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November 3, 2011

Gone...for a few days

   Gone for a few days...
                   High speed weekend ahead...

Thursday evening 
we head down to see the family

Attending a memorial service for my 
brother-in-law Bob
which would have been his 
70th birthday
This is Bob with my nephew Ken who is currently 
serving in the Navy.  I sent Bob this sweatshirt
for his birthday a couple of years ago. 
The name and number of the ship he served on 
is embroidered on it.
(I found an on line company that does
this special order. Militarygifts.com)
The USS John R Pierce, DD753 
a destroyer, in the 1960's...
and was there during the
(Bahía de Cochinos) Bay of Pigs Invasion
which led up to the
Cuban Missile Crisis.  

On Saturday we finish packing up our 

daughters things
 and on Sunday we head 
to Grand Rapids to move her into 
her new apartment
 It's a duplex home
built in 1915
and has some great old
original cabinetry and

Somewhere in the middle of this fast weekend 
I'll see my Mom and sisters.  
As usual I am in and out rather quickly...

I've been married for 33 years and lived
away from my family for all of them.  

I  also plan to spend
Thanksgiving and Christmas with them
this year...
250 miles each way!  

Back on Monday!

Hugs to all!


  1. Have a safe trip, my friend, and enjoy the time with your family!
    ~ Wendi ~ xo

  2. Hi lovely lady.
    Have a safe trip Liz !!!Sorry for your loss of your brother-in-law Bob.
    xxoo Diane

  3. Hey, little Liz! I'm really sorry to hear about your brother-in-law's passing. Please extend my condolences to your husband, as well. It's hard to lose a brother. I hope all went well with your trip. I love the photo you posted with that fabulous cabinetry!!! Wow...what wouldn't I do to have that in my home? :-) She's going to love it. It will be a wonderful experience for her, and it will give you guys another place to visit! Talk to you when you get back!

  4. My condolences for the loss of your dear brother in law.
    I hope you had a good weekend. Your daughter's new place looks fabulous.

    safe journey to you,

  5. Hi lovely lady.
    Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new tablescape for this week. I hope you are having a great week.
    XXOO Diane

  6. Hi Liz, sorry about Bob. I've been out of town, too, so sorry I haven't responded any sooner. Hope you have a good trip, be safe!!

  7. I am so sorry about your loss. Sounds like you have a very busy week...hugs...Debbie

  8. Hope your trip goes well and your family is doing o.k. You sound like me, I have lived away from the family since I was 18 ....many, many years ago. I will be visiting this Thanksgiving...
    Wishing you the best,


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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