Saturday, May 12, 2012

Saturday

New thread.

174 comments:

Costume Lady said...

Well here we have a brand new thread. Thanks Steve!

paula eagleholic said...

Home from Charlestown and Lynn's Memorial Service. Christie and Carolyn and family paid a fitting tribute to Lynn, full of tears and laughter. And yes, Carolyn did it ♥

magpie said...

Wowser, Thank You Steve, and to Paula and Wanda for the call over...I was finishing up comments on the old thread about the services, there are half a dozen or so "magpie said" posts, but I won't try to bring them all over here

xoxox

Lolly said...

I posted and then saw the new thread alert. Thanks for the call over.

Lolly said...
Margy, thanks for sharing all the details of today.

CarolAnne, the book is totally awesome! What a beautiful tribute to Lynn. Her girls will treasure it forever. Bless you!!!

Our plans for tomorrow have changed. Michael and Ashley will be coming here afterall. Laurel and family will be here for church and then after church all except Zach will be here for dinner at noon.
Jack is preparing steaks, he has gone to the store to get them.

paula eagleholic said...

Margy, you have done a wonderful job relaying Lynn's service to everyone, I hope you will copy and paste it over on this thread as well.

paula eagleholic said...

Lolly, glad you are staying put for Mother's Day.

CarolAnne, the books are a labor of love ♥ Thank you ♥

magpie said...

Okay Paula...will start it now...
thank you...

paula eagleholic said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
magpie said...

I guess I might the first one back...
so I shall give a report

The services, were lovely, beautifully performed
Carolyn read her tribute, like a champ! And Shannon read what Lynn's sister Gail and her mother had sent to be read.
Also Frank, of Frank and Irene,
read his tribute. Irene stayed at Lynn's Lair to pay her tribute privately and spiritually that way

(( Hugs and Love to All Here ♥ ))

Saturday, May 12, 2012 2:38:00 PM

paula eagleholic said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
magpie said...

In front of the church, was the basket, with Lynn' ashes, beautifully graced with the picture of Lynn from the funeral website, the two beautiful cut- flower arrangements crafted by Megan and requested by Hoda and Jo...
and there was also two vases, one with white roses, one with red, from the daughters...stunning, all.

Pastor John Bethard led the services, with compassion, joy, and encouragement

Readings were from Psalm 23, Ecclesiastes 3:1-14, and
Romans 8:31-39 and he also quoted references from John Chapter 3, then also spoke of these verses in language that applied to Lynn and this time of loss in our lives, and the profound influence Lynn has had on our lives, now, and to continue

Hymns were Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound;
All Things Bright and Beautiful; and Great is Thy Faithfulness

magpie said...

Momsters in Attendance:
Jo, and her son Michael; Wanda and Gene; Paula; Judie; Robyn and Tori; Jerry WV, DanaWV, and me;
And of course, Jewels
and ALL OF YOU IN SPIRIT AND IN OUR HEARTS ♥♥♥

magpie said...

CarolAnne:
Your magnificent masterpiece was presented by Jo, in the company of a few Momsters, to Carolyn and Christie, just before the services.
Yes, all the emotions wrapped up within those pages, shall mean the world to them...forever.
Thank You...

paula eagleholic said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
magpie said...

It was a blessing to meet Jerry WV, he is so gracious, and was welcomed by those of us there, he met the daughters, and it was just simply joyful to have him with us today
Thank You Jerry, for being with us !

Costume Lady said...

I can't tell you anything more than what MARGY has told you (good job girl), you covered it all:) It was a lovely service that didn't drag on and on...just the right amout of tributes, prayers and songs~

The meal prepared by the ladies of the church was so varied and tasted wonderful. Carolyn and Christie were very gracious to the guests...there was so much love going around that you could FEEL it. Lynn would have been so pleased with the service AND her daughters sweetness and dignity...love those girls.

Capt. Gene just brought in the card from the camera...photos will be on here shortly~

magpie said...

Presentations were given by:
Frank, dressed in a perfect Redskins shirt! He had wonderful things to say about our pal...

Carolyn, who read what she wrote, and it was simply beautiful....straight from that Very Big Heart that she has...

Shannon, Christie's husband, who delivered the thoughts from Lynn's sister Gail and her Mom,

and Wanda...who read the most touching and appropriate poem, that in essence, says it all about our Lynn

Gene took some pictures, and I am sure he and Wanda will post them later; a friend of Carolyn's - took four pictures of the Momstsers and Dadsters...and I think they turned out pretty good also

How could they Not! We are Momsters and Dadsters, Strong and Loving and there for our Lynn and her daughters, and for each other...forever....

magpie said...

The luncheon afterwards, prepared by the Presbyterian Church Men and Women, left nothing to be desired, such variety and all good !

There were quite a lot of friends of both daughters and some friends of Lynn...and of course Charlie and the girls...

I am trying to give you the best report I can...knowing how you were actually THERE in spirit, but this might fill in some of the gaps.

I will make copies of the program for the services and get them mailed out, one by one, might take me a week or two to get it all together....

magpie said...

Carolyn and Christie had also prepared a Memorial book for their Mother, two copies in the church vestibule, which we signed as the
"Guest Book."
I signed
With Love from all the Momsters, Dadsters, Kidsters and Petsters...

magpie said...

Robyn and Tori were absolutely glowing, it was so special that they could attend, and I know how that makes Lynn feel... ♥♥☺☺
don't you? She was such a champion for Tori's illness and wellness...as she has been for all of us in our times of trouble

Tori was wearing a necklace with a Hedgehog on it, talk about neat !

magpie said...

I do believe the others will chime in as the day goes on..

Paula's grandson's ball game was cancelled, tough for little Cohen perhaps...BUT, she could stay for the reception afterwards....so it was meant to be....as she said.

