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  •  This is beautiful (11+ / 0-)

    when you can remember the beauty of your memories through the pain, that's the best sign that the person has lived a good life.

    Reading this brought back memories for me, too. My dad (near your mother's age) also grew up in Anchorage and for years my parents had Derby parties. He still makes a mean mint julep. I could tell you stories...

    Even when you don't have her, you'll still have those beautiful memories. Cherish them. And cherish the time you have left.


    •  I bet they knew each other. (7+ / 0-)

      You what they say about Anchorage.  If there's anyone who might remember, ask if they knew the Kenyons.  My grandfather was President of the Owl Creek Country Club.  (My mother's father).

      •  Should read, (3+ / 0-)
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        You know what they say...

        •  hi nolalily (0+ / 0-)

          I talked to my dad - he does remember your family, he thinks. Did your mother have a younger sister, and did they live on Evergreen road? My father remembers a daughter with two names who was close to his age.

          Keeping you and your mother in thoughts and prayers.

          •  Just caught this... (0+ / 0-)

            My family lived on Locust Lane (I believe that was it).  It's a deadend street and their house was the one at the end.  My mother had two younger sisters, Nancy and Mary Lee.  She is Evelyn.

            •  Hi (0+ / 0-)

              I was going to send you a flag on another post, but saw you had surgery on Monday. I hope it went well?

              My father knew Mary Lee; they must have been about the same age. My grandparents lived on what was Lincoln Lane, later renamed Hobbs Parks Road. It was a one block street, between Osage and Evergreen, I believe. I used to spend summers there when I was a kid and rode a bike to Owl Creek, myself.

              My uncle, my father's youngest brother, still lives in Anchorage, but he and my father had a major, major falling out over my grandmother's will. We don't speak any more.

              Horrible how those things happen.

              I am still thinking of you and your family. Please take care.

      •  my grandparets (4+ / 0-)
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        were members. My grandmother died 8 years ago, my grandfather years before that. My dad and 2 of his siblings graduated from Anchorage School (no longer a high school.) My dad remembers a lot of names; I'll have to ask him.

        I wouldn't be surprised if they did know each other.

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