Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hurricane Alex

I placed a link to the Rio Valley Estates blog under the Links heading lower on this page and also at the bottom of this message. I know we will all want news from as many sources as possible.
Rio Valley Estates Blog

Hurricane Alex

Donna Gabbert is a friend of mine who lives in Rio Valley Estates. I saw that she was online this morning so asked her about the hurricane. Our conversation follows:
 Donna Gabbert (Bodogabby) is available 6:25 am
MrsBrooker 6:27 am
(6:27:15 AM):     So are you going to ride it out or are you going to head north?
Donna Gabbert 6:28 am
(6:28:11 AM):     hi
    its just started raining hard and we already got a motel at best western


(6:28:24 AM):     but we can't get in until 4 p.m.
MrsBrooker 6:28 am
(6:28:41 AM):     You know we are all thinking about you.
Donna Gabbert 6:29 am
(6:29:24 AM):     lots of folks got rooms now \and its really not necessary but I feel a little better about it

(6:30:10 AM):     too late now I paid for the room...but several neighbors are going to the same motel so we will have a hurricane party , I guess
MrsBrooker 6:30 am
(6:30:25 AM):     We will all be anxiously waiting for news after it is over. So stay as safe as possible

(6:31:02 AM):     When is the worst supposed to get there?
Donna Gabbert 6:31 am
(6:31:27 AM):     oh yes, flooding will be the  thing I think, hope we can make it thru to the motel this afternon, really late today and into tomarrow morning I think
MrsBrooker 6:32 am
(6:32:17 AM):     Thanks for the info...Your blog will get lots of action when this is over.
Donna Gabbert 6:32 am
(6:32:43 AM):     oh ya, I hope not anything to severe to report
MrsBrooker 6:32 am
(6:32:48 AM):     Be sure to take your camera
Donna Gabbert 6:33 am
(6:33:02 AM):     I got it packed and my laptop with

(6:34:01 AM):     I only hope the electric stays on..during Dolly we lost everything from freezer and frig...
MrsBrooker 6:34 am
(6:34:59 AM):     That does seem to be the big question. You will have to have a giant barbecue and open up the border!
Donna Gabbert 6:35 am
(6:35:53 AM):     I guess i will go watch the news...ya  I have some of that gulf shrimp in the freezer,, daaang i dont want to lose that!
MrsBrooker 6:36 am
(6:36:53 AM):     Don't lose the shrimp!! It is worth a million these days! I will let u go but know that we are praying for you all
Donna Gabbert 6:37 am
(6:37:08 AM):     thanks..talk to ya later

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Cherries !


We have been busy picking cherries, and should do a 4th picking tonite or tomorrow. Now I understand why George Washington cut down the cherry tree-----he hated pitting the cherries!! ha The pies are delicious....the rest will be canned for sauce, frozen, plus some jelly or jam made.
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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Chico in Wisconsin

Chico lounging  in his Wisconsin Summer home maintained by his faithful servants Chet and Irma Johnson.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Stork Cometh

This from the Daigles:
Proud grandparents, (as if we had anything to do with it), Cynthia and Ron, would like to announce the birth of our third grandson, Alexander Thomas Daigle.  Alexander was born at 2:30 pm on Tuesday, June 22, 2010. Both Betty and Alex are doing well.   Weight 7.5 pounds, length 20. 1/2  inches, brown hair. We think he is beautiful (of course). His brothers are crazy about him already.

What keeps us busy.....


Here is part of the cherry harvest---we have only 2 trees, thank goodness. A Robin scolded me from the other side of the tree while I was picking. We both claim the tree!
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Barney Thompsons Obituary

