Category Archives: Bill & Vel

My Last Farewell

The morning after Mother’s memorial service we, Jerry, Pam, Gene and I, headed for Washington. Mother’s ashes were to be buried with Dad’s at Stanwood, Washington. I just can’t believe both of my parents are gone. Jerry and Gene loading … Continue reading

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Everyone is Invited

A delightful luncheon was enjoyed by many after Mother’s memorial service. Everyone was invited to Bill’s and Vel’s house after the Memorial Service for Mother. Thank goodness they have a big house! Vel ordered two six-foot sub sandwiches! There were … Continue reading

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A Day To Honor… And Remember…

September 4, 2013 was a day to remember both my mother and my sister, Lorraine. It was the day of the memorial service for Mother and it was the day that one year ago Lorraine suddenly died. So it was … Continue reading

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A Tough Day…All In The Day Of Me

Today was the toughest day of my life. When I went to the nursing home this morning Mother was sleeping. I simply sat and let her sleep. I even dozed off for a few minutes. Then some workers came in … Continue reading

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Visit with Bill & Vel

My brother and sister-in-law don’t come very often so when they do we really enjoy their time here. They arrived yesterday, Saturday. I was cooking a ham dinner. It turned out well and delicious and we were all hungry! Today … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary, Bill and Vel

Today is the anniversary of my younger brother, Bill and his lovely wife, Vel. If I’m figuring right it’s 47 years today! Wow, Billy! (That’s what he was called as a child.) The years have flown by! Jerry and I … Continue reading

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Vel’s Christmas Master Piece

My sister-in-law, Vel, is the decorative queen. She’s already working on her Christmas decorations. You see, in December my brother and sister-in-law will have a party for all the neighbors. It’s a big affair that everyone around here looks forward … Continue reading

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Vel – The Decorative Queen

My younger brother, Bill, has struggled all his life. He was a preemie to begin with, weighing in at two pounds nine ounces. He wasn’t expected to live but he did! I’ll skip  a lot now and go to him as … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Vel

Happy Happy Birthday, Vel. Another year older…but you’ll never catch up with me! You’ve been a good sister-in-law to me even though we don’t see each other often. I so appreciate having a nice place to stay when I go … Continue reading

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Aanas Museum

When my second cousin died my brother and wife inherited his belongings. This is the actual telephone from the old farm. The pictures surrounding it are from the farm. There are two pictures of my mom here. One when she … Continue reading

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