Monday, January 24, 2011
My husband & I fell in love with the midwest the past few years as we visited KS often to watch our son play football in Ottuwa, KS.
Roy Lee Rilling (04/28/34 MO)
current location Jamul, CA
employment retired construction
Barbara Ann Slagle (12/26/37 CA)
current location Jamul, CA
employment retired catering
1.Deborah Ann Rilling
2.David Alan Rilling
3.Denise Arlene Rilling
4.Diane Adele Rilling
Deborah Ann (11/10/56 San Diego)
current location Florissant, MO employment substitute teacher/chiropractor
Patrick Justin Bronder (5/21/58 Boston)
Kylene Rilling Bronder (4/6/89-6/4/04 Norristown,PA)
died at age 15, after being kicked by a horse
Justin Patrick Bronder (9/21/90 Norristown, PA)
current location MNU, Olathe, KS employment MNU student
Alyse Rilling Bronder (7/11/92 Florissant, MO)
current location KState, Manhattan,KS employment K State Student
David Alan Rilling (8/15/58 San Diego)
current location Jamul, CA employment cook/teacher
Darcy Liker (8/25/58 San Diego)
Taylor Ann-Marie Rilling (12/4/90 San Diego)
current location CBU, Riverside, CA employment CBU student
Denise Arlene Rilling (4/13/60 San Diego)
current location San Diego, CA employment teacher/human resources
Richard Dukellis (6/10/53 Whittier, CA)
Nikkiana Irene Dukellis (11/27/94)
employment high school junior
Jonathan Earl Dukellis (12/25/97)
employment 7th grade
Diane Adele Rilling (8/23/62 La Mesa, CA)
current location Lakeside, CA employment bookkeeper/retired construction (security)
Bradley Cook (2/18/59 San Diego, CA)
Patrick Jordan Cook (9/5/87 La Mesa, CA)
current location Lakeside, CA employment misc jobs looking for a career
Nicole Andrea Cook (4/26/89 La Mesa, CA)
current location Lakeside CA Grossmont college student/grocery clerk
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
My name is Diane (Rilling) Cook. I am not sure if this is Deb (Axsom) Dailey that wrote the blogs for the Axsom family, but if it is-Hello.
From what I gather, you are Bernard's daughter. I am Roy Lee Rillings daughter (son of Anna Axsom, who was the sister of Alfred Axsom.)
I believe we visited your family farm many, many years ago (70's) and my sister Denise & I were so impressed at the lifestyle of a farming family & how hard you guys worked each and every day.
Thank you for the invaluable information you have posted on the blog. I am enjoying reading it.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Goodbye Aunt Kay
Monday, January 17, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Saturday, January 1, 2011
participate in. Ashley thinks she looks plastic, Tara thinks she looks bald and it is politically incorrect for me to tell you what Chris thinks about this picture; therefore my mission was successful. I do what I can to keep things lively around here. I had to pick up the slack with Ashley going off to college. I am still at Humboldt Elementary but I am the secretary now. Keeping up with 400 kids and 50 staff members keeps me hopping but I love it. I fill the rest of my time chasing Tara around and talking to Ash on the phone. Chris is still working for Herzog. He found time to go see on Nascar race this year. Merry Christmas and may your 2011 be filled with love and laughter.
Love ya later-Robin
P.S. Snowman were actually harmed in the making of this card.
