies.

Tuesday December 22nd 1998 06:24:15


Name: Ricki Zaracki
E-mail address: My1994@aol.com
Comments: Dear Nancy, I have never cried so hard over the loss of someone else's children. I read "My Story" and every single breath taking pain was relived in my head. I felt like I had been sucked back to July 17, 1995 when I got the call that my son had been murdered on his way home from work. I cried for you and your family, I cried for me and my family, I cried for all of our children. I was happy to hear your family held onto the faith of our Father, because it's true, He is the only way, the only light, to return us to our children. May God bless you and your family, and may He embrace you with love and peace. Ricki Zaracki (Christopher Savin's mom)

Tuesday December 22nd 1998 10:51:18


Name: Kaye Davis
Comments: Although I did not know Ryan personally I do know his mother and I know he was and is very much loved and is missed very much by all of his family. I met him at his sister's wedding and noticed the love in his eyes for his family and for his little children. When they announced for the wedding party to join the bride and groom on the dance floor he picked up his little daughter Mazie and danced with her. And you could see the love in his eyes as he held his little daughter - she laid her little head on his shoulder and you could see he was a very proud father. I have gotten to know his very precious little children over the past year - and I see how much they miss their Daddy. Nancy, my heart goes out to all of you and to Sandy and her husband for the loss of their son and especially at this time of year. Little Mazie and Zane are so precious. God bless Ryan in heaven and God bless all of you left behind. Little Mazie and Zane are so lucky to have wonderful grandparents like you and Steve.

Tuesday December 22nd 1998 07:30:18


Name: Lisa Stassi
E-mail address: lstassi@siue.edu
Comments: Nancy, What a wonderful tribute to Scotty and Ryan. Shelly gave me the address the other day. "My Story" was beautiful and a strong reminder of the feelings on January 11th. Ryan and Scotty had to be the two nicest guys, with the most caring families in the world. Thanks to you guys, Zane and Mazey will always know what a wonderful father Ryan was and that he is always watching over them. All of you will be in my prayers always and especially at this holiday season. I love you guys. Lisa

Monday December 21st 1998 08:51:38


Name: Rance Davis
E-mail address: rance@spiff.net
Comments: You really outdid yourself on this web page....Good Job!

Monday December 21st 1998 05:19:40


Name: Terra
E-mail address: Teerayray@aol.com
Comments: Out of all of the memory pages i have read this one touched me the most. I can tell how much you truley miss your angels. I speak to younger middle scholl kids about drunk driving. I am 18 years old and i could never imagine losing someone i love the way that your family lost Scott and Ryan. May God Bless you and your wonderful family and give you courage each day to smile and laugh through your with held tears. I hope you all have a very merry Christmas and don't worry you are not without your boys this Christmas they are there in your hearts ....

Friday December 18th 1998 12:13:55


Name: DESTINY
Comments: MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. I KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO LOSS A LOVED ONE. ON DECEMBER 27 IT WILL BE 3 YEARS SINCE I LOSED MY BOYFRIEND TO A CAR ACCDIENT AND I JUST LOSED MY BROTHER TO CANCER. SO I KNOW THE PAIN YOU GO THTOUGH EACH DAY. JUST BE STRONG AND KEEP YOUR HEAD UP AND YOU'LL GET THROUG IT. IT MAY TAKE A WHILE BUT YOU WILL. SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.

Thursday December 17th 1998 12:33:16


Name: Peggy Hagaman
E-mail address: mhagaman@ecusd7.org

Monday December 14th 1998 07:36:40


Name: Pam Winkler
E-mail address: stoneegg21@hotmail.com
Comments: Beautiful. I have to thank you for putting this up, it is helping me with my essay, and this is a major I've been thinking about. I hope you feel better, but don't ever forget those you love.

Tuesday December 8th 1998 03:02:49


Name: Cary
E-mail address: Cary_Hunter@ci.savannah.ga.us
Comments: I look forward to the day when words will come much easier, I've got so much I want to say. But for now, the pain and tears keep getting in the way. I love you and miss you both. Please say Hi to G-Paw for me. Your Cuz, Cary

Monday December 7th 1998 11:50:08


Name: Howard Vest
E-mail address: howardv@cwv.net
Comments: Wonderful! I enjoyed visiting your memory page...God Bless You!

Sunday December 6th 1998 08:22:10


Name: LINDA PERRIER
E-mail address: lindapilon@sprint.ca

Thursday December 3rd 1998 10:00:58


Name: Ken Sator
E-mail address: ksator@panam.edu
Comments: My deepest sympathies. I lossed my 16 year old son this year. I am having a bad day today..I am glad to have found your web site. Thank you, Ken

