August 16th, 2010

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Jean Sr. (aka Jean's mom) was found dead in her home this morning. My guess is that she passed away in her sleep last night but details are currently sketchy. Jean says they will have a memorial service for her at their (Jean & Marshall's) house at some point, but not immediately. The memorial will be much like the one for Jean's father if you were there for that.

Jean Sr. was alive and well yesterday, so her passing was both quick and somewhat unexpected. If you want my speculation, it was probably either a heart attack or a stroke. Jean knew her mom was starting to decline, missing her husband and no longer her energetic outgoing self, so we knew her time was approaching but we weren't expecting it quite so soon.

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My momma's childhood home

Over the weekend we drove by my mom's childhood home three times. The first time, I didn't have enough warning to snap a photo. The second, I was apparently looking at the wrong side of the street and missed it. Not to mention my ma's a bit speedy behind the wheel. The third time, we stopped the car and I walked up the road to take a few photos.

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My mom's amazing mother-in-law

My mom and I stopped in to see her first husband's mother twice last weekend. Saturday's visit was spur-of-the-moment; Sunday's was to bring her 7 1/2 ounces of navy yarn and the photos we'd talked about the day before. Although she's complaining about feeling weak, she's as sharp as a tack and keeping busy. In addition to making a pair of slippers for her son-in-law, she's trying to figure out what to make for each of the 32 people in her bible study group this year. Everything I thought of (dish cloths, Christmas tree ornaments, pot holders) she's already done once and doesn't want to repeat. Considering she's 102 and has been doing this for many, many years, coming up with ideas that are novel but not overly complex isn't easy.

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Note to myself

A box of Jayne Hats is on its way to the Austin Browncoats. The contents are illustrated below.

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I think this is my third shipment of hats this year.

Box 1:  6 adult hats
Box 2: 25 adult hats
        5 child-size hats
        5 tiny hats
Box 3:  9 adult hats
        2 very small (toy) hats
        4 tiny hats
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       56 hats


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