Wednesday, December 27, 2006

We'll miss you Mom

Sorry I dont have much time to update, but I wanted to update real quick while I could spare a moment. For those of you that dont know yet, and that check our website often, it is through much sorrow that I have to tell you my mother-in-law, Joan, passed away, the day after Christmas. She fought a hard battle with ovarian cancer, and through her we sympathized just how much Josh and her have to endure. And realized how brave and strong they are!

On Christmas day, Josh crawled in bed with Mom to give her a giant frog-boy hug, and Grandma told Josh, borrowing Josh's trademark quote, "It be all better ta-morrow"

And when "tomorrow" came, at 5:45 in the morning, Mom passed on to be with our Lord, her daughter Joy, and her sister Carol.

We miss her so much already. Please pray extra hard for Jim. They were married nearly 54 years and I feel so much pain for Dad when I think of him in the house without his love.

The following is a clip from today's newspaper:

Joan Kinsinger Fromknecht

Joan Kinsinger Fromknecht, age 73 of Erie, died Tuesday, December 26, 2006 at Hamot Medical Center. She was born in Erie on November 23, 1933, daughter of the late Arthur H. and Margaret Ritter Kinsinger. She had lived in the Erie area her entire life. Joan was a graduate of the former St. Benedict Academy and a member of the alumni association. She was a member of Holy Rosary R.C. Church; the Siebenbuerger Singing Society; and American Legion Post 3771 Auxiliary. She was employed as an office worker by Millcreek Community Hospital until her retirement in 1996. Joan enjoyed gardening, crafting and e-mailing; and especially enjoyed collecting frogs. Survivors include her husband of 53 years, James Fromknecht; one daughter, Jean Short and husband Bob of Erie; two sons, James Fromknecht, Jr. and wife Faye and Jon Fromknecht and wife Marian, all of Erie; three sisters, Kathryn Gaddie and Marilyn Koehler of Louisville, Ky. and Louise Bowers of Dillsburg, Pa.; two brothers, Frank Kinsinger of Wesley Chapel, Fla. and Joseph Kinsinger of Shephersville, Ky.; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Joan was preceded in death by one sister, Carol Graham and one daughter, Joy Beth Jones. Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., East, 2607 Buffalo Road on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and are invited to attend a prayer service there on Saturday at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Holy Rosary R.C. Church. Interment, Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society, 210 West 6th St., Harborview House #1, Erie, PA 16507 or to Mount Saint Benedict Monastery, 6101 East Lake Rd., Erie, PA 16511.

To send condolences, visit Sign the guestbook at Published in the Erie Times-News on 12/27/2006.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006


Good Morning
Sorry it's been so long since I've written, but haven't felt much up to it lately. But this morning I had a short-but-sweet story to share and thought I'd tap it out real quick before I forget it.
Another peek into the mind of a 4-yr old. Not as worthy as "Sixteen-Eva" or the poop and ear story [which] for those of you who haven't heard yet, will have to remind me to tell you. Maybe next week's story ;-)
Anyway, here it is:
Kaitlynn and I were up in my room this blustery morning getting ready for the day. Kai was telling me her plans for the day and I was sitting on the edge of my bed, when Josh came in the room to greet us.
With a pat on the head Kait turned to Josh and said, "Good Morning Joshy"
Josh, a little bit annoyed, comes up to me, head down, and growls, "Moooomm, tell Kaykin to stop calling me morning!"
After muffling my laugh, I proceeded to interpret the meaning of 'morning'. And it made me think, what was he thinking? That 'morning' was some kind of tease? Kind of like saying. "Good 'boy' Josh"
...and what exactly did he think 'morning' was?
Must of been a bad thing 'cause he surely wasn't happy with Kaykin calling him that!
hmmm... let's see if he says anything this evening when we tuck him in with a "Good 'Knight' Josh"