Memories of Bill and Anna Mae Fuller

2014

photo from Ohio Driver's License

~~~~~B&AMF~~~~~

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I wake up every morning looking at theses pictures. My dad 's photo on his Ohio driver's license and  my mom on her birthday.  My mom had them put in frames and they were in her kitchen on the wall. When Lei Ann moved in I brought them over here to my house and they are on my wall. I love and miss you both so much. Just being able to see you everyday makes the day more bearable. Waiting on 2014 and wondering what the year will bring. I know it will be ten years without my dad and four years without my mom.  With God's help, I will survive.

~~~~~B&AMF~~~~~

 

2014

from Margaret, Lei Ann, Albert, Mary, Terrance, Jalita and Lazarus
we miss you.

~~~~~B&AMF~~~~~

January 4, 2013
There is snow, so much snow, not as much as some years but now that I am older, any snow seems to be too much. Kids were outside yesterday while Ryan was shoveling a path from your house to mine.

He seems to be an ok person. He is cleaning the house and Lei Ann says making it look better. I haven't been over there, I will wait to be invited.
The first night they stayed there, Lei Ann called me in the morning  because she said it was cold in the house and something was wrong with the furnace. I said did you go down in the basement or did you just call me? Well she called me back and said that Ryan turned on the light to the basement and the furnace kicked in, I laughed I said  "my dad is messing with you". She said, "see that is why I don't want to stay here". I said "Lei Ann, your Grandparents love you, they would never do anything to hurt you" She watches too many American Horror Stories.  I welcome the spirits of my loved ones in this house. There is so many times I have called out your name and you helped me with a situation I am not afraid of you being here.. I know my grandpa is in this house I live in, its his house and I respect it.  She learns to respect that house and she can have a good life there.
I talked to Ryan, he said  he feels good about the house. He says there's a lot of LOVE there. He told me when he was walking up to the back door to put their stuff inside and walked back out, he said he thought someone said "Will you shut the shutters". He just reached over and shut them. He laughed, he said he knew no one was there but he felt something there. The back porch and driveway was so full of snow, he just started shoveling a path. He said he didn't know why, he just figured he should.  I told him that was probably you dad, and not to be afraid. He said he is going to see to it that the house is kept clean and make the repairs it needs.  Yes, I feel good about him being there.

 
I saw this  poem on Facebook. I made this graphic just for you.


Miss you Mom and Dad

 

Yes, I did go over to the house. He definitely had your help. There are curtains in-between each of the rooms like you used to do. The fridge is next to the door where you had your old one. I was worried about the electrical plug because it is connected to the outside light, but remembered we had it grounded when we updated the house in 2011.Your hope chest is along the inside wall of their bedroom and all your pictures and albums are arranged inside. Ryan said he enjoyed looking at them with Lei Ann. It gave him a good idea of the family we are. The kids are sleeping in your bedroom and your dressing room has the loveseat and TV and toys in it. And its clean!

 

~~~~~B&AMF~~~~~

 

January 17, 2014
Waiting for Olive to come pick me up. I am going to her house to make a wreath for the cemetery. She has a lot of materials and said we can make them for Valentine's Day since we couldn't get out there for Christmas and New Years because of the snow.

A green Styrofoam circle covered with white Duct Tape Added red flowers and heart ribbons Olive added red heart ribbon and red flowers
and a "To My Valentine heart."

And we went to the cemeteries

Love you

 
Feb. 1, 2014
New month and I am thinking of you both today.  Got the taxes, have no way of paying them. Wish I would have been more cautious of your money. I look back over the last ten years and I made so many mistakes. I am sorry Dad. Things you entrusted to me are gone and I feel so stupid. If only my children cared about our family and what you worked so hard to build. But I can't blame them, I was the adult and I should have made better choices. Well, they will have to build their own and in this day and age its going to be hard. Me, I am just waiting for my time to join you. I miss you both.

~~~~~B&AMF~~~~~

 

2/13/14
Today is Thursday and there is sunshine outside, snow still on the ground and it is cold. Know what I was doing ten years ago today?  Took my mom to the store and she bought valentines for my kids and one for my dad. He wasn't living at home, he was in a nursing home but she spent most of her day with him. They were having a party at the nursing home and we were going to visit after Mary got out of school. He was in a nursing home because he wasn't steady on his feet and my mom couldn't pick him up if he fell. My son had to come over a couple times in the middle of the night and pick him up off the floor. Luckily he didn't break anything when he fell. Being in the nursing home was hard on my mom and made my dad grumpy. All he did was talk about coming home. We knew he wouldn't come back home. Didn't know that two weeks later he would be gone.

