Friday, July 31, 2009

Introducing The Loopy Family

The Loopy Family has moved into milarks’ Etsy shop. This family is a group of cousins who recently found each other and decided to take up residency there.
Rupert is a dominant personality, stern and quiet.
Annabelle is petite and sweet with her pink attire.
Paulis is a little guy who lets his pet dog walk all over him.
Dottie likes her name because it matches her looks.
Homely Homer has a difficult time looking pleasant.
Clementine is a demur maiden, proper and coy.
They expect more cousins to join them in the near future. Their arrival has been delayed, but they will surely arrive in time for you to look them over before Christmas.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Losing a Brother

On July 15, 2009 I lost a brother. He had a heart attack while driving home from work. Although he had a heart attack a few years ago, I never quite believed that it would take his life at the young age of 66. In some ways I lost him many years before. When he moved across the country away from where we live, contact gradually became less and less. There is bitterness in part of the family and sadness is what some others are feeling. So the heart is heavy. Today I've been searching albums for pictures with the plan of sharing them with his children. That is what is left now, pictures and memories. And a heavy heart.