Thursday December 3rd 1998 07:57:00


Name: Bernice Carnachan
E-mail address: bcarnachan@xtra.co.nz
Comments: I too had a son, Scott Brandon Carnachan, who died in a car accident on 15 March 1998 - just 12 days after his 20th birthday. I am still coming to terms with his loss, and not an hour goes by of each and every day that he is not in my heart and thoughts - he will be in my heart forever - my baby son. Friends and family have been wonderful, but losing a loved child is something you never "get over" - you learn to live with it. Scotty died alone in his car just on the outskirts of our city - only 5 minutes away from being home safely - on a wet and miserable night. We had a beautiful cross made and erected on the hillside adjacent to the accident sight. For six months I took fresh flowers every weekend to his grave and out to his cross, but the weather is now becoming too hot, and I have planted flowers there and lavendar bushes, and they flourish and help others remember that my little man (6 ft plus) spent 20 years on this earth. My Scotty also has a little neice whose name is Taylor, just 2 months old. Sadly Scotty never got to see her, but he knew she was on the way, several weeks before he died. He just loved children and was so excited his only brother (I only had the 2 sons) Mark (23 yesterday) was going to be a Daddy. Some days I found it so hard to accept that my Scotty is no longer with us, and I am not looking forward to our first Christmas without him. On March 3 1999 would have been Scotty's 21st birthday, and I am devastated that he is not here to enjoy it. Your website is beautiful, and I would like to thank you for sharing your tribute to your Scotty and Ryan. Bernice Carnachan, Tauranga, New Zealand.

Thursday December 3rd 1998 12:12:47


Name: RACHAEL DAWN SMITH
E-mail address: RDML70@HOTMAIL.COM
Comments: RYAN, I THINK OF YOU EVERY DAY YOUR ALWAYS IN MY HEART. I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU TERRIBLY BAD. I KNOW YOU ARE IN HEAVEN WATCHING OVER US. I KNOW YOU ARE SO PROUD OF YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME WITH OUT YOU HERE WITH US. I LAY AWAKE EVERY NIGH THINKING ABOUT YOU. I MISS YOU SOOOOO MUCH. MY HEART STILL YEARNS FOR YOU. I AM GLAD YOU MADE ME SEE THE BEUTIFUL THINGS IN LIFE YOU HAVE TOUCHED MY HEART IN SO MANY WAYS. IF I COULD SEE YOU JUST ONE MORE TIME OR TOUCH YOU. I WOULD GIVE UP ANYTHING. MY LIFE. HAS BEEN VERY HARD WITHOUT YOU HERE. IT IS HARD TO FACE EACH DAY. HOW I GET THROUGH THEM IS BEYOND ME. I WISH YOU COULD VISIT ME IN MY DREAMS . RYAN I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART AND I KNOW THAT YOU KNOW THIS. THANK YOU FOR BEING BY BEST FRIEND AND BOYFRIEND. YOU ARE THE GREATEST. YOU HAVE SHOWED SO MUCH LOVE TO OTHERS. YOU WERE ALWAYS A LOVER. YOU CHILDREN ARE GETTING SO BIG.. I DON'T GET MUCH TIME TO SEE THEM OR SPEND WITH THEM AS I WOULD LIKE TO. I FEEL BAD FOR NOT SEEING THEM OR BEING AROUND THEM. I LOVE THEM WITH ALL MY HEART. SO MANY THINGS HAVE CHANGED THIS YEAR I DON'T KNOW WHY. IT HAS BEEN THE WORST YEAR OF MY LIFE. I AM TRULY SORRY THAT YOUR TIME WAS SO LIMITED. I GUESS THE SAYING IS TRUE (YOUR BROUGHT ON THE EARTH TO DO THE LORDS DUTY AND WHEN YOU HAVE ACCOMPLISHED IT HE TAKES YOU HOME . YOU BROUGHT TWO BEUTIFUL AMAZING CHILDREN IN THIS WORLD AND SHOWED THOUSAND S OF PEOPLE WHAT LOVE REALLY IS . I MISS YOU I LOVE YOU SO MUCH . SINCERLY THE ONE WITH THE DART FOREVER IN MY HEART REST IN PEACE MY LOVE RACHAEL. SCOTTY, YOU WERE A REMARKABLE PERSON ALWAYS HAPPY. RYAN AND YOU BOUGHT LOTS OF JOY INTO MY LIFE WE ALL MISS THE BOTH OF YOU SO MUCH. YOU HAVE TAUGHT US ALL THAT TIME IS SO PRECOUS. I MISS ALL OF US TALKING AND BEING TOGETHER. I DON'T KNOW WHY? I DON;T UNDERSTAND? THINGS WERE GOING SO GOOD. I WILL ASK GOD WHEN HE TAKES ME. I IS ONLY FOR A SHORT TIME THAT WE ALL BE APART . WE ALL WILL BE TOGETHER IN TIME FOR KNOW YOU HOLD A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEAR T I LOVE YOU SCOTTY AND MISS YOU TERRIBLY BAD. YOUR FOREVER FRIEND......---RACHAEL REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND NANCY & STEVE , SHELLY & RICKI I WOULD SAY THAT THE LOVE GOES ON AND ON YOUR FAMILY HAS SHOWED THE LOVE NFOR EACH OTHER THAT ONLY SOME FAMILYS WISH THEY HAD RYAN WOULD BE SO PROUD YOU ARE THE GREATEST. I 'M SURE HE WOULD THANK YOU IF HE COULD . I THANK YOU AND LOVE YOU VERY MUCH YOU MEAN SO MUCH TO ME. AM SORRY THIS HAPPENED. I FEEL YOUR LOVE FOR RYAN AND SCOTTY. FOREVER AND ALWAYS ON MY MIND. MAZEY AND ZAHN I'M SORRY THAT YOUR FATHER CAN'T BE HEAR PHISICALLY BUT I KNOW HE WATCHES OVER YOU EVERY DAY. HE IS YOUR ANGELS HE IS SO BEUTIFUL. YOUR FATHER LOVED YOU WITH ALL HIS HEART. THE LOVE HE SHOWED YOU WAS TRULY AMAZING I KNOW YOU WILL LEARN THIS LOVEB FROM YOUR FAMILY... I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SO MUCH YOU ARE ALWAYS ON MY MIND... RACHAEL

