Eastbound on IL 64

Illinois 64
Pentax K10D, 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SMC Pentax-DA AL

We lost Margaret’s mom last week. The funeral was yesterday.

JoAnne Joyce was 90. She wasn’t ill; it was just her time. She leaves behind a husband of 63 years, eight children, 25 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

Margaret and I got away last weekend, impromptu. We drove straight to her hometown of St. Charles, Illinois. We saw the house she grew up in, and we walked the town’s lovely main street. It was good to reconnect with her past as she faces a future without her mom.

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6 responses to “single frame: Illinois 64”

  1. Greg Clawson Avatar
    Greg Clawson

    I am so sorry for your family’s loss Jim.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thanks, Greg.

  2. J P Avatar

    It is funny, no matter how much you expect it and think you’re ready for it, the death of someone close still hits hard. Or at least deaths of that sort have in my life. We are deeply sorry for loss you both are going through.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thank you Jim. The funeral mass was of deep comfort.

  3. DougD Avatar

    I’m sorry Jim and Margaret. What a blessing to be 90 and not ill, but no matter a loved one’s age, it still sucks when they go.

    Nice that you both could get some time away.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      JoAnne was loved all the way through her dying weeks and funeral. I’ve never seen anything like it. But it was still hard to say goodbye.

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