Monday, May 28, 2012


Today always brings a bit of sadness to me as I think of my Father and the two wars he fought in.  He was in WW1 as a young man in Ireland and in WW11 by which time he was married and living in Canada.  He was a true patriot of England and joined as soon as England declared war in 1939.  He was in until 1945 when the war ended.

I can vaguely remember him coming home on leave in his uniform and sometimes wonder if I am just remembering pictures of that time.  He passed away many years ago but on days like this and St. Patrick's Day I hear the song Danny Boy and it always brings a few tears.

I have been so busy after returning from Florida.  No stitching done around here. I have been deep cleaning all the house with help from my cleaning couple and last Thurs. they came and cleaned every window in the entire house.  Keeping 2 houses going is a lot of work but I cannot see giving up either one at this point in our lives.  I would miss Florida in the winter and Chicago and the kids in the summer.  We were at my sons Sat.for lunch  and to see the kids.  Nick was home from his first year of college and surprise he had a gal at the house with him he met at Bradley.  First girl I can remember ever seeing him with.  Jenny is going to be a senior next year and she is thinking Bradley also.  She would like to be a pediatrician but we will see.  Young Tommy is only just turned 9 so he has a ways to go.

I hope you all have had a nice long weekend and hopefully been able to spend some time with friends and/or family.

Sunday, May 13, 2012


At last I am back able to blog.  Had a problem that would not let me in which turned out to be not mine but Harvs.  He does a retiree newsletter that he does every month and has been doing for many years.  He did not consider it a blog but it was and that is what had to be fixed because it was set up before 2007.  My blog was not.  Also added Google Chrome so this is just a test to see if I am actually back in.  If it works will post again later with some pics.  We are back in Chicago from Florida and everything is so green and all the trees are out and it looks so green and beautiful.  Glad to be back.  It was getting very hot when we left.