Sunday, September 30, 2012

She's Checkin' In

This is the highboy that dad built mom years ago.

And this is the large bottom drawer that holds mom's precious Maggie and other AireSweatshirts.  The 2 grey sweatshirts right on the top are paintings that Miss Barbara did of Maggie and mom had the paintings printed on the sweatshirts.  
Mom decided to wear one of these sweatshirts on Friday.  Friday was 8 months that Maggie went to Rainbow Bridge.    When mom put the sweatshirt on an overwhelming scent hit her.  It was Maggie's scent and it was all over the sweatshirt.  When she put her nose in the drawer, she didn't smell anything - all of the scent in on the sweatshirt.  Is that too cool or what?!
Maggie is checking in once again and mom is smiling through tears.

Dad is at a barn raising this weekend in Brimfield, Massachusetts.
The cupola is all set for raising next weekend.
 This weekend, the barn frame needs to go up.
 The NorthfordTimberFramers accomplished this in one day - Saturday!  Today the rafters and roof go on and there will be a huge pawty at the end of the day. 
So until next time............

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

37 comments:

Niamh said...

Well we dogs know just how powerful scent is! Glad to know that Maggie's presence is still felt.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

dougall.dog said...

Just proves, those that pass are never really gone. <3

Gus said...

So glad to hear the Maggie story. It is lovely to know that she is still watching over all of you. Barn raising looks great...hope all goes well today too.

gussie n teka

Molly The Wally said...

Sweet about Maggies' sweatshirt. Never forgotten. Have a super Sunday.
Best wishes Molly

Sam said...

What a sweet story. I'd be afraid to wash it now! :D

Sam

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

They never leave us......thankfully there will little reminders always

Priscilla said...

Beautiful sweatshirts!

We miss beautiful Maggie a lot too!

Jake of Florida said...

We're picturing your mom's nose quivering with the pleasure of Maggie's scent. What a lovely moment.

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

I am not at all surprised that Angel Maggie found a way to make sure that your mom knows she is still watching over her.
I love that HighBoy. Your dad is truly Talented.
Can't wait to see more about the Barn Raising and the TOPPER.

Shawn said...

We are so happy to hear that Maggie has made her spiritual presence known, that is a precious gift from God!

Mom, has spent a few minutes reading, and catching up, with your bloggy!! My goodness..Molly had her lady gardenectomy..hope she is feeling better. The Cupola is spectacular and we wish it was coming to our house!
Mom loves to go to fairs and she says she would have picked the apple crisp but the donut looked yummy.

The quilt is amazing! Mom is taking quilting 101 and that is why she hasn't been on the bloggy..she thinks she may flunk the class but she is trying to hang in there and not get too discouraged!!! BOL!!

Your furiiends,
Winston, Chloe and Cecil

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Lady gardenectomy??? That is one of the best descriptions of a fixit surgery we've ever heard. Mumsie is going to demand they use that on the OR schedule where she works...so much more gentile!!!!!

As for your mom's sweatshirt smellin' just like Maggie...that's awesome....she is walkin' right beside you guys...you just can't see her!!

We miss Mango so much it hurts. I guess by sharing our dogs to the world, the world grieves right back when we lose them. Bertie's blog brought us comfort this week when he showed pix of the hooooge storm they had there when SUDS er seafoam covered Aberdeen on the day Mango crossed to the Bridge. They all watch over us...we just need to keep our eyes and minds open...

XXOO Miss Lacie (I don't THINK they found any weeds when they did MY gardenectomy!!!!!)

rottrover said...

Happy Birfday Maggie! Gizmo has been at the bridge for 11 months. Thank goodness he doesn't leave any smells around our house - he could be kinda stinky!!

-Bart and Ruby

The Army of Four said...

Maggie is still with you in so many ways! Very, very touching.
Luv,
Dave

Sankissjuice said...

I am feeling nostalgic today too. I wish I have some t shirts that smell like home and my furkids. Maggie lingers on...she will always always be with you. Uh, uh, I also went to a barn raising recently but no barn was built, hehe.

