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Thank you so much for sharing these photos with us. I hope you are doing well.
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56S,

You're welcome.

Every day, I've a lot of minutes and moments of crying, being sad, emotional and upset over the loss of Dean, our marriage, our wonderful, loving and fun relationship and our life we had together.

It's been less than 2 weeks, since he passed away and its been rough.

Being on RFC, I feel a closeness/connection to Dean and it helps when I'm posting to deal with the loss.

And using his username to post under helps.

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56S,

You're welcome.

Every day, I've a lot of minutes and moments of crying, being sad, emotional and upset over the loss of Dean, our marriage, our wonderful, loving and fun relationship and our life we had together.

It's been less than 2 weeks, since he passed away and its been rough.

Being on RFC, I feel a closeness/connection to Dean and it helps when I'm posting to deal with the loss.

And using his username to post under helps.

Marilyn

You keep posting and we will be right here for you. He was a heck of a guy and as we know "Behind every great man is a great woman". Yeah it is old fashioned but often true.
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You keep posting and we will be right here for you. He was a heck of a guy and as we know "Behind every great man is a great woman". Yeah it is old fashioned but often true.
Vincent,

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You keep posting and we will be right here for you. He was a heck of a guy and as we know "Behind every great man is a great woman". Yeah it is old fashioned but often true.


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labratt104,

Sorry, I didn't see your post till now.

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Since photos in TWH will get deleted sooner or later, I thought I'd post these photos in the Airplane forum/thread, as well as, Dean's Photos, so they'll always be here to look at.



Some photos of Dean, having to do with Dean and/or Dean and I....

Mantle:



Years ago, while he was living in KY and before Dean met me, He had high score at the IN gun range and this clock was his prize. He picked the wood out and had it made. Used primers are at 12, 1, 2 and so on. The clock stopped last year [needs new batteries], but Dean couldn't get up to change it and neither could I].






Years ago, I was in a Hallmark store, spotted this Gun Nut and knew I just had to get it for Dean!






When Dean was in Berlin, Germany, between Thanksgiving and Christmas 1996 getting Comair Jet training, he was at the outdoor Christmas Markets, spotted someone making glass items, bought this for me, since he knew I loved the birds so much and surprised me with it when he got back home. A treasure! I like to think it's Dean and me, as the two birds in the tree.


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This was the other photo frame that I had at Dean's Memorial Service. I ordered this frame from Amazon the night before Dean passed away.








The photo of Dean [10-10-96] I took 10 days after we got married and were back home from our FL wedding trip. Looks tanned and handsome!










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The front of Dean's Urn box.






A closeup of the photo on the mantle of our first Christmas! My OH brother and his wife were having all the family members for Christmas. I love and treasure this photo. [photo is on the right edge of the Flag].






[It started to rain in the evening, right before Dean and I were to be married, so it delayed us some.] We had a public official person marry us and this one of our wedding photos she took of us right afterward. We were staying at one of the cottages of the resort on Siesta Key, FL when this one was taken. This is before we went next door for our wedding dinner.








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This photo is a closeup of Dean and I taken on 3-26-97 at the CVG airport on Comair's 20th Anniversary in front of the 20th Anniversary jet.

[photo on mantle is in front of the Flag and on the right side of it]


These photos; I'm taking digital photos of printed photos.







Years ago, Dean and I were traveling back from IN and we came through Columbus, IN. We stopped and one of the shops had this Blushing Bunny [think the same people make this, as the Cherished Teddies figurines]. Dean and I love bunnies and I especially love this one for what it says on the bottom of it. "You're A Blessing From Above".

I know that it's meant, as a baby from above, but in my eyes and mind, it's that Dean was a Blessing to Me from above [or, we were both Blessings to each other from above!]







It's sits on the far left of the mantle next to the Gun Nut.

Between these two figurines and the photo of Dean and my first Christmas, sits a tiny Comair CRJ [jet] like Dean flew for Comair.

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Old 12-28-2020, 10:18 AM
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As I was going through our large personal photo files of Dean and me, I found this photo of Dean from May 2007 taken at our local home range at Crittenden, KY.

He's holding two of his prized and favorite Calfee XP-100's 22LR. He had won the Runt Aggregate, shooting both. [40x40 and 40x40] Runts are one fifth scale of the the IHMSA larger targets. The top gun is #33 [as he always referred to it and called it] and the bottom one is #8 [as he always referred to it and called it].


Bill Calfee numbers his guns and that's why Dean refers to them that way.







It's similar to another one that was taken that day, that I've posted before, but has more sun on Dean and you can see his eyes in this one.

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While looking in the gun safe to see if there was possibly a Birth Cert. for Dean:



When I was going through the gun safe yesterday, I couldn't help but look at a few of Dean's guns.

Bond XP-100 7mm International [Sassy Grass Paint] I always told Dean, that with that paint, he'd be outstanding in the field, since it shows at a distance so well, as close up!










Anschutz Exemplar [Bill Calfee did a lot of custom work for Dean]















I'll do another post, so I don't tie things up with a lot of photos in each posts.



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This gun is one Dean's favorites to shoot and Dean has said it is his most accurate gun!

Calfee XP-100 Custom .22LR [Dean always referred it as #8, since that is the number Bill Calfee numbered it as] Dean bought this from another shooter at the first Tusco IHMSA match in OH in 2002. He was so thrilled to get it and thrilled after he called me about it, that I said, sure get it, or something like that along those lines! [had to have another Calfee gun! ]






This gun is another Calfee XP100 Custom .22LR [1989] and numbered #33 and that's how Dean always referred to it as and call it.

This is a newer paint [2006] on it and it looks beautiful in the sun!





This is both of them in one photo. Taken at our local gun range [state owned]





Dean holding both of them, before the new 2006 paint on the top and "first" one. The second photo is Dean with more sun on him and the guns and was taken the same day in 2005.








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This gun is one that I absolutely love! I love the Stars and Stripes paint on it! I'd love to keep this one and not sell it, just that for that reason!


I just had to handle this one [with gloves on], look it all over [and not drool on it, LOL] before putting it back into the safe.


Rem XP-100R Custom 35








This next one is another really cool gun. I love the paint color on this one! It's the Chevorlet Red Tint Paint color that was offered on their 2004 [at least] cars. He's got over $2500 in this one including purchase price and work done on it.


XP-100 308 Win.





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The next gun of Dean's I didn't take out [ran out of time], but I could see it when I had the safe opened. First long gun upright.


The Calfee Kimber 82 Government .22LR BR-50 Rifle. Custom work by Bill Calfee. Photo below shows Dean [Our Esteemed Pilot] holding it. Dean loved that gun and loved the work Bill Calfee did to it.







Bill Calfee wrote;


"Dean Grua kicked out the first 4000 plus BR-50 card with a Kimber....

Actually it might be the only one kicked out by a Kimber.


This was 26 years ago, 1994....at Indy...

It's a Government Model 82...


The Kimber factory put the barrel on backwards.....

It was tight at the chamber and loose at the crown.....


Course it didn't shoot.....

That's why Dean brought it to me......


Anyway, some pictures, text later...


Marylin, course you already know this....

But....

That Kimber is one of Dean's prized possessions....."




To see the other photos that Bill Calfee has of this gun and Dean, click on this link and scroll down.


http://www.wwaccuracy.com/showthread.php?t=6287



Marilyn



EDITED: I don't know when this photo was taken of Dean, but since he has a T shirt that has the year 2006, it was then or later.



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