Saturday, July 4, 2009

Well, I finally did it. A few weeks ago I moved my furniture into the master bedroom and moved Mom's furniture into my old bedroom, now the guest room. I also had the master bath, guest room and guest bathroom painted fresh, bright colors. I still have flashbacks of Mom; when she fell on the floor, but I try not to think about the bad times, and memories of the good times are breaking through those difficult memories. I still need to sort through Mom's clothes, but that will keep for now.

Today I am joining my neighbors for a 4th of July picnic. It should be fun, I only hope that the sun comes out and that the clouds move on.

I have many special 4th of July memories; during my childhood 4th of July was spent on our boat, the Water Wagon, which we docked at a yacht club on the Saginaw River in Michigan. We would usually watch the fireworks from our boat anchored somewhere on the river. Another special year was when we viewed the fireworks from the deck of the yacht Helene which was docked along the river. One year, after we had moved to Duluth, our friends Cpt. Bernie and Susie Cooper invited us to view the fireworks from the pilot house of the Edwin H. Gott which was docked in Duluth Harbor over the 4th. And then there was the year that all of the fireworks went off at once in Duluth. Luckily no one was hurt but it sure was a racket!

Happy 4th of July everyone!


nancy said...

that had to be a hard moment for you robyn but i'm glad you did it. i remember the first time i slept in the master bedroom up in door county, it was tough. but now, i find real comfort in it.

happy 4th to you too!

cornbread hell said...

wow. big step.

happy 4th

Annie said...

The fresh paint in a new color sounds like a wonderful, smart idea. I'm sure it must have been difficult.

Robyn, thank you. (You know why) I haven't decided what to use it for yet, but will let you know. I'll pay it forward too, somehow.

jutka said...

I'm sooo glad that you had the energy to do some changes in your home, Robyn. But it will take some time to sort your dear Mom's clothes out, after a year and a half I'm not quite done yet with my dear Husband's items. Some of it I'll keep forever.

Hope you'd a nice 4th of July.

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