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||Several of us were able to visit some relatives in Massachusettes.
We saw Ray, Janet, Betty, Toby, Jack, and Milton. It was great to
Jim Tardif and our niece, Jamie (Haveman), were married on this
day! We are so very happy for them. See
||Laura and Mark went to Massachusetts for Jim
and Jamie's wedding!
||We spent Thanksgiving here in Nashville at Laura's parents'
place. Robbie and Ranae came, as did Shiela, Brian, Steven and Lissie.
The food was great and we had a great time. It was Steven's birthday
too. This may be only the second time that his birthday was on the
same day as Thanksgiving. Happy birthday Steven!
||Laura and Mark had a very good relaxing weekend at home
and accomplished a lot of little things we've needed to do for a long
time, including watching a movie together. :-)
||We had dinner at Jon and Rebekah Spears' apartment.
Michael, Sharon and Daniel Mohr were there too, as well as Dad Mohr,
Christen Ayscue and Darwin Ayscue. We had a great time and the food
was very good.
||Dad Mohr went to see his mother so we stayed in Nashville
and we're having a good weekend. We are going to the Portland Red
Ribbon parade in which Dad Lynn will ride a unicycle.
Our friends Ericka and Andre were married today! We were privileged
to be there. We hope they continue with the great relationship that
they have. We love you guys.
||We were able to see Marty and Katina again. It's always
fun but not often enough.
Dad Mohr is walking without any assistance. Grandma Evans cooked
a great meal with foods from her garden. Later that night, I ate
supper at Pravino's with the Rice parents, Nathan, Kelley, Caleb,
Joel, Diane and Logan. We had a great time.
||We had another good visit at the Mohrs. Darwin and Kristen
Ayscue came over, as did John and Rebekah Spears! :-) They brought
a video tape of when Kristen and Rebekah were VERY young and were
showing off for the camera. It's a priceless video!
Many of us visited Dad Mohr this weekend. He's doing very well
and progressing. He's reached a stage where the progress is constant.
He's now doing physical theropy with an organization located much
closer to his house. On this night, we sang "Day is Dying in
The West," which is a Mohr tradition.
||Dad Mohr went home today! He's doing very well.
His spirits are very good considering everything, and as he said "There
are times when I feel bad, but I talk to God and He has made things
better." Dad Mohr has been enjoying the comforts of his own home,
but does have some trouble getting out of the couch because it's so
soft and low. We look forward to visiting him this weekend.
Mark and Laura were at Marty and Katina's house (in Maryland).
We all invited Nicole and her kids, Ray-Shawn, RaeKyea, Timothy,
and Re-Quel. We all had fun. That night, Marty, Katina, Mark, and
Laura stayed home and played games. Mark and Marty learned how to
play Backgammon. On the next day we went out to eat and then Laura
and Mark headed for the airport to go home to TN.
After we landed, Laura's parents and Robbie and Ranae picked us
up and we all met Shiela, Brian and his daughter at a Mongolean
BBQ. We had a great time.
No news about Dad Mohr, but here are some pictures that Melissa
took a bit ago.
||It seems that Dad's heart is fine! That's great news!
He's been moved back to Siskin for further rehabilitation. He will
stay there for about five more days, then will likely go home (that
could be on Monday, September 3).
- I called Dad Mohr and he is feeling well. We still don't know
the details, but the medical personel at Sisken noticed that his
heart "had an extra beat." I don't know the significance
of that. It's very good that he's feeling well though.
- Laura is having fun in the DC area. She's able to see many of
our friends including Jackie, Janice, and Roger. I wish I could
be with her, but I will join her for this coming weekend. Then
we get to see Katina and Marty too. They are on a very cool vacation
right now. :-)
- Here is a picture of Dad Mohr (taken on August 18 - Saturday)
||Dad Mohr has had a problem invoving his heart. No details
are known, but he's back in Erlanger because of this problem. I will
post frequently until this problem is cared for.
||Laura left for a week-long stay in Maryland and
will see many of our friends there. She will sing with her same praise
team at New Hope church on Saturday, September 1.
||Dad Mohr continues to improve and is likely to go home
by the end of the month.
||Dad Mohr still sounds very good on the phone.
