Friday, August 22, 2008

Hard Year

I'm ready for 2008 to END!

This has just been a hard year. This morning another Great Aunt died and I will therefore be attending my 8th funeral this year, of which all but one was a relative. Granted I have a really large family that is starting to "age" but good grief, enough already.
This is a pic of Aunt Pat last October. We had a cookout in the backyard for her birthday. We had a really good night sitting out under the stars on a cool night with a bonfire, hotdogs, chili, hot chocolate and somemores! What more could you ask for.
Johnathon played his new trumpet (not well, but he played), Matt played the guitar and Katie played with the fire. Grandma Shurtz helped Matt play the guitar, they were quite a pair. I can't say that they sounded any better than the trumpet, just not quite as loud. You should have heard our version of "Happy Birthday"!


  1. Great Picture of the greatest Aunt anyone could have ever had. Until she got sick she was the wittest ,kindest, and most honest person you would ever meet. I will miss her a lot. I will cherish every memory I have of her and my mom and miss them more than words could say. Eileen

  2. I love this picture. She was an awesome funny & witty. I definitely will miss her. Tammy

  3. I am so happy I got to spend Thanksgiving with them in New Jersey in 06, that was something so special.