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Schroeder Talking Letters

December 6th, 2008

Dad Freeman has been in the hospital since Nov. 7, 2008.   TV is not “mom’s thing” so I have been looking through their entertainment centre shelves and finding boxes of cassette tapes to play with and for her (I use them as a parent would use TV as a babysitter sometimes).  The tapes include sermons, music, and “talking letters” from family members. Part 1 is a tape made to John Ehlers and Freemans Feb. 1975 when John was attending PBI.   Part 2 is a tape from Grandpa and Grandma Schroeder, aunts/uncles, which was recorded at a Schroeder family reunion summer 1976 - Grandpa and Grandma talk in November ‘76 before sending the tape to us in Three Hills (this one had me laughing outloud - you’ll see why).

 The tapes keep breaking and my Steve keeps fixing them as he digitizes them.  Mary Ehlers Anderson and Grandpa doing a program for the seniors at Vista Ray is still to come - quite broken at the moment.  I guarantee you will love these and will be encouraged in your faith and fall in love with Grandpa and Grandma all over again.  Mom has been rapturous listening to them. 

Update Dec. 30th - Mom also went into the hospital on Dec. 8th.   They will be transferring to a care home together once the paperwork is done and a placement becomes available.   I’m so thankful that we were able to listen to the tapes 1st time through together and I’m doubly thankful that Steve took the time and effort to digitize these.



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