Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Aunt Ruby

Jim’s Aunt Ruby died yesterday in Virginia. We are so grateful that he got to spend some wonderful quality time with her when we were there in October.

I met Aunt Ruby over 30 years ago. My most precious memory of her is her in the kitchen making us biscuits and gravy for breakfast. Aunt Ruby was one of the best cooks ever – right up there with my Mom. And she never used a recipe. It was always a pinch of this, a handfuof that and maybe a pinch here or there. I am not a biscuit fan but hers were melt in your mouth wonderful. And I never did figure out what she did to her sausage gravy that made it soooo good. She so enjoyed cooking and even after she moved into a senior living facility she still cooked for an older gentlemen who lived down the hall from her.

We love you Aunt Ruby. You will be missed until we can all be together again.

2153859_profile_picRuby A. Waggoner, 100, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 17, 2018.  She retired from Sears and was very devoted to her family, friends, and to her Lord. 

Ruby was preceded in death by her husband, R. H. “Hoochie” Waggoner, Jr; son, R. H. “Buzz” Waggoner, III; son-in-law, L. E. Sweeney, Jr. and is survived by her daughter, Sandra W. Sweeney; daughter-in-law, Linda S. Waggoner; six grandchildren, Jeffrey A. Sweeney, Les H. Sweeney and friends, Tammy and Kyle Peters, Douglas E. Sweeney and wife, Angela, Richard H. Waggoner and wife, Tracy, Crystal M. Waggoner, Mark A. Sweeney and friend, Jenna Judy; three great grandchildren, Matthew H. Sweeney and wife, Madeline, Meredith A. Sweeney, Ryan H. Waggoner; niece, Janet E. Wynot; and several other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

A funeral service will be held at 11:00AM, on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Oakey’s East Chapel with Pastor Lynn Riddle officiating.  Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends on Friday from 5 to 8 PM at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorials in Ruby’s memory may be made to Three Oaks Fellowship UMC, P.O. Box 692, Vinton, VA  24175.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Checking In

Apache Junction, AZ   High 63  Low  41

We have been back in Apache Junction for a month now and life is pretty much our normal now – doctor appointments for all four of us, catching up with our neighbors and friends who are in the area.

So far the doctor appointments are going great. Jim has a nodule in his right lung (he had the lower lobe of his left lung removed in 2012 because of cancer) and the oncologist keeps a really close eye on it. No change in that nodule which is great news. Check it again in before we head out next summer.

The pups had blood work done and are doing great considering how old they are and their heart problems. Skittlez is beyond happy to be  home and hates to have to go anywhere. Rocky is happy as long as he’s with Jim.

Our neighbors and good friends, Ginny and Mickey, lost their cockatiel to a heart attack. They had DOC 28 years and he was spoiled rotten and loved beyond words. He will be missed by all of us.

We still have several doctor appointments before Christmas but hope to also fit in some fun times.

Our weather has been about perfect. We did get some rain last night and a cold front moved through and our high for today is only 61. But that’s pretty good considering what other parts of the country are dealing with.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I fixed a turkey for Jim and I and we loved all the left overs. Now it’s back to trying to figure out what to have for dinner every night.