Tuesday December 1st 1998 08:17:40


Name: Melinda
E-mail address: lukemom@home.com
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Woods/5761
Comments: What a beautiful web page you have done in memory of two very special people. May God bless you with continued strength and the comfort of his love.

Friday November 27th 1998 08:43:45


Name: Emily Tucker
E-mail address: Twin@primary.net
Comments: I am very sorry for your losses.

Friday November 27th 1998 03:44:58


Name: Debbie Freeman
E-mail address: DFreeman@sprintmail.com
Comments: My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Friday November 27th 1998 03:42:27


Name: Ana Maldonado
E-mail address: Daylight723@aol.com
Comments: I am doing a unit plan on death and I came across your website. I want to tell you that I think it is beautiful. The music that goes with the writting and the pictures is very touching!

Friday November 27th 1998 01:46:38


Friday November 27th 1998 01:44:53

Name: Buffy Hamlett
Comments: Nancy, this site is great. They're in my thoughts. Ryan and Scott you're greatly missed. XOXO Buffy

Thursday November 26th 1998 04:37:51


Name: Don and Mary elledge
E-mail address: delledge1@piasanet.com
Homepage URL: http://leeanne/index.shtm
Comments: Nancy, this is a wonderful tribute. Ryan and Scott were so lucky to have such caring and loving families. Our love and prayers are with all of you. God bless you all, Mary and Don

Thursday November 26th 1998 02:51:14


Name: Lisa Forsting
Comments: Every time I visit this site it has something new and great to look at. It is VERY prety. I love loking at the pictures. They are very nice of both of them. They were two very beautiful people. I will miss them and remember them forever. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of them. I have pictures of Scotty and I up all through my house. They will NEVER be forgotten. Take care and I'll keep you guys in my thoughts.---Lisa! P.S. I miss you Scotty! You too Ryan!!

Thursday November 26th 1998 02:15:20


Name: Rebecca Colley
E-mail address: ImDu4ic1
Comments: Scotty, You mean so much to me even though you aren't right here every day for me to lean on if I need you. You are well missed by me and everyone else. love you always Scotty!

Thursday November 26th 1998 11:05:14


Name: Sherry
E-mail address: sforres636@aol.com
Homepage URL: http://members.aol.com/eccentricl/home2/index.htm
Comments: I can only imagine your suffering. My close friend lost her 11 year old son in a tragic accident. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find some comfort and peace.

Tuesday November 24th 1998 09:51:39


Name: Denise
E-mail address: Neeser9@aol.com
Comments: My heart aches for you and your family, I am so very sorry. What a beautiful tribute to your son and nephew, they will not be forgotten. My thoughts are with you, Denise

Monday November 16th 1998 06:49:53


Name: Susan Bruyette
E-mail address: SBruyette@milkyway.ci.savannah.ga.us
Comments: Cary shared this address with us. It is a beautiful site.

Monday November 16th 1998 10:28:00


Name: Kenneth G. Kelly
Comments: I work with Cary Hunter and he told me about this site. I would like to take this opportunity to extend my deepest sympathies. Sincerely, Kenneth G. Kelly Superintendent, Deputy City Marshal Stormwater Management Department City of Savannah, Georgia

Monday November 16th 1998 09:47:29


Name: Tim Doyle
E-mail address: TJDoylePE@aol.com
Comments: Cary Hunter is a friend of mine. So, any loss of his is my loss also. I didn't know Ryan or Scott, but I sincerely extend to his family and friend my sincere expression of sorrow for your loss. May the Almightly be with you in your time of stress........... Tim Doyle

Monday November 16th 1998 09:31:41


Name: Sandra Carney
E-mail address: OladyIrish@aol.com
Comments: Well I don't know where to start or what excally to say I can say that I am very truley sorry for your lost my sister Tracy ,AtHmMom2... Sent me your site and wanted to to look at it cause it just touched her some much that she wanted me too see it....We just lost our father in March and I lost my stepdaughter to Murder 3 years ago so I can understand some what you are going thought and like you said it never stops hurting you just learn how to deal with it and I do promise you that it does get easier.... I wish all your family happiness and peace forever.. Have a nice day OladyIrish

