Friday, December 17, 2010


Christmas cards are coming now in our mailbox so they must be in yours too.
It's time to cut the used stamps off the enevelopes and mail the useless stamps to disabled veterans who will put them to good use.
Used stamps usually go right into the waste basket but don't throw them there Put them into a big envelope (or small one if you don't happen to have many) and mail them to Stamps for the Wounded - SFTW/Lions
P.O.Box 297
Dunn Loring, VA 22027

Your contribution of stamps will help cheer a hospitalized or out-patient veteran and you will be thanked.

Betty G

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Something new at our house but you would never guess what it could be.

The same old thing is the waste of time for me just sitting around and doing very little and believe me I look the part.

The something new was brought by daughter Peg yesterday. It is a wig, correctly almost white. Now I am trying to get used to it by wearing it around the house and stying it or rather keeping it from being unstyled. It really is nice and I really do need one. So, I really do thank her.
Like I say all the time, I have some great kids!

Betty G

Thursday, November 18, 2010


How I am doing this week. I am still hurting and I am still falling. Nothing changing there.
Tomorrow I am to get an evaluation for a power chair and how it will work in our little house. I don't see a problem there, nor does the doctor. I am to always use the chair, all the time. For exercise I am to use a walker and walk around in the house.. Sounds boring doesn't it?
To me it sounds pain free. Maybe I will feel like singing!

I get so silly and I blame it on pain.
I can only say, don't fall.

Daughter Peggy is having falls, too, and some days are pretty good for her. She keeps working and is more active than I am.

We are finding there are many people who have worse pain than we do and we take time to pray for them. It takes the self pity away from us. This is something to remember.

Take care, Don't fall. I have seen a lot of doctors in the last three months and this is their favorite advice.
Betty G

Sunday, October 24, 2010

"The Practice of Praise"

This is from C.H. Spurgeon's book, "The Practice of Praise."

"The first thing towards the plentiful praise of God is a careful observation of His goodness.
"His goodness is His creation.
"His blessings - His grace - His love - His help - His forgiveness of our sins - "

C.H. Spurgeon

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Still here trying to keep going. It has been mostly going to the doctors.
I've made several trips to doctors at emergency for my hips and pain all for results from several falls. The final results are fractures circling the pelvic bone. So I have been sitting a lot and using the heating pad. Lots of tests of various kinds and the result of possible healing but slow. I have been reluctant in reporting this, it seems all I do is report my health and that does get tiresome.

Now, a new reason for a visit to emergency. I am losing a toe nail.
I knew the nail on the big toe of the left foot had turned black. I didn't realize it was so loose til there it was blood from the toe and it was a surprise to me.
So off to the doctor. A nurse just wrapped it and gave me antibiotics to take for five days. She expects the nail to come off but it will stay wrapped. I don't know what to expect so will hope someone will let me know what to expect. Can't be too bad.

Anyway I am up and the pains are easing everyway and everyday I hope I quit whining!!!

Our days are beautiful lately and I do hope you are enjoying your days.

Betty G

Thursday, September 09, 2010


We are out of summer and into fall and school is going good. Mornings are downright cold. Bible studies have begun at our church again. It is also flu shot month, hope there aren't any new shots being pushed
September 2 - Brandy's daughter's birthday. That's Michele.
September 2 - is also Marty's birthday. Hope the girls had a happy day!
September 14 - Anniversary greetings for Grandchildren Gary Jr. and Jeni.
September 16 - Hope this is right, Great granddaughter Melanie's birthday and Great granddaughter's Amanda's birthday, we will celebrate a combination birthday party next Sunday afternoon at Betty's, where else !!!
Sept 28 - Happy birthday, Zoanna!
September 17 - Dean's surgery for prostrate. We aren't looking forward to this but we are thankful for those words, NO CANCER!! He is feeling fine.
A really short list but plenty to keep us busy and something will pop up to put us back in the busy lane again.

Here is another date.
September 25 -Grandson Jeremy will have an open house at his new building for his One Tree Martial School. He is now moved into a BIG building from his Small one downtown. We wish his well.
Every fall I say this, "I am so unorganized." Summer does that to me. Now, "Get busy, Betty!"

Happy Birthday Anniversary greetings to all I listed and to all I missed.

Betty G

Friday, August 27, 2010

Proverbs 17:27

A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered.

Betty G

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Ecclesiastes 7:9

Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.

Monday, August 23, 2010


This is an article by Mary Carothers co publisher of the Praise News letter I get once a month. I thought someone would like to read it just as I did.

A five-year-old tearfully approaches his mother. In agitation he plops a puzzle on her lap. "I can't make it work!" he wails. "I'll fix it for you," she answers, and promptly begins to put the pieces straight.

"But I don't want that piece to go there," the child whines. "That's where it belongs, honey," says Mother.

"But I don't like it there....I want it in another place." More whining! As long as the five-year-old whines and insists on having the pieces where he wants them, Mother can never complete the puzzle.

How many of us would be exasperated in this mother's position? If only the child would keep his mouth shut and his hands off, the puzzle could be fixed in minutes.

Yet, many times we are that "fine-year-old" as we tearfully take our problems and burdens to the Lord. "Lord, why don't You get busy and make my husband like I want him to be?" Or, "Lord my children just don't want to go to church."

What we are really saying is, "Lord, I don't like the way You are "putting the pieces together' in the lives of those I love. I want You to work in their lives the way I want it done."

How much better for all of us when we bring our problems to Jesus and then stand back and keep our hands off. When we whine and complain, it binds God's hands and prevents Him from working out the puzzle or our lives.
When we stand back and praise and thank God for what He is doing, even though we may not see any evidence of it, it releases His hands to work in our lives.
Besides, it's more fun to rejoice always!

Rejoice always.
Betty G

Sunday, August 22, 2010


Well, I am not doing so good. It has been a month now and I am still not walking without a lot of pain in my right hip. Still not sure what is causing it.
Dean put a board under the mattress today and now pray that will help. My doctor said my spine is bad above all my fusions. I say, no more surgery, so he is giving me pain medicines and hoping the pain will just go away. Now, that doesn't sound very hopeful to me but we will see.

Peg is doing so-so. She is still having spells of vertigo and still going for acupuncture. She and Denny went camping last week with friends and her vertigo hit her about every day but she insists she is better. She did go to church today. Jeremy had his breaking of bricks yesterday in a big grocery parking lot, with all the hoopla of big balloon stuff for kids, Dean said it very impressive, and Peg was baby sitting part of the day.

Betty had a birthday party for 10-year-old Brett today after church and I couldn't go because I still can't walk. She had Tacos and sent some home for me.

