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Truck Flip

This Morning my middle Son borrowed My truck to help a friend pick up and move a dresser after work. He lost control of the truck, the rear wheel slipped off into the soft shoulder mud and was sucked off the road. The truck narrowly missed a concrete levee wall, went airborne, flipped and rolled. He and his passenger were hurt, and the truck was destroyed. My wife and I ask for your prayers for Their total recovery and Thank the Lord for no casualties from this accident. The levee wall has flowers at it’s base from 3 previous accidents, all were fatal. I will keep You updated. RandAce.

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Happy Easter !

HE IS RISEN, INDEED ! HAPPY EASTER ! I hope all my friends and family have / are having a great Easter! It is a great day in the Quad Cities today. 60’s sunny and a slight breeze. Church was great and it was nice that the whole family was able to come. Have some nice pictures and will add more at the end of the day. We had a great day yesterday at my oldest Son Victor and his Wife Jane’s house in Coal Valley. They put together a Easter egg hunt for the kids, friends and family. Another sunny day outside, we love it! I hope You have a great day, RandAce.
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !

This Year Has FLEW  by !

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In memory of Lawrence Ingram.

November 17 marks the The One year anniversary of my Father in Law, Lawrence Ingram passing away from cancer. His death has left a real hole in our lives. Thanksgiving and Christmas last year were not in any way pleasant or fun for my family and I. In Memory of Larry, This appeared in our local paper, Those that remain with us, for love itself lives on, and cherished memories never fade because a loved one is gone. Unseen, unheard, You are always near. Still loved, still missed, always in our thoughts, forever in our hearts. Your loving family. I leave all things in The Lords Hands, I do not know why this had to happen, I only trust that the Spirit is working in It’s mysterious ways. I still very deeply miss my Dad. I still feel the pain that My Wife and Family feel from the passing of their Father, Grand Father and Husband and offer my love and support to them.

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.
I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush,
I am in the graceful rush
Of beautiful birds in circling flight.
I am the star shine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there -- I do not die.

-- Mary Frye

I love and miss you Dad.

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November 14, Waggin’s Troubles !

Friday November 14 brought my Sons little girl puppy Waggin to us crying from pain. We took her to the Vet, and He gave Her an x-ray and antihistamine/steroid shot. Saturday morning she was vomiting and crying from a tender belly, also her eye, face and body was swelling with a sort of hives. The Vet took an other x-ray and it showed a large mass in her belly, DX was an obstuction. We took her to a local Vet Surgeon and They checked Her bowels and found no blockage. They did however find swollen lympnoids and possible cancer of her lympnoids. They biopsied them and sent for testing at the university. She recouperated at the local animal emergeny center and Sunday morning was ready to come home. She has to wear a cone/collar, but seems to be fully on the mend, and onrey as she could be. We are very relieved !
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July Through October, Catch-up time on the old blog !

I have really slacked on my blog, so i will try to catch up to the photos,  I will add and update and it will look better

We had a great 4th family BBQ / cookout. The whole family got together for some good food and fireworks in Milan, Illinois. You can imagine in this day and age just how tough it is to get everybody together, but somehow my mother-in-law and wife got it done. It was quite the spread too, I must say! the fireworks show was also great, I recorded them on my cellphone, I should have used my camera, but didn’t think of it till after they started. oh well, maybe next year! the video is on my SkyDrive and I think on this page as well. HAPPY 4th AMERICA !

Michael and Tgin answered an open call for the remake of The Children of The Corn. They had to submit a head shot and regular action photo. This should be a real fun time for them.
Nicholas is now the proud papa of a new AK-47. he had been saving and was able to finally get it. In Illinois we have very oppressive gun control laws, you must have a FOID ( Firearms Owner IDentification) card to own, posses and purchase, as well as be approved by the NICS background check that is performed before any purchase. A second amendment card if you will ! I hope they never try a first amendment card or any other "rights" cards !

We had a GREAT time this year at Niabi Zoo for The XPAC Family Appreciation Day. Many animals and new exhibits. I will be putting links for their fundraisers and other support links on my web page in the future.

My Friends and other page visitors, it is my pleasure to announce the marriage of my oldest Son Victor to His Sweetheart Jane Nichole on August 30, 2008 ! It was a great wedding ! They were married on our ( my wife and mine) anniversary, in the very same Church we were married in 22 years earlier !! VERY COOL!!! No talk of children, they are young and are happy with the way things are in their lives. We couldn’t be happier for them !!!

My Son Nicholas’ dogs Dante and Jezebel had a litter of puppies (six). They are beautiful and very well behaved pit-bulls. My Wife and I will be taking two home in about 5 weeks and my youngest son will be taking
one home himself. They are very good looking dogs ! We can’t wait !

We brought home our two puppies, boy and girl,  Butters and Daisy Mae this month. they will get their shots and chips in a few weeks, at about seven to nine weeks. They are very cute. My Son Michael also brought home his little girl, Waggin, she is a very cute little bit !

This Year My Wife and I were invited to Greg and Jennifer Ruggles’ annual Halloween party. WHAT A BLAST !!! It was held at another Friends bar, Mulligan’s Bar in Coal Valley, Illinois. THEY KNOW HOW TO PARTY !! The party was catered by a super restaurant The Thunder Bay Grill. I have pictures of the party and the spread, both were far above par!!! We partied, boogied down and even kareoke’d till early the next morning ! Great Hosts at a great bar, catered by a kick-butt restaurant, all TOP NOTCH !! I can’t say enough about the whole thing,  it was great !

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