Let me tell you more about Frank:
He spoke of Lynn's passion about things: her family, her Eagle Group, her love for animals, NASCAR, the Redskins, the ocean, and so many other things. He said she is the most intelligent person he has ever met, and he "set him straight" on many things.
He ended with this: When we get to Heaven, we are asked two questions:
1) Did you have Joy in your life?
2) Did you give Joy to others?

He said, without doubt, Lynn's answers to these questions, would be YES

It was so very special to meet him and to hear his words

magpie said...

I meant to type : " she set him straight on many things."

Hoping that this finds you all in the comfort and joy of your love and thoughts for Lynn and her family, your own families, friends, pets, and the things YOU are passionate about...

and that healing prevails where it so very much needed


God Bless Us, Every One

xoxo ♥

(The End....☺ )
Hope we did not have conflicting error problems

paula eagleholic said...

Hoda, I think Eaglets is still the proper term for our chicks....when they fledge, we can call them Juvies!

Saturday, May 12, 2012 3:33:00 PM

Think that is Shep in with food...eaglet hopped across the nest to claim it...now the other one is trying to move in on it...think Missy got there first.

Saturday, May 12, 2012 3:35:00 PM

Eaglet laying on the food!

Margy, I deleted my posts and reposted them so yours would be all together :)

magpie said...

Thanks Paula...You are definitely a Leader...!!
Love you, so very good to see you, it has been waaaay too long since I saw you last
xoxo

paula eagleholic said...

Our chicks are 8 weeks old this week!

the eagle helmet is still at the launch pad

OK, gotta get some stuff done...

paula eagleholic said...

Missy doing some flapping and hopping about the nest.

Nice shade for the eaglets with the leaves coming in.

magpie said...

I am seriously Jonesin' for a trip to Swinging Bridge...got the bibs and the bug spray ready...
need to check on the wildflowers and birds there and hope to find the Red-shouldered Hawk has birthed some hawklets !!

Best Wishes to Everyone...
(( All Day Hugs ♥ ))

Costume Lady said...

I have posted some photos on my blog WANDA'S WISHES, of the Memorial Service...more later. Also have some video, later:)

paula eagleholic said...

Shep in with food! Eaglet about pulled his talons out! LOL

Shep up to the 9 branch

CarolAnne said...

Loved the photos - Thanks Wanda; and the descriptions Margy

FROM THE OLD THREAD (In case you don't read back):
The book Carolyn & Christie are receiving/looking at in Wanda's pics contain our thoughts, prayers, and memories that were expressed when Lynn's passing was made known.
Some of the content was taken directly from the blog, a few from the tribute page, and others from emails. There are also pictures of Lynn and things important to her.
Here's MemaJo's comments after reviewing the book:

They will cry like I did even when I just flipped through it.
I am so elated about this book - Everything is in it!


You can preview the book (and order your own copy if you wish) at the following link (Note-use the lower right corner icon to enlarge so you can read it):


Lynn's book

paula eagleholic said...

Think Shep has departed...eaglets looking to the left

paula eagleholic said...

I think bro has the food this time....Missy standing at the launch pad watching...Bro in the middle of the nest

paula eagleholic said...

Bro moving his prize around...think he is not quite sure where to start.

paula eagleholic said...

Bro is eating in the middle of the nest now....Missy on the launch pad

Judie said...

Arrived home safely about an hour and half ago.

There is no more that I can add to comments posted earlier regarding the celebration of Lynn's life and her influence on so many. Carolyn and Christy were more than gracious. Christy made a lovely tribute to Lynn's many roles in life. A special thank you to the Presbyterian Men and Women who prepared a varied and delicious luncheon. A special word of appreciation to Wanda who read her poem to Lynn with strength and love.

Mema Jo said...

I have been home but I admit my feet went up for a few -- just enough time to let Margy tell you all about our day.
Margy covered it all even down to the chocolate cake! The service was so moving.

Wanda your pictures are wonderful at the beginning of the morning at the church.

I am now headed to church and once again will off all of us up in prayer.

BBL

Mema Jo said...

One more thing - Order up one of the
Remembering Lynn - It's a Keeper! ♥

Lori said...

Thank you SO MUCH, MARGY and WANDA
for your reports and photos.
It was wonderful to see and hear
that it was such a beautiful service.
Thank you!

paula eagleholic said...

Heading to my GF's for the evening...See you in the morn!

(((Love and Hugs for all)))♥

JudyE said...

THANKS FOR THE NEW THREAD STEVE JUST GOT HOME FROM WORK AND FOUND IT

Lynne2 said...

Geesh, the power was out here all afternoon. No idea why.

Margy, thank you for the great recap of the service. Certainly sounds beautiful. Between your words and WANDA's pictures and the video on FB, it was almost like being there with you all. Carolyn did an outstanding job! As did Shannon, and Wanda's poem is beautiful. Sorry Paula's plans got changed....but it surely was meant to be, and glad she was able to stay longer with you all. It was very sweet of Jerry to attend, and although under these circumstances, I'm glad he and you had the opportunity to meet!

JudyE said...

CA the book is wonderful and I was crying all over again especially after reading our lovely MARGY telling us of the services Thanks Margy I felt as I was in attendance after reading and WANDA thanks for the picture they are magnificent for sure LYNN is smiling down on all of us now

Lynne2 said...

Lolly, so glad you kids and Gkids are coming to YOU tomorrow so you can stay home and rest better!

Margy, what a beautiful evening to head to the SB....wish I was going!

Costume Lady said...

My Bad, for not mentioning WV Jerry. I was so very moved that someone who had NEVER met our LYNN, felt the need to join us at the Memorial. He is a nice guy and I hope he stays with us as one of our DADSTERS!

