Wednesday January 24, 2018

We had a very nice drop in visitation at Frances and Al’s yesterday from 2-6. Two of Bob’s cyber friends came, one from W-S and other a five hour drive from Knoxville, TN. A total of 19 people showed up during the afternoon. I had to bounce around talking to folks but everyone who came stayed for several hours and visited among themselves.

I drove back up to Sparta this morning. As many of you know Bob was a big time preparedness advocate. We moved it all up here from Winston then Bob bought more. Some of the canned goods are reaching the three year old mark, which are still good and would be for several more years. I know Bob prepared not only for us but to take care of friends and relatives. The dry goods we repackaged I can use but all those the canned goods was so much more than I can see keeping even for an emergency as they continue to age. I kept the canned foods I would use as well as  the LDS dry goods like flour, sugar, rice, etc.. The rest Al and I hauled two loads off to the local food bank today. I will do some restocking in case of emergencies but buy more of the things I will eat and  use. As I see it, in case of an emergency of that type, the food bank would need to feed people as well. There are a lot of people in this county that need food assistance. We have one more load to haul off next week. I donated the food in Bob’s honor.

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5 Responses to Wednesday January 24, 2018

  1. DadCooks says:

    Barbara, please know that you will continue to be in my prayers every day. You have been a pillar of hope and strength through this whole experience.

  2. Bonnie Fritchman Fauth says:

    Barbara you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Jenny says:

    You are in my thoughts and included in my prayers.

    Your kindness thinking of the food bank needs as you continue on with Robert in your memories is just another mark of the grace you have exhibited through the last weeks.

    I am glad a couple of the guys from the discussion board could make it. I toyed with the idea but 4,000+ miles wasn’t reasonable.

    I think everyone on the board would agree, while Roberts body is gone, he left a remarkable legacy and all of us will work hard to continue sharing knowledge in a way that would please him.

  4. Ray Thompson says:

    I just checked with the local high school chemistry teacher. She would be very much interested in RBT’s chemistry books. You may want to contact the local school as they may also be interested. If the local school is not interested I can get you a shipping address for the school. It would be a tax deductible donation and I could get you some money for the shipping charges.

  5. Barbara Fritchman Thompson says:

    Thanks Ray. I will reach out to them next week. I want to talk with the chemistry teacher about something anyway. I will let you know how this goes.

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