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Tuesday, November 30, 2010


The gulf at sunset!!!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Bald Eagle

This is what we saw on our way to meeting this morning...was feasting on something on the road...but flew to the corn stuble when we came by..closest I have even seen one in the wild!!

Friday, November 26, 2010


We burn wood in an outside wood burner....we have a little bit of wood in our woods...but not we get a semi load of logs to cut for the winter.. Chris with the help of his friend, brother, Shawn and a little help from Mason and me worked on this to get it done before we go on our trip.  He FINISHED the last of it today and that really made him feel good!!! And the rest of us will be warm all winter!!

Granny (me) made a ham supper help celebrate the wood being in a big log pile to all cut up and stacked in the wood shed.

This is only a small part of the pile we started with.

We hauled some of it to the woodshed with the four wheeler and trailer and some with the loader bucket on the tractor.  I even drove the four wheeler some..a first for me.

All stacked in the woodshed!!!!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010


I am not good at expressing this....but my mind goes back to a year ago when we had to move Daddy and Mom off the farm.... I'm glad for all that we experienced along the way... It brought me to feel a greater love for them. I never thought I would have to help Dad in the night to get to the bathroom or be there to help him find his was always lost!!! And it was nice to see Mom trying to set up the apartment and make it into a home...even though it was for such a short time.

We got to spend last Thanksgiving with Janna and Kerry and Kerry's extended family...and the next day we moved the folks to LeMars.

We knew that Dad would not be happy off the farm...but so glad he could stay there as long as they did...we did not know how bad he was until I stayed with them in LeMars....but I do like to remember all that happened while we were together.

Mom adjusted to all very well and continues to do so even now...It is hard to go on without your other "half", but she is and seems to be cheerful.... I am thankful that I was able to help them with this and to be able to take care of their business dealings with the help of all the family.

Mom has short term memory she repeats herself a lot....but so do I... Janna called me "Rosa" the other day!!!! But glad Mom does remember back to the "old" days and can tell us about them.

It 's Thanksgiving Day 2010 and I am thankful for all the experiences of the last year and how they have made me feel and that God has perfect timing.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Levi!!!

                                   Wishing my "sonshine" a happy day!

Friday, November 19, 2010

my friend is back!!

On Sunday I got a call from Elaine while I had asked if I could call her back.. It was great to talk to her again and on Thursday we had lunch together with Ann another girl from Bio Life that I worked with. We had a nice lunch together and caught up with each others lives.

After lunch Elaine suggested we go see Marilyn another used to be co-worker....we played a couple of games of was fun and good to be out with friends again..

Elaine I'm glad you're back!!


Last weekend was a weekend of guests.

On Saturday afternoon Jim, Goldie and Arlene came to visit and have a taco supper with us. It was nice to have them come to my house. They are my aunt and uncle and cousin...Arlene lives in Wisconsin and the others are from Iowa.

On Sunday for lunch my friends Junior and Marlene and Denny and Marilyn joined us for dinner of grilled chicken and baked potatoes compliments of chef Chris. Since I no longer meet with them I really miss seeing them and having lunch with them every so often. It was great to have them and to have a visit! We even ate at my house...first time for dinner down here!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Good-bye Uncle Sip

This morning before I left for meeting I read the email that said that Uncle Sip passed away on Friday November 12th... We knew he was not long for this life and are glad he is not suffering but it brings losing Daddy fresh and the tears flow... He was someone I never met but we always heard about him and the rest of the family and am very glad that we have some contact with the family even yet.

                           This is a childhood picture of Uncle Sipke deBoer.

We have a picture of Daddy at around the same age...I just love old pictures!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Color Guard and Veteran's program

Yesterday was Emily and Erin's Veteran's program and I missed it!!

So today was Shawn's so Chris, Mason and I went....each class sang a song about America and the pledge was started by the kindergarten class.

It started out with the Color Guard coming in and ended that way also....with any veteran's following them out and we all were able to thank them for what they have done for us...Freedom!!

Shawn's class sang America the Beautiful and the whole shcool and teachers sang This Land is Your Land.

The Color Guard
America Legion Post #391

Shawn and some of his classmates.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Uncle Sipke

This week we have been receiving emails from cousin Saskia about our Uncle Sip....he turned 94 in April and my brother and his family (Syd) were in Holland at that time. They were with him on his birthday along with Aunt Neeltje and her husband Folkert and one of their daughters and family.

It was so special that he was able to be there....Dad did not understand that Syd was there but Mom did and it was nice for her to know how they all were.

Uncle Sip is now in hospice brings back all the feelings of saying good-bye to Dad .... and this for someone I have never meet...... We think of the family that is by his side....

My sisters have both written about this and it makes me cry....

Remember when Daddy's mother died and all the hurry to get things ready so he could fly to be with his time I remember Dad in glad that he could go.

This picture was taken in the family home in Langweer Friesland.
The home belonged to Daddy's parents and before that to his grandparents on his father's side,