Martin recently turned 80. The family surprised him at Tim’s home with an 80th Birthday Celebration! I am sure his loving wife Ingrid watched from above. Happy 80th, Martin.
We reach out at this time to her son, Tim, her daughter Deb, Deb’s son Dan and her husband, Martin at the passing of Ingrid V. (Swanson) Myllykangas. Ingrid V. (Swanson) Myllykangas, 79, of 15 Carter Road, Westminster, died peacefully at her residence Monday … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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: … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
Now here’s some progress! On Sunday, Marty was able to close his fist a number of times! Yesterday, he was able to use a bicycle pedal (mounted on a table) with his right shoulder/arm/hand. I’ve attached a video of that … Continue reading
Last night, Marty was moved from UMass to Fairlawn Rehab Center (189 May St.) in Worcester. He will now begin 3-5 hour days of occupational, physical and speech therapy. Already this AM, they had him climbing stairs! And here he … Continue reading
This morning, Marty called Ingrid! Ingrid answered the ringing phone to hear, “Hi, Hon!” At first, Ingrid didn’t know who was calling, never expecting that her husband would be able to call just 48 hours after his stroke! Marty told … Continue reading
It must be all those prayers that everyone has been sending, or maybe it is just Martin’s own inner strength? It is both, I would say. He is doing very well today, and we would like to share this update: … Continue reading