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Thank You from The Entire Extended LEPP Family 
 
Jun. 14, 2011 1:35 am 
Updated: Jun. 22, 2011 11:10 am
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 This has taken me way too long to thank all of you....Each and every one of you! Allrecipes Gals and Guys have mentored me thru all this....without you all, I COULD NOT have survived. Marley and Me are doing okay.... It's just now 10 weeks since we lost Danny. I'm starting to  figure out the financials, the insurances, the house stuff , the car stuff....I miss his snoring!
     I thank you all for the donations for the memorial bench and the beautiful Maple tree in his small town of 900 pop. in Ashley, North Dakota....you can't even imagine what it means, not only to our family, but to the town.The Lepp family were farmers for many years until they moved to town but that is how Danny got into the Quarry and Rock business. He knew heavy equipment, parts, and how to fix them when he was younger....He drove a tractor on the farm at 8 years old and driver's license at 13. He grew up fast.....was pregnant and married at 16,baby born at 17, worked as a Meat Cutter at the grocery store until he graduated Ashley High School in 1976.. I am a proud step mom of a gorgeous 35 year old with a smile just like his Dad's! Danny finished college in Texas in 1980 from East Texas State (now Texas A&M) and found his way to Florida.....this is where I come in! I was 28, he was 25...taller, smarter,calmer than I was! Such a catch! And such a nice guy....teddy bear....sweet sweet man! We never fought, argued ( well not much!) it was US against the WORLD for 26 1/2 years! Super great marriage to my Best friend...We worked hard, played hard, loved a bunch....I will miss him forever...he is saving me a place in Heaven.
     Thank you especially to Carrie, Baking Nana, Lady Sparkle, and our Redneckgramma....for doing all that you have done without me knowing and keeping his spirit alive! I cannot thank you all enough!
     Sending everyone a KENTUCKY (((((BEAR HUG)))))) and Marley KISSES!

Love you all and thanks so much,
Cindy Lepp
and Marley
Danny and Cindy Lepp
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Comments
Jun. 14, 2011 4:56 am
Cindy - You are so very loved. Thank you for sharing your life and your journey with us. How fortunate that you and Danny found each other and loved each other so much. Danny's spirit is alive and well.
 
Saveur 
Jun. 14, 2011 6:22 am
Cindy, you are such an angel! It was wonderful seeing you Saturday..I know the trip was a big step for you. You have a ton of strenghth in that tiny bod of yours, girl! Ohio (((hugs))) to you and Marley.
 
Carrie 
Jun. 14, 2011 6:27 am
Cindy, I am so happy that you are happy with the memorial and that the bench and tree will be in his childhood for many years to come for people to enjoy. For his friends and family a place to sit awhile and feel Danny's presence in your hearts. You are so fortunate to have had true love in your life though like you, I wish it had gone on forever in life like it will in your heart.
 
Bibi 
Jun. 14, 2011 6:28 am
Cindy, for my small part, you are welcome. I hope we have a chance to meet someday. My husband has relatives near Benton and Paducah and in Trigg County, as well, so I'm familiar with farm communities. God used those people as molds when he made the "salt of the earth", and I'm sure Danny was no exception!
 
Jun. 14, 2011 6:34 am
Sending my love to you sweetie! And love those Marley girl kisses! I was thrilled that you and Maggi decided to come on Saturday. Was so good to finally give you a great big HUG! You know I'm here for you!! XOXOXO!!!
 
Jun. 14, 2011 6:49 am
Cindy, my part was small, also, and your sweet and tender thank you note has brought me to tears. You are such a valuable person in this huge world, and many people have benefited from your love and kindness. I am so proud and lucky to have met you in person. You are very much loved by many.
 
Jun. 14, 2011 6:51 am
Cindy, your kindness has always shown and your strength at a time like this I truely admire. My heart goes out to you and I value your friendship. It was our pleasure to be a part of this and the girls did a fantastic job at making it happen. Perhaps, someday, we too will get to meet.
 
