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Not So Wordless Wednesday: Jessica Lynne Fay 1983-2015
Jessica and I 1984
My heart is still heavy with the loss of my eldest daughter Jessica. There are no words of comfort for me - I am getting by with the love and care of my family and friends. I am angry, sad, confused and hurt while I am happy, comforted, loved and holding on. One day I hope to be able to understand, meanwhile we wait for the coroner's report. I always called Jessica my "life sucker" she was the one child that could take my soul and twist it around. She knew my hot buttons. She also knew that I loved her. She always made of point of telling me every time she saw or talked to me. Jessica was a fixer. She brought both people and animals home that she felt needed care. She and her dog Bear Bear were inseparable. He faithfully stayed by her side after she passed away. We have added her dog to our menagerie at home, he does give me comfort. My husband has been a blessing taking on much of the details that a death creates. I love you Jessica Lynne. I have no words but thank you to everyone that has offered comfort for our loss.
I decided to do a little research on the meaning of the name Skibbe. The only information I have located so far is: North German: from Sorbianskiba‘slice of bread’, perhaps a nickname for a poor person.
I found this information athttp://www.answers.com/topic/skibbe. Please let me know if anyone else can come up with anything. My Skibbe's do hide - maybe because no one knows the origin of their surname.
The Family History Expo in Mesa will open this Friday the 18th and continue through January the 19th. Here a few tips to make the most of your expo experience:
1. Bring address labels! It will speed up entering drawings and your name and address will be easy to read. Just add your email to the form and you are good to go.
2. Pack a snack and a water bottle. The vendor lines get long at times and that snack may just save you from starving.
3. Be patient!
4. Review your book titles and keep track of the books you are on the look out for. I have purchased the same book three times over the last few years until I started keeping my library on Librarything. Now when I go to a conference I can bring a printout or access it on my phone.
5. Bring business cards/calling cards with your email and or blog address for new genealogy friends to stay in touch after the expo.
6. Dress in layers - some rooms are warm and some are cool - be prepared.