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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Sad News For Our Family


My nephew, Tony and his wife, Erin lost their unborn child this week.  This is so sad for our whole family, but especially hard for my baby sister, Jeannie.  This would have been her 4th grand child.  Tony and Erin and their daughter, Leah, will be leaving for England soon, for her 3 year stint for internship.  Our hearts and prayers go out to these two great kids.

Yesterday morning Donnie and I went to a friends bar/restaurant for breakfast.  My girl friend, Marilyn’s son, Jim Bob, bought this place a couple of years back and completely remodeled it.  It is really nice now, and they have very good food.  Best breakfast we have had since we got back home.  I didn’t get to see Marilyn yesterday, but I did get to see Jim Bob and his father, Bob.  We will definitely go back for another meal. We weren’t there very long when our friend Earl came in with another one of Donnie’s cousins, Carl, so we all had breakfast together.  Good to see both of them.  Earl just had to have another stint put in his heart last week, but is doing fine right now.

Donnie’s older sister, Wilma flew in from California on Thursday night.  We stopped out at the old home place for a little while yesterday just to see her.  We knew she would be tired from her trip, so we didn’t stay very long.  She got to meet Rusty, and of course, I was afraid he would knock her down with all of his exuberance.  I sure wish he would settle down, but I seem to worry about it a lot more than everyone else does.  They are busy getting everything ready for next Saturday when most of the Winter family will be there.  It should be a lot of fun, and I know there will be lots of food and drink, and conversation. We are looking forward to seeing everyone.

We watched “True Grit” the other day, and I agree with The old Geezer, the John Wayne version is still my favorite.  We do like Jeff Bridges, but it was a case of comparing the two actors all the way through the movie.

We did a little geocaching yesterday.  I picked out 5 cemeteries that have geocaches in them, and we went hunting.  Sorry to say we only found 2 out of the 5, which is highly unusual for us.  We just about always find the majority of them, but it wasn’t meant to be yesterday.  I did take some pictures of some of the spots that I thought were particularly pretty that I will share with you.


This is one of the prettiest churches in our area.  St.Mark’s is where Donnie attended church, and the brick building behind the church is the school he attended for grade school.  Also our Angie is buried here.  We lost her to breast cancer two years ago.  She and Uncle Boone died on the same day, but two years apart.


The next stop was at the old sight of St. Joe’s church.  It has been gone for quite a while, but there has been a grotto built on the sight where the church once stood.  This is where we found our last geocache.


This is Lasher Cemetery.  As soon as we got under that very large white oak tree, my GPS went crazy, so no luck here, but we did walk around and read some of the stones.  We found the veteran that the geocache mentioned, but didn’t help us find it.

All of the old cemeteries are a favorite place to go.  You can find a lot of history in these places, so we will keep searching them when possible.


Just wanted to show you the proof that we really are gardening while sitting here.  Poor Herby!   The woods behind their house allowed the deer enough cover so they could sneak up and eat all  the tomatoes off of his vines.  They didn’t bother the plants, just ate all of his tomatoes off… :(



Jeannie said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your nephew's loss.

Eldy likes the older True Grit version better, too...

Sue and Doug said...

sorry to hear about your family's loss..there are no words to take the pain away..just know that we are thinking of your nephew and his wife at this time.

Carol K said...

I'm sorry to hear the sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Gypsy said...

I'm sorry to hear of the loss of the baby.

Judy and Emma said...

It's always hard to lose such a young one. My condolences to all.

Malone said...

Sorry about the loss in your family, Pidge.

Question: the photo in your header looks like an area where I used to live, a quartzite hill that rises above the beautiful rolling Palouse country just north of Pullman, WA. I dug soils pits on that hill. Just wondering...

Catherine, Jo Beth and Grace said...

Please pass on our condolences for your family's loss. The tomatoes are looking good.

Happytrails said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of the baby. It is so sad and we will certainly keep this young couple in our prayers.
You just can't do better than "the Duke." I agree with you!!
Love your pics!!

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

Sorry to hear about your family loss.
Your tomatoes look better than ours we have one green one out of three plants.

Cruzin2some said...

We're sorry to hear of your nephew's loss.

I wanted to say that I absolutely love, love that new picture at the top of our blog.

Travel Safe

Roadrunner said...

Sorry to hear of your loss.It is a blessing that you have so much family.
Your tomatoes really look nice. Mine are the little Porters.

John and Carol said...

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your nephew's baby. We will keep all of you in our prayers.

JoJo said...

Pidge, sorry to hear of the lose in your family.
The tomatoes look great I bet they will be big.

Randy and Terry said...

Please add our condolences to the rest on the loss of the baby. So very sad. We hope they can find comfort in the love of their family as they cope.

The Good Luck Duck said...

I'm sorry, too. Miscarriages feel tragic, and I think it's harder for people to know how to comfort the couple.

That picture is so beautiful it hurts me. Where is it?

Kevin and Ruth said...

So sorry to hear about your nephew and his wife's loss. Our thoughts go out to them and the rest of the family.

we have the same opinion as you of the new True Grit. We watched them both within days of each other and there is just no comparison between the two, the original is the best.

Love your header picture.

Kevin and Ruth

Donna K said...

So sorry to hear of the loss of the baby.

Looks like you had some fun geocaching. We used to do that but haven't for several years. We enjoyed it though.