Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Patsy Cline - Just a Closer Walk With Thee


The Cross

The Suffering...of Children.
This... is my Beautiful... Rosary...
I wear it around my neck... and hope... it doesn't offend... anyone.
It brings... Peace... to my heart.


I knew.... in my heart....
when John's 'Celebration'... was over... it was going to be tuff....
It... has been....
and...the Kids.
oh my.
I, have lost my Soul Mate... Best Friend, Husband and Father, to the Kids.
John, was always here... looking after them, when I couldn't be....
They, too... are so very... very lost.
So much, came 'Home' to roost... last night.
This is...all so very Much... for us....
Please... keep... the Kids in your Prayers....
Justin... is struggling... so.
They all are...
but, John and Justin... had such a 'Special'... bond....
Just like, my Dad and I had.
I, can't reach him...anymore...than my Mom... could reach me.... when Dad went Home....
Last Christmas... money was so....tight.... 
{Mom had been in, and out of the Hospital.... bills were slamming us.... it was ugly.... monetarily...}
We were going to buy...for the Grandchildren... and give all of the Kids... a little money....
Hadn't done any shopping for anyone...except the Grand kids....
yet.... I was Driven... at the last minute...{the 23rd} to find the most
 Perfect Cross....
for Justin... to wear.
I found one... late... on the 23rd....
I had called my friend, Pattie.... who has many wonderful pieces, she had none....
We kept talking.... as I was racing through town.....
I went to the Christian Book Store... they had nothing... that was exactly what I had in my heart...
 for Justin....
I finally.... was ready to give up... {yet... what was 'Driving me'.... wouldn't allow it.}
I stumbled across a Pawn Shop.....
Went inside.... and found... the most Perfect.. White Gold... Cross....
and heavy chain....
It took... nearly every penny I had.... 
but.... I knew... Justin... HAD to have it....
I knew...somehow... Justin... was going to have to lean on that Cross.... 
I was told....  by the Constant Push.... Justin... was going to have to Lean... on it.
{long before we had a thought... of what was coming our way.... God knew. }
I explained... to the other Kids...and John... where I had spent our Christmas money.... and said... it was the Hand...of God... that was pushing me.... I...had no choice...
{ we Always... keep things 'fair'...with the Kids....in every way...The Kids...all...understood.... totally. }
I gave them each... Rosaries... vintage Rosaries.... that I had here, in the house.... and directed them....to keep them very close.... {another Push.... from The Lord.......}
I was so... Driven.... and Insistent... they All.... have Crosses.... to Lean on...
We don't belong to an Organized Religion....
and...I have never pushed the Kids.... I, simply..... Believe... God, will come to you... in a very personal way... if... you ask him to... no matter where you Worship.... we are all...His Children.
Justin and I, had a heartfelt... visit.... Christmas Day.... as we were in route to pull a friend from the ditch....
I shared the story.... of his Cross.... with him.....
He hasn't taken it off..since....
He... is so broken..... now...
Lost... and Angry... 
I tried... to talk with him... last night....
oh my... it was a late night...
He still... wears the Cross.... I Pray... he Leans on It......
 Looks Up....and Opens his Big...Soft...Broken...Heart....
to the One... Who Will... Carry him.....
Please... Pray for our Children.....
and...All... of The Children...who suffer...
today.
Love to you....
Barb C.






Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Half... that made me... whole.

I see... I took few images.... at John's Memorial.
The above.... and a few below, I took this morning... before we took everything... away.
I hope, others... captured a few....
It was a busy day.....
I would guess... 200 to 300 Friends and Family.... found their way...to us... throughout the afternoon, and evening.
We had Folks.... until after 11 last night.....
The Flowers... were incredible....
the Food... was, also... incredible...
The People.... were, Incredible.
Gifts...really.
John... would have so... Loved...to be Here....
Every Single One of Us... So Wished.... He Was.




This is where we had John's Ashes....
The Tent.... was his...
Memorial.
Katie and I, at the last minute, decided to hang the drop cloths 
the night before....
she had to run, and find some.... we had bought out our local store, for table coverings....
Jan, made the Collage... {Liz and Katie helped, too....}
It was Beautiful.


Family and Friends... came... from near and far.....
It was such a Gift... to see Everyone.

Peg and Mary S. 
Cindy and Tom...
oh my...



