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The Day After

The funeral is over, the music went fine and we saw many old friends and acquaintances from our hometown where Jim lived, Crystal Lake, Iowa, home of the world’s largest bullhead – ha!

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Becky and I have never played together at a funeral but we were happy to have been able to do this for Jim’s family. I guess we chose Because He Lives, Barb requested How Great Thou Art and then asked us to include another of Jim’s favorite songs I’ll Fly Away. Becky has a warm alto voice and we got lots of compliments.

Today family began to go home and my great niece April, her husband Chuck and their daughter Bailey stopped here to see the cats, the goats and the chickens. It’s always fun for me to have a kid here who loves animals. Reed and I had been working outside, cutting down hydrangeas, putting away fences, etc.

April loved the Bad Hair Day girls.

But Bailey loved the cats.

Ernie loves attention of any kind!

Oh, it was such a fun visit! And today was Bailey’s 10th Birthday as well as her dad’s birthday.

Today was the first Sunday in a couple of years that I didn’t go visit Gayle after church. I am missing her already. Her celebration of life is scheduled for this Thursday from 4-7 pm. That is also the day of my cataract surgery and I’m not sure I’ll be able to attend. This question is addressed to those who have already had cataract surgery – what could you do that very first evening? Do you think I’ll be able to go? If somebody drives me?

I am ready tonight for a quilt EXPLOSION! Judy Linn wrote about hers in a comment about a quilt retreat and I am so ready to sit and sew. I’ll let you know what I decide to work on.

Tomorrow is the start of another week – I hope this week is better than last week!

More About the Book Club

I already have almost 3 pages on the book list. I’ll give you till the end of the week to send me your favorite titles or what you’re reading now and then I will post the list. I think rather than having a distant date to remember, this will be better. I will continue the list until Friday, October 12, so please send your books in the comment section if you haven’t already done so.

I must say I am thrilled with the feedback from you gals – we can inspire each other to be better people. Small acts of kindness can change the world!