The End of the Road...


 The End of the Road

My husband will be celebrating his birthday soon.  My gift to him is retiring from blogging today.  We have been married over 50 years, and we want to spend more time together on some other interests we share.  
Without Myrna's enthusiasm and sharing the workload of the blog, I haven't been spending as much time on things that my husband and I want to do as a couple.

Myrna and I made many friends and also became closer as sisters over the years we shared our blogging hobby.  
The blog will be left in place and maintained for the time being, as well as the Pinterest boards.

Thanks to all of you who made this adventure worth while.

45 comments:

  1. I've enjoyed your blog. I understand. It takes a lot of time to work on one.
    Take care and enjoy yourselves.

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  2. Sue, Thank you for your wonderful blog.
    I have enjoyed it for many years.
    I appreciate the hard work you and Myrna put into it. I looked forward to new posts and I have gleaned many "keeper" recipes. The information you have shared is so needed today. Thank You and may God bless you and your family.
    Sharon W.

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  3. Your blog has been a pleasure to read. I found a lot of good recipe ideas here,and have enjoyed your writing and the interesting pictures that you have shown. Thank you for all of the time and care you took.

    Have fun spending extra time with your husband. If you decide to start blogging again I hope you will use the same blog name that you do now so you will come back on my reading list. Best wishes to you.

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  4. I'm sorry to see you go, but I understand. I've followed you for years, Sue, and appreciate all the hard work you and Myrna put into this over the years. I can imagine it was difficult to go on without her. Enjoy every minute with your husband (happy birthday!) and thank you for leaving the blog in place. God bless you both.

    Jean

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  5. Happy Birthday to your husband. I will miss you and your good recipes. You were my "midwest connection". I used to visit my grandma in Illinois every summer. I missed that way of life. Enjoy your journey!

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  6. You will truly be missed. I have enjoyed you and Myrna's recipes and Midwestern common sense for many years. Enjoy the time with your husband and thank you!

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  7. I've enjoyed your blog for many years. You and Myrna shared many beautiful photos, much wisdom and common sense, and loads of great recipes. Thank you! Wishing you and your husband much happiness in your next adventure(s). And Happy Birthday to him too!

    WI-Dee

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  8. Yours was one of the first blogs I found and started following closely when I was diagnosed Celiac many years ago. I've so enjoyed your writing and recipes. You will be very much missed. I'm in hopes you'll leave the site up so we can still continue visit and enjoy your recipes. All the best to you and your husband.

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  9. I haven't been reading long but I have truly enjoyed your blog especially your recipes. God bless you.

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  10. I don't know if it makes sense to say that this blog that you and Myrna put so much time and effort into grounded me, but that's how I feel. You've evoked so many good memories of the way it used to be and have given me encouragement to strive for those same values of home and hearth. You will be greatly missed. Best wishes to you and your husband in the years ahead. I totally understand your decision. Sending hugs to you!

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  11. You will be missed, but I definitely understand your decision. All the best to you and your husband!

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  12. I pray you and your husband have many grand adventures in retirement.
    I grew up in Mahaska County and so enjoyed your pictures. Thank you for highlighting my dad's bicycle sign (Whites). He designed and fabricated the sign himself. Good memories.
    Be well friend. Toni in KC

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  13. I enjoyed your blog and got a lot of ideas and recipes. Thank you and enjoy your husband.

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  14. Thank you for your blog- I have enjoyed your recipes and wisdom. Thank you for sharing. I will miss you
    God bless you on your next adventures with your beloved husband!
    Blessings and Love, Terri

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  15. Thank you so much for sharing good recipes, frugal cooking and techniques. You and your sister have been a blessing to many. Enjoy the next chapter of your life.

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  16. Thank you for all your years of blogging. You and Myrna provided so much good information and recipes over the years. Enjoy your blogging retirement.

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  17. Thank you so much for your wonderful blog all these years. I started reading it when I was a new mom and it's been so encouraging. I've tried many recipes and loved them too. Reader in MN

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  18. I'm sorry to hear this, but very happy for you and your DH. This blog has been a joy to read. My DH and I just celebrated our 49th on 3/22. Where does the time go? Best to you & yours,

    MaryO

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  19. Please don't completely disappear, do drop a picture or a comment once in a while of your adventures, you will be missed, but it is time to enjoy your life, love and happiness to you

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  20. You will be greatly missed. Best wishes for many enjoyable years of adventuring with your husband. I have learned so much from your blog, not just the great recipes but all the invaluable nuggets of information that you and Myrna scattered through it. Thank you for leaving it and the pinterest page up, I still have lots to learn. If at any time you feel you'd like to post some good advice I'm sure we'd all be happy to listen.