When it was time to read the Eulogies...
I was so Proud... of the Folks... who came forward.....
Dave... his Beloved... Friend... for 60 years.......
Kristi... our 'Fourth' Daughter...{Kristi and Sue Ann... : ) } was Beautiful...... when she spoke....
and... even our quiet... behind the scenes... Peg.... stood beside me.... and spoke...
what a Gift...
Cindy N. spoke... of his Love, like hers.... of our Beloved... Hounds.....
oh my...
Nicky... was there... looking on.....
{this... was.... tuff.... for all of us. }
Mary S. shared she and John's Mutual Love... of the Kitties...
 and of 'Munchkin', the little Kitten, she rescued... from us....
 {he was a dwarf.... that was born here... with health issues.... } 
John was so worried about, letting go.....
{ John had no idea... Mary...was as much...or More... devoted... to Kitties... than he was... at the time...
Mary kept him updated.... John... was so..... relieved... }
  She holds him... so very Dear....
 Her husband, Tom... sneaked Munchkin in...to the Hospital...shortly after they had gotten him... when she was given... 'the news'... and had her double mastectomy... oh my... }
Then...Hoss... who, with his Beautiful Children... visited John... at the Hospital......
so many times......
and... worked beside John....
Admired... and Loved...him....
spoke... so Eloquently....
oh my....
{Hoss reminds me... of my Dad.... when I watch him... with his... children... : ) }
I...did my Eulogy, first.... and.... rambled on... and on... I suppose....
I...had so.... very much.... to say......
{as you all know... I tend to go on... and... on....}
With everything that was going on... I didn't have time to write one... so....
it came straight... from my heart.
oh...my.
When I woke up... yesterday morning...
{didn't get to bed, until one.... was helping the Guys in the Shop, after it got too dark.....outside to work. They were working non stop.... to finish a motor in a Chevy...truck.... so our friend, Steven could get it home to Wisconsin today... 
{I'm sure... the Guys... 'Loved' my input... oh dear...a Million... Questions... and  'Did Ya's'.... 
I walked in... when I heard them fire it up.... for the first time...then stayed... to trouble shoot...
{oh dear... }
Hoss and Justin....
These Boys... get to work at the crack of Dawn... every day.
{between 5 and 6 a.m. }
Working 'til 1 a.m. is more like John's... Hours...
They... were Exhausted......
we.... all.... were. 
Katie... Little Justin...Lacey and Lance { Hoss's two.... Darling... Children far left and right...  }
stayed up... with Mark, Hoss, Brandon... and me.... until we got the Old Chevy... going....
the Guys had worked all week... changing that motor....
It's been one thing... after another...on this motor change....
{when Steven {The Chevy owner..and Friend...} was visiting, several weeks ago...Jiffy Lube changed the oil...then started it, without oil, or a filter....
and the motor locked up....
Steven... has been without a truck...since.... they had to get this done....
The new motor... after it was changed... kept over heating.....
I.... was concerned....
I thought it was the thermostat.... but... they assured me... it was New..... and it was a slim chance....it could be that....
they thought it was a warped head....on the replacement engine...that was provided to them.
oh my... oh my....
{that would have meant... taring everything....back...down. }
I told them.... we have had brand new... thermostats... be bad.... many times... over the years...
Thankfully... it was....that...
They changed it yesterday morning... {simple...} before taring the engine apart....
oh... my.
It's running.... Great!
{as good as any Chevy can.... : ) }
The First Word.... that came to my mind.....when my eyes opened.... as I laid.... next to Polly....
in the dark.... was....
"Run"
after all.....
most everything.... was ready to go....
for the Celebration....
Still had to give Jethro...a bath.....
and a little food prep....
but... I thought...
"They can handle all of that..."
I...didn't want to see this day.
I could have postponed this... for a hundred years.
I...knew... when this day.... was over.... 
another chapter... would close.
oh my....
I...was so right.
Today... has been, beyond... difficult.
Taking everything down....
Gathering up...the Beautiful Flowers.... to dry.....
oh my.
Thank God... for Liz... Peg....Mark....Katie...Kristi...Steven...Nick... Kelsey...{Scarlett and Little 'J' }
 Merry Jo...Wayne... and... Justin.
Justin...like his Dad... kept working, in the Shop.... for half of the day....
Many, Friends... and Family members... went inside.... and visited with him.... there....
God Bless...Them.
He came out... later... and...it was...Good. 
I opened the House... and let Folks, see.... John's Amazing.... Masterpiece......
They... were... Floored.
He did it all.... with Nothing.... 
Nothing....
oh my.
Tonight....
I played... Tammy, 'Another Lonely Song'....
That... is the one... that truly... truly... says how my Soul... feels....
I, would re write some of it.....for this time... 
I...have loved this song... since I was a young... girl.
What a double edged.... sword... my beloved music... has become.
This... is my version...

