Saturday, January 18, 2020

Happy Birthday Mom

Where Are We Today
Quartzsite Arizona, LaPosa South
Muriel Jacqueline Morrice, family and friends called her Jackie, was born January 19th, 1928 in Windsor Ontario, she was one of eight, three brothers and 4 sisters.  September 13th, 1986 at the age of 58, she lost her 18 month battle against cancer. 

L-R My daughter Charlotte, Mom and my daughter  Yvonne 

Like so many friends and family we all know, she was taken from us far too early.
Who is this person, why am I writing about her, she was/is my mother. I have never spoken about her in any of my blogs, I guess there was no need, when I spoke of my parents, it was my dad and my step mom.
So why today, mom would have been 92 years old today, so maybe it's about time, she has been gone for 34 years and my dad for almost 2 years.

Mom's Family
L-R Back Bob, Helen,Tom, Mom, Ken
Middle Donna, Father & Mother Ruth
Front - Carol

Before I was born, she was a Bell Canada operator, then a house wife and mother until she returned to work  at a customs clearing house, Border Brokers, in Stratford. Mom loved her family, children and grandchildren, she collected swans and was a great sewer, making many dresses and doing alterations for a bridal shop in Stratford.
So today without  fan fare, Happy Birthday Mom, you are missed and loved.
Back- Ken, Helen, Mother, Mom, Bob
Front - Donna, Ruth, Tom, Carol
Ruth is the only one still living


Monday, December 23, 2019

Daughters and December Birthdays

Where Are We Today
Pilot Knob RV Resort
Daughters and December Birthdays
I'm sure we all know someone who has a birthday in December, or you may be one of them. The closer to Christmas the birthday is, possibly less importance is put on it. Personally, we have a grandson, step - sister, 4 friends and a daughter with birthdays this month.

My four daughters, Krystal, Jessica, Charlotte and Yvonne

Bridgette my step daughter

Anyone with a December birthday is special, because you get to celebrate with the one that this Christmas season is all about, the birth of our Savior.
This post is about one of the people listed above, one of my daughters. I have been blessed to have four daughters and a step daughter, all intelligent, strong and beautiful, each in their own way, none the same.
Krystal Jane

 December 24th, 1983, about 3:20 pm, in a blowing snow storm, Krystal  Jane Richards came into this world. Her mother and I lived about 18 miles outside of the city of Stratford, Ontario. That morning we headed into town as Krystal was letting us know today was the day. Her mother didn't want to go to the hospital right away, so we went to my mom's, which was less than 1/2 a mile from the hospital.
 Krystal and I
I don't remember exactly what time we headed over, sometime just after noon, I think. We got checked in, up to the third floor and into a birthing room, which was something new at the time. With the wind howling, snow blowing and not being able to see a 100 feet out the window, she arrived. Perfect in every way.
So  today I want to let her know, you are not forgotten and you are loved, so a Very Happy Birthday to you Krystal.
Also a Merry Christmas to you and that special man in your life.

Krystal and Matt
That's it for this post, thanks for dropping in for a read on this special birthday. Until the next time, take care, stay safe, Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year.