Thursday, January 24, 2013

Scott Goossen Feb. 25, 1970-Jan. 21, 2014

Our sweet nephew left us to be with his Lord.

Scott was a fun loving, happy man.  He had many friends and relatives who will miss him tremendously.  

Please pray for the family as we have his memorial service today.  Pray for peace and grace for all of us that loved and knew him.

We will all miss him!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Some Thoughts From Thomas Jefferson

John F. Kennedy held a dinner in the white House for a group of the brightest minds in the nation at that time. He made this statement:

"This is perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to
gather at one time in the White House with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."

"When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe."
-- Thomas Jefferson

"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
-- Thomas Jefferson

"It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world."
-- Thomas Jefferson

"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."
-- Thomas Jefferson

"My reading of history convinces me that most bad government
results from too much government."
-- Thomas Jefferson

"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms."
--Thomas Jefferson

"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."
-- Thomas Jefferson

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
-- Thomas Jefferson

"To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."
-- Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson said in 1802:
"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.  If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property - until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."

I wish we could get this out to everyone!

I'm doing my part. Please do yours.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Thanksgiving/Christmas Post

Boy, I had so many good thoughts about keeping up with my blog, telling all (both) of you about what is going on in my life.

I was going to tell you about our Christmas, which took place over Thanksgiving, which we've done for years, but here it is the middle of January, two months after the fact.  Believe me when I tell you we had a blast.  Everyone was home except the  two oldest grandchildren.  They both have jobs, and had to work.

We ate lots of good food, played with the little ones, got lots of kisses and hugs, and cuddles from our youngest, born in August, shopped, and made time to go see great-grandma.  Here's a picture of all of us, including her roommate, Helen.  She asked if she could come with us, and of course, I said, "Yes, of course."  I think they get really lonely in the home, but it is really a nice place for them.

Carole's hubby wasn't with us, he was sleeping.  He was working nights, so he was tired.

Well, since then, we've had Christmas, which we spent here at home with my twin sister and Vern.  We just stayed home and ate broccoli and cheese soup for dinner.  It was a nice, relaxing day.

Now, we've gotten back in the swing of things, and I'm thinking about the future.  I think I'm going to travel.  Here are my 'plans'.  God bless each of you in 2013!  Remember, He is still in control.

My inconclusive travel plans 2013

I have been in many places, but I've never been in Cahoots. Apparently, you can't go alone. You have to be in Cahoots with someone.

I've also never been in Cognito. I hear no one recognizes you there.

I have, however, been in Sane. They don't have an airport; you have to be driven there. I have made several trips there, thanks to my friends, family and work.

I would like to go to Conclusions, but you have to jump, and I'm not too much on physical activity anymore.

I have also been in Doubt. That is a sad place to go, and I try not to visit there too often.

I've been in Flexible, but only when it was very important to stand firm.

Sometimes I'm in Capable, and I go there more often as I'm getting older.

One of my favorite places to be is in Suspense! It really gets the adrenalin flowing and pumps up the old heart! At my age I need all the stimuli I can get!

I may have been in Continent, and I don't remember what country I was in. It's an age thing.


Today is one of the many National Mental Health Days throughout the year. You can do your bit by remembering to send an e-mail to at least one unstable person. My job is done!

Life is too short for negative drama and petty things. So laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly!

From one unstable person to another... I hope everyone is happy in your head - we're all doing pretty good in mine!