His diet seems to have been a part of the problem. The tube feeding
is not happening anymore. Melissa and Michael are seeing him frequently
and monitoring his diet, etc.
||Dad Mohr seems to be doing much better. We will
find out more and post it very soon.
||Dad Mohr seems to be doing fairly well, but there
is some concern about the medication. It could be too high. The hospital
is concerned about his diet and they have started (or considered starting)
tube feeding again to be sure he gets the appropriate nutrients. Michael
and Melissa are checking with the doctor at the Siskin Hospital about
these issues. I'll post more as we know more.
||Troy and Laura came over and we ate some great
food that Laura (R) cooked. We then watched Casablanca and had desert.
It was a very nice evening. Thanks for coming over Troy and Laura.
||Dad Mohr continues to walk with a walker and
and do other exercises. They are not going to do anything about his
broken patella for now. He seems to have a pulled hamstring (I think
on his left side) so that explains much of the pain he's had. I don't
know yet what they plan to do about that. But he's doing well.
- Dad Mohr walked 100 feet today (with a walker). His knee
was examined (it had a bump on it). He does have a broken patella.
That does explain a lot of the pain he's had in that knee.
- Laura and Mark walked around some of the shops near Coolidge
Park on Fraizer Avenue here in Chattanooga (while we waited for
Dad Mohr's physical theropy sessions). What a neat town.
HOT OFF THE PRESS! Dad Mohr is eating as I watch! This has
to be one of the best pieces of news yet! Obviously the throat test
of this morning showed good results. While his swallowing is not
yet what it should be, he is being allowed to eat!! Mark and Laura
are here in Chattanooga to see Dad Mohr today and tomorrow. It's
time to have a bit more concentrated time and a during-the-week
visit. Also, the wound on Dad's stomach is doing better, but we're
told that it might take another month to heal. Tomorrow, the xray
of Dad's right knee will be read and the doctor is going to look
at his left hip and thigh. One more thing that I just learned: he
climbed some stairs (four steps) a few days ago.
||Dad Mohr had much pain in his right knee and
the doctor is going to check it out. I'll update this when I find
out more (and when I see him tomorrow). Tomorrow, they are going to
do tests on his throat to see if he can begin eating normally again.
||Today Dad Mohr used a walker to walk 40 feet!
That's too cool!
||More good news of Dad Mohr's progress. He stood
with a walker, then he walked! I don't know how far, but at least
a few steps... maybe more.
||Today in physical theropy, Dad Mohr was sitting
down and had a normal walker in front of him. He was able to grab
the walker and stand by himself - Twice! That is EXCELLENT progress!
- Mark and Laura stopped in Murfreesburo to see Shiela. It was
a very short visit, but it was good to see her agian.
- Dad Mohr is doing very well. He had a staph infection.
But it's been treated and it may be no longer an issue. They are
monitering it to be sure. We are sitting with him right now and
he's on the telephone with someone. Melissa is here. Michael and
Sharon were here but are gone now. We're all having a good visit.
Dad lifted his legs about two and a half feet high by himself.
(Just last weekend I had to help him cross his legs.) His range
of motion and strength are steadily improving.
||Dad Mohr used a tall walker to stand! It supported
his arms so he didn't need the same strength required to stand normally,
but that was a significant milestone!
||Mark called Dad Mohr tonight and he's doing fairly
well. He does have an infection for which he's taking antibiotics
(the antibibiotics were started in the last couple of days).
- Mark and Laura saw Dad Mohr today! He was in a wheelchair!
He was able to see Max and Shultz (the dogs) which was great.
They recognized him too. That is too cool :-) We loved to see
his progress. We talked a long time and looked at pictures
from Jon and Becka's wedding. Dad is doing better emotionally,
but he will certainly have ups and downs for a while.
- Mom and Dad Lynn, Paba, Mark, Laura, Shiela, Steven, Lissie,
Diane, Jim, Robbie and Ranae were all together today in Chattanooga.
