To begin this round of ABC Wednesday I'm going to start with a tribute to my husbands nephew who left this world in September of 2015 at the age of 62.
Daryl W. Sprague was a victim of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma which was diagnosed with in 1995 at the age of 42.
In 2007 he wrote his biography about this disease and the trials he encountered along the way. It is a very inspiring story for anyone going through similar circumstances.
We spent the past 10 years at least -every Friday night going out to dinner with him and his wife and being a support team for them. There were times when he was going to drug trials or treatment when we could not see him. He endured a stem cell transplant and was getting ready for another when his body just said "I cannot do this again".
My husband took him to his doctor appointments and his treatments many times over the years. He will miss having that one-on-one time with him.
We miss him so much but his life changed ours and we tried our best to lift him up every way we could.
His book is published by the Tate Publishing Company. "Once was not Enough", a story of hope in the heartland.
The daffodil on the cover is a symbol of hope for those who suffer from non-Hodgskins Lymphoma.
Letter Z is always a difficult one to find. However, I remembered that we have a vintage fan on our dresser.
Isn't it true that anything made years ago holds up so much longer? Take cars for instance, it would take a lot to damage an old 1950 chevy!!
These fans are being made today which are replicas but this one we have had since the 1960's.
The Hunter-Zepher company was found in the 1880's and that's all I could find out about it. Today the name Zepher has been dropped and it's the Hunter Co.
It's not for decoration, we use it every night to sleep.