Wednesday, September 26, 2007

From Ben's Sisters

Olivia writes:

I remember the time when Ben wanted to watch the movie "That Thing You Do". One day he said, "I want something to do." Mom gave him toys, puzzles, and games but he said, "No, I want something to do", and got "That Thing You Do".

That is one of my favorite memories of Ben. I will never forget it. God Bless you Ben. Olivia

Sophie writes:

On post, there is this water treatment plant by where we live. We call it the "stinky plant". We have to drive past it quite often. About a year ago, we were driving by and Ben asked, "What's that smell, Mom?" Mom told him, "Ben, you know what that smell is. It's the stinky plant". Then he asked her, "Mom, when is that plant going to die?" We all were laughing so hard and everyone we tell still thinks it is funny.

All-time Greatest Stories

There are some things Ben did that will never fade in my memory, but I think that one of the top ten things was the washing machine incident. He was probably 18 months old because we were still in Tennessee and I had my old washer and dryer. The washer was a top loader. Ben was a climber. I would find him in high places daily. I heard his usual cry for help that meant he had climbed on top of something but could not get back down. "HEELLPP!" I started following the sound of his voice but then it seemed like I had passed him. Odd, I thought, the only thing I passed was the laundry closet. "HEELLPP!" So I backed up and there he was in the washing machine while it was in use! I was doing the bleach load, no less. He had stacked the boxes of Tide and opened the lid and must have thought the swirling water looked fun. Now, I happened to be wearing my favorite navy blue t-shirt and there he was bobbing in bleach water. So, quickly I took off the shirt and grabbed him out of the machine and took him directly to the tub for a quick "rinse cycle". He thought the whole experience was great. I could feel the gray hairs developing in my head.

Please share with us your funniest Ben story.

Sunday, September 23, 2007


As I was driving the other day, I remembered how Ben would call out the make and model of the cars we saw. Tony had taught him all the different cars as they would walk across the parking lots. This was a new game for me because he was my first boy and I grew up in a house full of girls. He would ask me the name if he did not recognize the emblem on the car. He liked Ford Mustangs the most and we bought him a remote control Mustang for his birthday. If you have a memory of Ben doing things only boys would do, please share it with us!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Mission Statement

We are creating this blog so that our friends and family can share their stories, memories and pictures of Ben with us. From this blog, my sister and I will be creating a scrapbook. We hope that everyone who knew Ben will help us remember our sweet little boy.