Bryant is still happy with Maryland. He and Vada are planning a gravestone for son Buck. Should have it done with week.

Gary is still busy as manager of the auto parts store. Brandy says it is the best auto parts store in the district, she adds she is very proud of him. We all are proud of him and would love to see them. Our sons are so far from us now.

That is how we are doing. This week is scheduled for something everyday but one. That is too busy but I am grateful.

Take care,
Betty G

Saturday, August 21, 2010


"John G Kappenman, owner of Storm Analysis Consultants and an expert on the dangers of electromagnetic pulse, EMP, damage to modern society, and with a list of qualifications after his name as long as a phone book, " issued a warning of eruption of power. This could come from the sun or from nuclear-triggered EMP wave that would destroy society.

I have been hearing of this possibility for a long time and assumed our nation was in control of protecting us from it. Just a short time of ago, August I think, the House "authorized plans to defend America's power grid against such dangers." That sounded good to my ears.It was unanimously approved,a bill specifically to protect us.

Now the Senate followed the House bill with rejection of any protection. I would like to know why and who voted for this rejection.
Actually this is one vote that scares me.

Read of this danger by googling EMP and it will scare you too.

Betty G

Friday, August 20, 2010




Monday, August 16, 2010


This reunion has been held every year for over 50 years and we are still going. It is my husband's family and everyone I have met has been a precious person. He has a wonderful family and I want to go to every reunion. I thank the Lord for each one of them .
It gets smaller every year and I think, every year, the rest of the family doesn't realize what they miss.
This year we met in a park, just the family. There was a pond, quite large actually, and Greatgrandson Brett had brought his new fishing pole and worms. He is 10 and got his pole for his birthday, August 1. He did catch a little fish and the other kids had to feel it before he threw it back! Greatgrandson Tyler "cutie", 2, carried the worms around in their dirt and carton and of course he had to show them to everyone. The kids had a great time.
Then the food was really good, and the visiting was great, so of course the adults had a great time too.
I was hurting so sat in my walker all the time, but I enjoyed every minute.

Next year we plan to go to the same park. I thought it was perfect. It was good to see everyone.

Betty G

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Things are at a standstill for us. We are trying to have a last time garage sale this Friday and Saturday but it has been a disaster so far.
Thursday Dean and Doug put up the big tent for the garage sale in Betty's yard. During the night a strong storm came through and took it down and broke some poles. That was the start of the disaster.
Dean and Bobbi got busy and tried to set the stuff up in half of Betty's double garage. It was nice for a while and then the rains started most of the day. So they were forced to close it.

Now it is Saturday and they are trying again. Hopefully the weather will be okay today. Bobbi is a Watkins dealer so she has set up a really nice array of Watkins products and a huge sign so the purpose of the sale may be better today. She has been a Watkins dealer for many years and has a good business as a side line.

So we will try again for a garage sale today. Next thing will be fall and winter, and outside sales will be over.

I love garage sales. I remember having them over 40 years ago and going to them in Eau Claire with Lucy Meir, we were having a great time. Her husband, Holly, was editor at the Chippewa paper and we would stop and pick a paper for that day.

Down south the churches would take things to the poor areas and sell them for a nickle or a dime to make money for their churches. What they didn't sell was given to the poor. It was a hard time for everyone in the 30's and even the early 40's.

Those were also the days, down south, of curb markets. Produce from gardens and even from farmers, filled vacant lots in town. Now they are called farmer's markets. Those selling produce often had trucks and they peddled their produce up and down the streets in towns.

That was the depression. I was young and really didn't know how bad it was.

Take care, know what is going on in the world.
Betty G

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Jeremiah 13 has God speaking to Jeremiah that he is making the country, Israel, good for nothing.
And He tells him why. Pride, evil people, serving and worshipping other gods, they refused to hear His Word. God gave dire warning, He would make the leaders drunk, even the prople of the nation. Then the terrible words, He would dash the fathers and sons together without pity, nor spare them or have mercy, but He would destroy them.
Verse 15. "Hear ye, and give ear, be not proud, for the Lord has spoken."
Verse 16. "Give glory to the Lord your God, before He causes darkness and before your feet stumble upon the dark mountains---"

Read on through Jeremiah, this terrible time goes on for a long time. Doesn't this read like our own country? Jesus and prayer is banned just about every place, evil is granted the right to be lawful, pride goes before the poor and the honest person, other gods come first in the law of the land, and so many people are drunk with liquor and drugs. What must we look like to God??
Why would He spare us as a people???

Sorry this is so drastic but it is what I am reading today. Jeremiah was right this time and since we fit God's definition of an evil land, I see our land in the same situation today. We need to stop condemning other nations and look at our own.

This is God's Earth and we are looking at the enviroment for salvation, all wrong, we should be looking at repentance and giving God control.

Hopefully tomorrow's reading will be better !!
Betty G

Thursday, August 05, 2010


It's a beautiful day, "It's a day the Lord has made so let's be glad in it." That's not quoted word for word but it means the same.
I love these days when the windows are open and the doors, and it is pleasant to sit on the porch. The air is turned off, it is great.

As for me, I am having a time after taking steroids for the hives. I have learned what is bothering me, the steroids affect the joints in a painful way making it painful to walk. I must say I am thankful for my walkers, One is for inside, it sqeezes the wheels to go through doorways. Now isn't that a new wrinkle? The other one has a seat yet folds up to carry in the car. I am not ready for a wheelchair so I am not complaining, just thankful. Bryant gave me Buck's wheelchair so it is ready when I am. Before grandson Buck died he had been in a wheelchair for about eight years. Sad, he was a beautiful young man.

Dean is doing great. Today he is out cutting the lawn. So the weather isn't too bad for it today and he is taking it kinda easy but he is getting it done. This afternoon he is going shopping for a couple of tires for the 97 Lincoln. He loves that car.

Sunday, he and Betty went to LaCrosse, picked up Bobbi, and attended the reunion of two Flight for Freedom vets. They really had a great time but the lincoln had a flat tire on the way home!!!
So, Dean is getting tires today, hopefully.

This has been written haphazardly, but I'd really rather be outside that sitting in here. That's how nice it is today!!! Enjoy!!!!!

Take care,
Betty G


This is so real. I have copied it word for word but I have no idea who originated it.

He was getting old and paunchy and his hair was failing fast, he sat around the post telling stories of the past.
Of a war that he once fought in and the deeds that he had done, in his exploits with his buddies, they were heroes, every one.
And 'tho sometimes to his neighbors his tales became a joke, all his buddies listened quietly for they inew whereof he spoke.
But we'll hear his tales no longer, for 'ol Bob has passed away, and the world is a little poorer for a soldier died today.
He won't be mourned by many, just his children and his wife. For he lived an ordinary, very quiet sort of life.
He held a job and raised a family, going quietly on his way, and the world won't note his passing, 'tho a soldier died today.
When politicians leave this earth, their bodies lie in state, while thousands note their passing, and proclaim that they were great.
Papers tell of their life stories from the time that they were young, but the passing of a soldier goes unnoticed and unsung.

