Friday, December 19, 2008

Tatum and Barron Married at Last!

"Hey Bob..."
Congratulations Tatum and Barron....Beautiful wedding, Pat and Bob! Cheers!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Husband Bob hates wallpaper. I would LOVE to have a
yummy room like this one with wallpaper by
Anna French of the UK in her Wild Flora collection.
Saw it highlighted in a post by Holly of
Decor 8 (see links).
Reminds me of pastel butter mint creams.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Boy Oh Boy

My boys...Evan age 3
Jake age 8...

When they are good
they are very very good.

And when they are bad,
they are, well you know...

Proud Grandma Gaga

Monday, December 08, 2008


My sister Martha loved the music of Cat Stevens.
Her life was celebrated with a slide show of 70 of her hundreds of photos, the song above,
comments from some of the approx. 100 people at her funeral.
Afterward we had a luncheon at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church.
The day flowed and gave all closure.
Now life moves on, one day at a time, but always with Martha in us.
Love you, Murt!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Martha My Dear...

My sister Martha's 1969 HS Grad pic.
Martha and Me
(In Spiro T. Agnew shirt!) in
"Martha, My Dear, You have been my inspiration through the years..." (Paul McCartney).
My younger sister Martha went in to a hospital with back pain in October 2007. She was diagnosed with stage 4, metasticized breast cancer. By October 2008, after going through chemo and radiation, the cancer spread to her brain and it was all over.
She was in Rose Arbor hospice facility for about a month. The staff there was amazing and I will cherish them forever. I was with Martha the night she died, on my birthday, 11-23-2008. I feel honored to have been her sister. She is inside of me now. I want to drink a little, get back to golf in the spring after so many years of not playing, and just enjoy life the way she so wanted to do herself.
Her funeral is Dec. 6th in our hometown. There will be a visitation with some of her many photos on cd, a Memorial Service with comments about her life, and a luncheon on her behalf given by my brothers and me. We are sending her off with a Scottish theme Bonnie Lassie Martha Mae.
I have a big reason to make it to heaven one day and see her smiling face again.
I love and miss you Martha..."More than you will ever know".