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Kenny and Nancy call Oconto, Wisconsin home during the summer boating season where together they enjoy recreational boating on the Oconto River and the Bay of Green Bay. When boating season is over they become snowbirds and head south for the winter in their Monaco Windsor luxury motor coach named OWFISH.

Kenny lived and traveled in OWFISH with his late wife Barbara from 2002 until she had a disabling stroke in 2011 and passed away the following year. From then the OWFISH set, except for a short trip in 2013, until Kenny started traveling again with his new wife Nancy in 2014.

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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Update on Barb's condition

Barb has been in the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center for 10 days now after being admitted with a severe infection in her left big toe where the infection has gone into the bone. Last night they moved her into the Extended Care Unit. She is scheduled for surgery next Tuesday where the toe will be amputated.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tinker Air Force Bace, OK

We have relocated to the Eastland Hills RV Park across from Tinker AFB in Oklahoma City, OK for the summer while Barb undergoes medical treatment through the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center. Her doctor tells her she should plan spending at least three months here.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Update on Barbie's condition

Barb was admitted into the VA Medical Center here in Oklahoma City this past Wednesday.

Barb burned her left foot last July and it never completely healed. Last November a surgeon in Alpine, TX removed the toe nail because infection had got under it. It looked like it was going to heal but it was taking a long time. Last Wednesday, while down in Dallas getting the motorhome serviced, her toe had literally exploded. Since she doesn't have any feelings in her feet, she didn't feel anything. I brought her up to the VA Medical Center in Oklahoma City where she was admitted. Yesterday the doctor gave us the bad news that there is infection in the bone and the toe will have to be removed. We will be here in Oklahoma City probably the whole summer until we are sure that it is healing. The Oklahoma City VA Medical Center is one of the best in the nation for caring for our nation's veterans.

We are currently at the Rockwell RV Park but will be moving over by Tinker AFB where we can get a better monthly price. The only thing Rockwell RV Park has going for it is an indoor pool and hot tub. I think the rest of it, especially where they want to put their monthly's, is a dump for $500 to $550 a month.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Oklahoma City VA Medical Center

Barb got up this morning and her big toe on her left foot was swollen from when she burned it last July and looked really infected. So we loaded up and left Buddy Gregg's in Lewisville, TX around 9AM and headed to Oklahoma City, OK so I could get her in to see the VA. We used to use the facilities here so we were in their system. We arrived at the Rockwell RV Park around 12:30 and I had her in the emergency room by 1PM. They are giving her large doses of antibiotics and are keeping her overnight.

While waiting at the emergency room, our insurance company called wanting us to take our claim to a different repair shop. I told her that we were in Oklahoma City and she set us up with AAA Fiberglass to repair the bathroom and galley floor.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Goodbye dear old friend: A. Kelly Pruitt

We received word today that a dear acquaintance of ours in Presidio had passed away. A. Kelly Pruitt was literally a legend in his own time. Kelly was best known as an Artist — a Western artist.

I remember the first time I seen Kelly was at the El Patio Restaurant in downtown Presidio, TX. There was this old guy dressed in old western clothing. You know something that you would see Tom Mix wear in old western movies. He looked out of place even in Presidio. I was wondering if there was something happening in town where people were dressed that way that day. But no that was the way Kelly always dressed.

Kelly was much, much more than an artist. He was a writer, poet, philosopher, spiritual visionary and an intellectual; however, more than even that, he was an extremely kind, courteous, and compassionate gentleman.

Most mornings you could find Kelly at the Oasis Restaurant having breakfast where he would be working on one of his new books. He also would frequent the Loma Paloma RV Park where he would visit his old friend BJ Bishop. Wherever he was you would also see his pet wolf. Kelly was always an invited guest at the Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners at the RV park.

Friends and family are grateful to Kelly’s very good friend Terry Bishop of Presidio. Terry was with Kelly in his Gypsy wagon and his dogs as he took his last breath. One of Kelly’s great “intentions” was to pass from this life in a state of conciousness and not be drugged with chemicals and medications. Terry was kind enough to facilitate Kelly’s last wish right to the grave. Kelly was buried in his cowboy bedroll wearing a white shirt, Levis and a colorful scarf — boots and hat went along.

"Real cowboys wear white shirts."

A. Kelley Pruitt
Feb 9, 1924 - Feb 15, 2009

You can read more about Kelly at the following links.

In the Shop

We left Palacios last Saturday morning heading to Buddy Gregg Motorhomes in Lewisville, TX for services and repairs on the coach. When we arrived here at the dearship, there were 3 spaces left and someone pulled in just after us. The dearship has 14 spaces with hookups available at no charge for customers coming in for services. We will be here for about 2 weeks. Our services and repair to our air conditioning system was completed by Tuesday but we have an insurance claim in for repairs to our bathroom floor. After flooding out our bathroom about 4 times, and a small leak in the toilet, the sub-floor as started to rot out. They finely looked at our floor problem yesterday and they said the rot may have spread up into the galley area. Hopefully they will be able to start work on this project and have it completed within a week.

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