I am trying to get the video of Shannon, Carolyn, and myself making tributes to LYNN. It seems the process has changed AGAIN. I will keep working for those of you who are not on facebook~

Ms Bookworm said...

Hi, Everyone,

Getting here rather late today.

Margy, thank you SO much for the description of ♥Lynn's Memorial Service! Wanda, thank you for the beautiful pictures! CA, thank you for putting together such a beautiful book remembering our ♥Lynn! I've ordered mine, and can't wait to receive it.

Have been thinking of ♥Lynn♥ all day, and praying nearly nonstop for Carolyn, Christie, the rest of Lynn's family, all the Momsters and Dadsters, and the Petsters, too. I certainly was there in spirit at Lynn's memorial. Margy's description and Wanda's pictures make me feel like I was there in person.

Lolly, I'm so sorry to hear of your accident yesterday! Can't tell you how grateful I am that you were not hurt any worse than you were! Your guardian angel was working overtime! Prayers that you will recover quickly and have no complications. Sorry to hear that your vehicle was totalled, but mighty grateful that you WEREN'T!!! (((HUGS)))

I didn't make it back here last night--fell asleep soon after dinner, and woke up really late. Just dragged myself off to bed.
I was slam wore out! Have spent a lot of time today getting our shredder working again (it was badly jammed!), and shredding tons of stuff that needed to be done. I probably should take it all to a professional document shredding service, but suspect that's NOT inexpensive. Have about 10 banker boxes of paperwork left from my Dad's various businesses, etc., that can be shredded now. It's taking up valuable space in my office, and has to go. When I'm upset, I tend to get very industrious, so guess I'm working out the loss of my BFF this way. Knowing what a "neatnik" Lynn was, maybe she was the one who lit a fire under me! In any case, the room already looks much better. I've overheated the shredder a couple of times, and had to turn it off so it could cool down, but much progress is being made. ♥Lynn would appreciate the improvement. I do too!

Well, need to head for the kitchen and figure out what to have for dinner. Will check back in later, hopefully--if I don't fall asleep in front of the TV first! Will be thinking of all of you, and of our ♥Lynn♥. Forgot to mention that it occurred to me that Lynn and Deb may have run into each other by now in Heaven! That's a comforting thought. Well, have a good evening, and I hope to be back later tonight.

CarolAnne said...

That is a comforting thought - Lynn & Deb !!

CarolAnne said...

Prayers that Lolly has no lasting aches & pains. Anything odd, go to Dr. so it can be documented and attributed to the accident.

All others, take a moment to hug those near & dear.

glo said...

CarolAnne The book is indeed wonderful. Thank you so very much for making that for all of us. Beautiufl tribute to our Lynn. Thanks Magpie for sharing so well the service info as you experienced it. I think Lynn looked down with love peace and pride. I am off to find wandas photos and video now. God Bless you all.

Lolly I have prayed for you today and hope you are doing ok. I am thankful that you are here to blog with us. Nuff said :-).

Lolly said...

Well, we found where the car had been towed. Very close to the house actually. We are now thinking it is not totaled but hers certainly is!! We got the remaining stuff out of the car. Now it wait until we contact her insurance on Monday.

My neck seem to be getting sorer and stiffer. We shall see what happens. I will be going to the doctor next week.

Need to find the video.

magpie said...

Good Evening Eagle Pals...
good to see so many friends here...

Lynn sometimes would tell me I can put things into words well, so I must trust that her guiding spirit help me put together my narratives...

When I stopped agt my brother in law's gravesite this evening,I thought the very same thing...he has met up with Lynn AND Deb upstairs in The Big Room....glad that you mentioned that Andy...

Lolly, please keep taking things as easily as you can.....I am so sorry that the discomfort is increasing...don't be afraid of those pills you have...

magpie said...

there was just a nice feeding event at the Royal Nest....Mom was chowing away and then the kids musta figured they needed to go to HER for some of that what looked like spaghetti

magpie said...

there was just a nice feeding event at the Royal Nest....Mom was chowing away and then the kids musta figured they needed to go to HER for some of that what looked like spaghetti

magpie said...

I'm doing some shredding too, Andy! But not so much as YOU are...

Baby Hawks at Swinging Bridge, but I am not sure if is two or three

CarolAnne,Once again,BRAVO,Clap Clap Clap..now I have this compelling keystroking thing leading me to Wanda and Gene's pictures...

back in a little while
Oh,Carolyn was going to spend some time with her work pals and other friends tonight,said she would be on later on...she is doing OK...
xoxox

magpie said...

I am thinking about how Kay is doing, wonder if this Saturday Night Seth and PHC night...

also have Sandi on my mind, thinking of the MomMove going on..

Jerry WV is a very gracious and kind man....it was, again, very touching that he could be at the Memorial Service...

ttfn

magpie said...

PS thank you for the thank yous.

Lynne2 said...

Lolly, try moist heat and/or ice packs for 10-15 minutes at a time a couple of times an hour.

Hoda said...

LOLLY thank you for the reports and for continuing to check in...Very sorry about the neck not feeling OK and yes the doctor is a very good idea. I sensed that your children and grand kids would come to you since plans had to change.

MARGY, WANDA, PAULA and MEMA Jo thank you very much for telling us about the service. I watched the video and had tears and all who spoke did very well...I think LYNN would have enjoyed her service!!! It was done with dignity and class and it was done with love and gratitude and I even heard laughter as CAROLYN relayed the story of LYNN locking herself out when one of the Grand kids was born...Very proud of all of you. The pictures were also awesome. Thanks WANDA and CAPTAIN GENE.
SOAR ON HIGH PRECIOUS FRIEND SOAR ON HIGH LADY LYNN

magpie said...

