Sunday, November 29, 2009


It wouldn't be right if I didn't share a little about our days of Thanks. Thursday Grandpa and I had a quiet dinner for two. In the evening Tim, Kathy, Kyle, Kasey, Jared (Kasey's boyfriend) and Tori came for leftovers and dessert. They introduced me to a new card game called Dutch Blitz. Well it was new to me. You have to be fast and coordinated to play which I'm neither. The winner had to accumulate 75 points. I ended up with minus 54. I guess that tells the story about how good I was. I did have fun and it was worth every minus point I got.

Grandpa and I were invited to have a Thanksgiving dinner at John, Debbie, Erica and Michael's home. Debbie's Mom was suppose to be there also but on Thursday night she was taken to the hospital with chest pains. They did a heart Cath on her and said she had a very weak heart. They were told she would be in the hospital till Monday. John and Deb were up all night Thursday and didn't get home till Friday morning. They still proceeded to have a complete Thanksgiving dinner for us. The pictures I took were of the bookcase John made for their den and Michael giving me a pose while relaxing across the bed and I was able to see the Big Jesus in person. It is amazing to see.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

John's Scroll Art Projects

Today I am the Happy Mother: Our son, John, has developed skills in woodworking using the scroll saw. These are just a few of his work projects. The items are made out of all natural wood with no artificial coloring. I have not seen the Big Jesus in person but John sent it by email for us to view. The clock was made for his wife, Debbie, the car was a Christmas present to his Dad and the Holy Family, Jesus, Mary and Joseph, was my Christmas present in 2008 and hangs proudly in our living room.
We have been blessed as recipients of John's hobby and love for woodworking.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Congratulations to Bud and Rose Whitney on their 70th Wedding Anniversary. Grandpa and I were honored to be invited to their Anniversary reception. Rose and Bud were as charming and in love as they were 70 years ago. What an inspiration to those of us who know them. The pictures are as follows:
Rose, Bud and Becky (their daughter and our good friend)
The Anniversary Cake
Memory Pictures
Rose's Bridal Gown (she paid $17.00 for it 70 years ago)

Looking forward to their 75th Anniversary.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


I thought I would share some stories of interest to those that read this blog. The first one that came to mind is when I was staying at Tim and Kathy's house while they were on vacation. My job was to pick up Kyle at school and bring him home. Welllll! The day I went to pick him up I wasn't quite sure where I was to go. I did find him alright and was driving back home when I pulled up behind a school bus. I did stop because the red lights were flashing and the stop sign out. I waited and waited and nothing was happening except the kids in the back of the bus was waving me on to go around. I did just that and kids were walking in front of the bus and crossing the street. The bus driver blew his Horn and gave me a dirty look. Kyle, bless his heart didn't say anything except kind words to me like "That's OK Grandma". I knew he had to be embarrassed with the kids laughing on the bus. Now he is a senior in college and this story is a "Remember When" tale of terrors.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Jessica Nov. 15, 2009

Today is our granddaughter Jessica's birthday. She says she is 21+1. Jessica is our son, Steve's, daughter and lives in MN. We wish her the best birthday ever.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Birthday celebrations

Yesterday, my friends, Becky, Fran, and Dora took me out for lunch and a day of shopping. When I got home Grandpa and I headed off to celebrate my Aunt's 85th birthday at the VFW. If I survive to be 85 I hope I look and feel as good as my Aunt Sue. She is a survivor of Ovarian Cancer. Happy Birthday Aunt Sue.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Shopping was crazy!!!! Parking lots were full, stores busy, long lines at registers. Grandpa said we need to have a lot of patience today and he was right. It didn't stop me from filling my cart up with goodies. I'm afraid there are to many to mention and a few surprises along the way. We had a good time and had lunch at Wendy's. We sat by a window and kept watch of our car with all the treasures we had purchased. If there was an economy problem you sure could have fooled me.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Shopping and Veteran's Day

Today Grandpa and I are off to shop at Kohls. Our ad we received in the mail had a 30 percent off all items plus a $10.00 coupon to use. We have a few other places we plan on shopping at so maybe tomorrow I might have some interesting items to share with you.

We honor today all our Veterans who fought for us and who are fighting for us now. Freedom is not cheap. Happy Veterans Day to my Uncle Sam who fought in World War Two.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Happy Birthday to "Me"

Had a wonderful birthday with many cards, gifts and phone calls on Friday. Saturday we were invited to the Grubb's house for a chili supper and cake. Grandma had so much fun laughing and enjoying the birthday party. It sure makes getting older easier when your so loved.
In the pictures are Tori and Grandma plus Tori, Grandma and Kathy.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Trick or Treat

Living out in the country we don't get trick or treaters very often but this year we had the pleasure of having John Travolta and Olivia Newton John come to our door. What a surprise!!!! I must say they looked a little like our neighbors Dan and Sandi. I would have loved to hear them sing but they had other places to go. Maybe next year.