Still Here

Hard to believe that it’s been less than two months since my last post. It seems like a lifetime ago.

We were camping at Tallulah Gorge State Park in northern Georgia when I got a late night call from my nephew. My sister Gail, who was hospitalized in Vegas, had taken a down turn and her prospects for survival were very uncertain. I was able to get an early morning direct flight from Atlanta direct to Vegas. John piled both Jezzy and me into the truck and we headed for the airport at 4am, stopping briefly at a Walmart to buy a duffel bag, so that I wouldn’t have to use a Trader Joe shopping bag as my carry-on.

By the time I arrived in Vegas, Gail was gone.

I stayed in Vegas for about a week, then flew to Charlottesville, VA as it was the closest airport to Shenandoah National Park, where John was camping on a long-planned escapade with some of our T@DA pals. A week later, we were finally back home in time for Mother’s Day.

It seems ridiculous to try to recreate that last month of camping anymore. Hikes and bike rides – so what? We have plans for later in the summer and fall, so I’ll probably pick the blog back up then.

But here’s a favorite photo of the two best sisters any girl could have. We were all at Lake Mead sometime back in the late 70s or early 80s. It has always been called The Hottie and The Hippie. Nice to remember better times.20171225_093449538983299348892679.jpg

28 thoughts on “Still Here

  1. I read this with much sadness Judy. Our sisters often our biggest champions and looking at the HOTTIE & HIPPIE, I’m sure you will always hold dear memories with her. May time bring your heart peace and healing. Huggers dear sweet lady. C

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  2. What a great picture of your sisters. I am so sorry for your loss. We enjoyed meeting Gail when we were in Arizona and out for dinner.

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  3. Judy, So sorry to hear about your sister. I have two sisters too and know there is a sister bond that cannot be broken. Sending our love your way. Looking forward to seeing you this summer.

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  4. Again, our sympathies for your loss. I’m glad you’re home and planning your next journeys! As our baby is getting married at the end of this month, and another wedding for family in France, it’s uncertain when we’ll be in the camper again! Have a wonderful summer and will look for your next blog!

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