Beautiful video and pictures...
Thank you Wanda and Gene...


Hi Lynne...good to see you....
I have to go do tick-check now, wish you were here to help :)
think I'll just in the tubby and drown 'em if there are any

Ox-eye daisies, daisy fleabane, and I heard a scarlet tanager but could not see it. Also 2 Cedar waxwings one indigo bunting
AND there is a brown thrasher here at my brother in law's place, also towhees and catbirds, two bunny rabbits and : It it time soon to start seeing FAWNS

magpie said...

Howdy Hoda !
I have not had the time to say that for a loooong time...
\and with this laptop, it might even post twice if I am not careful...

aren't those flowers bodaciously beautiful ?? Thanks again..a.very dear gift, Lynn absolutely loved Megan Flowers...

JudyE said...

You got to check out this video The Alaskaeaglelady Pam uploaded it It is from 2010 she said but just never uploaded it

Eagle chases fox off porch cats voicing themselves

magpie said...

Oh I see it is Royal Snack time again at the nest

magpie said...

what a sunset hereabouts

Hi JudyE...
oh, got a couple of reflection pictures this afternoon...don't have them downloaded yet...

ok..ttfn xoxox

Hoda said...

HOWDY MARGY Such good posts you put about LYNN'S CELEBRATION OF LIFE...How much I appreciate them and how much I feel blessed that we are friends and that we got each others backs like MEMA JO says. I LOVE US...HUGS SHAR.

JudyE said...

HEY MARGY can't wait to see the pic

JudyE said...

that was a cute little tale waddle there and I can't tell them apart at all now Well I am gonna go watch the race sort of

wvgal_dana said...

Margy your comments about Lynn's Memorial Service brings each Momster and Dadster that could not be there. As if they were right there. You did a wonderful job Lady :) Thank you Wanda for posting the video and pictures. Those also helped everyone feel I am sure like they were there. Truthfully you were!!! I took all of you in my heart and I am sure Jo, Paula, Margy, Wanda, Gene, Judie, Jo, Michael, Robyn and Tori too all of you with them too.

I can only say that Lynn was proud of Frank, Carolyn, Shannon (who read for Christie) and Wanda.

The pastor did say that Carolyn and Christie told him their Mother would not want a mournful memorial. They got just what Lynn would have wanted and UPLIFTING MEMORIAL.♥

It was nice of WVJerry stopping by and meeting him.

JudyE said...

almost forgot to put on a pic from today I have three I'll put this one up now and maybe another later I plum forgot

Mema Jo said...

We are back from Church. Didn't eat out.. came on home and ate.

Checking out a tv show but I am really about to beat the sandman........... ♥

wvgal_dana said...

CarolAnne the book given to Christie and Carolyn of LYNN. It was very beautiful; full of Love and Appreciation of a Sweet Momster ♥ LYNN ♥. Such a great tribute :)

magpie said...

Welcome Home Jo..and thanks for those prayers you offered up.
Your son is such a gracious and kind gentleman, was so happy he was with you

magpie said...

hmmm, my niece just told me that there were NO bunny rabbits here before her father died....now there are at least
two....we had a couple of chuckles over that

waiting on an phone call from my sister Roanoke Mary

Lynne2 said...

The baby Screechies just might leave the box tonight! It's that time for them, and they have been SOOOO close.

You can watch the Inside Owl box view

and see the Ouside of the box view if you open the tabs next to each other...

They are hilarious!

Lynne2 said...

They make the Screech Owl sounds once it starts getting dark...it's in Austin, TX so they are an hour behind

Sandi said...

Hi all!! Checking in from Mom's computer. I have read back thru last night's and this morning and early afternoon posts, but have not read any of the new thread. Just too exhausted. I can't recall the last time I felt this physically tired! Trying to pack up 17 years worth of stuff in one weekend! We made a dent but there's still a lot to do!

At 6AM, I was eating my Cheerios in Mom's kitchen and kept hearing this scratching sound. Went outside and discovered that the microwave vent that vents to the outside was full of nesting material from something - bird? squirrel? The kitchen cabinet above the microwave has rectangualr metal ductwork inside it. Finally convinced Denny to cut through the duct work with some kind of tool he had with him that made an awful racket!! Peeled back the metal ductwork and there was a baby starling that had gotten himself stuck. He flew right into the kitchen and perched on the chandelier. Eventually I was able to catch him and let him loose outside!

Lolly, I am SO sorry to hear about your very scary accident. haven't read how you're feeling today but it sounds like you are lucky to be alive!

Will have to catch up the rest of the way tomorrow and read all about the memorial service (thanks Margy, for the posts you made on the old thread). Right now, there is a bathtub calling my name and I'm sure I'll sleep well tonight!

Take care my eagle friends - I have really missed chatting with you all today, but am so happy to be here to help my mom like this.

Sandi said...

Oops, forgot to check the box.

Goodnight all!!

Lynne2 said...

Just saw the first Screechie fly away!

NatureNut said...

Hello, hello! Another addiction---baby screech owls in Austin! I'll have to send link to TX gang!
Speaking of vTX, hope Lolly is staying drugtged and nmo complications. (I will read back in a moment)Maybe Lolly can stay habby on Mother's Day! LOL

NatureNut said...

Oh, sorry. I can't type at all! My fingers must be drugged! I hate this new keyboard (too small). See all those v's I hit? That's from aiming at the space bar!

stronghunter said...

Lolly, when I had a head-on collision, they did an x-ray at the hospital and told me at first that I had no broken ribs, then called the next day to tell me that I had three broken ribs.

Later on, I had pain at my sternum and found out that it had been broken and healed. That was probably a year later. All of those injuries were caused by the seat belt.