Monday November 16th 1998 08:54:01


Name: Christy Greening
E-mail address: betty.l.taylor@ci.eugene.or.us.
Comments: Hi Nancy, Steve, Shelley, Zane, Mazey, Sandy, Mark, Kimmy, and Taylor, I have been wanting to write you or talk to you for so long. I miss all of you so much and I want to you to know that I think about you all the time. Especially Scotty and Ryan. People don't understand how much their death has impacted my life. I literally think of them several times a day. At first I could'nt think about them without crying. I had to tell everybody that I had allergies. Now when I think about them I get sad about not knowing Scotty and Ryan better. I have my very special memories and I will never forget Scott and Ryan until the day I die. I guess I just really needed you guy's to know how much I think about all of you. I even have had dreams about Scott and Ryan. All of you are very dear to me. Just because there are like a million miles between us doesn't mean that I don't feel like you all are just as much a part of my life as when I was there. There are so many things I want to say, yet I get so sad. So I will say goodbye for now. I love you sooooooo much. So when you think about Scott and Ryan everday (like I do) you will know that I am thinking about them too. Love, cousin Christy

Sunday November 15th 1998 08:44:29


Name: Maggie
E-mail address: magggiejake@bellsouth.net
Comments: beautiful site... May God bless you and yours Maggie

Sunday November 15th 1998 07:56:51


Name: Sharon
E-mail address: GMajew1096@aol.com

Sunday November 15th 1998 07:47:12


Name: Mary Brandt
E-mail address: Gemini1208@aol.com
Comments: Nancy-What a beautiful tribute to Ryan and Scott. I read their stories last night and my heart ached. Such beautiful, wonderful boys. I do believe that God had special plans for them and needed these two special boys as angels. Ryan was a wonderful father and he will live through Zane and Mazey. As I read Ryan's and Scott's story, I could feel the love that they had for their families and the love their families had for them. God Bless you all.

Sunday November 15th 1998 06:06:09


Name: Jo Ann & Cary
Comments: NANCY, THIS IS REALLY BEAUTIFUL! jo

Sunday November 15th 1998 12:51:20


Name: marge crosby
E-mail address: YCMAR313 @AOL.com

Sunday November 15th 1998 10:07:38


Name: Carol
E-mail address: grandma23@earthlink.net
Homepage URL: http://grandma.simplenet.com/home.htm
Comments: Hi Nancy, I've been to your site now three times and I've been at a loss as to what to say except you can feel so much love and pain here and my heart goes out to you. How lucky Ryan was to have you for a mom and how lucky his children are to have you for their grandmother. And how lucky you were to have Ryan for a son even though the years were too short. I know what I'm including is here long, but have looked for it the past 3 days and finally found it. You may have read it already, but in case you haven't I'm including it. To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say. But first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay. I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above. Here, there's no more tears of sadness; Here is just eternal love. Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight. Remember that I am with you every morning, noon and night. That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through. God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you. It's good to have you back again, you were missed while you were gone. As for your dearest family, They'll be here later on. I need you here badly, you're part of my plan. There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man." God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do. And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you. And when you lie in bed at night the day's chores put to flight. God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night. When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years. Because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears. But do not be afraid to cry: it does relieve the pain. Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain. I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned. If I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand. But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er. I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before. There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb; But together we can do it by taking one day at a time. It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too; That as you give unto the world, the world will give to you. If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain; Then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain." And now I am contented....that my life was worthwhile. Knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile. So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low; Just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go. When you're walking down the street and you've got me on your mind; I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind. And when it's time for you to go....from that body to be free. Remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me. And I will always love you from that land way up above, Will be in touch again soon P.S. God sends his love

Sunday November 15th 1998 06:50:19


Name: Norleen Patterson
E-mail address: finch@nauticom.net
Comments: Dear Nancy, Words can't possibly express how sorry I am for your loss. You have created a wonderful tribute to your son and nephew here, and I'm sure their memory will go on forever. I came to your site through the link you left on the "grands" list. I also have a son named Ryan. He just turned 26, and when he was younger, he took many risky chances drinking and driving. I am going to send him your story to read, just incase he ever thinks about taking that risk again. Although my Ryan is not married, many of the caring ways you described in your Ryan are also in my son. You have taken on quite a challenge in raising those two precious grands...Thank God you are there for them, and will be able to tell them about their very special Daddy as they grow older. My husband and I are also raising one of our grands. Matt is 9 years old and has been with us going on 3 years. We are in the process of adopting. Please feel free to be in touch through my email or the grands list anytime. Again, please accept my heartfelt sympathy, and pass on the same to your sister and the rest of the family members. Sincerely, Norleen Patterson Sewickley, PA.

Saturday November 14th 1998 09:40:37


Name: Tracy
E-mail address: AtHmMom2@aol.com
Homepage URL: http://members.aol.com/athmmom2/page1.htm
Comments: I don't even know where to start! (as I dry my eyes.) What a wonderful, wonderful tribute page! After reading, I feel as if I've known both boy's as well. I'm so sorry for your loss. They are both very handsome young men, and their legacy will live on through you, and this page that is so filled with love, you can feel it! I come from a really close family myself, and we lost our Father this past March. I miss him so much! My Mother hurt's the worst! If I could have one wish in the whole world, it would be to bring my Father back to my Mom. Even If I had to sacrifice never seeing him again myself, I'd just want him back for Mom. Seeing her hurt so bad, is what hurts the worst. Please know that my deepest sympathies & prayers are with you and all your family! You mentioned talking about them help's. It help's me too when I talk about my Dad. Please visit my Tribute to my Dad when you get a chance. With great respect, & hug's. Tracy O'Carney

Friday November 13th 1998 11:56:06


Name: Vikki Forsting
E-mail address: vikstr@spiff.net
Comments: What a great tribute.

