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My Mom, Joanne

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Mom's Spark Friends,
Today I write with great sadness, to let you know my mom and best friend, Joanne Dichtas, has left our world to join her dear sister, Eleni. We will miss her company, voice, laughter and many talents but will keep her memories and our love for her forever in our hearts. She loved to look daily at her Sparks page and correspond with all her friends. She especially loved to tell me about her dear friends, Mani and Gloria. Thank You for being good friends to her and take good care of yourselves.

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NASFKAB 9/5/2014 5:42AM

  sorry for your loss hugs love & prayers for you all may she rest in peace

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TUTUNAN 9/3/2014 11:35AM

    We will miss her too. So sorry. emoticon

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TEENIEME3 9/3/2014 4:44AM

    So very sorry for your loss.

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GRANJERRY1 9/2/2014 8:34PM

    Sending warm hugs and prayers up for you Debra....

Deeply saddened to hear about Joanne. She was such a sweet heart and she always was so thrilled to have you with her.....even when she went in for her knee replacement.

I am so touched that she did speak about me to you....this technology is a wonderful thing and brings like minded people together. Will miss Joanne and our chats sorely...till we meet in heaven again.

My heart also goes out to your dad, with his health condition I am sure he will be finding it difficult to cope with the loss. Stay strong my dear child and be happy that your mom is free from suffering and is in a better place.

Hugs, Prayers & Blessings

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RURAL3 9/2/2014 5:30PM

    Debra, I am sorry to hear about your dear mom. She will be missed. I am sure that she and Eleni are making a lot of mischief up there. I pray for you and your family during this sad time. Carol

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SUNSHINEGB 9/2/2014 3:34PM

    I am so sad to hear about Joanne's passing. My sincere, deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your Mom.

I'm glad to know she spoke of me to you. I always looked for her "Hey There" blogs and had been wondering how she was doing the past while.

Thank you for letting us know. Debra, take care of yourself and let the happy memories of your mother sustain you in this sad time.

Hugs, Gloria xoxo

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My Mom, Joanne

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Dear Joanne's Spark Friends,
Mom asked me to send a note to all her friends to explain why you may not have recently heard from her lately.
Mom has been hospitalized since June 27th with kidney stone, sepsis, and additional problems that affected her heart and lungs. She spent 2 1/2 weeks in CCU on a ventilator a BPAP mask and against all odds and the power of prayer miraculously was moved out of CCU to a regular room. Even though she is not fully recovered and is battling other issues, last week she was transported to Bay Tree where she will receive therapy to once again be able to stand and walk. Hopefully, she will recover and once again be able to join all her dear Spark friends online.
Please continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers.
Her daughter,
Debra Salls

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GRANJERRY1 7/31/2014 4:32AM

    Dear Debra,

Thank you for sharing news about Joanne...I was also in bed rest for the past one week and not too active on SP. Please let Joanne know when you see her that I am praying for her and special thoughts coming her way. Give her a warm big hug from her Indian friend Mani.

Hope she heals soon and will be well enough to join us on SP soon.

Hugs, Prayers & Blessings

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ALLYALLYT 7/21/2014 12:39AM

    praying for a speedy recovery

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RURAL3 7/20/2014 10:44PM

    JOane,, I am so sorry you are not doing well. My prayers are with you. Hoping to hear from you soon.

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SUNSHINEGB 7/20/2014 6:39PM

    Debra, thank you for letting us know about Joanne. I'm sorry she's having these health problems and I hope she will soon be well enough to return home. Home is a great place to recuperate.
Tell her that Gloria says Hi and that I'm thinking of her and praying for her.
Thank you so much. Gloria

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Hey There

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The last visit to the vet cost me 96 dollars. I have to take her back today. Wonder what that will cost? She had a staff infection..
I have a vent to write. When will the hair styles change? The girl/women are peeking between/ around or through their hair hanging in their face trying to see. Now another , The bare boobs. Their upper clothing is made to open to the waist. What is next ,no upper clothes or none at all? I guess I am showing my "young" age. I guess most of the men like it. What is this telling us?
It is hot here and we MAY get some rain. We had a good rain a couple days ago,but, we need more in my area.
My hubby sleeps most of the day. He is up and down at night. I think I told you he has NPH and my getting to the later stages. He is forgetful ,short term memory.
Hello to all my net friends.

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GRANJERRY1 6/19/2014 8:55PM

    Hi JoAnne,

Fitting commentary on the way the young people dress. You rightly said it that our sensibilities at our age are different.

Sorry to hear about your DH.... well I am sailing in a similar boat

Hugs, Prayers & Blessings

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WIFE49 6/18/2014 2:26PM

    To each his own. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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Hey There

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Hello Everybody..
It is a very hot day here in my part of Florida. I live a mile from the Gulf Of Mexico. Sadly I don't get my share of rain. It is either racing to the gulf or inland from the gulf. I had to get out and water some plants today. I think I will start giving some away.
I am a little concerned about my pug. She has some black spots and is shedding a lot of her hair.So I guess I will visit a pet store with her tomorrow and see what they can tell me. The vet told me once not to worry about it,but, I feel there must be something to help the problem. Just to go through his door would be 50+ dollars. If any of you can tell me something,feel free.
I have been trying to get busy with my quilting. Got a good start. I have a bit of left over fabric from other quilts so I am using that. It may be a lot of color. HA!
I have a baby blanket ,crotchet,I call a hopeful blanket.
I hope everyone is having a good week.

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SUNSHINEGB 6/10/2014 6:56PM

    Hi Joanne. I can't tell you a thing about your pug but I do know how expensive the vet can be! I hope you find a solution to this problem and quick.

Hot here too, up in the 80's and seems much hotter with the humidity and no breeze.

You sure do some really nice things to fill in your time, would love to see pictures of some of your quilts/crochet.

Hugs, Gloria

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Hey There

Friday, June 06, 2014

Hello Everybody. I was thinking today about all the members of my family who spent time in the service.My G/Grandfather was in the Civil War, My father-in-law was in the world war 1, My father was in world war 2 ,in France and England during bombings, My hubby in WW 2 ,guess what, was stationed in Miami for his time 4 years in the navy,what a deal!My brother in Army was in Korea and Viatnam (SP)30 years in service, His son in Army 30 years, My G/son in Navy on the Harry S Truman. The planes left off his ship to bomb Irag. Thank God they all came home healthy.
The weekend is here again. It seems the days just fly by.
I am trying to get back into my quilting and crafts. I need to do something but wait on the hubby ,dog and house. I think it might help my nerves.
I am trying to keep my weight down. I weigh less than I have in 30 years. I go up a couple and down a couple. I want to lose and maintain.
Have a good weekend.

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GRANJERRY1 6/7/2014 6:57AM

    Joanne a salute to your family....I am sure you would be mighty proud about them.

My DH & Bro Joe to served in the WWII. Was stationed in Chittagong & the Dhaka.
My eldest brother's Grandson, just retired last year from the Indian Airforce - as a Wng Commander after 40 years of service to the mother land. Does make my heart swell with pride every time I meet my great-nephew.

I too keep my self busy with crocheting & knitting, just completed 2 little baby sweaters for my get-grt-grands - the new borns....

Have a lovely weekend emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUNSHINEGB 6/6/2014 6:51PM

    You really do have a patriotic family Joanne, that is awesome!

I think time speeds up as we get old(er), I can't believe how the days just zip right by us!

I'm happy it is weekend time and our weather is absolutely gorgeous here!

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