Monday, August 10, 2009

August 10th

Well, it's been a long couple of weeks here.

The boat races one weekend, the reunion the next and Dad's passing in between and me getting sick too. I go back to work today and maybe I can get my system back on track.

Dad's Celebration of Life was on Friday. It was a very good service. It's amazing the amount of people that made it there. We had over 150 signer's in the guestbook. Lots of extended family and friends to help and support us. My niece did a slideshow of Dad's life. It was great! We laughed, we cried and we made comments remembering him. He touched many lives and the stories will go on for many more years to come.

It was fun to catch up with my cousins that were in town. I arrived at Mom's Friday evening after the family dinner at Mom and Dad's favorite restaurant and some of my cousin's were already there. One 11yo boy was crying and holding his arm. Well, Mom had a bird's nest in the tree that was not in use any longer by the birds. He was climbing in the tree to get it and fell out. My cousin spent several hours in the emergency room with him finding out that he had broken both bones in the arm! What a bummer for him! They left here Saturday morning for their vacation. I heard from them on Sunday and they were just getting into Silverwood Theme Park for the day. He wasn't going to let a broken arm slow him down much, apparently.

Well, I'll have pictures to post later. I feel like I've been gone from work for a month, so much has happened since I was there. I have to drive to Connell tonight to pick up a truck for Andy to drive when he gets his license. Mike gets to drive it until then. I'll let you all know how that goes tonight. : )


Ria said...

glad to see you're "back". So glad everything went well with your Dad's remembrance service. {{hugs}}

Jodi said...

Thank you so much for the hugs! I went back to work today after 10 days off. It felt like I'd been gone a month! So much has happened. I'm glad things can get back on track now.

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