Is the greatest contribution to the welfare of our land, some jerk who breaks his promise and cons his fellow man?
Or the ordinary fellow who in times of war and strife, goes off to serve his couintry and offers up his life?
The politician's stipend and the style in which he lives, are often disproportionate to the service that he gives.
While the ordinary soldier who offered up his all, is paid off with a medal and perhaps a pension, small.
It's so easy to forget them, for it is so many times, that our Bobs and Jims and Johnnys, went to battle, but we know: It is not the politicians with their compromise and ploy, who won for us the freedom that our country now enjoys.

Should you find yourself in danger with your enemies at hand, would you really want some cop-out with his ever waffling stand?
Or would you want a soldier -his home, his country, his kin- just a common soldier who would fight until the very end.

He was just a common soldier and his ranks are growing thin, but his presence should remind us we may need his like again.
For when countries are in conflict we find the soldier's part is to clean up all the trouble that the politicians start.
If we cannot do him honor while he's here to hear the praise, then at least let's give him homage at the ending of his days.
..................AUTHOR UNKNOWN

Saturday, July 31, 2010


Columnist Cal Thomas has an opinion of what happened to the Arizona illegal law,

It goes back to a law, the Defense of Marriage Act, passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1996. This was not a minor law, but now in Massachusetts a state law for same-sex marriage cannot be overruled by the federal law.

Now, we hear and read a federal judge overules federal law when a state law "promotes the interests of the ruling liberal and culural elites."

Thomas used the words "marriage definers" for these same-sex liberals. I prefer to call marriage a rite given to us by God.

Betty G

Friday, July 30, 2010


It's summer and I love summer.
BUT I don't love the way I am feeling lately, no energy, legs not working, so I am not excited about anything.
That could change. In the meantime there are some people to remember this month. I may not have everyone listed so help me if you can.
Thank you.

August 1 - Great Grandson Brett is 10 years old.
August 15 - Gumbert annual reunion, never miss this.
August 22 - Great Grandson Avery, birthday.
August 28 - Brandy's birthday, I never ask her age, but hubby Gary probably knows.
August 29 - Great Grandson Tristian will be 14! Yes, 14!
- Also Dave and Marcie will note 66 years of marriage.
August 30 - Lowell, our oldest grandson, will be 40 years old, this is another correction. He is really 43!111

Sometime this month, I think it is August 1, Jerry and Doris will celebrate their 51st anniversary.

Looks like a slow month but could change.

Greetings to yall, a little southern lingo!!
Betty G

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Urgent care reported the doctor's report: no fractures! That is really good news.
Otherwise, two more meds to be given up, too much calcium, not enough water(dehydrated), such minor things. So it is good news.
I will see my primary doctor Aug 4, and if I don't give up til then, maybe I will find some news to make me okay again. Hope you are praying for me.

Another beautiful day, but storms forecast tonight. So what else is new?

Take care,
BEtty G

Monday, July 26, 2010


Well, I started off the day with getting an appointment for urgent care. So, I can barely walk but Dean is always there for me and we made it. I saw a new doctor (liked him), then it was blood work, x-rays, and report tomorrow, and we will see what he finds. Because of my falls, he was wondering if I had any fractures. I hope not, I do have bruises.
Then Dean picked up a salad for me and I was done for the day.

I love surprises and we got one this afternoon.
We had heard STeve Martin was in town with a band. The surprise was who his body guard was to be. Jeremy, our grandson. Jeremy is little but dynamite, police trained and owner of two martial arts schools. On the police force he was called their secret weapon. I think Steve Martin will be well served.

Betty G

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


I get a kick out of Burger King's wrappings. Here are some I found today. I am getting my new desk organized and of course I have such silliness stuffed somewhere and of course I found them and want to keep them.

1. When we first told folks we mixed cold greens and delicious hot chicken in BK salads, they were all, "Oh, no you didn't. "
But we were all, "Oh yes we did."
And we held up the Pouch like, "Badda bam!"
It's pretty obvious we made our point.

2.Enormous omelet sandwich.
Call the office and tell em you might be late.
Seems there's a big ol breakfast sandwich staring you in the face and you've got business of your own to tend to.
"You'll get there when you get there"
With a vere contented smile on you face.

3.BK Big Fish
While it's true the BK Big Fish is one of the biggest around, nothing says you can't exaggerate it an inch or two when you talk about it to your friends.
It'll be our little secret.

4. Original chicken sandwich
You know what they say, Originals order originals. And you're proof.
They broke the mold when they made you, didn't they?
Oh, yeah!

5.In Case of over-excitement
Getting hot fresh food is exciting.
But for some it can be too much to handle, leading to heavy breathing, lightheadedness, and in a few cases, fainting.
If you feel you're getting much too excited here's what to do: quickly remove the contents of this bag. Hold it to your mouth. Breathe slowly in and out.
Once you've calmed down put down the bag, finish your meal and try concentrating on other things like slow-flowing streams or sleeping kittens.

Occasionally, you'll get an onion ring that does't play by the rules.
An outsider, a lone loop in a sea of spuds.
A Ringer.
But don't be alarmed. This is a good thing. An extra treat just for you.
Though Ringers may not appear often, if they did, would they really be so special ???

I don't know any other restaurant that has clever printing on their carryouts, or eating ins.

Betty G


My good news (I have no bad news yet), is I am not itching and hurting like I have been with the hives. If you prayed for me, I thank you.

We are busy again. The Freedom Flight vets will be having a reunion in August and family is invited so some of us will go with Dean. It will be a couple of flights together.
Then there is the Gumbert reunion in a park this year. And we are hoping to have a thrift sale under our big tent before school starts.

Bryant, our youngest, and his family are on their way northeast for a new life. They are really excited, and everything looks good for them.

Grandson Jeremy will be having his Breaking Bricks for charity in August, and an open house in his new building in September for martial arts.

So, the summer hasn't slowed much even though I have!!

