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Dear Oscar is in Heaven Now

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Yesterday morning Jack found his dear father Oscar.
My first thought was, "Well, Oscar is with Marie. He is happy."

Matthew is taking it the hardest.

They are 2 WONDERFUL Christians and people. Their shoes will be very hard - if not impossible - to replace.

THANKS for all your Prayer, comments, etc.

They still are needed during the next few months.

Earlier this evening I was ruminating over the loss.
Then God reminded me of a quote/saying (don't remember where or by whom)
Probably paraphrasing, but..

Don't be sad because they are gone.
Be happy/glad because they were in your life.


Am going to get ready for bed. If I am to make it through the funeral and receiving of friends, I definitely need more sleep than usual.

THANKS for your continued Prayers and Concern.



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ASOBFALLS 6/11/2014 11:28AM

    emoticon Praise God for the life Oscar lived and the influences you received as gifts.
Prayers for you today.

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FERRETLOVER1 6/11/2014 7:21AM

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I sent you a private message, Frances.

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DJ4HEALTH 6/11/2014 2:48AM

    My prayers are with your family at this time of sorrow and rejoicing that he is now in His Saviors arms. emoticon

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ALICIA214 6/11/2014 12:13AM


AMEN to that ...God Bless

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LINDA! 6/10/2014 11:42PM

    My prayers for you and the family. emoticon

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Sorry for the FB problem

Friday, June 06, 2014

Posted about today as a reply on yesterday's

Let's see if I can post Matthew's pic here

Have a Wonderful Weekend !


Peace, Love and Blessings

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ASOBFALLS 6/8/2014 11:00PM

    Ohhhh Beautiful!

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FERRETLOVER1 6/7/2014 9:06AM

    Ah - gorgeous!

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SLIMMERJESSE 6/7/2014 12:11AM


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ALICIA214 6/7/2014 12:08AM


What a beautiful picture... Thank you for posting it for us to share..


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DJ4HEALTH 6/6/2014 11:43PM

    The awesome power of God and how He shows His glory!!As for what others say let them and just remember that they will give an account of what they said to the Lord at the end of time.

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FRANCES-AGAPE 6/6/2014 11:43PM

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Isn't Tennessee BEAUTIFUL !!!!???!!!

Part of Clingman's Dome is in North Carolina
But Matthew's photo is in Tennessee

Here is a link about it in case you want to visit
(you have to copy and paste in address)

Well, off to bed. Want another 8 hours sleep !

Peace, Love and Blessings !

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Only 9 Hours Sleep in Last 60 Hours ! But also GOOD NEWS !

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Absolutely cannot handle things any more.

Jack finally told his brother that we HAVE to get a regular daytime sitter for Dear Oscar.
One starts tomorrow. She is an NA and will reheat food (still from us) and do light housework.
WHEW ! What a Relief!
IF... I can make it until tomorrow !

Matthew is with Oscar tonight.


2) Oscar is walking most of the time with a walker instead of a wheelchair

3) Nurse said Oscar has improved enough to stay alone after he goes to bed

As I said, Matthew is there tonight, but we are still concerned in case Oscar gets up during the night. Someone will still stay if needed. Matthew also said he will continue to try to stay at once a week just to be with his Papaw!

After coming home this evening, I felt I was literally at the breaking point.
First I had 6 wheat thins - all I'd eaten ALL DAY !
Then I called Dad. He is doing well. Can't get to see him until at least Sunday. I paced for the 20 minutes we talked. YAY !
Got on pc to check 600 MORE EMAILS! (And post update here)

This post by Matthew on Facebook took my breath away and IMMEDIATELY helped CALM me!
So I HAVE to share with You Dear Friends.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I!
Matthew’s GORGEOUS pix of Clingman’s Dome


Jack's 50th high school reunion is this weekend.
I feel so OLD, FAT and UGLY !
Not sleeping much has not helped.

I just want to make it through this weekend - reunion stuff tomorrow night and most of Saturday.
Then, Lord willing, next week maybe Jack and I can RELAX !
Whatever THAT IS - I can hardly remember!

HOPEFULLY, I can get back on track - my life and Spark.
all have taken a big toll.



THANK YOU SO MUCH for your continued support
while I have been going through this hellish period.
Your Prayers/Good Thoughts have sustained me.

Isn't it funny how people you have not met - and probably never will -
can have such a major influence!

I will never forget your kindness !


