Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hello there, It has seriously been way to long since posting here.  I do apologize for waiting so long to post. I don't know if it's just a matter of waiting to long but rather a matter of life is busy.  I have been studying hard in my classes at ECPI. I have been doing well.  I am currently on medical leave as of yesterday, but I will post more about that later.

So since March 26...I guess the biggest thing that has been happening is the death of my father-in-law. He was 92 years old at his passing. This was not necessarily and unexpected event but death is never a looked forward to. My husband is an only child so all of this has fallen on him. Here is the obituary for John F. Gee.


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    GEE JOHN FRENCH GEE John French Gee, 92, of Front Royal, Virginia, formerly of Arlington, died Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Warren Memorial Hospital in Front Royal. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 14, at 11:00 a.m. at the Community Baptist Church in South Riding, Virginia, conducted by Pastor Mike Aylestock. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. in Stonewall Memory Gardens in Manassas. Mr. Gee was born November 3, 1922, in Paris, Texas, son of the late James French Gee. He was married to the late Lorraine Margaret Booth Gee. He began work as a bookkeeper and then joined the U. S. Army Signal Corp. He was drafted into the army during World War II and became a member of a tank division. He gathered experience in 1943 in electrical engineering where he was required to build a television set and ham radio. He was transferred to the Defense Department in budget and accounting. Following retirement from the Pentagon he performed tax work and partnerships for H & R Block. He enjoyed reading science fiction and political novels and even some target shooting. He was very knowledgeable in Civil War history. He very much enjoyed ballroom dancing with his longtime friend and companion Yvonne Glenney and was a member of the Capital Cotillion. Mr. Gee attended the Cherrydale Baptist Church in Arlington and attended the Community Baptist Church in South Riding. Along with his friend and companion Yvonne Glenney, Mr. Gee is survived by his son James Gee of Springfield and his wife Signe; three granddaughters Rachel Kerns, Christine Olivaria, and Rebeckah Gee; and three great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. prior to the service at the church after which a luncheon will be provided. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Maddox Funeral Home in Front Royal.Funeral arrangements are being handled by Maddox Funeral Home in Front Royal.

    So we have been about the business of getting back to life.  I am so very proud of my husband Jim for how he is handling all that has happened. I pray for him. 

    Another big event that has happened here very recently is Rebekah Marie Gee has graduated from South County High School.  Becky is now working the summer camp program at Calvary Road Christian School. Her plans are to go to NOVA Community College in the fall in the Pathways Program. Her intentions are to obtain her Associates Degree and then move on to further studies in Psychology and Counseling. I pray for her daily as well. She is a well grounded christian young woman. I am so proud of who she is and who she is becoming. We had a small celebration of Becky's graduation here this weekend.  We did combine it with Father's Day as well. I was so excited to have everyone here. I love it so when we all get together.  Rachel, Matthew and Kaleb came. Kaleb actually spent three nights here at our home. I very much enjoyed having him here. Christine was able to come and have a Father's Day dinner with us and then was able to come and see Becky graduate. We all were even able to play a fun 1/2 game of hand and foot with everyone here. Greta and Joe Cox and all the kids (Stephen, Aaron and Abigail) were able to come to Becky's graduation and then celebrate with us for ice cream cake following.  I love having my family around. Brings great joy to my heart. My dad was also able to make it down for a visit from Dolgeville NY. Thanks for coming dad. I love you.

    Here are some pictures of the festivities of the weekend.

    This is all for this post.  I will make another post relating to my weight loss. By the way which is going very well.