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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A Fall Gathering

Saturday, September 26th - it was fun and excitement as the "Connett" family all gathered for a good Fall Gathering in Freeport, Illinois.  One daughter (Carrie) and family coming in from Waukee, Iowa and the other daughter (Lynsley) and family coming in from Milton, Wisconsin.  Of course besides eating all day long, we had to have a few pictures and make more memories.
 Phyllis and Dick Connett with daughters Lynsley and Carrie.
Our guest Paul, Granddaughter Danielle, Grandsons Dakota (showing off his new Iowa State socks), Nick and Joseph.  Denver couldn't make the trip due to another commitment that was planned far in advance of this date.  And one son-in-law couldn't come due to other commitments.
Our "noon" lunch was at the Country Junction in Freeport.  Grandson Joseph thought he could tackle the "Freeport Burger" which was two beef patties with all the trimmings in-between three pieces of Texas toast.  Although he was very hungry, he just couldn't quite finish the works...  
After lunch, we spent a little time at Krape Park in Freeport.  "Our guest" had never been to Freeport, so we had to show him the town.  We "got to ride" (more or less just sit) on this old fire truck (approximately dated in the early 1900's) which has been in the park for years. 
(Phyllis, granddaughter Danielle, daughter Lynsley, Dick, grandsons Nick and Dakota, guest Paul, son-in-law Chris, and in front is our daughter Carrie and grandson Joseph)
Grandson Nick was our "driver"...
 Back home, more pictures, more eating and more fun... 
We don't travel back north for Christmas, so this is the time we get together and have a good time.  Each year we have a Christmas Gift Hunt, and the grandchildren have to go around and collect their goods.  They are patiently waiting....  After a good long day, a lot of food, laughs and stories, all left for their homes in Iowa and Wisconsin...
 Early Sunday morning, Dick and Phyllis drove to Milton, Wisconsin where they met their daughter and then all drove up to Milwaukee to watch grandson Nick (in the red hat) march in the high school marching band competition.  We tell everyone that we are retired, but sometimes I don't think we even have time to or know that meaning ....  Now Nick is back in high school and the rest are all back to college. It was a great day with the family. 

Monday, September 28, 2015

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Belated Birthday Photos

Here are a few photos from Bud Williams' birthday party at last Friday's social hour.

Monday, September 21, 2015

I received a request from Betty Meysenburg to post a note about Rita Ivory. She was hit and drug by a car while out walking last wed.  There are no broken bones bur she suffered many injuries and spent     several days in the hospital. She is recuperating at home and will be a long recovery.  She would appreciate cards from her many friends. Also a note from Eleanor Strobel that Sunday Charlie Lombard  finally seems to show some improvement. Only family has been able to be in his room at Iowa Methodist in Des Moines, Ia. Ritas address is 1628 4th Ave North. Fort Dodge Ia 50501

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Family Night

Stan and Mary Gainer pictured here.  Stan and Mary attended a family get
together at the Monon, Indiana Civic center.  Family night was for the members
of the Purdue Home Extension Club of Monon and their families.  Food
was prepared by the club members.  Bunco was then enjoyed by everyone.
A few of the members and family waiting to see who won prizes.
Other members waiting to see who won prizes and Aline McKinley
appears to be singing but I think it was Ohhhhhh because she didn't win.
The Monon Civic center was once the bank in town.  The vault can be see
here.  What once held all the money in town now holds tables and chairs
for the center.  This building at one time was a hotel.  Lots of old
wood work in the building has been preserved thanks to the Preservation
Society of Monon.

Mary Gainer won the big prize for the highest points scored

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Happy Birthday

Our Friday afternoon social hour was expanded some again yesterday. Along with the usual snacks there was a birthday cake.  We all celebrated Bud Williams' 90th. Good food, good company, a good time was had by all.
This morning at coffee, we wished Jim Edwards a Happy Birthday, too. He's running some 17 years behind Bud.

Monday, September 14, 2015

I received a message from Eleanor Strobel. Charlie Lombard had a bad fall at home yesterday and is in intensive care at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, Ia. If you would like to send him a card she recommended sending it to his home at 1824 Charmill Lane, Fort Dodge, Ia 50501. I am sure they would appreciate hearing from all of you