Sunday, April 27, 2008

The Way Back Machine

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The Time: Yesterday
The Place: Winfield, Illinois


Here "At Home" means a trip in the Way Back Machine but since we went way back just yesterday, I thought today we would stay closer to home.

This is our great-niece Laura on her first communion day. Her parents Ron and Mary Lou are examples of the young families that I admire. They are raising five daughters together.

I hold them both in the highest esteem. Mary Lou is an amazing young woman. She is able to do what I could never seem to master, which is working full-time and handling all the responsibilites that come with a large family. She's a teacher which means she has summers off, but still it's a daunting task.

Mary Lou and Ron recently lost a close friend to breast cancer. They are terrific fundraisers and they'll be walking in a three-day event to support the Susan G. Komen Breast fund.

I noticed in this morning's paper that Target has a breast cancer promotion. They will donate 5% of net profits from the sale of certain products, and in addition they are donating $25,000.

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I seriously need to start exercising and I think I'd look adorable on that pink Schwinn bicycle. What do you think?

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The most important thing you can do is to schedule your mammogram. Mine is on Tuesday. Have you scheduled yours?

Have a blessed day everyone.

4 comments:

Utah Grammie said...

Hello! I'm new to your blog but I really like what I see.

About the mamogram - YES! I am a 12year SURVIVOR of Breast Cancer and although I lose 'em both - I'm
still here. Stage 3 and I (we - hubs and me and tons of great support)beat it. So far, no return. So, YES mamograms IN ADDITION to self-exams - that's how I found mine. If you think about it, a mamo is only once a year - but you shower daily - and can tell immediately if there's a change.
Anyway, I'm certain I'll be back to "catch up" on ya - and I LOVE the idea of the voice recorder! I'm a little ADD (a lot!) so I have a hard time staying focused - this would help and I never would have thought of it - so THANKS!
Colleen

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Beautiful little niece you have there! Beautiful family, too.

Hope that they have great success with the walkathon!

Suzanne said...

HOORAY for Colleen!!!! That's terrific and what a message for all of us. That's the cutest picture I've ever seen. Welcome Colleen. Please come back and visit me.

Vee - This is that three day walk. I don't know it sound pretty strenuous to me. I'll let them walk and I'll just pledge. They are excellent fund raisers and have alot of fun doing it.

rebecca said...

I don't really have anything to say except that my parents names are Ron and Mary Lou and that struck me funny.