Today is a day set aside to remember those who have passed away. My heart is heavy thinking of three sweet people in my life.

I am thinking of my friend, Jonathan who was killed on January 10th of this year in a car accident. His death has been very difficult for me and I think of him and his family daily. He is pictured here with his dog, King. He loved animals, impalas, gummy bears and mixing music. He also loved to laugh.

We worked together for four years and shared a lot of happy memories.

His death was a reminder to me that none of us are promised another day and that one second can change your life forever. I miss you, Jon-Boy.


I am also thinking of my sweet (maternal) papa, Louie, who passed away in 2006. Here, he is pictured with Stevie a few years before cancer robbed him of his health and his hair.

Here, papa is pictured with Alex two days before he died in the Hospice House near our home.

We called him Puger Pie. He loved to play cards, watch baseball and football and spend time with his five great-grandsons. Two more (twin) great grandsons were born on January 14th of this year and I am sure he would have been crazy about them.

I miss you, papa!


I am also thinking about my (paternal) grandma who passed away in 2003, also from cancer. Her name is Phyllis and I have fond memories of her helping her sons work on cars and going to auctions. She worked hard her whole life and had a great sense of humor.

I miss you, mama!


I miss these three sweet people so much.

My friend, Jonathan was 33 years old and had a lot more living to do.

My grandparents left a wonderful legacy and I was grateful to have them in my life well into my 30’s.

On this day, I remember each of them and what they meant to me.

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day ya’ll.


  1. says

    Beautiful post and memores of your loved ones. Happy Memorial Day. Thanks to McDaddy who is doing his part to keep our country safe and to you for letting him do so. 🙂

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