Well, there’s been a lot of summer partying going on in the past few weeks. Family and friends of Joe Retterath met in Riverdale for supper to observe his birthday. His children Tatum, Keenan and Shemaine were there with their families. His siblings Mary Ann and Donald were there with their spouses, along with a variety of friends and in-laws which made for a great celebration. Joe said his granddaughters Carys and Lauren went non-stop outside playing while they stayed at Grandpa’s which is a very special time for the girls from the city.
Kathy (Sailer) Miller was the next one to call all of her immediate family together at her and Steve’s house for a couple different reasons including grandson Austin’s 18th birthday. Their children Eric, Shawn and Kristen, Andy and Monica were there along with Kathy’s siblings Kari, Kim, and Kevin and Sienna. And to oversee the whole affair was Kathy’s mom, Jeanette. It was a nice reunion for the late Emil Sailer family.
Sherilyn Ternes was home for a quick visit over the 4th at the Terry Ternes house.
All of the hay is baled up out north waiting to be hauled to the barn or stacked off the field. It was nice hay this year and it didn’t get rained on! The square baler worked like a charm missing only the first two ties that got things started. The hay was just right and produced the kind of bales Dad liked – heavy. They will be much appreciated this winter in the pole barn when the wind is howling outside but not so much now as we’re sweating to get them in there. The garden is looking great, but we could use some rain and soon.