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1999 GUESTBOOK

Cassandra Beth Montemurro Memorial Web Site
www.cassie-memorial.org

Thank you for signing our Guestbook and sharing your thoughts.
Feel free to e-mail Debbie or Vic Montemurro directly: webmasters@cassie-memorial.org

Read the archive of our 1998 Guestbook

Daniel Penberg - 07/29/99 03:32:58
My Email:knickguyny@aol.com
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: everyday I was with her

Comments:
man its been about a year since I last saw this page and everyday it gets harder and harder to get on without her sitting next to you in math or working at your lab table in science. and I know I'm not the only one but I cant help but feel alone and hurt and sad and just the other night I couldn't even talk or stand up because of the grief I was in. ok but there ya go love stinks what can you do a



Shyla - 07/22/99 12:50:13
My URL:http://expage.com/page/starsparkledomain
My Email:blueflower70@hotmail.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: No
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Beverly Cleary
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: No, Sorry.

Comments:
Hello. My name is Shyla, and I found a link to this page from another web page and I think this page is great. I'm sorry that she had to die at such a young age. She seems to be a very wonderful person. :)



Jennie Logan - 07/21/99 15:50:02
My Email:cinderella224@hotmail.com

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Stephanie Testa - 07/21/99 00:01:23
My Email:Tumblr14@aol.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: um...
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Dr.Suess
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: she was absolutely beautiful

Comments:
I think about Cassie everyday. I'm so glad that she was able to be a part of me. I know she still is. I'm so happy that all of her friends are able to be strong together and get through this. Thanks to everyone that has helped me. I love you all. I miss y u and love you Cassie!



Varda - 07/16/99 15:44:10
My Email:VWendroff@aol.com
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Grenn Eggs and Ham

Comments:
I appreciate your beautiful tribute to your daughter. Thank you for sharing it with me. I am a bereaved parent and I want someone to remember my daughter Lauren. THANKS



Lance T. Dill hunt - 07/13/99 12:21:58
My Email:ltdillah@ms26.hinet.net
Any books or authors to recommend?: Rattlebone by Maxine Clair
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Where the Wild Things Are

Comments:
I remember Cassie as a young girl following her daddy around backstage at Patchouge-Medford High School. She was as much a fixture as the lights, the fly bars, the old beat up couch were. She, carrying around Cheeky Bear Brown Fabric; her teddy bear. Darling angel.



Melissa - 07/10/99 21:36:52
My Email:BtaflyBaby@aol.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: The Face on the Milk Carton is my favorite book. Cassie was the one who told me about it,
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: I remember one party I had it was my ninth birthday and my aunt had given me all of her old clothes that she didn't wear anymore so at the party Cassie and I came up with the idea of playing dress up it was the best everyone was running around and dancing in all these fancy clothes I will never forget the outfit Cassie picked out i actually have a picture of her in it.

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jackie midiri - 07/09/99 18:25:31
My Email:dream9485@aol.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: no
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: 3 little pigs
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: no i didnt know her but she is beutiful and her sprit will live 4 ever in all of our minds

Comments:
your daughter is a beutiful and loving girl she will live 4 ever in our minds



Vickie - 06/29/99 06:11:06
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/southbeach/sandbar/6668/index.html
My Email:BLuEAnJeL2@aol.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: Steven King is a great author and The Diary of Anne Frank is a good book.
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: Yea

Comments:
Cassie was such a great person as everyone knew... apparently it runs in the family. Great web site!



Steven Schneibolk - 06/25/99 05:46:57
My Email:ikenmike47@aol.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: Chicken Soup for the Teenage soul
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Doctor Suess
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: N/A

Comments:
I am sorry but I didnt know her. My uncle died and my grandmother is a part of compassionate friends. I got the adress for this web page through the national conference of 1999 in Portland Oregon. I am only 13 but Ithought I would pay my respects by comi g to this web page. God bless Cassie's family.



Alison Kavanagh - 06/22/99 20:53:56
My Email:ldybg584
Any books or authors to recommend?: Chiken Noodle Soup for the Soul
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: mother goose
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: In 5th grade like the 2nd week of school andeverybody had there clicks and i wasn't in any of them so Cassie came to my desk and ate lunch together

Comments:
I never really got to thank her for that day she made me feel that i had a friend.i miss her very much but i know she with me every step of the way. I hope she knows that she has influenced my life, when i see someone without any friends sitting there all alone i go up to them and invite them to sit w/ my friends and i thats all because of her.



Kandice Johnson - 06/19/99 23:51:55
My Email:Kandi5814@aol.com
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: her attitude towards the world

Comments:
Cassie is an outstanding person i knew her for about a year but it felt like a lifetime.she was always the little qiuet one in the back of the room but once you spoke to her she was like a neverending friend always there when you needed her. and her smile could lighten up a room. you'll never be forgoten cassie.WE LOVE YOU.:)



Megan Kolm - 06/16/99 22:30:29
My Email:Giggle853@aol.com
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: yes. We weren't best of friends just aqcuantices. I remember when i was in 6th and she was in 7th we were both doing nyssma. I r member we both were waiting for our turns to go in and sing in front of the judge. I was so scared. We started talking and she was such a nice person and had the greatest smile. Ever since then we always said hi and waved to each-other. I got an Outst nding that year in nyssma. I thank her for talking to me when i was scared.,

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I think this is awesome. I regret not getting to know her better but the little friendship we formed was better than nothing. She probably wou;dn't have remembered me if she was still with us today but i remember her and thats all the matters. Your in y thoughts, Cassie. Megan Kolm



Lindsay Kassner - 06/16/99 22:00:12

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Madison Kilgore - 06/15/99 03:50:00
My URL:http://www.angelfire.com/ms/madison
My Email:maddy_boo@yahoo.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: Jean Craighead George; Julie of the Wolves
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: The Littlest Angel
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: Unfortunately, I never had a chance to meet Cassie

Comments:
I was roaming around on the internet one day when I came across this page. I'm 13 years old myself, and I got to thinking how it would be if something were to happen to me or one of my friends at such a young age. This site and the stories and comments ab ut Cassie really touched my heart. I regret never having met Cassie, and I would just like to say what a remarkable and talented person she was.



