"Take care of yourselves and each other, and always remember my motto:
Itís ok to work hard, as long as you play harder."

-Joe Milligan,
in an email to his parents 7/02

Tom Devine
October 18, 2005
7:25 PM

Joey was the first infant I got to see and remember vividly and watch grow. I was born 10/29/1970 and just two days ofcourse after my 8th birthday Joey was born. Shortly after that he was home, Julie let me and my sisters in to see him, he was sleeping and I touched the top of his head and felt the soft spot. That moment is engrained in my memory and I will always be able to vizualize him laying on his belly sleeping away the Z's, because I was scared that I hurt him in some way. Now I have my own children and my first born was just 2 months old when Joey was in Bali.When I heard the news I just could only remember that day in November 1978, holding my son remembering the good memories of my childhood playmate. The photos in the childhood sections are very familiar to me of his Trick or Treat costume I remember and playing in the pool. When my older sisters would babysit Katie and Joey I would go over and play as well. I am the last of five of the Devine children and we have been next door neighbors of the Milligan family for 35 years. Thank You and with Love Tom Devine

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