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