Sunday, April 19, 2009


My cousin Louise called me a week ago. Haven't heard from her in about five years. I have a picture of her dad as a baby. I had wanted to get it to her brother who is still here in town. But a few years back, she brought me copies of a couple pictures that had been left by her mother. I hadn't ever seen these pictures. I really wanted to get the picture of her dad to her instead of her brother.

About a month ago I wrote her to see if she wanted me to send it to her, or if she was going to be in town anytime soon. She called and said to get it to one of Bernie's girls. Can't remember which one. But, on my way to Lu Ann's one of these days, I'll stop in Fort Wayne and take it to him. Louise said she is the one that is interested in the genealogy and old pictures, and the stories to go with them.

We talked for two hours. She is enjoying life in Jacksonville, Fl.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Now it's a Prayer Request.

Remember in my previous post, about the gentleman that had fallen and couldn't get up? Today I received a prayer request for this gentleman. His wife says that she had to take him to the hospital, that he doesn't know where he is, and it was difficult for her to get thru to him.

When I was talking to him on the phone, I asked him his address. His answer was an old address. So, something was wrong then.

Today I have to go to Mooresville. Kristin's grandmother passed away and is being shown late this afternoon and this evening. I need to back for Knit Nite.

Went to Doug Eberle's funeral mass yesterday. About half an hour into the mass, I had to leave. Standing is so difficult for me. And, there wasn't even any more standing room. Fr. Tim gave a really nice sermon.

I saw Katy on Sunday at mass. She is really something else. She said to me that this is just a big bump in the road, and that they would be alright. Wow!! What a lady.

Is this rain ever going to stop?? If it doesn't, the river will be back up. Then I may have to make more curtains. Now, I don't mind making the curtains, in fact, I enjoy it. But those people on the rivers have had enough problems for the next 100 years.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Some day I had!!

Why is it that I'm always doing something, but nothing gets done? Maybe it's because I prefer to knit or crochet, so what I get done doesn't show. Oh, well, I'm retired and I intend to enjoy it.

Finished one afghan, and started on another. This one is just one big granny square. For the sake of surprise, I can't tell you who it is for, or what colors it is. Hopefully I'll remember to tell you after I finish it and give it to the lucky (!!????) recipient.

Yesterday I received a phone call, and it was from a gentleman in Quincy, IL. He had fallen and couldn't get up. When it all was finally unraveled, it was the husband of a lady who had me do some sewing for her. She had moved back to western Illinois, and apparently my phone number was the first in line on their cell phone. (Probably because my name starts with an "A.") Why he didn't call 911 is a mystery to me, and to the Lafayette dispatcher with whom I spoke. In between phone calls with myself and LPD dispatch, the wife came home and the problem was solved. She later called me to thank me. What a day!!!

I'm hoping to hear from Lu Ann soon. Maybe those reading this will remember that Katy (Eric's wife) is due on the 30th. As we all know, she could go anytime. Katy told me it is a girl and they are naming her Kyla Patricia. Now all we need is a birth date.

For those of you who would be interested, Carmen posted yesterday. And there are a couple of cute pictures. Go look!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Fun, fun, fun!

It's only Wednesday and it's been a busy week already. At 10:30 Sunday night my phone rings and it's Uncle Ray. Aunt Evelyn was in the hospital and he didn't realize how late it was here. But that is okay. Then he called again Monday evening and she was showing some improvement. He didn't call last night, so I assume she is still improving. Well, maybe he called Betty instead. If he did, she'll let me know.

Yesterday I had an appointment with a lady from church. She has a pair of Roman Shades that aren't long enough. She had purchased some matching fabric and would like for me to lengthen them. Have been doing a little sewing. Went to Knit Nite last night.

Last Thursday a friend from Knit Nite (Dinah) and I went to Indy. I wanted to get some thread for my embroidery machine, and she had been saying that she'd go with me sometime. So, we left about 9 a.m. First went to the JoAnn's. This store has a really nice selection of yarn, at least lots of it. We each bought a skein or two here. She has a restaurant she likes in that area, so we ate lunch there. There is also a knit shop close by, and we just had to stop. On our way back North, we went to Westfield to Stitches and Scones. She found something she liked there also.

We got back home about 4 p.m. It was a really nice day, nice trip, and we both really enjoyed ourselves. I'm surprised she didn't kill me before we got home. Now I need to go sew some more. Have about three items I need to finish.