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I have spent a great deal of my life battling illness. I suffered from Crohn's Disease and eventually had abdominal surgery, thwarting the Crohn's and budding cancer cells. Since my surgery in 1995 I have been relatively free from Crohns', although I had several subsequent surgeries related to my ileostomy..When my disease was in remission, I don't think my husband realized how bad it could get, but he has stood by me. I also have suffered from various autoimmune disorders and am diagnosed with Stage IV Kidney Disease. Fortunately, I am maintaining and do not need dialysis at this point. We adopted our son and later found out he had cerebral palsy, so he became my career. Dan has had two surgeries and tons of therapy and is able to walk because of it. He is a college graduate and is employed as an Information Specialist. We are very proud of his accomplishements. I am now part of the retired generation and still getting used to the idea. I do enjoy crafting, traveling and being with family and friends. I am active in my church and feel that the hardships we endure are there to build our faith. I like to live life in the "now" as we never know how much time is left.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Red River Gal

This is my Mom when she was about 16 or 17 years old.  She sang with a Country band, The Sunset Valley Boys and she was their Red River Gal!  She could yodel back then and played at dances and was recorded on the radio!  She taught me how to yodel when I was little and I can still do it (if I'm drunk?) 
She met my dad and that was the end of her singing career!


NanaDiana said...

What a fun old picture and what great memories. I know you won't believe this but I used to yodel, too-years ago when I was a teenager. I haven't done it in years though- xo Diana

Blackberry Lane said...

What a precious photo and memory.

Cindy@NorthofWiarton said...

What an interesting life you mom must have had :)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What fun she must have had! So fun, I bet her career choice was a little daring in those days!