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Old 06-18-2010, 10:13 AM   #111
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Thanks for asking Uncle Bob!

The good news is we just returned from a wonderful visit to Fallingwater. We spent about 7 hours on the grounds, including lunch and a nap in the car. Our tour of the house lasted 2 hours, but we could stay on the grounds until closing. But once the house tour was over, we could not get back into the house...very tight security there because the family left all their furnishings/antiques/Tiffany lamps/art work/etc. in place.

The bad news is dh has decided he can no longer travel anywhere, he is home for good. For the first time, he has encountered times where he could not eat or drink anything. He has cancelled his motorcycle trip with his brother to New England. And because of this, he has started taking the heavy duty medicines.

Here's a few photos from Fallingwater..
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Old 06-18-2010, 10:16 AM   #112
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Beautiful pictures... take care. You are both in my prayers.
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Old 06-18-2010, 11:00 AM   #113
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what a lovely, tranquil place.

I think of you often, Beth, and send you prayers and strength.
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Old 06-18-2010, 03:15 PM   #114
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Beth, I'm glad you both enjoyed the trip and sorry dh isn't able to do the things he planned but I'm sure there will be plenty to do closer to home. I will keep you both in my prayers.
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Oh Beth,
Im sorry to hear this. I've got you both in my heart and in my prayers.I hope you know just how much you both are loved. May HE keep you close and may you have peace.
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Old 06-19-2010, 11:53 AM   #116
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Hey Miss Beth!! ~~ As I began reading your lines, I guess the blood of some distant and ancient ancestor flowed through my brain as I immediately had visions of a waterfall and and a beautiful Indian maiden named Fallingwater...Then as quickly as the vision appeared it was swept away by the realization that it was just an ole house!!
I admit I had to go to Google to check the place out! ...Only after the Google Tour did I realize it wasn't just any ole house, but a very special and beautiful ole house. Wow! I know y'all had a grand time there..It seems so restful and peaceful...I bet you hated to leave ~~ Sorry that DH doesn't feel like taking any long trips now...maybe you can work in a few short day trips hear and there. Sometimes those are the best kind!

Continue to take care, and stay in touch!!!!
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Words come and go and I can't seem to form the right sentences ... I'll simply say that my heart and my prayers are with you and Rich. The pictures are wonderful; thanks for sharing them. They are truly a gift for all of us!
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Old 06-19-2010, 04:21 PM   #118
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Hi KE!!...nice to hear from you.....I would think it is kinda hard to chime in on this thread, really, what can one say? I really appreciate knowing folks are pulling for us..

We are assessing Rich's condition for a few days, hoping his symptoms subside. He was on the road for most of the last two weeks and he always has done better at home.

I was the one to choose Fallingwater as a destination and even though Rich was excited to go, he was surprised at the effect it had on him. Yes, we did not want to leave. He felt he was in the presence of a great place. He has designed a few homes himself so he was quite interested in the house. And we both had read many books on Fallingwater over the years.

If he feels up to it, I have the next destination picked out.....Batson Cemetery in rural Henry County Indiana. I have been there many times to visit my ancestors, and have stayed in a lovely old home in Richmond Indiana. Before I had decided on Fallingwater, Rich had suggested an ancestral cemetery of mine.

But right now we are trying to get a pound or two back on the boy......not easy considering he is out mowing right now
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Hi KE!!...nice to hear from you.....I would think it is kinda hard to chime in on this thread, really, what can one say? I really appreciate knowing folks are pulling for us..


But right now we are trying to get a pound or two back on the boy......not easy considering he is out mowing right now
Consumption of tapioca with heavy cream can put on a few pounds. Just bought a bunch through Amazon.
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Consumption of tapioca with heavy cream can put on a few pounds. Just bought a bunch through Amazon.
jpb, we wish it was that easy, but it is not. His main manifestion of stomach cancer is the inability to eat. Dh would give just about anything to be able to sit down and eat a bowl of anything. He physically can't. He has a pressure coming up from his stomach.
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