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About KarenK

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  • Date of Death
    May 5, 2013
  • Name/Location of Hospice if they were involved:
    Hospice Of The Valley, Phoenix, Az.

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    Outdoor Adventure,
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  1. Kay, You are on my heart. I'm so glad you won't be alone tomorrow and will be able to be with the grandkids. Sweet Arlie will always be by your side.
  2. You guys want heat? We've got extra here in my corner of the world. Aiming for 111 today, but probably only about 25% humidity. We're in our "monsoon" season which usually means blowing dust and humidity and sometimes a good downpour. It's scorching hot and muggy for us "dry heat" natives. I sure miss my cabin in the pines.
  3. I was always a perfectionist in my younger days, so my house was spotless. My daughter's house was the same way. Somehow my son missed that train when it went by. It took me a lifetime to learn that there is so much more to life than a clean house. I still keep up with the kitchen, the bathrooms, my bedroom and the family room which is where I spend most of my time. The guys have the living room(now my son's bedroom) and the former gun room where my grandson sleeps. The spare bedroom is storage. They can live how they want in their domains. I used to have long hair done up weekly in curls at the beauty shop. Chopped it off in 1976. It didn't go well with 4 wheeling, dust, backwoods driving, camping, and wilderness hiking which was our way of life. Don't miss it at all. Just miss all the other stuff that I cut it off for.
  4. Marg, You and I looked almost like twins when we were younger, but I think you were better looking. lol You really don't look too excited about holding those fish. I used to love fishing, never caught much, but it was fun. Ron would outfish me every time. Love ya
  5. Gwen, you're so right. Youth was so much nicer and I think we didn't appreciate it at the time. lol I have adapted to the loss of teeth as I have to the loss of so many things in the last few years. At least it can be corrected to a certain extent. At 72, my hair remains blonde. It has been white blonde all my life, but is more golden now. No gray in it that I can see. It's probably my last "saving grace". I suppose on the whole, what we have all lost are our dreams. Ours was to move to our cabin in the mountains. I miss that place so much. It was easy to escape there when it got 110 here, but we were younger, healthier, and very poor financial planners, so it's gone. I can't manage the yard work anymore either, Kay. I did it all for a lot of years before Ron passed away. He lost the ability to do so many thing that he enjoyed by 2000. I still do the housework and cooking, but am so fortunate that my son and grandson are here to do the rest. Marley has learned to avoid her Lupus medication in bread, cheese, lunch meat, hot dogs, etc. so we're at peanut butter now which seems to be working. Drat! Now she's eating all my peanut butter!
  6. I am here just plodding along. My biggest excitement is my bi-weekly dental visits. Have had all the necessary extractions(knock on wood) and now have a whopping 11 teeth left. He wanted to pull 1 more yesterday, but I asked him to try and save it if he could. A couple more fillings and he can order the bridge or whatever it is to make me look presentable. I don't go many places anymore and it's just as well as we are in the HOT time of year here. The TV and making jewelry are my friends, and of course the two big dogs who accompany me throughout the house, which reminds me to ask you Kay about Arlie. It's the time of year for the city to jump my a$$ because my lawn is not "verdant and green", so my son bought a new big sprinkler and some grass seed which the birds will enjoy and I will get to pay a doubled water bill. Ah, life in the big city. Love it!! Peace to everyone.
  7. So sorry Gwen, that you fell and that you are sick, Kay. A drawback of the Internet is not being close enough to friends to help when it's needed. Love you guys, Karen
  8. Marg, have read all the J.A. Jance except the newest one. Have a few more to go of Margaret Coel and Dana Stabenow. Have started in on Karin Slaughter. Her stuff is pretty raw. Fortunately , my mind does not remember the "bad stuff" once I close the book. Like to watch action movies also. Just mundane things to fill up the hours.
  9. Gwen, I made it though my whole life without watching "A Star Is Born", despite all the remakes. I decided to watch this latest one. I made it all the way to the end before the tears threatened. Guess that's why I mostly watch crime dramas.......................
  10. George, I'm so sorry to hear about your father. May you and your family be at peace.
  11. Kay, I'm so sad for you and beautiful Arlie. I know you are best friends. Life is far from fair. I hope you will have many special days in the park. Pay no attention to those who would judge you, only to those of us who love you. Thinking of you, Karen
  12. This is stupid and I know it. Tonight, I knocked my favorite coffee mug(empty) off the counter and it shattered into many pieces,along with what's left of my heart. I just sobbed. It was a souvenir mug from Yellowstone. I had waited 50 years to return to the Tetons and surrounding area where I spent the best summers of my life. We made the trip before Debbie and Ron were diagnosed with cancer, a good time in our lives filled with traveling memories. My son is a whiz with steady hands and Gorilla Glue and although it won't be usable, I will keep it for the memory. The older I get, the more those memories fade from my brain. Too bad Gorilla Glue doesn't work on hearts.
  13. Johnny, My heart goes out to you on this special day. How very true that nobody knows how the story will end. I met Ron 47 years ago at a red light. He rolled down his window and invited me for a drink. I declined. I didn't pick up strangers. But this guy was kind of cute and drove a "hot" car, so I told him that he could follow me to my friend's house. We were going dancing. I figured it was safe. After all, her dad and 4 kids were there and this was back in the day when the world wasn't quite so crazy(to me, at least). We drove to the club in separate cars, had a good time dancing and for some reason I told him my "real" name and phone number. My friend and I had a policy to never give that info out. He left during the evening. Three weeks later, he called me for a date as I was leaving to go dancing again. My friend and I met him at the club. We danced some more, got a little drunk, and he drove me home. He stayed for 41 years until his death on May 5, 2013. I could not have dreamed how our story would end. We can treasure what we had, which is more than most. I still see that cute guy in the "hot" car sitting at the red light................
  14. Kay, Do I have to come up there and smack you around or lock you in your room? You are grounded! LOL Surgery is serious business, girl. Love Ya, Karen
  15. Nice Mother's Day today for me. I woke up thinking it would be a rather sad day as Debbie would always call on Mother's Day and my birthday. When I walked into the kitchen, there was a basket flower arrangement sitting on the island. My son had bought it for me. He said he woke up and realized that I really have no one left to buy anything for me except for him so he went out and got them. I was pleasantly surprised as neither he nor my grandson are big on gifts except for Christmas. During childhood and marriage there were gifts and cards exchanged for every occasion. It was just a way of life, one which he did not adopt. I give thanks for the blessings I still have. Kay, so glad surgery is behind you. Your Mother's Day gift is beautiful and you so deserve it.
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