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Old 03-12-2008, 01:25 AM   #81
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I think Spring has sprung..My dogwood is going to be so beautiful (again) this year. Every year it just out does itself from the year before. the other flowering trees are just full of bloom. We have been in the 70's so they think it is "show time'

Son Kevin and a friend are (were?) going to put my fence up this week end but they are calling for 40% chance of rain. We have all the supplies..now have to wait and see what Mother Nature is going to do.

Thanks for the hug Katie. I need it.
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Old 03-12-2008, 01:34 AM   #82
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Gosh, Marge, I think dogwood trees are the most beautiful of all! I miss the ones I had in Massachusetts. It's so nice yours are beginning to bloom for you. I noticed some buds on my crape myrtles. I can't wait for that gorgeous splash of pink in my back yard.

How wonderful your sons are going to put up your fence. If it's raining, they will just have to pull up a chair at your table. There always seems to be something wonderful to eat here in your kitchen.
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Old 03-13-2008, 01:34 AM   #83
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Just my one son...and his friend will be working on my fence tomorrow and Friday. I just had the two boys..John and Kevin.
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Old 03-13-2008, 01:43 AM   #84
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Just my one son...and his friend will be working on my fence tomorrow and Friday. I just had the two boys..John and Kevin.
Oh gosh, Marge, I'm so sorry. I meant your son and your grandsons. But it turns out it's your son and his friend. My brain just doesn't work as well when I'm not on the beach.
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Old 03-24-2008, 09:31 PM   #85
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I understand...I was with my DIL, 2 Grandsons and Kevin Easter Day. That is when I really feel the loss. John did all the cooking..now Timothy is doing it. He did a good job on the ham.
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Old 03-24-2008, 09:50 PM   #86
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Awwww, Marge, it's so hard getting used to the empty chairs on holidays. I really miss my dad on the holidays, too. I keep looking around because there is that constant feeling that someone is missing. How did Timothy feel about being the cook this year?
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Old 03-25-2008, 03:41 AM   #87
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Tim did last Thanksgiving Dinner ( the day after John's services) and the Christmas Ham too. He learned from John I guess. He is experimenting on everything but it comes out pretty good. I think it makes him feel good taking over for Dad.

John started the tradition of having us over for Holiday Dinners and Christmas Eve for gift opening. We decided to keep the tradition going.
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hey Marge,

I join you for a good cup of coffee and bring you some spring from Germany!
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Old 03-25-2008, 09:52 PM   #89
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So beautiful Cara !!
Please do sit down with us..we all welcome you at our table.
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Old 03-27-2008, 02:10 PM   #90
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Hi Marge: My warm regards to you. Loss is shock when it comes there are people, although they mean well, who will tell how to feel and how to get over it etc but in the end that's up to you and it's very personal. Honestly, I'm a Gay man and my partner of 24 yeras died 2 years ago. He had also adopted two kids 6 yeras prior to his death and the day after he died DCS came and took the kids and put them back into the foster care system without even asking me if I wanted them. Eight months later my mom died and 2 days after that, my dog. People will tell you your loved ones are in a better place and when they did, for me at least, it made me very angry because a better place would have been with me. In the end, take it day by day. There's moments when you have that flicker of memory that comes back and it almost paralyzes you but they do get fewer and far between as time goes by and the good times and wonderful moments you had together revive and strangley, it makes you happier. One thing friends did tell me that's true, your loved ones would want you to be happy. I hope that happens for you eventually.
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