Monthly Archives: June 2015

memorial celebration

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she’s gone

. . . but she lives on in our hearts and our memories and more literally in Oscar! We can’t and won’t downplay the immeasurable loss we feel now. The dying process is difficult to watch, but we are grateful … Continue reading

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from east to west

Meanwhile. Crews of friends from various contexts gather in Philly to carefully organize and pack the stuff of life for three of their friends who just moved to Oregon. Among these faces you’ll find Lorie (front, black top), the pastor … Continue reading

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special visitor

All visitors are special, I suppose. But this one Rachel requested: Grandma Williams, her mom’s mom, 96 years old. Interesting, isn’t it, that Rachel also married a Williams? These two have always had an uncommon connection. First grandchild, apple of … Continue reading

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where to send your notes and cards

Judging by the number of views on my recent blog posts I can easily say that a lot of you love our family and care about what’s happening with us right now. Gregg described it as a bittersweet time, which … Continue reading

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a stone’s throw away

If this were a piece of paper, it would be covered with eraser crumbs and smudges from all my attempts at an opening sentence. The emotions, the pace, and the details, mixed with the surreal nature of the past few … Continue reading

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and in a moment things changed

I promised updates here, and I have one already. These three Macy men are on their way to Philadelphia tonight to escort Rachel, John, and Oscar home to Oregon. On Friday evening! It took some convincing on the part of … Continue reading

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