It was great fun. Dad, Ranae and Mark rode unicycles over the
bridge in Coolidge Park
Dad Mohr is in Siskin Hospital now (which is directly across
a small street from Erlanger - there is a crosswalk connecting the
second floor of the two buildings). Dad is feeling down right now,
which is very understandable. Mark and Laura will see him tomorrow.
||Dad Mohr had a light seizure but is fine. He
was off his medicine (dilantin) for a while which likely triggered
it. They put him on another medicine at least for now. They postponed
the move to Siskin Hospital (a rehabilitation facility) for now, although
it might happen this week.
||Rebekah and Jon were married today! CONGRATULATIONS!
See some pictures here.
||Laura and Mark saw Dad Mohr today and
he looked and sounded great. He's clearly progressing well. He knew
everyone and never missed a beat. We are so excited about it. He may
be transferred to another location (Siskin) for rehabilitation. I'll
post more when I know more.
Paba, Laura's grandfather had a birthday! We had fun celebrating
||Dad Mohr is coninuing to improve. Laura and
Mark could understand almost all of his speach. He identified everyone
that visited while we were there. He still tires fairly quickly but
the visit was great while it lasted.
Laura and Mark went to the Rice parents' place and
had a very good time with many family members and others that visited
with us. Joel and Skip lit fireworks for about an hour. It was a
great show. It was also great to see the kids again (Caleb, Jordyn,
and Logan) and to meet some of our parents' neighbors.
||We will see Dad Mohr tomorrow around noon. Melissa
said that he's well though.
||Mark talked to Mike today and Dad Mohr
seems to be slowly improving.
- Mark was able to see Dad Mohr on this Saturday. He was
very ineractive. He's breathing on his own and talking now. (His
tracheotomy was disabled.) He is also caughing, which will help
him avoid further symptoms of pneumonia. He was moved to a "step
down" unit. I don't know all the details about that, but
it's certainly a good sign. He verbally requested several things,
including to go home :-). It was great to hear him talking more
clearly. It's still difficult to understand him at times, but
at times it's easy to understand. He is showing great progress.
- Mark was also able to spend some time with Mike, Sharon,
Ricky, Daniel and Melissa. That was great.
- Dad Mohr was interacting much better than usual, even
whispering words to those present. We are psych'ed! Unfortunately,
Mark and Laura could not be there. But we'll see him this weekend.
We look forward to that.
and Mark went to eat with Troy and Laura Hale at The Melting
Pot (Fondue). It was great fun. Happy Birthday Troy!
||Dad Mohr's internal bleeding seems to have stopped.
That's great news. Melissa will send periodic email concerning
Dad Mohr's condition. If you are not on that list and want
to be, let me know. I will continue to post his condition here too
(often taking from her email).
- Laura and Mark left DC on Saturday night after meeting
with many of our good friends. We stopped somewhere in southern
Virginia, then continued driving in the morning.
- Laura and Mark drove to Chattanooga to see Dad Mohr.
It was great to see him. He was responsive, and did his best to
talk. (Because of his tracheotomy, he cannot be audible, but can
mouth words.) We talked to him and exchanged hand-squeezes for
quite a while. Once in a while we reminded him to relax because
he wanted to talk a little too much. :-) Not everything is understood,
but it was nice to have some communication. It was hard to leave,
but he needed the rest.
- We were also able to see Michael, Daniel and Ricky for
a short time. That was a nice bonus.
- Laura and Mark stopped by Sheila's place. She's
lending a car to us for a while (Thanks Sheila :-) ). We ate dinner
and had a good time. We met up with Brian for a while too.
- No further updates about Dad Mohr yet today (as of 9:00
- Mark flew to DC to help Laura drive to Tennessee this
weekend. Marty and Katina ate with us tonight and we had
a great time. Laura and I stayed at their house on this night.
||Dad Mohr is about the same as yesterday (as of
about 3:00 PM Eastern Time - 2:00 PM Central Time).
||Dad Mohr is doing a bit better. Last night, they
found and repaired some places that were bleeding. It's not yet known
if all the bleeding was stopped. I'll keep this page updated very
frequently during this time.
||Dad Mohr has gastrointestinal bleeding and they
must investigate today. We are very concerned. He also contracted
some degree of pneumonia, but we do not know the extent of it.