Enjoy the weather, winter will come and we will complain more and more. I do not enjoy cold weather. It's the South in me

Take care,
Betty G

Monday, July 19, 2010


I am guessing but I think this will be the last picnic this summer for our family.
Yesterday we had a picnic for Dean's birththday, he is 86, and it was at Betty's with everyone coming and going because the day caught so many of our family busy with other things.
But it was a good day. Visiting with each other was unusually good, the food was exceptionally good, kids were really good with each other, it was great.
Bryant, Vada, Gage, and Vada Jane, and a friend, Tracy, who would help drive, were there and we were saying goodbyes and wishing them the best in their new move out east. Tracy came up from Houston, Texas just to help drive one car, a good friend.
They and we are excited for them, a new job, a new home, a new school, a new church, new friends, on Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. It really is exciting and unknown.
And you can be sure we will be praying for them and keeping in touch, for their excitment to continue and they will be happy there. We will certainly miss them.

Before the day started I was back in emergency with these hives. This meant more stereroids and other meds and I was good until afternoon, then I was hit again with itching and pain. Haven't any idea how long this this will last but it sure is miserable for me and everyone around me!

Dean made it through the day with lots of greetings and presents. Doug's girlfriend, Jessica, made his birthday cake. It depicted a golf course with a hole in one design and was really pretty and tasted good too. Another plus!

So, we covered a lot yesterday and now things here will settle down. We do have to get my office part straightend up. I got a new desk (used one) and chair and so rearranged everything but have more to do. Dean has a job in Duluth for one day coming up and Bobbi is visiting us for a few days, so we are busy. And my hives are driving me nuts.

Oh, one other thing. Humana's summer issue is out and a story about me is in it. I was expecting an article about elderly bloggers but it is only me. I just jumped with surprise when I saw the subtitle about "boopchile." a wonderful surprise though, and I enjoyed the writer when we were corresponding. She was delightful!

Life is good and bad and I am thankful for everyday and what it brings.
Hope you agree with life for yourself and yours.

Betty G

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


It really started Friday with my fall. I'm okay now but after that fall we just sat with a friend to help her relax when she had problems. She was suffering stress but when we left she was relaxing again. Actually we had a nice visit.

I was hurting from the fall so we came home and sat around here doing little or nothng. I noticed I was getting a rash and it was spreading all over me. I thought, "Hives!"
So, what do you do? I did everything I knew and anyone told me, and even the internet gave me advice. I prayed a lot, went to bed early but slept little.

That was a mistake, Monday morning I slept till after 10:30! Just ruined my day! I was itching and hurting! and just miserable. I wrapped up in covers and slept and slept, and sweat and sweat. Miserable!

Dean went somewhere, I don't remember, I spread my hurting and itching body in the swing on the porch. and stayed there, seemed forever. When Dean got back he said my upper lip looked funny. It wasn't funny. The Hives had caused the lip to swell, looked like Mortimer Snerd!

Dean talked me into at least going in to Express Care where I knew it would be a short visit and only see a nurse. She would be fine. And she was. She had us go to the pharmacy and get some pretty stout meds. Dean said he had to almost sign away his life to buy it, gov. keeping track.
That night I didn't sleep much. That was only Monday.

Talked to Jesus, talked to myself, wondered what I would try next. The nurse at Express Care
said what I didn't want to hear, I needed steroids. By this time my lower lip was puffed out, I now looked worse than Mr. Snerd.

It's now Tuesday, I had a sleepless night, a fact.
I had decided to call my doctor's nurse to have him talk to my doctor about me. I knew he could do better. He called me back and said I should go to the emergency. Emergency! What did Hives have with emergency?
I found out.

I was the only patient there. They took my Hives seriously. I was undressed, of course, and put to bed. These were sweet, sweet people, they cheered me, tried to make me laugh, kept me
right up to the minute what they were and would be doing.
I had a blood test of course, an EKG, had x-rays, my hand ready with needles for meds, covered with warm blankets, and all the while they kept that sweetness.

This is getting too long. I loved the doctor, he was so smart and so caring of how I felt. Another fellow called himself a "yardtech" which meant he did everything that was needed. He was great to talk to. Dean reminded me he gave the tests I was given.
And those sweet nurses kept coming and going and talking and laughing. I loved them.

The last thing they did was the plasma, two bags. That over they wrote instructions to keep me on track, and Dean took me home after about four hours of lying on my back obeying every order.

At home my lips are still swelled some, I still look awful, I am up but the Hives got up with me.
I am so confused I forgot it was today I was at the hospital. The hospital changed the schedule for meds and of course Dean had to go after more. This doctor had labeled two of my old meds as being the bad guys, so they skidooed. The Hives are still all over me but I do believe they are fading. They don't like steroids either.
Blessings still come, just where? They surprise us. Thank You God, I think it is going to be a good week.
Dean will have his 86th birthday, I may see my doctor the same day although I don't know why. I have to call him for an appointment, but it will be short, I hope he will find time for me.

Happy Days are still around and God is still good, and the only sad thing will be saying good bye to our youngest son and his family, they will be moving East.

Betty G

Sunday, July 11, 2010


A habit I don't like, falling. Falls, three in June and one already in July.
I fell Friday when at a yard sale I sat in my walker, but the driveway was steep and I went sailing down it backwards before I knew it and soon I went one way and my walker went another, and Dean had to pick me up again.
No broken bones but bruised and sore. One arm has a broken blood vessel which will just turn purple and go away. There is some swelling and one elbow scraped.
Sure could have been worse.

The trip to Tomah for Dean's 86th birthday has been changed to Betty's. Bless her, she always wants us to come to her house.
Also I will miss the Duluth trip. Dean says no way.
So it looks like I will be home again for a while to get over this. And pray it is enough punishment to this old body of mine.

Have I something to be thankful for? You bet!!
First, that Dean was with me and could pick me up. Then it was me instead of Dean. Then I didn't get hurt any worse than I did, even with two pair of glasses on they weren't broken, or any teeth, yet both sides of my face are sore.

The kids like to say this is our family reunion. And that is fine with us, when we are gone they will still have the reunion together. We are thankful our family is close and hopefully always will be. We have enough family to have a reunion already.

Life is good.
Betty G


I hate to say it but I fell again. No broken bones just bruised up and shaken good, and sore all over.

It was Friday at a yard sale. I was sitting in my walker and the driveway was steep and down I went, ending up on the ground. The walker went one way, I went another, and Dean had to pick me up again.

It's getting too often, three times in June, and now it's happening in July. I blame it on carelessness, mine.

Dean's picnic, his 86th birthday, was to be in Tomah, now it will be at Betty's, bless her she always wants us there. And a trip to Duluth will also be missed for me, Dean says no way.

I will probably quit yardsaling for a while. Hopefully, we will have one in August, though I am not sure if our house or Betty's!

The kids have dubbed Dean's birthday picnic our family reunion, we have enough family to have a reunion!

I think I will be homebound for a while so it will be nice to see the family.

Betty G

Sunday, July 04, 2010


Yes, we voted for Mike Huckabee and not McCain or Obama in the primaries.

