[Nfbc-info] on the move

Mary Willows mwillows at sbcglobal.net
Sat May 28 05:13:58 UTC 2016

Aw, Lauren:
I am so happy for you that you will be near your family but I am so sad for
us that we are loosing you.  It has been wonderful working with you and
getting to know you.  Always know that there is a place for you at the
California table at the conventions.

Love forever,
Mary Willows

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Thank you,
Mary Willows, President NFBC
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-----Original Message-----
From: NFBC-Info [mailto:nfbc-info-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Lauren
Merryfield via NFBC-Info
Sent: Friday, May 27, 2016 9:57 PM
To: 'NFB of California List'
Cc: Lauren Merryfield; 'NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List'
Subject: [Nfbc-info] on the move


Well, I didn't know it would happen quite this fast, but although I've been
absolutely, totally, unequivocably, in the category of no, zip, nada, in
finding a place to live here that is less expensive or with more amenities,
I have found a home elsewhere. I will be living closer to my daughter,
son-in-law, and my grandson who is due in July. I am relocating, at the end
of June, to Eugene, Oregon. 


I will miss my California Federationists, work colleagues and church
friends, and my position as secretary of the Canes and Tails chapter.
Hopefully I will see some of you if I can ever get to another national
convention in the future. 


Besides the grandma in me longing to be nearer to that baby, my body is
dealing with much pain and illness to where 8-hour workdays just are too
overwhelming anymore. And the expense of things here in the bay area, Good
Grief, Charlie Brown!  My rent has been hiked up 3 times in a year's time.
I'm not putting up with that anymore. 


I will miss the heat here. Having lived in the Pacific Northwest before, I
will need to reacclamate to the jacket mode year-round. I hope my ears will
not have fluid issues as they did in the Marysville, WA, area. 


I thank everyone for hanging in with me in WA and CA and hope things go well
in OR for me. 


I will be moving to an independent-living center where I will have more
help, which I need at this point in my life. I will be retiring from Travis
AFB on June tenth. So if someone is looking for a position as a phone
operator, contact Steve Hopkins at:707-424-2586 or 707-424-9072. 


Lauren Merryfield, the cat mom.  Of course, the kitties are going with me.  


Blessings in Jesus' name:

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy,
peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and
self-control. There is no law against these things!

   --Galatians 5:22-23, NLT

My digital evangelism blog is at:

w w w . ask in jesus name . org (remove the spaces). 

Advice from my cats:"meow when you feel like it." 




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