Sunday, August 16, 2015

RIP Ruthetta Minton & Ed Minton

Within the last year, my best friend Misty has had to bury her grandma and her grandpa.  Ruth's funeral was in January and her grandpa Ed passed away just last week.  Both Ed and Ruth were such nice people.  I've known them every since I've known Misty, but hadn't seen them in quite a few years.  It saddens me that I never went to visit them in the last part of their life.  

I have such fond memories of them!  Some of my favorites were the vacations to Florida and staying with them in their golf course condo, Sunday nights at the bingo hall with Ruth and Misty and Hazel, Ruthetta's laugh, and always getting her Christmas card first and trying to get mine mailed so she would get mine first!  

Ruth Minton (1938 - 2015)

Ruth A. (Glaser) Minton passed away Friday January 23, 2015. She was born in Evansville on May 27, 1938 to the late Linus and Hilda (Goldbach) Glaser.

Ruth formally worked for George Koch and Sons, and later owned and operated a beauty shop in her home.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Shelia Eckerly; son, Gary Minton; sisters, Norma Schutz, Evelyn Kercher; infant sister, Mary Theresa and brothers, Malcolm and Darryl Glaser.

She is survived by her husband Edward Minton; son, Daniel Minton (Mary), of Ft. Myers, FL; grandchildren, Misty Harris, Micah, Brian, Tim and Danielle Minton; 7 great grandchildren; brothers, James Glaser (Mary), and Dennis Glaser (Shirley); daughter-in-law, Hazel Minton and nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Wednesday January 28, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Ziemer Funeral Home Central Chapel, 626 N First Ave., Evansville, IN 47710. Funeral services will begin at 1:00 p.m. Entombment will be at St. Joseph Mausoleum.

Edward Minton, 86, of Evansville passed away Monday August 10, 2015 at Pine Haven Health & Rehabilitation Center. He was born November 1, 1928 in Taylor Mines, KY to the late Clyde and Addie (Ford) Minton.

Edward served in the military during the end of WWII as a Navy Seaman First Class, and was stationed in the Aleutian Islands in Alaska. He received an honorable discharge in 1948 and was a member of the American Legion. He worked until he retired in Evansville for Chrysler Motor and George Koch & Sons. He was active in the Sheet Metal Workers Local Union #20 and served for a time as their president. Edward was a passionate golfer who's proudest accomplishment was winning the Helfrich Hills Club Championship in 1975. He also enjoyed and pursued many other sports including baseball, bowling, and volleyball. He enjoyed game hunting, horse race handicapping, coin collecting and treasure hunting with his metal detector.

Edward was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Minton; son, Gary Minton; parents and brothers, Clifford, James and Wilber.

He is survived by his son, Danny Minton, wife Mary; grandchildren, Misty Harris, Micah, Brian, Timothy and Danielle Minton; seven great grandchildren; daughter in law, Hazel Minton, and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Thursday August 13, 2015 at Ziemer Funeral Home Central Chapel, 626 N First Ave., Evansville, IN 47710.

Funeral service will being at 1:00 pm Thursday at the funeral home with Chaplin Tom Hubachek officiating.

Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery where the Retired Veteran Memorial Club will conduct graveside services.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!!

Our 4th of July this year was a little bit different than in past years.  Normally we are at friend's house for a cookout and pool party but they didn't have one this year.  I knew that in the evening we were probably going to either end up in Rockport or Owensboro to watch the fireworks, but for the rest of the day, we didn't have any plans.  Since I knew we wanted to end up in one of those two places, I looked for something to do south of us.  I decided on Bowling Green and going to the Lost River Cave Tour - it's a cave tour via a boat that I've seen advertisted before.  I then decided to have lunch at Double Dogs Restaurant.  Upon further investigation of the cave tour, I discovered that they weren't giving the boat tour portion because of all the rain that Bowling Green had been getting.  Well stink!  I wasn't sure what we were doing then, so we just went ahead and got ready and headed to Bowling Green to at least eat, and then see what else we could find to do.  

We had lunch at Double Dogs.  When I found it on Trip Advisor, I knew I had seen it somewhere and realized it was on a Travel channel TV show.  It had good reviews so I thought we could give it a try.  We got there around 1:00 p.m. and were seated right away.  Shawn ordered a burger and fries and I got the chili dog and Thai pasta salad.  The burger and chili dog was OK, but the fries and the pasta salad were amazingly delicious!  I'm gonna make that pasta salad for our next cookout!

Shawn brought his golf club just in case we happened upon a golf course he wanted to play.  There actually happened to be one behind the restaurant.  He wanted to play 18 holes, I told him I was only riding for 9 holes.  Since we couldn't agree, he didn't play.  HAHA!!  It was his decision, not mine!

We did a little shopping at Hobby Lobby and Tuesday Mornings - I was looking for some new throw pillows and decorations to go with my new sectional and living room re-do.

After that we decided to head back home.  My cousin Jess lives in Morgantown and I know that her mom and dad usually visit her on the weekends.  I texted Jess on the way home to see if they were there, which they were, and then asked if they wanted company, and to keep it a surprise.  I thought it would be fun to surprise them. Not only did I surprise them, I also surprised some other family who were coming over too.  And I was surprised cause I wasn't expecting to see everyone either!

We stayed and visited for a couple hours and enjoyed a delicious meal that they cooked out!  We had steak, burgers, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, chips, and no bake brownies - both chocolate and peanut butter.  I'll be making these for our next cookout too! 

After we left there, we flew down the highway to make it to Rockport in time for the fireworks.  Of course we got there late and didn't know where any of our friends were sitting so we just put our chairs in the field and enjoyed the rest of the fireworks.

I had plans to set my tripod up and try my hand at photographing them, however that didn't happen and all I ended up with were cell phone pics :(  

Since we missed Gavin at the fireworks show, we ran over to visit them for a few minutes and watched him do his big sparklers!

Definitely a different 4th of July than we are used too, but we had a lot of fun traveling for the day and visiting with family that we don't get to see that often!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Easter 2015

Our Easter started off at church and ended with lunch, egg hunts, and motorcycle riding at mom's house!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Happy 6th Birthday Little Man

Once again, I'm so far behind on blogging!  Gavin turned six back in February and I'm just now blogging about it :(

His day of birthday fun with us consisted of cupcakes from GiGi's, lunch, laser tag, and games at Gattitown, new Legos and Minecraft from Toys R Us, and dinner and playground fun at McDonalds.  Pump It Up was on the agenda, but I guess Lego building trumped that!