Sunday, October 25, 2009

Who Has A Birthday This Week?

My baby girls, Sarah and Rebecaa have a birthday this week. They turn 22 years old on October 30th, the day before Halloween. Happy Birthday beautiful girls.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Remembering My Dad

Back home in Minnesota for a visit this weekend, my dad passed away.
I can't imagine our family without him. He taught us the love of reading, the fun of photography, the importance of family and friends and the desire to write about life. We had lots of great family times and from his early boy scout years, many of them were spent outdoors -- hiking, walking, picnics, swimming and fishing.
He was a famous cook, known for his great pancake breakfasts and spaghetti dinners. One famous pancake breakfast for twelve here in Minnesota was actually prepared and eaten outside by Lake Harriet.

He cared deeply for his family and his many friends. He wrote letters and kept in touch with family and friends all over the Nation. He loved to travel and was on the road often. He will be missed by many.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Some Sad News

We did our share of cooking this weekend. I cooked Thursday and Friday evening to entertain my father and his wife Ruth on Friday evening. Sarah and Becca were home on Saturday and cooked a wonderful meal for Saturday evening. We had cole slaw salad with cranraisens, garlic mashed potatoes, chicken corn chowder soup, deviled eggs, and freshly baked muffins. Lots of good home cooked comfy food.

Some Sad News:
The sad part of the weekend was getting the news from Ruth that my father passed away early Saturday morning at their motel near our home. It was an exhausting morning with the local police. the medical examiner, a Chaplin, and the staff at the motel(who by the way were all wonderful, understanding and so helpful). Bill, and my daughters rallied around Ruth and me to help us through the rest of the weekend. We moved Ruth into the guest room at our townhouse. Sarah and Becca went for groceries and cooked. Ruth and I made phone calls and tried to catch our breath after the death of her husband and my father.

Sarah and Becca left Sunday afternoon to get back to jobs, studies and their classes. Thanks so much for all your help on the home front.

Ruth is a real trooper. Bill and I helped her return her rental car and get to the airport so she could get an early Sunday evening flight back to Colorado.
I just had to take a photo of the famous 'Omaha' rental car to share with family.

The car was returned, bag checked and Ruth was delivered safely to the security check in. Safe travel wishes for her flight back to family in Colorado.
We will drive out later this month for the memorial service for my father.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Denver Visitors

My dad and his lovely wife Ruth are here visiting from Denver for the weekend.

It's great to have them here.