BECOMING BETTER

Jean Croker Petke


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Epilogue

  It is with much sadness that we post this.  Jean unexpectedly passed away on Sunday, December 1. She spent a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with both of her kids, their spouses and her grandson.  As is customary for our family, there was an abundance of good food and lots of conversation and laughter. Over the […]

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Stay tuned…

As we know, life doesn’t always go as planned. Jean had her surgery Tuesday, about two weeks ahead of schedule. The surgeon said he removed the majority of the tumor during a lengthy operation. The surgery went well and the doctors are pleased with her recovery to this point. The recovery, though, will take a […]

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The Pantry

I always have a list of stuff that needs to be done — not always a written list, but certainly a list in my head. Recently, the nagging item has been “Get the pantry back in order.” Earlier this spring I’d done a lot of baking and entertaining. My once neat pantry had gotten in […]

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Need help?

Need help?

Do you want to do things on your own and yet, you can’t quite pull it off? This condition afflicts many of us, in bigger or lesser ways: maybe it’s a problem you can’t seem to solve maybe it’s a habit you’ve had for a long time maybe it’s things you “ought” to do — […]

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Now what?

Now what?

For the last four springs I’ve played a recital in my home for friends. The first recital was attended by a few close friends and family. Now I do two recitals to accommodate the nearly forty people who want to come. The musical afternoons are filled with composer stories, conversation, tea, and cookies. Recital preparation […]

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