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