I’ve talked before in one of my posts about how our families came to know each other and how it was an instant connection for both sides. It was our good fortune to spend many an occasion with Eddie and Kathie and their kids over the years.
And speaking of good fortune, it was my extremely good luck — in fact, I sort of have elevated that to divine intervention actually — to have recently asked Eddie and Kathie to be my next interview on the blog. I wanted to do a couple and I like to bring you all a good mix of variety in who we get to know better and they seemed like the perfect choice. I am so thankful that I made the request, that they agreed and that I have this interview to share with you that helps show what a nice, talented man we have lost from this current life experience we are all sharing together. Kathie is doing the reporting on most of this here but they conferred on things and she is great on filling in all the details of their life together. Thanks very much Kathie.
Hi you two! I’m so excited to be getting to do this little “chat” with you. Thanks so much for agreeing to be part of the blog talks — and my first couple to interview. Like usual, I’d like to start with having you tell everyone who you are, where you live and how you know me. We first met you and your wonderful family at your parents home in Washington. Our friends and mutual relatives, Shirley and Martin Torok got us all together. Shirley and Martin were traveling in their RV and we were in our motor home at Lake Pleasant RV Park in Bothell, WA. We were invited to a wonderful meal of salmon, red potatoes (sorry that’s all I can remember that we ate) — all of it delicious. It took us awhile to remember you girls names and which husband (fiance in Jen’s case) belonged to who.
New York City! How cool is that? See, that is what I absolutely love about these interviews because everyone has a story and even when I think I know everything there is to know, I find out great new things! So I know you raised three wonderful boys — Ron, Rusty and Randy — and a lovely daughter — Patty and now they all have had children as well. How many grandchildren — and great grandchildren are in your family group these days? I’m not sure I’ve kept up. Ron and Nancy have two daughters and three grandkids, Patti has two sons, who aren’t married yet, Rusty has two daughters and two grandkids, and Randy (we lost unexpectedly two years ago) and Patty Lynn have two daughters and one son, all of them not married.
Who doesn’t? : ) Those are two of my personal favorites as well. One of my favorite things is finding out about what people like to eat and seeing if we can get one of your favorite recipes? If we have people over for a meal it is usually Giant Mix Tostada. I like it because it is easy and the guests can fix their tostadas like they want. The ingredients are easy to fix ahead and not a lot of last minute preparation. First, cook the hamburger and heat the refried beans. Then fry the tostadas on each side, drain on paper towels and spread the refried beans on the face of the tostada, spread hamburger, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, salsa and sour cream and enjoy.