All posts by Angela Ridenour

Bringing Daisy Home

When my daughter was eleven years old, I decided that a good introduction to the birds and the bees would be watching our friend’s beagle, Sammy, when she had her puppies. While Sammy was a small beagle, about 20 pounds, the father of the puppies was thought to be a Labrador/Rottweiler mix weighing about 75 pounds. We […]

Sandi’s Wedding Proposal

Story shared by Julie McFarland (Sandi’s Daughter) Gene proposed in the driveway of Sandi’s house. Here is what happened in Sandi’s own words… “Gene had the ring in the opened box sitting in the glove compartment and he kept trying to get me to open the door. He always kept gum in there but that night I just […]

They Did it His Way

My brother-in- law, Jack Holden, was a regular at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois. He loved watching people race cars. He sponsored several young, enthusiastic drivers and had a prime seat high in the stands, next to the finish line. When my brother-in- law became ill, his son drove him to the speedway and, in the car, they […]