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