Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Wrapping Christmas Gifts and saying a Good-by

On Monday I wrapped more Christmas gifts than I could count. Yes I did. But not one of them was a gift I purchased. Not one! So, are you wondering what I'm up to??

I have a seasonal part-time job. I'm wrapping gifts at Boscov's at Park City Mall. Monday was my first day. Boscov's is offering free gift wrapping for anything purchased in the store. Let me tell you, customers are really taking them up on that service! I'm sure it will get a lot crazier on Friday and everyday after that til Dec. 24. Speaking of Friday, I will work from 4a-9a. Should be interesting!

Today we said our good-bys to Aunt Mildred Myer (my Mother-in-law's sister). Mildred was 93. She was a retired school teacher. Throughout the years Mildred was a part of the Fahnestock family gatherings. She never married so her family were those of her brothers and sisters. We all loved her so much.

Aunt Mildred (left) enjoys a family Christmas with her sister, my MIL.
I have always loved this photo of these sisters enjoying family.

Mildred always took a special interest in Ellen. She wrote Ellen letters. Ellen wrote a few to her too. She would also ask Dale's Mother and sister about her when they visited.  

Aunt Mildred was one special lady. She lived her life honoring her Lord and Savior. And she now is enjoying being in His presence!


Musicaljean said...

I saw her obituary on Lancasteronline. That is so awesome that she took such an interest in Ellen. What a special person.

Have fun on Friday morning!

Anonymous said...

My deepest sympathy in the loss of Aunt Mildred.

I know you will see wrapping paper in your sleep after a busy Friday.

Take care and enjoy your Thanksgiving.

Theresa said...

I am sorry for your Family's loss of this precious Aunt Mildred! She sure sounds like a sweet Lady with and warm heart! Hugs to all of you as you bid her farewell to her Heavenly home!

I can't imagine wrapping all of those gifts and them not going under my tree:)


Haddock said...

That is indeed a good photograph.
Some candid pictures turn out so well.