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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Friday, January 15, 2021

A Year Already

Resting in Peace 


A year ago today, George passed away. I think about him everyday in one way or another, especially  what we were going to have for supper.

He was an awesome inspiration to everyone he met and also people who followed this blog. He will be remembered by his patience in answering questions, his optimism, calm demeanor, willingness to tackle anything, his willingness to help anyone who needed it, his positive attitude, his cooking skills and most of all his infectious smile. He lived his life to the fullest. 

A different year for me without him. Making the decision to sell our home was easy and tough. I know he knew that I would sell it as we had talked about this several times over the years. I just didn't feel that I could hook up the car to the RV and especially not being comfortable driving it. Over the years I have admired several single women who travelled by themselves and the challenges they had. As we went through major cities with construction, I would almost cringe since the lanes seemed so narrow. He made it look so easy. We both loved our 13 years of full timing. We got to live our dream.

George, you know that I love and always will. You are the love of my live. You are so missed.

Thanking in advance of your comments.

I will see you down the road, then we can be On The Road Again.

51 comments:

  1. What a beautiful tribute and remembrance! George will not soon be forgotten especially by those of us who knew him vicariously through his blog. We wish you the very best always Suzie. Thank you for sharing the anniversary with us.

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    1. You are right. He will not be forgotten.

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  2. Suzie ... big virtual hugs. Both of you inspired me to be a better person.
    Liana

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  3. A very nice tribute Sue... thinking of you today. {{hugs}}
    Kim

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  4. His infectious smile, knowledge and wit are definitely missed.
    Hoping you continue moving ahead in a different lifestyle.
    Be Safe!

    It's about time.

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    1. I will continue moving ahead as that is his wish.

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  5. Beautiful beautiful post Suzie♥️ We miss him sooo much! He would be soo proud of you xoxo

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  6. Thanks for sharing your loving memories 💕🤗

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  7. Beautifully written Suzie. George is missed by everyone he touched.

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  8. Suzie, that was absolutely beautiful. He (and you) sure inspired us in our 'new' lifestyle and was all those things you mentioned. We will continue to miss him as we travel south, his name will come up often. :) That's a beautiful thing.
    Your life has indeed changed, sooner than expected but you are stronger than maybe you thought and are making strides to stay that way. Sending heaps of virtual hugs, my friend. 👐💗

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    1. Yes, I am making strides. Usually strong.

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  9. Beautiful tribute. Never met him or you but I feel like I know you from reading your blog. Take care.

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  10. “Just because I can!”
    😀

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  11. George will be missed, but he would be proud of you. How you have handled what needed to be done and how you are living your life fully. Hugs.

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    1. Living my fully is the only way he would have wanted. Going forward each day.

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  12. What a beautiful tribute to George. I didnt get to know him but I feel I have in some small way through you. I always enjoy hearing the memories you two created. Your life has change, but your memories never will as long as you continue to share them. Please know that you have new friends here at 105 Oxford St. that care for you and will always be there for you.

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  13. Sorry the above post was from s.gloor57@gmail.com

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  14. Susie that is a great tribute. George touched our lives briefly when we met only twice in our travels. However, we felt we knew him and you, Suzie, already because of his blog. His legacy will live on and so will his delicious recipes. We hope you will stay in touch and keep the blog going. All the best!

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    1. Thanks. I will continue with the blog. It is something he wanted me to do.

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  15. What a lovely tribute to the love of your life.
    We think of you and George often especially now that we are in the Quartzsite area. George truly was special and his smile was the best. I cannot imagine anyone who met him not remembering that smile. We only spent a short amount of time together parked out in the desert but the great memories of those times will live forever. Sending lots of hugs your way. See you down the road.

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    1. Thanks for the hugs. I've been following your travels. I'm sure we would be in the Quartzsite area at this time. Enjoy Quartzsite and stay safe.

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  16. A fine tribute Suzi. A few weeks ago I read some of George's final posts knowing it was January 15th he passed away. I think of George from time to time and some of those sayings he had. He had such a positive attitude all the time and that always amazed me. I remember him best from the time you two dropped in to see us in Congress Arizona. I remember the Jeep rides we took up into the Weaver Mountains and out into the desert. I think George was one of a kind and its too bad there are not more people like him with the kind of personality he had. All the best to you Suzi.........

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    1. Thanks Al. I saw your blog this morning and I know where the picture you shared was from the time we visited you in Congress. It was really nice to spend some quality time with you and Kelly.

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  17. I am reacting much as you are. I think of Norma (who I lost 22 months ago, almost daily. Mostly happy thoughts now and like you, often at meal times when I sometimes talk to her out loud, asking what I should make to eat. I am inspired by many items from George's recipes which he was always so willing to share. I have not sold the motorhome even though I have used it only once since Norma died, it simply is not as much fun RVing alone although many singles have found a way to make it work.

    I always enjoy hearing from you Suzy! We did not get together near often enough when George and Norma were alive. They had very similar adventurous spirits. Maybe they have found a campfire to sit around and exchange stories!

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    1. I haven't talked out loud to George, at least not yet. It would be awesome if they found a campsite.

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  18. Suzy, this was such a beautiful tribute for a wonderful man. I'm so glad you still check in with us once in awhile. We love hearing from you.

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    1. I will post once in a while. I don't have enough to say on a daily basis.

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  19. OH Suzie, this was so beautiful and well written. I'm happy that you write something every now and then.
    I'm happy you and George decided on this wonderful place you are living at, you seem to be happy and doing what you need to do. Continure to take care of yourself and your happiness

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    1. I have made some great people here. A few of us got together yesterday afternoon and raised a glass to George.

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  20. I knew today marked the one-year anniversary of George's passing and I could not help but think of you and how you were handling it. I read a lot of blogs but there are some that just stand out and stay with you and yours is one of those.

    George will always be remembered for all the reasons you mention by his family, friends, and blog readers who like me never had the honor to meet you both in person but through your blog feel like we did.

    Please take care of yourself and thank you for continuing with the blog. Sending a big Cyber hug your way.

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    1. Thanks for the cyber hug. I will continue with the blog respecting George's wishes.

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  21. I miss seeing him on that tractor mowing the lawns. Think of him often.

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    1. Haha. I'm sure he misses mowing the lawn.

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  22. Beautiful tribute to a very nice man. Thinking of him here in Quartzsite. Glad you are doing so well.

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    1. This is the time of year we would be in Quartzsite. In 2006, our first year, George knew that we were going to Quartzsite as he had read so much about it. We enjoyed the area every year.

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  23. I only know you two through the blog. It was always fun to see what was on the grill. I hope you keep posting and maybe someday soon you may want to rent a small rv and take a trip. An old but true cliche, "Like the sands of time, so are the days of our lives".

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    1. Will have to wait and see about renting and RV.

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  24. Lovely words spoken from your heart. I love that final sentence highlighted in red. When the time is right you will be together yet again. It has been quite the year for you, yet you have moved forward and met others, learned new skills and are cooking now. George will always be in your heart and of course your memories. He is missed not only by yourself and his family but by his many many friends including all of his blog readers. None of us will ever forget him. Colin and I were so fortunate to have spent time with you both that one winter on the Isla, about eleven years ago. Many hugs my friend

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  25. We both enjoyed our time on the Isla as well and meeting new people there.

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