Hixson is enjoying the view by the trees.
Cherry trees were filled with blooms.
Hixson and Steve Cashman are launching Amber Wave in
crew is finally sailing! Pictured are Steve and Heidi in the
back, Jessica, and Larry and Jean.
to church in the morning after we feed cattle. We didn't see any new
babies this morning. In the afternoon we picked up more tree limbs
and sticks. It will take several more days of work to get all the
damage cleaned up.
spent all day cleaning the church getting ready for the 120th Anniversary
on April 19, 1998. It was a big job--took a lot of work and a lot
of scaffolding to reach and dust the stained glass windows and ceiling
beams. I gave blood in the afternoon. Larry used to be a faithful
donor but had prostrate cancer surgery last fall so won't be a good
donor until he is cancer free for 5 years. In the evening we attended
the Lions Club scholarship banquet. The local Lions Club sponsors
the banquet every year to honor the students with outstanding grade
points. This year Trego High School had a large number of seniors
with 3.5 or above grade averages.
still fighting the mud. Larry moved limbs off the bales so he could
feed the cows. The results of this storm will last for a long time.
At least we had electricity. Many of our friends were without electricity
for several days.
was a beautiful spring day. We are leaving the Hays airport at 5:30
a.m. tomorrow to go visit our son Jon, our daughter Heidi and her
husband Steve for 6 days. We had to stop our mail and other chores
that have to be taken care of before we leave town. In the afternoon
we went to LaCrosse to Pelton's Red Angus sale. We bought three bulls.
We hope we now have enough bulls for all of our pastures and cows
this summer. We have purchased 11 bulls in the last month. All are
Red Angus, which we will use with our Angus and Simmenthal cows. This
evening I attended a hospital board meeting. We are anxious for our
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to Washington D.C. was really fun. We had extremely nice weather.
We saw the cherry blossoms and many spring flowers. The temperature
was 80 degrees most of the time. When we arrived about noon on Thursday
we went to Heidi's office, then met Jon for lunch. We had not been
back to visit since they changed offices after the 1996 elections.
Jon is in the Longworth building and Heidi is in the Hart building.
On Friday, Jon and Steve took the day off so we could help rig their
sailboat for the season. It was a beautiful day and the boat engine
started without too much work. We had a nice sail around Chesapeake
Bay. We also spent Sunday afternoon sailing in the bay. We had dinner
Saturday evening with my nephew Brett and his wife Bridget and Jon's
friend, Jessica--lots of good food and good visiting. Thanks to Steve
and Heidi! Our trip was over too soon. We flew home on Tuesday and
arrived in WaKeeney in the evening. The weather was cold and wet the
entire time we were gone.
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