Today, two of my favorite folks, Martin and Ingrid, have reached a milestone few have. Fifty-Five years of marriage. That’s more years than I. That is more than most. I know they are so proud of this, as are we all. Please take a moment to leave a comment for the them on this most notable event! May their lives continue to be as one.
- Martin and Ingrid Wedding Day, Feb. 2, 1957
From left: Martin cousin Fanny, Dave a brother of Martin, Martin and Ingrid, Philip Swanson, Arlene, Phil, Martin cousin Marty Maki. George
Young ones in front: Betty (aka FAB), Dana Marchant
Happy Anniversary Martin and Ingrid!
Here is another great photo Betty sent in. It’s (L to R) Ingrid, Philip with Arlene on his lap, George, Phil and Ed), the 5 oldest siblings. The picture is circa 1941 or 1942. Hope we get more of these.
Betty sent in this photo today…love it!
"Love this picture of Philip and Lydia with 4 oldest—taken in 1939. Looks like it might have been taken at the Queen Lake camp"
***Update***: I have enhanced the scanned image using gimp:
Gimp is a great (free) tool for image manipulation!
Which should we keep?
As of today (May 18th), this is the status of my recovery:
1.) Right leg has improved to estimated 95% recovery. I can walk with no limp. Expect to have completed rehab at the end of May.
2.) Right arm – Can move all fingers slightly. Can move arm straight upwards and hold it in 45 degree positions and horizontal. Can shake a right hand with a firm grip. Some say ouch! Can grasp cones in various positions and swing in front of my body placing in stack on left side. Hand still swollen.
3.) Speech – Continuously improving. Can pronounce words perfectly with a slight lisp (due to stroke on right side). Expect to complete rehab sometime in June. Praise God for the healing!
Continue to do all that I can to help in the kitchen. Feel great-no pain. Instant retirement! Vacation all day, every day. Can I help any of you?
P.S. Typed with my dumb left hand!