Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Baptism – Drive In Movie – Fathers Day

Have we ever been busy these last few weeks. So much so that just about every evening I would want to update the Blog, but just was too tired to do so.

So going back to the 13th of June. My brother Ken and his wife Margie participated in their church’s semi annual Baptism. It was held at Lake St. Clair starting at 4pm. There must have been close to 50 people that participated in the Baptism.




As Margie was un-able to walk into the Lake, she was sprinkled with the Lake water, as the Pastor and Assistant Pastor performed the Baptism.



DSC_0140 Next it was Ken’s turn to walk out to meet the Pastors and receive his baptism. Being taller than most, he instinctively tried to keep his head above water.

<- Here he is coming up without complete submersion.



So it was discussed between himself and the Preachers to “redo” his Baptism again. This time the Preachers made sure he went completely under water. Looks like even the Preacher received a little more water than previous “dunks” by the look on his face.


After the complete Baptism of all members participating, Ken insisted we go to dinner. We all met at the restaurant of his choice and he paid the bill! Thank you Ken, but after all, it was our honor to witness your Baptism.

June 18th. Drive In Movie

Wilma and I are big fans of Drive In Movies. As they are becoming more and more scarce, you can imagine her excitement when she saw an advertisement of a “new” Drive In opening at the Silverdome. The Silverdome is where the NFL Detroit Lions used to play. As a new stadium was built in Detroit for them, the Silverdome has stood empty for many years. That is until someone had a dream to open a Drive In. Three screens were erected at the edge of the parking lot. Each screen has a separate radio station to tune into when the movie starts.


We arrived early…..(had to get our very best parking spot!) We wanted to see “The A Team”. Showing with that movie was “Marmaduke”. We had the middle screen and from our vantage point we could see each of the other movies being shown. If you didn’t like the movie, you could just drive your car to the next screen. We didn’t do that as we were happy with our choice.


This shows how far we were from the Silverdome. The two “mobile trailers” off center to the left is the concession stand and restrooms. Actually it looks farther than it was, pictures just don’t do justice as we all know.

We both enjoyed ourselves, even though it just wasn’t quite like the “ol” Drive In from yesteryear.

June 19th. Fathers Day

Fathers Day was first celebrated with my family. Pizza was on the menu for lunch on this bright Sunny warm day. Following lunch each of the Grand Kids gave me their very own hand made “Happy Fathers Day Card”. What a special time for all of us. Each of the kids were so very proud of the card they made me, and I got a chance to show each of them separately how much I liked their cards.

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The Five Grand Kids above. Dakota hates to have his picture taken, but a hug would do just fine.


Then it was time for a hug and group picture with my two beautiful daughters. Angel on the left and Tina on the right.

Thanks kids for the wonderful memories of this Fathers Day. It was great and very much appreciated.


When the family left for the day, Wilma and I headed over to Dad’s home to celebrate Fathers Day with him along with my brother and sisters. We also celebrated Nathan’s Birthday, which is the son of my sister Catherine.  Happy Fathers Day Dad, we all Love you!


Until next time, be safe and God Bless.


  1. I missed your posts! Very nice family. You are lucky to have them visit. Our kids live far away.

  2. Sorry I've been gone so long, getting ready for a vacation soon, so I'm still very busy.