Jun. 14, 2011 6:56 am
Cindy, you are so very welcome! What little bit I offered came from deep in my heart, and I too am thankful for the gals that took the reins! They gave direction to those of us wanting to express our sorrow for you and to reach out to you in some way. You will never walk alone Cindy, XOXOX to you and Marley.
 
mis7up 
Jun. 14, 2011 7:39 am
Oh my tears. I just saw the blog. It really touched my heart. He will be missed but, I know he's saving you a spot there in heaven. The girlies here did an awesome job putting such an awesome tribute together for you and Marley for Danny. I wish I was there to help keep you company. Hugs always. ;-)
 
Jun. 14, 2011 8:01 am
Quite a miracle when a little bit of love and caring shows in the world. You and Danny are so deserving of every bit of it.
 
Catty 
Jun. 14, 2011 8:02 am
Cindy and Marley, You hold a special place in our hearts. As you begin this new part of your life, we are always here for you.
 
Jun. 14, 2011 8:28 am
Your thank you made me weep. It is a small miracle when we each do finally find our soul mate. Your match was made in heaven, where you will be together again. Meanwhile we here continue to accept and be ever grateful for your extremely kind heart and wonderful advise. Your warm and welcoming ways to the "newbies" is what affected me, personally. I know it continues on because I see it almost every day. In your sorrow and loss this community of such amazing people found a way, from one coast completely across to the other coast, to come together and do something that none of us alone could have done. Even though we have never met, and on a street somewhere I would not "recognize" you, I consider you and so many others here to be friends. You and Marley are making your way, and you know you have a world wide network of friends walking with you every day.
 
Jun. 14, 2011 8:30 am
Dearest Cindy, I think of you everyday and hope you are finding peace in your heart. It was GREAT to see the photos of you in OH. I'm currently stuck trying to embed fonts for the book. I've had two folk to come here to help me (no luck). Have another scheduled to visit next week. (I research and try things. . .no luck so far, who knew) Next step will be to take the data to Kinko's and see if they can do it. . .sigh. . .I'm thankful to have it all in one place. I'm beginning to suspect the avatars, which I will not forfeit. Big hugs to you!!!! And Marley too :)
 
Jun. 14, 2011 8:45 am
Oh, LS! This note took me FOREVER because everytime I'd have everything "Pretty" and I would go to publish....I had the exact same problem with all that gibberish showing up as Carrie did with that one blog....so I redid it and redid it and I messed it up a little but finally gave up and hit publish....so obviously...I am no help! Bless your heart .....I don't think there is anything so frustrating as fighting with a silly inanminate object like a computer! Everytime I almost think I know what I'm doing...the darn thing shows me who's boss!
 
Jun. 14, 2011 9:00 am
Love you! Next time warn me to grab the tissues before I come to visit (= Btw, I am happy to send my son for a visit - maybe his snoring will help (=
 
Jun. 14, 2011 9:02 am
[back to bed for me - this is an unGodly hour!]
 
LMF443 
Jun. 14, 2011 9:26 am
Cindy, I wasn’t around the buzz when this all happened so I only came in at the tail end. So let me offer you my deepest condolences and thank you for all your help through my current situation. It is greatly appreciated
 
Jun. 14, 2011 9:35 am
Again another Outstanding blog that is typed through tears.:) I can not and will never understand how a person just keeps on keeping on after such a Trial of Life. How is it possible to come out the other side> Whole? Loosing a Beloved Spouse/child/parent? I have lost my mother but I only knew her for 15 years and she was only around about 1/2 that time.I have been married longer then I knew her. I would/will be a basket case if something(God Forbid) happened to my Sugarbear! I am heart broken for your Loss Cindy.
 
Jun. 14, 2011 9:47 am
Cindy, thanks so much for sharing this with us and opening up to us AR foodies/family. We were all very touched. We are here for you as you start your next chapter in life. Love, LC
 
Jun. 14, 2011 12:59 pm
I can't think of anyone on the Buzz that deserves the outpouring of support & affection more, Cindy. You're the heart of our virtual community.
 