~~~~~B&AMF~~~~~ 

Feb. 14, 2014

 

~~~~~B&AMF~~~~~ 

 

Feb. 23, 2014

I went to Potratz florist and got 2 flower pots inside a nice silver bucket. I took it to church in memory of you both.  I explained to the pastor that you daddy left this world ten years ago on your birthday. Mom left in March. I told him how mom was here six years after daddy died. I don't know how you did it mom. Again I am so sorry I should have spent more time with you and not given you a hard time. I so understand things now. I love you both and miss you everyday. But then I told him that you both are with me in everything I do so its like I have you here with me still. Pastor shared with the congregation that I brought the flowers in memory of my parents.

~~~~~B&AMF~~~~~ 

Feb 27, 2014
Reading back over the past ten years. Wow, that is amazing. I have been creating Life Ever After pages for over ten years. This website brings me so close to you and all of our family.
I remember sitting down to the blank screen and designing the page to bring out the personality of the person's page I was designing. I laughed when mom came up behind me and said "Oh Marg,  that is so like him or her.  Your page has evolved to be not like you but my blog to you. My feelings and hopes and dreams that I am sharing with you. I never dreamt that I would be writing ten years later. I miss you and mom and thank you for every breath I  take. I was looking for a special graphic to put here, something just for you. I decided to make one of the photos that were on your door at the nursing home. Your welcoming committee. Hope you found them all just fine and hope they are celebrating your birthday today.

 

 

~~~~~B&AMF~~~~~  

March 1, 2014 


I know today is only the 1st, but I won't have time tomorrow to post this Happy Anniversary message to you and dad. 
I am going to church and then to the movies with the church women. We are going to see "Son of God" it is playing at Tinseltown. 
I haven't been there since Sue and I went to see the last Twilight movie.
March I am counting the offering and so that is done after church is over.
Lazarus and Jalita were here last night, and Terry spent the night at your house with Lei Ann.
It was nice to have them here, but they are kids and accidents happen. Lazarus tripped and knocked over my laptop and broke my glasses.
So I am using my old ones and it is difficult to see. I will have to get them fixed soon. It's two bus rides to the VA and then two bus rides home.
I miss you both so much.

~~~~~B&AMF~~~~~ 

March 5, 2014
Still cold but the sun is shining. Thinking of you  both today.  Had a busy day today at the church. I enjoy helping out and appreciate all the help I get.

~~~~~B&AMF~~~~~  

March 10, 2014
Its a sad day but a Thank God day as well.  I had Lazarus here with me because Lei Ann went to the doctors. She thought she may be pregnant and I said well you should go see. Her and Ryan went to town. She called me and asked if I could come to the hospital. Yes she was pregnant but there was something wrong and she was in a lot of pain. I grabbed my coat and boots and wallet and headed out the door. I even left my cell phone.  I got the bus and went to town. I walked from 10th street to the Women's Hospital behind Hamot.
I went in and asked  the woman at the desk if my daughter was there. Yes, she gave me a visitors badge and told me room 501. I went to the room and no one was there. I asked the nurse where she was and she said in surgery. Well, not quite yet, she called down and told them I was there, she took me to the prep room. Ryan was there, you could see he had been crying. He was so scared. I said ok what is wrong.  Lei Ann said they had to go in with a camera and see what was wrong. You were right mom, you told me Lei Ann was pregnant. I told her you said she would have a girl. But things didn't go right and there were problems.  I waited in the room praying to God that he keep her well and let the baby live. Well, they did, and after it was over they showed me pictures which were heartbreaking. Lei Ann was pregnant but the baby was in her tube surrounded by blood. The doctor had to remove her tube and clean all the blood out. She was in surgery about 45 minutes and in recovery a little over an hour. We could have lost her. The doctor said we did the right thing bringing her in today. If that big glob of blood had broke, she would have been gone. She is fine now THANK YOU GOD.  And I told her and Ryan, there is time to have a baby, and the doctor said there is no reason why she can't get pregnant again and even if she only has one tube. That tube is healthy and so is she. I know they are heartbroken as anyone who hears what happened, but I have to say although I am sad about the baby I am glad that she is ok

