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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Happy Holidays . . .

 
 


 
Mom
whose birth date was
December Six Nineteen Ten
 often had an
Amaryllis at Christmas time.
In Memory of Mom
A glorious flower with three bursting buds
singing
love, love, love. 
 


 
A wonderful weekend it was . . .
Friends for snacks, soup and sweets on Friday.
Fabulous neighborhood gathering on Saturday with delicious foods and visits.
Our bi annual Peds Party on Sunday hosted by Terri.
Scrumptious, Warmth, Laughter, Games.
We all brought gifts to share. 
I wonder who brought
Fresh Greens.
 

We shared many a day in Pediatrics at Mercy Health Partners.
Mary, Carolyn, Terri, and Char were the nurses.
Bettie was the head nurse and then there was Pastoral Care me.
Now we picnic in the summer and gather again in December.
We have been doing so since the mid eighties. 
 


 
Mary, Carolyn, Terri standing
Char, Bettie, Lynne sitting.
Mary is still working at MHP.
Carolyn, Char, Bettie and Lynne are retired.
Terri is teaching.
~
Seasons Greetings
 
 


34 comments:

Kim K. said...

What beautiful pictures of your special ladies. Thinking of you and your Mom. We're remembering loss today on our blog too. Christmas hugs.

babs said...

So great to see all your former colleagues together. Nice, nice photo. The greens were so creative, glad they all liked them. Your amaryllis is coming right along.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Just the loveliest photos of all you ladies. ;-)) Thanks for sharing them with us... oh, and I still have not purchased my amaryllis... need to get that done!

Lynn said...

What a gorgeous setting for your party. Like you and your mom, I also celebrate with an amaryllis and paper whites. This year the bulbs were already sprouting without the aid of water or soil. Head start on beauty on my kitchen windowsill. My husband made me the greatest coils out of copper to support the flowers as they get top heavy. Have a blessed day Lynne.

Gail said...

LOVE the decorations.

Mom always had amaryllis too.

TexWisGirl said...

what a great bunch. glad you do your bi annual get-to-gethers!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a GREAT memory photo! :)

eileeninmd said...

Lynne, what a beautiful group of ladies. So nice that you all get together for some holiday fun! The amaryllis is my favorite too. Lovely photos.

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear Lynne,
I love Amaryllis and what a lovely flower to remember your mum by. They are truly beautiful.
..... and what a lovely photo of such special ladies.....you must all have such fun together.
Many thanks for your lovely comment today. XXXX

Missy George said...

Looks like a fun bunch..I never got around to doing an Amaryllis this year..

Pamela Gordon said...

What a wonderful time you've had with your dear friends. I love the photos of you girls. Amaryllis are so beautiful aren't they? Mine is barely sprouting for some reason so I hope it takes off soon.

Bonnie said...

Lynne, How blessed you are to be surrounded with old friends to share the hospitality of the season. I love the the pots of greenery. So pretty. Bonnie

Pondside said...

How lovely for all of you to have stayed connected through the years.
I love Amaryllis - so stately!

Monika B. said...

Hello Lynne!
You deserve thanks for what you do. Super photos. Monika B.

Tina´s PicStory said...

your amaryllis is wonderful! :)

Carol said...

I grow an amaryllis every year, too. They're so elegant!

Nancy Claeys said...

I have three amaryllis that are teasing me right now -- not sure if they will bloom, but I'm hoping!

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

I already have blooms on my paper whites. I guess they'll be for Christmas and plant more for Easter! How lovely that you get together with these beautiful ladies so often. Friendships are so important. It looks like you are bringing in the season in style!

At Home in English Valley said...

Dear Lynne, Now that I know you, I know why you have so many dear friends! So wonderful for you to get together, and twice a year is awesome. I have always wondered if I could get an amaryllis to bloom. It's such a beautiful way to remember your Mom. You are really embracing the holiday spirit. Enjoy! Love, Penny

Thistle Cove Farm said...

great photo and you all look beautiful!

koralee said...

What fun...it is so nice you all keep in touch...Your amaryllis is stunning! Hugs for a great weekend...I hope mine includes some baking. xo

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laura.forestdreams:) said...

i love your amaryllis...the warmth of your friends...the decorations...your memories...

you've actually made me teary-eyed...thinking of those loved and lost.

happy saturday lynne!!

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GardenofDaisies said...

Looks like you had a great time visiting with your coworkers. Fresh greens are such a delightful way to share natures bounty with your friends. Your Amaryllis is pretty already, and it hasn't even bloomed yet. 3 buds! WOW. (Your mom and my daughter share a birthday)

Kerin said...

Love the amaryllis... so pretty.

I think it's wonderful that you gals take time to spend together, and catch up with each other.

Hope you are having a very merry and bright Christmas season.

K.

Terrie said...

Beautiful blooming and precious get together. Cherish friendship !

Terrie said...

Beautiful blooming and precious get together. Cherish friendship !

pembrokeshire lass said...

How wonderful.....the precious memory of your Mum and then your lovely weekend!! The pictures look lovely and isn't it good at you all get together a could of times a year. Love the happy photos! Joan

Buttons said...

Oh that is a very special tribute for your Mom I am sure she is smiling down, they are truly beautiful as are the lovely ladies.
Seasons Greetings. B
I popped over from Gail's blog, you are a wonderful friend. B

LANA said...

Sounds like you had lots of fun. The nurse "Carolyn", middle top looks exactly like my late mom. I almost fell off my chair when I saw her. Nice group of ladies.

Riet said...

What a lovely family and I love the photo,s of all the ladies.