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About Pillows A-La-Mode

I'm an education writer who loves to do things with my family and friends and make pillows and other crafty items in my free time . . . a happy way to live!

Goodby my friends


My name is David Scraper, Katherine’s husband.  It is with great sadness that I write this blog post for all of you out there who came to know and admire Katherine.  I know her last post told of her initiation into the “breast cancer club”. In typical Katherine fashion.what she didn’t say was that she had a rare aggressive form of breast cancer that was already in stage IV when it was diagnosed.  She fought long and hard in the brief time available to her but in the end the cancer won.  Katherine passed away on Wednesday, December 21st at 3:30 PM.  As one of our daughters-in-law said “The world is a sadder place without her.”

Life Right Now . . .


I’ve joined a “club” that some of my favorite people belong to but I’d hoped never to join . . . the Breast Cancer Club. My particular diagnosis involves 6 months of chemotherapy, then a mastectomy, then radiation. However, I have wonderful doctors and the best family/friend support group anyone could ever hope for, and I’m being showered daily with prayers and lovingkindness, so I’ve got this!

My blog will be on hiatus for awhile, but first I want to share something with you. A couple of years ago, my sweet granddaughter Ally drew the picture at the left for me while we were traveling somewhere in the car, and it’s been hanging on my wall ever since. Last night, she was stroking my hair, knowing that I’ll be losing it soon, and suddenly asked for a piece of white tape. A few minutes later, she showed me what she wanted it for . . . to change my crazy reddish hair into a chemo cap. Children are so perceptive and loving!

All shall be well! ♥