Thursday, February 17, 2011

February 16, 2011

It has been a little while since we've done an update and that usually means that things are going along pretty well.  Still, that's no excuse I suppose and I will try to remedy that in the future.

So a quick update:  Kurt was sick for about a week with a cold and then he got a sinus infection but he managed to stay in his room the entire time with a can of Lysol spray close by his side.  Unfortunately it did not prevent Mom from getting sick. She came down with a scratchy throat but it quickly developed in to a sinus infection so what we are assuming is that Kurt and Mom got an allergic reaction to the same thing while Dad has just been going through the motions of daily life untouched and undisturbed by any virus or bacteria. He has always been very resilient, something he inherited from his Mother as Grandma was hardly ever ill.

We are tiring of the weather here in Wisconsin.  It has been brutally cold this year and we have found ourselves pretty much stranded indoors.  Not a good place to be when you are accustomed to being active.  I know Mom and Dad are both so anxious to get outside and walk. Today was a beautiful day though and they did manage to get out for a short walk even as Mom was suffering from the ill-effects of sinus issues.  Still the walk did them good.  We hope this weather is a sign of things to come now and that we have perhaps seen the last of the horrible, icy, cold, frozen Wisconsin winter for this year.

We do want to put a plug in for Kurt's upcoming concert.  He is returning to the Kirk Church of Dunedin for a special benefit concert.  He will be singing on stage with Terry Charles at the console of the Grand Duchess organ.  If you are in the Dunedin, Florida area on March 5, you should stop by around 2:00 p.m. for this great concert.  The cost is $5.00 at the door and you may want to plan on arriving early to get good seats!

We did receive word this past week that Dad's cousin, Sylvia Longua, passed from this life into life eternal.  She and Mom spoke frequently and even did games and crafts long-distance over the years.  Dad remembers many wonderful outings and family events with cousin Sylvia.  She always greeted you with a huge, warm smile and a great hug.  She had a heart larger than life itself and we will miss her dearly.  Our thoughts and prayers are with her husband, Bill, in this time of transition.  

We also want to mention that if you are looking for a giving opportunity, that we have given to a wonderful cause we think you may like as well.  Pastor Vicki Gladding ( (  She will be traveling this summer to teach in a Christian College and out in to the communities in Kenya and Rwanda.  If God places it on your heart to send a tax deductible gift to help her finance this trip, please visit the link below. 

Your help is needed TODAY! Please donate to support the Africa Mission!

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