Posts Tagged ‘mom’

3 Years

First Memorial Day now today.   June 6 is the anniversary of my father’s passing.   Jack O’Donohue.  It’s funny how his death and my mother’s death have stuck with me so strong.  And Didi of course.  I don’t think a day goes by where I don’t think of all three of them.


Happy Birthday Mom! I know she would have loved the party but not the advancing age. I always thought of her as a little kookie, creative and a wheeler dealer. She was smart, tall, thin and beautiful. One of the greatest gifts she gave me was the confidence to do anything I wanted. She always […]

Hole In My Heart

She’s still gone.  My Didi.  There’s a giant hole in my heart.   Of course it doesn’t help that it was the anniversary of my Mom’s death the day after Didi died.  Why do all the people I love die in June?  What’s up with that?  I used to love June.  Summer starts, school is out, […]

Another Day

Another day goes by and I am thinking of my Dad.  He left us in June 2010 and really a day doesnt go by where I don’t think of him..and my Mom.  Love them both and miss them tremendously.   I really do.   My Dad was a 30 year Army vet so every memorial day I […]


Last year I decided to scan the hundreds of slides we found in my parent’s stuff.   I’ve scanned over 1,000 slides and gave them as gifts to my brothers and sister at Christmas.  During my Christmas trip Tim came over for dinner at Judys with a huge box FILLED with slides.  The next day I […]

House For Sale :0(

We’ll it’s all coming to a head soon. Dad’s house is on the market. Kind of a shock to see the “for sale” sign out front. The house looks great thanks to a lot of hard work from Jack, Judy, Tim, David and various friends. Boy they all worked so hard. Especially Jack. And it’s […]


I’m an orphan now.   My Mom passed away suddenly 5 years ago and  my Dad passed away last night.  It’s been a tough 6 weeks.   He held on to the very end then finally went peacefully.  Yesterday morning they transferred him from his home where we had set up hospice care to the hospice facility.   […]