Time....
won't ease my Memory...
It's killing me... now.
and
Lord...how...I need him here....  
just to feel him near.....
and...
hear... him breathing.
Still....
the Night goes on...and on...
Another lonely song.... I'm singin'....
Lord....don't think bad of me....
 don't get mad at me......
You... know.... I'm...
weak.
And it couldn't cause... a whole lot of harm.....
to run.... away... from these arms....
cause... 
John's in His...
: )
I know... he is....
I know... he is...
but...
God,
I...
Love...
him.
And tho........ 
I should be stronger... like they... think...I am...
but...
it's the way... I am, now.
and Lord...
guess... I'll stay this way....
I can't play... this way....
just because... I'm lonely...
Still...
the Night goes... on and on...
Another lonely song....
I'm singin'....
Lord... don't look down on me....
don't frown on me....
let's just.... keep talkin'....



Yes.... The Lord... and I... have shared many... unspoken words..... these last, many days....
oh my.
Love... to you...
and... again... 
Thank You... to All.... who have 'Kept'... us... and continue...
to 'Keep'... us...
God Bless.... You All.
Barb C.
{Peg.... called on her way home....this late afternoon....
she was... sobbing....
said..... she felt so..... bad.....
leaving me.
Silly.... Girl.
She said.... she could feel.... the Sorrow.... that has me.... enveloped...... and it was... killing her... to see me... this way.
{and...here...I thought... 'The Hatter'.... had It All.... 'Together'... and Under His... Hat. : ) }
I guess... those who 'know' me....
'Know' me.
Please.... don't worry....
Pray...
: )
just...
Pray....
oh my....
That little March Hare....
what an Angel... she is... <3 }












Saturday, July 19, 2014

Thank You... All.


The Sky... Lit Up...
over John's Beloved... Old Oak... at the end... of this day.
It was...
Simply... Beautiful.
Thanks so much, to Everyone... who attended John's Celebration of Life.
There were.... Many.... Many....Wonderful Friends...
and Family.
Thanks... so Much... to all of the Hands....
 Loving Hands.... who helped.... make it...
Beautiful.
I'll be posting images tomorrow...
tonight....
I, am....
drained.
Love you all.....
so Very... Very... Much.
God Bless.



Friday, July 18, 2014

Mama...


Rose Marie (Dvorak) Conner
Passed away March 20th, 2014
at Mercy Hospital.
Rose was born February 21st, 1920
on her Family Farm, near Garner, Iowa.
She was the daughter of John J. Dvorak and Emma I. {Hanzlick} Dvorak.
John came from Czechoslavokia, in the early 1900's Emma was also Czech, but was born here.
When Rose was born, the Dr. told Emma, there was little hope for the tiny infant.
Her Mother, wouldn't give up on 'Rosie'.
 she kept her in a small dresser drawer, on the wood burning Cook Stove's Warming Oven's door.
Rosie 'lived' 94 years.
Rose was a Licensed Beautician. She and her sister, Helen Turnbull {husband, Roger } owned and operated their own Salon before they married. Rose married Lester Norenberg in the early '40's.
They had three children Cheryl Schafer (husband, Jim} of Toddville, Iowa. Larry Norenberg
of Marion, Iowa. Merry Jo  Collop {husband, Wayne} of Richland WA.
She later divorced.
Rose remarried April 2nd. 1960, to Marion W. Conner they had one daughter 
Barbara Conner 
{husband John Helm} of Fairfax, Iowa.
Rose was preceded in death by her parents, husband Marion, brother, Frank Dvorak of Cedar Rapids {Florence}
sister Helen, and daughter, Chery.
Rose had 8 grandchildren, and 9
great grandchildren.
Rose worked hard, her entire life. She loved life. Loved animals, and people.
She enjoyed singing, and sang until she went 'Home'. 
Her laugh, would light up a room, she was Loved by many.
We will be having a Celebration of Rose's Life on July 26th, 2014
from 2 until 6 p.m.
at the home of her daughter, Barb.
{101 Williams Blvd. Fairfax, Iowa}
Friends and Family, are Welcome to join us.
We will have some of Rose's Favorite dishes.
Feel free to bring a covered dish... if you wish, but come visit. 
Thanks to some Special Folks, at Heritage, who looked out for our Mom.







