Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Sleeping at the Cabin

No words needed................... my two favorite photos.............. indeed, they are not "gone" but just up sleeping at the cabin.... in "her" chair no less!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Wall maintenance ca 1970................

Ah, mem'ries..... light the corners of my mind......... misty water-colored mem'ries........ of the way we were.......

 And we loved being at and working at the cabin since we got out of the Navy in 1969 and came home to Spokane. No wonder Benjamin and Timothy are "pollywogs."

Please, family, send me your old photos and I'll happily post and share them with us all.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Jane's First Dock Picture, 1962

This is not a blog with posts just from me; if you want to blog here, post here, great! Let me know and I'll add you as an administrator.

Who are those young people?????  

Friday, July 17, 2015

Grandpa's Ingenuity

Some would see a rusty piece of junk  

Grandpa Frank saw a TP holder for the cabin. 

Mixing of the Ashes, July 16, 2015

Wednesday, July 16, 2015…… the day we placed Mom and Dad’s ashes under the oak tree at the cabin.

It was a lovely day. Puffy white clouds in the blue sky and the wind ruffling the water of Bottle Bay into whitecaps. Dave, Kirsten, Amanda, Rebecca, Donna, Timothy, Jane and Douglas gathered at 11:30 on the beach by the tree for the event. As Jeff and Paula were up next door, they were invited and did come too.

David lifted the rocks to reveal the box of Dad’s ashes placed there in 2009. We opened that box and the similar box of Mom’s ashes and set them side by side near the hole at the base of Mom’s oak tree.

Dave read the poem Rebecca had written about the tree (15 years ago) and everybody was offered the opportunity to say something if they wanted. I spoke of Mom’s fondest last wish that the family would be reunited and that perhaps today is the beginning of that reunion. I could not hold back the tears.

We each took turns using a big spoon to dip a scoop of each into the hole. Amanda did a scoop for Mathew. I did an extra scoop for Benjamin. It was hard to hold the tears.

Then as there was a cavity between the ashes and the “topping rock” Doug and Dave scooped a bucket of gravel to fill the hole; then the top rock was placed along with others there that Mom had collected.

We all then stepped out onto the dock and each had the opportunity to dip a spoonful and cast it into the lake. Mom’s spread into the wind; Dad’s was rather clumped and splatted, making an eerie ghost-like perpendicular shape in the water.

The remaining ashes were saved to incorporate into the next concrete mixing that needs doing.

As we finished up, David noticed that in the bush by the boathouse door there was a Yellow Warbler.

Was that Mom come to say “good job?”

Then we all had a group lunch dragging chairs to the round table on the beach. 

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Second Post of the Day, 4th of July

I can see that 7 people have already "viewed" this blog........ might or might not be you.

If you, just the family folks, will leave a comment, that comment will show up to others and we'll see who is quickly onboard.


Welcome to the Family Cabin Blog!

Not too fancy; just about right in my opinion.  I am working to take out the photo of Tika and me.....

Let me know what you think.

If you like what you're seeing, then I can add all of you as "editors" meaning that you can then contribute. And if you need it, I will post tutorials on just how to post a blog entry and even post a picture.......... wouldn't seeing some oldies be fun?