Paul is excited about the Honor Flight to Washington DC in May. Before the trip he will be taking a new series of shots, at the VA to the knees to ease the pain. The surgeons have decided to postpone surgery to remove a tumor from his neck for now or perhaps for an indefinite period.
He always wanted to visit the National Museum of the USAF, at Wright Patterson , in Dayton. The workaholic was always too busy at his jobs or at home to take time out for many trips. During the 60 years of our marriage we took one vacation when our girls were small.
I thought it would be nice if he and the grandsons, Michael and Daniel Risk and Matthew Terry take that day trip as well. All of our history buffs liked the idea and added a train museum to their itinerary.
During the last few years Paul has had many health issues. To add to his woes, the loss of the ability and right to drive, something that he had enjoyed since the sweet age of sixteen, has been disappointing to him. He listened to his doctors, at Richard Roudebush , handled the matter admirably and sold the car. He felt it was best for the Taurus to be out- of -sight, other than that, out of mind is another matter.
He has always been very independent, asking few favors from anyone, especially transportation to here and thereabout. I am the same.
We are very fortunate to have a great support team from coast to coast. Thank God for family and friends!
Daniel and his wife Amber are going on vacation in Europe several days before a date can be set for the boy’s road trip to Dayton.
In the meantime, Paul continues to work on our granddaughter Sarah’s landscape in oil. It is almost finished. Then when he reaches the last brushstroke and signs his John Henry, our painter will work on a seascape for Lori’s eldest daughter Alexis D’ Agostino. She lives near Boston.
Lori’s youngest daughter, Mary Shannon Patrick wants a piece of her grandfather’s artwork as well. Then, all eight of the grandchildren will have the beautiful treasures to cherish.
Our daughters and all of the grandkids and greats have artistic ability. We were just informed that our great granddaughter, Maddie Cory has been accepted at Becker University in Worchester, Massachusetts.
The young woman was also was awarded a generous scholarship. She is a gifted artist with a desire to take her talent beyond the scope of her dreams. I have no doubt she will succeed in her pursuit at the end of her studies.
Now Grandmother must give Tootie Mae a hug, She is very talented too. She is drawing my attention and painting a “ poor me” picture with her eyes.
I can be reached by phone at 317 - 286 - 7352.