Thursday, May 19, 2016

Happy Birthday Jake and Congratulations on Your 8th Grade Graduation

Grandson Jake had a birthday this week.  He turned 14.  It is so hard to believe he will be in high school next year.  Where has the time gone!  We all love and miss you Jake and wish we didn't live so far away.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Our 30th Anniversary!

The tenth of May marked our 30th anniversary.  It's hard to believe that much time has gone by.  We celebrated in Branson last week and mostly relaxed.  The only show we saw was the "Texas Tenors." Their show is fantastic?  I love their wonderful blend of harmony.

Bob and I have been through a lot in the past 10 years with the challenge of illnesses.  Both of us are fortunate to be here.  God has blessed us with some extended years and I think it made us realize what life is all about. We are both thankful.

Saturday, May 7, 2016


I have been keeping this blog for the past nine years and this post is the most painful post I have had to make.  My blog is mainly a family and travel blog.  My brother Tim passed away a couple of weeks ago.  In the past 9 years Tim has had about 4 open heart surgeries and in the past 8 years he has been having constant treatment to fight cancer.  And, a fighter he was!  I have never seen anyone fight so hard to live.  He told me once he wanted to stay alive to see his grand-children.  He was a great brother, brother in law, husband, father, grand-father uncle and cousin to many. Tim had a warm personality that brought his true spirit to surface. Growing up, I shared music with Tim and my other brothers and sisters by playing instruments and singing together.  Music was our bond.

Tim served in the Army and fought in Vietnam.  Wounded just three weeks before coming home from Vietnam he earned a bronze star and two purple hearts.

Tim was a family man and also belonged to Green Street Harmony, Tippicanotes, and Sound Sensation Barbershop groups. Tim loved singing.

Tim's wife Linda, Four boys, Aaron, Michael, Matt, Scott, and seven grandchildren survive him.  Tim was my first sibling to come into my life and the first sibling to leave my life.  We were very close and he is going to be missed. My heart is broken.  Rest in peace Tim.  

Tim with His Wife Linda

The Barber Shop Group Tim Sang With

Tim As A Young Boy Playing the Guitar

Me Singing With My Brothers Al and Tim and Sister Pam

Tim With His Guitar When He Was In The Army

Tim with Linda and his boys Scott, Aaron, Michael, and Matt Just a Few Weeks Ago

Our Entire Family