When I picked the name for this blog and created the image it was June 2008. My baby was college bound, my needlepoint business had been sold and my real estate business was suffering from the effects of a crashing economy. I was updating my teaching certificates and preparing to go back into the education world. This blog was part of a class and I was tickled to be finally creating something that had been on my to do list for a long time. My plan was, and still is to detail my stitching and knitting and whatever other interests might fit the form. What I wasn't planning was a eulogy for a wonderful brother. The classes were completed, the job obtained and I was quietly adapting to an empty nest with everyone away at college. I wasn't prepared for that phone call from my sister in law on Saturday September 20th.... My baby brother was busy taking pictures of the Hershey High School football team on Friday night and suffered an aneurysm. He was gone in an instant. Brother, Father, Son, Husband, Grandfather. Photographer, Golfer, Artist and Architect, Man of God, Volunteer and Blood Donor, Hard Working Man...always smiling. Your passing has left a big void in my life. I know that you are at peace in a wonderful place where we will meet again. I will never be able to buy a box of peas without thinking of you! The beach at Hilton Head will never be the same. Today would have been your 54 th birthday. The world has always helped you celebrate and New Year's Eve will always be a tribute to your outstanding life. I know you are celebrating with the angels and so many others who love you like I do. Happy Birthday Brother! I miss you!