Condolences and another tag…

Feb 10, 2011

First I must give my heart felt condolences to my Aunt and cousins. Yesterday, my Uncle David passed away peacefully at home. Uncle David was a quiet man yet when you talked with him he was so interesting as he could talk about all kinds of wonderful topics. Sadly, 10 years ago he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and not long after that Parkinson’s disease. Aunt Brenda cared for him at home every single day from the time of his diagnosis. Even though it is a blessing Uncle David has passed on it is still so sad and he will be missed. Aunt Brenda was a wonderful example of how family should care for family. We never heard her speak of any frustrations which I am certain there were many and we never ever heard or saw in her actions that she wished she was doing something else. She made sure Uncle David received the care he needed and Lord help anyone who got in her way and told her he did not qualify for some form of aide… lets just say Aunt Brenda is known in the family for her slightly stubborn don’t take no for an answer kinda ways.

So if you will keep Aunt Brenda and her family in your thoughts and prayers I will kindly appreciate it. This photo was taken when they lived in Dover, NH on a visit to see them in 2001. We had just spent a long day running around here and there and feasting on lobster rolls. Uncle David was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s not too long after this visit and this is how I choose to remember him.

In the 80’s, when their friend, Herb Wilson, died unexpectedly, his family and friends established a student scholarship fund. Herb and Uncle David were of a like mind when it came to the importance and love of education. Both were well educated life long learners, and both served on the Greenland School Board in NH for a number of years. Uncle David loved being on the selection committee and reviewing what young minds were thinking and planning as the years passed. He maintained his devotion to the project for almost 30 years, then my cousin Brian, stepped in to take his place.

If you wish to honor a loved one in some way, it would be great if you would keep the H. A. Wilson Scholarship Fund in mind. In this economy helping a young person achieve their dream of a college education is a wonderful way to honor a loved one. It truly is a gift that keeps on giving.

H. A. Wilson Scholarship Fund
c/o Barbara Wilson
11 Tuttle Lane
Greenland, NH 03840

Now please don’t feel I am being insensitive in posting about a tag but Aunt Brenda and Uncle David are the type that you just keep on going  and don’t cry over me. So here goes… surprise, another tag I created for Ranger. Yes it does have UTEE and yes more Wendy Vecchi stamps. How cute is her heart stamp… I love the shape and size so much… obviously, because I decided to use them to create a 3D background for the tag. Also her script flower stamp is super cute and has so many possibilities. I think it would look so cute stamped on linen… what do you think?

Supplies Used: Perfect Medium; Perfect Pearls – Interference Red, Pink Gumball, Forever Green, Forever Red, Sunflower Sparkle, Cappuccino, Perfect Gold, Heirloom Gold; Perfect Pearls Mists – Sunflower Sparkle, Forever Green, Interference Red, Perfect Pearl; Archival Ink- Coffee, Jet Black; Inkssentials Surfaces Manila Craft Tag – #8; Mold-n-Pour; UTEE – Clear; Stickles – Platinum, Diamond; Distress Inks – Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo; Fired Brick

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