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My Daddy is gone

Wednesday, May 01, 2013




I will wait for my kids to get off work and we will go home on Saturday, the funeral will be Monday.

He was a Mason, a Shriner, a WW2 Veteran, a Husband of 66 years, a Daddy, a Grampa, a Great-Grandpa. He will forever be 93

  
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SOFEDUPP 5/6/2013 9:52AM

    Robin, I just saw this. So sorry for your loss.


Hugs!!!

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CHRISGETTINGFIT 5/6/2013 12:21AM

    Wow - just saw this, and saw he was 93 - that's amazing!!! He sure had a long full life!

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BRENDAGAIL9 5/4/2013 11:14PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Robin I am so very sorry that your daddy is gone but glad you were able to be there with your family. Keep in touch as you can.

Brenda

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NBARNES 5/4/2013 9:29AM

    So glad you were able to have some time with him at the end. My dad passed away when he was just in his 60s, but it's a hard loss at any age. emoticon

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GAYLLYNNE 5/3/2013 7:18AM

    My deepest condolences. He sounds like he was a wonderful man and reminds me of my dad. He was all thse things too. Always keep those memories close. They will comfort you.

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WVMEMERE 5/2/2013 2:02PM

    Robin,
So sorry for your loss. I imagine you are really pleased you came home earlier to see my thoughts & prayers are with you. Aggie

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EBPOOKIE 5/2/2013 11:00AM

    Robin sorry for your loss my prayers are with you and your family! Much love!!

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WUNMURRA 5/2/2013 6:09AM

    Sympathy to you in your loss

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MINILOVER1 5/2/2013 5:42AM

    So sorry for your loss. He must of lived an amazing life. My prayers are with you and your family.

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CENOLA 5/2/2013 12:22AM

    sorry for your loss emoticon

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SISSIE21 5/1/2013 11:49PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. Your pictures of him are so sweet. He will be your daddy forever... What an impressive life he led, the last of the great generation! Please give my condolences to your family as well. Take care.
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NORASPAT 5/1/2013 11:29PM

    I am so very sorry for your loss. It is a hard time. It will help to have the kids with you. HUGS and much love Robin emoticon . Pat in Maine. emoticon

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BRIDGIEEE 5/1/2013 10:51PM

    So sorry for your loss. I was a rainbow girl for years so I have a special place in my heart for masons.

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ERIECANALGAL 5/1/2013 10:44PM

    So sorry to hear that. May he rest in peace.
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For you and your family.

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36 years ago

Monday, April 29, 2013

I got married 36 years ago today. Today we are 6,369 miles apart but this year it is by choice and not something that was an easy choice. I do feel blessed to have my husband, we had a bad rough patch but we made it through. Today he sent me flowers and I love them. He ordered this special bouquet because the vase was purple.


Also I got a call that it may be a matter of days left for my father. My sister and mother said he sleeps all the time, he is not eating and he doesn't get out of bed. He is in a nursing home. My mother was going to make the funeral arrangements today so she is ready.
Kind of a Happy/Sad day today.

  
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SEWINGMAMACDS 4/30/2013 11:23AM

    Happy Anniversary! Sorry about your dad.

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NORASPAT 4/29/2013 8:47PM

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to both of you. Despite being miles apart you have your lovely bouquet to remind you of your wedding Day.
Are you in New York right now or will you be going there soon.
It definitely is a happy / sad day and my thoughts are with you. I too had to go to be with my mothers last week of life, I wanted to so I did.
Will your children be able to go over there it is a long way from Maine.
Take care and safe journey.
HUGS dear emoticon It has been a long vigil and I am sorry you have to do it without DH by your side, HUGS Pat in Maine.

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Happy anniversary.


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BRENDAGAIL9 4/29/2013 7:56PM

    Happy Anniversary Robin. You are truly blessed. I am so glad you are able to be there with your family now. Yes, it is a happy/sad day. emoticon

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EBPOOKIE 4/29/2013 6:42PM

    Happy Anniverasary & sorry about your dad... Lots of love and prayers your way Robin!!

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GRANDMABABA 4/29/2013 5:52PM

    Happy anniversary. May you be blessed with exactly what you need in the days, weeks, months to come.

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TXTOAD9970 4/29/2013 5:49PM

    Happy Anniversary to you! Sorry about your father.

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Busy with family

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

I haven't been here on SparkPeople as much as I should be but my personal opinion is family is more important especially when I don't get to see my family most of the year.

