Archive | April 2019

Sweethearts

Tomorrow would have been Mom and Dad Hinchee’s 55th Wedding Anniversary. Dad will be celebrating in Heaven. Mom is still living in the home they bought in 1970 along with my sister and her daughter. I am so thankful that they could take care of her. 

 

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They would have been married 54 years and he called her Sweetheart as long as he lived.

There wasn’t a beautiful Church wedding with a gorgeous wedding gown and bridesmaids. The only flowers were the corsage Jerry bought for her on that beautiful April morning. Mom wore a pretty suit and he wore the only suit he owned. They were married in the parlor of a Methodist Pastor with the Pastor’s wife as their only witness.

They had only dated a few weeks and even though she had a seven-year-old daughter, he decided he couldn’t live without her. He knew she would be his sweetheart forever.

 

Mom, Dad and I on Easter 1964

 

Record Player.pngLet Me Call You Sweetheart

Written 1910
Composer Leo Friedman
Lyricist Beth Slater Whitson

The complete lyrics:

I am dreaming Dear of you, day by day
Dreaming when the skies are blue, When they’re gray;
When the silv’ry moonlight gleams, Still I wander on in dreams,
In a land of love, it seems, Just with you.

Let me call you “Sweetheart,” I’m in love with you.
Let me hear you whisper that you love me too.
Keep the love-light glowing in your eyes so true.
Let me call you “Sweetheart,” I’m in love with you.
Longing for you all the while, More and more;
Longing for the sunny smile, I adore;
Birds are singing far and near, Roses blooming ev’rywhere
You, alone, my heart can cheer; You, just you.

Let me call you “Sweetheart,” I’m in love with you.
Let me hear you whisper that you love me too.
Keep the love-light glowing in your eyes so true.
Let me call you “Sweetheart,” I’m in love with you.

Let Me Call You Sweetheart Pat Boone and Shirley Jones

I wrote this blog post before dad closed his eyes while sitting with Mom and awoke in Heaven! I know he is waiting to hold her hand again and call her “Sweetheart” as he leads her to see our Lord face to face!

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He still calls her his Sweetheart today. They reside in the same home they bought in 1970 and he is determined to take care of her. You see, Mom lost her sight a few years ago and he does everything for her. No one can take his place. This is “home” and they both refuse to move into assisted living where life would be more stable in my estimation.

Mom’s kitchen has produced thousands of meals over the years. Their home was the gathering place for Mom’s family. When anyone came to visit, they stayed there. The house is small but oh, the delicious smells that came from that kitchen! Laughter, singing and also tears when we said goodbye to loved ones. There are many memories in that old house. We have so many sweet memories!

 

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Dad did everything he could for Mom even when it took every ounce of energy because he loved her. He wanted to protect her. It would have been better for them physically to live in assisted living but they wanted to remain “Home.” Hope is filled with sweet memories!

Please pray with me for Mom when you this. She misses her  “Sweetheart”  That she will be filled with joy as she remembers those precious times together.

Have a Blessed Anniversary, Mom.

I love you,

Kathy