Lavern F. Mullen "Moon" - 73 years old

by Penny

One of his

One of his

My dad, Mr. Mullen, died very peacefully in my arms on 11/09/2007 at 5:37 p.m. He was a retired mail carrier, had been in the Army during the Korean war, fixed cuckoo clocks for people, was always willing to help anyone with anything it seemed. He taught me so many valuable lessons over the years: Honesty is always best, hard work does pay off, forgiveness is not easy but is what is best at times, you can't change people but you can change how you treat people. He was my best friend. He had such a dry sense of humor that only a few people, myself included, would understand. He usually had a smile on his face, sometimes a smirk. I feel so blessed to have had such a wonderful dad for so many years. He passed away due to lung cancer. He died very peacefully and was able to stay at home, those were his wishes. The morning that he passed away I had to go to nursing school. When I left that morning he asked when I would be back, I told him 4 pm. He put his hand on my shoulder, looked me in the eye, and said "I'll wait for you" which is exactly what he did.

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Mar 19, 2011
What a peaceful setting (the pict. you posted)
by: Julie

Isn't it hard to believe that it is still so hard so many years after? We lost my father in law 11/2008 to lung cancer that spread to brain cancer and it just seems like yesterday. He loved St. Patricks day and I just got so emotional that I visited the cemetary after my shift at the hospital and just sat there and cried for all that is gone. My father in law was so funny and loving, he was only 52, and so brave. Thank you for sharing your story. I know your dad as a mail carrier made a difference in a lot of peoples lives, just by having the simplest of conversations with them. God bless him.

Mar 16, 2011
What a Wonderful Man
by: Anonymous

Your dad was certainly a wonderful man. You must miss him terribly. Grief is the price tag on love. The more we love the higher the price we pay when they are no longer a part of our lives.

He taught them so may of life's lessons ~ it looks like your dad taught you as well. I also am a nurse. It is a very rewarding (but hard) profession.

Good luck to you and God bless. Always keep your dad in your heart. Remember....he will always love you.

God bless.

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