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December 2012 Newsletter

Aunt Rachel

In Memory of

Rachel J. Henley

September 6, 1919 – December 19, 2012

Of Jackson, passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at the age 93. She was preceded in death by her husband, Haskell Henley and daughter, Marilyn Seller. She is survived by her sons, Bob (Mary) Henley and Ronald Henley; son in-law, Bob Seller; grandchildren, Deb Hein, Bob Henley, Doug Henley, Teresa Dukes, Don Simmons, Tim Simmons and Kelsie Stevens; thirteen great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild as well as many nieces and nephews. She was born September 6, 1919 to Harry and Daisy Young in Jackson. Rachel was a proud homemaker; she enjoyed cooking, sewing and knitting. She had a strong faith in the Lord and was a Sunday school teacher, played the piano and participated in the choir at Sycamore Baptist Church.

This is part of the published obituary for my Aunt Rachel.  I’ll just add that she was a remarkable person and that I have many happy memories of time spent with her, Uncle Hass, and my cousins.  Aunt Rachel’s picture should be in the dictionary next to the word NURTURING.

Christmas was nice.  Aubrey and Carys, Meredith, and Paige & her little family were here.  Kids opened gifts and played.  We had too much delicious food.  We Skyped with Kay and her family and with Nikki .  Collin called on Christmas eve and JD called Christmas day..  We forgot to take pictures!

blizzard12-20-12   We had a blizzard on the 20th and 21st.  When all was said and done we got 20 inches of very wet and heavy snow.  Drifting was impressive.  It took Lee 2 days to dig us out and plow driveways and paths.

I spent a few days getting caught up on the farm books so Lee can meet with the accountant.  Yes, I know that I should do a better job of keeping up, but I tend to procrastinate on this job and play catch up every year.

Happy New Year family and friends.


Snow? Sure! How Much do you need?

This is Wisconsin.  The weather is easy to predict.  In winter it’s cold and snowy.  In summer it’s hot, humid, and buggy.  Guess what season this is….

We had a blizzard, which we shared with several other states.  It’s early for blizzards here, but we got it anyway.

I took a few pictures of the farm, after Lee had pushed snow out of all the paths, pens, and yards.  It took him a full day to get it all moved away, in seriously frigid conditions.  His reward for all of his hard work was to get out his snowmobile and go play in the same seriously frigid conditions.  The man is crazy!

I chose to stay in as much as possible, doing some Christmas baking (which warms up the house).

It’s going to be a long winter.

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