not sure if you remember me but my name is Tonya (Schroeder) Gordinier.
father is Larry Schroeder and he worked for your father at John Deere for
years. I used to baby-sit for you children. I always wonder how
to watch have grown up. I am very sorry for your loss. I know it
difficult as my mother Sharon died in 1994.
my favorite things about my dad working at John Deere was the Christmas
parties. I remember how Charley would give gag gifts to the guys.
My dad received a
decanter of a little boy using the bathroom, the whiskey squirted right of his
privates. My brother Jeff and I used to play with it with water and just
always wondered where he found such a thing.
have a little pewter box and the earrings that came in it, that Charley and
me. I used to love having the chance to go to their pool parties, we
always had a
You do not have to post this, I just saw the site and wanted to say hello and
how sorry I am. I would love to hear from Jane or yourself.
care and God Bless You.
very nice to hear from you Tonya and I am very happy to post this letter on
I always knew kids liked dad but I am
continually amazed at the numbers.
remember you and having you watch Karyn and Tim. Chris, our oldest is in
and is a chemical engineer for Vulcan in Wichita. He has a wife Shannon,
children. Phil is in Lawrence and will be married later this month.
He is a
program engineer for a company in Lawrence. Karyn is married and is
special education teacher at Manhattan High School in Manhattan KS. Tim
Junior at Benedictine in Atchison KS.
your dad occasionally and remember you mom very well. She was one tough
I recall the stopper you talk about also. If I am not mistaken there is
shelves at the folks house.
again for the nice note and stop in and say hi when you get this way.