||Mark drove the 24 foot Ryder truck with all of our junk
(OK, only half is junk) to Tennessee and was lucky enough to have
the help of many friends and family for unloading. Thanks to Caleb,
Jessica, Kelly, Nate, Ewana, Joel, Benn, Vel, and Carl. (Hey guys,
wouldn't you know it... the Ryder return was ONE MILE down the road...
if we had only known. :-) But it did make it MUCH easier to park it
at the ABC... Thanks.)
||Laura has to go back today. That's too bad. But
Mark will see her on Tuesday as we begin the BIG move. Marty will
help us on Thursday which will be great. We'll load the truck and
Mark will drive to TN.
||The campmeeting time gathering for the Literature Evangelists
is today. It was once again hosted by Mom and Dad Lynn, and
at their new place! It rained before and after the picnic, but the
sun was out during the picnic. It was nice and we had quite a crowd
- Dad Mohr's operation went well (tracheotomy). He's more
comfortable now with no clutter in his mouth, etc. The nurse said
he was doing very well.
- Laura landed in Nashville to spend the weekend here.
Mark is so glad to have her, even for only the weekend.
||Dad Mohr had a tracheotomy to reduce his discomfort.
He's doing about the same as before. His lungs are slowly healing..
Mark flew to the DC area to join Laura again, and do some
packing. We've had fun together, and actually did some packing too.
Mark was very glad to spend some time with Jarrod and Josh.
We had a good time eating breakfast together. It was nice to see
Craig again too.
drove to Nashville to pick up Sharon and the
It was certainly a high point to see Sharon and the
new baby. I (Mark) had so much pride that I felt like I was the
parent. :-) We drove to Chattanooga and Sharon was able to get some
much needed rest after the gruelling ordeal.
||Mike, Melissa, their Uncle John and Mark drove
to see the car and the accident scene. Mark left directly from there
to return to Nashville.
||Ranae took Laura to Nashville and Mark stayed
in Chattanooga. Ranae and Laura were able to have supper with the
||Laura flew to Nashville to join Mark. We drove to Chattanooga
to see Dad Mohr, see Ricky, and attend the visitation and memorial
for Mom Mohr. It was a very sad time. We will miss her bitterly.
||Mark started his new job in Nashville. (www.gogallagher.com)
||Mark flew to Nashville to begin the new job at Gallagher
||Mom and Dad Mohr were in a tragic car accident. Mom
did not survive, and Dad is in Trauma ICU.
Worked on some trim in Marty and Katina's house. Here are some
pictures of the work.
- Laura's car has a new rim replacing the bent one. It's now very
- The basement was cleaned today. Our belongings are much better
|May 6 (Sunday)
||Mark replaced the water pump on Laura's car (and changed
the oil). Thanks to tips from Dad Lynn (who has the same kind
of car), it was easy. The car now stays cool and doesn't blow out
the antifreeze. (It's always nice when a car can keep it's antifreeze
||Mark's older today. :-)
- Laura has been doing volunteer work for the church, helping
them understand better how to help people that are in need. She
has a lot to share because of her social work experience and the
church has been thankful. Mark is proud of what she does. (There
wasn't a specific start date and she's been doing it for a little
- More picture related decorations have been added to this web
||Mark finally put a graphic on the main page and on this
||Mark finished most of the trim work on our friend's
house, but it will likely take another day of work to finish. There's
about nine feet left, but some of that is complicated. It's very time
when it's needed around vertical trim (like doorways). But it's fun.
Later, Marty beat Mark in 9-ball on their newly surfaced pool table.
It's very cool.
||More trim work. The table saw has been invaluable. Even
the junky jig saw has been very helpful for corner joints.
||Mark did some trim work at Marty and Katina's. He learned
a lot and had fun.
- Laura's Birthday!
Happy Birthday my lady!
- At Marty and Katina's house, Laura and Katina painted and Mark
and Marty finished the sub-flooring for the kitchen. Katina started
laying down the vinal tile. It's looks very nice... so does the
master bedroom which they just finished painting. Trim work is
next for Mark and Marty.
