Bottoms Up!!!

The temperature finally rose above freezing yesterday just in time for the 23rd annual Bockfest here in Cincinnati, Ohio.  My favorite daughter was here in town to celebrate her 24th birthday,  so we decided to head on down to the city to join in on the festivities.   Seeing that this event is a celebration of all things good in the city, it just seemed foolish not to.

http://www.cincinnatimagazine.com/high-spirits-blog/gospel-bockfest/

Facebook and texts alerted us to everyone’s where a’ bouts throughout the day as we traversed the city establishments.  What a great time!!!  In the evening we headed on over to the main hall to hook up with our friends Ed and Karen from Wildey Flower Farm (best flowers in the entire city) to watch the crowning of the sausage queen for 2015.  We were given a blessing by the reigning king who reminded us that where there is a hall full of people drinking beer, there must be plenty of Germans, and plenty of Catholics.

Guilty on both counts.  I think he gave us permission to be late for mass today?

Anyway….Having all of these good folks together in one room got me thinking about a different kind of “Bottoms up”. fb-profilepic-4

I have a huge German Family.  A family that suffers from hereditary colon cancer.  March is colon cancer prevention month and a time to remind everyone to take the opportunity to know your health risks and to get screened.  Be aware, alcohol raises your risk of colon cancer.  Always drink responsibly:)

So, to my Big German Family and to all of you…BOTTOMS UP!!  Let’s make sure that not one more person gets a stage 4 colon cancer diagnosis.

Here is more information on who needs to and when to be screened

Dedicated in loving memory to my dad, Bob Dierig who passed away at age 51 from colon cancer.  He was a great brother to his siblings (all 18 of them). He enjoyed family outings, playing golf and cards with his brothers.  He would have loved Bockfest too.  We miss you dad.

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