Thursday, March 27, 2008


Happy 4th Birthday, Buddy

We rescued and adopted Buddy on April 15th, when he was 13 months old from the animal shelter in East Providence, RI. We were told that he had been badly abused and needed special handling. We had difficulty getting his love and trust in the beginning, but with great patience and a week of training, he has become a loving addition to our family.

Happy Birthday, Dad
Today if you were with us, we would be celebrating your 86th birthday
Edmund Joseph Pacheco was born March 27, 1922, the son of the late Virginia and Manuel Pacheco. He died on June 10, 1986 at the early age of 64. The photo below is when he was in the US Army in 1944, the year I was born.


A silent thought, a secret tear,
keeps your memory ever dear.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Memories of Easter

Easter has always been a special day. My memories of Easter goes back to when I was a child of five, always loving to dress up with a new dress, new Buster Brown shoes and a flowered hat. Accessories were also added to include a new hankie, purse and gloves. The photo at the left was taken April1949.
Going to St Francis Xavier Church in East Providence, RI was a family ritual.

Added to our family Easter tradition was a visit to relatives in the afternoon after our Easter dinner with Nana Pacheco and family on Warren Avenue in East Providence. We first would go to Roger Williams Park in Providence to take pictures. The photos that follow were taken at my Aunt Rosie and Uncle Manny's Medeiros's house on Douglas Avenue in Providence Easter 1955. I am eleven going on twelve and my brother, Edmund is seven.

My parents and Aunt Rosie and Uncle Manny have moved on to heaven.

Once I was married I continued the Easter tradition. There would be new Spring clothes, including the shoes. Now with children we would decorate Easter eggs and have an Easter egg hunt around the kitchen and living room. We would only allow those two rooms for the bunny to hide their eggs. John Michael are oldest and his brother, Mark Alan (they are 27 months apart) would go to the side door to get their Easter basket of goodies, always a book and small toy, usually a small Tonka truck or Hot Wheel car. After they removed their goodies and ate a few candy eggs or a marshmellow peep chick they would use their basket to gather their eggs. This photo below was taken by our son, John Michael age 7 and 8 months. He and his brother are wearing a plaid leisure suits, with a pastel dress shirt. They each were left from the easter bunny a bunny bank that you can see in the photo.

Did you know that the bunny as an Easter symbol seems to have it's origins in Germany, where it was first mentioned in German writings in the 1500s. The first edible Easter bunnies were made in Germany during the early 1800s. These were made of pastry and sugar.

You can read more about Easter by going to

This photo was taken with the Easter bunny in 1976. John Michael is 5 almost 6 and Mark Alan is 4 The Easter bunny was visiting the Lincoln Mall.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Emotional roller coaster

I found a great site
I have created a slideshow of the items I have listed in my Ebay store,

I started doing Ebay to help me cope with the sudden unexpected lost of my mother. She died on August 16, 2004 while I was in South Carolina enjoying the arrival of my first grandson, Nolan Bryce Corbett, born on August 6, 2004.

I received the call on the 16th from my sister telling me I needed to return to Rhode Island immediately. I said to her why do I need to return now when Mom's birthday party isn't until the 25th, and all the plans are all set. I plan on staying here until the 20th and then returning. She shocked me by saying I need you here now, not for planning her birthday party but for her funeral.

I was in emotional shock and just could not believe what was happening I was on an emotional roller coaster, excited,thrilled and filled with joy for the birth and arrival of our newest first member of the Corbett family and at the same time now
so sad and depressed with the death of my mother.

In Memory of MY MOTHER,

Mary Kathyrn Medeiros Pacheco

August 16, 2004

She is always on my mind and I dedicated my Ebay ME page to her. When I visit my store each day I take a moment to see her smiling face and say a prayer that she is happy to be in heaven with my dad and her Mom and Dad and her sister and brothers. Someday I, too, will join them.

Below if you click on the link you will see the slide show I created. Enjoy:)

View this slideshow created at One True Media
Kathleens Boutique 3-21-08

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Rules for a Happy Marriage

Rules for a Happy Marriage

1. Never both be angry at the same time.

2.Never yell at each other unless the house is on fire.

3.If one of you has to win an argument, let it be your mate.

4. If you have to criticize. do it lovingly.

5. Never bring up mistakes of the past.

6. Neglect the whole world rather than each other.

7. Never go to sleep with an argument unsettled.

8.At least once every day try to say one kind or complimentary thing to your life's partner.

9. When you have done something wrong, be ready to admit it and ask for forgiveness.

10. It takes two to make a quarrel, and the one in the wrong is the one who does the most talking.