Have a nice Sunday.

Sankissjuice

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Angel Maggie is around you!!!
Wanted you to know for sure!! I wish I so wish Zoie would give me a sign that she is here!!! She is still probably in shock!!! Saying what happened!!!!

Ruby said...

Oh, I totally believe that one!!
Ma says I smell soooo much, my 'scent' will last FOREVER!! BOL
(I don't understand....)

Kisses,

Ruby

Katie said...

What a sweet-and sad!-finding. Makes me remember my pet losses. The worst feeling in the world! I hope she is a comfort right now.
-Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

Two French Bulldogs said...

Pops sure is talented
Benny & Lily

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Mitch and Molly, we often think of your Maggie too cause she always makes us think of our angel Kara. How wonderful your mum gets comfort from her T Shirts and the smell. We know just what she means. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

julandmatt said...

Aw Miss Maggie is still around to console your mommy. She always was a good girl.

The Cupola is beautiful!

LOVE your new header!

Violet and mumsie

scotsmad said...

That is so cool about Maggie's scent...you'll never be able to wash that shirt.

We hope there's some party food left over for you two.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Keisha said...

I glad u got message from Maggie at the Bridge. :) Luv is fowever.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

What a beautiful way to remember Maggie, and we know how much it means to Mom. We can't believe your Dad made that highboy - it is just beautiful.


Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Tweedles -- that's me said...

My moms say they understand the sniffs and scents too. Its a special touch from special Maggie.
We love you all
love
tweedles

Jeanne Pursell said...

We are so glad to hear that your mom had that special moment with her Maggie. We do believe they watch over us. The cupola looks really great! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

chicamom85 said...

I love your header. You are getting so grown up Molly. Mommy loves the story about Maggie and the beautiful scent she left behind. It made Mommy have tears also. That cupola is so cool.

Loveys Sasha

Roo said...

Your Dad built that highboy? Wow! He is one talented woodworker! Such a sweet note from an old and goody sweatshirt :)

That cupola looks fantastic! Never seen a barn raising. What a great community gathering!

Waggin at ya,
Roo

Matilda said...

Wow! What a beautiful highboy !
And lovely sweet sweatshirts!
Kisses
Matilda

scottiechronicles.com said...

OH MY GOLLY!!! BoBo's scent is on a few things over here at Our place, too! That is SO cool! You know, it's nice to know Maggie and BoBo are taking good care of things over the bridge.

AroooOOO! Stuart

Mollie said...

They never leaves us guy's, those sweatshirts are just fab. Wow youz really busy over at your pad. Hop your snoopervising :) xx00xx

mayziegal said...

OMD! How Most Amazing is that about your mom being able to smell Maggie on her Maggie-shirt. Yep - Maggie is letting your mom know that she's still around and watching over her.

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

Passos Caninos (André Moreiras) said...

Maggie will always be present in your heart.. beautiful story :D

André Moreiras
Passos Caninos

KB said...

Eight months, eight months - so hard to believe. I love the sweatshirt and the Maggie scent. I wonder what Mollie thinks of it - a scent of a dog who isn't physically there... I often wonder the same thing about our Shyla and the scent of K that must be throughout our house.

Smiling through the tears... that's what I do too.

Kess And Her Mama said...

It'a wonderful how Maggie's legacy lives on, even on a shirt. Enjoy the memories of your sweet gal :-)

mythreemoggies said...

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Hugs
Three Moggies from the UK

Sweet William The Scot said...

I am a total believer that Maggie came to visit with you. Someday Lee will have to tell her three stories about Half Pence, the one who lived here before me.
Thanks for being a friend
Sweet William The Scot

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

This is such a great tribute to Maggie. It is hard to believe that she has been in heaven for eight months.

When Mama was doing the wash last week she found a little hole in the T-shirt in honor of me. She was a little upset but then found a T-shirt that she wore when Angel Bosco was here. She decided to wear it for me as well. The caption is "Powered by Iams." That is the food we eat.

The highboy looks like it is brand new.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci