Three funerals in one week. I told you about Charlie last week and last weekend was the funeral for my sister-in-law’s mother-in-law and family friend, Gladys Cink, whom Rick and I have known for over 50 years. Today Becky and I drove to Minneapolis for Mom’s older sister, Florence Steiff Carlson’s funeral service. She would have been 100 years old June 14. We have lots of first cousins since Mom had 5 sisters and 2 brothers and many of us gathered in Minneapolis today. Florence was a beloved aunt to us all.
While in Minneapolis I had the opportunity to visit Sam and Lucy at the Mother Baby Center where Little Lucy hit 4 lbs. 2 ounces today. She was not due to be born until July 10 – have you ever seen such a sweet baby with a cat hat? I was thrilled to see Sam looking so great, too.
Another visit to Becky’s friend, Pam Christian who has a dog named Ode. Ode was rescued by Red Lake Rosie’s Rescue and transported to the Minneapolis area several years ago where Becky’s friend Pam adopted her. As a young dog on the Indian reservation in Northern Minnesota, Ode was tortured by several young men who burned her ears off with a blowtorch. Don’t think about that too much – it’s horrendous. Just take a look at how happy she is today!
And last but not least – here is the clean haymow where we’ll be sewing next week, June 4-5. Looks very inviting, doesn’t it? We are looking forward to our 30th Anniversary Camp – we’ve got about 15 projects planned!
Rick’s sister was here from California for the funeral last weekend and spent Memorial Day here along with Rick’s younger brother, Mike and older sister, Shirley and their respective spouses. What a week it has been! Do you think I’ll ever get any flowers planted? The All Iowa Shop Hop starts this Saturday – we are READY and looking forward to meeting and greeting new customers and visitors. See you at the farm!