Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Happy birthday to Rob's Mom

Mom still loves her coffee!
Happy birthday to my (Rob) Mom. She turns 86 years old today. Of course, she lives 400 miles away, so cards, presents, and calls have to suffice - because she won't travel. Many of you know that my mom has dementia, and she can be onery (to put it lightly). As she's grown older, the person she was isn't there a whole lot.
  She's always been very feisty- and it's the Italian in her. She comes from a Boston Italian family. She's very talented with cooking, baking, sewing, making her own drapes, clothes, etc.; painting, drawing, yard work, etc. Over time, those things have waned as she has, but she's given a lot to a lot of people. Her condition makes her moods swing from high to low, and cause her to get argumentative when there's no argument, so it's difficult to talk with her and have a lucid conversation, and not get hurt by some mean things she says. But, she's still mom underneath. Happy birthday with love,  Mom! 

Some days mom  acts like she's in outer space! :)

Dad and Mom in 2006 (dad passed in 2008)

Mom at the White House

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14