So, be sure that you check out anything and everything. Make good use of your lawyer son. I kept a notebook with all of the info and gave it to my lawyer.

In Virginia, you can collect from your own health insurance and from the other person's car insurance.

stronghunter said...

Checked out the screech owls. They are really crowded in that box.

stronghunter said...

Checked out the screech owls. They are really crowded in that box.

stronghunter said...

Well, shucks. Did not mean to double-post.

Lynne2 said...

Good advice Shirley.

They ARE crowded! They are scrambling like mad to get OUT! Will have to bookmark this page for next spring...they only do one clutch per year, so this is it.

Lynne2 said...

When you look at the outside cam, they look like little Halloween creatures!

Hoda said...

SHIRLEY I agree with LYNNE good advice to LOLLY...

SANDI good on you and HUBBY for the bird rescue...I hope you rest well tonight.

Hoda said...

I worked Garden Fest today for the Grans to Grans...we had 0 overhead cost and made 1300 dollars.People who bought our plants were cheerul and they went very fast...we still have left overs to take to the Market next Saturday.Beautiful weather, last year it rained buckets yet Nelsonites were out then too...we love Garden Fests...

Mema Jo said...

I haven't read about all the goings on
today - thanks to all of you for being with all of us in spirit and also for
keeping an eye on our birds.

I am totally mentally exhausted..
Calling it a night.

Good Night and God Bless
Prayers for Kay and Lolly and Josh
and for all others
*** ((((Lynn ♥)))) ***

NatureNut said...

Thank you so much Margy, Wanda, Dana WV, Paula for the wonderful news of Lynn's Memorial.
CarolAnne, I just ordered the book~~can't wait. TY for such a beautiful tribute.

In case some are traveling for Mother's Day, I will be keeping the current Angel on the spot for Lynn and all the Mom's, here and above. All Moms are Angels! ☺ ♥

I have also been thinking of Lynn and Deb & others who may have renewed friendships above. When I go outside and sit on deck, I look above all houses and see the treetops and sky & that's the place for praying and talking to our departed friends and family. ☺

Think I'll go there now w/a cup of coffee.
For all those hitting the hay, Pleasant Feather Dreams (& pillows for Lolly), Prayers for Good Health,Blessings for Lynn's Family ;>)

magpie said...

That's a great thought, Loretta, nice way to end the evening of this very spiritual day

Good Night, Precious Pals, Hope Sleep is Sweet

Prayers for Wellness and Recovery Amongst us...Lolly, Kay, Josh, Kathryn, and all others, some we might not even know about

Was great to be in your company here, and at the Memorial Service...

God Bless This Nest, and
and God Bless Us, Every One
xoxo

Lynne2 said...

Loretta, what a beautiful thought!

Margy, hope you found yourself to be TICK FREE!

Good on you Hoda for the success today!

Sandi, kudos to you and Dubby for the Starling rescue!

CarolAnne, the book is just wonderful, you did a great job! As soon as I can budget it in, I'll be ordering one!

Lynne2 said...

Need to get to bed myself. I did have a nap earlier for about an hour. I was reading my Bluebird Effect book, same one Megan won, while the electric was out, and I fell fast asleep! Need to get it read because it's coming due back at the Libray soon.

By the way, it's a GREAT book. I recommend it for all lovers of nature!

Lynne2 said...

Special prayers for Carolyn and Christie tonight, as well as Kay, Kathryn, Lolly.

Sure hope Judie got home OK...she didn't check in.

♥♥♥♥

Hoda said...

Yes LYNNE waiting on JUDIE to check in.

I wanted to text LOLLY to hear how her evening is going and decided she probably needs the rest.

SHAR check in when you can please...you are GREATLY missed.

Sleep well LYNNE and STEVE. I hope STEVE'S work day went well, not too long and pleasant furry friends...

Hoda said...

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!
Don't tell anyone but it is time to wish DANAMO and MONTE a VERY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY
I hope you have a terrific day you two Happy Anniversary!

Jewels said...

What a day! Good Early morning!!! AS usual, I am up late... Actually just got home.
The morning started out with tears, tears of sadness and I believe the day ended at the church with tears of relief, happiness and followed with Joy. Joy that I know without a doubt, that we shared with everyone today just how much Mom meant to all of us. I know that with everything that rtook place today, made Mom proud and she smiled down on us.
I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart, just how much it meant to me and my family, that you all were there for us, whether in person or spirit. Because what Margy ( MommaII) has said and what Wanda (MommaIV) had Gene post, the rest of you were with us. I was scared when I got up to read my saying for Mom, and at times, my voice qquivered and I thought I was going to lose it. I was waiting for MommaII to come to my side, but Guess what? Mom was right there and I felt a calm come over me and I was able to proceed and finish. I was told by many that I had everyone in tears... and the laughter about mom locking herself out of the house, that was pretty priceless. Now that I am home after letting my hair down at my co-workers cookput/ bonfire, I now have time to read everything here, look at my books and my cards that were given to me today. I behaved tonight. I was feeling good, did not get drunk, but the lil gummy bears I ate, LOL they were drunk!!! Haha but oohhhh soooo good they were!!
Again thank you from the bottom of my heart!!! I love each and everyone of you for everything....the book that you made CarolAnne,. I bet it will have me in tears before I even get thru the first pages!! Thank you very much C/A!!!!!

Hoda said...

♫ ♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪ ♪

♫ ♫ Happy Birthday to you ♪ ♫

♪ ♫ Happy Birthday Dear sUSAn ♫ ♫

♪ ♪ Happy Birthday to you ♫ ♪

...and many more

Hoda said...

