Sunday, July 29, 2012

Pillowcase dresses

Larry and I returned to Missouri the first part of March, with 135 pillowcases from ROPA.  Several of these pillowcases were donated to me, by our Magnolia family.  Three other ladies and I met once a week to sew these pillowcases into dresses.
To date, we have sewn 58 dresses and sent in December,  with our missionaries,  Bill and Marilyn Fair, of Fair’s Evangelizing Haiti. We now, have 125 more dresses completed and waiting to send, when the Fair's visit our Church. I thought I would share some pictures of the dresses.    Thanks to everyone who donated the pillowcases. 
We are heading to Branson this coming week. We will spend 6-8 weeks at Treasure Lake RV resort. Larry enjoys carving with some of the "winter Texans".  Me.. I enjoy all the thrift shops in the area.  
 Janice & Larry Cooke


Thursday, July 26, 2012

From Kay Voss

I finally got our granddaughter's upstairs spare bedroom finished! We removed a double window and replaced it with a small window. Of course I couldn't get the touchup paint to match--so I painted one wall with a farm scene. Breanna loved it! Also made a "rag bedspread". The painting took a good week, Jim kept suggesting and correcting....ha It is different for sure. It was hard to get good pictures, but you can get the idea.

From Barb: If any of you have anything you would like to share with your fellow Magnolia friends please send it to me and I will be glad to post it for you. We like to know what you are all doing!
I think Kay's tree is smiling!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Hannewalds

  Just a note to thank you all for the many expressions of sympathy for my Mom, Dorothy. It was a shock for us....even though she had been sick. We are now in the process of finding an assisted living home for Dad. They loved their Magnolia family so much.....and the cards and calls meant a lot to all of us ! I will keep you updated on Dad. Judie ( Daughter )

Monday, July 16, 2012

Have you noticed?

At the bottom of this blog and all the others I take care of is a place to insert your email address and when you do so you will then receive updates in your email. It does make it handy for people who forget to stop by for a look.
 Barb- the main keeper of the blog

Sunday, July 15, 2012


From Marie Flood:
Our Luau put on by Tony.  He and his daughter cooked the food and  others brought the deserts.
All thanks go to Dottie who paid for this and Tony and his daughter who cooked for us.


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Goodbye iGoogle

iGoogle is going to quit. They are going to give us about a year before they do but I have started my search for a replacement and I have found one!!  It is called . It has taken me a bit to get used to it and I have had to find a work-around or two but the more I use it the better I like it. I hate to think how many people I have helped set up their iGoogle page. So the good news is that we can get our Proto pages to look, act and feel like what we are used to and we will have plenty of time to do this.
If you have any questions about this, email me.
This only applies to people who are using iGoogle for their home page. Google is not going away, just iGoogle.

JoAnn Cross Obit

From Barb: In order to get JoAnn's obituary on the blog lets just say it took some faniggling  so in order to see it in a size to read it you will need to click on it in two parts. I am trying to get the obituaries on the blog not only so they can be read but to make things easier for our Memorial Committee whose job this year is going to be record setting. We are only half way on the year.

JoAnn Cross Passed

JoAnn Cross passed away yesterday and the funeral is Sat. at 10:30 in the Methodist Church in Luverne. Her obituary can be found at 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Obituary For: Dorothy Ellen Hannewald | Bennett-Barz Funeral Home & Terwilliger Funeral Home

Obituary For: Dorothy Ellen Hannewald | Bennett-Barz Funeral Home & Terwilliger Funeral Home

Kay Voss's newest dolly

Here is my newest dolly!  Ironing board, vacuum hose for arms, coffee
pot for head, (bowls for chest), steel wool for hair, and pie pan for
hat!!  Such fun.... perhaps name her Irene???

From Barb: There is a name for this and it is called Junk Art and is really coming into its own these days. See Kay, you are on the cutting edge!!

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Richard Rasmussen passed

From Francis about Richard:
We had a wonderful party on sat June 30 at Powers Bluff . Had 150 guests.
On Sat. night, Rich went back to hospital. He never came home.
His funeral is June 10 at Arpin St Johns UCC church at 2pm.
He was full of cancer.Our kids are helping me.

