Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Sorry to all my fans out there checking in. I haven't blogged for awhile due to the fact that I haven't done much lately, I lost a very good job that I wanted and I just haven't felt much like doing anything. Things are starting to look up for me with some possible other job prospects but I thought since I'm not doing anything exclusive until next week I would put a blip in about one my relatives. Her name was Catherine Sleeman and she stood all of 5 feet tall. She was born in Coventry England having come to America with her parents when she was just 12 years old. I only knew her as a very young child but I remember her very generous nature and kindness toward me. She married a man who worked in the copper mines in Hancock Michigan and they had 4 children. She always carried a big black leather purse and wore a pillbox hat. Her dresses were all dotted swiss. She was very artistic and did lovely crochet work, tating doilies and hand sewing. As she grew older she developed what is called hyperkyphosis or 'dowager’s hump'. It never seemed to stop her from enjoying life to the full and she died at the ripe old age of 94. I remember we sang "Going Home" at her funeral. My mom told me that in the car on the way home from the funeral I stated emphatically that I was "never gonna die". I remember being very saddened by her death and dying was such a bummer that I wasn't planning on participating. Now that I understand more about the subject I feel better knowing that if I "play my cards right" I will hopefully meet her again some day.