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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Thank you all so much for your kind words and prayers.  Harry died at 4:30 this morning.  Although still reeling  at the speed in which this happened, our family is strong and we love each other very much.  We're good.

There are so many others that sorely need our prayers or positive thoughts.  In particular, a young man named Forest who is in UVA hospital right now with a brain bleed and a friend, Jeff, who is battling cancer.

11 comments:

KiraAJ said...

So sorry for your loss darling.. big hugs sent ur way...both Brain and Jeff are in my prayers for u...

jane said...

i´m so sorry kathy.

azjuleseleven said...

Blessings Harry. I hope you're at peace. I'll add Forest and Jeff to my circle of prayers.

You, of course, already reside there. Much Love.

Happyone :-) said...

So sorry Kathy.

Amy said...

Kathy, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. It's good you are strong and supportive of each other but it's hard to lose someone you loved.

Thinking of Forest and Jeff too, hoping for the best for them.

~ Amy

Purple Flowers said...

Kath- I'm so sorry. There are not many words that I can write to make things better. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Also, with Brian and Jeff. So sad.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I'm very sorry for you and your family, Kathy... My prayers are with all of you... YES---there is alot of pain and hurt and sorrow all across the country and world... Prayers for ALL.
Hugs,
Betsy

Lena said...

It is so hard to lose a family member. I am so sorry for you and your family.

Prayers are all around.

Hugs.

George said...

I'm sorry to hear about Harry's death. He's in a better place with no more pain or suffering. Our prayers are still with you, your family, and the men you mentioned.

Cheryl said...

I'm so sorry Kathy. I have lots of cousins, and can't imagine losing one of them. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

vanillabeanbaker said...

My sincere condolences Kathy to you and your entire family as you deal with the loss of your cousin. All those who must face their personal struggle with cancer are always remembered in our prayers.

God bless.