Of course, the first person that comes to mind is my son. As you all know, he is in the Navy and what I would give to have him home for just a day especially next week, since he turns 20 years old next Tuesday. But, that is the life of a military family.
The next person that comes to mind is my Mom. She died 24 years old ago before I got married. So she missed Nathan and the farm. Hey, Mom, your only grandson is a sailor in the United States Navy - what do you think about that! So many things I would love to say to my Mom - she died very suddenly. I would like to tell her that I now understand. She was an alcoholic - started drinking when I was 5 years old. I wish I had known then what I know now and maybe things might have been different. I also want to thank her for all that she taught me. She taught me to sew when I was 5 years old (and I haven't stopped since!!). She also taught me how to can vegetables and fruit - so you can thank her for all the wonderful jams and jellies. I would love to show her the farm - she would adore all the baby goats. Miss you terribly, Mom!
Another person that comes to mind is my Dad's mother, my grandmother Ollie Askew. I only met her once when I was very young. But she left an impression in my mind. What I remember is a thin woman with snow white hair. We went to visit them in Oklahoma and she absolutely adored me because she kept telling me that I looked like an Askew (my maiden name). I remember sleeping with her in a big wrought iron bed with a huge quilt. She had let her hair down and she had the longest, prettiest white hair and she wore a long, white cotton night gown. And we talked and giggle the whole night. She was the perfect grandma and I would have love to have known her better. I think she would have been pleased how I turned out.
As I said these are just miscellaneous ramblings of a Goat Farmer on a cold Ohio morning missing very important people in her life.