Melissa - 06/13/99 21:34:13
My Email:Lissa465@aol.com
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: Her Smile

Comments:
I know I signed this like a 100 times but I'm just checking up on you guys. And to let you know I'm here for anyone if you need to talk. I love you Cassie. Love, Melissa



Matt Alfieri - 06/13/99 01:43:58
My Email:lax32lax@aol.com
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: She was in my 7th grade homeroom

Comments:
I really never knew Cassie.She was in my 7th grade homeroom and i noticed her,but i never got to know her more.She was a sweet girl.Everybody loved her.I never talked about it to anyone until i saw her picture in my girlfriend Steph Testa`s rooma while ag .We talked about her and i got to know her a little better.I just want to say that my heart is with Cassie and her family and that i wish i had gotten to know her alot better.



chris - 06/13/99 00:56:05
My Email:blueye078@aol.com
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: cat in the hat

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Jenn Chmielewski - 06/13/99 00:51:48
My Email:broksbabe1@hotmail.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: L.M. Montgomery
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Beverly Clearly
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: she always made me smile

Comments:
I didn't know her that well but she always made people smile and it was a joy to see hers. The class of 2002 will never forget her and her memories



roxiegrl7 - 06/12/99 23:40:43

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Colleen - 06/12/99 23:26:28
My Email:Clofus284@aol.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: Any of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books are great and touching.
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Berenstein Bears & Shel Silverstein
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: Yes

Comments:
I have so many memories of Cassie! First though, I need to thank her for something that she got me into that changed my life. In 3rd grade, Cassie would always tell me with great pride about Maya's acting and her family's involvement with Kids 4 Kids. hanks to Cassie, I decided to try drama club and now I've been in many plays. Thanks, Cass for helping get me involved in something that I want to possibly do for the rest of my life. You're my angel up in heaven and I know that you're still supporting e!



andrew mannino - 06/12/99 04:30:19
My Email:drewman711@aol.com
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: i remember seeing Cassie in fifth grade trying out for her solo. i remember she had the sweetest voice i have ever heard

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wei wei zhang - 06/12/99 00:28:10
My Email:weiweikool@hotmail.com
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: green eggs and ham

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wei wei zhang - 06/12/99 00:27:56
My Email:weiweikool@hotmail.com
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: green eggs and ham

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lj - 06/08/99 20:46:15

Comments:
here is the poem sorry! ANGEL You change my life you helped me grow You meant so much You will never Deep inside my feelings are shown It's hard to express but i know i have you and you will never leave me alone



COLLEEN MCC - 06/08/99 16:16:46
My Email:SPRNOVA27@AOL.COM

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Laurajean Farina - 06/08/99 02:07:31
My Email:butrflyoo6@aol.com

Comments:
I haven't signed the book and i felt like i should but i would also like to include a poem that i wrote!



- 06/07/99 19:19:17

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- 06/07/99 19:19:00
My Email:troubleoo6@aol.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: the giver
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: yup

Comments:
I remember cassie through every thing i do because we had similar interests. Such as Orcherstra, soccer, and chorus. I miss her so much and because of her i stop to think What would cassie do? and that usually helps me solve the problem or help me get thr ugh tough times! i wish i could tell you guys all of my memories but i can't because there are too many happy ones to share at once. but one thing that i will always remember is her purple crystal that she always wore!



Robert S. Fantel - 06/05/99 17:12:49
My Email:GQMAN001
Any books or authors to recommend?: Annemarie Stamatatos
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Cat in the Hat
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: Annmarie Stamatatos

Comments:
When someone or something touches a person that I love I know that that person is unique, precious, and beautiful! When another human enriches someones else`s life so deeply just by being the person that they are, they have truly left an incredible impact on the world. At the beginning when we are seperated from that person, we are filled with sorrow, and grieve for the loss of that special someone who has enriched our life. But as time passes we realize that that person has never left us at all, for they ave been right by our side and always will be. For the depth of their beauty has touched us so deeply that they have enabled us to touch others in the same way, allowing who they were and all that they meant to us to live on forever! The true, special peo le in this world, make an incredible impact upon all of us, without even realizing what they`ve done. For the gift that they have given us is a treasure of our lifetime, their true beauty of who they are and the impact that they left upon our lives is an ternal love for us to cherish throughout our lives!



Rossy Duarte - 05/31/99 01:10:52
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: How sweet she was

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Rossy Duarte - 05/31/99 01:10:39
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: How sweet she was

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Rossy Duarte - 05/31/99 00:45:16
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: How sweet she was

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Cassie was one of those people you only meet once in a lifetime. I didn't really get to know her as much as wanted to, but she was a great friend. To this day, I haven't met anyone as sweet and caring as Cassie. She truly is someone you can admire and ook up to. I think that making this website was a great idea. Keep up the good work. Cassie was a great person and people will always remember that.



