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Stars and Stripes and its SHADOW...taken 2011
Downtown Corpus Christi
Shoreline Drive [across from the Bay]
A Bank Building Entrance


This week has been a mixture of happy times, and really low times with the death of our ex son-in-law. I must say I can remember one thing that would thrill me to pieces about him...tho he became a monster over the years...when he was just a young lad, growing up with Irene and our family were friends with Dan's family; even after the two kids were first together and Clint, our first grandson was given to us all by the grace of God...the fondness I can recall today is Dan's smile!!! When he smiled, the whole room lighted up!! Oh yes, good times and some good memories. The best thing out of the union was our two grandsons!! Really tho, Bud and I didn't get very much done for the week, so there isn't anything much to sum up. And that includes a good night's sleep. After all happened, the only thing I really accomplished was to catch up on laundry from the past week and prior. Soon, I hope, things will get re-established with our routine and we carry on.

And I want to add my thanks for all those who have comforted us in the past days since my return in blogging!!


  1. So sorry...
    but life goes on.
    Have a good week ahead!

  2. I'm so sorry for your loss. Even though he is you EX-son-in-law I'm sure it still hurts. All the best.

  3. Awesome, patriotic shadow!

  4. So sorry for the boys, they must be missing their father. Good that you remember your SIL's smile, am sure the boys too would be thrilled to hear abt their's dad's smile and other happy times abt him from you.

    TQ for visiting n commenting on my blog post.

  5. May the GOOD memories always sustain you, Anni!


    Shadows here and shadows there,
    Shadows, shadows everywhere!
    Shadows left and shadows right;
    Shadows dancing through the night!
    Shadows crouching on the wall;
    Shadows spring and shadows fall
    On the unsuspecting guest,
    Who thought shadows offered rest!

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Cathedral at Night

  6. Hi Anni,
    sorry to learn of the loss of your SIL. and you're so right when you say he's free of his turmoil. it's tragic when people choose to crawl inside a bottle instead of facing their fears and demons. it happens all too often I'm afraid, and life presents many challenges for us all. I hope everyone finds peace and healing love in this time. take good care Anni. peace be with you.

  7. I'm sorry for your loss, and glad that you are choosing to remember the good.

  8. A great shadow shot!

  9. Anni, I am sad for the loss of such a young and vital life. It must be very difficult for your grandsons and your support means the world to them. When you help them remember the good times, the special moments and things like a smile that light up a room; it helps bring the boys comfort. God bless you all.

  10. Anonymous7/10/2011

    My thoughts are with you.

  11. I'm so sorry for your loss, but memories will always be with us, especially the good memories, like his smile.
    I like cadre on your photo and shadow of the flag.

    Best wishes for you and your grandsons

  12. Wow, Anni, your ability to see the good in people is amazing. And inspirational. I don't think I could do it. Hope everything works out well.

  13. So sorry for your and your grandson's loss. May God comfort everyone as only He can and help them through the whole gamut of emotions that surface at times like this. I'm glad you are remembering some good things. Blessings!

  14. Thank you for your visit to

    Sorry for the difficult times you and your family have had to revisit and hoping for the best in the future.

  15. So sorry to hear of your loss. Hold on to the good memories.
    As for your flag picture, I love it. The flag's shadow on the building is Great. Along with the trees. Lovely picture. I would have never guessed it was a Bank's entrance.
    Hope the coming week is much better for you!

  16. Sorry for such a tragic ending. Hope you and the family are coping. Nice flag shot! If you need a laugh, come on over and read about my Fiji Hike:

    ...sure to raise your spirits. Take care Anni!

  17. Even the loss of an ex family member can have a sad impact and I offer my condolences to you.
    That is a fabulous shadow shot up there. I look forward to more.

  18. Anni - so sorry to hear of your loss - our thoughts are with you -God bless x

  19. I'm so sorry to hear of the death of your ex-son-in-law. Whatever pain went on his life, he is still your beloved grandsons father. May he rest in peace!

  20. Anonymous7/10/2011

    The flag shadow is wonderful! There are other nice shadows in the pic, but the flag stands out.

  21. Thinking of your grandsons at this terribly sad time for them but knowing they are in good hands with you and your family in their lives...the flag is so poignant and casts a beautiful shadow.

  22. So sorry to hear about the loss to your family.
    A very appropriate shadow shot!
    Do take care.

  23. Wonderful shadow shot.

  24. So sorry. Poor, troubled young man, and poor you and your family.

    I just went back and found the relevant post, and I can say I understand at least just a little bit. My BIL was someone I could not like for many reasons, but his death from cancer (though we too knew it was coming) was still hard on us all. And it left us with a horrible, and unexpected, family situation which led to his son (our nephew) evicting his own grandmother ... *Sigh*

    All I can say is that I hope things are resolved quickly and to everyone's satisfaction, and that the children are safe and happy. Also your daughter Irene, of course.

  25. Hi, Anni,
    I know how you must feel. My daughter and her ex had been married 16 years and I have been very close to him. We've spent a lot of time together. He is like a son to me. I am going to feel the loss. Hopefully we can still have a relationship because of the children and the bond we have even if he doesn't want to be married to my daughter.
    I like the photo.
    Mama Bear

  26. Oh! so sorry to hear for your loss Anni. Anyway, I like the shadow photo above. Thanks for the visit and comment on SS.

  27. I'm so sorry for your family's troubles. It's wonderful to see you are focusing on the good things.

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