Lots of happy things going on right now...
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Monday, April 10, 2017
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Joe and I headed up to West Park with a newly groomed and very tired Ellie to spend time with Abe while Noah and Amy went to a fund raising evening for Abe's school.
After a take out dinner from the Rustic, Joe and Abe got busy putting together the Mega Magic Tracks set we just had to get him.
I knew he would love it!
And he did!
Abe wanted to experiment with and without the bridge...make an oval track and then back to the connector!
Joe joined in on the fun...
Boys will be boys.
It was time for a break outside and Joe took Abe on a wagon ride.
All of a sudden, Abe jumped out and started picking up some small blue stones.
He then announced it was time to go back in.
The blue stones were the gas Abe needed to drive his food truck again.
So into the gas "hole" they went.
A bit later...
Brooke and Scott surprised us with a visit.
They had been out to dinner and a show at the Palace Theater in Cleveland.
Abe was eager to show Brooke his blue tongue...from the candy that was in the early Easter basket Joe and I got him.
Grandparents and candy go together...
Noah and Amy gave us their place setting from the party.
Abe's school raised a good deal of money for their new playground, so it was a great night for all of us!
Saturday, April 8, 2017
The Field Family
Arthur and Hitty Rachel
Hitty Rose and Rusty
The Hollister Family
Tony and Hitty Olive
Hitty Abigail and Lewis
The Scott Family
Richard and Betty
The Taylor Family
Sheriff Andy and his Aunt Bee
Sheriff Andy's son...Opie
Sheriff Andy and Nancy Drew
This couple recently got engaged.
Friday, April 7, 2017
The Jensen Children and their Families and More...
Vicki, the oldest Jensen daughter, is married to Joe Miller.
Their son, Noah, is married to Amy and they have a son, Abe. Daughter
Brooke is engaged to Scott McAffick and there will be a Labyrinth Wedding in Hittyville this summer.
The second Jensen sister, Maria, is engaged to Howie Miller, Joe's brother.
They have been engaged for years!
Getta, the third Jensen daughter, is married to John Elliott.
Their five children include Vicki, Johnny, Cassi, Kate, and Missy.
John was raised by his mother, Gladys Elliott.
Gladys has been "friends" with Mitch Baxter forever.
They know each other so well, they finish each other's sentences.
Torryanna is the youngest Jensen daughter and is married to Ray Miller, Joe and Howie's brother.
Whitman "Moose" and Brooklyn complete their family.
The Millers and Jensens are greatly intertwined!
Josie and Jennie Miller are cousins and after Josie's husband, Joseph, was lost at sea, both of these ladies raised Josie's four sons.
Joe, Howie, Richie, and Ray love their "mothers".
Richie married Rosie Jones and they have a son, Joey.
Elsie Jones is Rosie's mom.
Michael Morrison wants to know who is next!
Hittyville has its very own Fish Hatchery and Llama Farm.
Dennis Fender and his wife, Janet, have moved to Hittyville, all the way from Amish Country and love their new home already!
Dennis is going to work with Rupert Merry in helping the Hittyville Friends keep their ponds healthy and well stocked with fish.
~New Friends are the best~
Dennis Fender was a wonderful man and sold us our llama, Prince Caspian, 28 years ago.
Dennis was quite a character and loved roaming around his endless land in his "Gator" to visit his beloved llamas. He had a unique way of calling his llamas and they always responded to him.
Dennis was born in a small log cabin on his property, which he proudly showed us when our family visited him...I remember a wonderful New Year's Day when Dennis and his sweetheart of a wife, Janet, invited us to dinner.
Dennis also gave me a very young lamb who needed to be bottle fed as her mother had rejected her. Esther enjoyed a happy life on our farm.
We fell out of touch with Dennis over the past years and I was missing him and decided to "Google" our old friend last night. Maybe Joe and I could travel to Baltic, Ohio for a visit in the next couple of weeks.
Sadly, I found his obituary. Dennis passed away last summer at the age of 86.
I cried. I cried because I didn't make more of an effort to visit him. I cried because more people are leaving my life than entering it.
But this morning, I smiled. Dennis isn't really gone. He is alive and well in Hittyville, just like Helen Brown.
My life is richer for having known Dennis Fender.
He was one of a kind...
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Cassi and Pat recently returned from a cruise which included a stop in Rio de Janeiro to make a pilgrimage to the Christ the Redeemer statue.
And the best part is, Cassi found just the little statue for Hittyville.
Thank you, dear Sister!
Pastor Peale had arranged for a statue of Christ the Reedemer to be placed on Stone Falls in The Hittyville Community Park.
Miss Hitty was on hand to help dedicate the statue along with most of the Hittyville Friends.
The statue is quite beautiful...
Because most of the Hittyville Friends were gathered in the Park for the afternoon, Miss Hitty thought Michael might take pictures of the Friends in front of The Redeemer as a remembrance of this special day.
The Original Jensen Family
Peter and Frieda
...and their children...
Vicki, Maria, Peter, Getta, Torryanna
~More pictures of families to come~