Category Archives: Special Occasions

First Father’s Day Without Him

Paul’s father passed away in 2013; I lost my Dad in March.  I sure do wish that Dad was still around for me to tell him how very much I love him.

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Happy Mother’s Day!

My mother passed away on March 15th, 2020; this is my third Mother’s Day without her. I miss her very much. I got brave a few years ago, and made a photo book online for my Mom. (Click on the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday (In Heaven), Granny!

Even though she is no longer with us, I always put up a post for my dear sweet Granny Carroll’s birthday.  I was never able to see her very often since we lived so far from her, but I thought … Continue reading

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Softly Call The Muster….

. On April 21, 2009, I answered “Here” for my sister, Beverly Suzanne Hamilton ’84. In 2018, Paul and I answered “Here” for our beloved daughter, Michelle Elise Koch ’13. One day our children will answer “Here” for both Paul … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to my BFF!

The first day of high school (Fall, 1974), the girl sitting in the desk in front of me in my first class (German II, with Herr Suhr) turned around and said, “Hi! I’m Becky.”

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(Missed It By A Day) Happy 90th Birthday, Dad!

Today would have been my Dad’s 90th birthday.  He passed away early yesterday morning, missing his birthday by one day.  What had been planned as a celebration had to be changed to a memorial of sorts. Due to COVID, we … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Rachel!

. It was 35 years ago today that our lives changed in the space of an instant. One second we were a couple, and the next we were a family. It still never ceases to amaze me how seamlessly that … Continue reading

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Where There’s Smoke…..

. Happy Birthday to me: . . A fireman, a kitten, and margaritas. I’d better go check on that fire that I set earlier smell in the back yard…..

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For Bev – “Again Someday”

. Today would have been my little sister’s 59th birthday. Miss you like heck, Sis…. . (“Again Someday” by Blackmore’s Night – available on CD or MP3)

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Happy 29th Birthday, Sarah!

. Twenty-nine years ago today, a spirited whirlwind of a girl blew into our lives: ….and we have never been the same.  Where has all that time gone? God has a wicked sense of humor – ask any family that has … Continue reading

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