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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Happy Birthday, Ethan!


 

Nine years ago today, our grandson Ethan was born . . .  he has brought so much joy to our lives . . . what a blessing! 

Happy Birthday, Ethan, we love you to pieces . . . lots of hugs and kisses to you on this
special day!   ~ Love, Oma

(okay, you can stop growing now!) 






Saturday, September 7, 2013

Remembering Cheryl on Her Birthday ~


 
1956 ~ 2009
~ Find A Grave memorial ~ 

Cheryl and I go way back . . . she was my first childhood friend after arriving in Monterey, California, from Germany. Cheryl's mom and dad took very good care of me while my mom worked during the day.

The last time I saw Cheryl was when our daughters were first born in 1979/1980 . . . When I did a search on Cheryl and her family . . . I found her mom, Hazel and her phone number. She was still living in the same home as back in 1979. Sadly, I found out that Cheryl had suddenly passed in 2009.  We spent many a summers together . . . and I only wish we hadn't lost touch.

Hazel and I now talk regularly . . . she is in her mid nineties and doing well. When we talk, we recall many wonderful memories and have shared the good times and the hardships that we have gone through over the years.  I did visit Hazel when I traveled back to Santa Clara, CA, for my high school reunion in August of 2012. It was so good to see her and give her a big hug, look at old photos and chat. I made sure I took my Flip Pal Mobile Scanner and as we went through the photos, Hazel was kind enough to let me have several originals and scan many others . . . I had no idea some of these photos even existed. Thank you, dear Hazel.

Cheryl's final resting place is right next to her dad, Mac . . . both resting in peace now.

Happy Birthday my dear friend . . . I miss and love you always ~