Sunday, July 1, 2018

Alfred and Anna Hanson Family Reunion

This past weekend we had the Hanson Reunion.  I usually always talk about the Schlomer side of the family, however, the Hanson side is just as interesting.  

There are 11 children to the union of Anna and Alfred Hanson.  My grandma (Agnes) is number nine.  She is one of the four Hanson women who married four Schlomer boys.

Here are the names of the siblings in birth order:
Mable, Hilma, Arnold, Myrtle, Hazel, Vivian, Jenny, Voilet, Agnes, Vernon, Clarence 

This picture was taken around 1937.  

Around 90 "Hanson's" showed up for the weekend, swapping memories, golfing, playing Corn Hole (I still think that's a dumb name for that game...😏) and most definitely playing Pinochle!

Here are the pictures of the families, in birth order, of the ones who were here at the time of the photos this weekend.  Sorry for the ones who showed up, but whose photos were not taken, and not on the blog.

Mabel's Family

Arnold's Family

Myrtle's Family

Violet's Family

Agnes' Family

Vernon's Family

Clarence's Family

Because people were asking how old great grandma was when she died... '73 for great grandpa.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Private Theodore

Today, Teddy officially became a member of the United States Army!  A dream of his since he was little little.  He will start basic training in August. 

I don’t know what else I can write, so you will have to ask Ted for the details. 😉. Enjoy the pictures! 😁

I am officially an army mom now...  I just can’t be old enough....😉😂

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Live Streaming

Good Morning Everyone,

I have to say, I'm not really sure how I feel about this... This being a "live stream" of dad's funeral.  It's a little weird to me... However, we have a very LARGE family...  (At the "family" service last night we only had 200+ people!)  ... and Dad was loved by many other than family, and I mean many!

So the church, Zion Lutheran, where the funeral will be held today, 10:00am Central Time, is going to do a live stream of the service.  The link can be found here:

Like I said, I'm not sure how I feel about this... I mean, who wants to watch a funeral???  But please, if you are interested in hearing the message, that even though we are sad that Dad is no longer with us on earth, we have this hope and we have this assurance that my father is in heaven with our Savior.  If nothing else, we Schlomer's can sing!  I tell you at the family service last night the singing in church was amazing! So if you need a little pick-me-up, tune in just to listen to a church full of Schlomer's singing hymns.  Truly AMAZING!  I would actually repeat last night just to hear the singing all over again! ;)

God Bless You All!

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Graduation 2018 - Theodore

My Teddy Bear.  The day had finally come.  You have graduated.  You will leave behind a legacy of leadership and "Teddy is just a really good kid."  We are proud of all your accomplishments through out high school, but what I am most proud of is the godly, caring young man you grew in to.  High school brought that out in you.  I cannot wait to see in what direction God takes you.  Army first, then the sky's the limit!  Congratulations buddy!

The processional.  I videoed this for mom... Teddy is the last one in line thanks to the "Z". ;)  So fast forward it if you don't want to watch all 49 graduates.

The Commencement speaker loves superlatives, so he did one for each of the kids to start his speech. This first one is just funny and Teddy was not number one in "Best All-Around White Boy"... but he did make the list of competitors.... lol ;)

I'm just going to throw this out there... this is one of the reasons we send our kids to Dalat.  NO ONE was offended by this! 

And of course Teddy won this... :D

Teddy receiving his diploma.

The graduates always do "something", as a tradition as they walk out of the ceremony.  Let me just say, white boys can't jump, and white boy Teddy CAN"T dance! lol!!

Pics of the newly graduated Teddy.

Future wife.  There's already a dowery and signed papers. ;)  If you listen closely to the sound of the video of Teddy getting his diploma, you will hear her cheering on her "hubby". :D

Future sister-in-law. ;)

Me and my Teddy Bear.

Teddy had a lot of "moms" this last year.

I am so thankful for these three ladies.  All have taken great care of the kids when I could not be there!

Pictures of life time friends.

Marz met up with her roommate from last year.

I just had too.... LOL!!  Gavin, ALL the ladies are going to drool over you!

And then all the week's graduation events were done... We are now on our way home.  Yesterday, Saturday, we left Penang and flew to Bali.  Today (Sunday) we hop on a couple planes and get to LA.

Moving Teddy home... LOL!  Only three of those are probably his... well, and his guitar... ;)

This picture says it all.  Exhausted.  This is how we all are feeling from this last months events.  Last night I slept 10 hours!

But, as we know, life does go on... Teddy, you do have a bright future! Go with God always!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Senior Tea - Theodore

If this isn't one of my favorite Dalat events, I don't know what is...

The Senior Tea is a night to celebrate every one of the seniors and their God-given talents.  This night isn't just about giving out an award for the best academics or about the best athletes, but it's about one student being honored by one of their favorite, most respected teacher at Dalat.  It's about a teacher having one last moment, before graduation, to encourage and influence a student before they go out in this big complicated world.

Tonight Teddy was honored Mr. Maurin, who is a math teacher at Dalat.  Mr. Maurin was very kind and generous with his compliments of Theo.  Have a listen... it's less than two minutes. ;)

Pics from the night... I was a very naughty mommy and really didn't take any... Sorry Teddy. :(  I will do better on graduation night, I promise! ;)

Below, the only pic I got with Teddy and "important" people other than his mom and dad...

I need to mention the Rogers.  Mr and Mrs Rogers were very important this year in the lives of our three boarding school kids.  After the October break, the original dorm parents left Dalat. Mr and Mrs Rogers stepped up and took the job, as temp dorm parents, along with their full time teaching jobs.  They were a godsend to our kids!  It was exhausting work for them, but they graciously did the job and I never saw or heard them complain.  Truly givers!  Our children, along with myself, are very thankful for the Rogers' time as dorm parents.

Two days and counting until graduation day...