Monday, September 22, 2008


My sympathy to all the DeFor family upon the death of Erna--mother. grandmother & greatgrandmother &friend. It was so great that her family got to see her & say goodby. Our weather has been perfect these last few days but the leaves are starting to turn so we know it will be getting cooler. I am getting a new washer & dryer on Wed.--a stacked one. Pat is taking my old washer but could not take the dryer as it is 250 volt & their basement is not wired for that.I am going to call the grandkids & see if they can use it. Mary Beth just came to visit so I am going to send this & maybe write more later.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Mini Trip up North

This past week I went with Pat & Pudge to Duluth & to Tower Mn. We got ahold of Matt in Duluth & went out to eat then we went to the house he is renting with a guy from LeSueur Mn. It is an old house & it is really neat. I liked the old door knobs. It has a big kitchen & Matt says he likes to cook.Also a neat fireplace in the living room. We left on Mon & went to Fortune Bay Casino & Hotel(near Tower) Pudge played golf in afternoon but had to go to a different town so Pat went with him intending to shop & look around the town. Well ther wasn't any shops & not much town(I can't remember the name) but she found a library so spent the 4 hrs therebut she enjoyed it .I went to the casino & played for a little bit . Had a $25 coupon from the hotel for casino then got $5 for signing up for card & $5 for sr. citizen.Good deal! So I played with their money Almost the whole time I was there . The next day Pudge played golf again at the casino &hotel golf course .Pat & I went to the Indian Museum which was close by--it was really interesting.Pat found some really nice cat tails by road so she picked them to bring home.The weather was just perfect & we had a great time.
I was glad to hear that Erna had gotten better.And that Hans & Heidi got to visit with her.Maybe that was why she rallied knowing how much her family loved her.
I like this hi speed internet & I have to learn how to send pix.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Labor Day weekend

I have enjoyed looking at all the pix that everyone sent of our cruise. I just got hi-speed internet on Sun. thru Comcast. I did not know they worked on Sun but they did. I am just trying to get used to it--I think I will keep my Yahoo email address as I am used to that & everyone has it.
Pat & Pudge were gone for the weekend. They went to Hayward Wis. to Jim & glorias cabin & then they went to Chicago-I think on Mon. SO it was pretty quiet around here until yesterday afternoon. I went for a ride on the Patty wagon(golf cart) Went to Pats house to check on the tomato plants then I went to the Roman Market restaurant to get a sandwich but they were closed so I headed for home. As I was coming down Warner Road I heard sirens so I pulled over & the ambulance & 2 police cars went by--they turned onto the same road I was going to turn so I took off & when I came to the top of Faversham Rd I saw the ambulance in my driveway-I hurried down & my garage door was open & rescue squad & police were coming out the door!!I said "What is going on ?"& police said my emergency signal from Life Alert had gone off! I have no idea how that happened but I must have leaned on somehow --They then called my responders #1 is Pudge & they got him in Chicago( their home calls go to his cell phone). I imagine they called Denny #2 & Barb Parent#3 But they were not home so at that point they call the rescue squad. The policewoman told me they had searched the whole house. I think they were glad when I came tooling up on the golf cart!! I stayed outside for awile talking to neighbor & in the meantime Pudge had called Kari to see if they had been to my house that day.When I got into the house Kari was calling me so I called Pat & pudge to tell them what had happened .While I was talking to them Gemma came rushing in & was happy to see I was OK. Pudge had called her to find out what was going on!! Enough excitement for one day!! & for one week!