This morning was the top 25 student breakfast at my daughters high school. I have been to college visits, mailed out my first payment to the college she has chosen and yet it hasn't seemed real. Today hearing "Think back to September of 1997, all the misty eyes as you sent your child off to Kindergarten and now they graduate in 3 weeks..." That is when it hit me...my little girl is growing up. Although there are so many new wonderful things to look forward to , things will never be quite the same. Allison is a wonderful girl that still asks if she can go places and when she should come home. Soon she will make all her own decisions and not even sleep under my roof. Yes this is a normal part of growing up but I can't help but wish she would stay at home and be my little girl forever.
There are many reading this that have already experienced this and understand just how I feel. There are also many just starting out with their little kids. Remember to treasure the time for it is true , it will pass quicker than you truly can ever imagine.
Eleven years ago when we built our home I was lucky enough to buy tin lights from Irvin's tin ware Although I often look at newer light fixtures and drool I still love my original choices. My husband complains they do not give off enough light but just look at the way the light dances off the ceiling.
I am sorry to say my father passed away. I am very thankful that the people who loved him most were with him. It was a wonderful loving end to a very special man.
Charles Stillman Fitch
Birth & Death Dates: 11/5/1932 - 5/2/2010 Obituary: Charles Stillman Fitch, 77, beloved husband of Constance Elsie (Petterson) Fitch died May 2nd at his home in Ayer, surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 5, 1932, a son of the late Andrew C. Fitch and Edith G. (Cambridge) Fitch. He was a graduate of the New England Institute, Class of 1955. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1953 as an Airman in the Korean War. Prior to his retirement, he was the owner and operator of the H.L. Farmer Funeral Home in Ayer for twenty-five years and was affiliated with the Healy Funeral Home for the past twenty years. An avid sportsman, he was a member of the Townsend Sportsmen’s Club and Past President of the Ayer Rod and Gun Club. Always active in the community, Charlie was a member of the Fitchburg-Leominster Shrine Club, Norbeagro Encampment #70, the Boylston Lodge AF & AM, the Caleb Butler Lodge AF & AM, Lowell Lodge of Perfection, Lowell Council Prince of Jerusalem, Mt. Calvery Rose Croix, Mass Consistory 32 Degree, Aleppo Temple, Boston, W.P. Ida McKinley Chapter #86 O.E.S. Master, Ayer Grange #200, Fredonian Lodge IOOF, and the Mary A. Livermore Rebekah Lodge. An antique car aficionado, he was a member of the Yankee Ingenue”T”s of Townsend, MA. Besides his wife of 53 years, Charlie is survived by his daughters; Mrs. Heidi Ferguson and her husband Harold of Hanover, ME, Ms Connie MacKinnon of Ayer, MA, Mrs. Audrey Hanna and her husband Robert of Ashby, MA, eight grandchildren; Elisabeth Ferguson of Houston, TX, Daniel Ferguson of Auburn, ME, Angela, Andrew and Amanda MacKinnon of Ayer, MA and Allison, Robert and Matthew Hanna of Ashby, MA, a sister, Mrs. Betty Pletschke of Leominster, and a brother John C, Fitch of Farmington, N.H. He was the brother of George A. Fitch and Richard W. Fitch, who pre-deceased him. Visitations: Calling hours will be held Thursday, May 6th from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Healy Funeral Home. Services: His funeral service will take place Friday, May 7th at the Healy Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may make memorial contributions in his name to Nashoba Nursing Service and Hospice, 2 Shaker Rd. Suite D225, Shirley, MA 01464-2525.