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I have had a very busy week.  Bud took a critical turn for the worse and I went to Machias 4 times last week.  He died late Sunday night.  It's a blessing, his dementia was at it's peak and he was nothing more then a skeleton. His son is coming the 27th and the graveside service will be held on the 29th. He will be buried with military honor's. A CD of him and his friend, Frank will be played as well. 

On a more cherry note I spent the day up at the hall on Tues. and got a lot of my second quilt done.  It has a lot of applique on it so it's taking awhile cutting and ironing.  At least when I sew in the Rec. Hall I don't have as many interruptions as I do when I'm home.  The phone never ring unless your knee deep in a project and then it rings off the hook.  I get so irritated when I answer it and it's those scam calls. Yesterday I got one and the man asked if I was there.  I said "who wants to know" he paused a minute then went into his selling speech.  That's when hang up.

I hope your all having a good Summer and enjoying the great out doors. ~ Irene

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Comment by AidaCJ/NH on July 16, 2017 at 3:30pm

Irene, 

Please accept my deepest condolences on Bud's passing.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  

Comment by Irene Gallway on July 3, 2017 at 3:16pm

Thank you everyone.  Bud's memorial service went well. A CD he and his friend cut played as the guests gathered. He got to sing at his own funeral. I carried out his wishes to bury our dog Brownie with him and the weather was beautiful with a breeze blowing that kept the bugs at bay. Now we are both at peace.

Comment by Pam/NY on July 3, 2017 at 6:02am
Irene, I've been off the site for awhile. I'm so sorry to hear this news. I know how awful dementia can be. I am sorry for the loss of who Bud was.
Comment by Muriel on July 1, 2017 at 11:13am

Irene, I am so sorry for your loss.  I am glad that you got to spend time doing your quilt.

Comment by Ally Bryant on June 29, 2017 at 4:30pm
Irene, thinking of you at this time.For Bud a happy release think of all the good time you and he had. Keeping busy always help too.
Comment by Kathy/WA on June 28, 2017 at 10:02pm

Hi Irene, so sorry to hear about your loss.  It's never easy loosing someone your close to.  It's been over a year sense my moms passing and I still feel lost on my days off work.  Hugs and prayers for you and the family.

Comment by Shannon, ON on June 28, 2017 at 6:40pm

Irene, sending you hugs and peace. i hope your summer is full of sunny days with lots to keep you busy.

Comment by Joanna liguz on June 26, 2017 at 2:09pm

Irene, I am so sorry to hear of Bud's passing...Glad your at peace with it now..it is hard with someone going thru that..We had to make an emergency run back up to Connecticut, My God Father Tom passed away from the same thing..My cousin Josie isn't sure of how she will get along,,just kept saying," He went so fast" Now to get some of the thing you want to....I'm keeping you in my prayers,,,Hugs to my New England friend.......

Comment by Irene Gallway on June 26, 2017 at 6:51am

Thank you all for your kind words. In spite of how hard it was watching his decline and ultimate death, I'm at peace. 

Comment by Barb/WI on June 22, 2017 at 7:18pm

My condolences.  You have been through a lot with Bud.  He is finally at peace, and I sincerely hope you can now sit back and remember the joys of better times.  

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