Rebecca Zarmon - 05/30/99 14:54:45
My Email:fishybubul@aol.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: ANY!
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Mine? One fish two fish red fish blue fish
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: EVery single one

Comments:
+there's just too much to say+



Kelly and her best friend Jackie - 05/29/99 01:22:00
My Email:Fricky917@aol.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: Us! Actually, we do have a website that contains stories about the pop group the Backstreet Boys
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Beverly Cleary
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: When she taught me to play Super Mario Bros. at Patti's baby shower

Comments:
Hey Vic, Debbie, and Maya this page is really good. I showed to my best friend Jackie and she thinks it's really nice. I really liked the poems that her friends wrote, they were really great. Hope we can see you guys again sometime soon! Love, Kelly



Jessica Cortes - 05/27/99 23:50:08
My Email:mrcortes@suffolk.lib.ny.us
Any books or authors to recommend?: Ellen Foster
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Dr.Suess
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: her smile

Comments:
I think it's really great you guys have something like this for those of us who need a liitle something to turn to. I hope you're all doing well! Always loving Cassie,Jessica!



fred cocolicchio - 05/23/99 02:01:57

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JODI - 05/22/99 19:01:49
My Email:SHOREMON2
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: YES TONS BUT WE HAD THE MOST FUN IN TECH ED!

Comments:
CASSIE WAS A GREAT PERSON AS EVERYONE KNOWS! SHE ALWAYS A HAD SMILE ON HER FACE NO MATTER WHAT. SHE WAS SMART AND NEVER PUT ANYONE DOWN. SHE WAS THERE FOR YOU WHEN U NEEDED TO TALK OR WHATEVER...SHE WAS THERE! THE WORLD LOST ALOT WHEN CASSIE PAST AWAY. T IS IS A GREAT SITE AND I CAN'T WAIT TILL U UPDATE IT. YOU ARE ALWAYS IN MY BLESSING AND THOUGHTS.



Joyce Cocolicchio - 05/19/99 20:15:41

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I'm sorry that I have never had the pleasure of meeting Cassie and I can't even begin to think how you must feel the void but I hope as time passes that only the good memories will replace the sadness. I'm not very good with words at a time like this but I hope you know what I am trying to say to you.



jillian provenzano - 05/19/99 16:13:34
My Email:silvergal
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: the cat in the hat

Comments:
we were good friends and i miss her much i hope she is living a great after life in heaven



jillian provenzano - 05/19/99 16:13:31
My Email:silvergal
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: the cat in the hat

Comments:
we were good friends and i miss her much i hope she is living a great after life in heaven



maria - 05/19/99 00:30:31
My Email:mjm37@aolcom

Comments:
It was so very nice to see so many of Cassie's friends at the cemetery yesterday. So many lives have been touched by her life and death. Cassie's death has a surrealness to me and I will always be in disbelief. She is still a part of our family and always will be. We miss you. We love you Cassie B.



Steph Testa - 05/18/99 01:05:18
My Email:Tumblr14@aol.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: MATILDA!!!
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Roald Dahl
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: SOO MANY!!!!

Comments:
Cassie was such a great person. I never would have thought I would have to say goodbye since she was always there for everyone. Since her passing I have made such great friends. We dont know each other but we share one great thing and thats Cassie. She re lly brought out the best in people. Thanks for everything Cassie.I LOVE YOU!!!! We all miss you very much.



Patti,George,Katie,Ray - 05/18/99 00:09:09
My Email:pmontem@aol.com
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: Her Love for our Daughter Katelyn

Comments:
It's been one year ago today,but your Love is as fresh as yesterday. We miss you. You will be with us FOREVER. I really wish you were here Cassie.There's a new King's Quest; just can't play without you.



Christina - 05/17/99 21:27:17
My URL:http://angelfire.com/ny2/poetry4life/index.html
My Email:bariness99@hotmail.com
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: I have so many and it seems more and more like they're fading.

Comments:
It doesn't even feel like it's been a year! I remember all these memories, but it's so hard to remember her characteristics. I will always remember her. I know that she'll always be in my heart. Deb and Vic, I think you are soooo strong! You guys have don so much for everybody, thank you!



Melissa McManus - 05/17/99 20:21:16
My Email:Prncsm84@aol.com
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: Every time i think of a memory of Cassie it brings me to tears just knowing that she is gone but then i realize that she is happy up n heaven and i will always have the memories, they will stay alive forever and ever. And today being the one year anniversary i would like to have this chance to say that it is hard coping but it does get better and life dos go on. So Cassie u will always be in my mind and forever in my heart, that is where u live on.

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Sharissa Reiser - 05/17/99 20:11:30
My Email:twilight_1_2_3@yahoo.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: Ella Enchanted and The Woman in the Wall
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Spot, and Dr. Suess
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: God, I have so many memories of Cassie it would be impossible to name all of them!!! The thing I remeber most about Cassie is that she had the most amazing smile and she always had a kind word for everyone! ! Cassie was the sweetest, kindest, most wonderful person I have ever known. Whenever I told her anything she always listened and she never interrupted and she was so honest. She always believed in me and I could tell her anything. Whenever I was down she would always know how to cheer me up. She was a great friend.

