"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

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Donna Baker

Saturday, May 30, 2009


I'd like to introduce our new in laws. Kent and Debbie are the proud parents of our soon to be daughter-in-law, Katie. She and our son Parker will be married in August. We couldn't have picked a better daughter-in-law. Katie and Debbie and Kent are from far western Oklahoma; couldn't be farther across the state from us. In fact, they live out in the big sky part of Oklahoma, the panhandle in fact, no man's land I've heard it called. In reality, it's God's country, totally different from our part of the state and I look forward to going out there some day soon. Antelope, pheasants, mesas and fields of wheat as far as the eye can see. Our new in-laws are wheat farmers. Generations of their family have been farming there; growing wheat for the world's tables.
They don't get to leave the farm often, but when they do, Kent and Debbie head off on Kent's BMW motorcycle. These things are very upscale now. His has GPS and their helmets looked like something out of Terminator. The bike didn't even have a bug splat on it. After stopping by to meet us, they headed off to tour Arkansas.
It's nice to gain a new daughter-in-law, but it's even better to gain a new family.


  1. I think y'all need to grab a couple of football helmets ala "Easy Rider" and join 'em on the road! Get your motors running!!!

  2. Congratulations on the up and coming new Daughter! The wedding! And the new family members! We feel the same way about our future daughter in law and her family. And I'm echoing Deb....after the wedding you need to get a bike and tour with them! Sounds like a lot of fun to me!

  3. It's such an exciting time, pre-wedding anticipations. Enjoy the weeks and festivities ahead. A perfect day for a bike ride too. Sounds like a beautiful part of the country.

  4. Congrats. Just went to a wedding last night and B&B2 just celebrated their one year in March. Love weddings.

  5. There is nothing more exciting than weddings and new in-laws are bonus relatives! We have for many years driven through the OK panhandle to New Mexico. It is very different country, but beautiful in it's own way. One of our favorite stops now is in Guymon. Eddie's Steak house and The Williows Inn B&B. http://www.thewillowsinn.net/ Don't know if the new in-laws are near Guymon, but if they are I can recommend these places.


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