Last week I was busy with my daughter and older grandson but I did make it to the gym a couple of days. We went shopping so we did a LOT of walking. I ate healthy as well.

This week my youngest grandson is staying with me for his school break. There isn't really much to do with him up here because not much is open yet as this is a tourist area. It's still on the chilly side here and yes, I do have a snowpile in my back yard yet.

My thoughts, prayers go out to those hurt and killed in last weeks Boston Marathon bombing. It was such a horrible thing to happen.

  
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GAYLLYNNE 4/24/2013 7:01AM

    I understand how family keeps us so busy but don't forget that you count too!! Good luck with your grandson. I'm sure you will find fun things to do. Don't forget, cooking healthy meals can be a job for more than one!! (my teen son loves to cook with me)

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GRAMMYEAC 4/23/2013 8:51PM

    I agree. Family takes a very high priority. And when grandkids are involved; well, that's way too special to put below anything else except maybe survival!!!

Good for you for taking the time to relax and enjoy family.

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PRINCESSAMY 4/23/2013 12:18PM

    I totally agree!

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SEWINGMAMACDS 4/23/2013 11:31AM

    You have the right priorities! Definitely spending time with family!

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NORASPAT 4/23/2013 9:41AM

    You have your priorities right. Well done. If you would like to bring him up here.I especially love boys. We have the State museum and even better the Coastal Maine botanical gardens in Boothbay.
You can STAY OVERNIGHT and get me and you some walking in. I still do not have your phone # so I hope you read it soon. Pat in Augusta live a mile or so to the museum we would walk but it is hilly walking back.
I would LOVE to see you both

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Snow, rain, ice, sleet (picture heavy)

Friday, April 12, 2013

All that today, April 11, 2013
The first picture is my front porch at 8AM


The second picture is the same porch at 3PM today


The front of my house today


These were taken earlier this week:
my back yard-you've heard the saying "Where the sun don't shine"? This is where the sun don't shine!



Hopefully this won't last long!

I did go to the gym yesterday, (not attempting to drive today) and found out only 1 recumbant bike out of 3 work, only 1 out of 3 ellipticals work, 0 treadmills out of 2 work and of course someone was on the one working bike when I got there and did not get off until I was done too. I did lots of weight machines and free weights and I did have a GREAT workout!

  
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WOWEETOO 4/13/2013 11:43AM

    you need to talk about that gym not charging when it has no machines to uselo,
the lady mary

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GAYLLYNNE 4/13/2013 8:12AM

    Oh no!!! At least we are just having lots of rain, but this morning I woke to sunshine!! I hope you will too!!!

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NORASPAT 4/12/2013 10:01PM

    We have the same but I am sure less than you. The streets were quite slippy so we cam home from class and vegetated I have way too many e-mails tonight I desperately need to walk.
I have not seen a forecast for the weekend, I hope it warms up soon. No news from NY yet. I wish we were less far away HUGS take care I hope to see you some time soon. HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHKIRK 4/12/2013 3:49PM

  Ohhh.. I remember the days of ice and snow. I now live in the East Valley of AZ. Sometimes I miss the snow but the feeling goes away quickly SMILE life is good whereever you are !!! emoticon

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3G1RLS4ME 4/12/2013 3:47PM

    lucky I totally miss the snow

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Feel that burn!

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Yes I do and it feels good! I went back to the gym today and my first real hard workout in over a month-unless you want to count the snow shoveling. The treadmills are broke-STILL so I got on one of the recumbent bikes for 15 minutes to warm up then went to the gym machines and free weights, back to the bike for a few more minutes. I must have worked one side more than the other one so I guess it's time for an Advil.

So it was another GREAT day in my part of New Hampshire. Looking forward to going back to the gym for more workouts!

  
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BLUESKY_321 4/10/2013 5:38AM

    These last few days in NH have been lovely! Yesterday's early morning rain finally washed away the last of the snow - now just waiting for green grass! AH!

Keep up the good work!

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WOWEETOO 4/10/2013 3:35AM

    well at least the treadmills can wait as warmer weather is coming and that stuff can be done outside lol
the lady mary
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NORASPAT 4/9/2013 11:56PM

    GOOD for YOU, emoticon That will keep you out of mischief. We are having heavy rains. Has your snow gone yet. HUGS Pat in Maine. I am off to bed, HUGS

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