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I cannot believe that a whole year has gone since Cass died. Cassie and died, those two words just don't seem to belong together. The only word I can think of to describe Cassie is "bright" and that is exactly what she was. The world just seems so empt without her. I can't believe that I will never see her again. I would give anything to see Cassie just one more time, just to tell her how much she means to me and how much I miss her and that we all love her. CASSIE WE MISS YOU!!!!!!! I <3 U



Caryn Silhan - 05/17/99 19:55:07
My Email:silhan@fnol.net

Comments:
It's been a whole year without Cassie. No matter what, Cassie will always be in our hearts, always. We will never ever forget what she brought to all of our lives and we will all remember what a blessing Cassie was to all of us. God bless you Cass!!! I Lo e Ya!!!



Josh Millrod - 05/17/99 11:23:34
My Email:Duckiecore@hotmail.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: Animal Farm, Johnny Got His Gun and Catcher In the Rye
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Dr. Seuss
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: I have so many.... most of them are little things like the time she grabbed my leg instead of a chair. I don't know why that one sticks out in my head but it does.

Comments:
All I want to say is that it's been one year and this has been a hard year. All I do is remember things about Cassie or things she did as habitual actions. I just wait for them to happen but they never will again and life will never be the same. I am fore er changed. Best wishes to the whole world especially the Montemurro family since this is probably a very hard time for you.



Leah Cocolicchio - 05/12/99 13:22:25
Any books or authors to recommend?: Chicken Soup For The Teenage Soul
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: I never got the chance to meet Cassie, I wish I had.

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Desiree Serra - 05/12/99 00:29:03
My Email:GapBttrfly@aol.com
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: I have so many. About a month ago I remember looking back through my 7th grade year book, and I read what Cassie wrote to me, I emember how she used the word "nifty!" she always said great words like that!

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Its been about a year later, and I felt that I needed to resign the guestbook. Having this guest book really makes me remember her specialness and what a great friend she was to me. It seems that every time I sign it, i have a new memory to add.



alex zeruto - 05/11/99 02:39:43
My Email:srdingo@aol.com

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My prayers are with you all. May God bless you with love this week. I cannot identify with your loss but I do believe that someday you will come to understand why thing had to be as they are. Acceptance is God's grace to us all. Thank you for sharing your child with me. She is a special person.



DARLENE ROTOLO - 05/10/99 02:25:14
My Email:ROMARD54@AOL.COM

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THE LAST TIME I SIGNED IN I DIDN'T LEAVE A MESSAGE BUT I DO WANT TO SHARE MY APPRECIATION TO MR. MONT FOR BEING SUCH A GREAT MENTOR TO MY DAUGHTER. VANESSA. I NEVER MET CASSIE BUT I DID GO TO THE WAKE AND FELT THE SPECIAL EFFECT SHE HAD ON THE PEOPLE IN H R LIFE, JUST BY THE PEOPLE WHO WERE THERE. NO PARENT SHOULD HAVE TO GO THROUGH WHAT YOU HAVE GONE THROUGH, BUT YOU TOO ARE SPECIAL PEOPLE AND BOTH MY DAUGHTERS, DARLENE ANNE AND VANESSA HAVE GREAT RESPECT FOR YOU AND AGAIN I WANT TO THANK YOU MR. MONT FOR BEING SUCH A KIND FRIEND TO VANESSA. I AM SURE TODAY IS HARD FOR YOU MRS. MONT BUT GOD SENT YOU SUCH A WONDERFUL GIFT AND NOW YOU ARE GIVING THAT GIFT TO US. THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU, SINCERELY, DARLENE ROTOLO



Jen Howell - 05/07/99 23:39:59
My Email:Jenabugg15@aol.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: Judy Blume
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: One fish two fish red fish blue fish!
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: Yes, Mrs. Dunn's class 5th grade. She was the princess i think and i was one of the servents.

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Even though after 4th grade i didnt really hang out with Cassie anymore she will always have a special place in my Heart!



- 05/07/99 02:13:36

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Cassie was the most colorful person i have ever met. She made me smile. She Made me laugh. Thank you soo much for this page. It helps all of us get through the tough times. I love you Cassie. I hope Cassie hs inspired everyone to be a better person, as he did to me. Thank you.



joanne drielak - 05/06/99 15:21:51
My URL:http://home.att.net/~jdrielak/

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JILLIAN PROVENZANO - 05/05/99 00:26:34
My Email:RP34@MSN.COM
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: DISNEY COLLECTION
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: BEING ON THE SOCCER FIELD

Comments:
I'M A FRIEND OF CASSIES THAT MOVED AWAY AT THE BEGINNING OF 8TH GRADE. CRISTINA TRONCOSO CALLED ME TO TELL ME THAT CASSIE PAST AWAY. I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO FEEL. NOW I DON'T REALLY REMEMBER HER THAT WELL AND I WISHED I GOT TO KNOW HER BETTER. CASSIE I HOPE IF YOU READ THIS FROM WHEREVER U ARE KNOW THAT I WISH U WERE HERE. I MISS PLAYING SOCCER WITH U WELL DO IT AGAIN SOMEDAY.... GOD MUST OF THOUGHT U WERE A REALLY SPECIAL PERSON BECAUSE AS U KNOW ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG. SEE U SOMEDAY LOVE YA FOREVER JILLIAN



Cristina Troncos - 05/04/99 20:34:52
My Email:user705119
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Mothers goose

