Wednesday, March 1, 2017

In Like a Lion

March does come marching in like a lion. We still have snow at home in eastern Washington. It's as if it will never melt! At the beach abode, daffodils are just about to burst forth from their wintery grave. Paperwhites and camellias are in bloom and today I spied a pink rhododendron in bloom. It gives me hope for spring!

We were home longer than we expected to be and arrived back at the beach late Monday night. While we were home my little sister, Marcy, passed away. She had been hospitalized with pneumonia on Tuesday, February 14th and just couldn't shake it this time. She left us on February 19, 2017. She was laughing at my brothers Doug and Brian moments before she died. So that picture I will keep in my mind forever. Her wonderful, loving, caregiver, Cindy, Brian's wife, was with her at the time. We were all shell-shocked, basically. She's pulled through so many times before, we expected her to do so this time as well. We all loved her so much and grieve her absence in our lives.

I'm back to working on the book. Just before we left the beach I mailed packets to 35+ family members with their information. I want everyone to look it over and let me know if there are corrections or additions needed. I have more files to print out and send to more family members. If you didn't get yours, you will soon.

Miss Marcy Jean Burnett

Here she is again when she and the brothers were young. I see Patti back there, too.
Marcy-foreground
Reb in blue sweater; Mark in plaid shirt
Joey in red;
Patti on left, Brian on right.

I think I mentioned before that when we are home in Grandview, I usually work on something other than my book and research. I made 2 aprons in December, a doll quilt, two big quilts, 4 aprons and a lap quilt in January and February on the days we were home. I had been working on a lap quilt for Marcy to use when she sat in her wheelchair. I finished it up, took it to her viewing/visitation, and had everyone sign it. It then was placed in her casket. She was wrapped in our love.

I'll be back soon.

Nancy

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