Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Well, we made a flying trip to Larry's daughter house in Chelsea AL.  Our granddaughter was getting married.  The wedding and reception was at their house in the backyard.  They have a beautiful house and 3 acres and their back yard slopes off to a lake.  Jen, Larry's daughter, ask her Dad if we could come on Thursday to help with the set up.  We arrived Thursday afternoon and started to work.  We worked hard Friday and even Saturday, since the wedding was not until at 6 Saturday evening.

The wedding went well.  A cold front was passing by and it was pretty cold and windy to be outside, but it did not dampen the festivities. The bride is only 18 and her new husband is 19 and plays college soccer.  So there were lots of young people including a whole soccer team.   The threat of rain caused the party to break up fairly early, which was a good thing because it might have gotten out of control.

The newlyweds are both still in college so there was no honeymoon.  Although her parents did pay for a hotel for the night.  They will be living with her parents.

Her is our granddaughter and her mother, Larry's daughter.  Don' the both look beautiful?

This is Larry and his daughter, Jen at the wedding.

Oh and bty we are going to be great-grandparents sometime in April of next year!!

Monday, September 10, 2012


 Well, here we are in Indiana at a State Park as campground host. We will be here till mid to late October.  Campground host is a much better job than last year.  This year we only have three bathhouses to clean.  And over Labor Day we only had one.  Most days this requires us to only do a quick wipe down and sweep up.  There are not to many campers since school has started, even on the weekends.

Larry plays with a local band when we are here.  He also plays most Sundays at a little country church near the park.  So he is happy!

The park is beautiful and we see alot of deers, rabbits and squirrels. It sometimes is a little too quite, but some family members are coming out soon.  Also, I am trying to work back up to riding my bike every other day.  I am hoping to work back up to 10 miles.  I am not sure I will be able to do it, but I need to set a goal.  Larry gave his bike away, because his knee is bad, so I have to ride by myself, which make it a little harder.

Little house - big back yard!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012


Well, we are now at Rend Lake in southern Ill.  I have forgotten how beautiful it is here.  It is so quite and so peaceful during the week.  We need to get some of the family to come back here for a long weekend.  Maybe next summer.

Larry's birthday was this past Wednesday and we were in southern MO.  I took him to a famous restaurant called Lambert's.  It was good home cooking and they throw these big rolls if you raise your hand, sometimes from across the room.  They also walk around and serve macaroni & tomatoes, fried potatoes, fried okra, black eyed peas, and molasses and sorghum. as much as you want and as often as you want! It was great and we ate and ate!!

Our next move is back to southern IN for a month or so.  We need to sit for a while and recoup some expenses.  We had two tires go bad and Larry just replaced all four.  We also saw six shows while we were in Branson and that was not cheap.

Little house big back yard!!

Thursday, August 9, 2012


Sorry , I have neglecting my blog this summer.

Larry's surgery was very successful.  The only problem he is having is his incision keeps oozing a little.  We have a Doctors appt. on the 21st, so they will look at it then.

We have been up to the Indy area and spent some time with are sweet granddaughter and Larry's son.  We meet up with Jason and bought him dinner.

Then we had to leave the Indy area and down to KY to Larry's brother house.  They were having their family reunion.  The reunion went well, but attendance was way down.  Larry's aunt passed away since the last one and many of her grandchildren and great grandchildren did not attend.  Which is understandable, because most kids come because of the grandmother wanted them to.

We are in Branson, MO right now and having a great time!  We set a budget of what we would spend on shows and I have a show scheduled every day and came in under budget.  Some Larry picked and some I picked.  Let's see, we saw Sons of the Pioneers and went to the Titanic Museum.  Guess who picked which!  But I must admit I enjoyed the Sons of the Pioneers, except it was outside and very warm!  We are planning on seeing a family group, a magician and then Mickey Gilley.  We are having a very good time!!

We are planning on leaving here and taking a couple of days to make our way to Rend Lake.  We are hoping to meet some family there for the weekend.  And back to Harmonie.

Thursday, June 28, 2012


Well it has been a busy few weeks.  Larry has been having excruciating pain in his neck and shoulders and it had become nearly unbearable.  So he had a MRI of his neck and we saw a neural surgeon.  He found that Larry had severe stenosis, which is narrowing of the spinal column.  His was so narrow in two places that his spine had no spinal fluid around the spinal column. 

The doctor had an opening on 06/27 and Larry jumped on it.  So yesterday he had surgery.  The doctor removed to disks, inserted cadaver bone and a titanium plate to hold his spine staple.  Believe it or not, but he has no neck brace and should be able to resume normal activity in about two weeks. We stayed overnight at the hospital and were home today by 10:30.  He seems to be doing well.

Because of the surgery, we had to cancel our trip north to Michigan.  We are not sure of the rest of our plans are for July and August, but that is how things go.  All we can do is hope this surgery relieves Larry's pain!

Sunday, June 17, 2012


We just ended our family reunion in Vincennes, IN!  All, except one,of my 10 siblings made it!  Family members attending number 47.  Six of us have campers and the others stayed at cabins near the campground.  We have one sibling who still lives in town. We like the location so well we are planning to have it here again next year!! 

Everything seemed to work out well despite the heat!  We had our brand new baby, Braxton, attend with his mother and father.  I enjoy the little one so much.  Julia, Paxton, Tenley and Zayn were all great to see and enjoy!  I believe a good time was had by young and old!

Thursday, May 3, 2012


Okay, we have been in Indiana for a couple of weeks.  Right now we are staying near Franklin, spending time with Scott and Mady.  We have seen Jason, Theresa and Phil, and Karen.  Hopefully this weekend we will be able to see Jay-bird again.

Mady is about a inch taller than me.  She is growing up. 

We plan on staying here for about another week and then hit Evansville for a couple of days on our way south for Lexi's graduation.  We are trying to coordinate with John to stop and visit before going on over to Jenifer's.

Not anything too exciting.