Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
He not only went to college with Ed, but joined the LDS church about the same time as Ed. He worked for Hughes/Raytheon like Ed, and had three daughters, just like us! It was fun catching up.
We did a Family History Project for Activity Day this week. Each girl gave me a four generation chart in advance. I made cards with their pictures on the front and a place for them to write each ancestor's name and birth date on the back. They were printed on perforated business cards.
We divided into two smaller groups to play Go Fish with our cards. After the game everyone separated the cards out again and took home their own cards.
It was fun seeing how some of the girls were named after their ancestors. Other girls noticed how family names had been passed along through the years. One of the girls had several grandfathers with names that today would be only used for women. Who knew Claire was once a man's name?
Monday, October 13, 2014
Sunday, October 12, 2014
The Elders Quorum set up doughnuts on a string, which was one of the few things Ed and I had time to eat.
The judges did a terrific job behind the scenes and awarded first prize to someone who left before the awards were handed out!
The main event was the polka races that turned out to be very popular we had to have 8 heats, plus a championship heat. It was fun watching as well as participating! I'm sure we have a few polka people who are a little sore this morning!
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
The band backed up the German songs, and I was able to dust off the accordion to make it extra fun!
It was a very fun gig, and we enjoyed it immensely! I'd just like to say, "Eins, Zwei, Drei, G'Suffa!"
Monday, October 6, 2014
Oh, well, at least it didn't fall on us!
We're hoping the weather forecast clears up for the event. If it rains it might all be for naught!
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
His hotel was close to Arundel Mills Mall, so we popped over to see the new den of iniquity--the Casino next to the mall. It was just like Las Vegas in the middle of Maryland!