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I wanted to tell you how much of a difference that Cassie made in my life. Let me start from the beginning.... In august of 1997 i had a major surgery on my leg i wasnt able to walk for 3 months. My first day of school was in December and cassie was in y first period class. I was so happy that she was in my class b/c i knew her before since i had eaten in her homeroom in 7th grade everyday. So when i first got into class she said "Hello " with the biggest smile ever. From then on we became really good f iends. She took me to my classes showed me short cuts to get to my classes quicker and even showed me how to draw(since i was horable at it) We sat together in Art and had lots of laughs!!!!! Then we found out that our teacher was pregant so Cassie and collected money so that we could get her something. Time went on and the unthinkable happened. I didnt know what i was goning to do Cassie was the greatest person in the world She was someone that i looked up to and still do!!!! She was so bright and filled with sunshine all the time. Thr reason why i looked up to her was b/c of her power not to let anyone discourage her or make her sad. When she passed away I thought all the time it shouldnt have happened to her She never did anything to hurt any ne, why wasnt it me i would say she had so much going for her she was on honor roll played soccer all things that made me want to be her or like her So know i tried my hardest at everything just so that maybe I CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE LIKE CASSIE DID NOT ONLY IN THE LIVES OF HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS BUT IN THE LIVES OF STRANGERS. the reason why i never wrote before was i didnt know what and how to say what i needed to say Sincerely, *Cristina Troncos



Terri Augustyniak - 05/02/99 15:14:26
My Email:Lips084@aol.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: Chicken Soup for the Tennage Soul Journal
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: Her wonderful prsonality and SMILE!

Comments:
Just because Cassie is not here, Does not mean she is not living.



Jill Malik - 05/02/99 00:40:12
My Email:jillness84@aol.com
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Green Eggs and Ham
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: Many memories which I'll always cherish.

Comments:
I've been vivisting this website ever since it first started but I could never bring myself to sign this guestbook. Well, now almost a year later, here I am. This website has helped many to overcome this tragic occurrence. Thank you. You know it's wei d how I think of Cassie now. She's everywhere I look. I can look back on the memories of her and I in 7th grade reading and smile. Or I remember in SCMEA how we talked the whole way there about how nervous we were. Cassie and I were always there for e ch other no matter what. That was always very special to me. She is very special to me. I thank you very much for making this website and helping many people through tough times. I will always cherish the memories Cassie and I had and her legacy will ive on through all of us who knew her so well. I have learned a lot about myself through all of this and Cassie has connected most of her friends closer than we ever were before. My heart goes out to all of you. Thank you for everything you have done.< r>



Vinny Carfora - 04/25/99 14:34:49
My URL:http://members.aol.com/bluefrogpr
My Email:BlueFrogPr@aol.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupe'ry
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: Only through her Father

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My wife, Ann, and I have known Vic for most of our lives and Debbie for a good part of it. We never had the privilege of meeting Cassie or Maya. Last year, while Cassie was at Stony Brook, I went to visit one of my sons and ran into Vic. I had seen him in quite a while and was extremely surprised at his appearance. He seemed so distraught and lost. As he spoke of Cassie with such admiration, joy, love and respect, I began to get a sense that she inherited all the great qualities of her parents. He made her become alive and real to me. It was also obvious that Vic and Debbie had allowed their children to become their own individual person. In the book, 'The Little Prince,' the Little Prince says, "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is e sential, is invisible to the eye." As Vic and Debbie have truly seen the essential, I know they instilled in their children this philosophy. This Memorial Garden of Words is a tribute to their indomitable spirit. I cannot imagine the loss of one's child. incerely, I doubt that I could handle it with the dignity and grace that Vic, Debbie and Maya have. So many have written here concerning Tolkien that these words are fitting for Cassie's Life, Passing and Afterlife. Roads go ever ever on Over rock and under tree, By caves where never sun has shone, By streams that never find the sea; Over snow by winter sown, And through the merry flowers of June, Over grass and over stone, And under mountains in the moon. Roads go ever ever on Under cloud and under star, Yet feet that wandering have gone Turn at last to home afar. Eyes that fire and sword have seen And horror in the halls of stone Look at last on meadows green And trees and hills they long have known. --J.R.R. Tolkien If Faith, Friendship, Happiness, Hope, Joy, Love, Peace and Prayer, Vinny.



Erika Lane - 04/25/99 06:00:10
My Email:evlchknhed@aol.com
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: The House That Jack Built
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: My special memory of Cassie is when I failed a test in math and she helped me pass my final...she didn;t have to do that and because she did I passed my final

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Cassie was a wonderful person and I am very grateful to have her as my friend. I will never forget her. She was a wonderful person and I love her... CASSIE I LOVE YOU!!!



Christina - 04/25/99 05:54:20
My URL:http://angelfire.com/ny2/poetry4life/index.html
My Email:bariness99@hotmail.com
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: a whole lot!!!

Comments:
I'm so glad that everybody has gotten through this together! Especially Deb,Vic, and Maya. I hope we will always be able to look back on this and think of the good of it all.



Annmarie - 04/22/99 22:50:44
My Email:Bandit5093@aol.com
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: I do

Comments:
Thank you for giving us a part of Cassie through this website to keep with us, and go to see her whenever we need to. It's so helpful.



DARLENE ROTOLO - 04/18/99 07:05:06
My Email:ROMARD54@AOL.COM

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Rose - 04/15/99 22:50:14
My Email:Jeterchick@aol.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: Go Ask Alice
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: She was always helpful to other people.

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Dionne Nanton - 04/15/99 21:44:18
My Email:lilies2884
Any books or authors to recommend?: I know why the caged bird sings
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: mother gooses nursery rhymes
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: just her being around and spreading sunshine wherever she went

Comments:
I will always love and remember Cassie she was a wonderful person to know and to love.



