In Georgia’s Kitchen


This is what Georgia’s kitchen looks like these days.

Georgia died three years ago. As those of you who’ve been here know, her son–my cousin Mark–passed away in July, suddenly. These days, his wife Sheryl is working hard to get Georgia’s house renovated. It’s been sitting empty for three years. It’s been a big cleanout just to get this far, and much more work remains to be done, but I’ve been over there quite a bit helping Sheryl. More on that in future posts!

Meanwhile, Sheryl is doing well and appreciates all the kind words and thoughts for her in this difficult time. Many of you have asked also about Rodney. After a five-week stay in the hospital following a traumatic vehicle accident on the job, they finally let him back out in the real world! He’s recovering, and has a long road to getting back to walking again and is not able to work at this time, but he’s doing well also–and thank you for asking!


  1. Joell says:

    Hello Suzanne, it is so nice to see you are back again. I am so happy to here that Rodney is doing well, and that Sheryl is getting along as well. I can’t believe it has been 3 years since Georgia passed, time is going so fast now days. Will the house still stay in the family? I hope so. I know we have all been thinking about you and hoping the best for you, hopefully things will turn around now for you and your family.
    You have been sorely missed.

  2. Grandma Zee says:

    So glad Rodney is doing better, and Sheryl is coming along, it is not an easy road, losing a loved one.
    It is nice to hear from you again and hope you are taking care of yourself also.

  3. GrammieEarth says:

    So glad to hear from you Suzanne. I can only imagine how chaotic your life is right now. Glad to hear Rodney is on the mend, and that Cheryl is doing “ok”. <3

  4. yvonnem says:

    I agree with Joelle, it is hard to believe it has been three years since Georgia passed. I’m sure keeping busy and renovating Georgia’s house has helped Sheryl deal with the passing of Mark. Again, I’m so sorry for your family’s loss.

    I’m so glad to see your post today. I know you’ve been through a very difficult time. I’m sorry Rodney has such a long way to go yet, but glad he is out of the hospital.

    Thank you for updating us, and please take care! :heart:

  5. beforethedawn says:

    Glad to hear people are doing better. Praying for Rodney’s recovery and for Sheryl too. I’ve been wondering how things were going. I can’t believe it’s been 3 years since your sweet Georgia passed, I loved your stories about her. I hope you are taking good care of yourself too!

  6. Old Geezer says:

    Welcome back! Good to see a fresh post. It means some form of normality is returning. D and I are sorry for your recent troubles, but applaud your strength to carry on.

  7. melonhead says:

    Good to see you posting again. Hope everyone continues to recover in their own way and their own time. Hang in there!

  8. dl30f0dls says:

    Suzanne, I’m so glad to see you posting again! I can only imagine how difficult these past weeks have been for you with losing Mark and Rodney’s accident. I wish him a steady recovery. Hang in there, and keep posting! You’ve been missed.

  9. dl30f0dls says:

    So glad to see you back and posting again! Wishing Rodney steady, forward progress in his recovery.
    Keep posting, you’ve been missed!

  10. Louise says:

    So very good to hear from you. You and your family are in my prayers daily. Thank you for the update. Love to you and your family.

  11. Pat says:

    It’s good to hear from you, Suzanne; the update is appreciated. Glad Rodney is home and Mark’s family is managing. Prayers continue for all of you.

  12. jodiezoeller says:

    I’ve missed you, but I’ve been busy job hunting since May 1. My thoughts and prayers are with Sheryl and you and your families. A sudden death is very hard because you had no time to say good-bye. It was like that with my husband 2 years ago. There are no good words to say to Sheryl and her family other than we are thinking of you. I’m glad to hear that Rodney is doing better. I hope you and the farm critters are good too. I hope you’ll have time to give some farm updates soon. Big Hugs from Texas. Yes, I had family in harms way in Houston but fortunately they all live north of Houston where there was less flooding. I’m in the Dallas area so no impacts here.

  13. CATRAY44 says:

    Peaking in to see how you are doing. God bless you all.

  14. Louise says:

    Hello Suzanne. Just checking in to see how you are doing. I hope things are getting better. I check every day to see if you have posted an update. Miss you bunches. Louise

  15. yvonnem says:

    Doing my daily check and hoping you post soon. Sure miss you and hope you are ok.

  16. Louise says:

    Hey Suzanne, Just checking on you. I am concerned. Please update us when you can. I hope everything is ok.

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