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Monday, September 19, 2011


September 17, 1961
We started our weekend celebration Friday night at Seaport Village Edgewater Grill....
50 $1 bills Debbie made into a necklace!!...
Our family treated us to a very special evening.....
On Saturday Dave and I rode 231 miles on a cycle ride to some of our favorite places including Idyllwild...who else goes for a motorcycle ride on their 50th anniversary!!! Then on Sunday we took a car road trip 195 miles to Oak Glen,,,another favorite place!!! Smiles and hugs....Caryl

Saturday, September 10, 2011

baby quilt for Murray

Winnie the Pooh baby quilt is done.....
I used the walking foot diagonal across the 4 patches... and free motion stitching on the fussy cut squares....
I used a bright flannel for the back and binding... I free motion stitched Murray's full name across the bottom and date of birth... sure hope he likes it!!...... Smiles and hugs....Caryl

Thursday, September 1, 2011


September 1961 was a very important month in my life!! I graduated from nurses training on the 1st and got married two weeks later!! It seems like those 50 years have passed so quickly!! I graduated from Iowa Methodist School of Nursing... This year the president of the alumni with the help of some of my classmates.... made a most wonderful Memory Book.... we sent in photos of us and our families... and told about what we all did these past 50 years.....this book is priceless!! So many of us in the class got married just before or just after graduation.... now we are all celebrating our 50th wedding anniversaries..... My husband and I are starting to get anniversary cards.... so the anniversary celebration has begun.... I will be posting our wedding photo in another post this month... Smiles and hugs....Caryl

Awards Banquet

Here is a photo of me and my hubby at the Awards Banquet.... I have worked at KMCH for 29 years... we ate at the Old Spaghetti Factory... then walked to the Horton Grand Theatre... a very entertaining musical by the Lambs Players... called "Mixtape"....songs from the 80's.... thanks to the Hebbels for a very enjoyable evening!! Smiles and hugs....Caryl