Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Bev Doing Better

by Dianne

Called our friends, Bev and Marv, to make arrangements for a day visit with them this week. Unfortunately that visit will have to wait a bit. Marv informed us that Bev was admitted to the hospital (St. Mary's in Grand Rapids) on Sunday, October 27. She was taken to surgery on Monday for a bleeding ulcer. He thought she'd be released on Tuesday, but her hemoglobin was down to 7 and therefore was given a unit of blood. She's feeling better today and is up and walking; however, the doctors told Marv that her hemoglobin is not where they would like it to be and are keeping her one more day. They are both hopeful she will be able to go home tomorrow (Thursday).

Here is their address if you would like to send them a card - Marv and Bev Nagelkerke, 4460 Moncton, Wyoming, MI 49509.

Marv, Bev, and Penny taken in 2011 at the home.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Great Wedding Speech

by Keith

Julee sent me a link to this video. Here's what she had to say about it, "One of the best emails I have ever received!! Truly!"

I think everyone who views it will find this prelude to a wedding ceremony interesting to say the least!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Reasons to Shop at

by Keith

If you'd like to browse, just click on any Amazon ad on this page and you'll be taken there. If you buy something, I'll receive a small advertising fee.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Visiting Helen in Iowa

by Keith

Friday, we were headed to Pat's sister's home in Omaha. We chose to go on US-30 instead of I-80. That took us to within 1 mile of Shady Oaks Campground near Marshalltown, Iowa. It would have been unthinkable to zoom right on past without stopping to see Helen.

So we did the right thing. We stopped.

She wasn't there; she had gone to town. Bummer.

But the campground owner had a solution: she gave us a tour of The Big Tree House while her daughter chased Helen down via cellphone.

Her report: "She's on the way home!"

Helen and Pat under the oak trees!
By the time we were done with the tour—given by the 92-year-old, spry, owner/manager—Helen had returned to her travelling trailer!

We were lucky, as she was planning to leave for Texas the very next morning!

She looked great, so the Iowa summer must have treated her well! And she was in a delightful small campground which was completely shaded by gorgeous oak trees.

We were only a little over an hour into our 5-hour trip and already the trip was a success!


Saturday, October 5, 2013

Sad News

by Dianne

Willy and Betty Wiese were long time residents of Rockport 35 RV Park and lived in a park model on the south-west end (I hope I have my directions correct) of 5th street next door to Chet and Peggy Southerland. For the past couple of years Willy and Betty have not been at the park. They moved back to Granbury, TX to be closer to family since Willy was having health issues.

Betty and Willy Wiese

Sadly, Willy (William) passed away on October 3rd. I spoke with Betty and she told me he was suffering from pneumonia and kidney issues and it was hard for her to say goodbye.

I copied the following from the local newspaper -- William R. Wiese Sr., 81, of Granbury, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2013. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday October 6, at Heartfield-Ritter Funeral Home. Services are set for 1 p.m. Monday October 7, at the funeral home with interment at String Prairie Cemetery near Calvert. Published in The Bryan-College Station Eagle on October 5, 2013.

Here is Betty's address if anyone wishes to send her a card - 1301 N. Meadows Lane, Apt. 22, Granbury TX 76048.

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by Keith

Willy and Betty were such a part of Rockport 35 RV Park that I thought I'd help folks remember this lovely couple with a few more pictures.

Willy Wiese,  March 17, 2007

Willy & Betty, 2010 Valentine's Day party

Willy and his buddy, Dick.  December 2009
When they moved away due to Willy's declining health, we missed them! We missed their company and Betty's delicious cakes!


What's Pat Doing?

Let's see, is this correct?
You know Pat; she likes to do crafty things.

She paints each Monday and Thursday mornings with long-time friends.

Recently, she's been knitting booties. I thought I'd show you a cute pair of ladybug booties!

Lest there be any misunderstanding, most of the booties will go to a project at her church.
These Ladybugs will keep
some tiny feet warm!