Yesterday, Sept. 9th, 2008 was our Mother's 93rd birthday. We celebrated Mom's birthday at my sister, Maureen's home in Little Rock, AR., with a great dinner, the opening of cards and the flowers that were sent from grandchildren and nephew. She is just awsome, we kidded her saying that "here you are again, 39 years young." She just laughed and said "you need to turn that number around." Now that's pretty darn quick and witty. She is so funny. Always a smile on her face and she is just the most gracious lady that I know. So thankful for all the great care she receives from Maureen, Tom and Leslie. Mom, we love you so much and were so happy to be able to share this special day with you.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
My first visit in Amish country, it was great, Betty and I took a day and drove to Shipshewana, IN. It is the heart of the Amish. Their stores, like the cheese factory below, their furniture stores, what artesians they are, their bakeries, so very, very good. Horse and buggies travel up and down the streets along with the car traffic. It was really amazing to see. Their prices are very reasonable and then there are their farms, so beautifully landscaped and manicured. A very gentle and relaxing way of life.
Joe and Betty as we start off for a ride on the lake. We had another great visit with some very special friends. Their cabin sits right on the lake with a deck to sit on to enjoy the great view. As Joe often says, "what lucky ducks we are".
Thursday, August 14, 2008
I have been off line for several days. Somehow I had picked up a nasty and dangereous virus. I am so thankful that Gayle's daughter, Cindy, was able to fix it all, I am soooo grateful. We are up and running and I hope never to have this problem again.