Back when I got the daily Arkansas paper, I wrote a letter to the editor there regarding Arlansas politics.
Gov. Jim Guy Tucker, who followed Bill Clinton as governor, had to resign because of some wrongdoing.

That was when Mike Huckabee became governor. First thing on his agenda was to be removing the tax on food. You read that right. The Democrats actually taxed food!

We visited in Memphis a lot and one day when with an aunt buying groceries, I discovered she was taxed for the food.
Now, I still pray that idea never comes to Wisconsin, and disappears everywhere else!

Betty G

Friday, July 02, 2010


July 4 - Happy Birthday USA !
Also July 4 - Great Grandson Dane will be 16.
July 5 - Happy Birthday Walter.
July 15 - Long time husband of mine will be 86 !
July 20 - Son Gary will be 57.
July 22 - Granddaughter Jade will be 31. She's too young to be over the hill !
July 31 - Our kids, Denny and Peg, will celebrate their 39th anniversary !

It's a busy month, we have two picnics to go to already.

Happy birthdays and celebrations to all !
Betty G

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


I questioned giving to God my leftovers after a garage sales several years ago. People told me God wants everything I can give HIm. He just appreciates my giving.
I just could not agree with that. I believed God should receive our "first fruits," meaning our best.
Leftovers. Think, leftover time, leftover money, leftover talents, after we satisfy ourselves.
More to consider. Your boss gives you his leftovers after his own salary, your children given you time and affection after their own fun and friends. That makes it pretty sad doesn't it?
Look to the Bible for an answer. David's view, his giving depended on"that which cost me nothing." Right view! Also shows love in your giving.
Then remember Paul in Romans 12:1, "Present your bodies a living sacrifice...." nothing costs more than that. The best is to be given and that means everything, to God.
I do believe He doesn't accept seconds after we are through with them.
I have been giving our church books from my own bookshelves. I cannot say I am giving them to God, but after I make sure they are okay I can give them to members of our church and hope they like them as I have.

Hope you agree.
Betty G

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


I have never been a pessimist but weather like this can make me one. It has been cold for over a week, some rain but not too much, just cold temps that made a jacket necessary. Now it is to turn hot with rain and thunderstorms. That sounds like more than thunder is coming. When the temps go up we can expect storms that we don't want.
When it gets too bad we run to one of the girls' house because they have basements.
Now does that make me a pessimist? Of course it does !

Betty G

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Saturday was Cinder City Days here in our town, reminding us we were once a railroad town, with parades, a carnival, and all sorts of fun stuff.

We spent the day at our daughter Betty's house on the big parade's route. Actually, I missed it.
I had taken a head-first spill in our driveway before getting to Betty's. It was a nasty fall, tore my pants leg and had a ugly knee that was fast swelling. I hurt everywhere so spent the day in Betty's recliner being waited on for lunch.

It had looked like rain but it held off for the parade and towns around us had entered the parade so it really was a good one. Dean took pictures for me.

After that it was birthday time. Great Grandson Tyler was two and really into opening presents. He was fun. He would open one and would like it so much he wanted to play. Instead, Mom would make him open another and again he wanted to play, but he was excited and he was cute to watch. He's so cute anyway.

Now it is Sunday evening and I have finally gotten awake. I am still sore, have a swelled knee that lost a lot of skin but no blood, and have a terrible headache.
It's not funny to fall.

Betty G

Monday, May 31, 2010


Tomorrow is June 1, and the days hasten by.........

June 3 - Ella June's birthday, a dear friend. She was at our anniversary picnic and looking beautiful as usual.
June 9 - Ella June and Bill's anniversary, 50 something years. Our best to them.
June 14 - Flag Day.
June 18 - Grandson Eric's birthday, out in Colorado.
June 19 - Great Grandson Tyler will be two!! A busy little boy.
June 20- Father's Day, Another picnic.
June 21 - Betty's birthday. She is our oldest.
June 27 - Dear friend, Hattie, will celebrate her birthday.
June 29 - Happy Birthday to Zoanna's hubby.
June 30 - Granddaughter Laura's birthday. Sweetie!

June 21 is also the first day of summer. It isn't cold or too hot, but I still pray that I will not hate Al Gore!!

Greetings to all, but it I missed anyone please let me know!!
Betty G

Saturday, May 22, 2010


Last Sunday I was not a "Happy Camper." The weather had turned out nicely but there were too many sick children to keep me happy.

But I became a very happy person when a yard full of friends and family gathered with us to note the 65th anniversary for Dean and I. It was a certainly a happy time.
Our children treated us to a wonderful time and we will be forever grateful.

65 years together, a 19-year-old USO hostess for the Salvation Army and a 20 year-old-army private( a Yankee). We had known each other three months.

I can only explain our love as God-given with intentions of keeping us together all these years, and I might add Dean is an exceptional husband and father to our five children, completely fashioned by God for marriage. Thank You God for all Your plans and works, and for Your love for us.

So, I am happy, and happy to report the children have all recovered. It is a week after the fun and I am still exhausted from trying to visit with everyone. It was wonderful!

Betty G

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


A few pix, Dean in among the Greatest Generation at the Iwo Jima Marine Memorial, Dean alone, Dean with his partner veteran, , and Dean with Grandson Russell.
Betty G

Monday, May 10, 2010


Over 100 WW II veterans were on a 737 flying to Washington, D.C., for the Freedom Honor Flight, all for them! Saturday.

Families and veterans were gathered in a hanger at the LaCrosse airport in French Island. Wheelchairs and helpers were necessary for a lot of them, our Greatest Generation is getting old and their aren't many left. One man handed to someone on the plane, a flag-frame with a flag and picture of his dad who should have been on the plane but passed away. He was going anyway. This really touched me. I had three special uncles who have died but you can bet they would have been there if they were living. And they would have loved it!

Dean had a wonderful day. The main goal was to see the WW II Memorial, but they also visited the Vietnam Memorial, the Korean Memorial, the Iwo Jima, and the Air Force Memorial.
They took a lot of pictures of course and I will post them eventually.

Bobbi and I were back Saturday night to welcome them back as were a lot of other people. The veterans got off the plane, walked through flags on each side, and met a hanger full of people with flags and yelling, and with a band playing loud and really good, and the veterans were smiling and shaking hands with people lined up.
I am crying as I remember the evening.

Russ added to the day for Dean by coming over from New York, where he lives, by train and spending almost the whole day with Dean. It was special to Dean and Russ, too.

I have written a lot for the few readers but for myself, too. And I am sure I will write more with some pictures.

