Tuesday, January 27, 2009


This is Jerry's collection. It started when a friend gave him a Coors stein.
Coors Lite is JD's beer of choice. Once again the collection has grown.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Ruby Tuesday

I hope this works again. This is part of my red collection. It is called "moon and stars". It also comes in blue and green. I only collect the red. Our friends are really into antiques and collectibles and we sometimes tag along to shows. On one trip I fell in love with some of these pieces that were "on sale for 1/2 price". Ya, right. And as they say "the rest is history."

Friday, January 16, 2009

freaky Friday

This is a house on a golf course in Arizona that Donna & I played last April. These Cacti are protected. If one is distroyed the perp can face a hefty fine.

Friday, January 2, 2009


The flowery picture on the right is what one of my flower beds looked like last summer. I was trying to get the picture to post in the blog part, but I haven't quite figured that out.


Because of health issues my brother has moved to an assisted living facility. Distance, divorce and other circumstances have kept us from meeting and knowing his children, grandchildren and even one great grandson.

This past week he was reunited with his oldest daughter, who he hasen't seen in about 15 years and got to meet her son. His third daughter and three of her children and her grandson came from Indianna to see him and meet some of the rest of our family.

Last Sunday we gathered at my sister's farm for dinner. All that cared to took a short ride on Bubba. Lots of pictures were snapped. Wonderful food and conversation made the afternoon fly by.

New Years Day we met in Fremont and took over the food court at Hy-Vee so they could meet another aunt and her husband and more cousins. More getting-to-know-you time and reminicing made the 4 hours we spent there speed by.

With promises of another visit in June, hugs, good-byes, and safe-trip-home wishes were exchanged.

Over the years I have often thought of these children. When Mom was still alive she did keep in touch with them. After Alzheimers took her memory, we kind of lost touch. Their dad did keep in touch and at times would update us on their lives.
It was wonderful to see them and get to know them and hope to see them (and others) soon.