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Friday, October 28, 2016

Five on Friday - A Celebration of Life --- YOLO!

Hi Everyone!  I thought I would join Amy with Five on Friday today, and try to get a little bit caught up on blogging. 

1)  I want to thank everyone for their sweet comments on my last post. 
I think it's hard to wrap your mind around the fact that you were just talking to someone, just saw that person, and then less than a week later he is gone.   His sons and their families both just talked to him the day before he passed.  So, Mom and I took some food down to my Sister and her family because they were having other family members stay with them all week.  Mom and I split the shopping list.  Alcohol was not on the list.
Mom walked out with this....
  And I bought a bottle of wine!  We couldn't help but laugh as this was not planned at all. 
We knew it would come in handy. 
  They held his "Celebration of Life" on the golf course that he loved playing on.  His bucket list included golfing in all 52 States, so I thought this was a very fitting place to have his memorial service. 
(the following five pictures were taken from a facebook post on Greg's timeline, by Betsy Reason, a writer for the Noblesville Times)
There were over 300 people in attendance.
 One of his sons opened the ceremony...
and the other closed it. 
And in between, my blogette friends, it was so beautiful.  His three grandchildren all spoke.
 There was laughter....
                                 and tears....
and it was a very  moving and fitting ceremony.  Greg would have been so proud.

 Afterwards, family and close friends all went to the local bar where he liked to hang out.  There were more people there than this, we just couldn't get everyone in the picture.  There were tables full of people on both sides of these tables. 

 Greg also liked to play shuffleboard, so they all took a turn.....
And when I looked over at "his seat" that they had reserved for him,  there was popcorn, and this game.  Check out the high score.  He went by pops.
 So long Greg.  Until we meet again....

2) Crochet group
These pictures were from a couple of weeks ago.

K will have her afghan done by the next time we meet.

 Debbie will not.....
And  Cheryl definitely won't!
 But we are all moving forward nicely.
 3.  Headless Horseman at Conner Prairie
These were taken a couple of weeks or so ago.
What is it about these cutouts, when you see them, you just HAVE to have your picture taken in them!

 While waiting for your scheduled time to go for a hay wagon ride through the haunted forest, in search of the Headless Horseman, you can spend your time looking at a display of a Bigfoot Habitat...

I, for one, was glad to see this habitat as we have had sightings on our property.

 Or you could go to a marionette show...

 or a magic show...or any number of other shows, displays, or booths.  The "apple store" was even open.
 I know peeps....stop drooling on your computer screen!
As we were in line for our hayride, strange people were standing around. 
 and who knows what was going inside of this haunted house.
 Off we go....
 It was a fun, chilly, evening with my sister, her husband, and my niece.  I'm glad I went!

4.  I love how my parents decorate for every holiday. 

and 5. 
I bought a bag today!  I didn't need it...I even texted my sister this picture and said
Yes or No
She said I probably already have one like it
I said I didn't
She said when I go home and look at all the purses I have,  I could probably have gone on vacation with the money spent on them.
I said, I could go on vacation with a new purse!
I should have texted Vickie instead.  She always says yes!
Our new motto is YOLO
You Only Live Once.
I went for it. 
I'll go for the vacation too. 
I'll do it all.
I'm working on a bucket list.
Are you?

Cindy Bee

PS Told ya we've had sightings.....

Don't forget to go to Amy's blog and see what others are up to!


  1. What a wonderful send off to a well loved man. Love the crochet, I wish there was a group locally it would be nice to have some company and share projects. I certainly agree with the sentiment YOLO. Take care and enjoy.

  2. A celebration of life is such a good way to put it, rather than a sad thing it is a celebration of the good things of life. I am glad that it went as well as it could and that so many people were there to share and support. Glad you had other good things in your week to cheer you on too, YOLO is a good thing to remember isn't it. Thank you for sharing with Five On Friday, hope you have a great weekend!

  3. What a wonderful place for a memorial service, I'm sure he was smiling about it. You can never have too many purses.

  4. Cindy, I think the service was wonderful. It's good to do things like the person loved. It hurt seeing his granddaughter's face. Bless all of them . Glad you are playing in yarn again. Bless all of you, xoxo, Susie

  5. What a fitting location for the memorial. Sending love your way

  6. Looks and sounds like it was a beautiful morning service <3

  7. What a wonderful celebrations of Greg's life. Love seeing the crochet. Headless horsemen and Bigfoot! Who knew! Have a lovely week.

  8. I'm with you . . . life is too short and it is meant to be enjoyed. I like your new motto "YOLO" and might just have to adopt it:)
    A month ago I saw a dear friend (she worked at Walmart) and sometimes I would visit with her for a few minutes, but was always afraid of getting her in trouble. So I saw her and just called her name and waved. A week later I saw her name in the obituaries. It made me wish that I would have went over and visited. We just don't know . . . so we need to always be smiling and spreading love and kindness.


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