Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sean Patrick Tallon ~ 10 years later...we STILL remember

Note: This wuz originally posted 9/11/2006....we wanted to repost it. We'll never forget! When aircraft crashed into the World Trade Center's twin towers, it was New York City's Bravest that did what they did best - head directly in to danger, in order to save lives. Firefighters, paramedics, and EMTs - side by side - as was the case so many times before. Together with members of that city's Finest, they made their way to the heart of the tragedy. Grabbing their gear, the firefighters began rushing into the gigantic structures to assist with their safe evacuation, while the paramedics and EMTs began tending to the injured below. It was while doing those jobs - in the kind of rescue that they had performed so well, so many times - that their lives were taken from us. (Taken from here)

Sean Patrick "Charger" Tallon was one of those such men. At 26, he had only a month or so left of being a "probie" (a probationary firefighter). Sean was one of the first responders, along with the other members of Ten House. Their station was right across the street from the World Trade Center. On the way up the stairs of Tower One, Sean helped a fellow firefighter that was having a heart attack, then he continued up with two more of his fellow firemen. They were trapped when Tower One collapsed.

Sean led an active and varied life. He was a Marine Corps Reservist. He also loved Irish music and playing the button accordion. He would practice for an hour or more on many evenings. The steady, easy flow of sweet hornpipes, tasty reels, and lively jigs would fill the house.

This is part of a song that was written for Sean, and was played at his funeral:

"Up the stairs boys, running to the top

Without a thought to slow or stop

Upstairs boys on 9/11 and they kept on going

to the gates of Heaven.

With the men of Ten House was Sean Tallon...

Although he wasn't the first, he wasn't the last...

With love of God and Country he never thought he could

see such acts of hate...

As we remember our Charger and the others

and shed a mournful tear for all his fallen brothers,

Although we didn't know them all,

we knew them well enough to know what they were made of...

And that was hero stuff.

written by Dereen and Marian Griffin

Sean left behind his parents, grandparents, sister and brother-in-law, and extended family in the United States, England, and Ireland, along with many friends. He is greatly missed by all.

May you rest in peace Sean Patrick Tallon. I would like to offer up this blessing:

Traditional Irish Blessing

May the road rise to meet you,

May the wind always be at your back,

The sun shine warm upon your face,

The rain fall soft upon your fields,

And until we meet again,

May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

Thank you for all that you and your brothers do and have sacrificed for all of us! You and yours will be in my prayers. ~Rebecca Buchenot Sain

Check out these cool links (not sure if they're still avail):

2,996 Memorial List ~List of ALL the blog memorials!

Ten House Homepage~ They have an AWSOME site!!

Fire Store ~ Cool Stuff!

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Meeko's day!!

Today am Meeko's purrfday (AND Grammie and Poppie's anniversary)!!! We's not sure what we's gonna do yet. It's not much fun to celly-brate wifowt Daddy. But...owr Poppie is here wif us!! He came up to help Momma while Daddy is gone.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Today am owr Daddy's purrfday!!! He's gone fur 3 weeks, so we'll haf to wait to celly-brate when he gets back home. We lufs you Daddy, and we's taken good care of Momma and Rachael fur you!!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter!!!

He is Risen!!!

We hope y'all haf a grate Easter wif yur fambly and friends. Owr Daddy left yesterday fur 3 whole weeks, but Momma is hafing sum of owr Air Force fambly ofur fur dinner. She sed that she'd save sum HAM fur us! We've been busy purrin' on Momma since she's had a nasty sinus infection/head cold. There really isn't too much she can take for it right now, just kinda has to suffer through. (We feel kinda bad fur her!)

All ready fur Easter.

THIS is what we woke up to yesterday......we're ready fur SPRING already!!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


We gots sum BIG NEWS ta share wif y'all!!! (Well, Momma's FB friends already know)

We's gettin' anofur BABY SISTER!!! She's due mid-July. Momma and Daddy gotted ta take a peek at her today (and find out she's a she!)

Heer's a pic of owr favrit BIG sister-to-be.....

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Kiara's Purrfday!!!

Today am Kiara's 9th purrfday!!! We's not shur what's planned fur today yet, but it will prolly be pretty low key. Momma sed sumfing 'bout maybe going owtside fur a little while and getting brushed. We already gotted more than owr usual amount of treats this morning!

Hope y'all haf a grate day!!!

(Today wuz also Shadow's purrfday. She's one of Momma's kitties-that-came-before and lifed wif Grammie and Poppie when Momma wented to lif by herself.)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Anofur Purrfday

Today am Grammie's 60th purfday!!!! Happy Purrfday Grammie, we lufs you and wish we were there to celly-brate wif you!! (We meant to post earlier, but Momma's been sick)

Momma sez fanks fur alla the purrfday wishes!! We got her sum fings to use owt in alla the snow and a cold. She hasn't used the snow gear yet, and isn't to thrilled wif the cold (it's gotten worse all week). And Rachael and Daddy gotted sick too. It's been a furry snotty week around heer!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Happy Purrfday Momma!!!

Today am momma's purrfday!! We's not sure what Daddy gotted fur her yet (we let him do owr shopping as it was TOO COLD fur us to go owt). Momma wuz hopin' that her football team would win yesterday.....but they didn't.

We luf you Momma!! Haf a grate day!!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

O Happy Day!!!

Woohooo!!!! Tomorrow owr Momma, Daddy, and Rachael come home to us!!! They haf been in Texas fur the past 2 weeks! (Miss Kate haz been takin' care of us at owr howse). We can't wait!!!