|Entrance to Casa Bella
Neighbors Mike and Scott hitched up a trailer and drove to the lake where they loaded much of the hub's hand crafted furniture. They stored it in the garage, along with choice pieces from the house.
|The cradle was Mike's first piece
|photos and displays
Britt and Allyson had torn (their words) through the house, grabbing things: Mike's high school letter jacket, our wedding album, many other photos, mementos, and etc. to adorn the furniture display.
|sideboard and chair
Monday, June 17 was a full day: greeting guests at 9; funeral at 10; burial around 11:30 and THEN, the Celebration of Life from 2 - 5...and that went on into the evening.
|flowers and other pretties
After the party, the same guys lugged everything back to our garage until they could replace the items. Today, Saturday, was that day.
So, my desk is back in its place upstairs and the gorgeous sideboard and chair are back in the cottage.
Mom and I have been playing. She has introduced me to her afternoon 'sipping wine' ritual. Mom will be 90 soon. Every time she mentions something that she eats (loves hot dogs) that might now be healthy, I come back with, "Mom. You're 90. You can do what you want; it's working for you!"
On Tuesday, the Howard County Bar Association will honor the hub in the Circuit Court. I have asked our family friend, Lynn Reed, to escort my mom and me.
Then, Mom will be off to Florida, to rest up for our big celebration of her birthday in August.
And we'll keep you posted.