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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Random Post of Nothing Much

Feeling somewhat emotional today.....probably from spending the afternoon sorting through dad’s papers. Looking at his handwriting, photos, notes he had written to himself. How cool, though, that I came across his birth announcement. William Francis was born on June 20, 1939 to George and Helen Maier. He weighed 9 and 1/4 pound. That is one big baby……especially for 1939! Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Mom and Dad’s House...Life

I am heading down to Mom and Dad’s today. It was a year ago this week that I took a leave of absence from work to go and stay for 2 months to be there while Dad traveled that journey that we will all face some day. I didn’t realize then, just how short of a time he had left. We were hoping it was just a bump in the road-he had just been diagnosed the October before, the doctors were giving him hope of maybe another year. But even though we didn’t realize it, last March 15th was the beginning of... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Days Falling by...and Nights too

Days are just falling by....I think of that song by Enya called "Evening Falls". In it is a line that used to give me much comfort when we were raising young children and some days seemed like hamster wheels. I would sing the line to myself...."and so this is where I should be now....days and nights falling by. Days and nights falling by me." And I would play tea party and super heros and wash little faces and hands and help draw letters and numbers and pictures to hand on bedroom walls. London... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Ellie's Phone

Our girl had her phone stolen at school a couple of weeks ago. She must have laid it down in the bathroom, on the sink or something, and someone just walked in and took it. We were able to ping it to a street in a neighborhood not too far from us and we have a cop friend who advised filing a police report and then going to the school to see if the principal would be of any help. This is our daughter's first year at this highschool so we didn't know what the protocol is for something like this.... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Snow...and dragging my feet

The days, the weeks, the months go by. I keep telling myself to write, write, write. But I drag my feet (or rather my brain and hand). That has always been my way, it seems. If I could just write a little bit each day without feeling like I had to write a book, it would be all for the better. The snow has hit us hard. Driving downtown to work this past week has not been fun. I found out my boots leak....and my husband needs new tires on his car! I was glad to get mine back. Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Paperwork, Pizza and Tears

I am at work and I just wrapped up our papework from Sunday 12-31-17. I wrote Goodbye 2017 on the top of them and threw them in the Iron Mountain storage box. I am feeling so somehow I am betraying Dad by turning the corner into 2018, the first of all of the rest of the years that he will never see. And now I'm bawling..... And I'm going to break soon to eat 4 peices of homemade pizza that my daughter sent with me tonight. Sigh. Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Cold, Cold, Cold...and Goodbye 2017

It is deadly cold out! My heart hurts, as I heard of a dog who was left out on the porch in this weather. He, of course, froze to death. How can people be so cruel? My own Pups....we open the back door, let him run out and do his business and then he runs right back in. We don't take our eyes off of him until he is cozy and warm back in the den. I have to try to keep my mind from wondering how many animals that I don't know about, are out in this sub zero weather. My friend saw a cat, huddled on... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Aunt Jessie's Book and Little Women and my life story

Reading Aunt Jessie's book about her life and watching the movie "Little Women" on Christmas Eve night with the kids, remotivated me to get going once again on my Life Story. My daughter encouraged me to view it as Memoirs so that I don't get overwhelmed about going in order...that seems to be what stops me. Wondering, how can I remember everything that has happened to me and how can I convey it? And what if I remember something later and then it's all out of order? So,yes, writing it as memoirs... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Such a treasure

My great great Aunt wrote down memoirs from her life. I found them while going through my Dad’s belongings. I feel so very blessed to have found the little book, which is dated May of 1956 and I wonder why Dad never told me about it in all these years. The first chapter is titled ‘Four Acres” and it looks like my great-great Aunt Jessie either started it with her own poem or found a fitting one. “I Remember, I remember The house where I was born..... The little window where the sun Came peeping... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Oh my-have I ever been gone a long time!!! Not sure why.... life just flies by and there are just stretches of time when one isn’t in the mood to write. I hope all my blogit friends are well—�I plan on catching up with your many posts over the next few days. Life is rolling right along here. Ellie has adjusted very well to her new school-to the point of getting called out for talking in math class. For her, with her history of shyness and anxiety, that is a plus! Anna and her husband had to... Sign in to see full entry.

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