Saturday, August 25, 2012


I would write personally to Rick but I don't have his address.
So I want to send him a note.  It's this:  Because you live in Canada you would like this article at written by the Nashville fiddler.  He writes of the beauties and joys of Canada, posted August 6, 2012.
I think you would enjoy it and all his writings.  He's super and everyone would enjoy them.

Betty G


            Dean's visit to the doctor with Peg along to help with morale, brought another two weeks to wait to get answers.  Lab test showed bleeding in the bladder so now it's wait til that heals and the doctor said he will test again.
Dean is feeling okay but still tired and yet he stays busy.  It's Peg who is feeling rotten lately.  She is back to being dizzy and having headaches.  Denny says it is stress, believable because she is taking on worry about everyone else, not just Dean.   She is concerned about everyone with a problem.

Back to Dean.  He has been going and doing and seems to be happy with the doctor and is accepting what he does and says.  I, too, am thankful for Dean, the doctor, and our family, and all their concerns and love.

I am asking you to continue to pray.  God knows our problems but He wants us to talk to Him about all our problems.   So I thank you for your prayers.
Thank you all,

Betty G

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Dean's family reunion was a great time for us again this year.  Some of our kids came, but this was an unusual year because there were lots of people I didn't know or recognize.
Cousin Nancy really did a great job of getting people back and it was so much fun seeing so many there..
And the food was wonderful, everything was so good, and such a variety.
You can see I really enjoyed it.

Dean took my wheelchair so I could sit comfortably, I never moved, just watched everyone else and visited with the ones coming by me.
And so many precious little ones.  Cousin Jimmy was really proud of his new, 2 month old granddaughter.  She was adorable.  And great gramma Toni was proud of her and her sister.
We were on a lake with a nice pavillion, some of our little boys brought their fishing rods.  Someone found worms from somewhere!!
We were also blessed with beautiful weather.
People came from Colorado, and cities around in Wisconsin.
I repeat it was great.

So, with Nancy and her husband Eric doing all the work next year again, I hope to be there.
Thank you Nancy and Eric and to all who came and made it a memorable day.
See you next year!!

Betty G

Monday, August 20, 2012


Back in 2007 Great-grandson Tristian had a blog.  He had a new question every day and he really had a following of commenters.
I have been reading them this morning and reading about what my family were saying about themselves.  It was wonderful, learning experienc.
Most of the comments were made by my children and grand children, and then my friend bloggers. 
I have all of Tristians blogs in a folder and they have been in storage with my scrapbooks so I haven't looked at them for some time. 
Surprise, surprise, what they told of their childhood was delightful.  That is the right word.
Tristian was 10 or 11 and he was having a great time.  I haven't heard from him in such a long time, I don't know what he is doing now.  He was a great kid, his own words, "cute, curious, hyper, skinny, giving,"  and from others, "loving, and wonderful."
I hope he hasn't changed!

Enjoying memories,
Betty G 

Friday, August 17, 2012


We had a nephew, his wife, our niece, and their two little boys, from Arkansas.
I had a lot of pain, Dean didn't feel the best, but we throroly enjoyed seeing and visiting with them, they were great!!
We had part of our family at daughter Betty's for a get together, and Betty had us back for supper the next night, and everybody enjoyed them.   Grandson Tyler came over and he and really enjoyed the boys, and the uncle, too.
I was a great time with them. We thank him for coming.
We look forward to seeing them again.

And other Arkansas relatives too.

See you,
BEtty G

Thursday, August 09, 2012


Well, I must tell you I went shopping yesterday, first time in over a month.  I used to let Dean push me in a wheel chair but I don't ask him to do anything that would tax his energy now.  We take my walker with the seat so I can sit down when my legs give out.  I go home in pain I can assure you.

We went to several stores with my shopping list.  One thing I wanted was a red pencil, not a pen, not a bunch of colored ones, just a red pen.

My reason for a red pen?  Since Jesus' words are usually in red in the New Testament, and Jesus in God the Son, I wanted to have a Bible with God the Father's words in red.  Only makes sense to me.
I asked a friend at church who happens to work in a Christian Book Store, if they had a Bible with God the Father's words in red.  She told me there weren't any that she knew of.  She suggested I go through the Old Testament and use a marker, and colored God's words.  The store has a pink marker that won't bleed through the Bible's thin pages.
They are always thin.
So Dean went by and bought one for me.  I don't care for pink, it looks so feminine and anemic, I think a red pencil would work better.
So, yesterday, I was on the lookout for a red pencil.  Nowhere could it be found.  I will have to visit craft stores and maybe they will have a single red pencil and not in bunches of all colors.  What a waste for just one pencil!!!

I will try again but it will not be soon.  I don't like the pain1!

See you,
Betty G

Friday, August 03, 2012


All this hoopla re the words of a boss of Chick-Fil-A is "tyrannical intolerance" and it is more of condeming Christian opinions.
Chick-Fil-A is not charged with discrimination in running the business.  It is simply the founder's son and boss and freedom of speech.  He is for traditional marriage and family with Christian convictions.
I have a aunt who started a Chick-Fil-A in her kitchen over 60 years ago.  I have no idea how she did with it but I hope she did okay.  She is now deceased.  But Chick-Fil-A has continued.
Now because of a freedom of one man's opinion cities like Chicago, Boston, and New York, are trying to put them out of business,  They are actually ordering them out in some places.
I have seen all these reports of  long, long lines  I'm sure these are  customers who are eager to buy and are doing so. 
A blogger surmised if the cities order all businesses out of the city for Christian principles they don't like, what will happen to churches and the like.
Something to think about.

Betty G