2010 Reunion


Merry Christmas

Ho Ho Ho

Yesterday Beth wore her 
Santa Hat and a red
coat. A very earnest little boy came up and asked her if she was Santa Clause.

Without missing a beat she said no but that she was Mrs. Santa Clause and had he been naughty or nice. He said nice. 

Beth told him she would tell Santa Clause. Both the little guy and Beth very were pleased with the conversation.

We celebrated Christmas eve with my sister in laws Barb Hullinger's Polish American Family. Tasted foods I never had hear of - all great.

Craig Hullinger


Home for the Holidays

Checked all the weather and road forecasts, and decided the best bet was to drive in via Wisconsin on Friday.  Managed to hit the greater Chicagoland area at Friday rush hour -- took me FOUR hours to get from the Illinois border to the folk's place.

Grueling!  Don't know how the natives stand it....
Couldn't get over to the cash lane to pay a couple of the tolls (I mean, you signal your intention to move over a lane, and Chicagoland drivers deliberately make it impossible to change lanes!)

Also, my windshield wiper fluid froze up for much of the trip.  I did find if you slow down enough for semis to pass you,  they spray enough fluid for you to take a quick windshield wiper wipe..... I did find that trying to spray Windex on your windshield while driving does not work (you can only get some on the very edge of the windshield....Thankfully, when the freezing drizzle started, that took care of that problem....

If I had known, I would have stopped at a tollway oasis and just hung out until after rush hour.  Any why are all those people trying to go TO Chicago during evening rush? Shouldn't they be going the other way?

Okay, I have vented now.

Anne Hullinger


See, Anne, after you left Chicago for the wild west you softened up.

Beth and I are flying in from Florida. Leaving 80 degree weather for 8 degree weather.  And Leigh Ann is flying in from relatively warm Seattle.  

Looking forward to a fine Chicago Christmas. Brrrr!

Craig Hullinger


That's No Bull

I recently spent $16,500 on a registered Black Angus bull.  I put him out with the herd but he just ate grass and wouldn't even look at a cow. I was beginning to think I had paid more for that bull than he was worth.  Anyhow, I had the Vet come and have a look at him.  He said the bull was very healthy, but possibly just a little young,  so he gave me some pills to feed him once per day.

The bull started to service the cows within two days, all my cows! He even broke through the fence and bred with all of my neighbor's cows! He's like a machine!  I don't know what was in the pills the Vet gave him ............ But they kind of taste like  peppermint. . .