Her name was Marilee


Good morning,

I posted on Facebook yesterday that I was on a cleaning mission. I went through more than a dozen picture albums from the last forty years, laughing at hairstyles, and old memories.

Some of the pictures made me cry thinking of my mom, dad grandparents… And this lovely lady. Her name was Marilee. You need to know that she was fun. You need to know that she had a good heart, and you need to know that she is gone. This was in 1992/93 timeframe – I didn’t write the date on the back. Her story stayed with me and I was glad I found the picture so I could tell you about her.


She loved being outside. She loved the sun and sadly, SHE is the one who gave me the story of Bethy’s mole. Marilee had a mole on her bottom that was melanoma. It spread to her liver. She was my muse when Bethy got sick. (She isn’t the face of Bethy – Kiera Knightly got that honor 🙂


Anyway, I found this pic and I wanted you to know Marilee…


If you’re reading this, I <3 you, B


A new day…


Thank you to whomever it was that created this (TAG YOURSELF PLEASE, because, apologetically, I can’t remember who created this!)

Yesterday I was walking down the hall at work and one of my coworkers said “Barbara! You made me cry last night!”

All I asked in reply… “Where are you in the book?” (I knew she was reading RRNF)


my reply… “You’re not done.”

ha ha ha!

This book… I still can’t believe THIS BOOK brought me to THIS TODAY. Thank you for finding it. Thank you for reading it. THANK YOU FOR SHARING IT…

August 27th is the Third Anniversary of it’s release and I am planning on something SPECIAL, but it will only be through THIS PAGE. I’ll share on my FB page, but it’ll only be through the blog, so….


If you’re reading this… I <3 you…