Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Dear Tom, Hope you love your new home! Say Hi to Everyone for me.....give Sid a kiss on the forehead...

Thomas Hardy Pedler
January 30, 1946 – May 9, 2012

In January 1946 Tom became the third of what would be five children born into the wonderful family of Richard and Marjorie Pedler of Muskegon Heights, Michigan. Last Wednesday he became the fifth of that family to pass away, following his sister Amy and his mom and dad, as well as his brother-in-law Sid.
Life took Tom to Grand Rapids, San Diego, Las Vegas, Ann Arbor and Denver before his final earthly residence near Wiggins.

He had a naturally likable personality that seemed to fit in wherever he lived. That did not change when he found Jesus, but it did change the effect he had on others. Suffice that countless people are immeasurably better today because Tom entered their lives.
When he heard his “death sentence” last June – that he probably would not live to see June of 2012 – it was, in his words, “the happiest moment of my life.” He knew he was going to see Jesus, plus other family members and friends who had passed before him. His only concerns were for the loved ones he was leaving behind, and the possibility of unbearable pain before he died.
He needn't have worried about the latter. The wonderful care he received from the blessed hospice people in Morgan County and the many kind members of his “Wiggins Family” prevented his pains from being unbearable.
His first fear has come to pass. Those of us who loved him – in Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, California, Ohio, Michigan and elsewhere – do miss him dearly. But we know that it was his time, and that he's in a better place.

Tom, your life and your death were an inspiration. We will always love you!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

A Bit of Silliness For Today

I have been busy betting the new store in order, but have had some lull times throughout the day. Sometimes due to doing too much and sometimes because there is nothing to do while I think something through.

My brother-in-law in Michigan keeps me somewhat busy with the new game Draw Something.  An artist, I am not, but I can copy artwork when my drawing was to be the word KNOW what I had to look up!

He guessed it right away!  Well, right away is a relative term. It was a painful drawing to watch me make as I had a lot of erasures.

Now this one shows you what my skills are when I don't have anything to copy...

Then back to finding another Disney character!  His chin isn't quite right, but I was getting tired of erasing and redoing!  Eventually the app tells you that you are running out of ink!

I hope everyone can find a fun diversion to add to their crochet or knitting addiction.  It helps clear the cobwebs from the ol' noggin'!