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Lizette's Silly Saturday...seriously!

Jerome AZ Window Bunnies

As I was digging around for my treasures in Mom's attic, I found this 1994 picture that I took in Jerome, AZ., An old copper mining town outside of Prescott.

Mom and Dad had flown in from Kentucky for a visit with me in Mesa. Just prior to the visit, I had just found out that my Dad had cancer. It would be our last road trip where he felt well enough to go somewhere. I was engulfed by sadness...but I was thrilled they had come out to visit!

We were walking along the dusty Jerome sidewalks and I spotted this window display. The bunnies caught our eye and he wanted me to take a picture of them. Dad had such a wonderful time as we acted silly and cut up. He loved to tease and joke. It was like time stood still as we laughed.

These rabbits brought back the wonderful memory of Dad as he must have been so afraid of what was in store for him. He passed away the next year in July right before his birthday. He was my hero and this Easter these silly bunnies remind me that he is still here in spirit.   

He wouldn't want me to take life so I won't! 

Comment balloon 24 commentsLizette Fitzpatrick • April 11 2009 10:12AM


I love this....Happy Easter! Are those rhinestone cowboys?

Posted by Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395 (Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395) over 9 years ago

I loved the picture but the story was bitter/sweet. I hope you have a happy Easter.

Posted by Luke Constantino, Residential/Commercial Real Estate Brooklyn NY (Brooklyn/Manhattan Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Lizette: Isn't it strange how something like these little Musical Bunnies can evoke both happy and sad one time?   Thank you for sharing, my friend.  

Posted by Kat DeLong, Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate ( (Wheeler Steffen Sotheby's Int. Realty) over 9 years ago

what a nice memory- I am sure dad smiled when he saw these bunnies as well..hoping that is the thought that crosses your mind as you reflect on this photo. Thanks for sharing- very colorful.

Posted by Michele Connors, Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor (The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County) over 9 years ago

Hi Lizette~ Isn't is amazing how well our memories serve us?  I love the bunnies and the bling!  I miss my dad too! You will probably laugh, but whenever I eat grits, I think of him.... I hope you have a Happy Easter!    

Posted by Vickie McCartney, Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY (Maverick Realty) over 9 years ago

Karen - They look like rhinestone bunnies! LOL

Luke - Thanks! I hope you have some fun this Easter...seriously!

Kat - I thought about that as I sort of found this one picture by accident while in the attic. It wasn't in the photo box. Maybe, Dad put it out to remind me!

Michelle - You are right! I remember his laugh and huge smile as we stood there at the window. It brightens my day.

Vicki - Isn't it strange, but good how little things we do remind us of memories that impact our lives?

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 9 years ago

Great story, great picture.  But better yet - great memories.  Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Irene Tron over 9 years ago

Lovely post...thank you for sharing this.    And also for making me laugh!

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) over 9 years ago

Thank you for sharing the funny bunnies and the heartfelt salute to your Father.

Posted by Debra Cernick (DeShazer Ryan Realty) over 9 years ago

Hi Lizette, What a great accident you had finding that photo and bringing back wonderful memories of your Dad.

I see quite similar pieces of artwork when I go to the local folk art auction here in Buford.

Posted by Cynthia Bartch, Redesigned Spaces; All Round Nice Gal (Home Stager/Property Stylist & more! Granville, Ohio) over 9 years ago

Hey, Lizette. Talk about great timing. I hope that you have a Wonderful Easter, Jim

Posted by Jim & Maria Hart, Charleston, SC Real Estate (Brand Name Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Irene - Hope you have a fabulous Easter!

Li - Thanks for the comment! I just read your amazing profile. The island looks fabulous!

Debra - Thanks! Have a nice Easter!

Cynthia - I really enjoy some of the folk art too. I don't own any but I love to see it.

Jim & Maria - I hope you do too! Thanks!


Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 9 years ago

I really like the picture . It is bright colorful tells a story and is light hearted. Thanks for the p[ost and the message

Posted by Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros ( over 9 years ago

Let's play some music!  ....Na na na na Hey Jude!  I'm listening to Hey Jude as I'm typing this.

Posted by Goodbye Active Rain, Out of Real Estate over 9 years ago

Your dad is definitely looking down on you this Easter and sharing in a good laugh. Thank you for sharing your bittersweet story with us. And, I'm sorry for your loss. Charming photograph Lizettte! Cheers,

Amy's Sweet Signature

Posted by Amy Zender, Luxe Gal (eXp Realty | Luxury Homes) over 9 years ago

Ms Lizette,

I enjoyed your silly bunnies.

Your friend Nutsy

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Lizette... I always seem to find things just when I need them, not that I go looking but to stumble across such a great memory in time for Easter is's kismet!

Posted by Steve Loynd, 800-926-5653, White Mountains NH ( Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., ) over 9 years ago

I know how you miss your Daddy.    It's my first Easter without mine.   It still doesn't seem real.

But they are with us in spirit and looking down on us with love!

Posted by Connie King over 9 years ago

Lizette, Great Post, I really enjoyed reading it, Have a Wonderful Easter, and May God Bless!


Posted by Barbara Flannery, "Homes for Everyone In London Kentucky" (USA Realty,Inc.) over 9 years ago

Charlie - Thanks! I love colorful eye candy.

Tony - I love that song.

Amy - Hey girlfriend! Thanks for stopping in!  Happy Easter!

Nutsy - Be careful with those arrows.

Steve - You are right about that! Happy Easter!

Connie - It seems that they both are still here. Only a thought away. Happy Easter!!

Barbara - I hope everything is going smoothly for you this week. I'v been thinking of you.



Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 9 years ago

Lizette--What a cute picture and wonderful story. Glad that you have so many happy memories with your dad...Have a wonderful Easter Lizette! :)

Posted by Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro (Boardman Realty) over 9 years ago

Lizette- Interesting picture, beautiful.  But.... your wonderful words here just show the loving person you are.  I hope this picture will always be a happpy one for you with great memories.  Thank you for sharing this with us all. 

On a lighter side:  Do you know how long it has been since I first welcomed you ( as did so many others) here on Active Rain?  LOL....time is flying by is all I can say.  Hope you had a great Easter.

Posted by Bob Sloop, Consultant, Indianapolis, IN (RS Mortgage Consulting) over 9 years ago

Priceless picture that brings such great memories. I miss by Dad too, we were great buds.

Posted by Connie Lou Barnett, GRI,CRS,CRB,SRMM,ARA,PRS,SFR,QSC (Real Living/Home Realty) over 9 years ago

Teri - Hope you had a fabulous Easter!

Bob - I had to go back to look! It was March 13 ,2007 when I first arrived here. You were the very first associate and show support. Amazing how far we have come and how we have evolved as bloggers. Thanks for everything!

Connie - Sounds like we both were daddy's girls. As much as I loved him, I still was OK that he had to go. I know he's always with me.

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 9 years ago

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