Making Memories

May 21, 2016 at 12:48 pm 2 comments

Yesterday when doing business at our bank and mentioning about my father’s death, our advisor expressed her condolences and something about making memories. She said,”You’re still making memories.” That’s so true. We’ve got many.

If all the photos that we collected over the years were put into a slide show, it would go on  quite awhile. Indeed, the one made for our father’s 90th birthday in January by my sister Kim was quite lengthy, but Dad enjoyed every minute of it on that day, soon after and even while he was in hospice.

I’m glad we recorded all we did on camera film and then digital. We have serious, proud and funny moments, for Dad was a kind fun-loving guy. And so today, I’ll share some from my collection which is considerably smaller, but still special.



The Tavistock Fall Fair when Dad drove the restored tractor in the parade


Mom and Dad’s wedding day


Member of the Nith Valley Singers for about 10 years (left, in front row)


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Dancing with my father at my daughter Adrienne’s wedding



Joining in the fun at our granddaughter’s birthday


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Dad walking with one of his great grandsons though the bush lot, as he did with us each spring



Dad and Mom, this past winter, saying goodbye, after a  visit with granddaughter and her small one


There are many so more, some at community events where Dad was active, beyond his own family and farm acreage, including the Tavistock Agricultural Society, the church we attended, and extended family gatherings. Too many to number. A life well lived, and a husband (for my mother), father, grandfather and great grandfather well loved.

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  • 1. Diana  |  May 21, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    What a great legacy, Carolyn. Beautiful pics. My Mom went to be with Jesus almost 4 years ago and quite regularly I find myself thinking, or even saying, “Mom would have loved this” Or “Mom, You would love this.” Little things trigger big memories. And it’s not bad even if it makes you teary-eyed. I enjoy those memories popping up. But I miss being able to give her a hug or a cup of tea. I’ll pray, “Lord, please give Mom a hug for me.” I believe he does. My condolences and encouragement to you, Carolyn. And what a blessing he was over 90 if I’ve read this right. And that you have all those pics. They’re great.

  • 2. Carolyn Wilker  |  May 21, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    Thank you for your kind reply, Diana. I’m sure we’ll be doing similar things. Such as after the service, “Dad would have loved that.”


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