Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Gathering











Hey, Y'all,
Well, here it is Sunday afternoon, (barely), and Gramps is sawing logs and i have been chatting online with daughter, Teresa, and having a great time of it.
Last night Gramps and I motored over to Puleo's Grill and had supper (some people call it dinner, but then, they didn't grow up in the south as we who eat supper did).

We shared the meal with my brother, Hugh, his wife, Imazoe, their sons, David and Jeff, and their wives - Andrea and Peggy, and our sister-in-law, Mae. The nine of us had a lovely time and were quite filled when we went over to the motel behind Puleo's and chatted for a while together. Why in the motel lobby? Because that is where David and Andrea are staying while visiting from Arizona where they live.

I took a few pictures (of course) and am sharing them with you, my friends.
Picture no. 1 - Grammy, Gramps, Mae (in back are David and Andrea)
Picture no. 2. - Hugh and Imazoe
Picture no. 3. - Jeff and Peggy
Picture no. 4. - Imazoe and Hugh, David and Jeff in back.
This morning, I received a call from my sister-in-law, Darlene, married to my brother, John and living in Phoenix. She called to let me know that John passed away last night. He passed peacefully in his sleep. The last thing she heard him say was apparently in his sleep he was dreaming and talking. He was laughing and saying, "that was a good one" like someone had just told him a joke. Then he became very quiet and she knew he was resting, so she lay down for awhile to rest. When she got up and checked on him, she saw that he had passed on in his sleep. Our prayers go out to Darlene, and their children, Becky; Kevin and wife Erica; and Mark; and grandson, Kevin James, son of Kevin and Erica.

I will not be going to the funeral, nor will Hugh, but our hearts are there with them in this time of sorrow, and yes, of joy, knowing that John is at rest with our Lord and Saviour, Jesus.
Tomorrow's post will be pictures and stories about John and growing up with him. This leaves only Hugh and I of eight family members.

This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for now. May God's peace be with you, and if you are not ready to go to the great beyond, I pray you will get ready, for we never know when our time will come. More to come tomorrow. Bye for now.

6 comments:

Babs Banter/QUILTECH said...

Hello Ruby,
Things are dire at this end. Bad news re Steve.
Trying to keep spirits up - on Blog. Tell you more later.

Luv, Babs xx

Clara....in TN said...

I'm sorry about the passing of your brother. May he rest in the arms of Jesus!

Judy said...

Grammy, We eat supper here in Kentucky and have all my life. Guess I am a southerner! So sorry about your brother. Wish I was there to give you a hug. May he rest in peace. I have babysat the grandson all weekend and I am ready to drop but loved every minute.

Grammy said...

Thank you friends, for your sweet comments. God bless you all.
Love,
Ruby

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

Hi, enjoyed the read, lovely to see the photo's really good. So sorry to read about your berevement, but as you say he is at peace. I really do enjoy your blogs, keep them coming.
Take care.

YVONNE.

Mom B said...

Thanks for the call about John. Sorry I was on the road. We'll be praying for you all...Love, Carol