Tuesday, December 15, 2009

In Loving Memory of a wonderful Mother

Ruth Marie Ferm Kiehl
July 25, 1920-November 25, 2009
Ruth was born in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in Marquette. She was very active
in the Church. She was a gifted musician through out her life. She played the Viola and Flute in her early years. Also the piano and later the Organ she was also gifted with a beautiful singing voice.

Her working years involved banking, PBX operator at both Boeing and Rohr Aircraft. Her favorite job was as an Organ teacher for a music store in San Diego, Ca.

After many years in Michigan where she meet her 1st husband John T. Seaman of Houghton, Mi. they later moved to Muskegon , Mi then to Elkart, Indiana with their two daughters, Katherine and Jean. From there they moved to Seattle, Washington and they both worked at Boeing for 4 years. John was offered a job in Southern California at Rohr Aircraft in Chula Vista. Ruth worked as a PBX operator there also.

John and Ruth parted ways in 1967. In 1969 Ruth married Joseph Keihl. Joseph also worked at Rohr. They enjoyed traveling in their RV for many years. After years in the San Diego area both Ruth and Joe moved to Sun City, Arizona to be close to Ruth's daughter's and grandchildren in Jan. 2006.

Joseph passed away in June of 2006.
Ruth continued to enjoy various activities in the Sun City area.
Concert's and her favorite just being with family. She had her own unique personality that we all loved and enjoyed.
Ruth's parents were Willard and Edith Ferm.
Her older brother Bill Ferm of Spring Lake, Mi passed in 1979, younger brother Martin Ferm of
Rock Island, Ill passed Sept.2008. Sister Shirley Bruining of Muskegon, Mi also passed in March, 2010 only 4 months after Ruth.

Ruth is survived by her daughter's Kathrine Ruth Perez of El Mirage, AZ, Jean Ann Anderson of Sun City, AZ . Also 7 grandchildren, Craig, David, Lisa, Tony Jr, Sandra, Jason and Luke. There are 5 Great Grandchildren - Andrew, Samuel, Bennett, Elinor and Aiden. Nieces and nephews that she dearly loved.
Ruth had one step daughter-Elizabeth Anderise Thomas and 4 step grandchildren.

Grandma's Day

In Honor of Mom
Thank you dad for being with us.

My sons are a blessing
and the whole family made a difficult day a lot easier.

Family Cat Lost for 103 Days – Found!

Our cat Daisy got out on September 3rd.  The kids were crushed and after a 20 day search, hundreds of flyers and even a blog (lostcat.info) we gave up.  Yesterday, 103 days later, a guy calls us and says he found our cat.

He was driving not far from our house and picked this frail white cat up while she was trying to get down a hole.  She was skin and bones and very weak.

A week later he saw a tattered piece of paper taped to a street sign, flipped it over and it was one of our flyers.  He called us up and we picked her up last night.  Wow…


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

SERMON: Created for His Glory

I had the opportunity to speak at Lafayette Church in West St. Louis County last month.  I discuss how awesome God is and how cool he thinks his creation is, especially you…

Love to hear what you think.  I rarely get a chance to preach…

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas Records


When Pinkerbelle first saw the record player she thought it would slide in a big slot in front.  She said, “wow, those are big DVDs”.

My first born thought it was supposed to have a big horn on top so we could hear them.

During one of my wife’s many trips to the thrift store, she picked up a record player.  We have a collection of Christmas music on records and now we can listen to them.  It’s pretty cool.


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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

My Advice For Turkey Day

turk (1) With Thanksgiving hours away, it’s time to prepare your body for a massive inflow of calories.  I’m not going to tell you to skip dessert or cut your portions.  I say eat up and enjoy.  Here’s how to make the most of the calorie fest we call -- Thanksgiving.

  1. Burn some calories in the morning.  When you wake up tomorrow take a 30 minute brisk walk or join a Turkey Trot race.  The benefits of moving your body first thing are two fold.  First is the obvious – exercise will increase your metabolism and prepare your body to use the calories from the Turkey feast.  Second, this will help with the guilt of eating a hefty meal…
  2. Eat a light snack 3 hours before the big one.  Some people starve all day to prepare for the massive dose of food.  This is a mistake.  Keeping your body from this kind of starvation state will reduce the amount of calories converted to fat.  I suggest eating a bowl of fresh fruit, maybe a light sandwich.  Smaller than a regular lunch but enough to satisfy.
  3. Eat Slow.  The faster you eat to more you can eat.  Your body will turn off the hunger centers in your brain when your blood sugar goes up.  If you eat fast enough it’s possible to eat tons of food before this hunger center turns off.  This will lead to over eating.  So take it slow and listen to your hunger.
  4. Have No Guilt. Be thankful for the food in front of you.  We are so blessed both individually and as a nation.  Be thankful for God’s blessings and enjoy.  Enjoy the turkey, gravy, brownies, homemade bread, family and friends.  Don't worry, there will be plenty of time to exercise after the new year…

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sibling Relationships: A Graphical Study


  • Big Brother is 11.
  • “Me” is Pinkerbelle, 7.
  • “Lila” plays herself 2 year old Boston Terrier.
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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Apple Picking with the Family Today…

We had a great time getting a bag of apples and taking the Grafton Ferry on the way.   Here’s a slide show of all the pics.  You can see the album HERE.




Saturday, May 16, 2009

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

St. Louis Trip

One last stop at Craig's Chiropractic office for a tour then on to the airport
for the flight home.  Hate to say goodbye.
Lisa and I with the grandkids shortly before heading to the airport
Craig peaks out as I snap a pic.  Lovely shops in St Charles

walking near the Missouri River in St Charles or as I called it "mississiouri"
Lisa and me laying in the grass to get an easier view of the arch above us.
Beautiful day and fun too!
brother and sister at the top of the arch.  Nice to see them together.
The last day of our visit we went to Old St. Charles
where the kids climbed their favorite tree.
story time. sweet
Craig got in a little drumming and we played guitars too
Corner house is Craig and Holly's
View from the front and back.

Last Friday we had a wonderful day going to the Gateway Arch.  Lisa and I
really enjoyed spending time with our family in St. Louis.  
More to follow.............

grandson's along the Mississippi
fire hydrant flooded over in the Mississippi river
mother and daughter moments
arch elevators
top of the arch
new Busch Stadium from the arch
enjoyed the view at the top 

oldest son and a great dad !
grand daughter
making a web video for Uncle David

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Super Bowl Weekend

3D halftime. Fun picture I think
Dave more interested in the food than the game

Super Bowl Sunday in Lisa's backyard

They Cheered as I left the area and took their picture.
One of the said they were worried about Warner to Fitzgerald.
Off to lunch. Beautiful day to eat outside with some Steelers fans.
Made things interesting.

Papa watching a Soccor game going on on the football field with Aiden.
All decked out in Cardinals Gear
Saturday there was Andrew's baseball tryouts in Peoria

Been a while since I posted anything on our blogger. Missed a few birthdays. Sorry about that but kinda think it is hard to keep track sometimes. So Happy belated birthdays to Samuel who turned 11 in Novemeber. Daughter Lisa's birthday was in December. Shawn had a birthday in January and more recent Holly.

We had an interesting weekend with Arizona being in the Super Bowl in Tampa. Last year Arizona hosted the Super Bowl. Would have never crossed my mind the Cards might be in it one year later. Here are a few pics from our weekend.