The following is a montage taken from the Swanson family 8mm archives.

Music by Wilco, "My Darling" (1997)

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Russel Swanson

R.W. Swanson

‎"In Loving Memory of Russel"
9~24~80 - 1~11~10

The days are long without you here, I've sat and cried a thousand tears. That cruel fate did my life destroy and took away my loving boy… But you can wipe my tears away…You walk beside me, every day.

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‎"In Loving Memory of Russel"
9~24~80 - 1~11~10

The days are long without you here, I've sat and cried a thousand tears. That cruel fate did my life destroy and took away my loving boy… But you can wipe my tears away…You walk beside me, every day.

This past year more or less, that have filled me with unhappiness, are only speckled with some happy times, when rainbows brighten up the skies.
I know you're never far away… You walk beside me, every day.

The Holidays and Celebrations, oh Russel how I miss you then, with your booming laugh, your cheeky grin…
But you'll be there, you'll find a way...You walk beside me, every day.

Sometimes I dream that I'm awake and find it's all just a big mistake… That you are here, you're safe and well, with hugs and smiles and stories to tell.
But in my mind I hear you say… "I walk beside you Mom, every day."

The road ahead is hard and steep, with hills to climb and furrows deep and life will never be as good, as when you were here, beside me stood.
But I believe that here you stay… "You walk beside me, every day."

At night you gently touch my cheek, the memories of you, my sweet Son, are mine to keep.
Inside my heart forever stay… please Russel, walk beside me, every day.

Love,
Mom

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  • Mark Kemblowski

    My prayers go to the Swanson family. I knew Russ as boy and his brother told me of his accomplishments when visiting LA a few years ago. Very sad.

    by Mark Kemblowski

  • larry dolley

    Seeing the pool video reminded me that Sonny just recently told me Russ used to jump off my patio roof and the block wall into my pool. He was just fearless.

    by larry dolley

  • larry dolley

    Billy, I changed the setting on my video so you can upload it. :)

    by larry dolley

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