Category Archives: Richard & Cookie

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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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 Anniversary

Happy Anniversary, Richard and Cookie! Thirty-six years…is that right?! My, how time flies! There are so many miles between us but still we’ve been able to get together over the years. Richard, you’ve always been my big brother. I’ve looked … Continue reading

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The Wild Life Sanctuary

Cookie took me to the Wild Life Sanctuary north of Greeley. It is amazing! It’s not a zoo, not a  place where they breed new babies. It’s a refuge for animals who’ve been abused. The majority of these animals have … Continue reading

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Going North

Yesterday afternoon I said good-bye to my Mother. It was so hard to walk away from her and out the door. At 98 1/2 years I don’t know if I’ll see her again. I told her I’ll be back for … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary

Richard and Cookie, happy, happy anniversary! I wish for you a wonderful day today and a wonderful year ahead of you! I took this picture of you at Mother’s 98th birthday party! It was a fun day. Then I went home with … Continue reading

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My Last Day

Today Richard, Cookie and I went to church in Briggsdale because Kimberlyn, Courtney, Braden and Jenna were scheduled to sing a special song in church. Heidi, their mother and my niece, accompanied them. After church we went to their house … Continue reading

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At Richard’s House

Cookie, Heidi and Richard. Monday morning Richard drove down from Greeley to get me and take me to his house for a couple days. It was hard to say goodbye to my mom. I’ll go back in the spring… Heidi, … Continue reading

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