About Me

I have lived in south Dakota, all of my life. My family is here, my roots are here. While I don't spend alot of time with "family", we always manage to bond together, when times get tough. Gunnar's death is more proof, of that.I also have a huge family of friends, and this "family"also pulls together, in a heart beat,when necessary. My parents live about 70 miles away, my husbands parents live about 7 miles from our house.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Thank you!!!

to Gary and Kay Shafer, Kim Shafer-Swank, at Shafer Monuments, in Mitchell, SD. They are responsible, for the new addition, to Gunnar's headstone...the candle is so beautiful!! THANK YOU!!!
If you look close, there's an eagle, on the left, and a pheasant on the right of the headstone........and, as for the pumpkin......that's what happens, when it rains too much, and stays this warm, in October, in South Dakota. I wandered down to Hinker's ,and picked up the replacement pumpkin, yesterday. I'm going out, to ''fix'' it, this afternoon.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Just Danny and Me

and Danny, and Kern, and Paul.
Enjoy your R&R, Danny....and always know,
we love you..........ALWAYS!(huggs), mom

Memorial Sights.......

Somehow, we trudge along, thru life, and we continue to live. our life....it changed forever, 13jan2005. life as we knew it, ceased to exisit. we started over. our good friends, have stuck it out, with us, their support continues, and for that we are so greatful......i hope you all know how much you are appreciated, and loved.........and most of you know, about the kids listed below......


Saturday, October 13, 2007


if you've read the comments, on "Pumpkin Slayer", .......it

It hit me hard. Another kid, with Sanborn County ties, gave his life, in Iraq......Sgt. James Holtom...
I'm still trying to find out if these boys were in the same kintergaten group.....i'll let you know.....
So, anyway, yesterday, i found myself, ''wandering'' to the cemetary. took some new pictures, good enough for now. i need to go out, in the rain, this weekend, and clean the stone, better. I didn't take enough water, yesterday....
Gunnar got a chuckle, while I was there, I went to change the flowers in the vase, and discovered wasps had themselves a home!!!!!!!
And, yes,that is a BIG Budwiser beer bottle........one big one, instead of everyone leaving small ones..........right, guys?

Monday, October 08, 2007

pumkin slayer

memories of pumpkin seasons, past!

1/2 brother 1/2 friend

Jesse and Tara got married on Saturday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!The pictures I took inside the church didn't turn out very good.....but Gunnar would have been very impressed by the caliber of ''firearms'', that were presented, before hand!!!!!!!!!
A memory candle was lit on the alter, for Gunnar, and another one flickered, for Tara's Aunt, who passed away this summer.
BEST WISHES to Mr. & Mrs. Jesse Huber!