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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rachel update

Many of you have already seen the link to Rachel’s Go Fund Me page on Facebook, but for those who don’t “do” Facebook, here is the message posted by Erin. Dear Friends: I’d like to share an update on behalf … Continue reading

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we need to get a life

Mauri and I had a free morning so we spent a little time visiting garage sales. He found a roll of this nice brown drawer liner for 5 bucks. We would use it as tray liner to replace the ocky … Continue reading

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one year

I do love my series (plural)! In honor of the one-year anniversary of Taylor and Beth, this: Photo Macy did a photo shoot with these two the day after we met Beth for the first time. And without a specific … Continue reading

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