Saturday, September 5, 2015

Celebrating Happy Times


              I celebrate each Saturday with Ruth Ayres at Discover Play Build - Week number 97! There are many others who celebrate, too. Come join us!          Tweet at #CelebrateLu


         It was a good, full week, with daily walks, reading and writing and meetings with the new teacher I'm working with. There are many small things to celebrate, and at the end, one big thing, my husband, Arvie, who left us two years ago yesterday.
So today, I made a peach pie, his favorite dessert, and all week have been thinking of what he would be doing if here, the adventures he would "cook up", wondering always how he would like my new home and the way he would change it to make it "ours", and wonder how he would like me being retired, as he was for a while, the time to linger in the morning instead of rushing off to work?  I'm celebrating what a wonderful man Arvie was, all the "good" words one can say, and how his exuberance for living changed me too. I am blessed to have had the years we had together. Here are pics of him being the super grandfather he was when all the kids were younger. And one of that peach pie! Hug your friends and family every day; time goes so quickly.



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26 comments:

  1. I truly do not know what to say to you. I am so glad that you can celebrate your Arvie. The pictures helped getting to know him a tiny bit.

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    1. Thank you, Bernadette, Your words are good to read.

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  2. Losing someone you love is so hard and there are no words to make it better. I love the pictures and stories you share about him! He must have been an amazing guy to be married to YOU! Sending lots of love and hugs!!!

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    1. Thank you, Michelle. you are ever thoughtful.

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  3. Linda - This is a lovely celebration. Everything is lovelier with pie. I have the feeling that Arvie would want a really huge piece of that one! Best to you Linda - thank you for sharing this important week with us here through this celebration.

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    1. You're welcome, Carrie, and I think you're right, he would love a big piece!

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  4. I love the pics of Arvie with the grandkids. Even though I never met him, I feel that I know him through your writing and knowing you. Hugs and enjoy that pie tonight!

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    1. Thank you, dear friend. He was a wonderful man, fun in every way.

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  5. The anniversaries are hard, yet I hear that celebration in your voice. I can't believe it's been two years. I remember that was when I first started following your blog. I think you helped me write braver.

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    1. Thanks, Margaret, and now I can say how fast time goes. Is that about when we started reading each other's posts? Wow. I remember reading your poems and telling you about Poetry Friday. It's been wonderful knowing you.

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  6. What a beautiful celebration of love. Thanks for sharing the pictures and the joy you had with Arvie.

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    1. You're welcome, Crystal. It is good to look at these older pictures and remember.

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  7. Two years is both long and short time. Your feelings are still strong. Approaching the day with the spirit of celebration reminds us all how valuable life is.

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    1. You are right, Terje, every day is something to treasure. Thanks for the thoughts.

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  8. Linda, it is wonderful to read about your celebration this week. Remembering your dear husband, Arvie, through pictures and pie is a way to celebrate all that was special during your lifetime. Many hugs to you as you celebrate memories.

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    1. Thanks, Carol, I appreciate your hugs.

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  9. A beautiful post, Linda -- thanks for sharing your thoughts and the wonderful pics of Arvie and of course peach pie (my favorite too)! :) Those we love stay with us forever. Sending big hugs your way.

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    1. Thanks, Jama, wish I could send over a piece of pie (te he). I know you would enjoy it!

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  10. The world needs more Good Pie Parties (reference to Liz Scanlon's book) to help us celebrate those we miss.

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    1. Ha! Thanks for the book suggestion, Earl.

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  11. Arvie is so happy for you and for peach pies. He hears you...every poem you write and the joy you feel as you reflect back. God Bless! It has been such a struggle with my parents the last few months...It feels so good to get back in the groove again. It is so perfect to start again with reading posts of celebration. xo nanc

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    1. Hi Nancy, so wonderful to hear from you, and am sorry about your parents. I'll look for you! And thanks, too.

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  12. Arvie’s Peach Pie

    Angelica smile
    Reminiscing
    Vows golden
    Intelligent l Love
    Evening roses
    ‘Silver starry skies

    Peach pies on Sundays
    Each as one
    Acceptance
    Circles of our hearts
    Husband harps playing sky

    Peace’s of our life
    Infant notes of love
    Embracing each other

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    1. Oh, Jessica, thank you. This is so sweet for you to write.

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  13. Sending hugs & appreciations to you LInda.
    Appreciations for your sharing your dear hubby this way in words & special images & in a special pie. I wish I could pull up a chair & bring you my favorite tea to gowith the pie which looks scrumptious.
    I didn't know about Arvie or his passing & I feel closer to you as a result of reading of this joyful memory of his boundless love & spirit.
    Your words "hug your friends & family every day..." are a perfect way to start the week anew.
    more apreciations for your shining spirit.

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    1. Thank you for your sweet words, Jan. It was a long journey with my husband, illness first then his leaving, but we had many happy years together, just always wish there had been more. Some day we'll have that cup of tea!

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