Crater Lake National Park

Moments from home for a girl that grew up in Bend, Oregon. I could count on one hand the number of times that Lori and I had visited Crater Lake together, each trip similar and yet unique, partly because we were never able to go around the full rim of the crater…we were always controlled …

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North Cascades National Park

Today was the second visit to a National Park on the journeys for Lori. Lodie, Dana, Todd, Addie and I journeyed up to Mount Baker. Had to get Shuksan in the background because Baker was shrouded in clouds. Then lunch a North Fork. A great day of remembering and sharing laughter.

Because of the Love

People will enter our lives, And we will enter theirs. For a period… Not always ours To control. We will love them With everything we have, And with new love We didn’t know We were capable of giving Until they came along. Sometimes though Loving them is not enough And we must let them go— …

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The Day Would Come

This is the box that I will keep part of Lori’s ashes in (the rest will get scattered). The box was created in the traditional Bentwood style by a Coast Salish artisan. Represented is an eagle–one of Lori’s favorite creatures. These are my rings, which will one day be joined by hers…hopefully…but that is another …

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