Monday, January 4, 2010


I am just now getting around to the Thanksgiving post. Some of you may remember my Thanksgiving post from last year. This year we had planned on spending Thanksgiving with Todd's family in St. Louis. We were planning on leaving Monday of that week and staying through Sunday. Byron, Jennifer and Jackson were flying in from Dallas on Wednesday. On Monday, just before we had planned on leaving, we got the unexpected news that Todd's grandmother Austin had passed away in Montgomery, Alabama. We were all heartbroken. She had been in assisted living there for almost a year. We decided to go on to St. Louis and would just come back early on Friday since funeral arrangements had been planned for Saturday in Florence, Alabama. We had a nice visit in St. Louis with family and friends and also enjoyed getting to see all of the Austin family in Florence. We wish the circumstances could have been different but we were thankful we got to spend some time with them and they all enjoyed talking about all the good times they had with their Grandma. They gave her a wonderful memorial service. I know that her legacy lives on through each of her grandchildren and now her five great-grandchildren.

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