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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Sad News

Hello Everyone!
Thanks for checking in today and every day.
Sorry I haven't had anything new up in a while.
I'll try to get back to my blogging soon.
If you've been following me for a while you
probably know that my 93 yr old Mom was 
living in an assisted living center.
On April 21st I got a call that she was being sent
to the hospital and I should meet her there.
I went and she was doing fairly well, in fact 
did well for a few days and we had plans for her to
go to rehab to gain strength, to return home, that Wednesday.
But she started to decline and we ended up having her
 on palliative care.
To make a long story short,
we lost my sweet Mom on May 4th.
I was with her when she passed.
We had a lovely memorial service for her and
will be planting a tree in her memory,
hopefully at the home where she lived these past 
nearly 5 yrs.
It's hard moving on, but I'm at peace with her passing.
I miss her all the time and find myself wanting to call her
to ask her something or give her some news.
I know the pain will get better in time, 
but I know I will always miss her sweet disposition and
lovely smile.
All I can do is try to be like her and remember all the 
wonderful times together.
Here are some pictures of her through the years.
She was born in 1924,
I'm guessing this was taken in 1926.
This is Mom with her older sister Margaret,
who passed away at the age of 9,
not much after this picture was taken.
I believe this was taken when she was
in 8th grade or there abouts.
This is Mom's high school senior picture.
Not sure of the year of this picture.
Don't know when this picture was taken,
but it's one of my very favorites.
Sorry this isn't a better picture, but this is my 
parents wedding picture,
October 20, 1945
In her room at Sacred Heart Home
within the last couple years.
Mom loved to go out to eat and Ted's for a
foot long was one of her favorites.
At my brother's house, I believe for 
This is with my kids at my nieces home for a family
picnic a few years ago.
At my nephew's wedding, it had a 
roaring 20's theme.
This picture is from a few years ago, when
my kids, Mom and I went on our annual 
pumpkin hunt, then out to dinner.
Probably my favorite picture of her,
I think it shows her sweetness and
her true beauty.
Mom will be missed by many for as my 
daughter said
"She was insanely loved by everyone who met her"

Friday, May 4, 2018

More Holiday Themed Crop Ideas

In my last post I was talking about our 
holiday themed weekend crop.
For this crop we had the biggest group we've ever hosted.
There were several new people, so I thought
it would be a good idea to have name plates on the tables
so everyone could learn names.
I had little tent name plates and decided
to add some holiday themed stamps to them.
Each cropper was to put their name on it and color
it if they chose to.
Here is what I came up with.

All these stamps are available through

Thanks for stopping by and spending time with me,
come again soon.
Until then,
happy stamping!