Today I am starting and ending Our Blog with dog pictures…because they make me laugh!
Today is the first day of spring. Can I wear white pants yet? Just sayin’
Sometimes I catch myself just thinking about a friend or family member who have gone on to heaven. I think how I miss them; but I also smile, as I think of good memories.
For instance, I can remember my first bite of cheesecake. My grandfather ordered it at a restaurant named Johnny’s, outside of Elkton, Maryland. I was eight-years-old and I was having a hard time understanding how a cake could be made out of cheese. Plus, it looked more like a pie. He asked me if I wanted a bite… and I was hooked on cheesecake for a lifetime! In many areas of my life, I am still impacted by my grandfather. Yes I know, not a serious story but… I miss him!
A story posted last year in Huffington Post reminded me of how we can be impacted by others, long after they are gone. The article was titled Woman Pulls Hilarious Plant-Watering Prank On Husband Years After Her Death. The title made me laugh, even before I started to read the content.
Here is a picture of Phedre and Nigel Fitton before she passed away.
Shortly before she lost her battle to cancer, the 69-year-old asked her husband to keep watering the plants in the bathroom of their South Africa home.
He faithfully did so for several years. Recently, his family assisted him in moving into a retirement home. That’s when the discovery was made. It was pointed out to him by family members that the plants he had been watering at his wife’s request… were made of plastic.
Here is how his daughter described it on her instagram account
Before my mum passed away, she gave my dad strict instructions to water the plants in the bathroom. He’s been religiously watering them & keeping them alive. They look so amazing he decided to take them to his new home, only to discover they are plastic! Can hear my mum chuckling.
In sadness, there is a happy remembrance. I love that story!
And for pic o’ day….