Friday, August 24, 2012

Thank you Steve and Johnny Topa for all your hard work getting Dad moved yesterday! And also to Mike and Sally for their help today and tomorrow. Steve and I will be there Sunday to help with whatever additional help you need, Dad. We're looking forward to seeing you and your new home!!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

There are times in the grieving process when the sense of loss hits by surprise.   One of those times came today as I was going through some old papers and found a sheet showing my name as a World War II honoree honored by  Margaret A. Murphy,   I had forgotten about that.   I don't know how or remember when she did it.   But she did, and seeing the record prompted one of those gulp-choke moments.   It also prompted me to see if I could find my name on the registry of honorees.   I did by Googling world war 2 memorial honorees, clicking on search the registry and entering my name and state.   I am listed there because Mom saw to it - never would have gotten around to it myself.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Today I was boxing stuff to move and ran across a book, The Treasure Chest, given by friends to my mother on her birthday in 1954.   I had bookmarked a page with the poem High Flight on it.   If you're not familiar with it, Google high flight poem to read it.   It's a favorite of Scott and I would assume of Nathan.

Monday, August 6, 2012