Thursday, May 27, 2010

May 27, 1950

On this date Eleanor June Benck married Robert Ralph Peterson. Today is their 60th anniversary and I hope they are enjoying spending it together. Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad. I love you and miss you!!

My parents spent their honeymoon driving around Lake Michigan and attending the Indianapolis 500 auto race. Dad sure did love his race cars!!! In 1962 my parents took me to the race. I still remember seeing the tears flowing down my dad's cheeks as they did a tribute and played taps for Tony Bettenhausen who had died in a crash the year before. He was my dad's idol. My dad always had a photo of Tony hanging in his workshop. Don't know where I'm going with this. Just enjoying some precious memories today I guess.

Monday, May 24, 2010

I'm Back!!!

The old computer came back home over the weekend and seems to be working---HOORAY!!!
I have a busy week ahead---getting ready to meet my best friend in Lake Geneva next weekend to celebrate her birthday!! I can't wait!! I have really been surrounded by sadness lately and a fun getaway is just what I need!! So many people I know have sick and dying loved ones right now---I wish I could take away everyone's pain but, as I know all too well, there are no shortcuts---you just have to walk thru it, endure it and eventually survive it. That's just the way life is. If you're lucky, you have good memories to sustain you. And there are always lessons to be learned from the darkness that we walk thru---that damned darkness!!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

That's All Folks!!!!

My computer appears to be dead---it's been on it's last legs for quite some time!! So, until I get a new one, things will be mighty quiet around here!! I will try to check in once in awhile via my sons laptop. I will sure miss reading the posts from all you wonderful bloggers!! Take care and keep on creating!!!