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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A Trip to Say Good-Bye

I've been a bit busy...completing some small projects, directing Bobby on a couple of his projects, and tying up some loose ends. I'll be away a few days...not a, a very sad few days...

You see, I have always loved going to Texas-my mother's family lives all over the state. But this trip is not for fun---I must say good-bye to my Grandmother...she passed away on Sunday-and, oh I will miss her. She was the grandmother who took time to help me make my first skirt...and on a summer visit when I was maybe 12, she took me to the craft store and purchased supplies so that I could decoupage and make my very own purse-you remember the wood boxes...and I think I selected Holly Hobbie prints to decoupage. And she always had cookies baked for us (my siblings and me) to ice and decorate. And on later visits, she would help us coordinate our trips so that we could go to First Monday (the Canton, Texas flea market and antique sale)...I am really overwhelmed-there is so much to remember and share. So for now, I will direct you over to my daughter's website-she has a special post there to honor my grandmother-her great-grandmother...and, no one could have said it better. Thank you, Lauren.

I will leave you with a few photos of our latest projects...take care...


  1. Sorry to hear about your loss...went by and read what your daughter had to was a beautiful post.


  2. That's a good story, Mom. Sounds like Grandmother Looke was a part of your story with your decorating and encouraged your artistic abilities! Glad you are just like her to us!


  3. Glad you liked my special post to Grandmother Looke. What is so special is that she always knew how much talent you have - - and she was never afraid to tell us. She was definitely proud of you and also of the way ya'll raised us.

  4. I am new to your blog and I have found that I really love it. Having recently lost a loved one in Oklahoma, my heart goes out to you.
    I am so sorry to hear that you will have to say good-bye to a dearly loved grandmother. How special to have a grama who encouraged your creativity. Looks like you have a wonderful daughter, too, from the above comment. A double blessing.
    Hugs, Cindy