Tuesday, October 2, 2012

I Think It's TUESDAY, Right?

It has been 3 weeks since I have had time to catch up on the latest with my tea drinkers and many other lady friends! I can't believe how the time has gone by. Sometimes I don't know in which way to turn!

Then I remember there is only ONE to turn to, Our Father in Heaven!

We had received bad news that my cousin, Kathy, had passed away.
This photo was taken just three years ago.
She was a happy go lucky kind of gal.
She was never afraid of anything and she was always daring.
She is pictured here with her two brothers.
I can't TELL you how many times listening to her
has gotten us into trouble. But I think my life would
have been a little more boring if I hadn't.
I would never have had the nerve to do those things on my own,
let alone think up some of the things we did.
Yes, Kathy was an adventurist kind of person.

Here she is with two of her three children.

Here she is with me and one of our other cousins that we
hadn't seen since he was very young.
This family reunion was very special.
There were many of us that got together and it had
been many years since we had seen each other.

Here are several of us together. Not everyone got to show up.
That is my oldest brother on the right.
My younger brother didn't make it that year. I don't know why.
He lives rather close, but I think he forgot. They say the mind
is the first thing to go...lol.

My nephews entertained everyone with some Gospel music and 
some wonderful Blue Grass.

Kathy also is survived by her two grandchildren.
Her son is on the left and that's my wonderful mother holding
Kathy's hand.

Me, Kathy, and Robin.
We are the only girl cousins. All the rest are boys.

We are all going to dearly miss her.
RIP, Kathy.

Kathy had been dealing with kidney problems,
having to be on dialysis. It finally got the best of her.

I can reflect and have good thoughts about Kathy.
She loved her children and grandchildren dearly.

Here's to your health!


  1. Hi Brenda, So sorry about the death of your cousin, Kathy... She looked so young. So sad...

    Glad you had the Family Reunion though... Those get-togethers are always so important and so much fun...

    Sounds like you have been busy. Our vacation out west was wonderful. I'll be blogging about it FOREVER... ha


  2. Brenda, I am so sorry to hear of your cousins passing. It's so nice to have reunions where you can get together with family that you don't get to see often. She sounds like a very loveable lady. My reunion is coming up in a couple weeks and I'm praying everyone will be there.

    Hugs, Sylvia

  3. Heartfelt condolences, Brenda. She sounds like a wonderful woman who enjoyed life. How nice you had a family reunion not too long ago. We have not had a reunion since my MIL passed away- over 10 years! Thx for visiting my blog. You are a sweetie.

  4. Brenda, I am so sorry for your loss. Great memories looks like there. Sweet times with loved ones! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  5. Brenda, I am very sorry that your cousin had to suffer with her health, and she leaves behind many people who love her. That must be the hardest thing about leaving this world. I, too, am very happy you were able to see each other at the reunion. This is a beautiful post of remembrance for her, and the times you shared together in this life.

    Blessings to you and your family,
    Marianne xox

  6. Dear Brenda,

    I'm so sorry to hear this bad news, it's always hard to deal with losing someone you love and remembering the memories that have been created, she looks so friendly and all smiles in those photos, what a wonderful lady! R.I.P Kathy!

    Hugs to you, Brenda


  7. I am sorry to hear about the demise of a relative. I know our heavenly Father will soon replace your loneliness with joy as she is in heaven with Him. Please take care :)