My Tree's Fallen and Cant get up! I got a Boo Boo! And Friday Night Concert in the City Hall

As you can see, our trees have been leaning for years at a 45 degree angle towards our neighbor's yard, but now with the rain the one tree is leaning on top of the neighbor's swing. The roots of the trees are coming out of the ground. We are waiting for our tree guy to come and cut them out for us. None the less, when we called our insurance company they told us that the neighbors insurance should take care of it for her, but, since she called the city, we are facing a fine if we dont remove it. Luckily, our insurance did reconcider and made us a check for the cost to remove both trees. THANK GOD!

This is the base of the trunks showing the roots coming out of the ground. I hear from the tree man that Box Elder trees do this quite often.

I got a boo boo! My dog, Bunny has a tendency to guard the area near our desk and doesn't like anyone to approach the area. I was serving dinner to my hubby on Wednesday and got a little close, and Bunny came at me with teeth showing. I stood my ground, and was going to tap her on the side like the Dog Wisperer does, to calm her down. Well.... she caught me on the hand with her canine tooth and ripped my skin open. Like Caroline says, she spend 5 hours in her hospital with me getting two stitches and antibiotic shots to make sure I dont get an infection. I dont know why she does this protection. She is great otherwise. She is food agressive when she has a bone she's protecting. But she is not agressive otherwise.
One Friday Caroline, Amber , and I went to a free concert at City hall again. We saw a band called "Stewart Franke and Band" . We liked the band, but they played more jazzy /rock type music and didnt play any songs that we knew well. We are looking forward to some great bands coming up this summer, we hope!


Father's Day Picnic

Barlow wanted a picnic for Fathers Day and we headed to Stoney Creek again.
Here's Caroline and Me .

Darin, Frank, Amber and Caroline, cooking.

Barlow, and Amber waiting, Caroline is cooking

Barlow with our dog, Bunny
This is Knight, the "Bad"dog.



Today is my Husband, Barlow, and my Daughter Caroline's Bithday. Caroline is 39 today and Barlow is 62! What a birthday present I gave him! Lets hope they have many more! I'll never forget the day after I gave birth to her he came to visit me in the hospital and he commented that he had to celebrate his birthday all by himself. THATS when I realized that I gave him the best birthday present of them all! All during the pregnancy we didnt realize how close it was going to be to his birthday! My husband is the only son in his family, he has SIX SISTERS!

Much happiness to both of you!


the old days

This is my Husband, Barlow with his sister Grace at about 19-20 years of age. This is just before I met him while cruising drive-ins with my girlfriend. We stopped at a drive-in restaurant called " WOODS" in Detroit one day, because my girlfriend used to live in Detroit and knew the area. Barlow parked next to us and started talking to us He had a big Chrysler car with a automatic record player under the dash, and Barlow let us choose the 45 records to play. Later we all pulled over to parking lot next door and played music and danced until late in the night! Barlow looked a lot like John Travolta at this stage of his life, and I WAS IMPRESSED! He had BIG arms from working for his brother-in-law as a brick layer and cement layer . He asked one night, who wanted to go with him to the Roostertail one evening, and of course, I said I do! That was our first date. One of many more.

This is my graduation picture, in 1967, which is just before I met Barlow. I was almost 19 when I met him in the fall of 1968. I had hair to the middle of my back then, I dont know why I went to a hairdresser and had it put up so high. Actually, she had put it higher, but I squished it down some! TEE HEE!

Well time had not done anything for our looks, the gray hair, the extra fat that we put on, has not done us justice over the years. Just thought someone would like to see some of the old days pics.

Here is Barlow and Darin recently at a picnic.