Sad News

I Lost My Mother

Two days after my last blog post my Mother passed away.  Since then I haven’t quite felt like blogging and I apologize for not keeping you up to date.  I just haven’t felt like it.  She was 91 at the time and we were very lucky to have her so long.  It was very fortunate I was in Southern California visiting relatives when she passed away.  You will really be missed Mom.

She used to always tell us to stop and smell the roses.  Her she is doing what she always loved.

Mom smelling the roses

A pic of her and my sister Bev at the San Juan Capistrano Mission.

mom at San Juan

We had a Memorial Service for her overlooking Dana Point Harbor.  It was a really nice service.


She will be greatly missed by us all.


With everything going on with my family I was not able to attend Quartzsite this year.  I really missed seeing everyone and will just have to catch up next year.

Back to the Mothership

I called Vince at Lazy Daze and he was able to fit me into their busy schedule to get some much need items repaired/replaced.  Vince was really great and did everything I needed done including replace the refrigerator, oven, toilet, kitchen faucet, and two new AGM house batteries, and ladder plus numerous small items that needed attention.  It sure was nice to get everything taken care of.

Still in SO CA

I am not sure when I will be leaving SO CA as there are some other things that I have to attend to, but once I do I will probably head to Yuma to get my rig washed and waxed plus see my Mexican dentist to have my teeth cleaned.

35 thoughts on “Sad News

  1. I’m sorry, Jim. My mother passed away two years ago. I know just how you feel.
    Take care.
    Ed & Carol

    On the bright side. See you at Q next year.

  2. Jim, so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. My condolences. Those are great pictures of her – looks like she had a lot of spirit.

  3. So sorry to hear of your loss. I too am lucky to still have my Mom with us… she is 91 too… will be 92 in September. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Martie & Steve

  4. Hi Jim and Chica. I’m very sorry to hear about your Mom. You picked a beautiful spot for her memorial service, and I love the photo of her smelling the roses.

    Take care.

    Lisa Tonks
    PS: I missed Q, too.

  5. Heartfelt hug extended to you and your family over your loss of your Mom. I lost my Mom in 2011.. and this downsizing this winter was the processing of her things. We will always miss our Mom, but the treasured memories live on. I too, will see you at the Q next year.

  6. Hi Jim,
    Sorry for the loss of your mom. She looks like a real sweetie. Hang on to those dear memories of times with her over the years.
    We are in Benson now at the SKP park. We will be in Yuma Feb 12-15 approximately. Hope to connect with you. May go to Algodones Friday 2/13. Take good care.
    Marti and Charlie

  7. Oh, Jim, so sorry to hear about your having lost your mother. I lost mine in 2009 at age 86, but she had had Alzheimer’s disease for the previous ten years and had not known me for a very long time. It was still very sad to lose her from this earth. Seems like one’s mother should always be there! ;->

    Virtual hugs,


  8. So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. That is always such a difficult time for families to go through. Happy that you were able to spend time with your family, and be there for them. Glad to hear you’ve gotten a lot of needed things done on the LD. We sold ours about a month ago, so now we will be traveling like we used to before we had Therapy. Some of our best trips were done driving our Toyota Sienna minivan. Looking forward to more.

  9. Jim, I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was right, you have to stop and smell the roses or else life passes you by. You will always carry many wonderful memories of her. Don’t worry about blogging at the moment…I understand only too well the emptiness of a loved one lost.

  10. Jimbo, so sorry about your loss but I am glad you were near. My mom is 91 also and so I try to cherish every moment. I’ll be thinking of you during this time. Your photos are very touching. Thanks for sharing with us all.

  11. When I got here to Roger’s Acres and you weren’t here, I learned of your loss. I’m so sorry – but was glad you were there and able to visit with your mom a couple of times before she died. I got a kick out of the photo you posted of her all bundled up on one of your visits, with mittens on her hands and the purse on her lap. Reminded me of my mom who is 92 and has had dementia for years. You’re right, it’s very sad news. We missed you here at Quartzsite and look forward to seeing you next year, if not before. Take care, Jimbo, my thoughts are with you and your family.

