Saturday, November 21, 2015

Lunch with Biggy Papa


You may remember that I mentioned that my Father in Law has cancer.  At 91 years old, he is fighting it, but the chemo has been pretty hard on him.  It was pretty touch and go for a while with medications conflicting with each other.  For the past couple of weeks he has felt pretty good.  We were surprised when he said he wanted to go out to eat.  He wanted fried chicken from Das Essenhaus in Middlebury.  So, all of his kids that were available met at the restaurant.  My FIL is the second one from the back on the left.  The group was Terry's mom and dad, two brothers, two sisters with one brother in law.  The first guy in the front on the right is my brother in law Jerry's life long friend Frank.  Friends since kindergarten and one of the group when the three brothers were kids and always together. My grandson Ky came too.  It was a great time and we are just so happy that my FIL feels good and wants to make this a monthly outing.  A moment to be Thankful for.

15 comments:

kathyinozarks said...

This is so awesome and indeed a day to be thankful for
The year before my Mom's dementia progressed to severe-my brother, his wife, and I went out to this same restaurant and enjoyed a fabulous meal-and we all ate pie which we never in the past had indulged ourselves on-I remember that dinner often-hugs

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

This is a wonderful gathering for your family and especially your FIL.
Have a great weekend

Cindy L said...

A nice group and I'm sure this trip meant the world to him!
Have a nice weekend and stay warm!
Cindy
www.countrycitycindy.blogspot.com

jinxxxygirl said...

So nice that he felt well enough to go out Carol. Hubs father had lung cancer at 92. He fought it with chemo for about 4 months. The disease is hideous and so is the treatment. I'm not sure what i would do if i was in my 90's.... Big Big hug for you Carol. deb

Penny said...

So lovely that you could spend this fun time with family -- honoring your Father in Law. This probably did more good for his health than anything else could do.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Glad you had this good time with your FIL! Those times are precious!

Have a lovely Thanksgiving week ~ FlowerLady

Magpie's Mumblings said...

How wonderful! Something to be thankful for indeed.

Robbie said...

Nothing like family! And to arrange a get-together monthly will do everyone good!!! Glad your FIL is feeling better!!

Pamela said...

What a nice get together!

Mdm Samm said...

enjoy the memories you all create with heart....such a warm gathering ...I could feel it Carol x

jenclair said...

Looks as if your fil has a great legacy to his credit! There are so many older people who have no one left to love and honor them, so it is always nice to see generations of family having a good time!

Timaree said...

Wow, that's great. He's got back a zest for living! Glad you could all gather with him!

allthingzsewn said...

This must be the icing on the cake for your thanksgiving this year.
So glad for you.

FlashinScissors said...

It is wonderful you were all able to get together like this! I'm sure it meant a lot to your FIL.
Barbara xx

Janine said...

That is wonderful! I wish your FIL many more monthly meals surrounded by you all :)