Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Happy Birthday to You, Sherilee!!

October 29!! 

So thankful for October! So thankful for you. . .


"Count your age by friends, not years. 
Count your life by smiles, not tears."
-John Lennon


"And the beauty of a woman, 
with passing years only grows!"
- Audrey Hepburn

For our darling daughter, we wish a happy birthday. 
May your new year be all that you desire.

Love, Mama and Pa




Tuesday, October 21, 2014

What Matters Most . . .

Today this post is dedicated to my sister, Sheila May . . .


With special thanks to the artist, Dale Kunkel for this magnificent painting.

Have a good day and be well.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Among My Souvenirs . . .

Because I have chosen to use my blog as a personal journal I feel compelled to add this music video as a reminder of the fun music of my generation.

I love a variety of music genres. When this video came across my desk yesterday I couldn't believe how much I adored what they have done here... when the swings start coming out of the clouds I laughed out loud.



The title of the song, God Only Knows, could cover a number of subjects...

Enjoy it.

And above all, be well.






Sunday, October 5, 2014

Eighteen Years Gone By . . .

October 1, 1996

When October 1 came around this year Seth, I was with your Grandpa, fully occupied with getting him safely to the hospital and then home again to recover from his day surgery.

We didn't forget about you though. We talked about you, remembering all our good times together, thinking of your future and wishing only the best for you.

Because we had wished you "Happy Birthday" in other ways this year, I thought I would skip the blog post but I just couldn't. This is probably more for me than anyone but necessary for my grannie-heart.


One of my favourites . . .


but then, which one would I pick if I could have only one?


That is the Pebble Beach kitchen where you loved being my helper . . . 


You were busy, busy, busy writing notes . . .


And kitchen helper on Mayne Island too.


Picnic at the treehouse. 

I remember worrying about you going down that steep hill with Grandpa so I tied a rope around both of you so if you stumbled Grandpa could catch you easy. Both your angels watched over you both up and down that cliff. (Must find those old photos. They are tucked away somewhere in the attic.)

- Kim Goerlitz
That is such a great photo of you and Cousin Maizy.

- Sherilee Coffey
And you and Alan, enjoying the beach. 


I enjoy this reflective one of you on a hike.

- Sherilee Coffey
And now you are a senior, 18 years old, ready for a new year.

Fun to look back, exciting to look forward!!

God be with you, dear Grandson.

"You do not really understand something 
unless you can explain it to your Grandmother."
- Albert Einstein

Happy, happy new year to you, dear Seth.