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