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FRANCES-AGAPE 6/6/2014 9:13PM

about the FB snafu

Please try this copying then pasting this into address bar

Guess what ? I wasn't the oldest, fattest or grayest
at Jack's reunion !
And Jack was one of the younger looking fellas !

Started with 8 HOURS SLEEP !

Also 3 loads of laundry, grocery shopping
and checking on Oscar. He ADORED the NA that came today.
There will be 2 different ones alternating days.
The other one comes tomorrow !

Sending OODLES of LOVE to You All !
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Have a Wonderful Weekend


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FERRETLOVER1 6/6/2014 7:51AM

    I tried to look at Matthew's page, but it wouldn't open up.

Try not to stress out about the reunion - who cares what others think? You have been dealing with many serious issues and have come through them with flying colors. A reunion is not worth it! Just enjoy the company of your husband and have FUN!

I am so very proud of you for coming through everything you've been through lately! Glad to hear that Oscar is doing better and that you have hired someone to be with him so you can finally take care of yourself a little!

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DJ4HEALTH 6/6/2014 1:27AM

    Tried to got to the page and got errors too. Plus I have found that if you do not have a FB account that they don't let you look at it. I don't have one.

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FRANCES-AGAPE 6/5/2014 10:59PM

    Sorry, but I had a bunch of cute Emoticons
but kept getting NO HTML errors. So deled them

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MIXED DAY- FiL had BAD day. BUT Jack and I have a SITTER !

Saturday, May 31, 2014


Hallelujah !

for all your Prayers/Good Thoughts

Jack and I are BOTH at home tonight !

Jack's jerk brother's DiL (and her 10 mth old daughter)
are staying with Oscar tonight !!!!!!!!!
I am smiling as I write this.
as if a HUGE weight is off my shoulders

Besides horrible sinus trouble, dear son Matthew
is also having lots of stomach pain. So he hasn't
been able to stay in over a week.
We hope he hasn't developed an ulcer

Just wanted to share the semi-good news

Not going to waste our time tonight on the pc

for your continued Prayers and concern



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FERRETLOVER1 6/1/2014 8:59AM

    I am SO glad to hear this semi-good news! What a relief it is for you and Jack. I hope your son, Matthew, recovers from his stomach pains.

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Friday, May 30, 2014

First, Oscar started this week with BAD ALLERGY days this week. Lots of sinus drainage and coughing.
UGGGHH ! He had been feeling and doing SO WELL !

Jack and Matt have it too. For some reason, mine has just been the usual normal aggravation.

Then, Tuesday, Jack’s cousin (who keeps Oscar 730am-3pm) somewhere, somehow got MRSA, that contagious staph bacteria! (She also had it in Dec and was hospitalized for a week on iv antibiotics.)
So she is out of the assistance picture for a while.


Jack’s jerk brother STILL REFUSES TO HELP ! He is busy, he is tired, he has things to do, he and his wife want to do things together ! Well SO DO JACK AND I !!!!!!!!!!!!!
And the biggie: “Dad needed to go to a nursing home at the start like I said.”
Sometimes I wish I weren’t so nice. I would love to tell him off. Subtlety hasn’t worked. Neither has DIRECTLY ASKING HIM TO DO HIS SHARE ! Nothing moves him to action.
?? How can someone be so selfish, insensitive, uncaring ??

Jack and I are at our wits end ! He called a senior home care place about hiring a day-time sitter for Oscar. Hopefully we can interview tomorrow.

We haven’t been able to visit my Father all week.

THANKS, EVERYONE, for your continuing love and prayers.
No PC or Wi-Fi near FiL’s. So I don’t know when I will be able to post - or have the strength or sanity !
I have been getting in my water MOST of the time. But exercise and diet – FORGET ABOUT IT !
I am ALMOST totally drained – physically and emotionally.

Peace, Love and Blessings to You All !

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LINDA! 6/1/2014 10:36PM

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FERRETLOVER1 5/31/2014 7:58AM

    Frances, I am sorry this is such a difficult time for you. I will be thinking of you often, and hoping everything gets better for you and your family.

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WARRIORFIT1 5/31/2014 12:11AM

    Hang in there... praying things get better soon!

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CHERIONE 5/30/2014 11:12PM

    Frances, this too shall pass! Praying for you and yours (((big hug)))

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USMAWIFE 5/30/2014 11:00PM

    praying that things get better for you

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