Sunday, October 4, 2009

Some Sad News

We did our share of cooking this weekend. I cooked Thursday and Friday evening to entertain my father and his wife Ruth on Friday evening. Sarah and Becca were home on Saturday and cooked a wonderful meal for Saturday evening. We had cole slaw salad with cranraisens, garlic mashed potatoes, chicken corn chowder soup, deviled eggs, and freshly baked muffins. Lots of good home cooked comfy food.

Some Sad News:
The sad part of the weekend was getting the news from Ruth that my father passed away early Saturday morning at their motel near our home. It was an exhausting morning with the local police. the medical examiner, a Chaplin, and the staff at the motel(who by the way were all wonderful, understanding and so helpful). Bill, and my daughters rallied around Ruth and me to help us through the rest of the weekend. We moved Ruth into the guest room at our townhouse. Sarah and Becca went for groceries and cooked. Ruth and I made phone calls and tried to catch our breath after the death of her husband and my father.

Sarah and Becca left Sunday afternoon to get back to jobs, studies and their classes. Thanks so much for all your help on the home front.

Ruth is a real trooper. Bill and I helped her return her rental car and get to the airport so she could get an early Sunday evening flight back to Colorado.
I just had to take a photo of the famous 'Omaha' rental car to share with family.

The car was returned, bag checked and Ruth was delivered safely to the security check in. Safe travel wishes for her flight back to family in Colorado.
We will drive out later this month for the memorial service for my father.