Well, 2010 was full of a lot of firsts for me. It started off in January with my first car wreck-very traumatic. I was fine, however my escort was NOT, especially the driver's window I shattered with my head! Another first was graduating from high school. I ended up at literally the last possible second getting in the top 5%, therefore landing me the Curator's Scholarship at Mizzou. Which leads me to my most exciting first: COLLEGE. Let me just say that within the first week of college I had more fun than my entire high school career. I am having a blast and truly enjoying myself. I am double majoring in Journalism and English with a minor in Spanish. I joined a sorority, Kappa Delta, and have more true friends than I ever imagined possible. I was selected to be Assistant Secretary in Kappa Delta and was on the dance team for Homecoming and GAMMA Jam. I got a job teaching dance at a Catholic school's after care program and when I go back next semester I will be the head instructor, which is extremely exciting. I miss home sometimes but the freedom and close proximity of all my friends in Columbia is a nice change from the 30-minute drive to anywhere! Haha. I miss seeing everyone so Facebook me or call me anytime. It really does make my day! Lots of love,
P.S. If Tara doesn't tell the truth in her part: she got her first boyfriend this year! :P
This year had its share of ups and downs but I think I speak for most of my family when I say I am glad this year is almost to a close. Softball, volleyball and basketball have kept me busy. My Nitro team won the C World Series USSSA tournament and received first place. I made A team volleyball at Bode Middle School and we won quite a few of our games as well as tournaments. Now it is basketball season and me, possessing no basketball talent decided to become manager so I could still hang out with all my friends who are very good at basketball. They are all doing wonderful and winning lots of their games as well. As of course, Ashley already told you Igot my first boyfriend this year. He is tall and plays basketball and soccer. These are the good things that have happened this year and I feel it necessary to leave out the bad, for your sake. I hope we all keep in touch and see each other soon.
Dustin & Karen have very busy lives, as usual! Brett is driving now. He runs cross country, track, works at the theater, mows yards, is class president, sings with the Syracuse H.S. Singers and is a member of the Drama & Debate Clubs. Cody played football and basketball this year. He sent us "Flat Stanley" who spent a week with us before going back to Syracuse Elementary. Cody shot his first big turkey!
Jared has been doing well except for his bout of pneumonia which put him in the hospital for a few days in Sept. Later he developed bronchitis and is just now getting over that. He usually bowls close to his average, but did bowl a 222 and a 258 this year. He has four new bowling patches.
David is still attending K-State majoring in Electrical Engineering, goes to some of the K-State ballgames. Kent and Cub joined him for one football game. David traveled with us to Syracuse in Oct. to watch Brett run cross country.
Jesse has started back to college and is enjoying it very much. It's so nice to see him excited about doing something again. Curtis started preschool this year and he loves going every day.
Some of the family came for a very late Christmas in March and we celebrated Brett's 15th birthday while they were here. Everyone was here for July 4th for our annual backyard birthday celebration for Kent. We had a fantastic fireworks display in spite of all the rain storms we had! Jesse & Curtis stayed a week longer and we always love having them here.
I flew by myself, for the first time ever, to Ohio in Aug. to spend 12 great days with Jesse & Curtis. I don't know how much help I was while I was there, but I think we were all very happy to be together. I got to attend Curtis' pre-school orientation. On Jesse & Curtis' first day of "real" school, Curtis came up to me and asked, "Grandma, are you sure you're going to be okay here all by yourself?" I was so touched!
Sadness touched our lives this year several times. My step-dad (for 53 years) J.D. had been very ill and was living in a nursing home. Mom became very ill in March, was hospitalized and then went to live in the same nursing home. J.D. passed away April 2nd and Mom (LaVaughn) passed away May 24th. It's so hard to accept that they are gone.
I also lost a dear friend to cancer in July and then J.D.'s sister, Phyllis, passed away in Nov. from injuries suffered in a car accident.
There are so many friends and relatives suffering at this moment with cancer and other illnesses. There are so many wonderful men and women serving in our military and in harms' way. May God's blessings touch each and every one of them.
We are wishing much joy and happiness to all of you this Christmas season and throughout the New Year.
Vicki & Kent
I'm planning to go to Randy's Saturday as her having his Family Christmas. Snow is supposed to move in Saturday so I hope it holds off till all get home safely.
I made some peanut brittle awhile ago I plan to take.
I hope you have a Very Happy Holiday Season.
Love, Aunt Dona