Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Pass-a-long Car

Several years ago Oscar's sister was given a car. She was a student and used it to go to school and work. After awhile, it developed some mechanical problem, so she passed it along to Oscar , thinking he might be able to fix it, and bought a new one. Oscar didn't really need it, so he parked it in David's "bone" yard. One day we saw it parked in front of a house several neighborhoods to the west of us. A tire had been slashed and it was dirty. Apparently, it had been stolen and the thief ditched it when he discovered the mechanical problem. The police couldn't acquire any usable fingerprints. It had been parked there for two weeks, according to the owner of the house, and we hadn't noticed it was missing. We drove it home, cleaned it up and David fixed it. About that time, my dad had some medical problems and I found myself driving to the hospital a lot and then transporting my dad to re-hab and physical therapy and much later I went back and forth to the nursing home. It got great gas mileage, was easy to get him in and out of, and was very dependable. It was a blessing, saving me a lot of money and trouble. After dad passed away, the air conditioning went out and it was summer, so we parked it. That was over five years ago. I got the Jeep. A few weeks ago David put in a new battery, installed new tires and passed it along to someone else.

Valentine Enrichment Activity

We had a Valentine theme enrichment activity for Relief Society. Jocelyn planned some "Make and Take" crafts you can see above and on her blog. I brought some ideas for fun Valentine food and treats. We ate heart shaped pizza, pink cupcakes and chocolate lollipops while we crafted. Both of us forgot to take pictures, but a couple of the edible leftovers are shown above. The morning after it was all over I came across some super cute ideas for packaging treats, which I plan to use to surprise my VALENTINES.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Ellen's 96th Birthday

We had a big 96th Birthday bash for Ellen. She is amazing. All the family in town were here to help her celebrate except "little" David, who had to work. We ate roast, mashed potatoes and gravy, carrots baked Ellen's way, jello salad, rolls, and cake. "Little" David's 27th birthday is the day after Ellen's, so we planned a double celebration, but the railroad didn't cooperate. Here are Lindsey and Sarah with Ellen:

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Look who came to our house...

While sitting on the stand at church with the Relief Society sisters, I thought I saw Richard way in the back by Oscar. Turns out it really was him and he joined us for lunch after church. We got to hear all about life in Kentucky. Maybe Natalie and the kids can come next time.