Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Goodbye Omaha & October...

Mr. C and I took the Amtrak Train to Omaha Nebraska specifically to see my baby sister and her family.  I had not seen her in almost 25 years.  No photo of our initial hug but I can assure you it was the deepest hug ever!  This is Wendy and her husband Harold.  They live a simple life in a very small town and yet they are happy and surrounded by family.

We had our reunion at the local park.  It was a dreary rainy day but we felt warm with layers of love.

Wendy and I sat together at one table so we could catch up while we were eating.  Wendy raised five Daughters and now has lots of Grandchildren.  They all sat at other tables and visited together.  The little bit of rain and cold didn't stop the kids from playing and running all over.  Everyone but us brought food and it was all very good.  Thank you everyone for driving and gathering and feeding us.

This is Candice, fourth daughter and Auntie to all her nieces and nephews. Here is a photo of a gift Candice made and mailed to me in 1999 right after we moved to Northern California. It is her image right down to the glasses.  Everyone, including Candice, was very surprised I have saved it all these years.  I will save it forever because she made it just for me.

Here is a group photo Mr. C took of all of us.  We kept our visit shorter due to the complete exhaustion from our train trip and no sleep and due to the cold wet weather.  My sister's town doesn't even have a motel so we still had to drive 25 miles to our night of sleep.
I am forever grateful for the wonderful visit and time we shared together.  The next morning we took Wendy and Harold to breakfast at the local diner and we got to visit for another couple hours before it was time for us to hit the road to Arkansas.  That might be the next post.
October has come and is leaving.  Leaves continue to Fall.  We expect rain here and snow in the mountains this weekend. Winter is not far away. Mr. C and I are hunkering in for another Winter here.  No offers and No Buyer.  We are most depressed at our continued living in LIMBO!!!
Happy Halloween and may you receive No Tricks and only TREATS...xo


  1. 25 years!? Glad you made the trip! That’s too long!

  2. Hope it is not another 25 years before you get to see her again. Glad your trip went well and that you are back home safely. thanks as always for sharing.

  3. How wonderful to catch up with family like that!

  4. Dear Sherry, I`m so happy for you, you was able to spend time with your sister,- I can`t imagine, how it is , not to have seen each other for 25 years .... must be the most treasured experience , from your tour. A lot of lovely family members gathered together for a day and a half.
    I can feel your depression from no interest in your beautiful home, and I can`t understand why no on e comes to have a look. Try to let go of the dark thoughts, then it might bring a change ... Hugs to you, Dorthe- xox

  5. Oh, how wonderful you got to see your sister after 25 years!! Your pictures are beautiful!! I'm glad you had a great time (despite the train ride!!) Still praying that the right buyer comes along and soon for you!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. I am so glad you were able to visit your sister and her family! It sounds like a wonderful trip.

    I am still praying you find a buyer soon! (((Hugs)))

  7. That is such a sweet reunion of family. I'm so glad you got to spend time with them all!

  8. Wow! 25 years is a very long time. Glad you were able to reunite and have a nice visit with everyone.

  9. Thank you for sharing the photos from your visit with your baby sister and her family, 25 years....wow that is a long time! Sorry to hear that you still have no offers on your house, it is so beautiful!

  10. Getting together with family is the best! Hope the next visit isn't quite so far away.

  11. You're such a sweetheart, seeing the importance of keeping safely what's been created especially for you. To me you're truly an inspiration in generosity and love, Sherry. Sending you big hugs and praying your house will be sold soon! xx

  12. Oh Sherry, what a precious reunion. I'm smiling from ear to ear! xx


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