Sunday, January 4, 2009


Saturday, January 3 would have been my mother’s 100th birthday had God not decided to take her to Him three years ago. The past thirty years our family has been celebrating the life of our mother every five years. This year we decided to go ahead with our celebration. We used a church social room to have a lunch of mixed barbeque sandwiches, sauerkraut, a variety of chips, salsa, brownies, a chex mix dessert, fortune cookies, and fudge.

My mother enjoyed playing games. She always said she had as much fun as anyone if she was winning or loosing. [I personally like winning.] We had three tables of games being played at one time. Two games of Skip Bo and one of Rumicub.

I think we have decided that it would be a good plan to continue meeting every five years but calling it The Winter Toman Reunion. Lois


  1. I will try to post a comment again tonight. I enjoy your blog and am proud to call you my sister. I had lots of fun yesterday. I liked your joke. Love, Arlona

  2. What a special way to keep the fun loving spirit of your Mom with you. Blessings to you!

  3. I miss casual visits and playing games with the MI family.

  4. Lois, so nice to meet you. Thank you for stopping by Butterville. May I ask how you found me? I love hearing that. If you'd like to continue to read me you can find me at:
    Hope to "see" you soon.
    Blessings, Sara