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It's been over 2 months that Wayne slipped away in his sleep....the pain is so deep that sometimes I just want to curl up and die.  

Wayne's family agreed that each of us would get back what we had given him.  I didn't want duplicate household appliances, tools, or gardening items and gave a list to his sister of who might like some of these items.

All I wanted were the quilts I made him over the 37 years we were part of each others lives.  I thought all was lost when his sister told me they were all missing.  I sent a note out through Face-book, addressed to his three closest nephews....If you took my quilts I want them back!

Rick claimed I should receive them back.

Joseph claimed he left all of them by the player piano.

Tim said he took an orange quilt, from his bedroom and would bring it to me.

Since my last blog - Tim finally did follow through and brought me the "orange quilt".  But I was pleasantly surprised that it was the FIRST quilt I made Wayne from 1978.  Tim also had a huge bucket of genealogy with my name clearly marked on the side and a box of treasures.

June 12th - Wayne's sister found 3 quilts that were stuffed into bags and sitting inside the motor home. It was the treasured counted cross stitch quilt - from 1992, his 50th Storm-at-Sea quilt (from 2001), and his 60th quilt (which I had forgotten about).

A few days later I received an email from his sister - she had stopped by his house and looked through all the closets.  Stuffed into the bottom of his bedroom closet was the 90# quilt, with clothes packed on top of it.  She will bring me the quilt, along with the Canon digital camera I requested and a blanket that Wayne always used - those will be coming the end of July.

The only quilt that is missing now....the Alaskan quilt.  It was nothing special - just a rememberance of the trip we had taken the year before.  Wayne always kept it on the living room couch and wondering if perhaps his brother made have taken it, as he now has Wayne's couch?

Patience was all I needed....but not always easy to do.  

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Comment by Carol Wadkins on July 9, 2013 at 7:58am

So very happy that you have received most of the quilts you were hoping to have. Sad that you are feeling so bad. It takes us all time to heal and not always the same amount of time. To each his/her own and it should be that way. No one should expect that we will move on, get over or forget ever! The return of some of the special quilts will be a delightful reminder of days gone by, memories made and hopefully will help you with your healing process.

Thanks for keeping us in the loop with your returns.

God bless!


Comment by Jennie Steward on July 7, 2013 at 4:36pm

So glad to hear that the quilts are slowly making their way back to you.  Maybe you could take some of those clothes and make the family a memory quilt for them.  I know your grief is profound but know that people care and are praying for you.  God bless.

Comment by Jan on July 4, 2013 at 6:47pm

So glad that most of your quilts found their way home.  They will comfort you as you remember the good times you had with Wayne.

Comment by Pam/NY on July 4, 2013 at 1:11pm

It takes time to settle out an estate...I think people are at their worst following a sudden death. The quilts are finding their way home!!! Remember the good times...

Comment by Irene Gallway on July 4, 2013 at 12:16pm

I'm glad the quilts are being returned.  With so much sentimental value, it's only right that you should have them.  

Comment by Barbara Graham on July 3, 2013 at 6:58pm

I'm glad your quilts are making their way back to you. I'm sorry there is no way to ease your grief. Be strong.

Comment by B J Elder/WA on July 3, 2013 at 3:53pm

I'm so happy that most of the quilts have been found and are being returned to you. That's wonderful!

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