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Winter. Dead. (Patch photo by Todd Richissin, who danced on the grave.)
Arva Larva March 21, 2014 at 10:21 am
Nice article and fun facts. Not sure what forecast you're looking at, though. Mine says snow TuesdayRead More night!
Todd Richissin March 21, 2014 at 11:02 am
Spring snow, Arva! The old man's dead. Or so I wish. " (We'll consider Tuesday's chance of snowRead More showers a brief evil side of spring.)"
Davin Peterson March 21, 2014 at 12:26 pm
It may be spring, but there is a chance of snow Tuesday night into Wednesday of next week.
KathyCrest April 1, 2013 at 01:18 pm
I worked for National Geographic magazine for 38 years and would often see Mr. Breeden around theRead More "campus." He was an old-school gentleman, always polite and handsomely dressed. That continued into his retirement: I'd often run into Bob and his wife at McLean Family Restaurant, and no matter the time of day, they always looked like they had come straight from church. He'd open the door with a smile and a few kind words--always the gentleman.
Freddie March 7, 2013 at 07:42 pm
I likely have talked with Christopher. Everyone there is very friendly and helpful. This is veryRead More sad.
Catherine March 8, 2013 at 03:04 pm
Condolences to the McLean Hardware family and to Christopher's family. You are all an integral partRead More of our community - so helpful and friendly to all your customers - and always greeting everyone with a smile, as exemplified by this nice photo of your employee. This is very sad.
diana bork February 20, 2013 at 05:34 pm
sorry about those typos above. I need computer reading glasses. Mr. Mehr also encouraged all ofRead More the other small businesses in McLean. When he told me to purchase something and I was half-way down his dirt road, he yelled after me , "Be sure to buy it at McLean Hardware - it's family run". One Christmas, I was in bed recovering from something and called Zoe to ask about the possibility of delivering a Christmas trees. She said they didn't do it. Next thing I knew there was an enormous Christmas tree from Mr. Mehr in our front hall. And he would not take cash for it. Such a great man. He will be sorely missed.
Shack Pitcher February 21, 2013 at 02:38 pm
Stan! Although we were of different political persuasions I also enjoyed his deep interest inRead More national and local politics. I would offer to drive him to the retiree luncheon and found refreshing the one on one discussions which took place up until about two years ago. When I came to work at USDA in the early 60's we were in the same division and he was happy to help out a newcomer from California. He was devastated by Maria's passing after their extremely long partnership. His flowers have brought much happiness throughout the community.
Randall Murphy February 22, 2013 at 08:27 pm
A great mind lost.........Mr Mehr was a customer of ours for over 30 years. Always enjoyed inRead More engaging in lively conversation with this dear man. My Dad and I had a enormous repsect for Mr Stan. Wonderful family! My heart goes out to Julie, Zoe, and Tshering. I will never forget the advice and good memories from visiting this great little garden in the suburbs! Randall Murphy M & M Foliage Inc
Owen September 27, 2011 at 04:18 am
Thank you everyone for attending the beautiful memorial to our friend Thor - he will be missedRead More deeply by his Greenberrys family. What an inspiring person to so many of us - it was a great honer to share rememberences and thoughts about Thor last Wednesday evening. He would be a very proud man to know how much he impacted so man! What a wonderful life this is. Love to all. Thor will be with us in our hearts and our souls.
Bobby Batman September 27, 2011 at 04:50 pm
Greetings to All from Dubai, UAE. Sorry I could not be there to enjoy a story or two rememberingRead More Thor. Thor was a dear friend of more than 20 years. A true car buff with a passion for all that was class. He loved fine clothes and knew all about them inside and out and he also loved liquid silk. The red type, bold and old. Most importantly, he absolutely loved his children. He would have done anything for them. I spoke with him the Friday before he went to join his God. He spoke glowingly about his children and his love for them. A fathers love, deep and genuine with no theater. The only time I saw him cry in 20 years. Real tears. Thor was a true friend and if there is one thing I remember about him was the pain he went through for so many years to make sure that his children got the best education possible. He went out of his way in so many different ways, through thick and thin to deliver for them the best that he could. And he did! Thor was a man of many talents, Best of all was his talent for being a genuine friend. I will miss his smile and his resolve to taste success at every turn. May his God look after him. Bobby
sharon grant September 28, 2011 at 09:11 pm
This message is from George Reed-Dellinger I share the loss expressed above. Thor was President ofRead More the Holton-Arms Fathers association and he befriended me during a crummy divorce. In order to turn the tragedy of divorce into an adventure I moved the Washington Yacht Club and the Gangplank Marina when my daughter was 8 (we moved back to land when she was 16) . Every Labor Day for 10 years I held a "Back to School-End of Summer-Sunset Cruise on the Potomac" for her friends. Most of those years, the only parent who religiously attended was Thor. He will be sorely missed.
john adams September 7, 2011 at 01:52 pm
One could not have been more blessed than knowing Mark. John Adams, a family friend
Dodi Christiano September 27, 2011 at 12:57 pm
I am a psychotherapist who trained under Mark for several years. I owe much of my skill andRead More professional development to him. I plan to attend the Memorial service on Sunday. Dodi Christiano
Thelma Bradt October 2, 2011 at 06:32 pm
Mark Lawrence was my therapist off and on for 35 years. He literally saved my life after a veryRead More tumultuous childhood. He was brilliant, compassionate, loving. Adjectives can never describe what a beautiful person he was. We can be comforted by the help he gave so many and he continues to live on within all of us. Thelma Bradt
Ron Shafer July 29, 2011 at 05:23 pm
Bob Hampton was Mr. Baseball in McLean. He also was a great husband, father and grandfather. BobRead More still could get as excited as a kid when he talked about the time his hero Ted Williams invited him into Ted's house to talk hitting; until Ted reminded him, Bob was so excited that he forgot that his wife, Ruth, was still sitting in the car outside. Bob Hampton will be missed but he always will be remember as a major part of McLean Little League History. -- Ron Shafer in Williamsburg, author of The History of the McLean Little League.
Dave Roffman August 2, 2011 at 03:03 pm
These are the saddest of possible words, Bob Hampton, beloved Little Leauge coach, has died. ForRead More over 50 years, Bob Hampton coached, counseled, cheered on Little Leaguers, first in Vienna, Va. then McLean Little League on Westmoreland. His legacy to Northern Virginia baseball is unheralded. He was Mr. Baseball to so many of us who coached, to so many boys and girls who played on baseball diamonds in McLean. Everyone knew Bob Hampton. Bob helped me coach the 1995 American League and City Tournament championship team to titles. He worked with my pitchers, teaching them the nuances of throwing various pitches and how to get the right mindset before each game. I was fortunate to be his and Ruth's friend these past 25 years. I recall attending his 50th wedding anniversary and remember the love they both received from family and friends. People should always remember when they go the Little League park on Westmoreland, that every tree there was planted by Bob Hampton. Field Number Two was named after him. Hopefully they are flying the flag at half mast in his honor. You will be missed Bob Hampton. You will never be forgotten.
Eva Sonda December 13, 2012 at 01:41 am
It's been well over a year now since my grandfathers' passing...I simply came to this page toRead More thankfully reread the lovely comments friends shared as I remember his beautiful soul and pray for his continual growth in all the worlds of God. LOVE you grandpa!!! ;)
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