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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

A Welcomed Break

We are on week two of a three week
chemo break . . .
and Steve's energy was up good enough
to drive to town and walk around 
the Memorial Day car show. 

The weather was cool 
and it was a perfect day.

I got off on the hood ornaments
and the grills.

 They don't make them like this
any more :)

Does anyone remember the Edsel?
I do!

Remember these, from the drive-in movies.

If Henry Ford would have seen
them in red . . . he might not have
choosen black for his color of choice.
Isn't it pretty!

For you Z Z Top fans :)

It was so nice to get out with my man
and do something normal.

We have the rest of this week
and then Monday we are back to 
the chemo ward. 

Please keep us in your prayers.

Keep Smiling!

Connie :)


  1. How wonderful to have this day out together! Wonderful cars with all that shiny chrome work and decorations. The colours of the paintwork are fabulous too. Enjoy the rest of this lovely break.
    All thoughts to you!

  2. Such a fun day! I love looking at old cars... the time, money and energy that goes into restoring them makes them a true labor of love!

  3. So happy you were both able to get out and about and enjoy some special time together!

  4. Good to see You and Steve out and enjoying yourselves. Hubby and I like going to those shows too. Will keep You All in my prayers.

  5. So lovely to do something 'normal' together, and it looked like a happy and interesting day.

  6. Will be thinking of you both next week. God bless!

  7. Oooh - they are beautiful! Bob's family had an Edsel when he was a kid. Years later, his brother loves to restores cars and is always looking for another old one and an old Edsel popped up. Same type and year as the one they had. When he bought it, it turned out to be the exact car! So he restored it and still has it. So cool!
    I'm so thankful that Steve is getting a break and you were able to get out and have fun. Still praying!

  8. It looks like a lovely way to spend a day. :)

  9. That's a beautiful way to spend the day together and take your mind off health issues. I know when I was undergoing treatment, my big wish was to be normal again. Thinking of you both and may you feel rested and refreshed after this little break.

  10. Sounds like a nice day out. I love going to car shows and looking at all the old cars. I do remember those speakers from the drive ins. I miss going to them.
    Prayers coming your way still

  11. What a nice break for the two of you! Steve looks so happy! :) They sure don't build cars like they used to that's for sure!!!

  12. I am so happy that Steve's energy was such that you were both able to enjoy a day out together and enjoy all those fabulous cars. There were some beauties there, weren't there. You grab these special moments with both hands, don't you. As ever, sending you many hugs, thoughts and prayers, lovely Connie♥

  13. Glad you were able to get out enjoy the day.
    You're right! they don't make cars like that anymore. Now a days all the cars look alike!! I can't tell one from another anymore!

  14. What a great activity and 'normal' day trip. I'm so happy for you both.
    I sure do love car shows!!
    Wowie.. some of those cars are decked out, and then some!
    Enjoy this break and when you hit back with chemo, know that our hearts and thoughts and certainly our prayers are with you both.

    Smiles :)

  15. What a gift to have this day out together after such a long time of not doing so well. Old cars are so interesting - especially to the menfolk! Love and prayers.

  16. Hi Connie- Very happy for you that you and Steve got out and about for the day viewing Classic Automobiles- yes, indeed they sure don't make them like they use to- all that lovely chrome! (It's nearly all plastic these days...) Best Wishes. KEV.

  17. So glad to read that you were able to take a break and get out to have a fun day together! Prayers and hugs. Nancy

  18. Something normal....aren't they some of the most wonderful words. I am so glad you could get out and do something fun with your hubby. Love the cars, and yes, ZZ Top fan here.

  19. I enjoyed looking at the pictures and I'm so happy for you and Steve that you got to go and enjoy them 'for real'.

  20. Glad that you managed to get out an about together. I have too many friends with the same problem at present!
    We love old cars but mostly European as we do not know the American cars so well.
    Wishing you and Steve all the very best, thoughts are with you, Diane

  21. Thrilled to read you were able to get out and about and have some fun together. You both remain in our prayers. Gerard really enjoyed looked at the photos, he is a fan of the old cars.

  22. Oh Connie, so glad that you and Steve got out for Memorial Day. Hope and pray things get better and better for you both. Those cars are amazing! That Edsel! My dad was really into new cars and as soon as the Edsel came out he bought was light blue. I remember, my brother got a job at the chicken plant in Robbins and drove the Edsel to work one day. The plant parking was on a steep hill. Jackie parked and went in to work and must have left the car out of park. It rolled down the hill and crashed. My brother was known for doing things like that. :)

  23. Good Morning Connie! I'm glad you had such a good time at the car show with Steve. I remember those drive in speakers! I do miss drive-in movies. You know that you and Steve are always in our prayers. We've asked our Bible study group to pray too and I know they are all prayer warriors. Enjoy the week my friend.

  24. It was so neat to see that you two got out for a normal day of vintage car viewing..... it brought me such joy! I do remember drive-in's and those things you put on your car window. I was still going to drive-ins in the Portland, OR area during my high school years and even after. Was so sad to see them bite the dust and disappear. Such memories! I'm not such an old car buff but did enjoy these beautiful ones you showed. Wow and double wow. A person has to be rich to restore those gems, for sure. I had a 1955 Chevy which if I would have kept it, would now be a "classic"! Loved it. Also had a 1963 Corvette and a 1965 Corvette.. also classics now. Should have, wish I would have (kept them)!! Good to see a smile on Steve's face, and I'm sure on yours too! Hugs.. Marilyn

  25. So glad that the two of you were able to get out and enjoy yourself and that he had the energy to do it too! I hope you enjoy the rest of the week before he has to start again.
    Those classics are sure beauties, so cool, glad people decide to keep them up!