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Dear Mimi of 4:

It is good to hear you are getting a bit of respite. Fixing up your new and temporary place sounds like some fun. You certainly have made some wonderful real estate investments which are to your credit. Your long-term plans with the modular homes sounds like an excellent solution. And you know, Kay, that you don't need your dad's advice as much as he needs to give it...

My FIL (RIP) was a lot like your dad. He always had an opinion on something and it was the only opinion worth a darn. I think maybe it was his idea of making conversation???

I remember one Thanksgiving when he really got my goat. Right in the middle of dinner, he brings up the subject of my 14-year old dog and he says "You really should put that dog to sleep, Glenda". Well, there went my appetite! The dinner conversation went downhill from there. My dear old dog died six months later while I was holding him and crying. When I said "You are such a good dog" he took a deep breath and left my world - but not my memories - as was God's plan.

I am so sorry to hear about your aunt's passing. It must have been a shock. Sometimes it seems like it's raining one ton of bricks after another during certain phases of our life. You and your family are in my prayers that you may find peace with her passing.

In the meantime, enjoy your respite, and remember to love yourself. You deserve this time to grieve for your loved ones and gather your strength for the busy days ahead. God bless and take care.

Love and Hugs from Glenda

[This message has been edited by glenderella (edited 07-31-2005).]