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Cheney Reservoir.. We used to go boating/swimming there are teenagers. I moved to CA in June 1968 and lived here ever since. I do go back every couple of years. I drive to visit my son & family in Toledo so I make the rounds.
I will pray that the weather holds up. It's always a dicey thing.. any time of year. If push comes to shove you can always go ice skating on a creek nearby. LOL
One of my daughters friends is from Kingman. She met her CA hubby when he attended K-State on a track scholarship and she was at KU in the nursing program. A couple of years back she convinced him that her home town would be more beneficial for the three youngsters. He got a job as a school principal and they moved. He said best thing ever. They have acres, horses, space and as he put it "normal" people around. Of course Jessica's family are thrilled to have her back after almost 20 yrs.
Kingman is a town my family visits often for various things. Our family farm is just a few miles between Hwy 54 and the reservoir! You went past the edge of our farm!
yes, many things about the rural life are great. Half my siblings are still in the area! 3 of the 6 of us…. But I raised my kids in the city, mostly because it’s where hubby work was.
There is much to be said about a Midwestern upbringing. My maternal side are General Conference Mennonite so I learned all the female domestic skills from my grandmother & her generation of family women. My mother did not subscribe to that lifestyle.
I never joined the church, because I was raised in town. Grandma and I attended the Methodist church in bad weather and went to Alexanderwohl Mennonite just outside of Gossell in good weather. Our family was a founding family of the church. It's named after the Ukrainian village they immigrated from. Next year when I make my bi-annual trip I'm going to be meeting up with the church Genealogist and see what's been added in my direct family line. I would like to add my kids to the family records.
This is good to hear your back ground. I come from the Amish in IL. Got marry in the Mennonite church in FL.Left the Mennonite believe in 1977. Baptist now. Since I move in 2022 to Tn I have not found what I am looking for. I am going to Methodist church to Sunday School.I attend a lot of there women groups that they do. Like prayer shawel group and sewing group.
So very sorry Ellen, will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I know this is a very difficult time for you. I’m glad your siblings will be there so you can all support one another.
Sitting in Denver airport waiting for connecting flight! I bounce from relishing some time along ….well not really alone! Denver is a zoo of people everywhere! And then, missing having a traveling companion!
it will be a late night tonight, but I got a small nap of last flight. Just enough to give me a boost!
eager and dreading at the same time to see mom! Sounds like she might be declining quickly. But knowing from having been through this before, it might just be a spell. I think after a week being here, I will have a better idea.
those of you that pray, send up prayers for her and us! Covid has hit the home she is in! No one on her wing. But 3 staff have it…..asking everyone to use masks and be super careful!
Praying for you and your mom.
I have arrived In Ks.
it appears moms time is very short. Big change from 3 days ago. Not eating, drinking, or talking. I’m sitting and doing what I call vigil sitting! Read devotions to her. Chatted to her. Played Christmas music and sang a few hymns….mostly holding her hands gently.
this week will hold much of this….I’m thinking this is maybe easier for me then my siblings who have gone thru the 3 weeks of hospital days….i did the same with Ricks parents- mostly his mom.
i will say staff we’re kind! Even though they are short handed because Covid has hit the home again! Praying their measures keep that germ contained!
Perhaps your mom has just been waiting for you to come and say good bye with your loving touch and she will now be ready to leave. That's how it sometimes works with mothers and daughters.
(I'm remembering my own mother who did not know my name, just knew me as "that nice lady" during my last visit with her.)