Spring into Summer

Happy Summer everyone! Lots to catch up on – So many events and happenings.

In true Palko fashion, we celebrated Kreg’s 50th birthday for at least a week. It all culminated with an AFA buddy gathering weekend at the Patton’s gracious home in Franconio, NH. The dance moves shined and the fun was that AFA ‘brotherly love’ thing-  the kind of stories that our kids actually sit and listen too:) There was no red wine left in New Hampshire by the end of this trip.

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For Father’s Day, We moved Kreg into our new addition. We are positively enjoying our ground level bedroom, master bath and outdoor living spaces. Thank you Broomhead Builders and all the crews involved for the dedication, hard work and attention to detail. We are humbled at our good fortune to live in such a lovely and comfortable home. Thank YOU- all of you! that have sent financial support for this addition. You helped make this lovely space

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Inspired by Kreg’s Dearborn High classmate Holly Walker’s May 2015 “Swing for the Cure” golf tournament in St.Petersburg Florida,  which raised $14,000 to honor Kreg, raise awareness and support for ALS research, we road tripped to Dearborn to say thank you.  We had a nice family excursion but the highlight of the visit was the informal gathering at Raymo’s bar (The New Place Lounge). Raymo and his staff threw an awesome afternoon gathering attended by old neighbors, graduates of Dearborn High AND rival high school- Edsel Ford!, Kreg was overwhelmed by the showing that when it came time to address the group- he had no voice or energy left in him to thank everyone . Thank you Kris Beers for stepping up and doing it for him! And thank you Barbara Palko for the round of shots that followed!!  It’s been 32 years since Kreg moved away from Dearborn, but you would never know it. The Good people of Dearborn keep together and support  one another! God bless you all and thank you.

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Kreg and I took our time driving home. We stopped at one of our favorite Brewery’s,  Brewery Ommagang, in Cooperstown, NY. When you can’t get to Belgium, grab an Ommagang!  We arrived home to find Kyle had road tripped home from Ohio and we all enjoyed a fun and relaxing 4th of July, spending time with the kids, their friends and ours.

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Summer in Rhode Island is as it should be- We head to the beach, where Kreg kicks back in his wheelchair at the edge of the sand, with a Del’s Frozen Lemonade close by.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Spring into Summer

  1. Kas Dyson

    Big happy belated!!
    My 50th comes in July – Yiii!
    Maybe when I retire from the reserves, I’ll actually have time to make a trip up there … We are waaaayyy overdue a visit!
    Love the beach picture – that season is happily right around the corner!

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  2. Chris Larisa

    Happy (Belated) Birthday, Kreg! Sounds like you had a great celebration with family and friends. The addition looks wonderful and I’m so happy for you guys that have more space that lets Kreg get around!
    Enjoy the rest of this beautiful summer in New England!
    Best,
    Chris, Lou, Chelsea, and Caroline
    xo

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