Friday, February 14, 2020

Renee Remembered

By Uncle Hans


I recently spent some quality time with Neil at Shorty's in Tomahawk.  He scolded me for not creating a memorial blog for Renee. Today is Valentines day and tomorrow is 6 weeks since she passed.

    What follows are a few pictures  and her obituary.....

















































Obituary

Renee Charlene Carlson, 56, of Spooner died on January 4, 2020, in Spooner.
Renee was born on July 23, 1963, to Paul and Karen (Kieran) Carlson in Stillwater, Minnesota.  She grew up in Bloomington, Minnesota.  She worked in the airline industry, ran her own daycare business, and went into healthcare, mastering each field with determination and dedication.  Renee mothered two loving sons, Garrett, 31, of Minneapolis, and Spencer, 27, of Hugo, Minnesota.  She cared for and ministered to both her parents as they died from cancer in their 50’s, taking her mother into her own home for nearly two years.  She has a brother, Matthew, in Phoenix, and a sister, Laura, in the Seattle area.  She moved to the Spooner area in 2008, after vacationing here since 1955, and loved living on the lake in the quiet Northwoods.  She is also survived by her husband, Hans Rechsteiner of Spooner.  She will long be remembered by all who knew her for her quick and beautiful smile and quiet thoughtfulness.

 Uncle Hans

Saturday, February 8, 2020

LAUGHLIN, NEVADA

THOUGHT WE BETTER CHECK-IN ON THE BLOG. WE'VE BEEN HIKING THE LAUGHLIN RIVER WALK A LOT THIS WINTER, IT MAKES THE STEPS MORE ENJOYABLE GOING IN AND OUT OF THE BIG CASINOS AND WATCHING ALL THE PEOPLE. PLUS AT THE END OF THE WALK IS THE LODGE,  WHERE WE'VE FOUND A MEXICAN BAR AND AN ASIAN BAR WHERE WE CAN PLAY BAR TOP SLOT MACHINES FOR NICKLES AND DIMES AND STILL GET COMPED DRINKS. CHECK-OUT MARY'S GOOD LUCK YESTERDAY.  DON'T GET TOO EXCITED, SHE WAS PLAYING NICKLES AND THIS ONLY PAID $12.50,



SPEAKING OF MARY, YESTERDAY WAS HER FIRST ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE OF THE YEAR!  THE FIRST JACK DANIELS OF THE DECADE !!  SHE HAS JUST FINISHED 37 DAYS OF THE WHOLE 30 PROGRAM.



   "SUNNY & 71"


Thursday, January 23, 2020

THANK-YOU THANK-YOU

THANK-YOU  THANK-YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SENT ME BIRTHDAY WISHES YESTERDAY FOR MY BIRTHDAY ON FACEBOOK, TEXTS, CHAT, AND PHONE CALLS.

FOR MY BIRTHDAY MARK AND JAYNE TOOK US OUT FOR AFTERNOON BEERS ON THE PORCH IN GOLDEN SHORES, AZ.  WE ENJOYED THE DAY IN SHORTS AND T-SHIRTS IN JANUARY, IT DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THAT !!!




MARY RECENTLY MADE THE SWITCH TO A SMART PHONE AND WE'VE BEEN TRYING TO FIGURE OUT ALL THAT GOES WITH THAT. IF SOMEBODY WANTS TO SEND US A GRANDCHILD FOR A WEEK TO HELP US, LET US KNOW.

WE DID MANAGE TO TAKE THE TWO PICTURES AND GET THEM TO THE BLOG SO WE'RE HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. I'M STILL USING THE OLE FLIP PHONE SO DON'T BOTHER SENDING PICTURES TO ME.

THANKS AGAIN FOR THINKING OF ME YESTERDAY!

  "SUNNY & 74"

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Lake Mohave

Today  we went to Katherine's Landing in the Lake Mead Recreational Area to hike.  I cannot believe we have been here 20 winters and I have never hiked this trail before.  I do know this, I will be hike this trail again as it was really nice.



It to goes along the side of Lake Mohave and leaves me amazed at the desert/lake contrast.



Here's my favorite hiking buddy pulling out ahead of me.  Actually that is unusual.  I am usually in front!!




This was the payoff at the end of the hike, a nice beach.  As I already mentioned, we will be doing this hike again!

Saturday, January 4, 2020

ARIZONA SUNSET

THINGS ARE FINE HERE ON THE LOWER MOHAVE DESERT, AS WE PATIENTLY WAIT FOR VALENTINES DAY AND THE RETURN OF "SUNNY & 80" WEATHER.




  "SUNNY & 65"