Friday November 13th 1998 10:39:09


Name: Holly Ann
E-mail address: VERSA2000@aol.com
Comments: I am so very touched and honored to have been able to share a glimpse of your sons lives through this dreambook.I did not know your boys, I came across this web page while researching grief. I also lost a family member in Januray 1998 and the pain continues. However, every day I am comforted by the belief that God takes those who are so special, so significnat and he calls them to Heaven. That is where I believe your boys are, in a beuatiful place called Heaven. While they are away, I know the pain is immense but remember it is only now that you can't see them in person, that is why we are blessed with memoreis. God Bless you all!

Friday November 13th 1998 07:53:52


Name: Andrea Pfeffer
E-mail address: andreapfeffer@hotmail.com
Comments: This is lovely web site. Scotty and Ryan are missed very much and are in my thoughts everyday.

Friday November 13th 1998 03:39:08


Name: Kerri
E-mail address: gambit@ma.ultranet.com
Comments: What a touching and sad page this is. My thoughts are with you and your family as well as the others. What a tragic lose. My heart goes out to you. Always remember them as they were.

Wednesday November 11th 1998 02:09:45


Name: Corrie Berry
Comments: This is truly a beautiful tribute to Scotty and Ryan. I never had the chance to meet Ryan but always heard wonderful things about him. My heart is with his family. Sandy and Mark recently gave me a futton that had belonged to them and Scotty had slept on it before. I don't think they relize how much that futton means to me. Every night that I go to sleep I feel much safer knowing that Scotty once and slept on it. I just wanted to say thank you for all that Sandy and Mark have done for me. Scotty I love you and not one days goes by that I don't think of you. You will forever be in my heart and my thoughts. I love you all-Corrie

Wednesday November 11th 1998 12:34:59


Name: Amber P Schaefer
E-mail address: ambular9@hotmail.com
Comments: I thought of more to say. I also remember the phone call that sunday morning. All I could think was. OOOOH my gosh my friends. I remember trying to find that special picture of Sammi and Scotty that I had. I had to work that day the first thing I did was have that picture of the two of them blown up. I cried all day at work. All I could think about was how could I be strong for my friends, Sammi, and Jenny, Megan, Kyle, Tom ect..... I took the next few days off work just to be by their sides when thay needed me. To this day I hope It was enough. I didn't know Scotty the way some did, I really only knew him through friends but that short time I also see what was so special to all who were close. Ryan was a class mate of mine and I had always found him to be a wonderful person. I wish all the luck to his to children and family. Take care Amber P Schaefer RHS Class of '94

Tuesday November 10th 1998 12:06:42


Name: Amber p Schaefer
E-mail address: ambular9@hotmail.com
Comments: wonderful page soo happy I found It I will miss them both!!! my love and thoughts with you all Amber

Tuesday November 10th 1998 06:28:33


Name: Sami
Comments: Nancy, this is truly a beautiful tribute to Ryan and Scotty. Unfortunately, I never had the opportunity to meet Ryan, but if he was anything like Scotty, I know I would have loved him. Scotty meant so much to me. He will always be one of my best friends and he will always be in my heart. I want to thank you, Steve, Sandy, Mark, and everyone else for letting me practically be a part of your family. You all mean more to me than you will ever know. "I love you, bud!"

Monday November 9th 1998 02:44:56


Name: Lisa Molitor
E-mail address: applesauce1@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Woods/5629
Comments: Nancy, your site is absolutely beautiful, and a wonderful tribute to your son and nephew. Thank you so much for visiting Scooter's page, and for signing my guestbook. It does get easier with time, but one will never be the same again. May you take comfort in the knowledge that the boys are in a place of love and light. God Bless. Lisa

Sunday November 8th 1998 07:34:15


Name: John
E-mail address: bigj@inficad.com
Homepage URL: http://www.inficad.com/~bigj
Comments: What a beaitiful site, and a heart breaking story. I am so sorry for your loss. I know what it feels like. I cried while reading your story. My heart is still so raw from my loss. Thank you for visiting Aimee's Home, and signing the guest book. It means a lot to me. My love and prayers are with you. John

Saturday November 7th 1998 03:37:19


Name: Magdalena
Comments: Thank you for sharing your story - I'm so sorry for your loss. I have also suffered the loss of my only son in 1995.

Friday November 6th 1998 01:45:14


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Jo Ann
E-mail address: jsb0811@tca.net
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Meadows/2474/Scott_Boggan/Scott.html
Comments: I know how difficult this is and it does get easier although I feel like I take 2 steps forward and 10 backwards some days. This site is very pretty. I just found out that the URL for my Son's page was incorrect so I wanted to share it with everybody.

Friday November 6th 1998 11:30:55


Name: Jo Ann
E-mail address: jab0811@tca.net
Homepage URL: http:// www.geocities.com/~tcfatlanta/Scott_Boggan/Scott.html
Comments: My heart goes out to you, I also lost my son in an auto accident. He was 18 1/2 yrs. old. I find comfort in trying to help other people and I really enjoyed your page.

