Monday, December 31, 2012

Bucket list vs Resolutions

With 2013 on top of us, I am thinking of that annual chore of making resolutions. I don't know why I bother as I soon forget all about them. With a Bucket list, I can be more focused as it's things I want to do. The top of the list is to get healthier. I think I'm being pro-active by going to physical therapy three times a week. I feel stronger or maybe just confident that I can now move along without falling or losing my balance. I hope to make another trip out West. I haven't been there for a couple of years. Barbara & I are looking at Montana & thereabouts. Of course, we'll swing by Jackson either way. I want to go canoeing again. I already have the invitation so just need to focus on my agility, etc. I hope to also visit Jane & Rich & just maybe, hike into the mountains with them. So much depends on me. I can't do anything about my lack of breath but by golly, I'm going to give it a whirl. San Antonio & Tucson are calling. Will be doing some Road Scholar trips. Nothing definite yet. And, Maggie wants me to go sky-diving with her but that's definitely NOT on my list!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

December 13, 1952

A chilly winter morning - my wedding day! The Nuptials began at 9 A.M. What an un-godly hour! Remembering how I wanted to go back to sleep & Mom prodding me to get up, etc. "We have so much to do." The photographer came about 8 A.M. About then I realized that this was IT & put on a happy face. My sister, Jeannette was my Maid of Honor & my only attendant. Dad's brother-in-law, Charles Hacker was Best Man. Dad's brother, Kirby & Jeannette's financee, Tom Baines were ushers. My Uncle John was the priest who officiated. A nephew, Bud Hacker & my brother Bill served the Mass at St. Lawrence Church in Lindenwold. My mother's Bridge Club made breakfast in the cafeteria at St. Lawrence School to the wedding party. Afterwards, provided refreshments to those who attended the reception. We had music (records) from someone who provided a record player. All in all, a party & fun with relatives & friends. Dad & I hadn't made any special plans to go away. His brother, Kirby loaned us a 1950s Plymouth so we left around 3 P.M. We started South then decided to drive to Indiana & visit Joe's sister, Cass who wasn't able to make the wedding. We stayed in Indiana 2 days & headed home. Joe had to leave to return to France on January 4th. We stayed with Mom & Dad until he left. I followed him in late March on the S.S. Untied States & you know the rest of the story.