Thursday, February 28, 2013

I went to Skyline for dinner the other night. As I was putting a dot of hot sauce on each oyster cracker I was eating, it reminded me of the numerous trips Danny and I have taken to Skyline.
We would often go to lunch when we worked together at Natorp's in high school and eat way too many cheese coneys. This would cause the afternoon to be a struggle, and result in avoiding heavylifting by all means necessary.
The most memorable trips, however, were in college when we would drive off campus at University of Dayton to get Skyline. We would average going about once a month, and it was always a great time. I learned from Danny the proper way to eat at Skyline:
1. While waiting to order/waiting for food, put a dot of hot sauce on each oyster cracker and eat.
2. When cheese coneys arrive, insert four oyster crackers into the coney, add salt, and add hot sauce.
3. The first bite of the first cheese coney, and the last bite of the last cheese coney are always the two best.
Danny would always be amazed/disgusted/amused at the speed and rate I would eat cheese coneys. Not only would I be finished with 5 cheese coneys by the time he was just starting his second, but I would also eat each one by only taking two bites. Danny's pace of eating would be slowed by his mixed emotions of laughing and shaking his head. Every trip to Skyline guaranteed a great time.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

"Hi Kathy,

Just wanted to let you know, you are on my mind often. Sorry I haven’t had an opportunity to stop by...AT ALL! Please know that I love and miss you, as do Charlie and Jack.

Charlie’s birthday is next month and we just mailed out birthday party invitations to her friends. The below text was included in the invitations; completely Charlie’s idea. Love that girl, she has a wonderful soul.

Charlie’s Birthday Wish

In lieu of presents, Charlie would prefer a donation be made to a charity that is very close to her heart, The O’Keefe Family Medical Assistance Fund.

The O’Keefe’s are close family friends and continue to need assistance. Please visit the below website to read their story and make a donation.

Love you!!!"
We are so touched! I use to baby sit for Charlie and Jack. They are part of the "family" What a wonderful young lady. Thank you, Charlie. Love  you, Kathy