Thursday, July 16, 2009

Uncle Danny

Sometimes a picture is worth more than a thousand words. Here's a few from our recent visit to Uncle Danny a few weeks ago. We managed to get in a few phone calls before he became he is talking to Aunt Rosie, Uncle John and Jeannie on that wonderful day.

The young woman with Uncle Danny and Chip is Christina, one of Uncle Danny's compassionate care-givers in his cottage.

Tho' he was frail and at times seemed lost in his own thoughts, his wonderfully warm smile filled the room again and again.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Rod's Recent Adventures

Hi Herberts & Herbertians,

Rod just spent a few days at Fletcher Pond with his friend, Mike. They caught lots of fish -- including Rod's bass pictured above. When he got back he invited me to go check out the new Ohio history museum at the statehouse. It's downstairs -- in the basement of the old Supreme Court building -- and this election poster of Dad's features prominently in the Executive Branch display.

We'd love to read about your summer adventures here...

Thursday, July 9, 2009

From John & Eunice

An update on what's been happening: We spent this past weekend with the Ohio Commodores. I was an original Commodore in 1966 when J.T. Rhodes began the organization. The Commodores were started to act as an honor guard for the governor and other dignitaries at special occasions, etc. They have become much more over the years. Saturday evening we enjoyed a boat ride on the Ohio here in Cincy and then a formal dinner at the Westin on Sunday evening with Governor Strickland as guest speaker. For us the exciting part of the evening was the fact that the Grand Commodore asked me to give the invocation before dinner. We were very pleased to have an important role in the event. When the evening at the Westin ended we all walked the skywalk over to the Netherland Hotel for a post-party party at Palm Court. For two of the older Herberts we managed to stay until the wee hours and left the party after midnight. We are looking forward to the next party which will be in September. The Commodores are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of the late Governor Jim Rhodes.

And a note from Jenni -- if any of you would like to post to the Herbert Blog, but aren't confident in doing so, if you'd write your post in an e-mail, and send it to me or to Mom (Rosie) we'd be glad to cut and paste and publish it for you. Feel free to attach pictures or links, too. The family would love to hear from you!