Hiding in my Blog

I am back and if you don’t mind I will hide from the world in a blog today.

To explain the pause in my story of cutting down the family tree I will briefly tell you what has happened the last two day and then will not speak of it again until I have come to terms with the whole thing.

Sunday night about midnight Norman suffered a heart attack and was taken to the Port St Lucie hospital.   Patty went with me and we stayed right by his side and when they got him stabilized they transferred Norman to Lawnwood Medical Center which has a cardiac center.  Patty and I followed him there and held his hand all night.  He did not improve  but by 6:30 he was made comfortable and went to sleep.  We took the doctors advice and went home for a short nap and something to eat about 7:30.  I slept for a little over an hour and then Patty and I both wanted to get back to see Norman.  We got there about 10 to find he was  being attended by a team of about ten trying to bring him back and get his heart to work.  We got to him and got to give him a kiss and hod his hand while he slipped away.  He died at 10:30 am Monday morning.  Monday was a whirl wind for me and I got through it only because of the help from Patty and Tom.  Tom arrived at the hospital just before Dad died and was the rock that both Patty and I needed to keep us from falling part.  Joe and family arrived yesterday morning and has taken over the job of keeping me together. Bless them for their strength.  All I can say for now.  I will talk to you again later, either today or tomorrow  and tell you the story of “Rejected”  – Gramps opinion of FDR which isn’t much difference than my opinion of Trump.  Then I do want another blog to show you where my idea of cutting down the family tree came from.  A poem by Gramps Brown’s cousin, I guess,  called ” Why I cut down my family tree”

Have a good day

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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