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"Threads of Love" Donor Memorial Quilt: Quilt 34

Edward F. Gursky

August, 1946-September, 2010

Airman, Scholar, Sailor, Poet

Husband, Father, and Grandfather


Deeply Loving and Generous Human Being

From his Wife

These are some of the words Ed lived by:

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,

And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;

...with silent, lifting mind I've trod

The high untrespassed sanctity or space

Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

From "High Flight" by John Gillespie Magee

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,

And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by...

And all I ask is a windy day and the white clouds flying

And the flung spray and the blown spume and the seagulls crying.

From "Sea Fever" by John Masefield

Gaudeamus igitur

Juvenes dum sumus

From "De Brevitate Vitae"

What I am is God's gift to me

What I do with it is my gift to God.

From Father Mark Hushen

Caron Treatment Centers

I think that our purpose on earth

Is to leave it

A little better than we found it.

Writings of Edward F. Gursky

Father Goose, you left every single thing and person that you touched a little better for having know you.

With all my love, forever.


November 2011

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