In the neighborhood

February 24, 2020

BARDOLE BAPTISM – Family members gathered at the Churdan United Methodist Church on Sunday, Feb. 16, for Luke James Paul Bardole’s baptism and Adam’s birthday. Luke and Adam are the sons of Schyler and Lauren Bardole. Attending besides Roy and Phyllis Bardole were Tim and Lori Bardole of Rippey, Cassie Bardole, Gabe Bardole, Pete and Yvette Bardole, and Aden Bardole of Jefferson, and Arthur Bardole of Ames, as well as Karla King of Churdan and her mom, Kay Renwanz of Scranton.

There were other relatives of Lauren’s and church members who stayed after church for pizza, cake and ice cream. Adam enjoyed opening his presents. He even opened some for Luke since he really couldn’t. It was a fun time.

GRANDSONS VISIT – Avery and Aden Bardole stayed at the home of Roy and Phyllis Bardole February 6-12 while their parents were out-of-state. The weather was bad the night the boys’ parents, Pete and Yvette, got home so Roy and Phyllis took Aden back the next day as there was no school. Since Avery can drive, it helped, but Roy had to make a few trips to Jefferson anyway. The grandparents always enjoy having them come. They even enjoyed Baxter their bulldog!

SURPRISE BIRTHDAY – Planning a surprise for someone’s special birthday is always fun  when it works! My son-in-law was 60 on Feb. 21 and Linda secretly invited his son and wife, Blake and Shanea Hampton and almost 2-year-old grandson Blake, as well as his stepson Damichael Washington, all of Durham, NC, to spend a few days with the Arizona family.

On Sunday everyone attended church where they met Blake’s niece, Harriet Coates and her roommate Aerial Thurman, who live in the area. After church, the group ate at IHOP and the little kids enjoyed sharing the birthday ice cream that Blake received with proper singing from some of the staff. The waitress even brought the little ones an extra bowl that soon disappeared.

A highlight for the kids took place in the parking lot  when Harriet showed them her fencing swords and let them handle them. Harriet participates in fencing competition and it was fascinating to learn about the sport.

The North Carolina family enjoyed the warm weather and a little sightseeing while they were here. They left Tuesday evening tired, but with some good memories and lots of pictures! ~ Jean Borgeson

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