Category Archives: Special Occasions

Softly Call The Muster….

. On April 21, 2009, I answered “Here” for my sister, Beverly Suzanne Hamilton ’84. Tonight, Paul and I will answer “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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Happy 86th Birthday, Dad!

Today is my Dad’s 86th birthday. I can’t tell you how very glad I am that he is still here to celebrate with us – Paul lost his father a few years ago, and it is a loss that he feels … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Rachel!

. It was 31 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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For Bev – “Again Someday”

. Today would have been my little sister’s 55th birthday. Miss you like heck, Sis…. . (“Again Someday” by Blackmore’s Night – available on CD or MP3)

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Happy 25th Birthday, Sarah!

. Twenty-five 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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Still Crazy (In Love) After All These Years

Thirty-seven years ago today, two starry-eyed kids said “I do”…. To my wonderful husband, Paul – thank you for all of the special memories, and for making me so incredibly happy.

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