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Good bye 2020
Thursday, December 31, 2020      15 comments

2020, as we all know, has had it's challenges, but it is not the worst year I can recall in my life. There have been several that take the top spots. Looking back on the lives my parents lived, it would not have been the worst year for them... Read more
Triumph over an injured back
Sunday, October 11, 2020      17 comments

September 2019 found me cleaning out Mama's house, getting it ready for the Fall market. The emotions of grief from her transition the end of May, at the age of 94, as well as saying goodbye to my childhood home, at least from age 7 and bey... Read more
Our Yearly Walk for Suicide Prevention in memory of my son Kenny
Saturday, September 26, 2020      14 comments

Every year since 2014, our family has come together as Kenny's Walking Warriors and participated in our Richmond, Virginia Out of the Darkness Walk, for the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention. ... Read more
Trip to Cobb Island
Saturday, August 08, 2020      18 comments

With the unusual year we are having, it had been some time since we had seen my niece Melanie, in Maryland. She came up with an idea that would get my daughter Ashley, Melanie's mother Betsy (my sister) and myself up to a seafood restaurant... Read more
Remembering a hometown soldier
Monday, May 25, 2020      7 comments

This young man went to elementary school with my sister. Klaus Dieter Schlieben It was a tragedy when he was killed in Vietnam, only 20 years old. Remembered as a kind young man. www.virtualwall.org/ds/S
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6 years today
Monday, May 18, 2020      20 comments

Six years ago today, my Kenny chose to leave this world. We may never know all the struggles he had, but do know that he had strength and courage until the end. The lessons learned while he was here on this earthly plane are many and treasu... Read more
Two days until the walk!
Thursday, October 17, 2019      11 comments

The Richmond Out of Darkness Walk for AFSP is in two days, Saturday October 19th. Our team is doing great and getting closer to our goal! Suicide is a national health problem. The impact suicide has on the lives of family members, friends, ... Read more
Preparing for Autumn
Tuesday, September 03, 2019      21 comments

With my favorite season, around the bend, I find myself with much to be done. My sister and I must say goodbye to our childhood home and have been spending the Summer remembering and packing up. Although it is hard, I feel that it is... Read more
Off for June, back on for July.
Sunday, June 30, 2019      11 comments

With Mama passing away on May 30th, June was all about breathing, one day at a time, adjusting to my new reality, letting emotions come as they would. ... Read more
Buckroe Beach, Virginia. Part three of our getaway.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019      18 comments

On our way back home, from Virginia, Beach, Ashley and I had a brief visit to Buckroe Beach. A beautiful beach that offers a panoramic view of the Chesapeake Bay! The clean, sandy beach, with sparkling water and gentle surf, you can watch o... Read more
Virginia Beach, Part two of three
Sunday, May 26, 2019      14 comments

After our stop at Cape Henry, we were off to the main part of Virginia Beach, along the boardwalk. Our hotel overlooked the Atlantic ocean and incredibly relaxing views. ... Read more
Cape Henry, part one of our getaway.
Saturday, May 25, 2019      18 comments

My daughter and I just completed our second annual beach trip, last week. emoticon This all started as a wa... Read more
Painfully sweet. Two steps forward, one step back.
Tuesday, April 09, 2019      11 comments

Hot weather has come to Richmond and yes, even humidity. (The worst part of this equation) The good... trees ... Read more
Morning walk at Hollywood Cemetery
Sunday, April 07, 2019      10 comments

Fog settled over the gravestones, at the beginning of our morning at Hollywood Cemetery. A shroud of gray to start the day. A beauty all it's own. ... Read more
The flip side
Monday, January 21, 2019      15 comments

There is always a flip side, to consider and there is one to the blog I entered, yesterday. There is a purpose to everything and mixed blessing are to be found in difficult and challenging times. I don't have all the answers, but I trust ... Read more

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