Saturday he invited us out to a great lunch at a favorite restaurant... it was to celebrate my birthday. We had a nice time together to eat and chat in a peaceful room without a lot of folks around after the lunch hour passed. Afterwards, he had tickets for the three of us to attend the Sweet Adelines and Fox Valley Chorus performance at the Fox Valley College.
It was such a fun concert. All of the gals dressed up in halloween costumes and interacted with the audience on many levels. They conducted a harmonious concert of silly numbers but high energy and kept a theme going along with all of the songs. The grand finale recap of Michael Jacksons THRILLER was fun and silly... not quite the same as the old Mtv video, but full of pep that gals of that age could muster up.
Yup... I have been given a TREASURE!
Back up the story a bit: A number of years ago I had admired a little childish pottery item set on the windowsill over the kitchen sink. My wonderful mother-in-law, Mary Ann, rest in peace, said it was made by the little tiny hands of my very own Steve! She smiled and said it has set on the windowsill for all these years. It gave her such pleasure to see this little thing he made with his own tiny hands.
It is a TURTLE!
(can you tell?)
The Artist even signed his work!
Steve said he was in second grade when he made it.
Probably 7 or 8 years old.
I wrapped it carefully up in paper towels and took it home as if I was carrying the bounty of Fort Knox! Yes.... the Pfundtner Reptilian Art Sculpture was soon to grace the illuminated glass shelf in our dining room china hutch! LOL
Yes, he is a Family Treasure.
So is my father-in-law.
Thank you, Dad P.