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  • Writer's pictureKen Murray

Isolation Day 47 - The Passing of a Wonderful Sister-in-Law

My sister-in-law Bobbie passed away early this morning. My brother Jack called me and said he was doing OK. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. Here is her obituary:

MURRAY, Roberta “Bobbie”; 77, of Mechanicsville, VA went to be with the Lord Friday, May 1, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, Quentin and Betty Cook; and a nephew, Andrew Storch. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Jack Murray; her sons, Patrick (Carolyn) and Michael Murray; grandchildren, Mallory Blaha (John) and Shawn Murray (Stephanie); great-grandchildren, Bethany and Phillip Murray; sisters, Debi Barrett (Fran), and Jackie Storch (Roger). Earlier in life “Bobbie” was a science teacher in New York and later in Virginia. She obtained a master’s degree in Biology from VCU. She was an avid nature lover, enjoyed traveling with her husband to Hawaii, St. Lucia, Bermuda, Cape Coral, the Outer Banks and Daytona, Florida. They also greatly enjoyed visiting the Shenandoah mountains to go canoeing and to visit the local vineyards for wine tasting. Bobbie also enjoyed watching NASCAR’s Denny Hamlin, crossword puzzles, and volunteering at Memorial Regional. She was a member of the Catholic daughters of America. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Catholic Church of the Redeemer or to your favorite charity.

I talked to my brother Al and Connie is doing well.

I was up until 3am this morning watching the Jodie Foster movie Panic Room. It's about a mother (Foster) and her daughter who hide out in a safe room in their house when thieves break in to steal some valuables. It's a decent movie, 6 out of 10 stars.

We delivered groceries to Shelly's mother today. It was nice to get out of the house. Gassed up the SUV and paid $1.98/gal. This is the lowest is a long, long time.

It was a beautiful day, and we sat outside and enjoyed the sun.

McCartney lays just like Jellybean used to, with her front legs tucked underneath her chest. I couldn't find a picture of Jellybean like this but it's a fond memory.

Here's Lennon checking out the floor from her perch.

Here's a throwback photo from Estes Park, Colorado in 2018. Shelly and I visited her sister Suzy and niece Taylor.

And in closing,

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