Saturday, February 13, 2016

My Hero

Returned home a little while ago from my Uncle Red's (mother's brother) 90th birthday party. As he stood up there at the podium looking out at about 80 people who gathered to wish him well, all I can think about was how humbling it must be to know that you affected so many people over the span of your life that they just wanted to share in the joy with you. Uncle Red has always found the humor in so many situations, charity is his middle name, and his love for the Lord has made too many painful events in his life tolerable. He truly is my hero, and even though my usual anxiety kicked in and I was nervous about going I am so glad I did, I love this man and was so grateful to be included in his event. Thomas Yaskovic and I were joined by my brother Steven M Schweer, his wife Emily Schweer and my sister Joanne Mancuso and her husband Bob Mancuso, who continued the party together after at the Nautilus Diner, but pain, cramps and dehydration got the better of me so we begged off and came home. We got to visit with my sweet cousin Lori Mulholland Barr whom we never see often enough and her family, her husband Dave, her daughter Erin and sons Chris and Alex. Family is everything. PHoto of Uncle is in WW2, he was a radio man at the base of Iwo Jima when the USA took the hill.  He is dead center with his armed crossed, he was a teenager in this photo. 


Monday, February 8, 2016

Kathy B's monday meme!

Ssk or Knit2tog?  SSKDouble your yarn or knit faster?  Knit fasterRavelry or Pinterest  RavelryStop n stretch or drive right through  stop and stretchMountains or desert  MountainsWatch sunrise or watch sunset   SunsetFlu shot or no flu shot  no flu shotTissue with lotion or plain tissue  plain Mosquito repellent or cover up  neither I don''t get bittenWalter Payton or Payton manning  Manning I wasn't into football when Walter was aroundPets in your bed or close the door No Pets Wash your fruit or not   depends