Thursday, March 11, 2010


Well I'm off to the antique show to set up. I thought I would share some pictures with you of some of the items that will be displayed in my booth.



Wednesday, March 10, 2010


I want to thank all of you, Christine, Miss Maddie, Cabin Creek Farm, Julie, Laura, Dawn, Susan,and Heather. Whether you posted messages on my blog or sent me a personal email, your prayers, words of encouragment and kind wishes are truly appreciated. I read all of them daily and they give me an amazing amount of comfort. It has been and will continue to be difficult.

Going forward I will be trying to provide love and support to Bill's wife and son. Such a sad, sad time. But also I will be giving thanks to God that I walked away from my accident unhurt. Daily I am tending to my sweet, sick Miss Hannah. She is so very trusting and has never turned on me as I give her between 5 to 7 pills per day. Nasty business! She hates those pills. And since I am co-chair for the Fox Valley Antique Show I am busy buttoning up all the loose ends and trying to get everything ready for the arrival of the 55 dealers. Then this Friday I set up my personal booth and man it Saturday and Sunday.

Once again thank you for the concern and thoughtful words you have sent my way.
Just remember that life is truly a gift.

Warm hugs,

Donna & Miss Hannah

Sunday, March 7, 2010


When I started this blog a year ago it was because of my love of antiques and history. I was determined that it would be historic and educational in content with a sprinkling of some quirky stuff. Events of this past week has made me turn very serious. I want to share with you my heartfelt message that "Life Is A Gift".

When I was 13 years old and a freshman in High School I met a boy by the name of Bill. Bill and I became friends but never boyfriend and girlfriend. In my junior year I met Scott who in the future I married. I introduced him to Bill and they became best friends. In college I was the reason that Bill met Nadia who he eventually married. The four of us continued to be best friends for 43 years. Scott and I are also godparents to their son. Last Monday night at 11:03p.m. I received a phone call from their son, who is going to medical school in Phoenix, AZ, that Bill had suddenly passed away from a massive heart attack. Bill was only 56! I don't need to describe the grief I feel. I'm sure all of you have suffered a loss of a loved one. Sadly I was unable to accompany my husband to Phoenix for the funeral on Thursday. I did however drive him to the airport and on the way home my van was hit by a 18 wheel semi truck going at least 55 mph. He hit the passenger side of the van,slammed me into the guard rail and kept on going. I'm sure both God and Bill were watching over me because I was unhurt. This happened only one day after my dear friend had died. To each and every one of you that read this please remember that LIFE IS A GIFT! Tell your dear ones EVERYDAY that you LOVE them and that they are precious to you. NOTHING and I mean NOTHING should ever get in the way of that and NEVER go to bed angry at one another. Life is too short and could be gone in an instant. I will miss my friend and NEVER forget him. I will also thank God every day that I walked away unhurt and alive from that accident.


P.S. Sadly I have found out that Miss Hannah has intestinal cancer. We are doing everything we can to try and beat this awful foe who is trying to steal my sweet little girl from me.


With great ceremony and a lot of meows Miss Hannah put her paw in an 1850's men's top hat and pulled out a winner. Our prize of two free tickets to the Fox Valley Antique Show next weekend and $25.00 in show play money goes to Laura of Little Works of Grace. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

Both Miss Hannah and myself want to thank all of you who took the time to share with us some very endearing stories. Miss Hannah especially loved reading about all your treasured four legged companions.

Hugs & Meows,

Donna and Miss Hannah

Monday, March 1, 2010


There are only four days left until Miss Hannah picks a winner! The prizes are two free tickets and $25.00 in play money for the upcoming FOX VALLEY ANTIQUE SHOW March 15th and March 16th. To enter all you have to do is share we us a cute story about one or all of your pets. Miss Hannah is looking forward to reading about your four legged friends and their adventures. If the winner happens to live too far away to come to the show there will be a secondary prize. So please enter and share some fond memories and happiness.


Donna & Miss Hannah