Monday, December 28, 2009


These were taken at our church party December 20, 2009.

The two beautiful young people are two of our grandchildren and the two old folks beside them are Dean and I. We all enjoyed the evening.

The other pix is Dean reading the Christmas story in Luke to some children.

Betty G


This is another two-year-old sweetie. Those are her new boots for Christmas.
Daughter Peggy, her grandmother, is holding her.
Betty G


Here's the other golf cup for Dean. And that is part of the line up of cars, nice to have all that extra parking. Mail boxes for the park are on the other side. We did have a nice day, just cold.
Betty G


That's Russell in the red shirt and Doug on couch with his girl friend.
Betty G


That's Dean standing watching the Packers beat the Seahawks.
And the second one, the one-year-old watching his daddy, Lowell, A Packer fan, wearing a Viking shirt, a Christmas gift from his sister and brother in law, while pouring some punch for him.


Christmas at our house. A two-year-old looking over the ornaments on the tree.
And one of two cups Dean got remembering his
hole-in-one this past summer. Really nice.
Betty G

Sunday, December 27, 2009


I love books and everyone that knows me, knows my love for books.

I had been wanting to read Sarah Palin's book, Huckkabee's Christmas book, and Glenn Beck's "Arguing with Idiots" and "The Christmas Sweater."

Well, among my gifts today were all four! I'm asking not to be disturbed for the next week or so.

Betty G


What a wonderful family. Twenty four of us were here, some were missing, but we had oodles of food and a wonderful time. We had three tots, two and one-year olds, and they were precious.
Lots of presents for everyone. I can only hope you had a wonderful Christmas, too.

Now have a safe and great new year.

Betty G

Saturday, December 26, 2009


This probably has been posted before but I just found it again.


May the Christmas presents remind you of God's greatest gift...........His only begotten Son.
May the Christmas candles remind you of Him Who is the ............Light of the World.
May the Christmas tree remind you of another tree on which..........He died for you.
May the Christmas cheer remind you of Him who said,............"Be of good cheer."
May the Christmas snow remind you of the cleansing power...........of Christ.
May the Christmas feast remind you of Him who is the.........Bread of Life.
May the Christmas bells remind you of the glorious proclamation........of His birth.
May the Christmas carols remind you of His glad tidings which we proclaim.......
to all mankind.
May the Christmas Season remind you in every way of .........Jesus Christ your
King. - Author unknown -

Hope your Christmas was glorious!!!
Betty G

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Congratulations are to Son Gary.
Gary will be the manager of the auto parts store he works for. He has been assistant manager but as of January l he will become the manager.
We are very proud of him. Ask him anything about car parts and the like and he will always have the answer.

Betty G

Sunday, December 13, 2009

This is what we saw when we got home Friday evening. Son Denny had blown the snow out of the driveway and walkway so we got in okay but then we had a cold house to warm up. We turn everything down when we go away in the winter or we would be still thawing it out!!!
Today was sunny again and rather nice. But, now we are hearing it will blow in again tomorrow.
But, this is Wisconsin!!!
Betty G


Oh, and I do mean busy. Right away on the first day of December it was Nebraska for dye-checking. Grandson Matt went with him just to visit and watch Dean work.

Next it was Fargo, North Dakota, by himself. He wouldn't let me go this time. It was another dye check and he came home again.

Then on the 7th, I went with him to LeMars, Iowa, where he dye checked their huge plants. That is where Blue Bunny produces all that wonderful ice cream and yogurt and whatever else they make.
We have been there many times, it is a yearly thing, and I do believe it has the nicest people anywhere. Everywhere we had contact with anyone they were super nice.

It was LeMars, a few years ago, I had what seemed to be a heart attack, it wasn't, and the paramedics came and I kept trying to convince them I did not have a heart attack but when one said if you were my mother you would be in the hospital right now.
So, how could I let him down and they bundled me up, and took me to the hospital. They had contacted Dean, he was working on a Saturday, and I was in the motel, so he went to the hospital, too.
Care, tests, put into a room, a wonderful heart doctor from Phoenix, and nurses and staff everyone was super. When they finally let me go, the doctor told me to go right home. I said we would leave the next day, but he said if you don't leave tonight, I will put you in the hospital in
Sioux City, SD.
So, we came home with all sorts of test results and the like.

So, how can I go through that and not think they are wonderful people. And that includes maids at the motel, workers with Dean, and everyone we met. So LeMars will always be special with us.

Of course, this trip, 5 days, was 5 days of snow and cold. LeMars got 9", blowing snow, and temp of 9 below 0. When we got home Friday, we found more snow, up to 13" and colder temps.

Dean came home reved up to work on Christmas plans, but those three trips so close to together, and eight or nine dyechecks told him at 85 he shouldn't try it again.

If he wasn't so good at it, maybe they would stop asking for him!!

Betty G

Friday, December 04, 2009


Better late than never, and some are reminding me to get with it and get the December dates posted. So, here is what I have so far.

December 3, daughter Bobbi was 59 years young yesterday, and was here most of the day.
December 10, Grandson Josh will be 33. He lives in Texas.
December 24, Christmas Eve anniversary for Gary and Brandy, also in Texas.
December 25, a reminder it is Jesus' birthday, not Santa Claus' day.
December 25, also Mary E.'s birthday, my age and friend from school days, known by her brother, Carl, and me, as "Sister."
December 26, great granddaughter, Denae, will be 9.
December 27, Daughter Vada, birthday. A birthday cake for Vada and Bobbi will be here when they come for Christmas. Also someone always has a birthday cake for Jesus.
December 31, New Year' Eve.

We love you all,
Betty G

Monday, November 16, 2009


Angels are still on my mind.

I have fouind some help from John MacArthur and the wonderful magazine, "Friends of Israel."
I've been getting this magazine for years and for the first time, it's latest issue had stories about angels.

Right away, "God and Satan assign powerful angels to influence rulers and nations." That is credited to the book of Daniel, when Daniel was to be given help by an angel of God. Instead an evil angel sent by Satan, interfered until God sent Michael, a chief among angels, to help.
This is important for us to know. Satan still tries to interfere with God's plans for help for us by His angels. We never know of evil and good over our lives and this calls for prayer and trust in God for the good.

One article, "Seeing is Believing,"relates angels appearing in Genesis 28, II Kings 6, Psalms 34, Isaiah 6, reminding us "A real but unseen world exists that is controlled by God."

The third and last article is, "All about Angels." Nothing new but good reading. It repeats that angels do not have physical bodies by nature. They cannot be touched or seen. This did happen, though, in Genesis 18, 19, and Hebrews 13. It was necessary.
"Angels do not have sexuality by nature." They are not sexual and we are to be like angels in Heaven.
"Angels do not die." Again, in Heaven we are to be like angels. Now we are under Adam's fall, remember, angels are not. It is impossible to kill an angel.
"God created angels." They do not reproduce. There are no sons of angels, "They are not spirits of deceased people."

As for MacArthur, his questions and answers on angels were excellent reading but he just agrees with the thinking so far.
Do we have guardian angels? His answer, the Bible doesn't assign us our own angel, nowhere.
What they do is "watch the believer, guide us, protect us, deliver us from trouble, death, and problems, and attend us at our death."

So, I have learned all I need to know for now. Angels are busy doing what God wants and it is for us, our good. Their purpose is to serve the believer as God directs. So be grateful and trust God to do the best.