Melissa - 04/14/99 18:51:27
My Email:Lissa465@aol.com
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: I remember her sweet smiling face.

Comments:
I feel so lucky just to be able to know someone as wounderful as Cassie. I just can't believe it almost a year. YOu know I still think that I may see her. She is a angel to all. I feel so blessed to have her be mine. I just wanted to say That if anyone as a hard time and needs to talk I will always be here. No matter if I don't know you. Because any friend of cassie is a friend of mine. I LOVE YOU CASSIE. Also all my love goes to Debbie, Vic and Maya Montemurro my second famliy. Love ya, Melissa



Annmarie - 04/13/99 23:41:47
My Email:bandit5093@aol.com
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: of course, we wouldn't all be here if we didn't

Comments:
I just can't believe that it's almost a year. There's no way...It's indescribable. I hope that everyone will continue to be there for each other. It's not easy. But with the love and support of everyone, you'll get through it.



Gail Moffatt - 04/12/99 23:07:01
My Email:933180@ican.net
Any books or authors to recommend?: Embraced by the Light
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: I wish I did

Comments:
I often think of Vic & Deb. My heart goes out to your family. xo



Jen Logan - 04/09/99 04:17:47
My Email:gands12@megsinet.net (care of S.Vicioso)
Any books or authors to recommend?: The Hobbitt by J.R. Tolken
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Goodnight Moon
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: it's hard to pinpoint it down to one or two- just knowing her was a gift

Comments:
Cassie was a wonderful person.My most vivid memory of Cassie was at her 14th b-day party. We had so much fun playing hide-and-seek in her basement. She was a great student and an awesome soccer star. She cared so much about her friends. Cassie had the pow r to do anything;she could have changed the world with her kindness. I know this because she changed my life. I only wish I could be more like her.



Ralph Fisch - 04/09/99 02:19:46
My Email:rfischfly@aol.com

Comments:
My Dad and Mom, Harold and Hedy Fisch are out here visiting my family in Cincinnati and suggested I review the CFoB website. It is very impressive and Cassie's information is extremely touching and heart wrenching. Allision was my only sibling, my young r sister and I miss her so much everyday, so I feel a portion of the emptyness you must feel. I am sorry about your daughter, but as you know there are no words that can adequately describe how you feel...Ralph.



Laurajean Farina - 04/07/99 16:23:59
My Email:butrflyoo6
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: yes! all of my soccer buddies signed the book so i am too! Last season there were so many changes with the team and i felt upset but every time t at happened butterflies flew past that made me stop and appreciate what i had. those butterflies reminded me of cassie and how she would make you appriciate what you had.

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Jamie Szczepanski - 04/06/99 01:33:08
My Email:SoccerQT12@hotmail.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: "A Time For Dancing"by Divida Wills Hurwin
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: I remeber playing soccer together and how she was always so optomistic.I also remeber when the whole team would sit together and talk about the future and what we wanted to achieve.

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Cassie was so kind to everyone and Im glad that their's a site that in memory of her to show people how great she really was.



Megan Farmer - 04/06/99 00:18:03
My Email:SocRebel22@aol.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: "A Time For Dancing" By, Divida Wills Hurwin
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: My Favorite memory was when at one of our soccer practices the whole team sat down to take a break and we somehow ended up talking about the future and what we wanted to be when we grew up, i remember Cassie having a ton of different goals, but the one that stuck out in my mind for some reason was being a marine biologist.

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I think it is great how the montemurro's made this website. Cassie was a wonderful person and i think i really learned a lot from her while she was here.



Jaimie-Lynn Smith - 04/02/99 18:53:56
My Email:SaGePrNcSs@aol.com
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: Not really.

Comments:
I never really got to know Cassie and I feel really bad about not getting to know such a kind and loving person. It's not that I didn't like her, I was just very shy and I am learning to overcome that now because I'll never know when I will lose another l ved on. Cassie's death really hit me close to home and every time I come to this site I cry. I like to think of Cassie as our guardian angel sent to watch over all of us. There never was a child so wonderful. I will keep you all in my prayers.



Hillary Baxendale - 04/02/99 03:53:57
My URL:http://LilBax27@aol.com

Comments:
I never knew Cassie.. but I got an e-mail about her and I read some of the poems and I was almost in tears. God bless her parents and Cassie. She must have been a wonderful person =)



keith goldberg - 04/02/99 03:42:31
My Email:08sgrplm@msn.com
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: dr. suess
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: being in my social studys class

Comments:
i wish all good luck to her in heaven and her family here on earth



John Gelfer - 04/02/99 03:14:42
My Email:gelferjml@earthlink.net

Comments:
You know I've visited before, but never signed in. I keep going back to the poem you wrote, Vic:"For Cassie B..." It is moving, and beautiful. The first time I read it it got to me. I miss you all and wish peace, love, and special blessings to you. Much love-John e



charlotte - 04/02/99 02:55:56
My Email:cold3161999
Any books or authors to recommend?: George Anderson

Comments:
I think that your tribute to cassie is beautiful. I can ttell form the poems and other writtings that she was love. I also lost a daughter when she was fifteen. She has been gone ten years and yet is seems like yesterday. Your family will be in my pra ers.



Kristin O'Brien - 03/28/99 23:56:07
My Email:Sassy1086@aol.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: The view from Saturday
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Cloudy with a chance of meatballs
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: If i only knew her i would have one!

