Monday, June 28, 2010

Had a nice visit with Steve and Pat this morning. They were in Marysville yesterday and came to 611 about nine, then came here and stayed until almost noon. So, from the standpoint of being closer to family, their move to Ohio is working out. They brought a picture of their new house. Real nice. I'm still trying to figure out just where it is, even after looking at MapQuest. But it's been a long time since I was in that part of town.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

New address

Pat and I have a contract on a home in Woodland and will be moving in less than four weeks - so we won't be homeless much longer! We are staying with Pat's brother John in Ashland and we have placed our belongings in storage until then.

We were surprised and happy that a couple purchased our home in Georgia - that they wanted possession in two weeks! And to boot - we were in Key West on vacation at the time we got the call from our realtor. As you can imagine we had to cut short our vacation and we've been very busy since then.

Our new address will be 866 S. Andover Rd., Mansfield, Ohio 44907. You are always welcome to come visit and/or stay!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Another good one forwarded by Bob Jergensen -

You, who worry about republicans versus democrats--relax, here is our real problem. In a Purdue University classroom, they were discussing the qualifications to be President of the United States. It was pretty simple - the candidate must be a natural born citizen of at least 35 years of age. However, one girl in the class immediately started in on how unfair was the requirement to be a natural born citizen. In short, her opinion was that this requirement prevented many capable individuals from becoming president. The class was taking it in and letting her rant, and not many jaws hit the floor when she wrapped up her argument by stating “What makes a natural born citizen any more qualified to lead this country than one born by C-section?" Yep, these are the same kind of 18-year-olds that just voted in our last election.

Monday, June 14, 2010

I'll include some of the following in dontsaygoodbye at a later time, but want to put it on the blog in the meantime. Last Friday, Earnie, the regular day-shift Resident Assistant in the 600 Corridor, gave me a sticky note with these words she had written on it:

A friend hears the song in my heart
and sings it to me when my memory fails.
Pioneer Girls
Leader's Handbook

She had seen the quote in the paper. She said, "It reminds me of you and Peg." That was such a nice thought. From now on, it will always remind me when I sing to Mom to listen to the song in her heart. Maybe I have been listening before and just didn't realize it.

Another thought. All of the RA's are, to one degree or another, angels, for whom we can be thankful. Earnie has probably spent more time with Mom than any of the other RA's. And I think she's the only one who would take notice of such a verse, write it down and give it to me. I think you'll agree that's pretty special.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Whitney's Commencement

Whitney and Luis, prior to Commencement, standing in front of Boe Memorial Chapel.

The graduate!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Another from Bob Jergensen

If you are a senior you will understand this one, if you deal with seniors this should help you understand them a little better, and if you are not a senior yet.......God willing, someday you will be......

The $2.99 Special

We went to breakfast at a restaurant where the '"seniors' special" was two eggs, bacon, hash browns and toast for $2.99.
"Sounds good," my wife said. "But I don't want the eggs."
"Then, I'll have to charge you three dollars and forty-nine cents because you're ordering a la carte," the waitress warned her.
"You mean I'd have to pay for not taking the eggs?" my wife asked incredulously. "YES!!" stated the waitress.
"I'll take the special then," my wife said.
"How do you want your eggs?" the waitress asked.
"Raw and in the shell," my wife replied.
She took the two eggs home and baked a cake.
DON'T MESS WITH SENIORS!!! WE'VE been around the block more than once!