Sunday, April 15, 2018

Mom, 1927 - 2018

My mom passed away last week.  She had been very sick since last Oct.  She's had health problems for several years and she just continued to get worse.  We didn't want to blog about it but that's why my blogging has sort of trickled down in the last few months.  I was taking care of her here in the motorhome.  She spent some time in the Mayo Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, from there they moved her to a hospice unit but once she got there she got better so we moved her to an assisted living home for a few weeks.  But we wanted her home so we moved her back to the rv.  She passed in the rv under the care of hospice, in the Phoenix area.  

Mom loved to travel, she would read maps and atlases and chose our routes.  She was game for anything and willing to go anywhere.  She was the navigator and I was the driver.  I treasure every minute of these last few years we had together on the road.  We had a blast and I'll miss her very much.

1927 - 2018

What's next for me you ask?  I'm going to continue to rv but will take a break from blogging.

See you down the road.

Evie, Bubba and Missie


  1. Take your time. Time to heal. Time to remember. Time to grieve. I am so glad I got to spend time with your Mom, she was a special lady. Sending you lots of love and a big ole hug <3

  2. Evie, I'm so, so sorry for your loss. You and your mom had a chance to spend some really special time together RVing, and you did it so well. Thank goodness for that. Be good to yourself now as you remember all the great times you had with your mom, the great places you traveled together, and - we bloggers are so fortunate - all the great posts and photos documenting your time on the road together. May your mom rest in peace. 💕

  3. Evie, I'm so sorry to read this, but so happy that you got to spend so much quality time with your mom these past couple of years and living life to its fullest. I am certain this time you gave her was perhaps one of the greatest gifts of her life, and likely made her transition to the next realm that much easier.

    I began full-time RVing after my mom died in 2013 (after we had spent a few wonderful extended RV road trips together in the previous years). She gave me the courage to quit my job and follow my dreams! Last year, I had to give up full-time RVing due to cancer, and now am in hospice back in Chicago. I miss my RV and full-timing tremendously, but face my final days now with complete peace and serenity because I know I "got to live my dream" these past few years. Many people never get that opportunity! I have a feeling your mom probably felt the same way.

    May this special time of remembrance bring peace and strengthened bonds to you and your loved ones.

  4. I am so sorry for your loss. Take care of yourself and we’ll be here when you decide to come back.

  5. sending love and hugs-you know I understand all too well the loss of a Mom let alone the others-you are welcome any time you want to come-we will plug you in and give you a hose and peace and quiet and all the benefits the farm can offer you-we hope you take us up on it! I will never forget Joy nor the time you spent with me after Larry died-I still remember that lovely house in Santa Cruz not to mention the beaches we walked-how healing they were to me and of course the love you shared so generously with me for so many years (can you believe we met in 1969?)love you always Tricia (and Tom)