Sunday, July 31, 2016

RIP Fred

What a shock when Paul called Larry on Friday to say that Fred died overnight.  They had just spoken and were going to have lunch on Tuesday.  Instead on Tuesday we went to his wake and shared dinner with his wonderful family.

He had a military funeral honors ceremony including the folding and presenting of the flag, the playing of Taps and a 3 gun salute.

Here are some pictures we had from when Fred visited us at The Villages in 2012.

This is the official obit

Frederick J. Wagner Jr.

Hilton: July 22, 2016. Predeceased by his 1st wife, Marilyn. Survived by his wife, Susan; children, Kathy (Mark) Sydor, Doug (Mary) Wagner, Mike (Mary) Wagner, Patti (Tom) Thompson, Paul (Lisa) Wagner and step-son, Alex Hackett; grandchildren, Aaron, Stephen, Catherine, Peter, Jared, Zach, Jane, Scott, Jackie & Adam; sister, Jean (Anthony) Luciano; sisters-in-law, Linda (Richard) Vandenberg and Mary Roessel.

Friends may call Tuesday, 3-7 PM at the Funeral Home, 777 Long Pond Rd. (between English and Latta). Funeral Mass, 10:00 Wednesday at St. Pius the Tenth Church (Chili Ave.). Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Friends wishing may contribute to the Epilepsy-Pralid Foundation, Inc., 1650 South Ave., Rochester, NY 14620.
Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on July 24, 2016- See more at:

Thursday, July 28, 2016

First Dental Procedure

Well, I was going to have my half tooth pulled as my first procedure at the Eastman Dental clinic today.  Half tooth, what's that?  That's the half of the tooth that was left after my bridge was removed when I had to have 2 teeth extracted this winter in Florida.  However, since I had taken 6 alendronate (generic Fosamax) pills over the previouse 12 weeks (one every other week) I have to wait 2 months.  Back when I had a tooth pulled around 2007 there was a conern about Fosamax and tooth extractions, then 2 years later when I had another tooth pulled the concern was gone.  Well it seems that since 2014 the concern is back again.  I went there already knowing this.

Since I'm having issues with this tooth and we're going to be out of the country for almost a month before the two month critical period passes I had a procedure done to take out any living material in there.  It wasn't exactly a root canal.  The dentist had to go into my tooth with these tiny little files and dig out whatever was in there.  It was a very tedious procedure and his assistant was washing with some bleach stuff as he did it, therefore the precautions they took in the set-up so that none of the material would touch any other part of me.

Don't I look cute?

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Purse Crazy

I am an addict.  I must admit it.  I get sucked into something and I can't stop,  The only thing that saves me is I am also ADD so I get bored after awhile and move on to some other addiction.  For the past two weeks it was purses.  I wanted to make two purses.  One for Margie and one for me and I wanted to make them using jeans pockets.  But then I wanted to find the perfect purse pattern and had to keep trying new ones.  I still have one more that I want to make but then I will move on to my next obsession - painting.  Or am I just trying to postpone that memoir that I want to write.

Anyway here are the purses I've done so far.

 The last one I did is reversible but too small for what I want.  The final purse I'm going to make is going to be reversible but the size of the other ones.  Not in denim - using some fabric I have left over from other things.