Thursday November 5th 1998 10:52:45


Name: Ed Stephenson
E-mail address: eastephenson@webtv.net
Comments: Dec 10 the day in my life I wont forget, or I should say we wont ever forget. Thats the day,we lost our Ryan. This is about the time, last year he went into the hospital. I took for granted everthing would workout. The doctors would fix the problem and he would come home, but he never came home. I stood thier and watched him die.I told God, hey if your going to take my son you have to take me to, but he didnt. Im still here strugling,reliving the day I lost him, in my mind. His birthday is Dec 19 This year he would have been 12 When I think of what ive lost its really hard to go on with my life We miss you Ryan and love you with all our hearts, be happy with Jesus and Mary..LOVE ED ANGIE AND ASHLEY..........

Wednesday November 4th 1998 09:58:25


Name: Millie Duncan
E-mail address: cmduncan@aol.com
Comments: I am so sorry for your loss. My 19 month old son Shane died on March 20, 1976 and as you said you only learn to live with the pain.

Wednesday November 4th 1998 06:18:46


Name: Larry Sicking
E-mail address: lasicking@equilon.com

Tuesday November 3rd 1998 07:52:25


Name: Robin Saling
E-mail address: robinseye@adiis.net
Homepage URL: http://www.geocites.com/~robinseye
Comments: I so sorry for your loss and our Prayers are with you. Robin

Tuesday November 3rd 1998 05:35:16


Name: BRENDA REYNOLDS
E-mail address: islauto@gate.net
Comments: THE UPDATE IS SO BEAUTIFUL, MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY. IT IS SO SPECIAL TO REMEMBER RYAN AND SCOTT IN THIS SPECIAL WAY. SOMETIMES I JUST LOG ON AT THE END OF THE DAY TO SAY A SPECIAL PRAYER FOR YOU.. GOD BLESS, BRENDA

Monday November 2nd 1998 04:01:49


Name: Jenny Elledge
E-mail address: jene203@hotmail.com
Comments: Nancy, The updates you made to this are beautiful. The music sets it off. I want to say Thank You to you for all the wonderful acts of love you have shown me. Ryan was really lucky to have such a wonderful family. Zane and Mazey are so fortunate to have such loving people in their lives. I also feel very fortunate to have you as my family too. You guys are the best. I know that Ryan will rest in peace, for no one else in this world could love those babies more than you! Scotty and Ryan are watching over us everyday, may we all rest easier knowing we now have two beautiful guardian angels. I love you all very much. Thank You fro making me feel so loved in return. May God bless you! Love, Jenny

Sunday November 1st 1998 02:31:49


Name: Diane
E-mail address: walt1@alltel.net
Homepage URL: http://inlovingmemory.freeservers.com
Comments: I am so sorry for your lost angel, I to lost an angel. My Identical twin sister Barbara so, I know to well of the pain that you feel. All my prayers are with you and your family and my god bless you all.

Sunday November 1st 1998 01:00:09


Name: Rachelle Aud
Comments: Mommy, Thank you so much for this tribute to Ryan and Scotty. Knowing that others will know our story and share our sorrow helps me to heal. I am so thankful for Ryan. I realize that he completed my life. Fortunately, I realized this many years ago and I made sure that he knew it. I am grateful to you and Daddy for the gift of such a giving and loving Brother. I hope that both of you know that because of all that you gave us we never really wanted for anything. I miss Ryan desperately, but I also feel fortunate. He enriched my life in so many ways. We are so lucky that he left us Zane and Mazey. I am also grateful to you for showing me the way to the Lord. I realize now that joining The Church prepared me for our tragedy. My faith helps me to know that my Brother is safe and protected. It is that assurance that helps me to go on each day. Ryan is the bravest and strongest person I have ever known. Memories of him will live in my heart forever. He is so much apart of me. I am so grateful for such a loving family, and so was Ryan. May God bless Ryan, Scotty, and all of us left here, especially Zane and Mazey, with Peace. I Love You, Shelly

Friday October 30th 1998 09:05:38


Name: Bev
E-mail address: BBothwell@aol.com
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/Villa/1542
Comments: Thanks for the email..anytime. A very nice memorial you have So sad..it wasnt supposed to be like this was it.

Thursday October 29th 1998 04:49:13


Name: Stacey Brooks
E-mail address: tebrooks68@juno.com

Thursday October 29th 1998 11:32:52


Name: Gina O'Brien
E-mail address: obrieng@msnotes.wustl.edu
Comments: I cannot imagine what pain your family is going through. I hope in time that it lessens. I am sure Ryan is so thankful that you and Steve have Zane and Mazey. You can keep his memory alive and tell them what a great daddy and person he was. You are such wonderful and spiritual people. I pray for you and think of you often. This website is a beautiful memorial and I'm sure took a lot of strength to make.

Tuesday October 27th 1998 11:31:42


Name: Cindy Baird
E-mail address: horsey@access.net.au
Homepage URL: http://members.xoom.com/MandyBaird/index.html
Comments: Im sorry for your loss... this is a wonderful way to remember them.. God Bless

Tuesday October 20th 1998 08:59:28


Name: Tammie
E-mail address: whizy@us.hsanet.net
Homepage URL: http://www.tammie.dyn.ml.org

Comments: What a loving tribute! Your stories have touched my heart! What a beautiful site you have here! God bless you and be with you!!