CAROLYN I am sorry that you and CHRISTIE had to experience setting up your MOM'S celebration of Life/ Memorial.
Yet as I watched WANDA'S and CAPTAIN GENE'S video I saw that you have done YOUR MOTHER PROUD. You had me in tears here too and I also laughed out loud at your story of LYNN locking herself out...

Hoda said...

Praying that JUDIE made it home safe and sound and that the sandman caught up to her before she managed to come to the blog.

It is still early and I am trusting that ANDY will check in and turn on the night light and the security systems. If not I will do so now.

Ms Bookworm said...

Hi, Everyone,

I've actually made it back here, and am not sure whether I should say Good Evening, or Good Early Morning! Since it IS morning back east, let me say,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, sUSAn!!! Have a wonderful day!! And...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, DANAMO AND MONTE!!! Wishing you many, many more! Have a fabulous day!

Also want to wish all the Momsters a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!

Well, I think I'm going to look for Wanda's video. Will be right back.

Costume Lady said...

Not sure, Hoda, but I think Judie did ceck in earlier...I may be wrong!

I guess I'm checking out...very sleepy~

GOOD NIGHT MY DEAR FRIENDS
SLEEP WELL
PRAYERS FOR ALL
KAY ♥
CHRISTIE AND CAROLYN♥♥

Eagle-Eyed Shar said...

Good evening/morning. Thanks so much for the details of the service. I am so sad I couldn't be there but almost feel like I was. Tears flowing. Hugs to everyone.

I LOVE US.

Ms Bookworm said...

Wanda, the video is beautiful! Thank you so much for posting it.
It brought some tears, but laughter too. Carolyn, I'm sure your Mom was very proud of you today! You did a wonderful job.
God bless you, and Christie, and your entire family.

Well, I think I'm going to call it a day. Have said prayers for everyone, especially Carolyn, Christie and family, Lolly, Kay, Kathryn, Josh, Red, and Tori.
I'm making sure the porch light is on. Hoda, thank you for checking on the night light! Both security systems are enabled. Sleep well, everyone. God bless, and goodnight.
I love all of you! I love ♥♥Lynn♥♥, and I love ♥us♥!

Ms Bookworm said...

Hi, Shar!

You posted as I was writing mine.
Good to see you here. I know what you mean--the video is almost like being there. We WERE there in spirit! Hope you can get a good night's sleep. Have a wonderful Mother's Day! I'd better say goodnight now, before I do a face plant. God bless!

Hoda said...

MY mistake WANDA...I checked back and found JUDIE posted at 4:33 PM saying she arrived home safely and made a comment she can not add to the reports on LYNN'S Memorial.
SORRY MY MISTAKE JUDIE CHECKED IN Thank God.

Hoda said...

Good to read your post SHAR...

Hoda said...

OK I am going to call it a night.

Goodnight.

♥LYNN♥FOREVER♥

PRAYERS♥

Lori said...

Everyone must be sleeping in this
Mother's Day morning!

Happy Mother's Day!

sUSAn, I hope you have a very,
very special birthday. Eat all
the cake you want and celebrate
life!

JudyE said...

GOOD MORNING AND HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO ALL THE MOTHERS

JudyE said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO sUSAn

JudyE said...

WOW WOW LOTS OF WING FLAPPING AND PLAYING

glo said...

Happy Mothers Day dear friends

wvgal_dana said...

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY !!!!!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO DANAMO AND MONTE :) ♥♥

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO sUSAn
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU ;)

Praying for a full recovery for Kathryn, Josh and Red.

That Lolly isn't worse today. Worried she should have went to hospital. Kay I have you in prayer also. Plus anyone else that has a need.

Sandi tell your hubby thanks for putting birdie back in nest. :)

wvgal_dana said...

Prayers today and each day ahead for Carolyn, Charlie, Jen and Jessica, Christie and Shannon. Including all Momster and Dadsters and other friends of Lynn's. Love you Lynn♥

Judie said...

Good morning!

Happy Birthday to sUSsan and Happy Anniversary to DanaMo and Monte. Wishing you all a very special day.

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms. Wishing you each a very special day, also.

Hoda, thank you for thinking I might still be driving around the mountains of WV singing Country Roads Take Me Home. It was nice to be missed but made me wonder if I had become invisible?

Speaking of moms, Margy is correct. Mema Jo's son Michael is a very gracious gentleman. Can you imagine? He actually holds doors open for the ladies! Jo done good!

It was also very nice to meet WV Jerry. So nice of him to take the time to join us in remembering Lynn.

Wanda, thank you and the Capt. for the video.

I'll be back later. Need a cup of coffee and need to make a final review of grades before submitting final grades to the Registrar.

Enjoy the morning!

WVJerry said...

Want to say Good Morning and Happy Mother's Day to all.

wvgal_dana said...

Good Morning WVJerry. It was nice meeting you yesterday.

WVJerry said...

I got home pretty late last night. I've just been catching up some on the blog. It was nice to meet everyone...even under the circumstances. I think from what I've read...there is nothing for me to add. Thanks for all the kind words and for making feel welcome at the Memorial. A special thanks to Magpie for helping me along. Once again I am so sorry for the loss of your dear Friend Lynn...wished I could have met her. I think Jewels and her sister were so nice to meet and I was pleased to meet them both. Take care all.

magpie said...

Well there you are WV Jerry,
and Happy Mother's Day to You Too...
was a true delight to meet you Saturday.

And to all here, man or woman...
So glad that YOUR Moms brought you into our world

kids or no kids, our Ladies here do some mighty powerful Mothering to all of us...

xoxo

xoxo

magpie said...

and our Dadsters do some powerful Mothering too.... !


