Working On a New Post & a Baby Blanket


Lewis VanBuren Yow

I promised some of you a post regarding Lewis VanBuren Yow, (photo above) and I want you to know I am still working on it. I have moved recently & my family history documents are in a state of disarray. I know things about him but I can’t remember details, like dates and exact particulars about his life. My brother, Tim, has documentation on Lewis but his files are in IL and he is in Florida….lucky dog!

In the meantime, I am going to enlist the help of the Southeast Missourian just as soon as I can come up with a reasonable date.

I have just recently recovered from an upper respiratory virus which I (& some of my friends) refer to as ‘the plaque’. It has taken me 3 weeks to get over this thing. So I have been laying low, so to speak.

As most of you probably know, I have Multiple Sclerosis, a disease of the central nervous system. I have had this disease since I was very young (around 20) but was not diagnosed until I was 42. At first, I would have attacks and then they would subside and I would be fine for long periods of time. But, in recent years, the disease has progressed and it does not subside like it used to. So I have permanent damage to my nervous system which affects me in various ways, one of which is fatigue. There are other problems that I will not discuss in this post; probably more suited to private conversations.

Anyway, I mention the MS so that you may understand why I sometimes seem to disappear for periods of time. I only have a certain amount of energy and I have to choose how I will use that energy on a daily basis. Consequently, this blog is not always at the top of my priority list even though it is in my mind. I love remembering the days gone by on Sprigg Street and also other places I lived in Cape. Even though I have been gone from Cape since 1966, it is still and probably always will be, in my heart, my hometown.

Currently I have a baby blanket to get done for my daughter’s best friend, Kayla Groves, who is having a baby boy soon. Her shower is next month and it will be here before I know it. My energy will be going towards getting that blanket done, although it doesn’t take much energy sitting in a rocking chair crocheting, but it does take time so the blog will have to wait for now. (I would post a photo but I don’t want Kayla to see it before the shower)

Please be patient with me and check back every so often for posts. Hopefully, health permitting, I will be back on the keyboard soon.

I appreciate all of the readers and especially love reading your comments on the posts. Thank you all so much.

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2 Responses to Working On a New Post & a Baby Blanket

  1. Okay…get well and I will wait right here!

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