Sunday, May 09, 2010

Robert Thresh

My dear husband Robert hung up his "She Quilts, I Cook" apron yesterday afternoon.

He has been my mainstay for 46 years. He passed on peacefully after a short illness which struck him on March 30. Occasionally I’ve bragged on this blog about the wonderful things he created in the kitchen. He was a splendid provider and did all the shopping and cooking for our home.

There is a webpage with some of his recipes which you can visit by clicking on Cooking with Robert. His favorite jam recipe was strawberry-pear (substitute strawberries for the blackberries in the recipe on his page).

Who will fill his size 14 shoes?

Robert Charles Thresh
November 6, 1941 – May 8, 2010

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Blogger SandyQuilts said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers winging their way to you and your family.

10:43 AM  
Blogger sosarahsew said...

I too am so sorry for your loss. It sounds like there will be a large void left in his passing. Take care of yourself.

11:25 AM  
Blogger pirate said...

oh, Christine! I am *so* sorry to hear of Robert's passing. Such a crushing blow. :-( Do take care of yourself.

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers and thoughts.

Helen in SW FL

1:14 PM  
Blogger Suze said...

So sorry to hear of Robert's passing. Many prayers for you and your family.

1:14 PM  
Blogger Pat/SWquilter said...

Christine, I'm so sorry to hear of Robert's passing - sounds like you have 46 years of good memories. If you need to talk, we're only "the forum" away.

Pat H/SWquilter

1:20 PM  
Blogger Dorothy said...

Oh my goodness, Christine! I am so very sorry to read this. You are in my thoughts today.

1:50 PM  
Blogger Judy in Ohio said...

Christine, I am so sorry to read about Robert's passing. Our thoughts will be with you in the months ahead.

1:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Christine...I am from the Quilting Forum....We were all sad to here of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.

Sandy Grogg

2:18 PM  
Blogger Gerrie said...

I was thinking about you yesterday - you and Robert were on my mind. Saying prayers for you.

This is for you:

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die!

Mary Frye (1932)

2:27 PM  
Blogger Terry said...

I am so sorry to read this Christine. It seems this all happened so quickly. You must be in disbelief after 46 years together. I will be thinking about you with sadness. Take care--

2:49 PM  
Blogger Warty Mammal said...

Christine, I'm so sorry. So very sorry.

By all accounts, he did and left much to be proud of and was a good man. I feel certain that he had a good and interesting life with you, and that you were a great comfort to him during this final transition. I hope that the rest of us can now help provide some measure of comfort to you.

3:26 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

My deepest sympathies to you.

3:26 PM  
Anonymous Jeri said...

Christine, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

3:54 PM  
Blogger Cyndi said...

What a touching tribute. I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

4:20 PM  
Blogger Dot said...

So very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to you and you family

4:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gods peace upon your and your family.

4:31 PM  
Blogger wlstarn said...

So sorry to read this.

5:31 PM  
Blogger paula, the quilter said...

Christine, this saddened me to read of your loss. I'll keep you in my prayers.

5:42 PM  
Blogger VaNella said...

I am so sorry to hear of your terrrible loss. I am a quilty fan of yours and hope you feel the good vibes you send out on the quilty front coming back to you tenfold.

6:13 PM  
Blogger QuiltingFitzy said...

Your memories of your wonderful husband will last you a lifetime.

Know your friends are right here for you, whenever you need us; please don't hesitate to ask.

Love and strength for you, as you make this journey. You are never alone.

XO, Fitzy

6:51 PM  
Blogger Carolyn aka Silkquilter said...

Dear Christine:
I am so very sorry for your loss. I have enjoyed reading your blog for several years; your quilting stories and your Robert stories. My deepest condolences.


6:52 PM  
Blogger Piecefulafternoon said...

My heart breaks for you my dear - I was thinking of you a lot yesterday. Good thoughts for you as you travel this road.

7:02 PM  
Blogger Myra said...

Christine, my heart goes out to you. I am very sorry for your loss.

7:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Christine, I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

7:14 PM  
Blogger qltmom9 said...

Praying you find solace and comfort. I'm so sorry your dh passed on.


7:27 PM  
Blogger frazzledsugarplummum said...

Very sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers.Sadia

9:37 PM  
Blogger Kieny The Dutchlady said...

Very sorry for your loss, I wish you and your family lots of strength.

9:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss. it is never easy to say goodbye,and it is so ahrd to be alone after so long together. You are in our prayers. Pat A (rntravelerpat)

11:34 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

Christine, please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your dear Robert.


4:55 AM  
Blogger Owens Family Adventures said...

I am so sorry for your loss and please know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers today. Even though I am over here in you need anything?

5:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My heart is with you at this transition time. You two made such a great couple. I remember when he drove you over to Pirate's so we could all go to the quilt show. Your feet were bothering you and he didn't want you to get too tired out.

Take joy and comfort in your memories and your family.

Fondly, Judy (DJzMom)

10:13 AM  
Anonymous Jonna Osborne aka fixin2quilt aka JulietDeltaOscar said...

