Category Archives: Framily

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1973

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My mother had just turned 26 when I was born. When I was born Roe v Wade was 12 days away from being decided. When I was born, my mother couldn’t have a bank account or a credit card in her name. Maybe that is why after being separated from her husband for 2 years, his name was put on… Read more »

Saying Goodbye

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Black drawing of heart shaped cat nose with whiskers

I am floored by the outpouring of love for us and for Louis. He was loved by so many people, some he’d never met. Thank you for reaching out and sharing your stories with me. Thank you for the memorial gifts to animal rescues. Thank you so much. It’s not often I’m at a loss for words, but y’all are… Read more »

Cancer Sucks

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I know many of you love Louis as much as we do, and I didn’t want to spring awful news on you. I just needed a few days to let it sink in. Louis has cancer that has metastasized, he is on palliative care, and we are just trying to make his last bit of time with us as comfortable… Read more »

Daddy

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Today and every day, I am sad that I can not sit with you on a “beer night” while listening to good music and talking about life. There are so many things I still want to talk with you about. I know I’ve said this before but thank you so much for being my DADDY. Thank you for the help… Read more »

Mamma

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Mamma & Me

Not a day that goes by that I don’t think of her, miss her, smile because of her. She taught me so many things that I carry with me today. She was kind to animals and never suffered a fool. I am thankful for every moment we had together. Here are some of the things that my Mamma taught me…. Read more »

My Heart

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It has been nearly 9 years since I had to say good-bye, but not a day goes by that I don’t wish you were still here with me. Thank you for finding me and for choosing me to be your very own Human. I will never be able to put into words what you did for me and how the memories of you carry me through. I miss you, Korkabork. I always will.

Daddy’s Girl

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Daddy's Girl

lessons in the desert he said leaving is never easy and she walked out the door a dust devil came for her soul as she realized she wouldn’t see him anymore the dreams still haunt her what could have been and things left unsaid did she ever really know him or was it all in her head the desert sun… Read more »

Mamma

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Melody Ann Gibbs

In late 2001, Daddy retired, and Mamma an’ him sold their house in Floyd County, Virginia, and moved back to the desert that Mamma loved so much. She was so happy, and you couldn’t have gotten that smile off of her face if you tried. Sadly, she suffered a massive stroke on 2 February 2002 – mere weeks after closing… Read more »

Dogs and Daddy

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Max, MIllie and Daddy

After Mamma and Daddy got married, we adopted a dog. Daddy tried to object. He didn’t want a dog. He certainly didn’t want a dog in the house, on the furniture. He was a Drill Instructor at Ft Sill, OK, and marrying into the position of “Daddy” seemed to be as much chaos that he anticipated, and bringing a dog… Read more »

Framily

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I am lucky that growing up my Mamma taught me that DNA does not make you family. Just because you are related, it doesn’t mean that you have to subject yourself to toxic behavior. She didn’t take her advice. I believe that since she felt such a struggle with her “family,” that she made sure I learned from her mistakes…. Read more »