Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Google, NBC5 and Capitol Fax's Rich Miller invite you to an Election Night Results Watch Party

Our son Richard will be doing analysis of the election 6 Nov. We will be there watching.  Rich

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 I took down Moms cards/pictures to place them in an album. She will review the album from time to time. So send her some new ones!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Ellen Arthur

Mom's Aunt Ellen at 89. Such a sweet lady. One of the pictures her daughter Christine had sent to Mom for her 92nd birthday celebration.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Ano, KY

Still making molasses with donkey power in Ano, KY on Delmar Turner's farm. Fourty years ago I took a shower in their nearby waterfall/stream. This was Mom's Aunt Annie/Uncle Everett Turner's place, close to the Daniel Boone National Forest.

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Ellen Arthur and her granddaughter Janice Adkins. Aunt Ellen to Mom, married to Lincoln, son of John Athur, head of the clan. Ellen kept the sun off her face by wearing a home-made bonnet or scarf. Although they raised tobacco as a money crop neither one smoked. Smart folks.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Mom and Christine

Mom with her cousin Christine Arthur Woods in KY.

Monday, October 22, 2012

In Kentucky

Marilyn Rose, Mom, Christine Arthur Woods, Me, some years ago in KY. Christine was kind enough to send Mom a precious gift of pictures for her birthday! I brought Mom's cards, letters, and pictures from her birthday party and from her room home with me to put them all in an album. I will bring it back to her and she will go through them again and again.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Lincoln Arthur

Lincoln and Ellen Arthur celebrating 50 years of marriage. They married in March of 1930 and had 12 children: Denver, Orpha, Odell, Delford, Frieda, Ruth , Shirley, John, and George (twins) Christine, Rebecca and Lawrence They had been married 59 years when he passed in February of eighty nine. He was a brother to Mom's mother Maryetta. He lived at his father's homestead (John/Paw) where his daughter Christine now lives. The log cabin part of the house was used as the kitchen until the new house was built around 1970.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Another One of Aunt Dora and Mom

Hall is also decorated for the upcoming Halloween.

Smiling Dora

Always smiling. Mom was tiring out.

Another pic of Mom and Barb

Darian and his Mom.

Another son, Richard, was also there but I didn't get a picture of him this time.


Marilyn Rose, Mom and Aunt Dora.

Having Fun!


Steph, George, Jeff; three generations.

George and Marietta Relaxing

That's the "stairsteps" photo of the Miller Kids from about 1947 on the table. It was taken at the Tanner Avenue house (Mom's home from 1943 til 1982) at the doorway to the basement steps. And our heights were just like stairsteps.

More Walwers

Val and some of her bunch.

Marilyn Rose

Marilyn Rose and some of her family attended. She did most of the work, as usual. She loves her Mother!


Cousins, friends, girls. The easel has a frame of pictures that hung in Mom's spare bedroom(mostly grandkids). There were other pictures throughout the room.

Douglas Arnold

Mom meets Welty's grandson.

Room of memories.

This is the same basket used to collect her birthday cards for decades.The book is a collection of pictures and cards from her 91st party.


A resident, Uncle George Wingerter and Marietta (Kerbs) Tolmer, daughter of Sarah Arthur Keerbs, shared the day. Mom was so happy to see them! He looks great, he just recently celebrated his 80th birthday!

Stephanie and Vickie

Vickie always adds joy to any get-together and so does her cousin Steph.


Scott and Kathy Walwer brought some kids with them

Giant Sized Birthday Card

We had a huge vinyl sign made to help celebrate this day. It came from Holland. Mom laughed when she saw it and said "Well I never...." The picture is from her 75th birthday party.


Mom's brother Welty has passed away and so has his son Larry but Larry's son Douglas came down from Evanston with his wife Cynthia and their talented daughter Willa. She is carrying on the stringed instrument family tradition.

Party Time

Barb, Stephanie, Vickie, Aunt Dora and Darian were some of the people who attended.

92 years young!

Loving family and friends took the time to share this important day with Mom. Many others called her and/or sent her a card. She really enjoyed it.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Mom's Birthday

Mom will be 92 this Saturday!  Marilyn Rose and I are sharing cake and ice cream at 2PM at the lunch room, Sheldon Health Care, 170 West Concord St, Sheldon, IL 60966. I tried announcing it through Facebook a month early for planning purposes.  If you can’t make it then please send her a card.