Wednesday, September 23, 2015


Around the time Sabrina found the paper her mother had written years ago for a Creative Writing Class she took (See the last entry to this Blog), I ran into the physician who attended Mother from 1961 until her death in 1978.  His name is Martin Smoeller.  I recognized him in line at the check-out at Whole Food and approached him.  Yes, he is Dr. Smoeller.  He did not remember Mother, but was extremely gracious in talking with me.  He must be around 90 years old now, is very short and still very sharp.  I thought it was quite a synchronicity that Margaret's paper and the man referenced in it surfaced at the same time.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Margaret's Paper

Margaret's and Norman's (Abbott) offspring, Stephanie, Sabrina, Randy, and Catrina have sold the family home in St. Peters.  Sabrina found a paper her mother wrote for a college class in 1986.  It is extremely well written, very interesting, and captures a lot of the spirit of Margaret as well as our mother (Margaret Marie Felin, neĆ© Madden).  You can access the paper at:

Saturday, September 05, 2015


Jalen, son of Scott Spreitler, grandson of the late Martha Sue Spreitler Boaz, is a senior in high school in Louisville, KY.  We just learned Jalen has been elected President of the HS Student Council.  Jalen excels in his studies, in art, in music, in sports, and now in leadership.  Congratulations, Jalen!  We are very proud of you!  Jalen spent five weeks at Murray State University this summer, having won a Governor's Scholars' Award.  The award is given to promising young leaders as an incentive to get them to attend a university in their home state.