Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Thankful Thursday

 I am very thankful today. I am a day late, but my late sister Pat and her husband Gary were married on Augugst 18th. They would have been married 65 years but both of them passed away too young in their early 60's.  Please visit Thankful Thursday

My sister was a beautiful bride. Her groom Gary was in the U.S. Army so they traveled and lived in many places. They have five sons and the first and last son were both born in Germany while he was still in the service. I was too small to recall their wedding but when they brought home their first born son, they stuck in my mind. You see, I was the baby, the apple of my father's eye. Then Gary Jr. came along. Aack!! He ruined my perfect life. (hahaha) I was going to be five when he came into my life. Thankful they were in my life. 

My uncle Louie and my auntie Ang. She would be celebrating a heavenly birthday today, on August 19th. we lost him in 1990 and her in 2000. They were the very best people. They did not have children of their own but they treated all of their nieces and nephews like their own. So many memories and so sad when I think of all the wonderful memories we had with them. Happy Heavenly Birthday Auntie Ang. I know you are walking heaven with many of your loved ones. So thankful they were partof my life.
Life is hard when loved ones go away to their final destination. But I will see them one day and I will have memories to comfort me for now.

Ellen and Lorrianne bot think up these weekly, "fill in the blank". It is fun and they are both so clever thinking of things to say. Here are this week's questions:

1. I never thought I would_______________until________________.

2. ___________is the ___________to _____________.

3. I'm happy to announce that________________________.

4. _________________is like a second home to me. 

My answers will be here on Friday.



Brian said...

Such a tough couple of days thinking about those who left too soon. Hugs from all of us. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

Mevely317 said...

Handsome couples! I adore the expression on your BIL Gary's face. Indeed, how berift our lives would be without our memories. Warm hugs!

Sandee said...

It's always bittersweet to remember those family members that have gone to heaven. All the good times we had. I do the same thing.

Have a blessed Thankful Thursday, Anne. Love and hugs. ♥

pilch92 said...

I love how you always remember those who have passed. Wonderful photos. XO

Edna B said...

Isn't it wonderful, the memories that we have? Enjoy your day my friend, hugs, Edna B.

Daniela said...

wrote Louisa May Alcott.
What poor men we would be without memories! Memories are our strenght when we have lost some dear ones and help us every day to live our Lives on earth.
Keep dear your memories and think, you had the fortune to have had someone to love and who loved you...
Xx Daniela

Timmy Tomcat said...

What beautiful Angels you have watching over you. Those were some sweet thankfuls and we love you friends

messymimi said...

So many good memories!

Mike Golch said...

I'm just trying to get through each day without having massive Crying Jags,God know how much I miss my Celestine AKA Mrs Mike!! but I am totally Greatful for the 40 years we were married.