Happy Birthday to Susan,
Happy Anniversary to Monte and DanaMo


and Best Wishes for a Good Day for Every One...

workday for me, working 10 to 6 so I need to skeedaddle now, might be able to check in later

xoxo

Janet said...

Good morning to my friends!HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, DANAMO AND MONTE!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUSAN! And joyous thougts to any whom I may have missed....

Happy Mothers Day of course to all of you....

Been a busy weekend. My classes were small but good yesterday. I have my level 3 class today from 10 to 2. It too is small, but always rewarding.

I had one student drive 3 hours from Seviervelle EARLY just to sit and chat with me before class. What an honor!!!!!! I am always amazed at how peopel percieve me. I am just another person. The only thing is I teach Reiki to others and its funny the perceptions they get. They always honor me with their gestures and words. It is amazing.

But I assure them I am a normal human with my faults and misgivings....

Anyway, so it is raining. That is good because we so need the rain. The grass was getting crunchy already. That doesn't ususally happen for another month or so.

My oldest and her family have a cook out planned for today for me. Acutally her husband Chris is going to cook for us: typical fare, burgers, brats adn dogs. He does't want Chelsea or me to cook anything. :) Normally I jus tthrow a brisket in the oven. I don't like to eat out on mother's day weekend .... EVERYONE is out there!

So anyway, maybe the rains will lighten up. Our grill in on the deck and covered, so all will be well, but certainly, more pleasant with less rain.

Sending light and smiles to all. Have a fabulous day! :)

magpie said...

Delightful post from Jewels...
earlier...

wvgal_dana said...

Yes Margy I too was happy about Jewls post earlier.

Thank you WVJerry for the Mother's Day Wishes.

Hoping everyone Mother' Momsters to Father Momsters and families have a good day today.

wvgal_dana said...

Yesterday when I was talking about the plants that has flowers shaped like "wedding bells". Here is a link for a picture
Wedding Bells

magpie said...

Special thoughts of all our Moms who have gone before us...

"We shall Meet Again"

(( All Day Hugs ))
xo

magpie said...

Oh Snap!

Happy Mother's Day, Belle!

grannyblt said...

GM eagle friends. All seems quiet in the nest this morning.

Thanks to Margy for the reports of the memorial service for our Hedgie/Lynn. and thanks to Wanda for posting the video. I also want to sned kudos to CarolAnn for the lovely tribute book.

Happy Mother's Day to all of the Mom's out there.

Costume Lady said...

GOOD MORNING ALL...

WISHING all our Mother's a wonderful day. I wish the best of everything for you♥

I have posted the RECEPTION/LUNCHEON part of the service for LYNN, yesterday on my blog
WANDA'S WISHES...IT is in video/slideshow format. Hope it makes you smile, it did me♥

magpie said...

Guranteed smiles, Wanda...I know that in advance....

God Bless You and Gene for recording all the special moments...

magpie said...

Nice little Google Image for today, for Mother's Day ♥ ☺

magpie said...

OH big time bummer, I cannot view the video from work !! Waaah, well, something to look forward to when I get to home computer ☺

magpie said...

Good Morning grannyblt...

I'm going to put the address list you sent me to work this week!
Will be making copies of the Memorial program, and sending it out...

Thank you again....
xoxo ((nHugs ))

Lolly said...

Good morning! I have scanned the blog really quickly. Probably missed some stuff.

Happy Mother's Day!

I think I am feeling better today and not so emotional. Last night my neck was really bothering me and the drugs had me knocked out. Slept good and only woke two times with a start!

Today is my Daddy's 101 birthday. He died unexpectedly at the age of 58. Miss him still! He will forever be 58.☺

Thinking of Carolyn and Christie today and sending them loads of love and (((hugs))).

Expecting Laurel and family in an hour to go to church. Expecting Michael and Ashley to be here when we get home from church. They are not in Dallas but west of us for a wedding last night and will be stopping here (without Zacharooski! sob!) Oh well, we will just have to get to Dallas soon. Need that Zacharooski hug!

I will see you all later this evening. My arm is not hurting today. My neck is just a little sore, bruises keep popping up, BUT I AM OKAY!!!!! Praise the Lord!☺

Love you all bunches!!!!!

stronghunter said...

Good morning,

Glad to see that you are better today, Lolly.

Still need to do some reading and watching.

magpie said...

Oh Lolly...thinking of you on so many counts....
things going on with you...
Mother's Dad and the anniversary of your fther's death,
your soreness,
and no Zach hug today...
Keep your eyes on the prize!

And I hope you have a very very wonderful day

Good Morning Shirley....
always good to see you, and best wishes for you and I hope today is a very nice day for you also

xoxox

we are busy at work...darn it, thought I could just cruise around and check some websites

magpie said...

I am NOT able to get the live feed going here...
Waaaaah !

magpie said...

Well yay on the goold old Still Cam, I can see that the chldren are pooched on the edge of the nest and seem to be enjoying life

Mema Jo said...

Good Mother's day morning - it looks like a sunny day and I hope it finds all of you well and ready to tackle the day.
I have received many cards and phone calls from children and grandchildren.
It seems that my life has always been filled with mothering.

Last evening on the deck was a very small bunny - so adorable. Of course Marvin had brought him up to show us. Marvin didn't hurt the little fellow who finally went off the deck to find his momma.

There are all types of Mothering - so to each and everyone of you Happy Mothers' Day.

magpie said...

new word Lolly


"goold"

magpie said...

I will be submitting my adoption papers, Jo...

magpie said...

The two little bunnies in my brother in laws yard last night were doing a happy dance...
might have been a mating routine...
standing in place, jumping, and sort of moving a few paces at a time, so cute !

magpie said...

Am I alone on no live feed?

Can you all tell I am dodging work...

but the 911's are being answered by the "front line dispatchers "

magpie said...