Thursday, July 17, 2014

Getting There...

The back area... behind the house....
was like a Jungle....
The Fountain... was full of a 'mess'....
{Stinky.... Awful....Mucky... Mess. }
The stepping stones.... were something I threw on the ground, for necessity.... while Brandon and I worked on getting the fountain... cleaned and running...
It was a Mud Hole....
Major... Mud...Hole.
{I threw 2 down... so we could keep working beside the fountain... then... two more... as we drained the Muck... and created...
 a Swamp....
 oh my...
there has been so much rain... the ground...is saturated.... }
{This was all.... dirt... {mud}
It really...looks... nice.... now.
John... would have... Loved It.
EVERYTHING....
we do... is with John... in mind.
Everything. }
After we got the fountain going....I decided to put more stones down.... then Val and I landscaped the area....the other night....
The big trellis... was nearly on the ground... from the recent Storms....and being so heavy... with the wild... and crazy.... Massive Trumpet Vine... John had planted, years ago...
{He built the trellis...from old... old...wooden pump rod.... I had bought at an auction... for a dollar... years ago... There was a Pile of it... When John saw it... on the truck... he said..
 "I...have an idea...for that...."
: ) : ) : )
 He laid all the rods out... then bolted them all together, to form this Giant...Trellis.
Then... he Couldn't Wait...for the Vines... to Cover it!!! : )
They Have...... oh boy.... : )
Brandon and Justin...put it back up... and we carefully trimmed it up....
oh my....
This area has been time consuming, to say the least....
but... it was one of John's favorite places....
We made some Really.... Good... Memories...
under that Old Oak....
It'll be all together... by Saturday.....
or... the Best... we can get it. 
Polly and I.... sat, this evening.... after everyone went home....
and gazed... at the Fountain.....
we....sure Miss.... Someone.
yes... we sure.... do. 
Things...are clean.... and ready to be 'dressed'....
We'll cinch it all up.... Saturday Morning.....
I...want it to be....Beautiful......
for John....
He built the Gazebo.... many...many years ago....
nearly 30...I'd say.
{oh my....}
I gathered the massive... mid 1800's Corbels... a few years later....
We put them on...and added the old Farmhouse Picket Fence.... I'd found...at an Auction....
It seemed... we never had time, to enjoy it.... tho.
We used it...for The Big Sales... then...
 used it for storage...between sales....
{like everything... and everyone...  around here....
 It... Is...a Work Horse...
and has earned it's keep....
It... needs a roof... badly...
Liz and I... {mostly Liz... : ) {and...Miss. Scarlett... {she kept the Staple Gun... Full... for here Mama... : ) }
stretched 3 new, natural colored 9x12 painters drop cloths...on the ceiling.... it made a Huge... difference... in the feel... of the Old Gazebo.... }
John...always parked the mower...in here....when it wasn't packed completely full....of old cupboards....
 and other...'treasures'... : )
I so... want to have it.... for him... like he, and I both envisioned it....
The....
Cat Man.
: )
John and Frankie....
We rescued Frankie....
He was dumped...here....
He was such an Awesome Cat....
John named him Franklin.... because the first Vet Bill...to get him on his feet...
was 100.00...
{after 'Franklin'... on the 100.00 Bill....}
{THAT was a Whole Lot Of Money... for us... back then.
It Still...Is. : )
But...Frankie... was worth Every Penny..... to Both of Us. }


Thanks.... So Much... to Liz, Katie, Merry Jo... Wayne...Val... Justin and Brandon....
The Boys Buffed and Detailed Jethro.....
Wayne... worked on the electrical mess... down the rabbit hole...
oh my....
The Girls...and I... Cleaned.... and organized....
Val brought out...some Beautiful Plants... for the Gazebo....
We have a long way to go....
but...
we'll get it. : )
Peg...Jan...Mark and Kelsey are coming tomorrow... to help.....
: ) : ) : )
Along with the rest of The Crew.... : )
We all.... want to give John.... a Beautiful... Day.
Love to ya....
Barb C.