Christine: I am a long-time follower of your blog and purchaser of your patterns, and I always enjoyed when you would post about things you and Robert did together and especially how you two celebrated various milestones, anniversaries, etc. What a loss for you and your family. We quilters love you dearly, and you are in our thoughts and prayers.

10:22 AM  
Blogger Del said...

Christine - I am sad for you and your family. And, strangely, for myself because I never met your very special guy. The Mary Frye poem that Gerrie wrote out gave me a lot of comfort when my husband died and I hope it will also comfort you. Hold those good memories in your heart. A trip to meet, have lunch and go to the quilt shop is even more important now - sometime this summer, eh?
Love, Del-at-home

1:21 PM  
Blogger sophie said...

I am shocked and so sorry to read your news. You are in my prayers, my friend.

2:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sincere condolences to you and yours. Pleae don;t forge to take time for youduring all the funeral doings.

Ethel Chinander aka Cookie234

2:23 PM  
Blogger Sew Create It - Jane said...

Oh Christine I am so sorry to read your news. It is clear your husband was your rock, your best friend. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time and I hope the coming days, months years bring you peace.

(((Love and hugs)))

2:30 PM  
Blogger Collagemama said...

Oh, Christine, your news hit me like a blow to the chest. I was reminded of you early yesterday evening when I saw a a flower seedhead down by the creek. It reminded me of your hair, very white and soft. A second later half the seed fluff was gone in one strong gust of wind.

3:04 PM  
Blogger Miriam said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Christine.
Sincere condolences.


3:47 PM  
Blogger Lina said...

I never quite know what to say at times like this, but please know that my sympathies and my prayers are with you and your family.

6:06 PM  
Blogger BrendaLou said...

Christine, you know you and Robert have been in my will continue to be. My sympathies got out to you. May we hold you up in a huge hug!

10:34 PM  
Blogger Vicky~ stichr ~ said...

Good bye Robert, feed them well in your next adventure!

Keep us in the loop Christine, so we can help you through this.

10:52 AM  
Blogger Deborah said...

I am so very very sorry for your loss.

11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my your fond memories help heal the hole in your heart.
<3 judi

12:45 PM  
Blogger Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

I am very saddened that you have lost your life companion. I hope it helps you through this sad time to know that so many are thinking of you. May your warm loving memories sustain you.

4:07 PM  
Blogger Rayna said...

Oh, Christine - I am so sorry to read of your loss. There are simply no words-- but my heart is with you and I wish you all the strength you need to get through this difficult time.
warmest thoughts,

6:24 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. Take Care. Rebecca

5:20 AM  
Blogger Meggie said...

Oh Christine.
I wish I could hug you.
I have no words. Love, megXXX

1:27 AM  
Blogger jpsam said...

Dear Christine,
I am so sorry to read this. Please know that I am thinking about you.
My deepest sympathy,

5:20 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

3:23 AM  
Blogger Mego said...

My heart goes out to you Christine. I have been reading about 'your Robert' for years. Just a couple months ago I was reading how he taught the boys to make his jam. My thoughts are with you.

9:45 PM  
Anonymous Carol Maclaskey said...

Christine. I just clicked onto your blog for the first time ever just now. I saw the apron and it made me smile. I'm married to a chef who RARELY cooks for me and I am forever being sort-of cranky about it when I am SO wanting to quilt and he is not inclined to cook. I will stop complaining and love him more and cherish the time that we still have together. I was so moved by your post. You're a brave woman. I will be thinking of you and remembering you in my prayers.

10:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Christine, It was an honor to work with you and Robert and get to know you both. Now I am 3,000 miles away and wishing I could have seen him again in recent years. I'll never forget you describing how you felt about him about thirty-six years ago. You made me understand that a real deep friendship makes a marriage beautiful. Friends to the core. My deepest sympathy and many hugs to you. Love, Marlene

2:58 PM  
Blogger Waterrose said...

I'm so sorry. Hugs and peace.

8:36 PM  
Blogger Teresa said...

I have not been reading blogs for a bit, but always need to catch up on yours when I do get back to it.

I am so sorry that Robert has passed. I have always enjoyed reading about your life with him and I hope I have as many years and wonderful memories with my husband as you have had with yours. Robert was a special man.

7:40 AM  
Blogger Feather on a Wire said...

Dear Christine,
I'm so very sorry to hear of his passing. It must be so painful for you. My apologies for not keeping up and hearing this sooner.
I cannot imagine what this is like,
With much love,

7:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Christine - I was just catching up on some blogs after over a month and just heard about Robert. I am so sorry for your loss. I could tell from your posts that you were a true team and that there was a lot of love there. He will be close to you in your heart and your memories. Take care of yourself.

3:31 PM  
Anonymous Carolyn - What Life Dishes Out said...

What a special thing to have had what you did together! I imagine this blog will be good company for you and a wonderful record of your life together over the past few years. Take care of yourself!

4:05 AM  

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