Saturday, April 30, 2016


I thought I heard our asparagus growing!!!  This is why we came home, and why we have the furnace running and wearing winter clothes!!!  It is hard to go from 80-90 degrees to the 40's in a couple of days.   We made it past all the stormy weather without hardly a raindrop on us.  Have a great summer, see you in the fall.   Kay and Jim

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Canning at the Voss house!

We bought 11 boxes of mangoes for $3 a box;  we finished with 25 quarts and 1 pint of sliced mangoes!  Now Jim has to find a place for them and the jars of lemon juice and jars of pinto beans--plus the canned pork!   We will have 2 big coolers of frozen pork from the wild hog Jim shot and then there is the 150 pounds of ropa!   The jars will go on the roof of the van and everything else stuffed inside.   We hope to leave Thursday morning for Minnesota!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Real or Rumor

 Yesterday, I received word that the park has perhaps been sold. All of the info received is sketchy, unverified and unofficial. This can change many things if true and I am telling you only because some people do not like surprises of any nature but ones you are semi-prepared for can be less startling and softer to the system. So, as I operate on the "Don't cry till you are hurt" principal I will wait and see how I wish to react and I suggest you do the same. In the past, I have waited for verification before posting because of repercussions so I hope I do not regret this blog post.
Barb B.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Rose Marie Wingert Obit

Rose Marie Wingert

1942 - 2016

Rose Marie Wingert passed away April 14, 2016. She was 73.

Rose Marie Konda was born on July 11, 1942 on a farm near Montrose, SD to John and Grace (O'Hara) Konda. She graduated from Parker High School in 1960. After graduation, she started her career in the medical field as a secretary. She worked first as an x-ray secretary at McKennan Hospital and began her career as a lab secretary for the next 40 years at LCM. She retired from Sanford Labs in August 2013. Her hobbies were square dancing, line dancing, knitting, crocheting and other crafts.

Rose Marie was united in marriage to Alvin Wingert on May 22, 1965 at St Joseph's Cathedral in Sioux Falls. She enjoyed camping, bus tours and square dancing with Alvin. She was a member of Christ the King Church, Shirts & Skirts Square Dance Club, and Active Generations.

Grateful for sharing her life are her brother, Francis (Judy) Konda; nephews, Jim (Kris) Konda of Jackson, MN, Mike (Amy) Konda, Sioux City, IA; niece, Cindy Konda, Sioux Falls, SD; brothers-in-law, Ron (Elaine) Wingert, Francis (Tuny) Wingert; sisters-in-law, Eilene (Cecil) McCoy, Mary Lou (John) Tunender, and Pat (Ron) Leber; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin; her parents; and brother, James.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30am Monday, April 18, 2016, at Christ the King Catholic Church. Burial will follow at 1:30pm at St. Patrick Cemetery, Montrose, SD. Visitation begins at noon, Sunday, with the family present to greet friends from 2:00 to 4:00pm and a prayer service beginning at 4:00 Sunday afternoon at Miller Funeral Home, 507 S. Main Avenue.
Published in The Argus Leader on Apr. 16, 2016

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Larry and Noreen Ergen's Flowers

I took this one day in early March before we left. I thought their flowers were so pretty. In fact, Aspen Street has a lot of homes with beautiful yards and I do have some more photos that I took when I was out wondering around which I will share when we have nothing else newsy to put on the blog.

Friday, April 08, 2016

Charity quilts Show & Tell 2016

Looking through my pictures I came across this and don't think I have posted it before. These are some of the many charity quilts that the quilters made during our past season. They met every Wednesday morning and produced an amazing quantity of items. I really like the variety of colors and they certainly are for a good cause

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Spring photos 2016

Don Harper fixed up a doorstop for his motorhome, using a golf club shaft, mop head and some tape. 

Meanwhile, the pidgeons are taking advantage of the pool while they can.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Gehman's Flowers in March

I took this before we left and I'm thinking you are probably tired of looking at snow so thought I would share this. It was so pretty for most of the season but it is one mean plant with many thorns on it.

Saturday, April 02, 2016

April 2, 2016 Neillsville WI

This is how it looked this morning and the wind was blowing straight out of the north. If you haven't started home, it might be a good idea to wait a while!

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