We drove over to Lori and Phil's place in South English to say good bye to them before we head out. Last time we were here, Phil cooked. This time I brought out a dish I've been wanting to try at Winter Ranch. It was a Cinnamon Raisin French Toast. I'm thinking about making it for a brunch at Winter Ranch so they were my guinea pigs. It was pretty good so I think we'll do it this season at the Ranch.
Phil and Laura
Lori has several of these beautiful orchids growing. She even gave me one and I forgot to bring it with me. Hope it is still alive when we come back in September!
Today was the Freedom Bop at the Newbo Market in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. We drove over to Paul and Pat's house and they drove over to the market. Two of the bands that were really popular in the area when I was a teenager were on stage: The Legends and The Do's and the Don'ts.
Paul and Pat are enjoying some food they purchased inside the Newbo Market.
The Legends played first and they sounded pretty good. I really didn't know about them when I was a kid or I can't remember them anyway.
Paul and Lee walked over to Parlor City and brought us back dinner: Tenderloins and fries. Lee and I shared one order which was plenty. It wasn't the best tenderloin I've ever had but we were hungry so we ate it.
The crowd started getting a lot bigger before the Do's and Don'ts went on stage.
This is how I remember them!
The Do's and The Don'ts
were inducted into the Iowa Rock N Roll Music Association's Hall of
Fame in 1997. When the original group, which included Dick and Zelda
Sherman (bass guitar and keyboard respectively), Roger Booth (drums and
lead vocals), and Dick Burns (lead guitar), started in 1959 nobody knew
that they would make Iowa rock music history. They
were one of the first professional bands in Iowa to play Rock N Roll
music. They were also the first one in the state to feature a female
keyboard player in what was mostly an all-male music business. Zelda
joined in 1962.
I tried to get a picture of them, but it didn't turn out so I had to go to their website to get this one.
It was fun listening to the music from the 60's. We can relate to it! My brother, Paul, and I helped them sing a few of the tunes! lol
There were a couple of balloons flying overhead.
Lee and me. I wore a top that would have fit right in during the 1960's. We bought it when we were staying in New York. We found this crazy store that sold all kinds of 60's garb.
Our dear friends, Jerry and Carol Schaub, celebrated their 50th Anniversary with church friends at First Congregational Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Our other dear friends, the Taylors and the Cuhels served at the reception along with Ken and Carol Bean. Ken is Carol Schaub's brother. We
think everything went well except that there were complaints from several of us about our feet killing us by the time it was over.
We were really glad that we were here to help them celebrate this momentous occasion in their lives! It was also good to see a lot of our church friends that we hadn't seen for awhile.
Carol Cuhel cutting cake
Jerry is chatting with one group and
Carol is chatting with Ken Cuhel
Carol and church friends
Carol Bean serving Champagne Cake - Boy, was it wonderful!
Our long-time church organist, Doris Gitzy, is on the left.
Barb Taylor and
Carol Bean and Kenny Cuhel
Jim and Dawn Moriarity
Jeff and Julie Wooff and Marilyn Fleer
Carol and Carol
Barb is serving chocolate cake
Carl Christenson and Esther Christenson, his Mother
Lee serving punch
Mary serving coffee
Lee talking to John McCormick
Barb is talking to Jeanne Hepker
Barb talking to Jan Smith
Carol talking to Pam Dircks
Our previous minister of 30 years, Glenn Bender, and Kenny Cuhel
Today our dear friends, Jerry and Carol Schaub are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary with church family at 2 PM today. So the group of us that are helping with their celebration met to set up Fellowship Hall for the event.
Larry is goofing off behind Barb and me
Okay, here is the good one of the two of us!
Friends Forever: Barb, Carol S, Carol C, and Me
Lovely cakes: Chocolate, Champage and
Carrot Cake will be served
Best Buds: Lee, Jerry, Larry and Ken
Carol and Jerry with the Champagne Cake - my personal favorite!