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