Monday, September 30, 2013

Jack Hackman andMetropolitan Theater

The Metropolitan Theater in Iowa Falls dates back into the 1900's.  It was very well known as a beautiful opera house.  It had 3 floors and the third floor was for dancing.  It drew people from miles around and still does.  It has been totally redone and updated and Jack Hackman, actor and producer was in town for the red carpet opening gala.  He brought his family and took his boys fishing in the Iowa river while there.  Everyone said he was so friendly and they loved him.  The ticket money went to the expansion of the Iowa Falls hospital.  A good time was had for several days in Iowa Falls, Iowa.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

High School Class Luncheon

Our graduating class decided to start having lunch together every 6 months.  All are invited and whoever can come will show up.  We have had it at the same place now for a year and a half.  So they decided it was time for a change.  We are going to meet this time at the Golf Course building.  I hope they are able to arrange a good lunch as all were getting tired of the same sandwiches each time.  I wasn't sure about going the first time but the more you go, the more you enjoy it. So I am looking forward to it.  It is my home town so I will have time to stop and see my sister too before leaving for home.

Thursday, September 19, 2013


I have quite a number of great grandchildren now.  It is fun to watch them grow up.  4 of them were born quite close to each other.  You can see in this picture 3 of them.  They really get along great.  I hope they always will.  The oldest have started Kindergarten now.  Time flies by so fast.  Next thing you know they are graduating and going to college.  It goes faster than you can imagine.

Saturday, September 14, 2013


Isn't it great that we can take photos everywhere these days.  If you don't have a camera with you someone with a Smartphone will take pictures and send them to you.  We were delighted to visit with relatives from another State on their way to vacation with their kids.  My daughter took this picture in the restaurant.  We were having great food there and conversation.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Heat Wave

We have been having an unusual wave for this time of the year.  We have been in drought so long that dry leaves are falling off the trees.  It was supposed to be much cooler today.  Now they say it will cool off tomorrow.  I feel sorry for all those who have to work outside all day in this terrible heat.  I keep the shades pulled to keep out as much of the heat as possible.  It really keeps the air conditioner running.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Car Repairs

It really pays to keep your car in good repair.  Regular oil changes are a must.  Besides that they check over everything and check your tires.  Tires tend to go up and down in pressure depending on great changes in the weather from cold to hot and back to cold.  My back window decided to fall open so took it into the garage.  A part had broken.  Got it fixed and so happy to be driving my car again with windows that work.