Staci 
Jun. 14, 2011 1:10 pm
Ditto what VA Mom said. I've been so blessed to even have been the smallest part of this journey. You're an inspiration to us all.
 
Becky 
Jun. 14, 2011 1:34 pm
Cindy, I would also like to thank you for all of your help over the past months. You are truly an inspiration. I hope that bench and Maple tree provide rest and shade to that lovely town in North Dakota!! (((HUGS))) from another Floridian!
 
Jun. 14, 2011 2:13 pm
no thanks needed here...we all love you. we share a bond, my luck was she survived, i wish your luck had gone as well. he was a very lucky man for finding you. on a lighter side, much lighter...now i think you are a cradle-robbing dawg dresser, lol.
 
Jun. 14, 2011 2:37 pm
Cindy, it has been nothing but a pleasure (okay, sometimes a painful, heartbreaking pleasure) to know you and be your friend over the past couple of years. You are a special creature!
 
SueC 
Jun. 14, 2011 3:42 pm
Cindy, you are one courageous, dignified woman and I have learned alot from you, food related and not.Stay strong as you enter the next chapter in your book of Life.My sister lives in Paducah and I would love the 2 of you to get together, I know you both would have a ball!
 
pattyD 
Jun. 14, 2011 3:42 pm
Cindy, as I followed your journey, my heart broke a little each day for you. I also have taken that journey and I knew what laid ahead for you. I wish I could have helped you in some small way, but you are still in my thoughts and prayers. You will learn that you are stronger than you thought you were, but don't be afraid to ask for help. You are very much loved here. Even though we have never met, I feel a bond with you. May the Good Lord comfort you and watch over you in the days ahead.
 
Jun. 14, 2011 4:16 pm
The picture you posted of you & Danny says it all - pure love & devotion. I will keep you in my prayers.
 
Jun. 15, 2011 5:01 am
For my tiny part in this, I need no thanks. It's hard to watch someone go thru such loss and not be able to do anything. Thanks to those ladies we had a way to give something to you. If you are ever in Missouri please stop by, you're always welcome here. For now I'll just have to keep you in my thoughts.
 
Jun. 15, 2011 5:37 am
Just found this today and am crying again! DH wants to know what is going on in that cooking site! No thanks necessary, it was a small thing to do on my end, BN, LS, Carrie, they get the big thanks. DH had a heart attack 3 years ago and I nearly lost him. I know some of what you are dealing with and cannot imagine the rest. You and Marley are in my prayers as you walk into the next phase of your life. And if you come to Indiana we have to meet!
 
Jun. 15, 2011 7:12 am
Cindy, this brought tears to my eyes. I know someday you will meet up with your teddy bear again! Until then, I continue to pray for your strength, and comfort. We love you!
 
Jun. 15, 2011 8:34 am
glad to see you around. No thanks is necessary, I only started a thread, and I needed to stay with it as it got too long to leave for any length of time then try to play catch up. I did leave the party for a bit as I had another engagement, but was glad to see other hostesses step in.
 
Jun. 15, 2011 9:18 am
Cindy, as I followed your life story my heart went out to you along with a lot of thoughts and prayers. I lost my Mom, Nancy - she'll be gone a year on June 30th and the passing of a loved one is never easy. And while I'm sure you miss Danny very much just know that he'll always be in your heart. I'm glad I could help in some small way. I wish I could have helped more. And, while no thanks is necessary I hope the memorial gives you and your family a sense of peace. I wish you all the best.
 
Jun. 15, 2011 9:28 am
We were so glad you felt up to coming to the Ohio 2011 reunion. It was great seeing you! We are back in NM enjoying the DRY heat! Take care....
 
Jun. 15, 2011 9:46 am
YW CindyLooWho! Did I tell you that you are looking gorgeous btw? So glad you came to Saveurs, it was good seeing you!
 