Monday, November 02, 2009


Here we go !!!

November 2 - Great granddaught Tyra will be 9 0r 10 years old.
3 - Old friends, Leroy and Mary Elizabeth have an anniversary.
7 - Also, Jeni and Eric will celebrate their fifth year.
11 - Grandson Terry will be 36!! Seems impossible.
13 - Gary Jr., Grandson, will be 27. I remember where I was when he was born, in church. I got a call from Texas.
24 - Granddaughter, Jeni, out in Colorado, has a birthday, her 33st I think.
26 - Thanksgiving Day. We do have to thank God and remember He is in control though it seems right now the wrong people are running things here.
27 - A dear friend, Bill Borland, has another birthday.
30 - Jaelyn, great granddaughter, will be 2!!

I certainly do wish all these birthdays and anniversaries, are happy days for everyone.
Betty G

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Back to what the Bible says.

We are told to treat strangers with kindness because we never know, they may be angels.
That is a wonderful promise. Angels could show up at our door to help us, even cheer us up, but we could miss them, by dismissing them because they are strangers to us. This could be the very time they are there to take our problems, but also the very time we will miss what might have been.

God commands angels to guard Christians in all their ways. This is in Psalm 91.
I haven't found anywhere in God's Word that we are to command angels. I do read that we are not to worship them. We are only to worship God, He will do the commanding of angels. We do not tell them when and where to go and what to do.
Angels are not gods. Colossians 2 says those who teach the worship of angels are false teachers.

Another thought. Angels are continually patrolling the Earth today so we can be sure they know what we need. This is really comforting, and reminds us we probably miss danger many times, we just don't know it. For this we can be thankful. God is in control.

Luke 16 tells us angels will escort us at death to Heaven if we are among the righteous. This is
"being saved" for God.

I have not met an angel that I know of. I also do not know of anyone who has but I would like to hear of help or word from angels to someone.
Thanks you for your help with this. I have strong belief that angels are real and do God's will.

Betty G

Friday, October 23, 2009


Start at the bottom for the right order. It was a quick storm and tomorrow it may be all gone.
And that is okay I need to go shopping!!
Betty G
Ignore that date, it is the date when I bought my camera and I haven't gotten it off my camera yet.


I don't like what I am seeing outside my window, but I have to admit it is pretty.
It has been raining all morning, sometimes light, sometimes hard, but now it is snowing, and it is is sticking. Temp is 38 and no wind.

I love this window in the office. It is the reason I wanted to move the office into this room. My desk is an eight foot long counter top and here it is right in the window. In the other room it was against a blank wall, the window was in another wall facing north.
So, it is sunny when the outside is sunny. The window is wide, faces south and I get the sunshine!! and the fun of watching the squirrels!!
I love it!!!

So, I am happy with it. Still, I would be happier if I could get everything put in its place and some order would be accomplished.
I am finding out most people with home offices that include crafts have this problem and constantly work to clear the clutter.
So, it will work out. In the meantime I love the sunshine in here.

And since I sat down to write this, everything outside is white!!!

Betty G

Thursday, October 22, 2009


I caught Gage with a can of pop in his face, so it isn't in sight here.
Betty G


Sunday was a day to thrill Dean and I. Part of our family came for a potluck and to see Gary and Brandy here from Texas. Twenty two of us, parents, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, were here, but many were missing.
Hopefully they will all be back next May for our 65th anniversary. Dean is 85 and I will be 84 in January, so we are certainly the old folks.
Oh, ignore the date on these pictures, it is when I bought the camera, not the date of the picture!!
The top pix is some of the guys, the 2nd is three of the girls, then Gary and Brandy, and Dean and I with a great grandson who was loving the swing. He really just wanted to swing!!
Days like that will be cherished.
Thank you kids for coming.
I love them all,
Betty G

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


I am hesitant to write this, it sounds like a grammar schoolchild's report on something everyone should know. But I admit I know very little about angels and I want to know all about them.
That means I have to start somewhere.

I have learned that angels don't marry and there aren't any little cherubs, like on greeting cards, up in the heavens. There aren't any women angels. That is a surprise to me. Angels are creatures, created with a free will, by God, probably before He created Adam.

I have learned that God sends angels out on specific duties where He sees the need. They could only be at one place, one duty, at a time. They are not as God, omnipresent.

There are millions and millions of angels and all have their duties. Revelations 5 says they are incredibly mighty, great in power.

Israel has its own angel. Michael is a prince among the angels and watches over Israel.

Gabriel, well-known by this world for his horn, doesn't blow a horn. He is also commissioned for specific duties by God, as announcing the birth of John the Baptist, and also the birth of Jesus.

Satan, an angel, is prince of this world. He is a rebellious angel and was cast out of Heaven.

Angels can appear in human form when necessary. In Daniel 9, Gabriel came to give Daniel skill and understanding, specific duties, appearing immediately, an answer to prayer. But an evil angel, and there are plenty of those, attempted to stop him but failed.
This is a lesson for us. Satan with his evil angels, can block our prayers. We do not know how many times this happens.

Now, if you aren't going to help me I will have to keep reading and reading, trying to find something else for myself about angels. I am determined to find the truth for myself. If I depend on stories in magazines and the like, they will read like fairy tales.
That is not what I want.

Betty G

Monday, October 12, 2009


In the news:

There was some sort of mixup in Washington, D. C. that said the school children could not send Christmas cards with "Happy Birthday Jesus," on them, or pictures of the nativity, for the national Christmas tree.
But it was corrected and all is well.

It is like the lady who asked the little girl if she got all she asked for for Christmas. The little girl said, No, but it isn't my birthday."
I would like to say, it isn't Santa Claus' birthday either.

Betty G

Wednesday, October 07, 2009


I am trying to gain some knowledge of angels. It isn't easy, I know very, very little of angels. I need some input for help. I don't expect any coments for help because my comments are next to zero.

It is hard to believe that as long as I have been a Christian I have not learned about angels. I think some things I have heard are not true but I have not gotten far enough in studying to find out for sure.
I really do need help.

I will try to post what I do learn and what I do believe and what I find is true. Should be interesting.

Betty G

Tuesday, October 06, 2009


As good as Rodgers is for the Packers we should have expected the Vikings with Farve to lead, would win. After all, they have won every game so far !!
Both teams had a lot to win or lose, for the fans first, for themselves and their teams second. Tempers were hot on both sides but the finish is no surprise.
Now, we must calm down and finish the season the best we can. We may see the Viking in the Super Bowl yet.
Boo Hoo.
Betty G

Monday, October 05, 2009


This is from yesterday's Eau Claire Leader Telegram.
I'm sure it made a hit with a lot of Packer fans. It sure did with me!!!
Betty G

Thursday, October 01, 2009


October 1, today, my Aunt Margaret's birthday. I think she is 88. She has advanced to a nursing home.
October 14, Woo Hoo, Bryant and Vada's 20th anniversary.
October 21, Granddaughter Sara, mothering five children, has a birthday.
October 27, Grandchildren Sara and Lowell, also have an anniversary.
October 26, Jeremy, father of four children, has a birthday. 35th I believe.
October means time for flu shot.

Best wishes for whatever you celebrate this month and let me know if I missed you.
Betty G

Friday, September 25, 2009


I am convinced a lot of the news that we should read just doesn't get printed, or broadcasted, by many news outlets.

