Last year, 2013, is a year I will never forget… There were joys and sorrows, highs and lows. I’ll highlight the main events here.
In March we celebrated my mother’s 99th birthday! We were sure she’d make it to 100 but decided to celebrate 99, too! We’d have another party at 100! We had family and friends come from Alaska, California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, South Carolina and Tennessee! We met in a restaurant in a large banquet room. My brother, Bill, invited everyone to eat to their fill because he was paying the bill! We had a wonderful time and Mother was so happy!
In June Jerry and I went to South Carolina to the high school graduation of our grandson, Max! We had a great time and are so proud of Max!
The huge maintenance job of washing and sealing our log home was done in June with the help of daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Gene. It was a major job and now won’t have to be done again, in our life time, for our beloved log home.
Our five children and grandchildren came to visit in July. Even with this great picture of everyone here, there were still six missing! We really missed them: Sean, Max, Tyler, Andrew, Katie and Sydney.
In August my mother fell and went downhill quickly. I flew to Colorado to be with her. She passed away on August 25, 2013. I was with her as she took her final breath, a blessing given to me by the Lord. Even though, at 99 years of age, I was mentally prepared for her to go at any time, I miss her tremendously and have a deep ache in my heart for her.
In October we accomplished our goal of visiting all 50 states by going to Hawaii! We went with Pam and Gene, staying in a condo in Honolulu for four days and then taking a cruise to four islands. It was a dream trip, one we’ll never forget! I celebrated my 75th birthday aboard ship!
Jerry had surgery on his eyelid for cancer on the inside of his eyelid! He’s recovered now, thank goodness!
These are just the highlights of the year. There were many more happenings: deaths, trips, visitors, fun with grandchildren! All of these can read in detail and see pictures by going to the top of this page and clicking on ME or whatever topic. It will take you directly to the correct page, then scroll down to the post you want.