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Relay For Life 2009

Stories of Mom – #1 of many…

Thursday morning was the last time I saw Mom, and it was so beautiful.  We met at the Linden Tree Children’s Bookstore where she used to work and is beloved by everyone (as usual), to shop for baby books for two pregnant friends of mine.  As soon as I walked in the door, the ladies [...]

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Final contact with my sister

My final contact with Carol — below — was so positive and joyful. We had walked together Sunday, June 5, and it was very special. She was so happy and proud that she had journeyed to Aunt Sherrie’s reunion for family women in South Carolina, and she had a fantastic time. She laughed as she [...]

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A HUGE Thrill!

I WENT SKIING!!! this past weekend with Doug and we closed the lifts down for two days in a row!  Skiing!  Who’d have believed it a year ago? I was absolutely thrilled to BE there.  I felt so triumphant and proud and happy happy happy and ever so grateful to all of you who played [...]

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My Hike in Remembrance of Carol

June 11, 2011 Dear Mary Lou, Craig shared the news of Carol’s passing, and we were both in tears at the end of the call. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. It’s difficult to pen words, so I’ll tell you what I did. Craig mentioned doing something outdoors yesterday, so I tried to [...]

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Carol in her element

Hawaii Heaven

Aloha! We’re back home from our 8 days in Maui but my body still feels like its rising and falling with the ocean swells.  We had a wonderful trip, restful and restorative.  As you can see from the attached photo, I was enjoying Maui “Th–i—s Much!” We did snorkling swims every morning and afternoon, seeing [...]

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Mother’s Day Bike Ride

Scenes from my GREAT Best Mother’s Day!   Brooke Ray made a long held wish of mine come true – to take a bike ride on a beautiful day.  I had so much fun!  I was just grinning from ear to ear the whole time and I am still smiling like a crazy person. We borrowed [...]

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Girls in the Garden

Girls in the Garden

Dad grows the most amazing apricots on earth for his girls!

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Tending The Garden

Tending The Gardens

Attached please find a photo of my dear friend Gretchen’s daughter, Mary. She is 6 years old and sitting by one of their backyard gardens that they tended to this weekend. Gretch has been a source of strength for me through Carol’s struggles. She is an MD so at times helped me understand what was [...]

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