Like this one. 60,000 people meet and pray in New York's Times Square!! Who expected to read this???
For one hour, Sunday, a Christian rally was held by more than 200 churches to pray for the city and for the nation.

Then there is a book, "Nothing Created Everything," that is being used by its author, Ray Comfort, from New Zealand.
Comfort is stirring up atheists and agnostics with his question, "Do you believe nothing created everything?"
He asked it they really" believe a bird, a flower, and tree, could be created from nothing" and he gets answers of no. Then says they must believe in intelligent design.
Comfort says that" 61% of U.S. professors in biology or psychology said they were atheists or agnostics. " And "atheistism has doubled in the last 20 years among 19 to 25 year olds." He says this is a result of "brain washing."
"This fall, Comfort plans to take hs message to top college campuses across the nation."

From Wednesday, another czar in Obama's kitchen cabinet of czars, Kevin Jennings of the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, has conservatives up in arms.
Jennings has a "record of working to end bullying and discrimination in schools." In 1990, " he founded th Gay,Lesbian, and Straight Education Network, which now has over 40 chapters at school nationwide."
That sounds okay, but critics say, his agenda means "safe for homosexuality."
I canot know how this will result in work in school, but this item you can judge for yourself.

Thursday, there is another czar story. Obama's "science czar, John Holden," has in the past "suggested government-mandated population control , in the U S, against welfare recipients."
"Involuntary sterilizations" and "green abortions," to be accepted.
All at public expense.

One more, though there is sooooo much in the news, it is impossible to keep it straight and up to date.
Yesterday,, reported , "It's almost Armageddon if the Japanese and Chinese don't buy our debt."
Tiger Management said, I don't know where we could get the money. I think we've let ourselves get in a terrible situation and I think we ought to try to get out of it."
"If the Chinese and Japanese stop buying our bonds, we could easily see inflation go to 15 to 20%. It's a question of who will lend us the money if they don't. Imagine us getting ourselves in a situation where we're totally dependent on those two countries. It's crazy."

Political and even local news, are one of my biggest interests. Locally, we just had in state legislature a fight from dietitions or some local gov politicals, I'm not sure who started it, but the goal was to stop nutritionists from doing their thing. They lost and since I know nutritionists are doing wonders, I am happy for them.

I would certainly like to hear some more good news.
Betty G

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


We had two birthdays to party for Sunday with lunch in DaughterBetty's yard. Great Grandchildren, Melanie is 14, and Amanda is two, both the same day.
Melanie is quite grown up, Amanda was having a ball. She seems to have really grown up just lately, her vocabulary is amazing. MommyLaura started reading books to her when she was an infant and she loves books more than anything. Laura would hold her on her lap, Amanda would hold her toes and stay still for as many books as Laura would read. Amazing to me.

Everyone had a great time. The little ones were busy on the swings and the slide. Great Granddaughter Jaelyn, not quite two, is so very tiny, unbelievable how she would climb up the ladder and whiz down the slide and run back to go up again!

We've had summer weather for almost two weeks now so the day was perfect.
A wonderful party!!

Betty G

Friday, September 04, 2009


Fall is here. Where was summer?

September 2 - Brandy's daughter, birthday,
Also - Granddaughter Martha, birthday. Happy birthday girls!
September - 14 - Happy Birthday Mr.Eddie.
September - 16 - Melanie and Amanda have birthdays, both are great granddaughters. Mel is a beautiful blonde young lady and Amanda is a beautiful two-year-old. Happy birthday, girls.
September - 4 - Grandaughter Jeni is flying in from Colorado for the weekend. We are all looking forward to this evening when we all get together.

August 28 - I think was Zoanna's birthday, hope it was a happy one.

September 8 - therapy day for me. Would you believe I have "golf elbow!" Never played golf in my life, except miniature golf. It is painful and I was told not to use my arm and wear a brace, it is my right one.
It will pass

Anyone missed? Let me know.
Betty G

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Today started out fine. Doug and Dean were to golf at Pine Meadows Golf Course, their usual place. They left with the ususal hope of doing better.
I stayed home sorting pictures and papers, getting ready to do another scrapbook for another great grandson.
Peg had stopped in just to visit and was here when Dean got back. His first words, "I got my first hole-in-one!"
So, it's time to celebrate! AND WE WILL!! Pretty good for a 85-year-old!!!

Monday, August 24, 2009


This from the Saturday Evening Post.

The Truth Hurts
You step on me and treat me bad.
You try to cheat me; I'm so sad.
You frown at me and say I lie.
You hate me so; I don't know why.
You're really lucky I'm not frail.
It's hard to be your bathroom scale!
-Dell Healy

So true,
Betty G

Saturday, August 15, 2009


This from April, 2008.

When MinisterJoe Wright was asked to open the new session of the Kansas Senate everyone was expecting the usual generalities but this is what they heard:

"Heavenly Father,
We come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to see you direction and guidance.

"We know Your Word says, 'Woe to those who call evil good,' but that is exactly what we have done.

"We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values.

"We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery.

"We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.

"We have killed out unborn and called it choice.

"We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable.

"We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem.

"We have abused power and called it politics.

"We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition.

"We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of speech and expression.

"We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment.

"Search us, Oh, God, and know our hearts today. Cleanse us from every sin and set us free.

The response was immediate. A number legislators walked out during the prayer in protest.

In six short weeks, Central Christian Church, where the Rev. Wright is pastor, logged more than 5,000 phone calls with only 47 of those calls negative.
The church is now receiving (2008) international requests for copies from India, Africa, and

Paul Harvey aired this prayer on his radio program, "The Rest of the Story," and received a larger response that any other he has ever aired.

With the Lord's help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and become our desire so that we can again be called, "One nation under God."

Add to this a prayer for our nation to keep our freedom.
Betty G

Monday, August 10, 2009


It's done so far!!
I simply have too much stuff so even with the open closet full of stuff I still have too much I really don't need. So, the sorting and tossing is still going on. I really don't do so much that I need all this stuff.
BUT isn't it nice!
Dean still has plenty of room, he says he doesn't even need an office, but he sure uses it. His is an L shape in almost half the room, not seen in this picture. He put a big shelf above his desk for things he has kept over the years but he hasn't put his stuff up yet.

With this move the guest room is much nicer now, so peaceful, and neat. Bobbi okayed it.

Betty G

Monday, August 03, 2009


I had been told that plant was a milkweed for weeks and I thought several times I should just pull it up.
BUT look at it!
Two years ago I had planted this lily from a granddaughter, Sarah, and it has never appeared until this year. And it almost disappeared for good! I might have pulled it up!
I'm not sure of the name, Stargazer or something like that. I'll look it up later.
Anyhow I am thankful it survived, and thrilled it is blooming. I think it is beautiful.
Thanks to Sarah.
Betty G

Sunday, August 02, 2009


August is here and I am wondering if summer is finally here. Early this morning it was only in the 40's, and now at 1:00 it is only 76. That is not summer weather to me, but it is pleasant.

August also brings some dates to remember at our house.

This one is hard to believe. Our great grandson Brett was 9 on the first day of August.
Our cousins who host the family reunion celebrate their 50th anniversary. They had a big party the 25th and we were there.
August 28 - Brandy's birthday. She's a lady, don't ask her age.