 

Monday October 19th 1998 11:08:32


Name: Anneli Åström
E-mail address: momofangel@telia.com
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Park/9011/
Comments: Hello ! I have read your story and cried now ! I want to thank you for the strength of charing it with everyoone ! Love from anneli (Rasmus mom at http://user.tninet.se/~tir474o/eng/index.htm )

Sunday October 18th 1998 04:03:34


Name: Judi
E-mail address: judir@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/heartland/estates/7589
Comments: My thoughts are with both families and the friends of Ryan and Scott. May you find comfort and peace in sharing their story and remembering all the fond memories you have shared. I hope that others will be reminded about the dangers in drinking and driving. If only one other life is spared, the sharing of your tragic story will be worth the time you have spent. Please accept my sincere words of encouragement as you walk the long road of grief. My son, Jeff passed away five years ago, I do understand. Please come by my website as we share memories past and present. Judi

Friday October 16th 1998 09:41:58


Name: Anita McMillan
E-mail address: Macgabby01@aol.com
Comments: My prayers are with you. Please remember always, that through our Lord and Savior you will be with your precious child and nephew again.

Thursday October 8th 1998 07:55:25


Name: Fran Blaz
E-mail address: Dreamcruiz@aol.com
Comments: May God bless you all.

Thursday October 8th 1998 07:54:37


Name: Jill Miller
E-mail address: ItsQT@aol.com
Homepage URL: Wood River, IL
Comments: I can not imagine the grief the families must feel. I remember the early morning phone call telling us of this tragic news. I know the boys are kept alive in all our hearts, through the precious memories. I pray you all continue to heal, the boys would want it that way.

Wednesday October 7th 1998 08:22:26


Name: Mandi Healy
E-mail address: Mhealy8423@AOL.COM

Wednesday October 7th 1998 08:18:07


Name: Bev (Killebrew) Phelps
E-mail address: tippenring@bigfoot.com
Comments: On Nov 6, 1997 I had a beautiful healthy baby boy. I go to bed every night thanking God for him. I can't even imagine what it would be like losing him. My prayers are with you all in your terrible loss. I only remember Scotty when he was a little boy. Sitting in Church next to his sister Kim, and Mom and Dad. Kim talked a lot about her little brother. She was always so proud of him. May God be with you all. And may Ryan and Scotty fly now with the rest of the angels above.

Wednesday October 7th 1998 07:49:02


Name: Michelle
E-mail address: carter33@acadia.net
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/villa/6697
Comments: What an awful thing for your family to go through. We can only pray that websites like ours will make someone realize the dangers of drunk driving. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Saturday October 3rd 1998 10:32:44


Name: Angie Rynearson
Email: rynearsn@dave-world.net
Comments: Scotty was 12 years old the first time I met him. He came to visit Kim at Eastern when we were students there. I loved that boy from the first minute I laid eyes on him! I remember feeling "cheated" because I didn't have a sweet little brother like him. I never imagined that Kim and her family would feel that same "cheated" feeling someday. Scotty gave more love to people in the short 19 years that he lived than some people will ever experience in their lifetime. Each time that I saw Scotty, he always made me feel like I was an important part of his life. I really miss him, but I find a smile swelling up inside me whenever I think of a "Scotty" story!

Wednesday September 30th 1998 10:16:12


Name: Angie Rynearson
Email: rynearsn@dave-world.net
Comments: I remember the first time I met Ryan. He was so quiet and self-contained. He was about to become a father for the first time. I imagine that Ryan had no idea what was to come of his life. The gift of a precious son, then the gift of a precious daughter, while the GREATEST of families stood by him. I did not know on that first day that I met Ryan that his life would end so abruptly. I am glad that I did get to meet him, experience his "hidden" smile, and am still blessed with knowing his family. My husband, Steve, and I have said from the first day we met the Aud's and the Rhodes' that we have probably met one of the nicest families EVER! Everything about their families was everything we dream of...and then tragedy struck. We admire the compassion and strong hearts that reveal so much about these families. Our love goes out whole heartedly to each of them as we cannot imagine their grief. I am glad I met Ryan for I will forever see him when I look into the eyes of Mazey and Zane.

Wednesday September 30th 1998 09:51:04


Name: Brenda Reynolds
Email: islauto@gate.net
Comments: I will never forget when Ryan came down to St. Simons Island to visit us with his friend, Jason Bardsley. Oh, he was such a good boy. We really enjoyed spending time with him. I can still see him and Jason climbing trees on Jekyll Island. They were really great kids. Usually boys that age (seems like they were 8 or 9), can really drive you nuts...not them! They walked on the beach looking for shells and swam in the ocean. Ryan had such a positive attitude about everything, that was what made him such a wonderful little guy. When my daughter, Valerie, first became friends with Ryan's sister, Shelly, I knew right away that both Shelly and Ryan were very special kids. I can remember when they got their new puppy, NICK. Ryan was so much smaller than Nick. Nick would barrell Ryan over onto the ground, but Ryan loved it. God Bless all who touched Ryan's life, and all whose lives he touched. Ryan will live on forever in many hearts, I know he'll live on in mine. Sincerely, BRENDA REYNOLDS

Wednesday September 30th 1998 04:16:43


Name: Patrick Anderson
Email: anderson@stclair.k12.il.us
Comments: This is a beautiful way to remember two wonderful people. Ryan and Scotty would be so proud to know how many people love and cared for them. I am glad that everyone in the world will now have a chance to see how much love and kindness Scotty and Ryan had to offer.

