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Wednesday, September 28, 2016


Flowers and other green growing things 

The Leaning Tree

Tree Fan

Aloha part two

that means hello and goodbye.
and for two weeks we said that many times
My expectations were simply to be with my family and get to know them better
and I did
Little man loves the water.   He never  seemed to tire of just playing in the surf with his Mama.
And I never tired watching.  The two of them laughing and swimming and laughing and get the picture.

We did enjoy a lot of good food. My favorites.. coconut shrimp, crab cakes, mud pie.

 Then there were the almost nightly trips to Maui Gelato.  The shop is closed on Sundays. I asked one of the owners if they went to church on Sunday. Well, we used to.
Then on Sunday, we saw one of the employees at Carolee's  church !  Chatted and now we are praying that the sisters will remember the best thing to do on Sunday.

This is Marlo. She and her sister Shannon are the owners 

Marlo and our little man became good friends 

So along with food and beach time, we  made some other great memories
The first has to be... little man on a paddle board with our friend Dave ( Sunday School friend to my kids )   In the process of getting the board and paddle ready ( and managing the shop )  Dave came out ready to roll and little man was without a life jacket.   But that was unobserved until they were out to sea...  out to see turtles and what an experience for a 4 year old little guy.  He got off the board and swam with the turtles ( unaware that he was in 30 foot ocean depth.   He had a great time and I have to believe that in the years to come he will say " was I really that brave?"
Later in the week the two ( Dave and little man ) did some evening surfing. Little man was on his own for a couple rides.

Another great memory was connecting with Carolee.  Our families have been good friends for years, 
especially her Mom. She was a very dear friend of mine.
Carolee took us to her church on Sunday.  It was a very special time.

Then there was the final Friday night.  Surf Side Cafe.

That is coming.  a very special night.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016


Missing me Marti?

Well, we have been in Maui.

We should have told you

We should have brought you with us !

That would have been fantastic

Well, we had a great time and so as not to bore anyone
( yes,  someone else besides you, Marti, reads my posts )   I will share the segments...

here is just a taste..

A taste in more ways than one.   Well stay tuned, there is more to come.


Monday, September 12, 2016

Sunday School Reunion

Hi Marti,
     Wish you had been there 

Sunday School reunion 
Who knew it would be so good.

The planners:

These girls, and our Sharon 

The Decor:

Fan , kettle and collection box from days gone by 


Well this was the grand finale,
and dixie cups 

The people ...60 years and older, attended Spokane Sunday School with their parents growing up 

A better picture should be available
 if I can figure out how to download.

The Memories:

Squeaky chairs, and when the weather was hot, they would stick to your shirt

Favorite teacher who made everyone feel like he/ she was his favorite

Good little rolls from Wonder Bread

Quick trips to the corner variety store for candy

Many great stories, and we think they were all true.

A Great time was had by all

From that little Sunday School, long ago, some are still attending,  some are going elsewhere, and some don't go anywhere on Sunday.  But everyone loves the Lord and has a bond that is hard to explain.
It is kind of like glue,  you can't get away from it. 

Lest we forget 

 those who have gone before

Feel free to add memories