Thursday, March 12, 2009


Mimi, Shelby, and I made the long drive up Hwy 287 last weekend to go see Shelby's Great-Grandpa Walt. For such a short trip, it was quite eventful. First, Mimi got her first speeding ticket in over 35 years. If you've ever ridden with her, you would understand that it was TOTALLY undeserved. But, like Cooder Graw says, "287 ain't never been a free ride."

On Saturday morning, we were supposed to meet Robert and Wendy for breakfast, but we got an early morning call from Stan letting us know that Wendy had delivered precious Baby Audrey during the night. Needless to say, they missed breakfast!

We then headed out to see Walt and his new house. WOW! It is really classy and well-built. Walt did a great job! Mimi and I were especially impressed with his ShamWow cabinet. Seriously, he keeps his life-time supply hidden so thieves like us won't steal them. We were lucky enough to get a demo and even a ShamWow of our own. Here's Mom and Walt with the coveted ShamWow:

Shelby was on her best behavior, as was Walt. They both got a kick out of each other.

Shelby and her Great-Uncle Stan had a few good laughs together.

Meredith sent Walt a GORGEOUS quilt, so Shelby and Mimi had to try it out.

All in all, it was a great trip. It was so touching to see Shelby with someone who has been such a big part of my life. For those of you that know Walt, you understand! For those of you that don't, you are missing out on lots of laughs.


Wendla said...

Thank you for sharing this historic trek with us. Sounds like everyone but the DPS was on best behavior! These photos are adorable!
Gosh, I may have to go up you think there's any chance I might get a ShamWOW, too??

Linda said...

I think Walt is getting a kickback or at least there must be a hidden camera filming for a commercial. However, can't say I haven't enjoyed using mine on the granite countertops. Good luck on getting yours!

Diane said...

I have to ask, what is a ShamWow??

Clueless in Ohio

Anonymous said...

seriously! when are you writing a book cuz i want the first copy!