Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Darrell and Ruth, ready to go home.

Darrell and Ruth and family (all but David)

Larry and wife (front left)

Mark (in back) Patrick (right front)

Farrell (Darrel's twin) and Max

Elaine, Lee and family

'Doc' and Fern (cousins)

Derek, Denette and boys

Darlene, Ruth, Max, Darrell
Darrell and Ruth just returned from a two week vacation cruise to a big celebration of their
50th wedding anniversary. Darrell and I are related, my grandmother and his grandmother
were sisters. When I was a kid we used to go over to visit them and have dinner with them on
the farm. Darrell's mom was a great cook.
After Darlene and I were married we would go to visit them on Sunday. Darrell's dad, Ike was crippled and could only walk by holding his knee in place. They always had horses. They had one particular horse named Creamo. When Ike would go to do chores, like milk the cows and feed the livestock, Creamo would come up to the porch so Ike could get on his back and ride him out to do the chores. Creamo was Ike's 'wheel chair'.
In later years, after Darrell and Ruth were married, we would visit them and see them at family reunions. We always had a great time. Most people couldn't tell Darrell and his twin brother Farrell apart.
We attended their anniversary celebration and really enjoyed seeing and visiting with family members we seldom see.

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