Betty G

Friday, May 07, 2010


I heard something today that disturbed me greatly.
A scholarship was offered to school students for an essay recently.
A lot of students entered the contest but their essays would upset anyone

The topic? "What the flag Means to Me."

I'm glad I didn't have to judge them. It was pathetic.

I would be interested in what the flag means to you

Betty G

Saturday, May 01, 2010


And a merry month it is.

May 3, Peg's birthday.

May 4, my brother's birthday and his and his wife Vivian's wedding anniversary.

May 8, Dean's trip on the Freedon Honor Flight to D.C. for the WW II memorial.

May 9, Mother's Day. My mother was buried on Mother's Day, 1935.

May 11, Bryant's birthday.

May 15, Armed Forces Day.

May 17, our 65th wedding anniversary.

May 31. Memorial Day.

And someone reminded me that another grandson, Elijah, had a birthday either April 31 or May 1. I'm not sure but I do thank whoever sent it, He was with us one Christmas and one picnic, and we and everyone, really enjoyed him I had hopes we could get him to visit again.

I have a feeling I missed someone so please let me know. My info is scattered here and there, on this and that, which makes me sure I have missed someone or something. I need help or next year I will still miss someone.
Did I miss anyone else?

Betty G

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


This is a wider view of our magenta wall. I love it!!

Betty G


This the one wall of magenta in our living room and I love it. I don't feel It was a crazy thing to do after all.

Betty G

Monday, April 19, 2010


I remember when the USA agreed that Jerusalem was the Israel capital. We were just agreeing with truth.

Washington, D.C. has been our capitol for over 200 years. Jerusalem has been the capital
of the Jewish people for over 3,000 years, since the time of King David, yet for 15 years no USA president has seen fit to move the American embassy there.
Why not?

This is a question,
Betty G

Sunday, April 11, 2010


I'll be some time catching up with myself but we still have April on the calendar, it didn't

Chris,grandson, and Kyra, great granddaughter, both had birthdays April 2.
Great granddaughter Tabitha was 17 on April 4.

Two of our chilren Vada and Bryant, became Christians in April. It's been several years ago. We praise God for them and their children, they are all precious.

Russ, grandson, and Vada Jane, great granddaughter, will have birthdays, April 22. Vada Jane is named for her mother and me.

We were down south, in Wisconsin, for a day job, dye checking at a dairy, and there were flowers blooming everywhere. We came back home to freezing temps at night, and very little to even hint of flowers. I now have daffodils blooming.

Easter Sunday was April 5, and the day was spent at Betty's. Great Granddaughter Amanda was there and she is two and a beautiful little lady.

We have a funeral to attend this week. A dear, dear, lady we have loved for a long time and traveled with her and her husband, has died at age 82. She and Don were active in church and music all their married life and dear friends of ours for over 30 years.

Our April seems slow but we are seeing doctors and and have a chicken dinner at friend Hattie's church, to attend yet this month.
And, Dean has a meeting regarding his Washington D.C. trip coming up, as a veteran (WW 2).

Our May looks pretty busy
So, we better rest.

Oh, yes, Dean hopes to paint the LR this month yet. We are planning a long wall in magenta!!
I'm not sure, but I might have gone bonkers on this idea!!!

Happy days to everyone I missed.
Betty G

Thursday, April 08, 2010


Oh, I hate being without the internet.
We were switching and then changed our minds, and we were without anything for 20 days, seemed like an eternity !

Now when I get my energy going I will get back to reading and writing.
Hope everyone had a happy Easter. We did, at Betty's again, and loved seeing the family.

Best to you all,
Betty G

Thursday, March 25, 2010


I am about to give up.
I had a comment earlier today from annonymous and I clicked "publish" and am still trying to find out what was commented on. It hasn't showed up anywhere.

So I give up. Sorry.

Betty G

Saturday, March 20, 2010


It hit me. What have we come to that we have to have political argumental work on the Lord's Day. A Day that is supposed to be a day of rest!

It really isn't right but who is complaining? No one. People just accept it.

Doesn't it bother you? It bothers me.
Betty G


Another scary column is Robert Ringer's "Being Proud to say No." Ringer is a prominent voice for liberty.

Ringer's title isn't a clue to what scared me.
He zings in on the "deem" to replace voting.

He says watch out for an emergency especially around voting time, fall, 2010.

His examples are war between Iran and Israel, Civil War in the US, unarmed civilians being
controlled, even attacked, by armed military. He says anything will work for Congress for this.

Ringer is fearful for the US and stresses "watch out" for crises.

Betty G


I'm reading again, that means more politics. I write this for my own journal, just print it and insert it in for my own records.

Bret Baier's interview with President Obama on Special Report this past week, really opened eyes to Obama's lying and his real plans for Obamacare.
Example, this statement made by Obama, "The ideas embodied in this bill basically track the recommendations of Democrat Tom Daschle and Republicans Bob Dole and Howard Baker."
That is probably true. Dole and Baker might have shown their liberal sides if asked, but Daschle is definitely liberal. He would lead this bill now but for his tax scandal.
"Daschle's ideas were that doctors give up autonomy (self-governing) and that means obeying orders from breaucrats, and that seniors will have to learn to deal with conditions arising from their age, rather than receive treatment."
This scares me re this bill. Especially now that I see Dean at 85 needing what he gets from our doctor now.
This was from David Limbaugh's column, "Thank You Bret Baier."
David is a lawyer.

Then there is Jane Chastian, a co-host on the Judicial Watch Report. Her column is titled,
"Fooling Granny." Contained is this, "This bill sets up an Independent Medicare Advisory Board, which is to recommend cuts for the sole purpose of limiting the amount of resources going to Medicare patients. Some have called it a "Death Panel.

"For this bill to pass, Granny must believe that she will be able to see a specialist when she needs one, who will be able to give her the expensive tests required to diagnose her problem.
Granny must believe she will be able to receive that operation or treatment that could save or extend her life. Nothing could be further from the truth!"

She goes on why Granny is being fooled.
This is also scary to me.
Like Fox Network, "We report, you decide."

Betty G

Saturday, March 13, 2010


Wisconsin must be full of Happy Campers!

I can't say the sun is shining but I can say the inside weather station says 55 degrees outside my window. The snow is melting but the dirt is on top and makes a nasty mess. Daylight Savings Time starts tomorrow and Dean is feeling good after his one-day-work job yesterday.
My only complaint today is I am having a hard time just walking from one room to another, and I am missing a great-grandson's first-birthday party.
Next Sunday, Spring officially begins, and on St. Patrick's Day we are switching our cable provider, and during the week Dean will have another one-day-job and he is looking forward to that.

So, best wishes for your Spring to come.
Betty G

Monday, March 08, 2010


A cigarette is a pinch of tobacco wrapped in paper, fire at one end and fool at the other.

