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Nancy Dolan

Memorial created 06-21-2008 by
Nancy (Brad's Mom) Kadel Dolan
Bradley Louis Cordial
June 29 1985 - November 23 2002

Brad's Christmas Tree


"Bang on the Drum All Day" by Todd Rundgren

This probably seems like an "unusual" song to play on Brad's Memorial Website, but I'd like to explain the meaning of this song for Brad and me (his Mom).  When Brad was in elementary school, on Friday's, the radio station we would listen to would play "Bang on the Drum All Day."  The radio station would play the song at the same time and it was always on our way to school.  I would turn up the radio, sing the song (in a really bad voice), clap, pound on the steering wheel and car dance in my seat.  For us, it was such a happy song...it represented the end of the week...no school for Brad and no work for me.

One Friday, I called into the radio station and told them how Brad and I always listened to this song every Friday and asked if they would "dedicate" the song to him.  They did and we loved it.  Now, when I hear this song, it has become a sign that Brad is saying, "Hey Mom."


I keep this Christmas tree up throughout the year.  I love collecting ornaments that might have meant something to Brad or special ornaments to remember Brad.  I've gotten many of the ornaments while on vacation and some of them have been gifts from very special people.


Brad's Bulletin Board

This bulletin board is full of pictures of Brad, keychains with Brad's name on them, his basketball medal that his high school team won (after Brad was killed), postage stamps that have his picture, his cap that he would have worn at his graduation and so much more.


Brad's Memory Board that was at the Funeral Home

Brad's Mom's friend made this Memory Board that was placed at the Funeral Home.

Top of Brad's dresser and the collectables.
Front of Brad's Urn

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