Wednesday September 30th 1998 11:23:42


Name: Brenda Strenge
Email: bstrenge@prairie.lakes.com
Homepage URL: http://www.Geocities.com/Heartland/Woods/2663/
Comments: My sincere condolences to the family and friends of two very nice looking young men. May God bring you the peace that passes all understanding. God Bless you with his peace and healing.

Tuesday September 29th 1998 09:15:26


Name: Valerie Reynolds Johnson
Email: islauto@gate.net
Comments: Ryan is forever in our hearts. He was a gift to this world from God, and we should be so very grateful that we were able to experience Ryan's life. There are two parts of Ryan left on this earth that will go on and show just what a wonderful person he was and they need all the prayer and love that they can receive. I, myself, thank God for Nancy, Steve and Shelly. They will give Zane and Mazey what they need, and for that they are what I consider "angels on earth". God bless all who mourn the loss of Ryan, and may each of us realize the gift that he was. VALERIE REYNOLDS JOHNSON

Tuesday September 29th 1998 07:38:45


Name: Trina
Comments: Nancy this letter is really nice , it is also sad. you are a very strong person , to be able to write sych a letter. i'm glad i got the chance to read this.

Monday September 28th 1998 03:25:19


Name: Kathalise MArtin
Email: jkmartin@kymtnet.org
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/2156
Comments: Where do I start? I am so very touched by your loving tribute to Scotty and Ryan. It is so sad to lose children so young.This story had a profound effect on me, as it was so like my son Paul and his cousin Jason. They two, are always together. The pictures when Scotty and Ryan were small could have been them. I know there is nothing I can say that will ease your pain. No one can; it will never cease, just become more bearable. I wish you and your whole family peace. I know that there is no way I can say, I know how you feel, I don't. I can't imagine.My heart goes out to you and your families. GOD BLESS and WHAT BEAUTIFUL YOUNG MEN YOU WERE BLESSED WITH.

Monday September 28th 1998 09:24:43


Name: Jenny Elledge
Email: Jene203@hotmail.com
Comments: Nancy this is truly beautiful! Ryan and Scotty will be remembered forever. I love you.

Wednesday September 23rd 1998 02:10:14


Name: Ginger
Email: InHisHand2@aol.com
Homepage URL: http://members.aol.com/InHand2/JIMSWEB.html
Comments: wonderful site. May God always bless you

Tuesday September 22nd 1998 06:05:07


Name: Mike & Charlotte Anderson
Email: andrtuppr2@aol.com
Comments: Very nice tribute to Ryan & Scotty.

Tuesday September 22nd 1998 05:36:08


Name: Lorry Ann Setaro
Email: Lorryann@aol.com
Comments: I don't have the words to express my feelings. Your story touched something deep inside me. I will always remember Ryan and Scott. I believe that you will do a wonderful job with your Sons children. You loved him so much there is doubt in my mind. You and your family are in my prayers.

Monday September 21st 1998 07:20:41


Name: Karen McCombs
Email: karenmccombs@greenwood.net
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/Wellesley/Garden/4922/
Comments: I am so sorry to hear of the deaths of Scotty and Ryan. No family should have to lose two loved ones. But they do. I lost my son and granddaughter, both in the last 11 months. My prayers are with you. I know the pain you are feeling. If you need to talk, write to me. I am a MOM also. Karen

Saturday September 19th 1998 02:00:44


Name:

Karen Scott
Email: kscott@c-zone.net
Homepage URL: http://www.angelfire.com/ca2/missread
Comments: Your story in memory of Ryan and Scott ,touched my heart I know words cannot express the pain you and your family feel,The only time I can ever get any type of comfort, is talking to other bereaved parents as well,people who havent been thru what u and I have dont have a connection, of course this is my own opinion, take care and if you ever need some to talk with I would be more than happy too. My sweet angel in heaven Sarah is with your angels above.. Take care, Karen

Wednesday September 16th 1998 05:26:33


Name: Judy
Email: jjkbrs@win.bright.net
Comments: Your tributes, letters etc. in memory of Ryan and Scott are beautiful. It was 5 yrs, 7-24, that my 21 yr old son, Brad, died in a car accident. He also lived much life in his short time on this earth with us. He worked hard and played hard, and was also well liked and a friend to many. We are also fortunate for the many people who can to say good bye to our son, and the love and compassion people showed us and our daughter, Brenda. We miss our son so much. It is not that we don't love our daughter, because we do very much, it is just that you miss the loved one not with us. Keep in touch. Thanks for your sharing. Judy

Saturday September 5th 1998 08:44:43


Name:

Karen Greene
Email: flowerhill@harborside.com
Comments: Nancy, how strong of you to be able to write such a beautiful memorial, so soon after the accident. It has been four years since I lost my 2 sons, Seth & Jacob, my daughters name is Rachele, also. I plan to be able to write a memeorial someday, and you give me hope.

Saturday September 5th 1998 11:59:22

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