- We went to a nice Hibachi style Japanese restaurant in
- Thanks to all who left birthday messages for Laura. :-)
||The New Hope choir (of which Laura is a member)
sang their Easter concert and it was very nice. We gained a friend
from Germany (Christian) who visited the New Hope church. We hope
your plane trip back was enjoyable.
||Mark worked more on the floor of Marty and Katina's
house. It's fun to work with them. We're hoping to complete the preparation
for the vinal tiling.
||Mark helped Marty with Marty and Katina's Kitchen/Dining
room floor. He found it fun to use the power tools including the table
||Mom Lynn went home. :-(
Mark and Laura went to Marty and Katina's new house. Very cool.
We're very happy for them. Laura and Katina painted while Mark and
Marty tore up the kitchen floor and came close to flooding the basement.
:-) Yep, it's our job to tear things up. :-)
Mom Lynn and Mark took a tour of the GC headquarters today
(General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists). That was interesting.
Marty, Katina, Mom Lynn, Laura and Mark went out to eat tonight.
We then came home and watched "Shine" which was a very
||Dad Lynn left. :-(
The Lynn parents (Laura's parents) visited us for the weekend
and we went to see a long-time friend of theirs, Wayne. He
maintains some exceptional helicopters and we were able to see them
up close. Later we went to eat. It was a very fun day.
||Ray-Shawn received an A with his science project.
He created three electromagnets, each with a different guage wire.
He put enough windings on them to make the magnets the same thickness,
then tested for strength. As we suspected, the thicker wire (even
with fewer windings) was the strongest magnet. I will post pictures
||Our 4th anniversary!
We previously went to Williamsburg to celebrate (February 25) and
to see the Kodo Drummers (March 22). On this night, we ate at Pasta
Plus in Laural, which is a very nice Italian restaurant.
||In celebration of our 4th anniversary, Laura and Mark
went to see the Kodo Drummers at the DAR theater in D.C. It
was fantastic! What great artists they are!
Jason and Melissa invited Amy, Kharl, Laura and I (all Korson-McGregor
employees) to their house. We had a nice evening. Thanks Jason and
Marty, Mark and Ray-Shawn had a day on the DC Mall. We saw
two IMAX films (Solor Max and Michael Jordan to the Max) and some
exhibits at the Air and Space Museum. We then went to a A Cappella
music concert at The Kennedy Center where there was a group from
Yale and another from the University of Virginia. We had a great
all celebrate Ray-Shawn, RayKyea and Timothy's scholastic awards.
||Our resumes are available in Word 97 format and HTML
now. They're on the Work Lives page.
||Marty and Mark went to a hockey game. Mark hasn't
been to a pro' hockey game before so this was fun. The Capitals beat
the Penguins 4-3.
Laura started working at the Department of Social Services again.
She worked there for over two years until late last year. Now she
has a different position out there. So far, she likes it, and likes
the people with whom she's working.
and Mark went to Williamsburg, VA to celebrate
our fourth anniversary (March 23). We had a large room with
a hot tub and had a great, relaxing time.
is a shot of the January snow outside the townhouse in which we lived
(near DC) until later in 2001. Our place was to the right of the tree
(red door with wreath).
|| We went to a fine Indian restaurant with Marty,
Katina, Marty's father and sister, Vinue, Ray-Shawn and Rae-Kyea.
We had a great time and the food was very good. The kids loved eating
with their fingers. :-) OK, OK, we did too.
||I was able to help Nichole get her
web site up. That was fun and hopefully it helped. :-) I did it
in Dreamweaver and Fireworks 4.
|| Ray-Shawn earned straight A's in school and
received a well deserved award for his work. He's on the scholar role!
We are very proud of him.
||David, Kathy, Jon and Tim Rice drove up to visit
us from Richmond, VA. (David is Mark's brother.) We had a great time.
They saw the Pandas at the National Zoo and we went out to eat. Jon
let me play a construction game which was fun.
||We visited our friends Buzz and Joan on Saturday
evening. We had a great time. It's been too long. The restaurant was
great, but the socializing was the best. Now we have to take them
up on their offer to show us more of Annapolis.
||Mark is now using Dreamweaver for our website. Ah, so
much better. The look and the content should be getting better now.
||Laura was given the green light to sit for her LCSW
test! That's great! She may take the test in a month or two.