Luke's SES Program

Luke is 4th from the right in the front row
Master Luke had his first elementary school program last evening. He is in Kindergarten. The adorable 'costumes' were constructed of paper. On one side were turkey pictures the children had created. Each child had on a headband made to look like turkey feathers. The whole program was delightful. The songs were short and many of them had motions the kids had memorized. One particular song was especially endearing.
Enjoy the song- click here. Be sure and watch the little ones move their legs back and forth.
After the program was concluded we visited his classroom. The hallway decorations were cute as we approached his room.

This is Luke's 'Deer' turkey

Luke's Pilgrim

Luke in his 'costume'

This was the beginning of several years of our watching another grandchild grow. 

Great Job Buddy... Grandma and Grandpa love you!


Being Marshall

(F-Dianne, Susan, Barbara-B-Jane and Me)
Wow.....what an enjoyable time we had in Marshall Michigan.
We (Jane, Barbara and I) have two cousins (Susan and Dianne) that we are very close to.
Growing up, Susan, Jane, Dianne and I spent so much time together. If we weren't at their house, they were at ours. I do not know any cousins that were closer than we were. Barbara being 6 years younger was subjected to spending time with the adults! Sorry Barbara ! We 'cousins' played dress up, discovered boys, learned how to roller skate and mixed up concoctions (not going there- we might still get in trouble). Susan and Dianne lived on a farm that we explored and used for our amusement. Just one hint: Green apples really do need to ripen. We cousins worked in the haymow, rode a disagreeable pony, ice skated in a cornfield and went to sock hops. We spent our lives together, from very young to our growing up years. I can not express how blessed we were having cousins that we could evolve and mature with.
After graduating from high school and marriages, we have not been in touch as we would like to have been. During the celebration of my 60th birthday party, we all decided we would remedy the problem. We decided on a time, and a place to share memories and make new ones (Barbara included this time ! ). It could have been in my backyard where we spent time together, but we chose to take the route of exploring a city. Marshall has a quaint, charming, picturesque atmosphere. There were leaves on the sidewalks, absolutely perfect weather and most importantly- 5 women sharing their lives with one another again. We relished the opportunity to interact, intermingled and reaffirm our commitment to one another. We are family ! We are there to support and encourage one another. We enjoyed the city of Marshall, but most importantly it was our enjoyment of each other.
We are so thankful for our steadfastness, faithfulness and devotion to family.