Thursday, May 11

Crockpot Porkchops

and other stuff...
This was saved as an image because I could not copy and paste it as text. So if you want to save it get out your trusty "snipping tool" on your computer and save it as an image too. Or write it out line by line you energetic soul!
I have made this recipe before and it is every bit as good as claimed.

Butch is getting along fine with his hand and will be getting the stitches out next Wednesday. I have reacquainted myself with driving a straight stick and have regained much of my confidence. It is so easy to lose. The old adage 'use it or lose it ' is quite true.

Tuesday, May 9

Band Concert- Ogden Iowa

Their music program is excellent in Ogden. I was very impressed!Of course, Devon was the highlighted member of the band for this photographer. 


Goldfinch- Iowas State Bird

Sunday, May 7

Karla and her new bike

Karla came over to get the final adjustments on her new bike. It fits her to a tee now.
Butch is becoming quite adept at using his left hand.
Devon came along with his Mom and we played Mexican train, making the afternoon fly by.

Classmates revisited

We gathered at the HyVee patio for a visit with an old classmate (Clair Tomlinson) and his sister Marlene who are back in the region for their brother Bob's funeral.
It was a great time reminiscing about the good old days. It is like a domino effect when someone mentions an incident or a person from long ago and the ball starts rolling with everyone adding their bits to the story.
Here are some pictures of the event. Missing from the pictures are Butch and I and Jack Harmer.

Sharon McQuillen and Barb Veenstra foreground. Larry Jackson and Dick McQuillen behind them.

Clair gives Sue a hug

L to R, Dick, Sharon, Barb V., Larry, Pete, and Sue.

Barb V., Larry and Pete Barrett

Pete, Clair, Sue Durlam Lucht, and Anne Bradley Butler.

Sue, Anne, Marlene and Jerilynn

Marlene and Jerilynn

Bernard on Honor Flight

Leo and Keri went to Fort Dodge last night to welcome Bernard home from an honor flight.
Welcome home, Bernard!!

Honor Flight Network
A non-profit organization created to honor America's veterans for all their sacrifices by transporting our heroes to Washington D.C. to visit their memorials.