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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Sounds like a wonderful celebration! How dear that you had a dance with your Dad. Looking forward to the pictures.
Good luck to all with Steve’s recuperation.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  06/18  at  05:56 PM

Steve’s surgery went as well as it could, some issue with thin bone that the new hip was attaching to.  And a long time to come out of the anesthesia after surgery, over 3 hours instead of the normal 1 hour!  Ortho Indy is a very nice hospital…private room, private nurse, room service menu as big as a regular restaurant…. He was up and did the P/T this afternoon, did alright, and all indications are that he will come home tomorrow afternoon.

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