POSTED: June 19, 2010

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Barnard P. ‘Barney’ Thompson
CORNELL - Barnard P. "Barney" Thompson, 86, of Cornell (Boney Falls area), passed away Thursday, June 17, 2010, at the home of his daughter in Brimley, Mich., after a courageous four-year battle with cancer.
He was born Sept. 18, 1923, in Escanaba, and was the son of Oral and Audrey (Shafer) Thompson. Barney attended school in Boney Falls and later received an Honorary High School Diploma from Escanaba High School. Barney served in the U.S. Navy as a radio man during World War II. He was employed at Escanaba Paper Company and later Mead Paper Company until his retirement on March 31, 1989.
Barney married the former Mary A. Terrien on Nov. 12, 1947, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Flat Rock and through their union they were blessed with four children. Mary preceded him in death on Nov. 13, 2000. Barney was a member Mead 25 Year Club, a faithful member of AA for over 35 years, a charter member of the Escanaba River American Legion Post 115.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, taking his girls on their annual shopping excursion, collecting guns and making maple syrup in the spring of the year with his brother and nephews. Barney spent the winter in Donna, Texas, with his friends at Magnolia Park.
Barney P. Thompson is survived by: son, Patrick (Vivian) Thompson of Dwight, Ill.; daughters, Mary (Michael) Drumheller of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., and Rita (Bruce) Boger of Brimley, Mich.; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert "Bob" Thompson of Boney Falls; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Bernice Moritz of Spirit Lake, Iowa.
Besides his wife, Mary, Barney was preceded in death by his parents; his son Michael; granddaughter, Danielle and brother, Oral.
Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, June 21, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Funeral services celebrating the life of Barney Thompson will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel with Father Emmett Norden officiating. Delta County Veteran's Council services and burial will take place at the Gardens of Rest Cemetery following the funeral services at the Anderson Funeral Home. The Anderson Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements and online condolences can be sent to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomes.net.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Barney Thompson info...

I just received more information from Rita, Barney's daughter.......


Visitation will be held from 12:00 noon to 2 pm Monday June 21, 2010 at Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba, MI
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm At the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel
Burial will take place at the Gardens of Rest Cemetery following the funeral service.

Obituary will be in the Escanaba Daily Press

Sad news....

Barney Thompson passed away yesterday morning. I will send on more information about the services later. So far, the plans are for the funeral to be on Monday afternoon.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

About BARNEY THOMPSON

JUST A NOTE TO LET YOU KNOW BARNEY THOMPSON IS DOING PERTTY GOOD.THE OUT COME IS NOT THE BEST BUT WITH A LOT OF PRAYING MAYBE THERE WILL BE MIRACLE.I JUST GOT BACK MONDAY FROM MICHIGAN.I LEFT AT 4;30AM AND GOT HOME AT 8;30PM.   I AM GOING BACK IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS TO SEE HIM AGAIN AS HE IS SUCH A GOOD FRIEND AND SO IS HIS FAMILY. TAKE CARE AND HAVE A GOOD DAY.   


 BERNICE MORITZ

Friday, June 11, 2010

A Party!!!

Cecil and Eilene McCoy are celebrating 60 years of marriage! There will be an open house at the Good Samaritan Society community room from 2 to 5 P.M. on July 5th. ( located at 4800 West 57th street) Please come to greet them!

Cards may also be sent to them at 1108 South Willow Street, Sioux Falls, SD. 57105

Cecil and Eilene used to live at # 14 Line street (where Lloyd and Vi Sachs live now)

Friday, June 04, 2010

For the Magnolia Family

To all our "family" in Magnolia

- We were so touched by the number of cards, emails, phone calls and visits from our Magnolia friends that we received when we lost Grandpa... Such a testament to the caring people in our park.... We loved hearing from all of you and it helps in the healing process to know so many loved him and us.... We miss him so much but it was more heart-breaking to see him weak and in pain and frustrated because he was not improving.... His last good day he ran an errand for Dick picking up corn and delivering it to the field so Dick could finish up the planting.......exactly what he loved doing.... We found out later he was so dizzy he could hardly see but that was not important enough to stop him from helping out. ;-)

Our "energizer bunny" looked at peace at the funeral and that made us all feel better.

Thank you so much! Much love to you all.............Erma, Dick and Leslie

Thursday, June 03, 2010

new address

For those that would like to send Barney Thompson a card (get well or thinking of you type) his home address is:

Barney Thompson 8156 West 7 1/2 Mile RoadBrimley, Michigan 49715

He would some cards to help pass the long days! Thanks so much

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