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Thursday, May 31, 2012


Mason in sponge bob pjs out with uncle Bob Bob...
oh and Shooter too!!


The roses are blooming beautifully this year..we have a rose garden on the south side of the house by my bedroom windows.  The pictures on the right are "played" with in pic-monkey

Mason is 3

Today May 31st Mason turned 3 years old.....the expression on his face when he saw the cake Mom made him was priceless! He is all into big machines that dig and haul dirt and gravel around and of course shortage of rocks at our place! The party is on Saturday with family coming.... picture taken and edited by AL

Sunday, May 20, 2012


I was to the Dr. on Tuesday for a check up on my ankle...the report was good and was told I could start putting some weight on it and increase it some every week  and return for another  X-ray in four weeks.

This Sunday night and I am going to spent my first night at "home" since I had surgery!!! Still am using the wheelchair some to get around...but did use a walker to go to meeting....that is slow going though

This last week I had been able to do the dishes and the laundry...also went out and painted on the barn trim...sitting down!!

shoulder surgery

My "sonshine" had to have surgery on his shoulder went fine, they did find two tears instead of one...he has been dealing with this since glad he got it fixed..

Mason, Chris and I went to visit him today after meeting...he was at Joe and Lu Ann's house as the girls had a bridal shower to go to. I  changed the dressing on it for him...looked good....but know he is and will be pretty sore for a while.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

In Memory....

Daddy in 2005 working in his garden...

Thinking of Dad on  his birthday anniversary..some of the last years that I went home in the spring Dad was always concerned about getting the garden planted. The last year we planted potaoes it was after Good Friday when they were supposed to be planted.  He later said it wasn't a good crop... we were both down on our hands and knees planting...always a FARMER...just Dad not me!!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

handicap assesible

Being I cannot get around very well....Chris  has been left to help with the jobs I normally do...yesterday was laundry day...I could get around a little bit with the walker helped by folding and hanging the here is what he set up to hang the hanging clothes....and it worked really good!!!


When Shooter was out for his "duty" he started barking like there was something bothering him...checked and here there was a turtle right in front of the house!

What are you doing here???

Spring Band Concert

Last night was the spring band concert for the junior high...Trevor plays the is fun to see how they all work together for beautiful music.

Trevor also participated in solo/emsemble this year. He also was in the state honors band.  A side note is that when he played his solo the judge was Mr. Roti Roti who was the band teacher at Colby when our kids went to that school.

excuse the picture..was taken outside and the big school light  made the yellow glare.

Saturday, May 5, 2012


kids and me
the whole family

"old' ladies telling stories...
RED and PURPLE for 60th birthday....

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Ellen Freed
Ellen Freed
d. May 3, 2012
Ellen Jean Lerwick-Freed, 65, entered into rest on May 3, 2012 at her home in Rapid City, South Dakota after a long struggle with frontal temporal dementia.
  She was born June 10, 1946, to Melvin and Gladys (Mullens) Lerwick in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
  She spent her childhood on the family farm near Scottsbluff, Nebraska and graduated from Morrill High School in 1964. Ellen graduated from Chadron State College and spent 18 years teaching elementary school in Dix and Kimball, NE.
   She made her choice to serve God at an early age and remained true to that her entire life. She had a deep love for the things of God and lived to share that love with her children and family.
   She married Jerry Freed on January 1, 1986 in Banner County, NE. Their family was completed by their children, Laura Ashley and Brandon LeRoy. The family has found great joy in continuing the tradition of their mother by welcoming all into their open home.
   She was a beloved mother, devoted wife, dedicated sister and aunt, loving fellow-servant and friend. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Freed, daughter Laura, son Brandon, brothers Alton (Elinor) Lerwick of Lyman, NE and LeRoy Lerwick of Ecuador, South America, and step-mother Margaret Lerwick of Scottsbluff, NE. Ellen is also survived by 1 niece, 3 nephews, 6 great nephews, 3 great nieces, numerous cousins and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and infant brother, William Carroll Lerwick.
Our lives have been enriched by all of you who have offered your love and support through the past 8 years. Words cannot express what your thoughts and care have meant to us. We want to give a special thank-you to the caregivers who made it possible for us to care for Ellen at home through her lengthy illness
. A memorial has been established in Ellen’s memory to the Hospice of the Hills, whose help allowed us to keep Ellen comfortable at home during the last year. Thank you all for standing by.
Service Arrangements
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 5th, at the Canyon Lake Senior Center, 2900 Canyon Lake Drive, with visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m., prior to the service. Burial will immediately follow the service at Pine Lawn Memorial Park.

Me and Ellen cir 1971

Ellen and I used to spend lots of weekends together ... mostly at her parents place as she lived with a famiily in the Dix,NE when she was teaching school there....even after I was married we would come up there and spend time on the farm at harvest time or at her place in Kimball. I am thankful to have had such a good friend even if we lived far apart.