Thoughts about family, music, gardening, decorating, and aging gracefully
Sunday, November 15, 2009
In Loving Memory
My beloved, my best friend with whom I spent the last twenty-two years, departed this life on Thursday, Nov 12, 2009, ten days short of his 76th birthday. He had been so ill. I was with him, along with one of his daughters and one of his grandsons, when he took his final breath.
At this moment I cannot begin to imagine what life will be like without him. His health concerns occupied a lot of our time for several years and became intense in the current year. As hard as it was at times, I do not regret one single moment of caring for him.
The funeral will be Tuesday, and interment on Wednesday. Then I will begin the next stage of my life.
I am retired widow living in a little town in a beautiful valley between two mountain ranges. I share my home with my cat, known from time to time as "fatcat," bratcat," and "bruiser." I keep busy with volunteer activities, gardening, and playing music.
Many of the photos posted herein are either taken by me or are in my family archives. When others are used, their origins will be cited. Please do not use these photos or reprint these writings without my permission. Thank you.