Monthly Archives: October 2013

2013 Gran & Alex plant a garden.

Gran (Mom) loved to plant a garden and she was delighted when Alex showed an interest in planting a garden, too. In Alex’s backyard they planted potatoes and collard greens. Edward the iguana loved the fresh greens and Alex enjoyed … Continue reading

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Christmas ~~ 2011 ~~ At Kelly’s House

Mom loved Christmas and we’d talk about it all year. In 2011 we decided to celebrate our family Christmas at Kelly’s house with a brunch around 10:00 a.m. instead of having a big turkey dinner. This left Randy, Kelly & … Continue reading

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We knew.

We knew in March 2013 that Mom was not herself. She fell when she was staying at the Horseshoe Casino in Shreveport, LA. She pulled the muscles in her leg, causing her a great deal of pain. She began walking … Continue reading

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We celebrate our first grandchild~~Rebeccah Kellyn

Bec was born March 3, 1991 and she was loved and adored by every adult in her life! Mom became a great-grandmother for the first time. I think she was very proud of Laura for the way she raised Bec. … Continue reading

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September 2011 Celebration for Kelly–She earned her Ph.D.

Bobby & I hosted a party at Ralph & Kacoo’s Restaurant here in Lufkin for family & friends to celebrate when Kelly finished the doctoral program at the University of Texas – San Antonio. ¬†More than 75 friends & family … Continue reading

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Events involving family were Mom’s favorite activity.

Gran and Alex in 2011 at one of Alex’s softball games. Mom enjoyed coming out to watch Alex play catcher for the Diamond Dolls. ¬† Laura, Kelly, Linda, Mom, Alex and Beckie at IHOP in October 2012 for Beckie & … Continue reading

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No matter what …

No matter what you’re feeling, get up, dress up & show up. My mother lived by this principle. She went to work July 16, 2013 never dreaming it would be her last day on the job. She went to work … Continue reading

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