We want to thank all for the nice comments concerning the passing of my mom.
It was a busy week with family coming in from out of town for the funeral. And on top of that we had planned our retirement/ hitting the road party for Saturday.
I was worried it may be to soon to have a party but with having a hall reserved and invites out we felt we needed to go on. As it turned out the party may have helped in the healing process.
|With brothers and sisters. Corey, Diane, me (Ray), Charlene, Russ, Darlene|
|Celebrating with the kids. Mandi, Nate and Colleen.|
We were even surprised as my dad attended the party. My youngest brother had been in town for the funeral and was to leave Saturday morning. As he was at the airport all set to go he found out his flight would be delayed and would miss his connecting flight. Well how nice they would have to wait until Sunday and attend the party. We think my mom had something to do with that.It also was nice as our daughter (Mandi) was able to extend her stay to attend. (Wendy said she knew Mandi would find a way to be there).
The party was a huge success. We were blessed to have so many of our friends and family in attendance.
|Some of our high school friends and spouses|
So we had a great time and a big thanks to all. We will miss seeing you all on a regular basis.
We now know we will head out on Oct. 15. We will make a slow trek to North Carolina to stay with Mandi through the holidays.