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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father’s Day And A Remodel

Daddy Mom and MeMy Dad has been gone almost twelve years and we miss him greatly—it’s a rare day that I don’t think of him or think of something he might have said.  The above photo was taken in Yellowstone Park probably around 1993, my Dad, Mom and me. 

Daddy loved his three grandchildren with all his heart and they loved him, this photo is of Daddy with his youngest grandson Clayton who I might add just graduated from high school!

Daddy and Clayton

Daddy and Mom BeartoothsMom and Dad on the Beartooth Pass probably taken in the early 1990’s. 

We are blessed to have Michael’s Dad still with us at the ripe ole age of 92—he lives alone, drives, and makes his own decisions.  He drove from his house up to ours for lunch today—about 24 miles—that’s as far as he travels these days.  We had steaks on the grill, garlic mashed potatoes, brown sugar carrots and coffee/dark chocolate homemade ice cream for dessert.  Once I tasted the ice cream I was wishing I had skipped the rest of lunch and just had ice cream—it was that good!!IMG_1274

Friday afternoon we headed to Billings—our granddaughter Katie and her husband Michael needed some remodeling help—Katie’s Dad Lonnie went too.  Michael just received a promotion causing a move from Miles City, MT to near Billings.  Katie gave up her teaching job in Kinsey, MT (a very small school) to take a position teaching kindergarten at a much larger school in Shephard, MT (near Billings).  They bought an older home on 10 acres so Katie could keep her horses nearby. 

So we painted and painted and painted some more.  Lonn and my Michael laid new flooring in the living room and hallway.  Michael’s Mom and Dad came on Saturday to add more hands to the work party.  We had a great time together and the house looks so much better!!  We spent Friday night in the truck camper parked in their driveway. 

OHHH—great news, too—the Foretravel motorhome we on a whim purchased had an almost new very plush memory foam mattress.  Well, the cowboy had a light bulb moment Thursday night and we took that mattress and placed it in the truck camper—we slept like babies in the kid’s driveway!! 

By the time we got home Saturday night paint splattered and exhausted, we headed straight to bed!

A good weekend and again, Happy Father’s Day to all you Dad’s out there!


  1. Send the paint crew on over ........ I could use a splash of color !!! Sounded like fun and you all got the job done !!!! Happy memory photos of you with your Mom and Dad.....thank the Lord we have the great memories because it helps fill the void ...... Sure miss my Dad too.... Michael's Dad looks like a million bucks and so spry at 92 .... HAPPY FATHERS' DAY all the way around !!!!

  2. What a great looking man your father was and Michael's dad looks fantastic.

  3. Looks like you've always loved a cowboy :-). Great news on the mattress swap and that the solution was right at home. Your kids are sure lucky to have such helpful and hardworking parents!

  4. My best friend is the Librarian there and my nephew goes to school there.

  5. Nice family photos of your Dad and your Mom - sounds like you have a lot of great memories.

    What a busy work weekend - I hate painting but I do admire you for helping out.

  6. Now that is a great way to get some renovation work done. Holding a work party gies a long way and, as you stated, can be fun too. Nice help for Lonn's daughter and son in law.

    Nice family stories too: yours and Michael's family.

  7. I don't think we will ever not be missing our dads! I lost mine two years ago and wow...has it been hard!...but getting just a little easier....or I guess just not quite as sad. They are always with matter what.


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