Saturday, June 29, 2013

Summer Vacation: Sunday

Sunday morning we met Aunt Ginny and Uncle Allan at their church, Bethel Church of Crown Point, Indiana. What a great memory—all of us worshiping together! Following the service, Jerry, Janet, Pat and I took off for Joliet, Illinois, where I lived for just under 10 years well over 30 years ago. We drove past the church where we once served and the parsonage (Peder was born while we lived in this house). I'm happy to say things looked pretty good. Next we drove up to the White Fence Farm, a favorite restaurant of mine. We ate here many times while we lived in Joliet, but hadn't been there for 25 years – just after Hans graduated from the US Navy boot camp.

L to R: Jerry, Pat, Janet

After this delicious dinner, we drove past the house we lived in when Hans was born, and then stopped to visit our former neighbors, Doris and Bob. It was great seeing them and two of their daughters, Joanne and Laurie, again! Driving back to Indiana, we drove past the parsonage where we lived when Heidi was born. These were important years in my life.

Once back in Indiana, we went to Aunt Ginny's and their son Dave and wife Cheryl arrived, along with their daughter, Lorna, and her boyfriend, Nick. We had an enjoyable time over dinner.

L to R: Nick, Lorna, Dave, Cheryl

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