Gordon Family

Rest In Peace Glen

On May 27 I lost my father in-law. Gregg’s Dad, Glen. It was a long road. For the past 2 years the family has watched him slowly fade away. It started with a fall and that just put him in a world wind of visits to the doctors and hospitals. He had some bad seizures that brought on full-blown dementia. He knew who we were but the conversions were repeated often. I can’t remember all the details but it just all was going down hill. He was put in a care home last year. He needed 24/7 care. There were still lots of visits to the hospital. This last visit he just couldn’t rally up the strength to get out and go back to his care home. After 3 weeks he was sent to the hospice. We watched him spill away from us.

Glen was a fun guy. He was always happy. No matter what the situation he would see the bright side. When I first met him we got a long instantly. He didn’t judge me for who I was at that time. He knew I was trying to change. He made me feel welcomed. After Gregg and I got married and I called him Dad for the first time. He looked at me and said ” no I’m Glen.” So Glen it was. But then after my Dad died something changed and he let me call him Dad.

There is much I want to share with you about him, but I don’t think I can get it all into this one post. I will just say that I loved him. He was a great human being. One of the best I have ever known. I will miss him deeply.

I will share my favourite memory… Mexico 2007. Dad fell hit his head and ended up with a black eye. It was Halloween the next night and I had bought a costume for him. Little did we know that he wouldn’t need the eye patch for the pirate outfit. A bit of eye liner and it was perfect. We couldn’t have planned it out any better! LOL He got such a kick out of it and loved that trip. Best time ever.

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Yet Again

As you can see once again I have been fiddling with my theme. I hope that some day I will find the one I love. This one is good in that I can change the background. Plus I like bar at the bottom. Anyways, I have been so busy at home. Here is what I have been up to..

Gregg’s dad had to empty his storage unit. We have been helping him by taking all the stuff over here and then selling it. Sounds easy, but it’s not. We don’t have a truck to do it all in one load. Every weekend we have been picking up stuff and bringing it back here.  Mostly its been furniture. Antiques from the early 1940’s. We sold our own kitchen table and chairs plus 2 dressers so that we can keep a few of the antiques. I just couldn’t sell some of the items. They have been in Gregg’s family from before his Dad was born. Some of the items were made by his grand parents.

I didn’t really want to go with antique furniture in our home. Our original plan was to go with a beach/tropical theme. Now I feel that we will have to change it a bit. I think we will still be able to have the tropical look. Just need to pick the right flooring and wall colours. It will be a while before we make those changes.

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My mom took the tea cart. It was made by the grandparents.

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These are also homemade. Looks like we are going to keep them.

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Homemade. Also keeping this one.

I have a few more pieces that I will post as soon as I can. I still don’t have enough room to actually set up everything the way I want.  Once I have everything set up I will post new pictures.

Latest News

Well, Jackson is no longer with us. He has been given to Yuana the person that runs the rescue society. He got sick again this time we just didnt know what to do. So she came to see him and ended up taking him home. It looks like he will have some long term health issues. She thinks he has IBS and possibly pancreatic . Hopefully she will get him on the right track and be able to adopt him out to a forever home that will take the time to learn what he needs.

On to other news…

The low carb (LC) diet is starting to work! The first 2 weeks were a bit slow, but now we are into it and enjoying the food. It was a bit hard to let go of all the bread and pastas. Our main foods are meat, veggies and eggs. I am down to 149lbs. I know its only 3lbs but that’s a lot for me since I dont have much to loose. Not sure what Gregg has lost since he wont weigh in 😛

Now, last night I went through some stuff and I found some more Gordon clan stuff. Will it ever end? LOL I think this is the last of it, but I’m not sure! I’m still looking for all of the slides from Gregg’s dad. I know they are here! Anyways, I have the family bible. It’s old! 1893. WOW!

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This was the topper. Births, marriages, and deaths. There are wills too.

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I have to thank Gregg’s Aunt Jesse for saving all of this information. She went to great lengths to find it all. This is only the tip of the iceberg! I have boxes of papers. My only problem is, who to give it to next?