My Life in a Nut Shell

3 surgeries for Endometriosis, countless medications, and lots of difficult years trying to conceive. We put the medical stuff on hold and decided to work on being parents instead. In July of 2000 we were blessed beyond all measure with a phone call announcing the birth of our daughter, Megan. Megan's birth mother had given birth the day before and was leaving the hospital. We had no warning that Megan was coming. At 4:29 in the afternoon we were a couple, at 4:30 we were parents. Deciding that we wanted a sibling for Megan, we looked into all our options. This time insurance covered IVF. One round and we were blessed with triplets, Abigail, Brigid, and Caroline. Did you know that there is a 70% chance of divorce in families of Higher Order Multiples? Almost two years after the triplets were born my ex-husband and I separated and eventually divorced. During that time both my Mother and Father passed away from cancer. In February of 2007 my sister came to live with us to help out. In December of 2008 she had to leave so now it is me on my own with the girls. In February 2010, Lisa passed away and finally found her own Peace.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Passing of My Uncle Keith

McCall, Walter Keith 86, passed peacefully at home on Saturday, October 25, 2008. Mr. McCall was born in Chicago, Illinois. In 1943 he proudly served his country as an Army Private, Company E, 3rd Signal Training Battalion at Camp Kohler in California. Mr. McCall was a 1947 graduate of the University of Illinois, Champagne - College of Engineering. His many professional accomplishments include: Design Engineer for Raymond Loewy, designing systems for the first Greyhound Scenicruiser bus, work on camera optics of the U2 spy plane, and various other military programs. In 1968, Walter applied his wise counsel and guiding hand to a new startup company, called Mini-Systems, that is still operating 40 years later, supplying critical components for the U.S. Military, Aerospace and Medical industries. Later in his working career, he acquired a U.S. Patent for a method of circuit board production. In his retirement, Mr. McCall was an active member of Pinellas County S.C.O.R.E Chapter 115 and was presented with an award for Counselor of the Year . Mr. McCall was also active as a volunteer with the Morton Plant Hospital Foundation in Clearwater . He was the son of the late Walter and Isabella (Dunlop) McCall from Scotland and loving brother of the late Isabelle Bock. He was the loving husband of Joan (Jorgensen) for 42 years who preceded him in death in 1993. He is survived by his two sons and their children/ families Glen A. and Tracie McCall and their children: Ian, Finnegan and Owen of Oklahoma and Brian S. McCall and Roxanne Bayle, Tyler and Brianna Bayle of Florida; Nieces Lisa and Kristina Jorgensen and nephew Eric Jorgensen. Mr. McCall is also survived by his lifelong college friend of 63 years, Mr. Glen Robertson of Sarasota, Florida as well as the many friends and caregivers that helped care for him in his late life. Friends will be received for visitation at the Hubbell Funeral Home, 499 N. Indian Rocks Road, Belleair Bluffs, Thursday 10/30 from 4-7 pm. Services will be held in the Hubbell Chapel on Friday 10/31 at 10:00 am with burial to follow at Serenity Gardens Memorial Park, 13401 Indian Rocks Road, Largo. Flowers can be sent to Hubbell Funeral Home.
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