August 29 - Dean born again, 1981, while we were living in Springfield, Missouri.
Also, August 29 - Tristian, great grandson, will be 13.
Still, August 29 - Dave and Marcie, I think it is 65 years of marriage, to one another.

August 30 - Lowell, our oldest grandson, 42 years old.
We have little Avery, but I don't have the date.

Did I miss anyone, or make any mistakes?
Let me know.
Betty G

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009




Last Sunday we celebrated Dean's 85th birthday with a bunch of us at a park in Tomah. It was great. Dean and I spent most of the time watching the two little tots playing. The almost two- year-old, was running so fast she amazed me. The little one-year-old was trying everything the others were doing, and he could barely walk to keep up with them. They were precious.

Lots of fun, games, food, and fellowship.
And Dean was back in the swing!!

Betty G

Monday, July 13, 2009


Bobbi won't like me for publishing this picture but I love it.
She was home for the weekend to attend her 40th high school class reunion, and she had a great time.
I sent some copies of my book and she gave them away. I only have seven left so I am keeping them for future grandchildren.
Don't fuss Bobbi, it really is a good picture.
Betty G


Today is a hearing for Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court. It is another federal position that doesn't bother to use a record for a decision.

We have been hearing about all these 30 plus czars Obama is bringing into service without any hearings or any other accountability to anyone but Obama. He even sets their salaries.

Today I have been reading re the science czar chosen by Obama. He is John Holdren.
I don't like his record.
I don't like his reaction to what he has deemed as the "population explosion." In 1977, his solution was "compulsory abortions."

Holdren has forecast many calamaties that never happened.
Now it is global warming.

Prayer is needed for this nation now much more than ever. I see the federal government following the wrong way every day.

I don't like what I read and hear.
Betty G

Friday, July 03, 2009


Summer is here and it will be a busy month.

July 4 -Happy Birthday USA !
Also July 4 - Great grandson Dane will be 15.
July 5 - Happy Birthday Walter!
July 8 - Long-time friend Dorothy, will be 82.
July 15 - Long-time husband of mine, will be 85.
July 20 - Son Gary will be 56.
July 22 - Granddaughter Jade, will be 30, a milestone.
July 25 - We will help celebrate Jerry and Doris' 50th anniversary! Precious people.
July 31 - Denny and Peg, our kids, will celebrate their 38th anniversary. Also precious people.

Our best wishes for you all. Have great celebrations!

And before I forget. Last year mreddie wrote that he was getting stitches out July 7, 2008. So I hope all went well. Haven't heard from his lately.

July will be busy so I have to get busy right now so I can join in July's busyness!
Betty G


Dean and I started last week to exchange two rooms. That is to make the office the guest room and the guest room, the office. Understand??
And believe me it has been a chore and we are only about half done. Each room has a walk-in closet and that means the shelving for the office has to be moved and the door removed. The guest room gets the closet rods now and the door back on. The tedious work is getting all the papers and craft stuff cleaned up and moved to the shelves. That is taking forever.
We have boxes and stuff all through the house yet to find a new home in the change.

A friend came over yesterday and exclaimed, "It looks like a tornado came through here!" And she was right! The tornado was Dean and I.

The other room has proved to be larger than I thought and I know I am going to love it! I have an eight foot counter now for work space. It sits on four 2-drawer file cabinets with pix and the like in them which means I must get back to scrapbooking. The hardest part is finding a spot for everything in a better order that it had been. That is proving to be really hard but I am amazed at the things I have that I'd forgotten completely.

Dean still has his desk, computer, and file cabinet to move, and my computer, and the printers.
Three desk chairs will be simple to move , pix and stuff, and of course, curtains, all have to be exchanged. And on, and on, it goes. Bobbi will be here next weekend so we have to have it done!!
So, we have been busy, and we are tired.

We haven't forgotten it is July 4 and we will get together with Daughter Betty's family at her house, and the weather promises to be perfect. So we should get past this tiredness and be rested.
I hope you all have a perfect day, too. And remember to at least fly Old Glory!!
Betty G

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


This is a minor picture of what went on at the Breaking Bricks Saturday. There were many black belters breaking those bricks, sometimes two at a time. I thought it was great.
The big picture is from the newspaper and is a super guy, Dan, one of the instructors. The students and instructors at One Tree gave a whole day for Special Olympics in boiling hot weather. The inflatable things to play on were super, too, but I didn't get a picture of them. I hope to yet and if I do I will post them.
One Tree is our grandson Jeremy's school and he has been doing this for several years and we are very proud of him.
Oh, yes, the amount from all the doings was just under $15,000. That is the largest amount the school has made in one day. Super!

Glad I didn't miss it!
Betty G

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Well, it's Thursday, and on Saturday, Jeremy, our grandson, will be breaking bricks with his hands for Indianhead Special Olympics with the goal of breaking 3,000 bricks.
Jeremy's martial arts school, One Tree Martial Arts in Eau Claire, is selling bricks at a requested donation of $5 a brick. Bricks can be purchased at the event on Hastings Way, or from a One Tree student.
Jeremy will have some students, exhibiting other martial arts feats, also breaking bricks.
The event includes inflatable games, face painting, a car wash, and music. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This notice is from our local paper and Jeremy has been doing this for various charities for several years and it can be counted on to be very entertaining and worthwhile.
So be there!

Betty G

Friday, June 12, 2009


"Health Care Bill Drafted by Democrats to include $600 Billion in Tax Increases."

"Obama won't rule out releasing Guautanamo detainees into USA."

"San Francisco: $100 Fines for Throwing out Food Scraps."

"Boy Hit by Meteorite."

"Obama Taps More Big Donors for Ambassadorships."

"Stimulus Fraud Could Hit $50 Billion."

"State Declares Ahmadinejad Winner of Iran's election."

"Obama Era: Bulldoze Shrinking Cities?"

Does this make your day?
Betty G

Tuesday, June 09, 2009


Hooray! Global Warming is coming to Wisconsin. It's 66 degrees at our house at noon. We have been in the 50's for I don't know how long! So, 66 sounds good, hopefully a start upward.

Here records were set this month. Green Bay, Saturday, June 6, had 52 at 9:50 AM. That broke the 1943 record.
Others were Manitowoc, Stevens Point, Wisconsin Rapids, Marshfield, and Merrill. All broke the 1935 record with 54 degrees.
Don't know why we weren't in that list, we had to have the furnace on, all day.

So, with these figures, I am agreeing with the Burger King sign, "Global Warming is Baloney!"

"Lord, don't let me complain when the temps hit 90!"
Betty G

Friday, June 05, 2009


I'm from the South and once a Southerner always a Southerner, is true. These saying prove it.
They came from Brenda, another Southerner.

A bumble bee is faster than a John Deere tractor.

Words that soak into your ears are whispered.....not yelled.

Meaness don't jest happen overnight.

Every path has a few puddles.

Most of the stuff people worry about ain't never gonna happen anyway.

Don't judge folks by their relatives.

Live a good, honorable life, then when you get older and think back,
you'll enjoy it a second time.

Don't interfere with somethin' that ain't botherin' you none.

Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.

Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it back in.

If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around.

Possums sleep in the middle of the road with their feet in the air.

If it grows, it sticks; if it crawls, it bites.

Onced and twiced are words.

Fixinto is one word.

