Trip for John’s Memorial

September 5 and 6, 2021
Posted here November 28, 2022

Wendi’s brother, John Phillips, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 25, 2021. This is the account of our trip to the Green Bay area for his memorial service. Taken almost verbatim from our Family Journal, it’s somewhat abbreviated and rough.

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Up 6 am. ~ Cinnamon mini Danish for breakfast, with Jack Link’s teriyaki Tender Bites, and coffee. ~ Packed and loaded for Green Bay trip.

Left home 8:58
Woodman’s for fruit for memorial, 9:14
Left Woodman’s 9:18

Arrived at Calavera Springs Park in Suamico, WI 12:06
Only family was there, about 25 people or so.

Lunch - sandwiches, potato salad, cole slaw, pickles, chips/salsa/dip, deviled eggs, bean dish from Ralph*, cookies
*Dish consisted of Bush’s baked beans, mini smokie links, ground beef, 8 oz. tomato paste, cumin, paprika, and garlic.

Memorial message from Father Maurice, priest and chaplain at St Vincent - from Nigeria - 2:49–3:08
Winter, Wendi shared memories of John
Pictures taken, clean up, people left soon after

Drove to AmericInn on Velp Ave. in Green Bay 3:58–4:09
Dinner from A & W, 5:53
Bacon Cheeseburger combo for Wendi
Papa Burger single combo for Charlie

Watched Harry Potter movie on E! (motel had Spectrum TV)
Charlie to bed 10:15, Wendi about 11:30

Monday, September 6, 2021

Up 8:17 - Breakfast (scrambled eggs, pork sausage links, plain bagel with cream cheese), coffee
Wendi had a breathing treatment at 10:17

There was a Hispanic family in the lobby, getting breakfast. The gentleman, whose name was Jorge, had me use his camera to take a picture of them. Later, Wendi introduced herself, and Jorge took a “group selfie” including us.

Check out 11:03. ~ Left motel 11:20
Bluemke’s in Rosendale 12:27–12:52
“Straight Outta Lambeau” T-shirt, cheese curds, beef jerky
Arby’s, 2:35
French Dip for Wendi
Beef n Cheddar for Charlie

Home 2:48. ~ Settled into home, unpacked. ~ Stormy was hungry; Kayla was only able to get here once, around 11 pm last night.
Culver’s dinner, 7:54 - Mushroom & Swiss meals