Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Local Author

_______I just finished reading Rose's book. It was fun. Especially knowing Rose and family. It gives me courage to write. I had started a book once and had a couple chapters when our computer crashed. I never started again. It was/is titled "Don't Eat the Applesauce" and deals with life in a Nursing home. Makes me think maybe I should get going again. You can get this book on Amazon.com. Ok, who wants to borrow it next?

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Garden Walk

________The Garden Club sponsored a Garden Walk this afternoon for a fund raiser. Five home owners and the area the Garden Club sponsors at the bike trail head were on the tour. Also there were arrangements and table displays at the Historical Museum, where we started. Mary Jane has taken me to see the Christmas homes they have decorated every other year, for a tour in early December for my birthday. This year was their first Garden tour almost in time for her birthday! Pictured a colorful display and a favorite flower, plus I have many more pictures. (And the only snap I got of MJ.)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Baseball is Over for This Year

___________Calvin's last game was last night. The tourney for tomorrow is canceled. All in all he had a good year. He play every position, so must be classified as an utility player. He knows the game and get frustrated with those that don't. (Umpires included!) The team that played in Ames was much better than the program that they have here in town. He enjoyed both and next year it will be a school team.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Baseball, Baseball and More Baseball

____Wednesday evening Calvin's team played in Boxholm against SE Webster-Grand. We were ahead and than lost. Calvin started as pitcher and than Shortstop. Last evening they played two different Jefferson teams in Jefferson. One win - one lose. He was pitcher, shortstop and catcher. Had lots of hits and scores. Most of the outs were strike outs. All three games were fairly high scoring, so lots of at bats for everyone. He found out what it is like to play with the setting sun in his eyes. Next there is a tourney in Storm Lake this Sat. This is with the team that played in Ames earlier. A much better team.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Busy Saturday

_______________The parade was @ 11 with tacos here afterward. Car show in the afternoon and the unveiling of the Doreen Wilber statue. At 3:oo Mara's 2nd Birthday party was held at Grma & Grpa Browns. Then I rode over to Ames with Joan and girls for Calvin's championship baseball game. (He had played at noon so Teresa, Dave, and he miss the parade and birthday party.) The picture of Dan playing with the bubble gift was taken by Nancy after the official party. It was a hit. You can easily tell who is the biggest kid! The quilt was made by Nancy for Mara's "big" bed.

Friday Night Fun

_____Joan and the girls came over Friday evening for the Bell Tower Festival. After eating uptown and browsing the square, they joined Skalla's activities. My camera was sent along so the pictures are posted. (I especially love the one of Calvin with the sparkler.)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Sadie's Recital

____Sadie had a dance recital this Saturday night. I drove over after watching Calvin play ball in Ames. (Nice it was in the same direction.) Pop had headed to KC for the races. Sadie did very well and Jill took over the camcorder and got it taped for me. (I haven't mastered using two cameras at once.) Sadie got to open her goodie bags before we went. (We didn't want to take them to the recital!) Ann, Jim and Jean, Michael's sister, were there too. I stayed overnight and had a great time.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Recommend this Book

_________I read this a few weeks ago, just after it was starting to get noticed. It doesn't take long to read and I enjoyed it and found it delightful. It is the tale of a near death experience from the view of a child. After dealing with the dying in my years of work, and hearing their tales and from my observations, this book just continues that line.