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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.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Elvis and Me

About a month ago we celebrated the National Red Hat Day by gathering all the chapters in Two Rivers for a banquet.  My sister and I didn't want to go because it was only two days before Mom passed away, but we went anyway to get our mind off of things.

We enjoyed a dinner and then some entertainment!

The guy on the right is supposed to be the younger Elvis.  He had a good voice and a bad wig!
The other guy was the older Elvis and did not disappoint.  Both interacted with their audience and the women had a hoot!

I was honored as I was the first one to form a Red Hat Chapter in our city.  (11 years ago?...not sure).

I received fabulous gifts and prizes!  Many won a raffle prize.  Fun night!


Gert said...

Oh..what fun! Being a Red Hatter is wonderful...I'm having some issue about going right now...and miss it terribly. I'm so happy for you winning those prizes!


NanaDiana said...

What fun! That older guy is Ronnie and he is a cousin to my SIL. Small world, isn't it? He has a VERY sick little boy that they had a big benefit for about a year ago. xo Diana

Carolee said...

It was a fun night! I am glad that they honored you for starting all this fun in our city.