Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Out with the old hip ~ in with the new!

Got Steve home yesterday - released from OrthoIndy at the very same time as the huge deluge of rain!  Not a fun ride home, with rush hour to boot.  Anyway, we have survived the first over-night and half of today!  I am as if a full-time nurse…

OrthoIndy is a very luxe hospital….large private room, private nurse, full menu for room service dining….all the bells and whistles!  I’d be in no hurry to go home!  But Dr. Hupfer doesn’t believe in staying longer than absolutely necessary.  Which in Steve’s case was about 36 hours!

Matthew comes in tonight, I will be very thankful for the help.  Steve can’t be left alone for at least 2 weeks, and I am not staying home that long - haha!

See you all tomorrow night at Kate’s!

Posted by Carol on 06/20 at 02:26 PM
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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Two Movies

I hardly go to movies anymore but this week saw two>  Book Club and RBG.  Both were worth seeing. Book Club was very light and predictable but enjoyable. RBG is actually a documentary of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’ s life. It was terrific: crying; laughing; entertaining and informing. Definitely a MUST SEE. No surprise ending since at 84 she is still on the Supreme Court. Inspiring!

Posted by Susan on 06/17 at 06:08 PM
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Thursday, June 14, 2018

70th Wedding Anniversary Shindig!!

I drove back from Minnesota last night after being gone for a week.  Steve, Taylor, Kelly, Delaney and Ella flew up from here on Friday and Matthew flew up from Florida that day too (Davie couldn’t get away).  We had a wonderful event for my folks on Sunday at the Best Western Plus in New Ulm.  186 attended….sit down dinner, a few speeches and a wonderful slide show that my sister put together.  Then 2 hours of dancing to my folks favorite live band, The Leon Olsen Show.  The tables, flowers, decorations, food & drink (bar bill was our gift) and all was first class!  My parents could not have been more pleased with their celebration!  I nearly danced holes in my shoes….and my dad did great despite needing a walker - he was able to do 5 or 6 dances, including one with me where he twirled me around! It was a party to remember….I wonder if they will make it to 80th???? 

Anyway, I hope to have photos to make an album to share.  We had a professional photographer and also a friend who is an amateur/professional photog. taking pictures.  Not sure when I will have access to them.  Amazingly, most of the family was there…special guests were my mother’s 5 siblings, oldest is 94.  My dad has no siblings left….he is the youngest at 93.  Anyway, lots of relatives and friends attended.

Now I am trying to get things back in order before Steve’s hip replacement on Monday the 18th.  I plan to be able to come to CC on 21st at Kate’s.  Matthew is flying up to spend about 10 days helping to take care of Steve.  Amazing what has to be done at home, where in years past they sent you to a rehab facility!

See you on the 21st!

Posted by Carol on 06/14 at 09:25 PM
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Friday, June 01, 2018

CC will be shrinking….

Thank you for a nice evening of catching up, Maureen!  Gosh….seems that we will be fewer and fewer!  Kate reported on housing finds in Phoenix.  Maureen reported on not finding housing in Mason, Ohio.  Susan reported on possible moves within the city or else to Asheville, NC area….

It could be a dramatic change for our little group….  But after 33 years, so many things can change!  It is a wonder we stayed together for this long!

I am heading up to Minnesota next week to help my folks with final preparations for their big 70th wedding anniversary party on June 10.  250 or so guests, sit down dinner, live band and dancing afterwards.  I am sad that my dad can pretty much no longer dance, due to needing a walker to get around.  Mother will have plenty of dance partners, we will see to that!

Steve returned from Minnesota this afternoon.  We went over to Big Lug Canteen in Nora for a nice outdoor supper….  If you haven’t eaten there, you ought to.  As well as at their sister restaurant next door, Sahm’s.

Take care everyone, and see you at Kate’s on June 21st!

Posted by Carol on 06/01 at 06:29 PM
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