Backwards and forwards means, "I know everything about you!"

You measure distance in minutes.

100 degrees Fahrenheit's a little warm.

We have four seasons: Almost summer, summer, still summer, and Christmas.

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

Thank you Brenda, I loved them!
Betty G

Wednesday, June 03, 2009


Have you heard this one? It is a little one, cute though.

A guy shows up late for work.
The boss yells, "You should've been here at 8:30!"
The guy replies, "Why? What happened at 8:30?"

I like it!
Betty G

Monday, June 01, 2009


I am a conservative, Bible-believing Christian, and so it is plain what my views are of life. At least that is what I thought.
Today I read an article that had several views of what a conservative Christian's views are seen to be and it upset me to say the least.

I am said to be among those with "a small intellect, growing smaller." I must have "excess religious zeal," and be"fanatical and delusional."
A conservative Christian was reduced by on writer to the level of "islamic terrorists."

Another writer said the conservative seeks God's "abundant wisdom" for national public policy. Now I agree with that, but not when it's called "evangelical stupidity."
Added to us is the name, "gospels of fear and hate."

I cannot give a reason for the words. I know I should ignore them but it isn't easy. I know what I am to do and believe. And I know I am not to hate anyone for what they say about my beliefs. And I do not.

I just had to remind people it is happening and the Christian can take it if he remembers who Father God and Jesus are. We are not to retaliate. We know God is in control.

Betty G


Always late, but so far always here.

June 3 - Ella June's birthday, a dear friend.
June 9 - Ella June and Bill's anniversary, two dear friends.
June 14 - Flag Day.
June 18 - Grandson Eric's birthday. His wife gave him a canoe.
June 19, Great Grandson Tyler's first birthday, cute, sweet, loving, and on and on.
June 21 - Daughter Betty's birthday, she's our oldest.
- It's also Father's Day.
June 29 - A happy birthday to Zoanna's hubby.
June 30 - Granddaughter Laura's birthday.

June 21 is also the first day of summer. I am praying it will be warmer and I won't hate Al Gore.

Missed someone or something, let me know, and I thank you.
Betty G

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Let me say, rock music and the like do not interest me. I am really turned off by such.
But about three weeks ago, daughter Peg wanted to watch American Idol, she and Denny happened to be staying at our house while she was ill.
So, I watched it with her, a first for me because I had never seen it. I was turned off by Adam Lambert and his cold eyes, and like the news reports, his 'black nail polish."
But, everyone was so certain that Adam would be the winner. He stayed in to the last show.

Peg and I wanted Kris Allen to win but it looked as though he didn't have a chance opposite the smooth and talented Adam.
When Gov. Huckkabee said his family were rooting for Kris, that cinched it for me, I had to watch last night.

I was disappointed with the whole show, outlandish singing, dancing, and music, all were a waste of time. But at the end, with Adam and Kris, it was announced that the new Idol was Kris Allen ! The judges were upset of course, it was unbelievable that the home-town college boy could get more votes than the super Adam. But he did!

Dean wasn't home, he ran some errands instead of wasting time with such music, and I sat there telling God why Kris should win, and why Adam should not, as if God didn't have His own reasons.
Then when he did win, I just shouted "Thank you, Lord, You did it!" It reminded me that God is always in control, and He is good and just.

I have sworn off the program for the coming year!
Betty G

Monday, May 18, 2009


Yesterday, Dean, me, Peg, and Betty, with Doug driving our van, went to Bobbi's graduation party. She lives on a ridge in LaCrosse. Beautiful part of Wisconsin with numerous ridges and coolies.
It was great. Festive is a good word for all the guests from work, relatives, and friends. She and friends had her kitchen full of delicious things to eat.
It was sunny but that didn't keep it from being cool, too cool.

So, I repeat congratulations Bobbi, we are so proud of you. She is 58, magna com laude, not the usual age for a graduate with high honors.

We had a great day.
Betty G

Friday, May 15, 2009


We have another smart one in the family.
Our granddaughter Jeni has been graduated with a grade 3.91. She majored in accounting and she makes us proud.
She is in Colorado, married, a Christian girl, and as pretty as can be. We didn't see her graduation, too far from here, but we would have loved to .

So Jeni, congratuations, we love you and are really proud of you.
Gramma G

Sunday, May 03, 2009


It's that time of year to take our annual senior citizen test.
This is a clever test but it is copied, I would never be clever enough to think of it.

Exercise of the brain is as important as exercise of the muscles. As we grow older, it is important that we keep mentally alert. The saying: "if you don't use it you will lose it" also applies to the brain, so...............

Below is a very private way to gauge your loss or non-loss of intelligence. Take the test presented here and determine if you are "losing it" or are still "with it." The spaces below are so you don't see the answers until you have made your answer. Now play fair!!
OK, relax, clear your mind and ... begin.

1. What do you put into a toaster?

Answer: "bread." If you said, "toast," then give up now and go do something else. Try not to hurt yourself. If you said, "bread," go to Question 2.

2. Say "silk" five times. Now spell"silk." what do cows drink?

Answer: Cows drink water. If you said "milk," please do not attempt the next question. Your brain is obviously over stressed and may even overheat. It may be that you need to content yourself with reading something more appropriate such as children's world.
If you said "water," then proceed to question 3.

3. If a red house is made from red bricks and blue house is made from blue bricks and a pink house is made from pink bricks and a black house is made from black bricks, what is a greenhouse made from?

Answer: Greenhouses are made of glass. If you said "green bricks," "what are you still doing here reading these questions?????? If you said "glass," then go on to Question 4.

4. It's 20 years ago and a plane is flying at 20,000 feet over Germany. If you will recall, Germany at that time was politically divided into West Germany and East Germany.
Anyway, during the flight, two of the engines fail. The pilot, realizing that the last remaining engine is also failing, decides on a crash land procedure.
Unfortunately, the engine fails before he has time and plane fatally crashes smack in the middle of "no man's land," between East Germany and West Germany.
Where would you bury the survivors? East Germany, West Germany, or "no man's land?"

Answer: You don't, of course, bury survivors!! If you said anything else, you are a lost case and must never try to rescue anyone from a plane crash. Your effort would not be appreciated. If you said, "Don't bury the survivors," then proceed to the next question.

5. This is a toughy. Without using a calculator - You are driving a bus from London to Milford Haven in Wales. In London, 17 people get on the bus. In Reading, six people get off the bus and nine people get on. In Swindon, two people get off and four get on. In Cardiff, 11 people get off, and 16 people get on.
In Swansea, three people get off and five people get on in Carmathen, six people get off, and three get on. You then arrive in Milford Haven. What was the name of the bus driver???

Answer: Oh, for crying our loud!!!!
Don't you remember your own name?? It was YOU !!!

Did you find out your are smarter that we thought you were???????

Betty G

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


May is a busy month for us but some dates are doubling up.

May 3 - Peg's birthday. She will be moving into a new house. Right now she is fighting vertigo.

May 4 - My brother's 74th birthday. He is my only sibling. It is also his and Vivian's wedding anniversary. Blessings to you both.

May 9 - Bobbi graduates, magna cum laude, and it is Lorraine Turner's birthday down in Florida.

May 10 - Mother's Day. My mother was buried on Mother's Day, 1935, in Memphis. This year we will be away.

May 11, Bryant's birthday. He will be 52. Happy birthday!