From Barb: I looked up their address from a 2010 directory. I am not sure if it is current.
 Frances Rasmussen
1407 N. Peach #32
Marshfield WI 54404

Richard Rasmussen(1931 - 2012)

Rasmussen, Richard

Richard "Rich" Rasmussen, 80, Marshfield, died on Thursday, July 5, 2012 surrounded by his family at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital Palliative Care, Marshfield.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at the United Church of Christ in Arpin with Rev. Don Adams officiating. Burial will take place in Arpin Cemetery where military rites will be conducted by the American Legion. The family will receive relatives and friends at the church on Tuesday from 1:00 pm until service time. Buchanan / Rembs Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Rich was born John Richard Rasmussen on December 23, 1931 in northern Wisconsin, the son of Claude and Nina (Severson) Rasmussen. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean War. He was united in marriage to Frances I. Grimm on July 6, 1952 at the United Church of Christ in Arpin. He had been employed in home construction at Rollohome, Marshfield Homes, Wisconsin Homes and Zimmerman Builders, all in Marshfield.

Rich enjoyed camping, and he and Frances belonged to the Marshfield Marshlanders and the Stevens Point Drifters camping clubs. The Rasmussen's spent winters in Arizona, Texas and California. He also enjoyed his golden retriever, Lexi.

He is survived by his wife, Frances and their children, Greg (Karen) Rasmussen, Debbie (Scott) Adair, all of Marshfield and Jeff Rasmussen of Arpin. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Priscilla Folz, Megan Rasmussen, Kyle Rasmussen and Jazmine Adair and one great grandson, Dylon Folz.

He was predeceased by his parents, four brothers, four sisters and two siblings in infancy.

Condolences may be sent online to


Saturday, July 07, 2012

DNS Malware warning- It is real

The article below will tell you how to check and how to fix it if it isn't okay.

My computer checks out okay.

Here is a more direct way to find out.
Click on this link and it will tell you if you are okay.

Friday, July 06, 2012

Dorothy Hannewald passed

I just got word that Dorothy passed away yesterday.  She and her daughter were
at the hospital to pick up Dick, he had a pace maker put in, she told her daughter
that she felt weak and just dropped.   That is all I know right now.  Will let you
know if  we hear anything more.   
Marie Flood

From Lulu

 Hello y'all,
Lulu and I want to thank your park for being such great hosts to us and allowing us to share our entertainment with you. A special thanks to Dottie and Tony who made it possible. After all, they took our word that we knew what we were doing without ever seeing us perform. We are happy that you liked the show and that you enjoyed yourself. We hope to return to this area some time in the future. But, for now, we must continue on our journey. Please follow us on our journey on our blog at and of course on our music web iste at Please sign up on our email list or on our blog and you will get automatic updates, whenever we add something new, or when we have an anouncement. Especially when we decide to return to the RGV.
  Thanks again. Enjoy your park. It is an awesome place.
Live, laugh and Love each other....
Lulu and AL
Lulu Entertainment

Thursday, July 05, 2012

From Marie Flood about 4th of July party

We had a couple in that played and sang for our 4th party.  They were really good.  Fred had a great time dancing with Lulu.  That is also the name they play under.
Norm enjoyed a dance as well.  All us girls got up for the last dance.  We had a great time and more food than we could eat, so we are having another dinner
tomorrow night.  Maybe some more dancing. 

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Voss Quilt Block

We finally finished the main quilt block.  It covers the huge empty
space that had a outside door before we put up new siding.  Quite a
job to get it finished.

Note: Looks very nice! I have a spot where one would look great if you are of a mind to take it on. hehehe.

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Remember the Kaleidoscope when we were kids?

This is really incredible!

How amazing that someone could not only create this, but make it to change when you move your mouse/cursor...or you can just sit back and let it change by itself.  Either way it is awesome!!! Very nice.........and pure genius!
Be sure to run your mouse over the screen slowly.

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