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Thursday, August 28, 2008

And Then There Were Three - - -


Today we gathered to celebrate mom's life. Mom was one of nine children and dad is one of thirteen. That means there were A LOT of us. As the family processed into the sanctuary it seemed like it took a LONG time - - - which it did. And actually, those there represented only a smattering of both sides of the family.

I will have more pictures to post later, but for tonight let me just share a few.

Now we are three. My sister Pam, Dad, and me. But we are not really alone - - -


We seem to have proliferated!!!!


Somebody was just too cute for his own good!!! Every time there was a pause in the service he called out, "All Done!"


Hubby has purse phobia. He will NOT carry, hold, or even TOUCH my purse. Knowing this, I didn't ask him totouch my purse, I merely asked him to bring me the camera that was IN my purse. Oh - - - but THAT wouldn't have been any fun. Instead he made quite a production out of bringing me my purse while sticking to his manly resolve to never touch it.


Cousin Rich demonstrates that holding my purse will not cause sudden death of manhood.

(By the way, Rich's wife, Darla, was homecoming queen at IWU back in the day!!!)


And here are three of mom's little treasures that dad sent home with me. A pin with mother of pearl insets, a pair of gloves, and a necklace, which I wore today, so if you look carefully you will see it in the above pictures of me.

Tomorrow morning Dad, Pam, and I set out for Wisconsin, the final leg of mom's journey on this Earth.

I will take lappy and post along the way - - -


8 comments:

Deven said...

Keetha, I'm glad some teachers were able to stop by today. I just wanted to pass along some personal condolences. The items from your mother are beautiful!

Keetha said...

Thank you Deven on ALL counts!!!

Headless Mom said...

How special to have those things of hers. They are beautiful.

It sounds (and looks) like you all had a nice time being together to celebrate your mom, and your beautiful family.

Toevs said...

I was thinking yesterday that the necklace you had on was very pretty... I just didn't say it then, so I am saying it now. :-)

Phil and Kathy Troyer said...

Keetha, I am sorry I didn't make it down yesterday. I was thinking of all of you though. (We have had major computer problems at the office and I am the IT person - yeah - me!). Anyway, I trust you had a meaningful time together as a family. Safe travels to Wisconsin and back!

Jim and Jaena said...

I really wanted to come yesterday, Keetha; but decided against bringing the 3! young children. Know that I was thinking about you and wishing i could be there.

plasticdaffodils said...

What beautiful keepsakes from your mom!

Leigh said...

Beautiful tokens of a obvious lovely lady in every sense of the word.