Tuesday, June 23, 2009

ALL FOR THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS





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

BREAKING BRICKS

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

SOME OF TODAY'S HEADLINES

"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!!

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

FROM THE SOUTH

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

A LITTLE JOKE

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

ONLY WORDS

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

JUNE 2009 DATES FOR OUR HOUSE

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