Jun. 15, 2011 12:58 pm
Darlin' Cindy! No thanks necessary here but I am just grateful I was able to participate in a small part for you and Danny. You have been a much loved part of the AR family for as long as I have been a member and I am sure long before that. I went through a very similar experience when I lost my dear Max, hubby of 50 years in July of 2007 to cancer so I knew exactly what you were going through. It is hard to start over but the memories of the love you shared and life you enjoyed together will never be gone. Just know I love you and am sending warm ((((hugs)))) from Texas and if I could meet you in person I would treasure that!!...Ginny
 
Jun. 15, 2011 4:17 pm
Cindy, I have to say thank you to YOU rather than you thanking us. You have shown tremendous courage and grace, as you walked your path of love and loss. I keep you in my prayers and yes, Danny is waiting for you. Hold his love for you and all your memories, close to your heart, hugs to you - Conda
 
Jun. 15, 2011 4:19 pm
Cindy, Thank you for sharing your life here. I've appreciated you answering my questions. To know you went through something so difficult with your grace touches me!
 
Jun. 15, 2011 6:33 pm
Like Maureen said, thanks for sharing life's ups and downs with us. I know this is a tough journey for you. I hope our love & support can carry you along. Great to see you at the Ohio gathering:)
 
Puck 
Jun. 15, 2011 7:48 pm
Cindy, you have such a big and genuine heart, no one can help but love you! Those of us who have followed your journey have been by your side in spirit throughout. I know some days it must feel like you are chasing the sun through the rain, but your strength, your loved ones and your fantastic memories of life with Danny will carry you far. And I want to thank you for talking to me the other night- I called you hoping to make you feel better, and instead you helped and comforted me. A testament to how truly selfless and wonderful you are :) God bless you and Marley!
 
Jun. 15, 2011 11:21 pm
These AR foodies have huge hearts--how special is that.
 
Jun. 16, 2011 12:30 am
Very Special, my Love Breezy....
 
Jun. 16, 2011 9:54 am
Thank you, for allowing us to share part of ourselves with you, Cindy. Peace and blessings, Jan
 
Jun. 16, 2011 10:32 am
I have always believed the saying "What goes around, comes around" and this is a perfect example. You have been so kind and welcoming to new people here and have been helpful to so many of us that it just followed that we wanted to help you in whatever small way we could. In addition, you handled yourself with such courage and grace, it was (is) admirable. I hope you find it gets just a little easier each day, Chris
 
Keri 
Jun. 16, 2011 12:39 pm
Oh Cindy, it is we who should thank YOU for allowing us the precious gift of your friendship and letting us get to "know" Danny through your words. Your love for one another was strikingly evident in every photo and every one of your posts. The strength of your relationship with Danny has been an inspiration to me and if I can have even a fraction of that in my own relationship with Dennis, I will be a happy woman indeed. God bless you, sweetie. ((((HUGS)))) right back at you and please kiss Marley between the eyes for me!
 
Wendie 
Jun. 16, 2011 1:32 pm
Oh Cindy, what you're going thru' makes me cry, but with a slight smile. The combination of great loss with love and support of friends, with your ability to move forward through this, with Marley - well, it's overwhelming, and practically takes my breath away. You, the extended Lepp family, and the wonderful A/R folks, who prove genuine, good people exist in cyberspace, are simply spectacular human beings. All the best, and I'm thinking of you and Danny, as we prepare for our Relay For Life here in Chenango County NY. Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back, and always with love. Blessings to you, Cindy.
 
Jun. 16, 2011 3:27 pm
You are so welcome Cindy and it was our pleasure to take part in this. You are an amazingly strong woman. Thank you for the wonderful friendship.
 
Jun. 16, 2011 4:55 pm
I don't remember how I first learned of the quandry that you and Danny were facing. I remember finding your story at Caring Bridge and I became attached to it because of my own diagnosis. I learned many important things from your story that I was (am) able to apply to myself. A gift like that cannot be repaid so I pay it forward wherever I can. Thank you.
 
Jun. 16, 2011 8:04 pm
Glad to hear you & Marley are doing well. Everyone here that participated was glad to do so and you're very welcome. Big thumbs up to BN, Carrie, Lady Sparkle & RNG for taking the lead.
 
