Sunday, September 3, 2017

A Visit From Tricia

We had a wonderful visit with Tricia, Marie's granddaughter, her daughter, Sydney, and her husband, John. They had not seen each other in 24 years. Such fun we had. We went to yard sales, laughed and had such a good time.
Of course, Fran got out the karaoke mics and we got out cd books and discovered such beautiful voices in Sydney and Tricia. John said he sounded like a wounded cat, so he stayed in the kitchen with me regaling me with wonderful stories. Here are some pictures of the fun.                                              
The girls when they were little at Christmas time Tricia. Samantha. Melissa and Christina. Always the model, showing off her crocheted hat she made from plastic shopping b

This is a picture of Marie's mother with her great

Brandon, Tori and Cooper James Watson great great grandson. Below is a cute picture of Sydney and Fran singing karaoke. He was thrilled to have new singers.
Below the singers are Tricia and Fran. Fran in his deer hunting T-shirt.

Tricia's family Brandon, Amber, John. Tricia, and Sydney.

Well these are the highlights, they had fun yesterday, looking through her family books and learned a lot of family history.
Hopefully, they will come back soon to visit.!!


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Joe's visit in June 2015

Joe and his family were not able to come for Marie's birthday in July, however, they came to visit in June.
Joe, Brenda and her daughter and her friend had a good time visiting with Marie, and enjoyed the crocheted hats she makes. Joe and his family all modeled her cute little hats she crochets.
This picture says it all. Joe and his beautiful me'me'

There are many more pictures of many more birthdays and birthday cakes, but this one is very special. Especially since she had so much fun as well as a milestone.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Another Celebration for Marie's 101st Birthday!

That birthday party was small compared to her big 100th party. Marie's son, Roger, and his wife Virgie came from Texas and Fran and I.
Roger and his wife gave her a gift certificate for a new perm at the beauty shop, which she really liked and we got her a new sweater. And of course cake with the special candles: 101
It's always nice for Marie when Roger comes to visit because he generally stays a week.

I'm sure there will be more birthdays to celebrate
with the lady that I am proud to call my mother-in-law.

Marie Celebrates 100 Years With A Bang!!

This story is about Marie's 100th birthday party. It was on July 5th, 2015. She had about 30 relatives, neighbors, and friends all wishing her well.
Among them were her son Roger and his wife, Virgie, his son Roger and his wife Kelly and their little boy, all from Texas.
Marie's brother and his daughter both from Texas, and her grandson Chuck and his wife and two daughters from Massachusetts.Her grand daughters, Rhonda, Tina, Amanda, with their children and with their children and husbands and friends. Her  grandson Albert and his family were here. Her grandson Joe couldn't get vacation time in July so he was here to celebrate with his grandma in June with his gal Brenda and her daughter and her friend.
One grand daughter got to talk and see Marie on FaceTime. Her daughter, Marie talked to her on Skype also, although she was very ill.
We had food galore! Spaghetti and Meatballs, brisket, hot dogs, brats, hamburgers, and my son, Mike smoked a really big turkey and was up all night doing it for us. It was gone in an hour! We had mac and cheese bbq chicken legs, corn on the cob, cupcakes, small cakes, and a big cake from the bakery with her picture embedded in the frosting. She was amazed. To tell the truth so am I. There were two big peach cobblers and ice cream of course, some for the cake and some for cones. And last but not least lots of gifts and fun. She had so much fun. She talked about it for days and went through all her pictures and still does. Thank you all for coming to celebrate with her.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

When Things Were Just Going Good.....

Marie was doing so well. All the therapies had discharged her. She could walk with assistance and her appliances. She was doing sitting or laying down excersises.
She was laughing and visiting, just like the "old Marie." Every day I would go to her house to do some things and visit. If I wasn't there, Fran was.
A couple of days ago, Fran's brother called and said she had fallen. She wanted to go to the Emergency Room so off we went. After x-rays it was apparent that she had broken her wrist. Her arm was put in a splint. That was a really good idea; she seemed to feel better quickly.
It is taking her awhile to gain her strength, but if I know her, she will be better soon.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

This Is Just Like The Center!

Since Marie has come home from the rehab center, she has been inundated with therapy services. The first week she had a bath aide, nursing, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. Whew! Serveral times she has commented that this was just like the "center:." There was a bit of an edge to her voice.
The phone would ring and she would say,"It is probably a therapy person."
She has now been discharged from nursing visits. She will be continuing her physical and occupational therapies.
Her walking needs some work. She needs wheelchair, walker, and electic wheelchair or the combination thereof.
I wasn't feeling  "top of the morning to you this morning so I called. Generally I go to check on them once or twice a day. Her son answered the phone and said that "they were making meatloaf." Yup, she is back at the helm!

Monday, August 1, 2011

A Broken Window

Since Marie has been in a rehab facility, we are able to listen to more stories without any interuption from television. We are careful to go when she is not scheduled for therapy. Today we heard a story that was new to me.
One day Marie came home from work. It was a hot day and she was very tired. She told the kids that she was tired and hot and was going to the yard and sit for awhile under the big shade tree. She told us that she said, "do you think you kids can stay out of trouble for just a little while, while I rest? They assured her that they could.
Marie said she had just got settled and crash! The not so subtle reminder that little boys cannot stay out of trouble when mama was tired and needed to rest.
She ran towards the crash and the small one was innocently playing basketball. He reached up to catch it and his arm went through the window. Well, of course, blood was every where.
Off they went to the hospital they went where everything ended up well. I know that to be true because he was just here visiting this summer with his son and grandchildren!