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Friday, October 9, 2015


After the Alpaca Festival, I had great plans for regular blogging and dog fostering and such. The dog fostering happened. The collie pup, Prince Charming was a delight. I loved having him here.
Hiking with Gus at Mt. Gretna.
Did a weekend road trip to PA to visit our daughter. Prince was a great little traveler.
Then this happened. My mother, who has battled various cancers for the past ten years, entered hospice. Life stopped while we supported Dad. We hugged, we told stories, we teased each other, we slept bolt upright in chairs,and yes, we laughed and cried, always with one ear listening for the last labored breath, which came at 4pm on Saturday. So grateful to Coastal Hospice at the Lake, for the kindness and care they showed to all of us. 
Rest in peace, Mina Gunter. October 29, 1933- October 3, 2015.
Love to all. XO.


  1. I'm so sorry for your loss Mary. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  2. Mary, so sorry for your loss...please accept my sincere condolence...

  3. So sorry to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to you.


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