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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Lord giveth...and He taketh away....

My last post was full of excitement at the birth of our new grandson.  Little Todd is doing well, and he is so soft and cute.  His brothers adore him...well...we all do!

But this week, there is sadness in our family.
Last night, we found out that my husband's sister's husband...our brother-in-law, who lives in Idaho, was killed in an accident.  He's operated a rock quarry for years, and made a lot of good money doing it.  He's always been proficient at driving all the equipment, but yesterday morning something went wrong.  They are still trying to piece things together, but it appears that somehow, Art must have fallen out of the cab of his bulldozer and was crushed.  It could be that he had a heart attack...and we are hoping the autopsy will shed some light on that.  The dozer ran over him and proceeded on down the embankment, flipping over.  Art was left at the top. 

Art was the kind of guy who was big, burly and jovial.  He always had a tale to tell, a football team to complain about, or politics to discuss.  He was a good-natured fellow, you would never get tired of spending time with.  He was kind, generous and will be sorely missed.

He leaves behind my sister-in-law Stephanie, along with 4 grown girls and their large families.
Please pray for Art and his family.  I wish we could go to the funeral on Saturday, but 3,000 miles and money will prevent it.

Rest in Peace Arthur Brand. 


  1. I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hugs, Lecia

  2. Oh Wendy, I am so sorry this has happened. Praying for your family.

  3. I am so sorry to hear about your brother in law, such a tragedy and my heart goes out to you and the family.


  4. Please accept my condolences for the loss of your brother-in-law. Prayers going up.

  5. Hi, Wendy so sorry to hear this about your brother-in-law. Yes indeed , will be praying for you and your family. There is strength in the name of the Lord and there is power, praying that for you all, God Blessings for your family, I know that has to be hard.

  6. Prayers for your family, so very sorry for your loss.

  7. Oh Wendy, my thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Life is so precious and when God wants to bring us home then it's time - but it hurts. I know that you know we will all be together in Heaven and it will be in God's presence, everyday forever. Love, Joyce


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