Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Thanks for all your Prayers and Help

Hudson Michael Coon born July 8th 2015 weighing 6 lbs 6 oz and 18 1/2 inches long passed away exactly 1 month after his birthday. He was diagnosed with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and developed a rare case of it after his first major surgery. He was loved by so many for just the short amount of time he lived. Although he passed on, he never once gave up. He was taken off the ecmo machine completely today around 2:30. He fought extremely hard the whole time and they ended up having to let him go because all the medicines he was on was the only thing keeping his vitals stable. His heart finally had enough at 9:43 when it stopped beating completely. They announced that he had passed a few short minutes later. He was being held by his mommy when he passed. We all know he is in a better place now. He went to go get a new heart and be with other family members in Heaven. The Lord blessed Mickala and Zach long enough to spend a month with Hudson. He’ll be missed by so many.   Thanks so much for your prayers and help.  Hudson Michael Coon,  July 8th 2015-August 5th 2015.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Help my great grandson.

If you know my family...you know we don't ask for much...and because Mickala and Zach would never ask...Baby Hudson was born 7/8/2015 we thought a perfect normal baby boy until about 12 hours later he was being transferred to NICU OU Children’s Hospital with a diagnosis of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. He will have four surgeries. ..the first on 7/13/15 another on 7/20/15 which will be open heart and he will continue to stay in the hospital one month after his second surgery. The kids live 60 miles round trip from the hospital which is too far to drive back and forth during this critical time so they are having to stay close by. If you would like to help I know they would appreciate it knowing they would never ask for it. Also please send prayers to baby Hudson so that he may get through this ok.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

From Life in the 40s

I have decided to change my blog style from just odds and ends to memories of a lifetime.  From the 40s to today.  Come along with me if you were born in the 40s and remember or if not come along for a ride to see what you missed. 

Don't you just love to see snow flakes filling the air in the winter?  Watching the children running and playing in the snow and hearing the squeals of laughter as they fall into a snow angel.  I was born and raised in the panhandle of Texas, where the wind could turn a winter snow into a snow drift as high as a telephone pole.  I can remember my folks saying people had disappeared on a road during one of those storms and not found until the snow melted.  That was in the 40s way before cell phones, where now someone might find you by your phone.  This is a part of the US that was almost the center of the Dust Bowl. 

Where the wind and dirt blew for hundreds of miles.  People had to wear cloths over their nose and mouth to breath in side the house.  Being a baby I don't remember and I am glad because I think that would be a terrible way to live.  Now the snow is another form of mother nature that I do find beautiful even though it can be very dangerous at times.  Even with the weather to live with, you will find some of the warmest people in the world.  They are friendly, helpful and keep friendships for a lifetime.  Small town America at its best. 

Friday, May 1, 2015

Welcome to my blog

Welcome to my personal blog.  I decided I wanted to give my thoughts and words to the world and hope they have some meaning and memories to grandparents (and others) everywhere. I am retired (35.5 years with the .....), mother of two and grandmother of five. My maiden name was Scaling and I was married to Tilford N. Tucker.  I raised and put two great children through college so I have a lot of experiences to build on. After retirement I became an assistant webmaster (working for my son) for some of our family websites.

I have five grandchildren and I love to go to their events and sports.  Two are adults now and one already has a 2 year old of her own with another on the way.  The other granddaughter is in college.  I have three younger grandchildren still at home in Enid.  The two girls are very talented dancers and the boy is into sports.  He plays almost everything that has a ball.  I am sort of a kid taxi for the boy but I don't mind at all.  I just read that if you baby sit or spend lots of time with your grandchildren you are less likely to get alzheimer's.  I had a website but it kept getting hacked so I am trying this.  I am going to transfer lots of my website posts over to here so if you read some of them you might be saying "I think I read this before." 

Have a fun time and a great day, bookmark this site and come back often!!!!