This last weekend, we went to the Fairmont area of Southern Minnesota to celebrate my cousin’s graduation, observe Memorial Day, and reminisce of my Uncle Lonnie. Both of my parents are from the Fairmont area and we still have several relatives from both sides of the family that still make the area their home. I always love visiting with my family and look forward to every chance that we have to spend together.
As some of you know, this last December, my dad’s brother, Lonnie, was taken from us after a short battle with a very aggressive form of kidney cancer that spread into his colon; the entire family really misses him. Lonnie was my dad’s closest sibling and played a large role in my life. He was the person that I could talk to when life just didn’t make sense and for a period in my life he was my best friend.
Here is a photo from this weekend of his wife and two sons:
This is a photo of my immediate family, in her usual form, Melissa is being silly and making us all laugh:
From the left: dad (Al), mom (Trish), sister (Melissa), me and Allan
On our way to the graduation party yesterday, we stopped at the Lakeside and the Welcome Cemeteries to visit both sets of grandparents. This is a photo of me with my maternal grandparent’s headstone:
The last stop of the weekend was in Sherburne, MN to celebrate the high school graduation my cousin, Miranda. Next year she will start taking medical secretary classes in Jackson, MN. Look at how pretty she looked!