~~~~~B&AMF~~~~~   

March 17, 2014
I haven't see Olive in a while but she has been busy with her family, Sheila has come to stay with her. I know she is happy about that. I don't have transportation so I can't go out to her place or go  to the cemetery. Sorry, I haven't been there since January.  I am getting more involved at church. They appointed me secretary and so I will spend  a few days a week at the office. I don't mind, like I have so much to do anyway. Terry and Ryan's son Ryan are sleeping in the sun porch. He came over today and got the full size bed. They put it in your bedroom and took the two twin beds out to the sun porch. Lazarus and Jalita sleep together most of the time anyway. I know its cold in the sun porch now, but summer is coming and they should be ok.
I miss you mom. These next couple days are so stressful. I miss you so much and want to be with you, but I know, I will see you again one day. Miss you too daddy.

~~~~~B&AMF~~~~~  

 

March 19, 2014
Woke this morning and a big sigh... I miss you so much mom.  Hey good thing, Taxes are PAID IN FULL.  by your grandson.

4 years ago today you left this Earth. We think of you and miss you always.

Posted on Face Book by Olive

Time cannot steal the treasures, That we carry in our hearts.
Nor ever dim the shining thoughts, our cherished past imparts.
For the memories of the ones we loved, still cast a gentle glow,
To grace our days and light our paths, wherever we may go.
Author Unknown We miss you Anna Mae to the moon and back.
Olive

 

I kept myself busy today over at the church. Your ears probably rang all day, I talked  about you to everyone.
Talked to Rich and he said his brother passed away on Saturday. How did he find out about it? A notice for next of kin in the newspaper. How sad.
  I  love you mom and dad.

~~~~~B&AMF~~~~~   

March 24, 2014
Oh boy mom, you called it.  Once you said to me "Wait until you have kids, then you will know what its like."  I am SO SORRY that I made you sad, or hurt you or made you feel unloved. I always loved you. I still love you. I guess I was just wanting to "do my own thing". Well now I got it three-fold. Yep three children that want to "do their own thing". But still come crawling when they need something.  Today is Albe's birthday. Nope never even came home from work. Now it's time for him to go to work. I hope he goes. Yes, we have cake and presents here for him. I hope he enjoyed himself today. Watch over him mom. Love you

note* he made it home in time to open his presents and go to work.

~~~~~B&AMF~~~~~   

Mary helped me clean and paint the front bedroom. Terry moved over into your sun porch and so I decided to take his bedroom.  After we were done, Mary painted my room white and moved her stuff in there. Yep that's your blanket that covers me every night.

So then grandpa's room was vacant. Well yesterday I put Gerry's desk and my bookcase and the blue fold up lawn chair (covered with the swing cushion and blankets) in there with the kids toys. So, if they do come spend the night, there is a place for them to sleep. Although they always end up in my bed. LOL

 

~~~~~B&AMF~~~~~    

April 13, 2014

Today is Grandpa's birthday. Olive and cousin Sheila came and got me and we went to the cemetery. I haven't been there since Valentine's Day.  Shelia did so much work pulling weeds and digging in the dirt, Olive says that they will bring some topsoil over and some daisies to plant after the cold weather is over.
I really appreciate everything they did.

Sheila pulled all  the weeds out and turned the ground over for planting (just like you do Daddy.)    Olive raked the leaves up and found tulips starting to grow.
  Miss you mom and dad.

I walked over and took a picture of Grandpa and Grandma's headstone. There was a blue/purple flower growing there.

~~~~~B&AMF~~~~~    

April 18, 2014
I was at the church yesterday and brought three flower arrangements. In memory of you and mom and my grandparents.

I miss you all this Easter season.

~~~~~B&AMF~~~~~     

I was on facebook and saw this picture that Sheila posted.


Looks so beautiful.

~~~~~B&AMF~~~~~    

May 11, 2014

~~~~~B&AMF~~~~~    

 

At church I put some cut flowers in memory of you both. I  have no success at putting plants there, not only the flowers die, but the plant dies also. So I decided, just get a bouquet of flowers and when they die, get some new ones.

I miss not being able to go to the cemetery. Hopefully you understand.

 
June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day Dad.

Olive came by after church and took me to the cemetery.

 

I brought some daisies and placed them on your grave and grandpa/grandma across the street.  I was shocked to see that all my decorations were gone.
Yea the camper and squirrel and three lights were still there, but all the rest were gone. I guess I shouldn't be surprised, its been two months since I have been there.
Miss you both.

~~~~~B&AMF~~~~~    

 
July 15, 2014

What? a whole month has gone since I visited you or this page? I know I am slipping mom. Things are going ok though. I got baptized on the 29th of June. I put flowers at the church every Sunday. I am the volunteer secretary at the church so I am busy three days a week.  Mary will be 21 next month, no she doesn't have a job yet.  Lei Ann and Albe are working. Grandkids are fine, they go to church with me some days. Terry takes Jalita over to the pool almost everyday. She says she is learning how to swim. I am fine mom and dad. Sorry I can't come visit you but I feel your presence every day.
I love you.

 

~~~~~B&AMF~~~~~    

July 18, 2014

Leave it up to my best friend to come and get me and want to go to the cemetery. Sue came up to Erie with her grandsons, they went to a ball game, she came to visit me. She said "Want to go visit Anna Mae?  Well, I stopped and got some flowers and we went. She gave daddy his token.  Later on before she left we went for Chinese. We thought of you.