A disbelief in God does not result in a belief in nothing, disbelief in God usually results in a belief in anything.

A dog who attends a flea circus will likely steal the whole show.

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored

Foot, a device for finding furniture in the dark.

God is not against us because of our sin, He is with us to fight our sin.

For people who like peace and quiet, a phone less cord.

Tee Hee (a word I hear my kids use!)
Betty G

Tuesday, March 02, 2010


My morning is getting away from me. But, this article has more to say about the world changes.

The idea at the UN is a global society. This is all new to me, at least I have never given it enough thought to believe it.

I am old enough to remember when we learned right and wrong in daily lives in school. Now it seems students are taught to be "global citizens" and take part in politics. Is this really true?
Are our children being taught national sovereignity is wrong? Are they being taught Christians are the problem of world problems?

Are political power and social teaching of world order taking over the students? I do not know but my reading says it is true.
Are we really on the virge of having a world money system?
Are we to become a minor nation in the world? Who will respond as we did in WW 1 and 2?
Will we just be told we will do and not be asked to do?
Is our constitution being taught in school? We adults need to read and study it ourselves, I am speaking for myself also.
A new legal counsel to the US State Department, Harold Koh, critizes the US for not obeying the laws.He is in favor of joining the internation criminal court which is to have jurisdiction over very nation in this world. That includes us. We'd better do what they say in our military for example.

Revelation 17-18 tells us a new world order is coming and will at first be accepted by the world.
This to the reader should not be a surprise. God will have judgement over this in our favor.
We need to start thanking Him now.

We need to realize we still have life in a nation of freedom and laws. These are gifts from God and we need to take care of them, rejecting globalism now.

This is all from a single article and I left some things out to shorten it. It is serious. Losing our freedoms is serious and we must watch it.

Betty G


Sometimes I think I should give up reading!!

Have you ever heard of the UN's Social Council's Commission on Sustainable Development? It is new to me, too.
This is a council of the United Nations that is in the business of controlling the world's water, energy, health, agriculture, and more.
The action plan goes by the name, "AGenda 21." It is basic security, a goal of the UN's labor unions.
Originally basic security for the UN covered defensive measures for member nations. It has been changed to chronic things such as hunger, disease, and respression. It also includes things that may disrupt daily life, whatever that means.
It has been called socialism. It means governments are to control all life to what the government delermines proper use of our resources. This will kill all freedom, and all national sovereignty.

I don't know what we have joined of the UN's policies but their are many, probably hundreds, of agencies that will kill all freedoms of the USA.

To me, this is a big reason to leave the United Nations and all its attempting to run all nations to their way, always anti-America.

Does this mean the USA is to be ruled by the rest of the world? What happens to our constitution?
I really would like to know more.

Betty G

Monday, March 01, 2010

A NEW MONTH ------ MARCH, 2010

March 10 - A friend, Gene, has a birthday.
March 12 - Grandson Gage will be 15. Oh, how the years are flying by!
March 13 - Great grandson Jackson has his first birthday, wish we could make it to his party.
March 14 - Daylight Savings Time begins
March 16 - Toni, Happy Birthday!
March 17 - St. Patricks's Day
March 20 - First Day of Spring, Hooray!
March 28 - Palm Sunday

Then MrEddie's family has two birthday in March.
Happy Birthday to you all (yawll would come naturally to this southern girl).

Betty G


Here are the two best prayers you need.
"Help me, help me, help me," and "Thank YOu, thank You, thank You."

A young and foolish pilot wanted to sound cool on the aviation frequencies. This was his first time approaching a runway at night.
Instead of making any official requests to the tower, he said, "Guess who?"
The controller switched the runway light off and replied, "Guess where!"

A father was asked by his friend, "Has your son decided what he wants to be when grows up?"
"Yes, he wants to be a gabage collector," replied his father.
His friend thought for a moment. "That's a rather strange ambition to have for a career,"
he said.
"Not really," said the father. "He thinks that garbage collectors only work on Tuesday!"

Fun is about as good a habit as there is.

Betty G


Since we have had the worries with Dean's health I haven't posted anything else.
I am one who dotes on politics and other news so I have been reading but not worrying.
That isn't easy to do with all that Obama and the Democrats do.

I have been wondering why US car companies are attacking Toyota so viciously. And they are.
Is it to drive them out of our country? They are big competition.

How about the government being enthralled with the cresent and the star on flags of the east. It was a monument for 9-11 on a ground area. Now it is a new Department of Defense Missile Agency logo for recruiting. The logo is a circle made up of a cresent, a star, and Obama's campaign logo. It is insulting.

And the one columnist I could hate, Gene Lyons, has explained why he hates conservatives so much, especially Sarah Palin and the radio hosts that agree with her. He has contempt for the teaparty people. He starts with Glenn Beck today, and goes on to conservative Republicans calling us ignorant, frightened, easy to fool, and other fantasies. I didn't like him in Arkansas and I don't like him in Wisconsin.

I won't even mention Obamacare. Just hold it off until 2011.

I did enjoy the Olympics. First time I have watched it. Those athletes are perfection.

Al Gore is still defending global warming when he should be looking out cell bars. He was bent on making millions, even billions, for his own pockets. Democrats, and Lindsey Graham, Rep., are still working for it.

Now, China no more money to lend us, so Obama is looking for money from the public. Where do you suppose he will get it? Ira and 401K accounts, maybe. These accounts are private. The government wants them for Treasury bonds. Watch out for this.

Daughter Peggy was grabbed by a conveyer belt at work, accidently, and mangled a thumb and pulled her shoulder. A co-worker pulled her loose.
She is doing okay now, and just got back from a week vacationing in Colorado's snow.

That's enough, little good news, lots of bad news.
And I didn't even make a dent in the bad news.

It seems it's unending bad news. But I am still happy, God is in control, we just have to be patient.
Betty G

Saturday, February 20, 2010


Dean is doing very well, thank you. And if you prayed for him and his biopsy, thank you again and thank our Lord God.

He really is feeling much better and with Bobby here all weekend, Betty here yesterday afternoon, and Doug here this evening, he has been cheered up.
The other kids just couldn't make it.

The biopsy revealed a tumor that was cancerous, and was removed and the bladder wash was used to kill it. The doctor says there was no other cancer.
He is on meds that will take a long time to actually work but he is feeling great now with pain meds.

He and Bobbi are watching the Olympics so I will joing them.
Thanks again,
Betty G

Saturday, February 06, 2010


A reminder came in my favorite magazine "Israel my Glory."