May 17 - 64th anniversary for Dean and I. We will be away for this date, too.

We will attending Bobbi's graduation party this month.

Now, did I miss anyone or anything? Please let me know. I have a bad habit of losing notes that I write to myself!!!


Betty G

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Daughter Bobbi is receiving the Pax et Bonum Award at the Rose Awards at Viterbo University this month.
This is a very high honor from Viterbo. The Pax et Bonum Award (Peace and All Good) is given from time to time in recognition of demonstrating the Franciscan values of quality service, respect, hospitality, stewardship, and joy, among the constituencies of Viterbo University.
She is being honored with her co-worker.

Shouldn't have to tell you we are very proud of Bobbi.
Betty G

Saturday, April 04, 2009


Steve Forbes was on Huckabee tonight talking about Obama telling the Europeans that the USA is arrogant, taking away the fact that we are the strongest country in the world even with our debt.

Mr. Forbes said Obama should take a rest at Camp David with a bunch of Ronald Reagan tapes to learn what a real president does.

Huckabee's audience loved it.

That gives me a chance to post some of Reagan's comments, showing his wisdom with his laughs.

"Here's my strategy on the Cold War. We win, they lose."

"I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress."

"Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book."

"Of the four wars in my lifetime none came about because the US was too strong."

"The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help."

"No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women."

"I've laid down the law, though, to everyone from now on about anything that happens: No matter what time it is, wake me, even if it's in the middle of a Cabinet meeting."

"If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under."

Betty G


Happy belated birthdays to great granddaughter Kyra and grandson Chris. We will celebrate both birthdays when whey come Easter weekend.

Great granddaughter Tabitha was born April 4, so Happy Birthday Tabby, sweet 16!!
Two of our children became Christians in April, Vada, the 9th, and Bryant, the 12th. We praise God for them, they are precious children.

Grandson Russ' birthday is the 21st. Since he moved to New York we don't get to see him very often.
Granddaughter Vada Jane's birthday is the 22nd. She is named for her mother and me.

I have to ask, did I miss anyone? Please let me know.
Bobbi: Chris and Kyra's birthday is the 2nd, not the 4th.
MrEddie: Happy late birthday, too. It was April 1.
Betty G

Saturday, March 28, 2009


Isn't this a beauty !!
It's daughter Betty's Hibiscus, an indoor one in her kitchen.

Betty G

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Daughter Bobbi now has her cap and gown, to be graduated in May from Viterbo University.
She is graduating with high honors, Magna cum laude, and we are very proud of her.

She has held a full time job as an administrative assistant at a college south of us, and has almost completed adding onto her home. She is very active in life .

Bobbi, we love you.
Betty G


Wednesday, March 18, 2009


I hadn't heard this one before but knowing my readers it is probably just another old one.

One day a cowboy rode into a wild, wild west town. The people in the town loved to play jokes on visitors.
After tying his horse to the pole outside a bar, the cowboy went in. "A cup of milk please, "
he said to the bartender.
After drinking, he went out, only to find his horse missing.

Knowing that the villagers did it, he went back into the bar and said to everybody, "I am going to have another drink and when I finish it, I want to see my horse outside, or else, I will have to do what I did in Texas - HERE!"
The people were very frightened.

When he finished his drink, he went outside and saw his horse. The villagers had put it back.

Curious, the bartender asked the cowboy, "What did you do in Texas?"
The cowboy replied, "Well, I had to walk home."

HaHa !!
Betty G


I am among those who are appalled at Obama's plan to force private insurance companies to pay for treatment of military veterans who have suffered service-connected disabilities and injuries.
This is from

The American Legion has discussed this with the President and has gotten nowhere. There is no changing Obama's mind. He refuses to hear any arguments re the moral and government-obligations toward our military.

I do not know any veterans or military personally who have been injured. I did talk to a young veteran just recently who was in a wheelchair and had also lost his hearing. I thought, that's what serving our country has done to him.
Now, Obama sees this as unimportant, he must pay for his own medical care. To me, it is unconscionable.

Obama is looking at the $540 million he could save if he eliminates medical care for veterans.
The USA has a "mandate that VA treat service-connected injuries and disabilities given that the US government sends members of the armed forces into harm's way," and not private insurance companies with no mandate.

I can think of a lot of things the government is paying for that doesn't even come close to the needs of our veterans, or even the need of having the military in the first place. They are to come first.
This really hurts.

Betty G

Sunday, March 15, 2009


Just a note to tell everyone we have a new great grandson, Jackson Daine, born Friday the 13th, seven pounds, 11 ounces, with dark black curly hair.

We hope to see him this summer. Mother and son are fine, and father is "on top of the world."

Betty G

Friday, March 13, 2009


But Dean came to the rescue.

From 3 below zero yesterday to the 40's today with a lot of wind, rain, and snow, in between, Little Bits got tangled up again and was barely sitting on his swing seat.
Pictures aren't the best, but I'm posting them because we love this little guy.

Now let's hope he's stays put.
Betty G

Thursday, March 12, 2009


"Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, "Woe to those who call evil good," but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery. We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare. We have killed our unborn and called it choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable. We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem. We have abused power and called it politics.We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition. We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts and hear us today; cleanse us from every sin and set us free. Amen!"
Commentator Paul Harvey aired this prayer on his radio program, "The Rest of the Story,".
We will miss him.
Betty G

Monday, March 09, 2009


I am spending a lot of time sitting or lying on the bed, reading stuff I printed off the internet and so much is changing, faster that I expected.

I have a question and I would like to know what the action will accomplish in the public?

An Illinois high school association has a policy that bans Christian schools offering a prayer or any religious message over their public address systems when they host association events on their own property.
How does this sound to you?

As of now the host school has control over where attendees park their vehicles, and where they sit in the stands, and who sings the national anthem, and providing concession stands for food and refreshments. They have had control over what is broadcast on the public address system.

What are the thoughts on censoring their free speech rights on their own school property?

This is a true case in Illinois.
Betty G

Posted: August 16, 1999 1:00 am Eastern
By Paul Harvey© 2009

I would gain control of the most powerful nation in the world;
I would delude their minds into thinking that they had come from man's effort, instead of God's blessings;
I would promote an attitude of loving things and using people, instead of the other way around;
I would dupe entire states into relying on gambling for their state revenue;
I would convince people that character is not an issue when it comes to leadership
I would make it legal to take the life of unborn babies;
I would make it socially acceptable to take one's own life, and invent machines to make it convenient;
I would cheapen human life as much as possible so that the life of animals are valued more than human beings;
I would take God out of the schools, where even the mention of His name was grounds for a lawsuit;

I would come up with drugs that sedate the mind and target the young, and I would get sports heroes to advertise them;
I would get control of the media, so that every night I could pollute the mind of every family member for my agenda;
I would attack the family, the backbone of any nation.
I would make divorce acceptable and easy, even fashionable. If the family crumbles, so does the nation;
I would compel people to express their most depraved fantasies on canvas and movie screens, and I would call it art;
I would convince the world that people are born homosexuals, and that their lifestyles should be accepted and marveled;
I would convince the people that right and wrong are determined by a few who call themselves authorities and refer to their agenda as politically correct;
I would persuade people that the church is irrelevant and out of date, and the Bible is for the naive;
I would dull the minds of Christians, and make them believe that prayer is not important, and that faithfulness and obedience are optional;
I guess I would leave things pretty much the way they are.

