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Monday, June 21, 2010

More Travel

A beautiful sunny day.  We had a funeral to attend this morning at 11am—we dropped Emmi at Nat’s and picked him up.  The gentleman who died was our neighbor, Lloyd and he was 96 years old.  He had moved to the nursing home in town shortly after his beloved wife Irene passed away a couple of years ago.  They were both the most amazing people—always cheerful, welcoming and smiling in spite of the fact that Irene had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when she was in her forties and bedridden/wheelchair ridden for much of that time.  Lloyd cared for Irene in their home by himself right up until the very end.  Truly people who were an example to the rest of us! 

After the funeral we had lunch with Nat and then headed to Bozeman, yes, more traveling!  Some acquaintances Michael had done a favor for bought us an apple tree at a tree farm in Bozeman as a way of saying “thank you".”  The young man was so appreciative of Michael’s work and willingness to help—his comments were, “you just don’t see that behavior in this day and age.”  So we were off to get the tree.  After meeting the owner, John and letting him teach us about apple trees, we left with a Sweet 16, a Honey Crisp, and another one I can’t remember the name of!  We had been saying we needed to get an orchard started and so we have.

It was a great day and now we are home, relaxing and will plant those trees tomorrow. 

Aunt Margaret, we are thinking of you and Uncle Si—love you.

First Columbine


  1. What a great thank you idea.... long lasting and memorable. Yes, there sure is something to be said about folks in their 90's. I really worry about the generations to come.

  2. Oh what a great idea for a thank you gift! Trees are a lasting symbol of being.

    After our son died, the family all pitched in and had a big emerald tree planted in his honor on the school grounds by the baseball diamond (he played on the team there and loved baseball) We had a plaque put at the base of the tree in his memory too.

    The groundskeeper for the school was a family friend and helped arrange it all and takes care of the tree for us.

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard


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