Comments:
THe way Mr.Mont talks about her is very wonderful. I am sure Cassie is still there in everyones heart and she WILL always be remembered. Cassie is in the Most powerful mans hands. GOD! God will take care of her, love her and always always beleive in her and watch over her. Cassie I beleve is all of our Guardian angel. I wish the Montemurro's the very best of love joy and happiness through good times and bad and may cassie's light shine on you! Love always, Kristin K. O'Brien Sassy1086@aol.com Pat-Med Schools



Kelly Hughes - 03/28/99 01:02:52
My Email:Cutie22886@AOL.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: Katherine Paterson
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Bridge to Terabithia
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: i know she was a great person

Comments:
I didn't know Cassie but I definitely feel very bad that she had to go at such a young age. I wish her family the best of luck getting through the rest of their lives. I know, from stories Mr.Montemurro had told me, that she was avery great person and s e is missed a very lot by all the people who really care for her.



Caryn Silhan - 03/27/99 19:45:13
My Email:silhan@fnol.net
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: yea

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I always remember Cassie as being the one who you could tell anything to without being afraid of her judging you, like most people do. I always remember going over her house in 3rd grade. Playing outside on her wooden balance beam pretending we were gymna ts, or twirling eachother on her tire swing, throwing tennis balls to Chloe and Bono, being amazed at the size of the tomatos in Mrs. Montemurros garden, going in the pool and always being afraid to go to the "deeper section", sitting on her back porch du ing a thunderstorm, eating chinese food with her and her family, being amazed about how she had a menorah AND a Christmas tree, playing games in her den while watching movies, playing with the computer in her basement, and more. In the third grade we were inseperable. I remember that I got my first "F" on a math test and she would keep telling me to try my best and that I could do anything if I tried hard. We would share our lunches and complain about how there was never enough recess time. There are so ma y memories that I have of Cassie that will keep her close in my heart forever.



Megan Corso - 03/21/99 01:52:12
My Email:BabydoL136@aol.com
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: Playing soccer

Comments:
Hi! I haven't heard from you guys in a while so i decided to resign the guest book. Well i still have sockrchic6 but this is the one i use most often. E-mail me if you get a chance. Luv always, Megan



janet & melissa Weber - 03/17/99 01:51:04
My Email:web643 ,sugar91222
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: I am regina, Sally Kheen

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I didnot know her personaly, We live write next door to patty & george our thoughts and prayers are always with you!



Kevin Gruebel - 03/16/99 01:10:52
My Email:singer1484@aol.com
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: where the wild things are

Comments:
I just wanted you to know that i changed my screenname, from daybut2day, to singer1484, and as you may know, it is the same as my e-mail



- 03/15/99 18:31:49
My Email:s0ccero6
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: The Giving Tree
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: yes

Comments:
I remember the first day back to school,in my heart I knew that Cassie was gone but in my mind I still kind of looked for her.



TomPiggott - 03/12/99 13:29:50
My Email:Articfan@AOL.COM
Any books or authors to recommend?: Mozart
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: too many to know
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: Her dad..therefore her

Comments:
So sorry...Our prayers are with you and your family.



Annmarie - 03/01/99 21:15:40
My Email:Bandit5093
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: The Bernstein Bears

Comments:
My thoughts & prayers are with you, ALWAYS.



megan milidantri - 02/28/99 19:47:54
My Email:nychk@aol.com

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Brett Sconzo - 02/28/99 16:52:57
My Email:bosco@patchogue.com

Comments:
Nice site mr.mont



KEVIN GRUEBEL - 02/28/99 15:03:01
My Email:DAYBUT2DAY@AOL.COM

Comments:
I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY HI, I WENT TO THE PERFORMANCE THAT THE BROOKHAVEN YOUTH ORCHESTRA PUT UP FOR CASSIE



jodi - 02/28/99 04:07:34
My Email:shoremon2
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: it sounds funny but she would wear this shirt that would look like a couch

Comments:
she was the most smart and funny person i knew!!! she would always know the right thing to say to make you feel better



Kevin Filasky - 02/24/99 03:25:27
My Email:Dougan94
Any books or authors to recommend?: The Collective Quotes of Sam Clemins

Comments:
I feel bad that when I first heard of her death I never but the face with the name. It was not until the day she was buried that it hit me. I met Cassie when we took Mr.Gaffri's computer class over the summer of 97.



lianne cunningham - 02/19/99 18:06:50
My Email:lava8716
Any books or authors to recommend?: E.L. Konigsburg
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: The View From Saturday
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: I got the Cassandra Beth Montemurro Scholarship Award When I graduated fifth grade

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meaghan pickard - 02/15/99 01:45:42
My Email:nicklover101@hotmail
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: every moment with cassie was special

Comments:
a lot of people die unloved and forgotten, but cassie is not a lot of people and she will live forever within all of us.



Christina Robson - 02/09/99 22:51:04
My Email:intruder@quickness.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: Jewel's, A Night Without Armor
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Steven Kellog
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: yes,more than enough to keep her in my heart forever

Comments:
Isn't it funny how butterflies are used with everthing that has to do with Cassie, and this year butterflies are everywhere? There on clothes,hairclips,schoolbags,etc. Why is that? Everytime I see a person I know knew Cassie,I wonder if they're wearing it cause of style or a memory of Cassie.



Erin Kirstie Schwarting - 02/06/99 00:37:27
My Email:erin37916@aol.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: Dean koontz
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Summer of the Swans, Number The Stars, On my honor.

