Monday, June 18, 2012


First of all, I would like to thank everyone who sent emails, cards, and left comments on my Blog regarding the passing of Dad. My quilting friends BRENDA, LINDA, SHIRLEY, MARY and MICHELLE sent me a lovely gift basket with cheeses, nuts, spreads, and even some chocolate. It is times like this that friends are so much appreciated, both online friends and real life friends. It has been a very hard last few days. Today would have been Dad's birthday, and yesterday Father's Day, but time will ease the pain. This is Kenya, Dad's cat. I brought her home with me on the plane. She travelled 3000 miles in the cargo hold of a 737 here to Ontario from British Columbia. She needed a home and my sisters could not take her as their animals weren't used to cats, so she has made herself at home with us. We joke about our farm...we call it "Last Chance Ranch" because of all of the critters we have adopted over the years.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Next Sunday will be Fathers' Day, but this year there will be no card to send. It will be different this year, instead, I will be remembering my Dad for the great father he was to me and my sisters. Last Saturday morning we lost Dad, he passed away just hours after I arrived in British Columbia to see him for the last time. I am dedicating this little poem to Dad. 
Ron Tapp, my Dad
June 18, 1930-June 9, 2012

The Broken Chain
I little knew that morning. God was going to call your name, 
In life I loved you dearly, in death I do the same. 
It broke my heart to lose you, you did not go alone, 
for part of me went with you, the day God called you home. 
You left me beautiful memories your love is still my guide, 
and though we cannot see you, you're always at my side. 
Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, 
but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again. 

Author  Ron Tranmer