Paul Harvey is the dean of U.S. radio commentators.

I found this interesting. We will miss Paul Harvey.
I just noticed he wrote this at one o'clock in the morning !!
Betty G

Friday, March 06, 2009


You know you are in Wisconsin when the temperature says 20 below and the old timers say, "we've seen it worse," when you hear a crunch with every step you take, when a blast of fine snow, like ice, hits you in the face, when the old dog doesn't want to go outdoors, when the birds clean out the feeders in a few short minutes, when you dig out those heavy clothes that you hid in the back of the closet, when you come indoors and you are met with the warmth of the house, and when you are greeted by folks with warm hearts that warms you inside also.

That is all true and I am so happy spring isn't far away any more. I do not like winter but I have to admit it is a beautiful time of the year in Wisconsin. Not the most beautiful, but it is really something to see when it snows here.
We are in March and it should be warming up, but we have been promised 4 to 6 inches of snow Sunday. Maybe God sees it as necessary for farming, I have to leave that up to Him. He knows what He is doing.

Reedsburg also has this, the Old Timer sez, "the best time to shovel the walk is right after your wife tells you to."
"No matter how much a fellow may fear the future, he hopes to see a lot of it."
"One of the best things you can have up your sleeve is a funny bone."

The article concludes with this truth, "Tis the season when you look out the window at the snow and ice and know it won't be long before you see the lilacs blooming."

And I can hardly wait to see our one, little lone lilac bush in bloom ! It will be more than a month though before that happens !

Betty G

Sunday, March 01, 2009


There are very few notes in my journal for March celebrations. If I have missed anyone, please let me know.

March 10 - A long time friend, Jean, will be 83. She has caught up with me but she looks much better!!
March 10 - Another friend, Gene, has a birthday, he's younger than I am.
March 12 - Grandson Gage will be 14. Fourteen years that have really flown by !!
March 16 - Toni, happy birthday !!
Then MrEddie's family has two birthdays in March.

Happy birthday everyone !!
Have a wonderful time on your day.
Betty G

Friday, February 27, 2009


"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have." -----------Thomas Jefferson

This came to me last November from a granddaughter and I had forgotten about it.
Betty G

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Our daughter is fine after surgery this morning and will go home tomorrow afternoon. Our son and grandkids will take care of her then and she will be fine.

Thank you for your prayers. We really do appreciate them.

Much love,
Betty G

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


1. How do you catch a unique rabbit?
Unique up on it.

2. How do you catch a tame rabbit?
Tame way.

3.What do you call a boomerang that doesn't work?
a stick.

4.What do you call cheese that isn't yours?
Nacho cheese.

5.What do you call Santa's helpers?
Subordinate clauses.

6.What do you get from a pampered cow?
Spoiled milk.

7.What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire?

8.What lies at the bottom of the ocean and twitches?
A nervous wreck.

9. Why did the Pilgrims' pants fall down?
Because they wore their belt buckles on their hats.

Now laugh !!
Betty G

Monday, February 23, 2009



One of our girls is having surgery Wednesday morning and the doctors are checking her heart for a murmur thoroughly. She is being encouraged by others in the family but she is still nervous.

She and our family will appreciate your prayers for her and for her doctors. She is a Christian so that is a blessing, but she is young with a family and we want here to get back to good health.

Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Betty G

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Thanks for prayers and cards and concern. The surgery went fine, Dr. Redmann is the very best and now it is the drops, four times a day, three drops of three meds each time. This is to go on for 3 or 4 weeks. Dean does them just right.
The first follow-up was today, and the doctor said it was just fine.
I can see. The glass cover goes on when I sleep and shower and wash my hair. Then two more follow-ups and I get a new lens in the glasses for the left eye. The right eye was done six months ago and it is fine.

I guess that is all I can report. I can see, and I can read without seeing double or a blur so I am fine.

Thanks again,
Betty G

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


I you are praying for me, I must tell you the doctor changed my time to 10:30 am.
Because I am diabetic he says I need to eat, after a long fast. I have to stop eating tonight and the surgery is about 2 hours.

Thanks for your prayers.
Betty G

Monday, February 09, 2009


Wednesday I will be having another cataract surgery. This one is the left eye and is set for 11:15 am.
I looked up the last one via my journals, and it was early in the morning and I slept all day. After that I was fine.

I do like to have prayer for anything like this, so pray for the doctor and for me, and I will appreciate it.

Betty G

Saturday, February 07, 2009


I finally got what I have wanted ever since we moved here just about two years ago. It's a microwave over my stove.

There is never enought room on the cupboard tops for any cook and this frees up a lot of room.

So, tonight I am happy.

Happy, too, because Bobbi is here for the weekend, doing our taxes, and Betty, Peggy, and Denny, all came over, too.

So, it has been a good day.

Betty G

Friday, February 06, 2009


I heard Dr. David Jeremiah say that if we don't believe we should tithe because it is only mentioned in the Old Testament, then maybe we should throw oiut a lot of other stuff like the Ten Commandments, and it reminded me of this saying.

When the Lord gets His,
And I get mine,
Everything is just fine.

But when I get mine,
And God's, too,
What do you think God will do?
He will collect won't He?

Sure He will!!!
Betty G

Wednesday, February 04, 2009


I was reading a Focus on the Family magazine and Dr. Dobson brought back the issue of abortion to me.
He spoke of abortion as the disposable mind set of our society. If something stops working most of us just trash it and buy a new one."
He said "legalized abortion has made human life disposable."

This brings the "right to life" right to the public and today's culture has ignored that right and for "every stage of life."
There is no "right to life" today. "We have a constitutional right" to trash it as if was an old toaster.

This makes me shudder for this nation. Our throwaway sciety cannot last forever in this way. No one should be dispensable.

Betty G

Monday, February 02, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

2009, Wow!!!

Today is Doug's birthday, we will celebrate with him later in the week.
Then Sunday I will start the eye drops getting ready for surgery. February 11 is surgery day and then 3 or 4 weeks of eye drops. four times a day. It is a long drawn out affair but I should be able to see once that is done. Right now I have a terrible time making out letters even close up.

I love to read and I have lots of books not read yet. Dean reads too, and he has read more than I have lately. That is not normal at our house, but I am thankful that he does like to read and we read a lot of the same books.

I could add, we like the same music, except Dean adds country music, and we like the same preachers on television. Movies, no, his preference goes to war and western. I clear out when they are on tv. That may be why we get along!!!

This week he painted the master bath, a beautiful green. I love it. Now I want the master bedroom painted the same green. That's how much I love the color.

Then today, he bought a microwave to go over the stove like I had at our old house. Now he has to get the space ready and Doug will help. Lowell will probably have to help install it, he helped at our old house. Then the kitchen will need a paint job. I have a hard time selecting a color but I know I want a color in there.

One of the days I will have a bright, new-looking house. but will I be content? It's up to me.
Betty G


In the paper today, from 1969, 40 years ago, were Dean as Scoutmaster, and our two sons, with five of the older boys, reported as participating in the District Klondike Derby.
The klondike belonged to the troop and I am wondering if it still is with them. It was a sled you ran behind like in Alaska, insted of having dogs pulling it. The boys loved it. It was kept at our house between outings by the troop and our Bryant could barely give it up when we left.
I don't know if they won the derby or not, I'll have to ask Dean.
Those were the fun years.
Betty G

Saturday, January 31, 2009


Our daily has a full page of comics daily and four pages on Sunday. Some aren't funny to me, so I only read half the page of the dailies.

