The Kofford Family relocates to Colorado after 40 years as Californians. In December of 2007, Grandma Lorraine is diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer. Sadly, she passed away on Dec. 26th, 2008 after a year long courageous battle. Follow our journey as we keep Lorraine's memory alive, and as we learn to appreciate that each day we are given, is a gift to be enjoyed!

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
~Maria Robertson

Monday, February 25, 2008

Fish Faux Pas

Apologies to our fishermen readers, especially the new fisherman Kyle and his fishing buddies Fred and Fred, Jr...the fish caught below, were NOT trout, but bass! I must have been having a ditzy moment (one of many I will share with you!) for making this fish faux pas! Thank you Null Family for not only taking our guys out fishing, but for cleaning and packaging it so well for us to prepare here in Colorado!

We can add my fish mistake to several other "ditzy moments" during our stay in California...backing my mom's car into the front end of my father in law's vehicle scraping off the paint...(Thanks Ron for making me feel better about the whole thing. He just calmly said, "It's OK Denise, we'll just spray paint the front!) Losing my wallet for about an hour, forgetting my camera in CO, and for the biggy...completely taking off the side view mirror of my mom's car by backing up into the side of the garage!

For those of you who knew my dad when he was living, you will remember how very careful he was with all of his cars. He said it came from his dad who was also very careful about his vehicles. My dad remembered his father waiting for him to return from a date as a teenager, and walking around the entire car making sure he didn't put any scrapes or dents into it. So, you can imagine who the first person was that came to my mind after these two dad! I don't know if my dad would be laughing, or cringing from up above!

I am anxious to share with you the FANTASTIC "Celebration of Life Luau" details from yesterday! I'll save that great story for the next post. My kind brother in law Mitch, is sending me some photos of the event to post, as I was so absent minded and left my camera at home! More soon...until then, watch your side view mirror when you back up out of your garage, and know that my dad would be happy that you did!


Ingineer66 said...

Hang in there Denise. You had plenty of other things on your mind. And I can speak from experience Mr. Kofford is plenty forgiving when it comes to someone banging up one of his vehicles.

Carlene said...

Oh Denise! You had so much on your mind and a lot planned in one week so be gentle with yourself. Your Dad, at this point, would probably tell you it is just a car and can be fixed.
My trusting father let me take his brand new luxury sedan Oldsmobile out with "paper" plates and all and I came home with a scrape above the wheel. I watched a series of emotions fly across his face but he never raised his voice.
Your dad is very proud of his daughter right now with how wonderful you are!