Holidays

Reading some of the journals, just make me think of my husband  and all the holidays we have been through.  I guess we were traditional with our celebrating.  We always go to my mom's house for Thanksgiving and Christmas eve.  We tried when we were first married to do Thanksgiving on our own.  It wasn't very good.  You need to be around your family, and as much of them as possible to make it feel like the holiday.  Besides, who wants to do all of the cooking.  We all bring something to my mom's.  She is 74 and takes no medicine at all.  She is just that healthy.  She sees her doctor regularly.  She always goes overboard with cooking of course, especially the desserts.  Us girls, always want to bring a dessert too, so you can imagine how many we wind up with.
My granddaughter is set up in her new school, but I still think she needs to see a counselor.  I tried talking to her today about it, and she doesn't want to.  She says to talks to her boyfriend.  But her whole world has been turned upside down.  She seems to have lost interest in everything, and I'm going to push her dad and my daughter to help me get her to talk to someone.  I don't think she grieved properly for her "gramps" 
I'm putting the link, for a you tube my sister did, for my husband's service.  It kind of tells our story of our life.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpqY4o_qGlA
 

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deleted_user
deleted_user

the utube video was amazing, thank you so much for sharing it with us. the song \"let it be\" always makes me cry, i love it.
there is no question that you had a beautiful life and i wish you continued happiness and warmth from all the beautiful memories.
thanks again for allowing this glimpse into your life
judi
doyew
doyew

Thanks for sharing the memorial tribute for your husband. I\'m sure it is good to have all these memories recorded - and also hard to watch, depending on the day. I hope your granddaughter\'s situation gets better. Take care,
Doye
AlwaysDix
AlwaysDix

Isn\'t it hard to sit and watch all the times that were?! Not that we would change them.... just makes us want them back.Where did the time go? I will be having T.G. dinner with my husband\'s brother & his wife. Just the 3 of us. Dix folks gone, mine gone. His kids strung from Utah to N.Y. No kids of my own. How I miss all of them. Nieces both in OR. Brother in MT. At least we can talk on the phone. I will do Christmas & will make Dick & Mom proud. I will decorate and make it nice for his Bro, SIL & her son. I know how hard it was for you to put the slide show together. I work on ours. Sometimes it is a pleasure.... Other times pure hell. Thanks for sharing with us. Love, Val
deleted_user
deleted_user

That was wonderful! I didn\'t even know him, but found myself smiling at all the memories that I could just sense behind those photos. Some made me smile, some made me cry. And you can never go wrong with The Beatles in my opinion.
Hugs, Angie
deleted_user
deleted_user

What a lovely tribute. It\'s wonderful to have those pictures to look back on to help us remember.....even if they bring tears amid the smiles. Thank you for sharing a \"glimpse\" of your life.
Hugs, Dianne
deleted_user
deleted_user

Thanks for sharing with us. Lovely video. Cracked up when I saw the VW bus...ah memories of the 60/70\'s...
deleted_user
deleted_user

Thank you for sharing your life story with us. I found myself smiling through tears. Your sister was wonderful to put this together for you. I hope all your lovely memories bring you peace and happiness.
Blessings,
Linda
tdarlene
tdarlene

What a wonderful video!!!
I hope your granddaughter is doing ok. hugs,
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deleted_user
deleted_user

What a wonderful tribute to your husband. His face is radiating so much joy in every slide. It\'s so obvious his family meant the world to him. Take comfort in this and let it give you peace of mind.
Have a blessed thanksgiving.