Remember Belshazzar, king of Babylon, with the Medo-Persian army at the gates of the city, decided to throw a party, to play instead of pray or even prepare to defend the city and its people.
Remember it was a word from God, written on the wall, that was the warning it was the end for Babylon.
That night, the king was dead and Babylon was no more.

This was an editorial, annon, and was discussing the recent killings by the Muslin army doctor at Fort Hood.
All reports have gone the way of political correctness, and the editorial asked the question, "Is anyone listening? Or have we all gone to a party?"
Most of this is copied.

Betty G

Wednesday, February 03, 2010


I am always my clumsy, falling self, but Dean is always in tip-top shape.
But, not this week, actually, nearly three weeks. He went to emergency twice, saw the doctor once, had tests including a catscan, and was told his bladder has a spot or something loose in it.
He has had a lot of pain and bleeding and now has a catheter, til next Monday.

So, he does need prayer help. And we have a lot of thanks for our children and grandchildren who have been the drivers for our needs and the constant calls to check on us. As busy as they are they have been at our beck and call for so much.

So, kids, we thank you. Bless you, everyone.



I've been going through books on our shelves, looking for books to put in our church library.

For the library I've found books by Billy Graham, David Jeremiah, Dr. James Dobson, Larry Richards, Adrian Rogers, E. Doan, Charles Swindoll, Charles Stanley, and others, including my own book. These are some I took to church . I still have a lot to sort out. I have to read every one again before I make up my mind to part with it.

I came across "What happens When Women Pray," by Evelyn Christenson. I hadn't read it in years but I want to read it over and over. I attended one of her sessions in 1980 so the book has meant a lot to me.

Reading it I began to think I couldn't part with it but I know others need it too. I am such a booklover it is hard to part with any book. And the more I think about it, I will keep it for while.

Betty G

Monday, February 01, 2010


February 2010 is here, TODAY !

Feruary 1 - Grandson Buck's birthday, he would be 30 now.
February 2 - Grandson Doug's birthday.
February 11 - Grandson Matt, our firefighter and first responder, will be 27.
February 11 - Friend Clara's birthday.
February 13 - Son Denny's birthday.
February 13 - Friend Millie's 92nd birthday.
February 17 - Granddaughters Jeni and Jodee both will celebrate birthdays.
February 20 - Great grandson Aiden James celebrating in Heaven.
February 23 - Great Grandson J.D.'s fifth birthday.
February 27 - Good friend Donna's birthday.

The weather forecaster said it would be one degree below zero this morning, too dark for me to read the outside thermometer. According to the weather station in my office, it is 9 above. I will have to wait for light outside to see who is right. I do know it is cold!

Every month means birthday cards. If I missed someone, or got something wrong, let me know.
Betty G

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Did you hear about the 84 year-old lady who talked herself out of a speeding ticket?
She told the young officer that she had to get there before she forgot where she was going.

Makes perfectly good sense to me........
Betty G - an 84-year-old

Sunday, January 24, 2010


January 24 is Sanctity of Life Sunday and it took Chuck Norris to wake me up to it.
I haven't had my computer all week to keep me up to date and I am sorry to say it but no one on the television seems to know Sanctity of Life Day exists.

Mr. Norris, seems funny to call him this, is very pro-life and very anti-murder for the millions of babies. That is a hard thing to write, that anyone could be in favor of promoting murdering babies before they ever are born. They live in the womb but some people don't believe this.

A quote from Thomas Jefferson, "The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, if the first and only legitimate object of good government."
A quote from Chuck Norris, " As long as we have breath, and those in the womb have life, we patriots must fight for American life."

Norris gives nine ways to fight abortion.
One is to "demand President Obama quit fighting to terminate life in the womb, and seek instead to value and save human life."

With our large family, we have welcomed many babies, and some we have not known, but I can honestly say with a glad heart that everyone of them is precious and I thank God to allow them life.

Betty G

One more word. If we love our Lord God, we will obey His Word. In the early Old Testament, "I call Heaven and Earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life that both thou and thy seed may live."
Deuteronomy 30:19

Thursday, January 14, 2010


1. In a human being, the wishbone is located just under the hat.

2.You may not be a star, but you need not be a cloud, either.

3.Some folks are wise, and some folks are otherwise.

This was in a local shopper, and I just liked it.
'Today, we would like to thank Albert for his service to our company.
Albert is someone who does not know the meaning of impossible task, who
does not know the meaning of lunch break, who does not understand the
meaning of the word no. So we have chipped in and bought Albert a

This one, too.
"I see you went crazy at the big summer clearance sale," Wanda comments, as
she looks at all the bags of merchandise her friend, Carol, just brought home from
the store.
"You got that right.....I almost bought their elevator because it was marked 'down' "

I guess you can see I am feeling better about the tests. Now, I want to see Dean have a good report.

Betty G


If you prayed for good news for me, thank you very much.
I was scheduled for a mammogram and an ultrasound today. First the mammogram went slow but the final word was nothing wrong, so the ultrasound wasn't needed.
Good, good news.
Some of you had encouraged me so much I hadn't worried about it at all.

Dean had tests too this morning but we don't have the reports yet. He had the regular lab work and then a catscan.
For this work, we really aren't worried either.

Thank you again, for your prayers.
Thank You Lord, for your care.

Betty G

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Our mail will slow down now so it is time to cut the used stamps off those envelopes and mail them to the disabled veterans.
Used stamps usually go into the wastebasket but don't throw them, put them into a big envelope and mail them to Stamps for the Wounded
- SFTW/Lions
- P.O.Box 297
- Dunn Loring, Va 22027
You will be thanked with a card from the DAV

Betty G

Monday, January 04, 2010


Just a short note. I would appreciate prayer.
I had a mammogram Friday and now the hospital wants another one plus an ultrasound. The see a mass and wants to see it better.
At first I was quite anxious about it but now I am thinking it is nothing.
Thank you,

Betty G

Saturday, January 02, 2010


An oops for me!!
The two young people at the Christmas party with us are great grandchildren, not just grandchildren. Their parents are our grandchildren. I get them mixed up most of the time.
They are beautiful and two of five of one family.

Betty G

Friday, January 01, 2010


WOW!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 2010!!!

Dates for our house haven't changed much, but the ages have!!

January 7 - Grandson Kevin, 24 this year.
January 8 - My day. I graduate to 84 this time. Hard to believe!!!
I was born in Memphis, Tenn. and a Memphis boy, yet born in Mississippi,
Elvis Presley, was born on January 8, but he was much younger that I.
January 12- great grandson Jerett, will be 10 years old, and a very smart young man.
January 26 - Sister-in-law Vivian, a wish you were here from us.

It's not a long list. I feel I must have missed someone. Soooo let me know,
and thank you.

Betty G