Busy Bees. : )

My Sister, Merry Jo... her husband, Wayne.... and my Great Nephew, Jeramiah.... found their way to our door..... yesterday afternoon....
They drove from Washington State....
oh my...
It was so good to see them....
We were all so busy....running around, we said...short 'Hello's' and gave quick Hugs....
then we all....went to work.....
Liz and Katie... worked in the house... Brandon and I... outside.....
Then...we switched.....
We pulled all the furniture out of the house....
and scrubbed the floors....
We were all... Busy Bees....
Mark popped in...in the afternoon.... and he helped with everything...too....
The Rabbit Hole.... had the roof trim... completely torn off the back side.... the other night....
along with the electrical conduit.....
When Liz cleaned the ceiling fan....it.... came apart...in her hands.....
oh my....
it seems... with  every fire... that gets put out....
another sparks....
oh my....
Wayne and Mark... worked on the fan....
I'm going to try and get the shop fixed... as soon as possible....
Wayne said.... it isn't dangerous... just... ugly....
Bud's brother, Nick...created a Shadow Box.... for Jan to do a collage...of John's Life... in...
It's Awesome....
Bud brought it yesterday evening... then... helped us re set some of the stones on the walkway...that tree roots had buckled.....
oh my...
Liz and I went through pictures, then had them all printed in sepia.... for Jan to use, in the collage...she's coming Friday... to put it all together....
Liz, Mark and Wayne...laid stone... we had piled up........ for a walk way.... out back....
there had been a plank there.... for 15 years....
it was time... to get it done.
I planted flowers.... and scrubbed floors.....
There is still... so much to get done......
but... it will get done....
: )
I have to dig for tablecloths.... I know... there are several around here... I just have to find them all.....
Justin is working on Jethro....
Brandon... is going to mow... today... I'm going to trim...and weed whip....and... do, whatever else needs done.....
The Girls... are going to clean....
oh my....
: )
The House... is.... Buzzing...
: )
It feels good.... seeing it....and hearing... the laughter....
it truly does.
Love to ya....
Barb C.
{images a little later... : ) }




 



Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Blessings....

I...sat this morning....
at the Old Table....
{only me...and Harold...could love... {and Ed. }
Sipping my coffee....
my...
'Drug of Choice'... for the day.
It's strong... and sweet....
and what gets me moving....
I glanced over my shoulder...
where Liz has organized the bills... and paperwork....
and...all..
the Beautiful... Cards.
I, have moments... when I can open a few of them....
the 'moments' have been few, and far between....
This morning....
I began opening them....all...
oh my.....
They are...so Beautiful....
I'm sorry....I haven't replied to them....
as many were sent.... just after John went 'Home'....
I...Promise... I will....
One...after other... touched me... so very much.
I shed many tears... while reading the Beautiful...words.... Folks.... had written.
oh my...
I'll have them, out..... and share them... with everyone... on Saturday.....
Liz and I...worked outside... yesterday....
and are working both, inside...and out... today.
We are getting things...pulled together...
slowly.....
Words...can't express... how I feel....
I'm beyond... tired... 'tired'... was something I felt... last year.
I played the song 'Hurt'... by Johnny Cash... last night....
over...and over...
I always thought...I understood it....
and... admired, the talent of the writer....
and Cash's performance... 
that... I believe... was much more fact, than fiction...
But... it wasn't until, last night... 
I really... 
'Got It'...
There is a place.... where you feel... nothing....
no... anger...
no...sadness...
no...worry...
no... happiness...
and... even... when you injure yourself...
feel...little...or no pain.
no...
 'hurt'...
I have referred to it...as being...
'Numb'
it's far deeper than that....
it's 
'Paralyzation'...
yet...somehow... can still...
function...
{during the day... }
It... is a Blessing... 
I have decided.
Yet... I hope... none of you....
are ever this... Blessed.
My heart...weeps... for the writer....
Love to you...
Barb C.


Monday, July 14, 2014

The Journey.

Seems... difficult days....
are the norm... these days... : )
for many...
I hope you, those who are struggling...
will hold your heads up...high....
and walk on...
Look Up... to the Sky...
and Thank The Lord...
for your many Blessings...
and for the ones.....
that are coming your way.
: )
I'll be joining you....
Love to ya...
and...
God Bless.
: )
Barb C.
{and... Shine!....Shine!....Shine!
Baby....Shine!!! : ) }

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Pulling Things... Together....