 

~~~~~B&AMF~~~~~     

Aug 3, 2014

I bought some white carnations for the church in honor of you both.  It was Communion Sunday and there was a baptism of a 3 month old boy, Chandler.

 

I really enjoy going to church. Sorry I don't get out to the cemetery as much as I used to. I miss you both so much.
 

~~~~~B&AMF~~~~~      

August 10th
Church today and your flowers still are as beautiful as last Sunday. Found a winner with that bunch.  Yesterday was Mary's birthday. She is 21 so Lei Ann took her to  the casino. She got ten dollars to play with because it was her birthday and ten dollars because she has never been there before. She came home with seven dollars and a birthday hat.
I took Lazarus to Simpson UMC and he got a book bag and some school supplies. He is going to Pre K this year. Hopefully in January they will test him and put him in Kindergarten, he is smart enough  to be there.

Oh yea on the 8th I signed the van over to Lei Ann.  I don't want  to drive and can't afford to pay for insurance, tags, inspection and parts to keep it running. also Gas. And they wouldn't give me any money for it in the condition it was in.   I got a bus pass I am good.

 

~~~~~B&AMF~~~~~       

Aug 16th

I thought the flowers at church would be dead but they aren't. Well I got these potted plants so this week the church had lots of flowers.

Betty will plant the flowers in front of  the church before they die.
Missing you mom and dad. Been real busy at the church and food pantry.

~~~~~B&AMF~~~~~        

 
Sept. 7, 2014

Daisy passed away today. Her funeral is the 10th. I will go with Aunt Olive and Shirley and Sheila.  Look for her mom, make sure she finds Pim. 

 

~~~~~B&AMF~~~~~        

Sept 13, 2014

Got some flowers for the church  in memory of you.

Miss you so much.

~~~~~B&AMF~~~~~        

 
September 26,2014

Olive came by today and asked me if I wanted to go to the cemetery. I said yes, I also went by the post office and mailed the cat knickknacks we brought from Aunt Daisy's to Uncle Jim.
We stopped out at her house and she gave me some cherry tomatoes that Sheila grew. They are very good daddy. I ate one right off the vine. Brought a small bag of them home.

There were so many weeds and grass all around your headstone.  Olive and I pulled them out. I left some cut flowers for you. It was good spending time with Olive. She will be in Pittsburgh all next week. Her and Sheila are going to Georgia to attend Chris' wedding next month. I wanted to go, but I really can't ride that long way.

~~~~~B&AMF~~~~~        

October 5, 2014

Got these mums for the church in memory of you

 

~~~~~B&AMF~~~~~       

 

Monday Oct 6, 2014

Thinking of you today mom, saw this on facebook. wanted it here.  I miss you so much. Tomorrow is your birthday you'd be 90.

~~~~~B&AMF~~~~~        

Oct 7th
I woke so early thinking of you. Happy Birthday  Mom. 

Olive is coming to get me to go to the cemetery. I will put some flowers there.  I read in the paper that Harold Brumagin's sister Marjorie passed away Oct 4th. Look for her mom, help her find Harold and Harlin. I miss you.


Flowers for you on your birthday, mom

From sister Shirley on facebook

 

~~~~~B&AMF~~~~~        

November 25, 2014

I love you mom and dad. I miss you terribly.  Mary got a job, Albe is still working and got a raise and seems to be doing ok.  Lei Ann is in a really good relationship with Aunt Lula's sisters grandson. Can you believe that?  and she is working full time.  I am busy at church and really enjoy it.  But you know all that because you both are with me EVERYDAY. 

~~~~~B&AMF~~~~~        

 
 
Dec. 4,2014

The time is flying by. It seems like just yesterday I got my senior bus pass. Yep looks just like the one you had, only mine is good ANYTIME. They removed the restrictions a year or so ago. I have been on the bus to the mall (Mary got a job at the mall and I rode out with her a couple times) I ride the bus from 18th and Thompson to Camphausen and Fairmont Parkway. Hey why walk?? I am over at the church mostly everyday now, getting ready for Christmas.  I miss you both.  Sorry I haven't been to the cemetery, I hope to get there before Christmas..
Love You

~~~~~B&AMF~~~~~         

December 2014

~~~~~B&AMF~~~~~         

Olive went to the cemetery and placed this wreath.  I wish I could have gone, but I have been every day last week and  today getting ready for this Christmas give out at church.

She said by  the time she got there it was dark. But I think it turned out beautiful anyway.

~~~~~B&AMF~~~~~         

 
 
 

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