Tonight my family left for Oregon to live their own lives.
Did I mention how much I love my son-in-law?? !!
So smart, so helpful, so kind and a wonderful daddy to Aoife..(who looks just like him)
Here Aoife is on the back porch. She has her own style....kissing snowman!
The saying "Goodbye" pix tonight.
Here we are, saying goodbye...all smiling and happy for a great visit.
They came to help me go through the millions of saved things in the attic and garage. OMG 28 years in this house and 35 years of marriage and the keeper of the family flame. I told my family to take whatever they want...So strange to see what they took and did not. Is it a surprise to anyone, that left here are 4 sets of china/?? Mine, my mother's, my grandmother's and holiday?
Noone wants them. A bit small for the teas of today, but perfect for a bit of red wine.
As I clear out to move to a smaller place, it is amazing what I found:
My specialty bed warmer.. Picked up in Galway, Ireland some 40 years ago. Sold tonight for a hug and kiss to a dear friend...I just love passing things on to a good home.
When I was 23, I was so cool and awesome --The height of the hippy days.
I found a pair of jeans, or two at Goodwill and re-made them into a jeans skirt.
Why I still have it at 74, I have no clue!!
Thirteen years old is a good age for a girl to live with her mother and not her grandma.
Lynsey picking green beans at her mother's house in the country.
This is why boys, especially those, 12 and 17, should live with their mother and not their grandmother.!!
Rosie boarding at a farm, waiting for the family's return
My family is already home!!
How do you know you are home when you fly into Portland??
This tired grandmother is going to bed xoxo