Comments:
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Montemurro, I never new Cassie, but when I heard about her illness over the loud speaker in school that day it made me cry just to think of what you and your family had to go through. Your site is a great idea, you can tell you loved her very much. Love, Erin Kirstie Schwarting



- 01/31/99 20:37:24

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Kristen Regan - 01/29/99 21:05:06
My Email:Jive6@aol.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: Talking to Heaven
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: I didn't know Cassie, her dad was my english teacher in 7th grade, and all he did was speak highly of both his daughters, I felt I knew them.

Comments:
Dear Montemurro Family, The pain will gradually be filled with nothing but love and great memories of Cassie. It takes time but eventually it happens. Stay strong and remember that Cassie is out of pain and suffering. Kristen Regan



- 01/25/99 03:11:41

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Right after Cassie died all I thought was "God, How could you take her from me." But I think from her death we all learned so much more and it made us appreciate her life more too. I just want everyone to remember to think twice before you act. You neve know how long you'll have someone or something. You can't appreciate how precious somthing is untill you lose it. So keep all your friends and go out of your way to be kind, just like Cassie because it's the little things that make a big difference in s meones life!! ***God bless Cassie***



Christina Robson - 01/25/99 02:25:03
My Email:intruder@quickness.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: Chicken Soup For the Teenager's Soul
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Robert Frost, Christina Rossetti
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: many good and bad, but mostly wonderful

Comments:
I've just read my poem on this site. I've read it over and over so many times. But, when I read it tonight, I cried. I don't know why. I hope it touches everybody in a special way. Thank you Debbie and Vic for publishing my poem; it means a lot to me.



- 01/24/99 05:32:27

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i went to the lighting and I talked to Mrs. Montemurro, i have my own computer and just wanted to make sure everything was ok, bye, kevin gruebel



Annmarie Stamatatos - 01/18/99 20:10:42
My Email:Calomera@aol.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: Straight Talk About Death For Teenagers: How to cope with losing someone you love. By: Earl A. Grollman
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: The Bernstein Bears
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: Her understanding, her sarcasm, her love for everything & everyone, her friendship, and her laugh.

Comments:
I would like to be able to thank Cassie's loving family, who constantly give their time and effort to help those who loved their daughter, and still do. Their unending love, support & caring is so kind & generous. They couldn't possibly know just how wond rful they really are. Of course, I'm sure they, along with me, would rather we never have met each other in this way. It wasn't natural, it was a tragedy. But from the ashes came forth a loving and beautiful memory & realization that children do make a difference. Cassie di , & still does. And so can we. I would just like to say "thank you" to Mr. & Mrs. Montemurro, not only for giving us Cassie, but for themselves too.



Patti - 01/14/99 17:15:14
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: Her Kindness to Katie

Comments:
Vic, Deb, Maya Hi guys.Thanks for this GREAT Web page. When i'm really missing Cass i love to read this Web page,i feel like i'm in touch with her.We love you Cassie so much, you are with us FOREVER. Love you Patti



Melissa McManus - 01/10/99 04:33:10
My Email:PRNCSM84
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: All of my memories of cassie were special and will live on in my heart forever,

Comments:
Well, Cassie i did not get to say happy new year's i guess i was to preoccupied but i will tell you now. HAPPY NEW YEAR CASSIE. I know you are with me where ever i go and that is so special to me. I am so happy i am your friend. Love always, Melissa



Melissa - 01/09/99 21:07:42
My Email:Lissa465@aol.com
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: Hanging out in School

Comments:
HI! Im one of Casssie's Freinds from School. We used to eat lunch and hang out in school. Cassie was a very sweet person. I will miss her and she will be in my heart Forever. I don't know if u remember me but when you were in Mrs.Smith class talking to all the kids she made us stand up and asked us to say are names. I said Melissa and I wanted to be a actress and then your daughter (cassie's sister) Said she did too.. Well i hope you remeber me. I think you did a wonderful job with the webpage. Love Melissa Please email me back so i know you got this



Jackie Wesley - 01/08/99 00:21:19
My URL:http://home.talkcity.com/gardenway/buttafly
My Email:buttafly@globalsite.net
Any books or authors to recommend?: Hello from Heaven
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: up spook mountain
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: Wish I had known her

Comments:
I just finished reading the message board on the Compassionate Friends page,, I wanted to visit Cassies memorial site, It is great. 5 years ago My daughter also died, she was 25 years old, she suffered a cardiac arrest. Her name is TERESA.I know how much you must miss Cassie,, she sounds like a wonderful daughter..May God give you peace.



Vic Montemurro - 01/01/99 16:00:54
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/~cassiebeth
My Email:vmontemu@suffolk.lib.ny.us
Any books or authors to recommend?: The Kids' Book About Death and Dying By and For Kids, Eric E. Rofes and The Unit at Fayerweather Street School
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Sendak, DePaola, Suess
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: of course!! many!!

Comments:
Cassie continues to inspire my life. I miss her terribly but I struggle on to survive without her actual presence. A little while ago she came to me in a dream: I was walking along and she was either ahead or behind me a few paces. She was dressed as her ourteen year-old self, looking as she did before she became ill, long beautiful hair, bell bottom blue jeans, a dark blue knit top. I turned to look at her, or she turned to me, and she grinned, eyes sparkling. At that moment, she arched a carefully folde piece of paper, like a kid's note in school, at my head and gave me an even bigger, mischievous smile. This dream was a happy and pleasant one, so full of the Cassie I remember, lively and lovely.



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