Wednesday, June 4, 2014


Our project on the trip (we always have one) was to make a collage honoring Mother's 100th Birthday. This was my journal page, then we both made one on canvas.

This is the poem I wrote for the occasion.

We planned a trip which we felt Mother would have really enjoyed! First stop was at Smith's Restaurant in Collins, Mo. where We had breakfast with part of our Sandgren Cousins. (There mother and our mother though cousins were raised like sisters.)

Somehow this picture got out of order! We met first with our cousins David and Virginia and then coming back we had lunch with these cousins; Tommy and Janie and Eric and Peggy

Our absolutely favorite place in Branson is Big Cedar Lodge with a buffet breakfast at the Devils Pool Restaurant.

They've recently built this picturesque covered bridge which we drive through when we exit.

This is our choice seating when the table in front of the large fireplace is occupied! You probably recognie my husband Maurice and sister Judy.

One of the beautiful flower beds on the grounds!

We met up with Judy's high school friend Kathy and had a fun day shopping at eating in Ozark, Mo.

Such fun Junk/Antique shops!

We chose The Texas Tenors as our show. I think one of the very best in Branson! We had a great time! It was good for all of us to get away from our daily responsibilities for a weekend!


  1. What a sweet way to honor the memory of your mother. I've never been to Branson. Probably should try to DO that one of these days. (Hubby & I always like the tables in front of fireplace at Cracker Barrels & even the small one built into a wall at our favorite Pizza Hut.) The flower bed you showed is beautiful!

  2. Looks like you had fun! Miss you!

  3. What a great idea and a fabulous tribute to your Mom!! Yep, she was smiling down on you!