Wednesday, December 31, 2008


2009!!! Happy New Year!! WOW!!

January dates for the new year.

January 1 - New Year's Day. Watching it snow at our house.
January 7 - Grandson Kevin's birthday 23rd I think. If I am wrong his mom will let me know. Corrected.
January 8 - I will be 83. I was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and I always have to tell everyone that Memphian Elvis Presley was also born on January 8.
Also, our good friend and pastor for the seniors at our church also has the 8th for his birthday.

January 12, great grandson Jerett wil be 10 years old, and a real gentleman.
January 26, sister-in-law Vivian's birthday, a wish-you-were-here or vice-versa.

January 29, I will visit the eye surgeon once more with catarac surgery in view.

Happy birthday and more good wishes for a great new year, to you all.
Betty G

Sunday, December 28, 2008


We met at our house for our Christmas party and it was absolutely wonderful.
We seemed to have room for all or us, 21 including the two babies. Of course Amanda at one-year-old, is walking and enjoying everything in sight and doing it so sweetly.
I must tell you, she had a cup with a teddy bear stuffed into it. Right away she took the bear and hugged it and then she tried to give it a drink with the cup. That was precious.
She had a little pair of gloves, glitter and fur decorated, I think, and right away she put them on, crooked of course and waved her hands around. That, too, was precious. I loved it.

Before moving here two years ago, we had a big basement family room and had a ping pong table and added smaller tables, for eating and for all the foods. There was lots of comfortable seating so we had a perfect place for the family party.
Not so here, we had the livingroom and the kitchen, but we seemed to come out just fine. And so much food, goodies, and all.
Bobbi took charge and really did it so everyone was happy. All our girls could have done it, but they were busy, so Bobbi, with help popping in and out, came up Christmas night because of the weather, loaded with ideas and rosettes and angel food, and lots more good things, and worked nonstop and gave our family a great time.

Lots of presents of course, but I think the family had the most fun with Laura's game. Each one brings a $5 gift and is given a number, and then picks a gift, one at a time. You can, at your turn, take someone's gift if you want it, and then they have to take someone's or a new one. There was a lot of happy laughter and teasing, and it really was a lot of fun for everyone.
Too, we make a lot of noise at this!!!
I have a hunch there are many families who play this game and enjoy it too.

Bobbi left this morning after a BIG job well done and we thank her very much.
Dean is watching the Packers, I am thinking about lunch, and company is coming later today.

So, all is well and happy at our house.
Hope you can say the same and had a wonderful Christmas
Now I wish you a great New Year ahead. 2009, WOW!!!!

Betty G

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Yes I Will LyricsBebo NormanIn the passion of Your sacrifice I saw the prophecy fulfilled The Healer of the world, the wounded ChristI heard You say, come follow me So I will, yes I will Follow You Jesus, all the way up that hillI will follow youFollow You Jesus, all the way up that hill To the cross where the river runs Crimson even still, yes I will Follow You Lord. Follow you, I will Yes I willOn the sacred path, You bled for us Scorned and broken, up that hill How terrible the cross, how gloriousI heard You say, come follow meSo I will, So I will, yes I will, yes I will Follow You Jesus, all the way up that hillI will follow youFollow You Jesus, all the way up that hill To the cross where the river runs Crimson even still, yes I will Follow You Lord. Follow you, I will Yes I willWill I stumble in the darkness?In my weakness, when I feel afraid Hear me Jesus, Hear me Jesus, when I call Your name Oh help me Lord, won't You help me Lord Please help me LordWould you help me LordFollow You Jesus, all the way up that hillI will follow youFollow You Jesus, all the way up that hill To the cross where the river runs Crimson even still, yes I will Follow You Lord. Follow you, I willFollow You Jesus, all the way up that hillI will follow youFollow You Jesus, all the way up that hill To the cross where the river runs Crimson even still, yes I will Follow You Lord. Follow you, I willI will, I will, yes I will, yes I willHelp me Jesus, when I feel afraid

Betty G

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Got this in an e-mail today. It is great !!!

Ramblings of a Retired Mind

I was thinking about how a status symbol of today is those cell phones or purse.
I can't afford one, so I am wearing my garage door opener.

I also made a cover for my hearing aid and now I have what they call blue teeth, I think.

You know, I spent a fortune on deodorant before I realized that people didn't like me anyway.

I thought about making a fitness movie for folks my age, and calling it "Pumpin Rust."

I've gotten that dreaded furniture disease.
That's when your chest is falling into your drawers!

When people see a cat's litter box, they always say, "Oh, have you got a cat?"
Just once I want to say, "No, it's for company!!"

Employment application blanks always ask, "who is to be notified in case of an emergency?"
I think I should write, "A Good Doctor."

Why do they put pictures of criminals up in the Post Office?
What are we supposed to do.........write to these men?

Why don't they just put their pictures on the postage stamps so the mailmen could look for them while they deliver the mails?
Or better yet, arrest them while they are taking their picture!!

I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older.
Then, it dawned on me, they were cramming for their finals.

Still laughing,
Betty G

Wednesday, December 03, 2008


Last year, Dean, took our Christmas tree apart so we could get it on a table in a window.
This year we are using the whole six feet of it.
I have been seeing Christmas trees covered with decorations and I like them. So I am covering mine with all kinds, but it isn't done. I should have realized decorating a tree like this is hard on the arms, and they really hurt.
I also am glad we gave the big tree to daughter Betty when we moved here. She does hers with big things, and small stuff of course, and it always looks perfect.
The two great granddaughters of our who became one year old this year are proving to be busybodies. They are into everything since they started walking. Now they have to learn to live with Christmas decorations. So, it is interesting and fun.
The other new great grandson isn't walking yet, this will be his first Christmas.
I am rambling. It isn't 6 a.m. yet, as I write this, and I am just barely awake. I'll post this later.
It's 28 degrees and we have 3 1/2 inches of snow. South they got around 5 inches.
I am in no hurry for snow. It means Dean has to bundle up and get behind the snowblower and clean everything.
I am thankful we don't have sidewalks or a long driveway, and that he does have a snowblower ready. though.
There isn't anything really interesting here. I do write for the family so they know what we are up to and I do keep these. I print them and stick them in my journal. It's a lazy way of journaling.
So, it's 6 a.m. and I need to see what God's Word says this morning.
Have a lovely day.
Betty G


We had a nice day yesterday.

We celebrated another birthday in the family. Our daughter, Bobbi, becomes 58 today!!

It was weeks ago a professor, at Viterbo College, asked her to ride to Eau Claire with her, giving Bobbi all day with us. So, two other daughters who live here, came for lunch and were laughing and remembering, and it was wonderful. I am so thankful they are such good friends.

My brother in Arkansas, had sent pecans again. Big, all shelled, they are awesome, so I bag them up so we all get some. Each girl had a bag of pecans by their plate.

We do thank him very much. So many good things to make with pecans!!!

Merry Christmas,

Betty G


Here's a quick, short list for December.

3., Today, daughter Bobbi, 58th birthday.
10- Grandson Josh, birthday, he will be 32.
16- Granddaughter Denise - birthday.
24 - Gary and Brandy, anniversary.
25 - Celeration of Jesus' birthday, known as Christmas.
25 - Also a friend from my school days, Mary E., also known by her brother Carl, and I, as Sister. She will be my age.
26 - Great granddaughter Denae. She will be 8.
27 - Daughter Vada, birthday.
21 - New Year's Eve.

All loved in the family.
Happy Day for you all.
Betty G