Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Papa Russell has always had a very busy life. He joined the Navy when he was 16 and served in the Korean War. He drove PT boats. Mom doesn't know alot about his time in the Navy cos he keeps it inside himself mostly. Sometimes that happens doesn't it. Then when he came home, he married Grandma Diane and he farmed with his Dad. He always farmed fulltime and he always had a fulltime job. ( I am not sure you see that much anymore) Mom said they never had much money when she was growing up, but it just didn't seem that important back then. Any money made went back into the farm. A few years ago he sold most of the farm, and retired. Papa Russell has always been really active until a few years ago he started having kidney and heart issues. Now he isn't as active, and that is pretty hard for him.
Next week he has to have heart surgery. Mom is the oldest kid so she will be going to the hospital with him and her mom to stay for a few days. She probably won't be blogging until she gets back home. She wishes her Dad was still young, and active and so does he. Its hard to see changes in your mom and dad.