Category Archives: Death

All in Several Days of Me…

I’m trying to become better organized. I think it’s about time. I’m only 75 1/2 years old. My blogging has been pretty much hit or miss. When something strikes me I write about it. But I was kind of challenged … Continue reading

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Information Center

I’ve just spent the entire afternoon working on Information Center. What’s that, you say? After my parents died, as I was going through their things, I found a notebook titled Information Center. In it were sheets to be made out … Continue reading

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Remembering 2013

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 … Continue reading

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Do You Remember?

Those of you who are old enough, do you remember what you were doing the day President Kennedy was shot and killed? This question was asked on TV. Yes, I remember and so does my daughter, Pam! I was at … Continue reading

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Saying Good-bye and Renewing Friendships

Today I said “Good-bye” to my cousin, Erma. It was time…she was 95 years young. But it’s hard to say good-bye, even when they’re older. She was a cousin on my dad’s side of the family. Her mother lived to … Continue reading

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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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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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Exactly One Month Ago…

Exactly one month ago, right down to the minute, my mother breathed her last breath. August 25, 2013, 7:00 AM. I know. I was beside her. Thank You, Lord,  for allowing me this precious moment.  Someone (sorry, I can’t remember who … Continue reading

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There’s no place like home…yet my trip to Colorado and then on to Washington was full of family, love, caring, closeness, interests, friends, nature, details, good-byes, spending, reminiscing, and so much more. This morning as we reflected on our trip … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Bill

Happy Birthday, Bill! Seventy-one years ago today the doctor who delivered you predicted that you wouldn’t live! Both you and Mother were not given any hope of living past a few hours after your birth! Here you are: seventy-one years … Continue reading

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