It seems, these days... 
I keep working all the time....
but, am moving in 'Low' gear....
I locked The Ford in 4WD the other day...after loading him heavy with brush....
and, accidentally put him in 4 Low....
: )
I laughed... after I released the clutch and The Ford 'Jumped' to attention...
 then dug in...deep...at a snails pace... 
oh my....
{about snapped my neck! }
: )
 Laughing out loud...stunned...
said....to The Mighty... Little Work Horse....
"Yeah... that's it....: ) The Gear... I'm in, too...Old Boy..."
oh....I'm moving.... but... the World is moving in Warp Drive....
I and the Ford... are in 4 Low.
: )
Guess...the Blessing is...
We are moving... Forward.
: )
Liz, Scarlett... and our Fiend from Wisconsin, Steven....
came out, yesterday... and helped get the Gazebo emptied....and hauled to storage....
Unloaded a trailer.... 
Then... came back, and worked on the trees....
oh my... there were so many broken branches....
Steven... climbed John's Beloved...Oak.... and trimmed.... : )
It looks... Amazing.
What a Beautiful...Gift.
Then...Brandon and I... got the Dancer... Fountain... going...
That was a Mess... {John's Favorite Job... he and I would do...every Spring.... 
{ahhhh... not so much... : ) }
I received a call...as we were cleaning the yard, yesterday.....
I...had to sit down....
Harold... one of the Nicest... Men... I have Ever Known....
{Dwight and Junell Duwa's Clerk.....and Dear, Long Time... Friend... 
'Duwa's Auction' 
had suddenly Passed away....
I... am Stunned....
I'm sure... Everyone is....
He... will be Greatly... Missed. 
oh my.
I remember... having so Much Fun...with Harold... : )
He and I would laugh...and carry on.....
He got the Biggest Kick...out of The Ford... and the Monster Loads...we'd Pile On!
He... was such... a Dear.... Soul.
oh my....
Today....
I keep moving forward....
Much to get done... before  John's Celebration.....
oh my...
Love to you...
and Thank You...
for The Continued Prayers...
Barb C.


As we worked in storage....
Miss. Scarlett... rode the old hand made... Pedal Car....
This was something... I bid on... at The Sale of The Century....
{I bid... High... knowing I'd have commission coming....}
{seems no one else... saw it's 'Wonder'.... }
It's all hand made.... and reminded me... so much, of John...and Dad....
We'll have it at John's Celebration.... : )
I could see... John Building  something like this... for himself... when he was a little boy... : )
oh my.

John's Favorite Tree...
The Old Oak....
The Kids gave him the 'Face'.... Many years ago...on Father's Day...
Liz said... she was surprised, when he placed the face on  the Tree....
requiring him...to put a few nails... in The Old Soul....
{John even hated trimming it... didn't want Anything... hurting.... the Old Oak... : ) }
When we built on...to the House.... John made sure.... we wouldn't disturb... the Old Oak.... in any way....
Mark, stopped by...the other day....
and out of the blue... he said....
"I think.... the last thing John saw... was that Old...Oak Tree..... He gazed at it.... for a moment..... up...into the Branches....
then... his eyes rolled back..... and Barb... I really think... John.... left us... at that moment. "
oh my....
oh...my.



John would have Loved.... the job...Gift... Steven gave us.....
{This is what Steven does for a Living...... he is... 'Good'...at it.... }
oh my.....
This was taken in 2011.....
Harold and I...are at the far left.....
I don't remember what I said.... but he turned Bright Red!
I...LOVED to Spar...with Harold......
{He Sparred Right Back! : ) : ) : ) }
We Shared Many Laughs....
Laughter... is such a Gift.....
I Treasure... the Folks... like Harold.....
{ John...Dad...Mom.... Justin... Liz....Peg....Dwight...Jan.... Mark....Lynn....Cheryl S.  Pattie....Julie...Wanda...Amy... Linda...Rosie...Cindy B. .... Cindy M..... Dale F. ....Michael and Ed... and...so Many... Many...More....
The 'Characters'...
 who have crossed my path...over the years...
on this 'Journey'.... that have given me...
 The Gift...
of ...
 LAUGHTER......
The kind.... of Laughter....
That Leaves You....Breathless....
The Kind...
that makes you Cry! and... unable...to Utter a Word!!!
The Kind...
That makes your Stomach Hurt!!!
oh my....
PRICELESS....
{Don J. is center....Junell and Dwight Duwa, are in the back... Aletha and Renate, are far right.... }
We had just... after a Long... Long Day.... at The Auction.... got The Ford... Loaded...
{then... could barely get out the Door!
I think.... we even had to re arrange.... this LOAD... and contemplated.... letting the air out of the tires!!!!!!
oh my...  : ) Good Times. }
oh my.....
: (
I, am... Stunned.
God Bless.... Harold, and His Loved Ones.....
He will be Missed.