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  21. Best wishes to you and your Hubby-enjoy your time together:@)

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  22. Sue, thank you. As a kindred Midwestern "Becky-Home-Ecky," I have learned so much and have a digital file of many "keepers." I will miss this blog very much.
    God bless you and yours.
    Lori in Missouri

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  23. Oh, no, is what my heart says to this. Your blog has been a place of comfort, calm and practicality for me. But I certainly understand your motivation to retire from blogging and I wish you and your husband many happy adventures to come.

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  24. I'm so sorry to hear that you're not going to keep blogging. I have enjoyed your writing very much.
    Thank you for all the great recipes and stories. Best wishes to you and your husband.

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  25. Donna April 1st
    I just seen this post not realizing you were retiring I had just written you a couple of questions , I really enjoyed the correspondence I had over the few years ago I had found you and your sister and can't tell you how nice it was to reach out and have someone there for my Bread baking journey.
    I wish you and your husband a Blessed ,Happy and Healthy retirement , God Bless you for all your time you have given to us out here who have needed help in the kitchen . Best Wishes Donna

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  26. Will miss your posts, Sue, but completely understand. So glad to hear you will be spending some great time with your hubby. Thanks for leaving the blog up, at least, as the info is wonderful and especially relevant right now! Best wishes from Nova Scotia!

    Jen

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  27. I will miss your blogging as much as I miss Myrna's presence. But I understand that the best things in life don't last forever! Your blog is a treasure and an amazing resource and I hope it will be available for a long time. Please, reach out if you are no longer able to archive it and want someone to make space for it. Enjoy your "full" retirement with your husband, and God bless you and Myrna for your years of work. It is very much appreciated.

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  28. Oh enjoy your next adventure in life! I will miss the blog, you gave us so many wonderful recipes.

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  29. Thank you for all your content over the years, and I hope y'all have a wonderful "retirement."

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  30. I discovered your blog about 12 months ago, have really enjoyed, it but never commented. So, at the end of the blogging journey for you, let me say I have enjoyed your blog, your photos, your recipes so very much. Everything about your blog evokes a "kinder, gentler" time, and I find it comforting, quieting, relaxing compared to so many blogs. I wish the very best and happiest next chapter. Thank you for leaving the blog up.

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  31. Just checking in and saw your last post. I'm sorry to see this end, but understand. Everyone before me has said it all. Loved your blog, loved the recipes, loved you and your sister's dedication & hard work, loved the feeling of days gone by, loved the pictures of Iowa (drove through from Colorado to Illinois and was blown away by the beauty of the state. I hope to visit when I can stop and not just drive past). Enjoy your life and thank you!!!!

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  32. Congratulations on your retirement, but I will certainly miss you and your wonderful blog! One by one my favorites are ending. I know how much work it is to maintain a blog, I did it myself for several years. I hope you and your husband enjoy your increased time together. I will read back posts and enjoy it for as long ad I'm able. God bless you and your family!

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  33. Blessings, love, prayers, hugs,
    Gracias Merci

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  34. I will certainly miss you blogging regularly, but am so glad you will leave your blog up and running. It’s a wealth of information. I hope you enjoy your retirement.

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  35. Its only been a couple years of pure Iowa country cooking with Myrna & Sue.
    Family lives in Iowa and this blog was a connection to them who I miss.

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  36. I'm not sure how I missed this, probably how I missed the passing of sweet Myrna, just busy on our blog and missed the post. 2nd Man and I will miss your new recipes, several of them are on rotation in our meal planning and as we get the farmhouse redone, we'll be working on some more of them. Thank you for leaving them up and letting us all learn and enjoy from them. All the best to you always. Hugs from Texas.

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  37. Thank you for your generosity in sharing your stories and recipes with all of us. Best wishes to you and yours, and with your new adventures!

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  38. I will miss reading your posts! Take care!

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  39. Every time I go grocery shopping these days I think thank you Lord for Sue and Myrna and all their wonderful economical recipes and good advice. Miss you and hope you are having a wonderful time.

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  40. I'm sorry to hear you won't be posting anymore but am excited for this new chapter in your life. I discovered your blog probably 8 years ago! You gave me the courage, inspiration and knowledge to delve into canning beef and chicken, amongst other things. My husband's stomach thanks you wholeheartedly!! as do I.

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  41. Certainly understand. I've read your blog for years and you will be missed. Thank you both for all you've shared with us.

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  42. I am a happy sad. To enriching a marriage.

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  43. I thought I had commented earlier but I can't find it. I miss your blog, but am so glad you and your hubby are out living life. I have a whole file on my computer for your recipes. Actually, today I found a bunch of your Small Recipes that I am adding to it. I use many of your recipes and was really glad that you shared the Creamed Corn Bread Pudding one. Wishing you all the best. Hope you get to read this.

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    1. Thanks, Loy. I do read the comments and appreciate hearing from you all.

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  44. I just want to say that I just adore this page and to thank you for all the recipes and tips you have here. This website is a treasure trove!

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