  12. Sad to hear about your mother passing. Found memories should help you through this time. Missed you at the Q, and hope to see you on the road again sometime.

  13. Jim,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your mother passing away. My thoughts are with you and your family. Your mother passed along great, everyday advice…you have to stop and smell the roses…a lesson we should all try to learn! Again, I would like to send my deepest condolences.

  14. Oh it seems like a lot of friends and people I know have lost loved ones in past week along with people too young being stricken with serious diseases. I have enjoyed your blog a lot since last summer and feel for you in your loss of your mother. 91 is a good long run and at outer limits if human life expectancy. You should feel lucky at being blessed with her presence for so long. I am still so sorry for your loss Laurel Williams

  15. Jim,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. It is wonderful though that you were all lucky to have her such a long time. I was not as fortunate as you, I lost my mother 17 years ago and did not have the opportunity to spend much time with her for many years prior as she suffered Alzheimers. I can understand why you did not blog, I missed hearing from you, but now I fully understand, Iook forward to following yours and Chica’s future adventures in your upcomming blogs.


  16. Jim, I’m so sorry to learn about the loss of your mom. It must give you comfort to know that you were able to see her before she passed. I love the photos you posted of her–her smile is gorgeous & she certainly had a positive attitude about life. Take good care. We hope to meet you at Q next year.

  17. Jim, hugs from me. It really is hard to lose our parents but there is just something about losing a Mom that really hurts. I’m glad you have such wonderful memories of her. We missed you in Q but hopefully we’ll see you before too long.

  18. So sorry to hear the news about your mom. Mine passed away in 2005 two weeks before her 93rd birthday. I used to call her every night after her show Wheel of Fortune was over. Couldn’t pre-emp Vanna you know, lol. She’d always answer with, “Hi, Baby…how was your day…I love you…” God, I miss that. I can’t watch WOF anymore. Your mom loves you…warts and all no matter what. She may not agree with you but she still loves you.

    Again, I’m so sorry for your loss.

    Cat Lady

  19. Our sincere condolences, Jim. We have say good bye one day to our parents but it is always too early .
    So fortunate that you had some more days together before her passing away. Take care.

  20. Mary and I would like to express our deepest condolences about the loss of your mom. I remember in Quartzsite a few years ago, looking out my window and seeing you walking around the area with your open laptop. You seemed to be talking to it. Later, when I asked you about it, you said you were showing your mother what Roger’s 1/2 Acres looked like via scype! I was pretty impressed by that.

    All our best,
    Dave & Mary

  21. So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. It sounds like like she enjoyed a good, long life.
    May the love you felt for one another and the good memories dwell in your heart forever.

  22. My sincere sympathy over the loss of your dear mother. I have followed your blog for more than 2 years and know you are a very loving and dedicated son. Your mother was surrounded with the love of her children. You are very lucky to have a woman of her caliber for your mother. I know she will be very much missed.
    Your friend, Linda

  23. So sorry to hear of your loss Jim. It’s hard losing anyone, Mom’s seem even worse. I lost my Mom a couple of years ago. She spent her last two gears in Hospice at my Costa Mesa house.
    Hearing you mention places like the mission made me a little homesick. I lived a couple of miles from the mission San Juan Capistrano for about fifteen years before moving to East Costa Mesa. I am headed back there today for a month stay to visit family and friends.
    Take care.

  24. Jim, we have been out of computer communication for a few weeks, so I just saw this. So sorry about your mother. I’m glad you were in the area and the location for the service was beautiful. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Tami & Clay

  25. Jim, I am so sorry to read this. I saw you were in California, but I hadn’t read why. I am so far behind on my reading. It’s rough to loose someone so close, You and your family will be in my prayers,

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