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Just have to brag about this “old man” of mine! He doesn’t say “I don’t DO windows”!! He just got out this week and there he was, washing all of our windows, which may or may not have been washed last year… There are 8 big windows in our sun room alone, as well as three doors with windows. I believe he said he did not get all the windows in the house done, but the main ones are clean as a whistle! Thank you dear husband!
Every day, we pulled some of the mountains of snow down on the yard where it had melted away, and we are happy to say we have our yard back. The siding is laying along the fence waiting for spring for its owner to come and get it ASAP. The snow that had piled up between the car cover and the truck is gone, so the way is clear to remove the siding. YAY!
What a wonderful family reunion as we gathered to lay my dear aunt to rest in Inglis, Mb. She was my Dad’s younger sister and now, of all my Dad’s siblings, there is only one auntie left: Aunt Shirley is ten years older than me and I lived with her when I went to Business College in Regina. Time goes by so quickly!
This has been a week of saying farewell to two members of my Dad’s family who passed away in different places on the same night. My Dad’s 89 year old cousin, Ruth, passed away in Winnipeg at midnight April 9th and Dad’s sister, Rita, who would have been 90 this June, passed away in Russell the morning of April 10th. They had grown up together on the farm, went to school together and always were very close - I would like to think they might have been going through those Pearly Gates hand in hand together! My aunt’s husband predeceased her, but Ruth’s elderly husband, Uncle Herb, is left on his own. I am sure he will not be far behind them… We have spent quite a bit of time with Herb and Ruth at Ken’s farm in Langenburg over the years (especially during threshing seasons), so they felt like our aunt and uncle as well. We are looking forward to seeing all the remaining cousins and their families at the funeral. Aunt Rita had 7 girls, the oldest of which, Brenda, passed away suddenly at the age of 31, leaving a husband and three young children. I trust we will be reuniting with the remaining 6 girls and their families, along with Brenda’s family, all of whom we have not seen for quite a few years! My aunt Shirley is the only remaining sibling from our grandparents. Ken and Jackie are in Winnipeg right now, as they were very close to Aunt Ruth and her husband, but will be back in time for the “Mack” funeral. I am thinking this will be the closest we will get to a family reunion.