Sunday, April 15, 2018


So the date on the calendar says April 15.  But my backyard says winter instead.  We have had strong winds: note the bird who has been blown over and the branches followed by icy rain and then snow.  So much so that it has cancelled church. Seriously.  I have never in 39 years had an April like this. I am so tired of this cold, dampness, and snow.

So who was Jeanne?...she was my mother is law, who was intelligent, creative and a great mind. 
Here was an informal pose of her on her 100th birthday party with her four kids. My husband is on the left with the flamingo tie. 

She loved to read; was an avid  sports fan of University of Wisconsin, the Packers and Brewers, As a graduate of Wisconsin, she was a very sharp lady and liked to engage in a good conversation.  She had lived alone since 1985 when her husband died of a neurological something. As a wife of World War 2 veteran, and long resident in the suburbs, she was a homemaker who truly encouraged her kids to do their upmost, and put up with their quirky senses of humor which had started with her husband, their father. She even told me when I first came that I didn't have to laugh at all the jokes.
 She will be missed. 
November 21, 1917- April 15, 2018

Below is a photo from our Thanksgiving from 2016 with her.  


  1. Sorry to hear about your loss, she sounds like she was a wonderful person. We had a sprinkling of snow.....hoping for spring soon.

  2. A hundred years! Many happy memories for all of you. A fellow Chicagoan said, "It's not April 16, it's January 96th." Brrr.