I have some favorites. Peanuts are first of course. Then there are Tundra, Blondie, Beetle Bailey, Pickles, Born Loser, Dennis the Menace, and Pearls Before Swine.

On Pearls today Mouse is asking, "What came first, the chicken or the egg?"
Pig's reply, "Were they racing?"
Mouse, "No, they weren't racing."
Pig, "Good thing, cause an egg without feet has no chance in a foot race."
Mouse, "Perhaps we should be quiet now."
Pig, "Of course if it was a boneless chicken all bets are off cause that poor guy would be stumbling around like a drunken sailor."

Maybe no one else laughed, but I did, out loud!!

Now, what other favorites do you people have?
Betty G


Our living room windows face south and the sun brings life in all day, all winter, and it is wonderful. Dean and I have recliners to catch it, makes us lazy, but we love it.

Out the windows I see lots of snow and temperatures here have been below zero for quite a while, until today, it is already 40 above and its only noon.

I am wondering, why some trees are green and bushy all the time, no matter how cold or hot, and others like these oaks look dead until warm weather. Why are they made this way? I can see both out our windows.

Another question I have, why are some areas in this world warm and sunny, and others cold and snowy like Wisconsin?

My biggest question, why aren't we living in one of those warm spots?

Who knows?
Betty G

Thursday, January 29, 2009


If you knew me you would know I love jokes, and I love to laugh.

How about this one?

A minister is walking down the street one sunny afternoon when he notices a very small boy trying to press a doorbell on a house across the street. But the doorbell is too high for the little boy to reach.
After watching the boy's efforts, the minister decides to give the lad a hand. So he crosses over and goes up to the house and gives the bell a solid ring.
Crouching down to the little boy's level, the minister smiles and asks, "And now what, my little man?"
To which the boy replies, "Now we run!"

These from some younger Sunday School kids.

When is it okay to kiss someone?
Never kiss in front of other people.
But if nobody sees you, I might be willing to try it with a handsome boy, but just for a few hours.

How does love happen to two people?
I think yoiu're supposed to be shot with an arrow or something, but the rest isn't supposed to be so painful.

Why do lovers hold hands?
They want to make sure their rings fon't fall off, because they paid good money for them.

How does a person learn to kiss?
You learn right on the spot, when the 'gooshy' feelings get the best of you.

How do youi make love endure?
Don't forget youir wife's name - that will mess up the love.

These answers make it clear, it is dangerous to ask little ones questions!

Now laugh,
Betty G

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


I keep finding these things because I still have so much clutter to toss, so I am posting them.

Retirement is when a man who figured he'd go fishing seven times a week finds himself washing the dishes three times a day.

There is nothing so annoying as to have two people go right on talking when you're interrupting.
- Mark Twain

If you want to know how many friends you have, just buy a cottage on a lake.

It is better to give than to lend, and it costs about the same.

We can't all be heroes because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by. -Will Rogers

The drive-in bank was established so that the real owner of a car could get to see it once in a while.

Middle age is the time in life when it takes you longer to rest than it does to get tired.

You can always tell a real friend. When you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job.

Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.

When you have an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it is best to let him run. - Abraham Lincoln

Betty G


And I am right on time!!!

February 1 - Grandson Buck's birthday. He would be 29 now.
February 2 - Grandson Doug's birthday.
February 11 - Grandson Matt, our fire fighter and first responder, will be 26.
February 11 - Also friend Clara's birthday.
February 11 - My cataract surgery.
February 13 - Denny's birthday, we have to celebrate.
February 13 - Also friend Millie's 91st birthday.
February 17 - Granddaughters Jenny and Jodee both celebrate birthdays that same day.
February 20 - Great Grandson Aiden James, celebrating in Heaven.
February 23 - Great-Grandson J.D.'s fourth birthday, precious little guy!
February 27 - Good friend Donna's birthday.

As usual, if I miss anyone, or anything, or got anything wrong, please let me know.
Love to all of you and God's blessings!
Betty G

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009


January is Sanctity of Human Life Month.
Roe V Wade has killed over 50 million preborns since it was approved by the Supreme Court.

Defending life includes the preborn, the ill, the aged, the widowed, the mentally and physically handicapped, the poor, the orphan, the homeless, everyone has life that is to be protected.

I am hoping many of you agree and are letting others know you agree.
Pray that this "culture of death" will not continue. It certainly is not God's will.
Betty G

Monday, January 19, 2009


I had a question from a commenter, Mary, why do I question having heat in the future?

This answer is written off the top of my head, bits and pieces of what I have read or heard, so don't ask me for references. You will have to prove them for yourself.

Electricity is necessary to heat homes now. It is made by using steam produced by oil, gas, coal, nuclear. Most of our electricity is produced by coal. And it is said coal will be outlawed in the future.
Solar power which sounds good to me, is very expensive I guess, and is not readily available. Maybe someone else knows something about this.
Windpower, maybe someday. It will take a lot of money, public money, taxpayer money, but remember the USA is much larger that the Netherlands, land of the windmills.

When yoiu consider all this planning and implementing for a country this size, it makes me think that electricity could very well be rationed and very expensive.

Mary, you need to hear from someone more knowledgeable than I am but I do want to get you to thinking about the future.
Betty G

Saturday, January 17, 2009


This is Wednesday, the 14th..
Winter and old age, not a good combination.
Winter here has been colder than usual, and earlier. I am reading it is everywhere in the USA. Since the South has never left me, I have been hibernating, meaning I haven't been out but once since November.
That once was to Betty's on Christmas Day. That was for dinner and to be sure I got to see Russ and all the kids.
Christmas was good, a crowd was at our house for our Christmas family party.
Then January 8 my birthday, 83, came and went and I was still hibernating but with a chest cold, sore throat, and all that went with it. I can say I am now better but still staying in.

I have a new treadmill, haven't got the minimum 10 minutes a day yet, but I will.
I have a new camera, haven't used it much either.
I have all kinds of perfect stuff for making greeting cards, but I'm not getting any extra made. Seems they go out as fast as I get them made.

Days do go by. It's been below zero when I get up, the coldest was 30 below, windchill at its coldest was over 40 below. Then the sun comes out and since we face the south, we get the sun in the windows and it really is pleasant.
I am not complaining actually. I try not to worry about next year's cold and will there be heat for these Northern states.

Such dreary rambling.
Actually, I keep busy. Decided I want some new color in our house. So I am listing what I want done after Dean and Doug get Betty's list done.
In the meantime there is the treadmill, the camera, and the cards to make, for my days inside. I don't have to go out in the below zero temps.

Dean got a ladderball game for Christmas from Betty, and I am really looking forward to having sessions with it and picnics this summer. That brings a lot of cheer to us.

It's Saturday now. Dean is back from a job in Iowa, and he has a bad cold now, too. He has been gone since Wednesday, and this was once I couldn't go along.
Today the temps are above zero once again and I am making chili.
So, all is right at our house. We are being told a heat wave is coming. That assures us God is on our side. His seasons include Spring and we are looking forward to that, too.
Betty G