Oh, I am in love...
the kestrel babies in Nebraska !
I am not able to count little fuzz buzz heads right now, they are all in a baby birdie pile !

magpie said...

and in love again, the live feed is going for me now

magpie said...

Steve:

Happy Mother's Day to Mrs. Steve ♥

Mema Jo said...

I just sent a message to Carol Anne and had to ask again for the link to the small booklet she compiled titled "Lynn"
There is even a picture of Hoda in it on her Yoga Mat. It was on Lynn's memorial table - it has lots of pics and meaningful sayings. It is a soft covered booklet. I'll get the link whenever Carol Anne gets my email.

Mema Jo said...

Happy Anniversary to Dana & Monte
May your love last a lifetime


Happy Happy Birthday to you Susan
Enjoy your day and have a fantastic year ahead

Mema Jo said...

Hello Margy - Yesterday is a day I'll
treasure in my mind forever ♥

Mema Jo said...

Oh yes I must confess - Sometimes my fingers (not my mind) are faster then my computer. Have you ever had the feeling of complete helplessness? I went to my Delete folder and hit delete only to realize I was still in my Inbox messages. Yepper, I cleaned out my
Inbox :(

Mema Jo said...

OK Time to get out of PJ's I want some sunshine on my face!

BBILW ♥

magpie said...

Oh, Collect me some Vitamins D and K with that sunshine, Jo....I am sorely deficient...

I have done what you have done, deleted some things I really did not want to...expecialy sometimes in hindsight...

Well, we'll fill it up again for your
xoxox

magpie said...

please excuse some typos...


Jo, I agree with you 100% regarding yesterday and its specialness...

Jewels said...

Happy Mothers Day to all the Mom's and my surrogate Mom's!!! :) I love you!!

paula eagleholic said...

.•*"˜˜"*°•. ˜"*°•♥•°*"˜ .•°*"˜˜"*°•.
**♥**♫ ♫ Happy Mothers ♫ ♫**♥**
.•°*"˜.•°*"˜ ♫ Day ♫ ˜"*°•.˜"*°•.
.•°*"˜.•°*"˜.•°*"˜♥˜"*°•.˜"*°•​.˜"*°•.

paula eagleholic said...

Back from a wonderful brunch at Dutch's Daughters in Frederick.

Going to take advantage of the pretty day and do some work outside.

Love you all ♥

Mema Jo said...

Happy mothers day to you two - Paula and Carolyn
Enjoy your day

Lynne2 said...

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL OF MY MOMSTERS!

Lynne2 said...

oh, Paula....you know you cannot just leave a post about "special friend ♥" and leave us hanging...

Jewels said...

Mother's Day In Heaven
(Dedicated to my Mom -
I miss you, and look forward to seeing you again!)


It’s your first Mother’s Day in Heaven –
I'm so thankful that you're not alone;
As you behold the face of our Saviour,
And are blessed to worship at His throne.

Mom, I would love to send you flowers,
Though their fading glory could not compare
To the beautiful sights and sounds of Heaven,
And your very own mansion over there.

I never thought so much about Heaven,
As I have since you’ve gone home to that place –
Oh Mom, I miss you so very much,
And I long to see your precious face.

You see, this earthly home now seems more empty –
Its glitter and glamour can no more impress;
For Heaven is the place of God’s truest riches –
Where our Father only keeps the best!

Since you turned and trusted in the Saviour,
An amazing change has taken place;
Dwelling in the presence of Jesus now,
In Heaven - only because of His grace.

It’s your first Mother’s Day in Heaven –
With everlasting joy and peace up there.
Oh Mom, I miss you so much now,
But I know our reunion will be beyond compare.

magpie said...

It's beautiful, Jewels....as you are, thanks for this, and glad you enjoyed your evening with your pals and the gummi bears


Paula, Lynne2 I SEE you ☺ ☺

magpie said...

I do believe I am counting 6 baby kestrel fuzz buzzes

Jewels said...

My kids , all three( Jess, Jenn and Krystal Ramey) just gave me the cutest homeade cards and Jenn and Krittle gave me a necklace that has a turtle on it, its name is Myrtle and Jessica gave me a mother /daughter neclace that we both have halves of. awww, loving my girls.

paula eagleholic said...

Belle in with food, think Missy got it!

paula eagleholic said...

Carolyn, what special gifts! ♥

paula eagleholic said...

♫♫ Happy Birthday to Yoooou! ♫♫
♫♫ Happy Birthday to Yoooou! ♫♫
♫♫ Happy Birthday dear Susan ♫♫
♫♫ Happy Birthday to Yoooou! ♫♫

paula eagleholic said...

And Happy Anniversary to Dana and Monte! So much to celebrate here today :)

paula eagleholic said...

I do believe Missy is trying to de-fur or de-feather lunch!

paula eagleholic said...

OK Lynne, special friend...I have been dating him for 6 months...and he's a keeper ♥

stronghunter said...

Happy birthday, Susan.

paula eagleholic said...

And we used to work together, I have known him over 30 years...and he's my best friend!

paula eagleholic said...

Looks like a bird for lunch. Belle still in the nest.

OK, back out to cleaning out the car.

paula eagleholic said...

Love finding stuff in my car that has been missing for ages, LOL

paula eagleholic said...

One eaglet on the launch pad, hiding behind the limb

♫♫ Where is Spunky? Where is Spunky? ♫♫

Hoda said...

I get the FEATHER I get the FEATHER

NEW THREAD

New THREAAD

NEW THREAD

Hoda said...

New Thread. December 9, 2017

Well, Judy Eddy, Eagle Eyed Sharon, and I, Hoda, have asked to be designated as Administrators for this blog. So an update from Steven Chas...