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It is with heavy heart that I report the passing of my father Charles S. Welch.

Grill Master Chuck at Work

Grill Master Chuck at Work

Yesterday morning my father died peacefully in his sleep. This past week has been a whirlwind of family and friends sharing together with dad. He was in good spirits joking as usual right up until he fell asleep on Sunday night.

Chuck with his Chair cushion

Chuck with his Chair cushion I made for him

He was at peace with his final journey and I was so glad he spent his final days in hospice care. The entire staff made it easier for him and our family. I cannot thank the team at the Leo Center for Caring enough.

Visitation will be Friday, January 30th at Paul W. Harris Funeral Home in Irondequoit, NY from 4 – 7 PM and a memorial service will be held Saturday, January 31st at Seneca United Methodist Church beginning at 2 PM.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Seneca United Methodist Church, 121 Scholfield Rd., Rochester, NY 14617; Project Glory Home, C/O Annie’s Angels 1500 Portland Ave. Rochester, N.Y. 14621; CRU 508 Dewey Street Royal Oak, MI 48067 or give online; Leo Center for Caring, 1500 Portland Ave. Rochester, N.Y. 14621.

Thank you so much for all the words of caring we have received over this past week. Knowing so many of you were think of and praying for my father has meant a lot to me.

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Hi everyone it’s Millie & Walter here. We have been absent from Blogville for the past week because our mom has been away from home most of the day everyday (and she doesn’t work!). Some of you may have heard from the POTP blog that our Grandpa is very sick. We thought we would give you a brief update and maybe for some of you this would be the first you are hearing of it.

Grandpa your moustache tickles!

Grandpa your moustache tickles!

Our Grandpa was admitted to the hospital a week ago and our mom has been spending her days visiting with him and family. At first it appeared to be a recurrence of the internal bleeding he suffered in September but it was discovered he has very advanced terminal cancer.

A kiss for Grandpa

A kiss for Grandpa

Today he was moved to hospice care at the Leo Center for Caring a part of the St. Ann’s Community. Our mom says this is a wonderful facility and it is the perfect place for what our Grandpa needs right now. Mom says that pets are allowed to visit but she doesn’t think we have the right manners for a visit and that Grandpa is very fragile at this time.

Please cross your paws and keep our Grandpa and our family in your thoughts and prayers. We love our Grandpa very much and are very sad that we will never be able to see him again.

Mom is trying to read your blogs and says it has been a good distraction from all the chaos and sadness of this past week but hasn’t been able to comment much since she is reading on her Kindle. Thank you all for your understanding of our absence at this time.

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It’s been a cold and snowy winter so far. Here are a couple of shots of Lake Ontario taken from Webster Park a couple of years ago. If you ventured to the park this year you would see much of the same. This is what a “Lake Effect” snow band looks like as it approaches the shore.

Winter Storm

Winter Storm

Mute Swans and Storm Clouds

Mute Swans and Storm Clouds

We are participating in the Black & White Sunday blog hop.

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We aren’t sure if we have received everyone’s stamps so if you still have some to send just leave us a comment so we can keep our eyes out for them.  If you need our mailing address just leave a comment. We will be collecting stamps all year so if you already sent us your stamps start collecting for next year. Feel free to send them on any time when you have more than you want.

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All photo’s in today’s post courtesy of Charlie.

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A few weeks ago we received over a foot of snow. These are a few pictures of Walter having fun!

Retrieving a Thrown Snowball

Retrieving a Thrown Snowball

Dashing through the snow Hey I have upright ears!

Dashing through the snow
Hey I have upright ears!

I know that snowball is in here somewhere!

I know that snowball is in here somewhere!

We are participating in the Black & White Sunday blog hop.

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Now our little reminder. Don’t forget to start sending us your stamps (some of you already have so thanks). Just leave a comment if you need our mailing address. We will be collecting stamps all year so if you already sent us your stamps start collecting for next year. Feel free to send them on any time when you have more than you want.

