"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman


Goodbye My Brother

Something truly awful happened yesterday afternoon. My wonderful brother-in-law, Chet, passed away. It was sudden. He and sis-in-law Diane were just settling down in a restaurant for his favorite meal, Fish and Chips, when he just-died. Doctors say a blood clot went into his heart and blocked his Aorta. What's especially ironic is that he'd just had a thorough physical 2 days before and was told he was in great health. He wouldn't die from a heart attack or stroke.

We are devastated. I don't know how I will live without Chet in my life anymore. I can't even comprehend it all. So, the blog is going to be set aside for a few days while we get about the business of mourning a truly great and wonderful man, Chester Arthur Park, who I am honored to call my brother.

Life is so fragile on this planet. Make sure you tell the people you love how much you do.

Take care


  1. Oh wow... I am so very sorry for your loss!! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!!

  2. Linda Jo, Doug, Dan and all of you...
    I am in total shock. Just not been
    on the computer much...but hit your blog tonite, as we hunted for you
    at the fair yesterday afternoon.

    Oh my heart aches for all of you..
    Will be in touch soon...
    Luv u all,

  3. I'm so sorry for your loss.

  4. I am so very sorry. Sending prayers for comfort and healing to you and your family.

  5. Oh, how awful! I'm so so sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers for strength and comfort.

  6. i am so sorry for your loss. you and your family are in my thoughts.

  7. So sorry for your loss!!

  8. Oh Linda Jo! I'm so sorry for your loss. Please accept my late but sincere sympathy.

  9. I'm so sorry for your loss.