A blue thumbs up for KU

This past week brought a new blue plastic brace for my surgically repaired thumb.  What first struck me about it was how my thumb looks so large as it’s immobilized out to the side, and then I noticed it was a great shade of Kansas University Jayhawk blue.  But as much as I was cheering for my home-state KU Jayhawks, they just couldn’t pull through in today’s  NCAA game.  However, it was not all for want…my weekend consisted of the following:  three full tanks of gasoline, one hotel room in Ames Iowa, and  850 miles on I-35 for a surprise visit to Kansas City to celebrate my Mom & Dad’s 60th wedding anniversary…it was all priceless!  We succeeded in showing up at Mom & Dad’s house prior to a big celebratory dinner with my brothers and their families. Everyone was successful in not letting Mom & Dad know of our plans for a quick trip south to join them.  It turned out to be a grand surprise, and a great celebration with all my nieces and nephews in attendance too.  Congratulations Mom & Dad on a grand celebration of 60 years of marriage!

4 thoughts on “A blue thumbs up for KU

  1. Linda Yoo March 28, 2011 / 11:23 am

    So glad it worked out that you could go!
    Sounds like a great surprise and a great time.

  2. joani March 28, 2011 / 11:53 pm

    Had cheers for KU. But…..
    Did you apply for a job as a flagger with the DOT? Good to see you with a great smile. Gongrats for the 60 years of love and life.

  3. Susan Amestoy March 29, 2011 / 1:11 pm

    I am writing a book called “So…How Did You Meet Anyway?” It is a collection of people’s “how we met” stories.
    I have posted the stories which have been sent in on;
    So…How Did You Meet Anyway?
    I am always shopping for stories and I am wondering if you would like to write your mom and dad’s “how we met” tale of romance. Please check out the site, and if you would like to contribute their “how we met” story contact me at;
    Take care and…congratulations to you, on your “big thumbs up”:), and to your mom and dad! You sound like a great family!
    Take care.

  4. Patti April 26, 2011 / 5:00 am


    Congratulations on being able to spend time with your family and WOW 60th anniversary that is so awesome for your parents what a great thing. Continue with the progress of that thumb!


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