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All photo’s in today’s post courtesy of Charlie.

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Hi everyone it’s Millie & Walter here. Today we are honoring our second Mayor Emeritus of Blogville, Miss Madi, by sharing our boxes with her. If you know any cat you know how they love boxes. We looked around our house and came up with the perfect box for Madi.

Millie Walter - with box for Madi

We think this box says it all about Miss Madi. Even though we have never met her in the furs we bet she is soft and we know from her blog she sure is a crafty cat.

Millie - sniffing boxMiss Madi will love this box. It is very roomy and she can easily hide in there for hours of enjoyment.

Walter checking inside boxIf you want Miss Madi we can even add some holes for you to look out.

Soft and Crafty Box detailsWe wanted to give you a close up of the box so you all can see what it says. We think many of those check boxes fit our Madi well. We know she has “superior resiliency”, we have seen that her furs have a “smooth consistency” and we know you are “unconditionally guaranteed” to have a good time when you visit her blog.

Sarge is hosting Madi’s Box Bash at his blog so be sure to hop on over there to see all the other boxes people have given to Madi. Thanks again Miss Madi for your great work as our Mayor for the past two years.

P.S. We apologize to all our readers that receive our post in an email for the empty post you received earlier. That’s what happens when your secretary starts to work on a post, schedules it to post, and then never comes back to work on it. Sorry Sarge but our mom deleted that first post and unfortunately your comment with it.

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Hi everyone it’s Walter here. We are well into 2015 but I wanted to let you know how our final Christmas Card count for 2014 turned out.

Official Christmas Card Picture for 2014

Official Christmas Card Picture for 2014

We sure ended the year with lots of cards. You all did a great job in filling up our wall. Thanks for everyone that sent us one either through snail mail or by e-card. We printed all of those out too. So here are the final totals:

Millie & Walter

42 Snail Mail cards

22 e-cards

Total Card Count – 64

Mom & Dad

14 8

Final card count board

Mom keeps a white board with the current tally on it. The parents got a few more legitimate cards since my last report but dad tried to slip a couple of totally bogus ones in. Let me show you what I mean.

Exhibit A - New Year's Card from Driveway Sealer?

Exhibit A – New Year’s Card from Driveway Sealer?

Seriously?! First it is a New Year’s card which isn’t really a bad thing (we know some of our Blogville friends did send us New Year cards), but this one is from the guys that seal our driveway. Like we said before, cards from businesses don’t count. This last one was a real stretch.

What The Heck?!!!

Exhibit B – What The Heck?!!!

Dad tried to doctor this junk mail from American Express into a Holi-Day card. What the Heck?!!! Come on dad you really are taking this a bit too far. Millie and I just shook our heads and walked away and then made sure this so called card ended up where it belonged…in the trash!

Thanks to everyone for sending us your stamps. We have heard from a few of you that some are still on their way. If you need our mailing address just ask in the comments.

Mom wanted to let everyone know that if you want to save stamps all year you can send them to us whenever you feel you have a big pile and don’t want them around any more. That is how we got the picture of the stamps below. Those were all the stamps we collected during the past year after we sent our Christmas stamps in. We are going to make a new tab at the top of this page with all the information soon.

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Thanks again to everyone that sent us a Christmas card this year and for all those stamps.

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Hi everyone it’s Walter here. Today we are showing you some more pictures from our favorite corner in the house. You can often find Millie and I here after we have had a good round of zoomies in the back yard.

Millie is hogging most of the sun puddle.

Millie is hogging most of the sun puddle.

Millie’s butt sure makes a good pillow.

I sure hope Millie doesn't toot!

I sure hope Millie doesn’t toot!

This sure is a nice quiet corner to relax. In case you are wondering there is also a foam pad under the quilt.

Now our little reminder. Don’t forget to start sending us your stamps (some of you already have so thanks). Just leave a comment if you need our mailing address. We will give an update on our final card count on Monday.

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