Friday, August 21, 2015


 Death to a three year old...
"but, I loved her"..."I know honey, granny loved her too"...
"Granny, if Darlene has wings... can I have John Deere green?"
Thank you dear blog readers for your kind comments, emails, notes and prayers...I have found such comfort in them...
Darlene's memorial service will be held Sunday on the island she loved so very much...I hope to return to visit with you all very soon...I look forward to seeing what everyone has been up to this summer...Warmest regards, Julie...


Julia said...

This is heart breaking to hear him talk like that but I love that he wants John Deere green wings. Such a sweetheart.
May Darlene rest in peace in God's love.
Big hugs to you Julie and your family at this sad time in your life.

Farm Girl said...

He is too young to have to experience that in his little life. I know he has given you all such comfort. I have continued to pray for you. I wish you peace and comfort.
Thank you so much for updating Julie,

WoolenSails said...

I am so sorry to hear about your niece and my heartfelt sympathies to you and your family.
We lost our older daughter this spring, so I feel your pain.


annie said...

hugs & prayers

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Dear Julie, you are never far from my thoughts, I miss you so much. Such a heartbreaking time for family's losing a loved one, sending prayers to all of you to find some comfort in the days ahead.Big Hugs Francine.

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

Such a sad time and a lot for a little one to cope with but I love that he wants John Deere green wings.
Prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.

Debby said...

So hard for little ones to understand. Two of my little granddaughters are loosing their other grandmother. I feel so bad for them.
This cancer is taking o many people. Pray for a cure.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

What a little sweetie. Hugs to all.

acorn hollow said...

I have thought of her parents so often what sadness.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Sending hugs and prayers.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

ji julie! happy september to you too. though around here it feels like july in miami! what a hot summer we have had. here is a recipe i have been dying to try and it sure uses those peppers up:
banana pepper mustard


40 banana peppers stems removed

4 cups prepared yellow mustard

5 cups white sugar

1 cup honey

4 cups apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon salt

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 1/2 cup water

Using gloves, remove the seeds from the banana peppers and place in a food processor. Process until smooth.

Pour into a large pot and stir in the mustard, sugar, honey, vinegar and salt. On high, allow to boil and cook down 3-5 minutes.

Stir together the flour and water until smooth. Whisk into the boiling mixture until smooth. Continue to boil, Stirring constantly another 5 minutes. Pour into sterile jars and seal with new lids and rings. Process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.

Larkrise garden girl said...

It seems so unfair for the young to suffer . What a sweet and creative soul The way you described her . My prayers are with all of you. Hugs cheri