November 13, 2015 2 Comments

Memories of Mom and Leona Starkey

Who knew when the Starkey family moved in that the new family next door would be such an important part of our life. The adventures and fun Mom and Leona had were epic and we all went along for the ride! They were best friends. Here is an email sent

November 6, 2015 4 Comments

Deanna Shares on Loss, Letting Go and What Mom Meant to Her

Deanna Shares on Loss, Letting Go and What Mom Meant to Her Sometimes there are events in life that just are too big to put into words… Too much to capture with letters and marks and spaces! Sometimes it takes some time… Some distance to be able to get thoughts

June 15, 2015 1 Comment

Hurting…

Hurting This song by Christina Aguilera really hits home for me. I miss you Mom and wish so desperately that I had even one more day with you… Lyrics: Seems like it was yesterday when I saw your face You told me how proud you were but I walked away If

May 8, 2015 2 Comments

The First Mother’s Day Without You

I walked into Target the other day, stood and stared at the dazzling rack of Mother’s Day cards. It nearly knocked me to the ground as I took it in that I would never, ever, again be combing the display for the perfect card for Mom. I loved buying her cards. She

May 8, 2015 1 Comment

A Message from Maggie’s Grandson, Greg Niles

A Picture of Greg — 1986. Dear Dee & Ree, I loved your Mom! She was the greatest Grandmother a boy could have. Even though we weren’t blood related, she treated me as her own. I always loved going to visit her out in the desert. Two things stand out for me, regarding Maggie.

May 7, 2015 2 Comments

Nancy (Perry) Rohr ~ Memories of the Three Amigos!

Fay Humphrey, Maggie and Dottie Perry My mom (Dottie Perry), Maggie, and another friend (Fay Humphrey) were good pals and had an energy that any set of friends would find enviable.  One of the things that connected them was doing crafts and NOBODY I’ve ever known has been as amazing

May 6, 2015 1 Comment

Cherished Memories by Kathy Hardin (Plank)

Early Memories of Life and Friendship Uncle Joe, Auntie Pat and Kathy Plank While Mo, Dee, and Ree were darting in and out of the pilings [at the Surfside house], our dads, Joe and Joe, were surfing, catching the “late evening glass.” Our moms, Maggie and Pat, were deep into a

April 24, 2015 5 Comments

Mark Wilson Tells of Finding His Aunt Margaret in 2014

I met Margaret for the 1st time in May, 2014, after connecting with Lauren Tyson on ancestry.com. That remarkable contact with Lauren led to my wonderful visit with “Aunt Margaret”, my late father’s 1st cousin, at her home in California. Aunt Margaret was about 13 years younger than my father, but they were

April 24, 2015 2 Comments

Hubble Space Telescope ~ Celebrating 25th Anniversary Today!

 Mom is agog! She loved the space program.  As a young woman in the fifties, she grew up awash in cultural aspirations for flight.  Her father flew.  Her brother flew.  And she dreamed of flying too.  Even better, hurtle into space. She devoured science fiction books (favorites: Asimov and Heinlein).

April 22, 2015 2 Comments

Turning 21 ~ A Memory Shared by Mary Ann

I was turning ‘21’ years of age and would have a quiet, normal dinner with my folks and brothers, along with a lovely birthday cake that my mom fixed.  Maggie decided that turning 21 was an important benchmark of maturity and needed a party.  So, she decided to have a