O Christmas Tree…

We went and bagged ourselves a Christmas tree this weekend! We drove all over Illinois for this baby. Finally we found a great tree farm that featured our favorite kind of tree–a blue spruce–at a reasonable price. It was a pretty basic kind of place. I wore fake antlers.

Dale did the the big unveiling…(and we had to cut a foot off the bottom, as usual).

Isn’t she a beauty?

And here she is rockin’ a whole slew of decorations!

Scotland Revisited

Just one year ago we were wrapping up or Scotland visit! In honor of the occasion, I thought I’d post this picture Dale took last summer. The Chicago Tribune building features stones and rocks gathered from some of the most important and memorable structures on earth–including Edinburgh Castle. It’s a little piece of Scotland right here in Chicago!

Thank You…

Mom’s memorial service was on Sunday afternoon and I just want to thank everyone who came to the service, called, or wrote to express their condolences.

Whenever I feel bad about my mom’s death, I will think about all the family and friends that came to support us, share their grief with us, and most importantly, to share their good memories of my mom. I will take comfort in that for a very long time.

It was truly overwhelming to know how many people cared about my mom and our family.

Thank you!


Mom’s Memorial Service Information

Some folks have asked so I thought I should give an update to all about the memorial service:

My mom’s memorial service will be in Flint, Michigan, on Sunday.

There will be a visitation from 3-4 p.m. at Plumb-Smith Funeral Home, followed by a short memorial service. My mom was cremated. I will have a photo album and some pictures there so people can remember has when she was healthy and happy.

Plumb-Smith Funeral Home
1208 North Ballenger Highway
Flint, MI 48504
(810) 238-7657

There will be a late lunch at the Burton Eagles club; my aunts and Dale’s mom (and her sister) are making dishes to pass.

Burton Eagles
3317 E Bristol Rd.
Burton, MI
(810) 742-1020

Thanks for being such good friends to us.


Rebecca & Dale

We’ve put some pictures of mom and family online if anyone is interested: Gallery!