Lace 
Jun. 17, 2011 4:30 am
We're so glad that you and Danny's family liked the bench and tree so much. Thank you for sharing a bit of Danny's life with us. He was quite an extraordinary example of a fine family man that worked hard to accomplish his goals from a young age. You're fortunate to have had so much quality time together and he's so lucky to have found YOU!
 
Anissa 
Jun. 17, 2011 10:43 am
So glad to hear that you are doing well Cindy. You are one special lady and all of us here are lucky to have you share your heart and your life with us.
 
Jun. 17, 2011 8:40 pm
Oh, Mike...I pray for you everyday....you are so special! Do you have a Caringbridge?
 
Jun. 18, 2011 4:20 pm
From the Roeper-Snedden family to you and your family {{{HUGSSS}}}. I'm sorry I didn't know.
 
Jun. 18, 2011 4:32 pm
No, Cindy, I didn't subscribe. I thought I would but my cancer was caught at stage 2 and was very treatable and the kind folks right here on AR were very much all the support I needed. My family has far fewer miles between me and them than you and Danny so communication was not an issue. Caring Bridge was the perfect medium for you. I was declared cancer free and my last lab work was described as "the labs of a 20 year old"! I'm very sure your prayers for me have been answered. Thank you.
 
Jun. 18, 2011 4:39 pm
No, Cindy, I didn't subscribe. I thought I would but my cancer was caught at stage 2 and was very treatable and the kind folks right here on AR were very much all the support I needed. My family has far fewer miles between me and them than you and Danny so communication was not an issue. Caring Bridge was the perfect medium for you. I was declared cancer free and my last lab work was described as "the labs of a 20 year old"! When the nurse daid that, I thing a million frogs started jumping out of my throat.I'm very sure your prayers for me have been answered. Thank you.
 
Jun. 19, 2011 7:25 am
Cindy, you are a sweetheart! Thank you for sharing Danny with us. It was a pleasure meeting you last week! You are very brave. We all wish you comfort and prayers for strength at such a difficult time. Your courage is inspiring. Hugs sent from Michigan. Thank you for all you do in supporting us here on AR.
 
Jun. 22, 2011 11:10 am
Cindy, I wrote to you back when Danny was suffering thu his last days and told you that my brother had just passed on 2/5/11 of similar disease process. Glad to see that you are back to writing on the site. It's a tough situation but always remember your time together was good. I miss my brother every day but am glad that he is at peace. Marley looks like a fun dog. I recently became a new dog owner, Jazzmine a Welsh Terrier. She is making my days better and getting me out for much needed exercise. You are in my prayers and thoughts. Keep blogging!
 
 
 
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Cindy Capps Lepp

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Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Southern, Nouvelle, Quick & Easy

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About Me
Down here in Central Coast Florida since late Aug. 2012. I still cook and bake and its so good to be around family again!
My favorite things to cook
There is just one of me but I do cook dinner almost every night. I love easy dishes on the nights I really don't feel like cooking. Grandmommy Capps lived in Rocky Mount, NC....Sundays were a holiday! Dinner was at 2pm. Leftovers were snacks later(dark thirty)....she was a great biscuit and piemaker. Being the oldest of 23 grandchildren, I was the BEST dishwasher! Hand wash everything in a washpan! I know....you've never heard of it??? You need one to play as your wash sink,and then you rinse in the kitchen sink.....It was fun.....no air dry either....someone had to dry ALL the dishes! I love my Sis for that!
My favorite family cooking traditions
We have ham, blackeyed peas, collard greens, and corn muffins on New Year's Day for good luck! Peanut blossums are my favorite cookie for Christmas!
My cooking triumphs
"Banana Crumb Muffins" were delicious & gorgeous,looked store-bought!
My cooking tragedies
I have left the neck(in the bag) in the turkey in the past 5 years! I should know better! Always rememember to check BOTH ends of the turkey before you cook it! I'm Blonde...Sheesh!!
 
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