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Sunday, May 31, 2015

The Barn Collective #31 - News

Just off Hwy 64 between Lawrenceburg and Pulaski, TN

Hello all.
I am happy to announce that Tom, The Backroads Traveller, would like to take up the barn meme.   Currently, we are experimenting with my existing linkup on his blog, so bear with us.  It might not go perfectly (or go at all) at first.

Many thanks to Tom!!!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Gone to seed

Broccoli gone to seed in my husband's garden last spring.
Currently, his garden spot is grown up in weeds as he was not able to plant anything this year before he died.  I'm not sure what I'll do with it next year, but I'm going to keep the fence up and keep the weeds beat down this year until I decide.  I have visions of becoming the old widow woman in the gardening hat with hoe in hand in a garden full of flowers.
We'll see what next year brings.

I am going to halt The Barn Collective for now.  I don't know if I will continue it at a later time or not.  I will be happy for someone to pick it up.  Just let me know.

Thank you to everyone for your kind comments and emails.  Words can be of such great comfort in times of grief.  We are very fortunate to have friends who have visited both at the hospital (two hours away) and at home, brought food, ran errands, looked after my mother, fed the cats, and even mowed the lawn.  My son and I are plodding along with each day.  He will be starting his permanent job next week after a delay due to the illness and death of his father.  I am glad he has something to occupy his mind.

Until next time.

Monday, May 18, 2015


Rest in peace, my sweet husband.

My husband, Tony, passed away this past week.  He was a wonderful man, husband, father, son, brother.

We miss him very much.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

The Barn Collective #30

Better late than never.

The view from my front door, from a few years ago.

Alrighty.  Three ambulance rides and three hospital stays in a month.  We must keep plugging along, though.
Die cancer, die.

Yesterday, our son graduated with honors from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with an Electrical Engineering degree.  A happy event and I can not adequately express how proud we are of him.  Unfortunately, his dad could not be there in person, but he was in spirit from the hospital.  Everyone is very disappointed that this milestone event was dampered with illness and absence.

Myself, Matt, and my Mother.  

I am posting from the iPad, so I predict that something will be wrong with the post and/or linkup.  Fingers crossed.