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The Thanksgiving Blessings.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

I couldn't let this day go by without taking notice of all the blessings bestowed upon myself and family. Each year older reminds me of how grateful one should be. I lived across from a neighbor for over 20 years who always said "if it's not your wife or your life, don't worry about it". Are there some things I wish were different, you bet, can I change them right now or are out of my control? I try to concentrate on the positive, which are so many. Not in any particular order are Health for all our family. Bountiful harvest. Loving family. Many encouraging Spark friends, are just a few. My wish for you this Thanksgiving day is let the Lord Bless You and Keep You!
Happy Thanksgiving to all.

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DUMBELLE 11/26/2009 10:07AM

    May the Lord bless you and your family this Thanksgiving. God is good!

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SDEHNKE 11/26/2009 9:57AM

    Have a Happy and Blessed day.



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A Bunch Of Old Faces!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

For the last 30 years our little town and school has had an All Class Reunion every 5 years. We've had as many as 600 and this last weekend we had a few over 330. this is quite an endeavor to try to keep all the addresses up to date. They fly and drive from all parts of the USA.Started with a memorial service with scripture, poem, singing and reading names of those who have passed away the last 5 years, I didn't meet anyone who wanted to be on that list next time. We recognized the oldest Lady and Gentleman both in their 90's with corsages. Youngest graduating class present 1991 and and class of 75th. 50th. and 25th. years. One graduate, who is 103 was not able to travel the 50 miles so we sent flowers to her, still very sharp though. We honored our first 6 man football team of 1951, none of the 20 who went out that first year had ever played the sport before. Needless to say they never won a game playing against established teams. We had 6 present and had them come forward individually as they were announced Pro Basketball style with load music. I tossed a small football, the one cheerleaders throw up into the stands at games to each as they came up. The crowd really got into it. The program ended with all the cheerleaders coming forward and leading us all in the school song. The rest of the night was left telling lies, visiting, and dancing to the DJ's music. Also had a teacher table, oldest was almost 90 and still sharp as a tack. We had many favorable comments. Sure nice to see so many old acquaints and try to catch up on old times. We made jokes about how old everyone looked now but when arriving home I looked in the mirror and realized I was one of those OLD FACES.
Life sure is a HOOT!

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TOMWDCSKC 8/1/2009 9:06PM

    Yup, one day you're looking at those faces and thinking how old and then the next you're looking at them and wondering how yours got to be one. I love it. emoticon

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CAROL_ 7/16/2009 2:55AM

    This is a great blog, thanks for sharing!

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LASHERTHECAT 7/15/2009 4:45PM

    Sounds like fun

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MKLOMBARD333 7/15/2009 9:24AM

    Sounds like you all had a wonderful time! Thanx for sharing!!!


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SDEHNKE 7/15/2009 9:21AM

    It sounds like all the hard work paid off! I love class reunions.


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JMCAMJ1 7/15/2009 9:09AM

    sounds like a great time!

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ANNE403 7/15/2009 12:49AM

    It sure was a hoot of a night! A lot of work goes into the All class reunion but the job was very well done. You added very much to the memorial service & also the MC of the program. I looked back in my records of the last one & we had 411 reservations. I was curious how many were there as I thought it was a good crowd. Well until the next one in 5 years. We meet today with a few of my classmates at our monthly get together for lunch. Always good to get to see & visit with them all. You did a great job! Anne emoticon

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ELLENIRENE 7/14/2009 10:29PM

    Aren't class reunions fun!!

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GRAMMACATHY 7/14/2009 9:58PM

    This is exactly the reason I love small schools and small communities. Thank you for sharing.

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Fathers Day!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Just thought I couldn't let this day go by without putting down some thoughts. I give thanks for our many Fathers who taught us the lessons of life. Life isn't always going to be a bed of roses, things are never so bad that they can't get worse, be prepared for the worst so you can handle whatever comes at you. man up, admit you are wrong, learn from it, mistakes are just that, don't you dare make the same mistake again. Work everyday like it's a the most fun you ever had, do it today, tomorrow might be too late. Never take your freedoms for granted, my GGGF and many other people suffered for these rights, give thanks daily . Was reminded of this as a long caravan of Army units went by our church as we were getting out, they were following the Old Lincoln Highway route, what an impressive sight to see, one shouted, pray for us, I shall.
Happy Fathers Day to all, continue to be a good Dad!

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SDEHNKE 6/22/2009 12:29PM

    Hey Skeeter! I've been wondering whether you got blown away with the tornadoes or flooded out by all the rains we've been having. Sheesh!

We owe a lot to our fathers and all of the fathers out there who've helped make this country the great place it is to live in, don't we?


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URSULAVAN 6/21/2009 11:14PM

    Thanks for sharing! That's a lot of wisdom to share! I also said a prayer today for those fathers who are away from their families, serving our country, and those fathers whose sons are over there. Hope you had a wonderful Father's Day, Skeeter!

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GRANDMANANCY 6/21/2009 11:58AM

    Hello Skeeter,
It has been a long time since we communicated,,,but wanted to say that I appreciated your blog. I am sure you are a great dad. I also pray for our troops. I pray that you have a wonderful blessed day.
blessings and prayers~

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For Cub Fans Only.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

What a great weekend, Our #3 S bought us tickets for the Cub game at Cincinnati on Sunday, left here Sat. morning and spent the night in Anderson Ind. where they live and left the next AM for the game. Got to spend the weekend with all their K's our GK's and #1 GK's wife of a year. It's important she gets to know me better to know what she's in for. Very nice clean ball park, noticed the ushers wipe seats down before seating fans. All workers at the park were very friendly even though we were all dressed in our Cubbie outfits, I guess they realize we help fill the park. Got my first "sticker shock" when I offered to buy hot dogs for every one for lunch. Two went over to the pizza tent so didn't get to buy for them. My GLBH and I split a hot dog, we're watching our weight you know, but still came to about $60.00 what a cost for friendship. From then on everyone but my GLBH were on their own. First thing she wanted was water, I thought very hot day better get her something to suck on, over $4.00 for 12 oz. , should have brought our own jug. Next thing she wanted was some ice cream, went back up for that treat, had many choices at the soft-serve dealie stand, kid was a rookie serving me I guess because every move he made the older women had to keep correcting him. more ice cream than that, fill the dish all the way up, more chocolate syrup, more sprinkles than that, I think you get the idea, bought one for each, over $12.00. Went back to my seat an announced I was going to have to find me a cheaper date next time. Good thing for credit cards, I wont carry that much cash. Very long game "14 innings" longest for the cubs all year, very hot until the 11th. inning when we were in the shade, GLBH kept me busy going for more water, she finally figured it out that I kept refilling the bottle from a fountain when she realized it was not cold. great seats, 16 rows up from midway between 1st. and 3rd. base, We were on camera every time a left handed batter was up. S# 4 spotted us, I do have one picture were you can pick me out. I was standing with my straw hat and Cubbie blue shirt for the last pitch, weren't many left in the stands but us Cub fans. I will put it in my photo section soon. Lots of sunscreen and the GLBH bought a kids Cub hat that really saved her brain, otherwise it would have been one sore head. Real easy to get out of the ball park especially when most of the Red fans had already left. Stayed again in Anderson and took family out for a real country breakfast before driving home. Over 500 miles there but couldn't get tickets in Chicago. Always so much fun being around family, they bring out the best in us, miss seeing them.

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ANNE403 6/10/2009 5:46PM

    Happy you had a great week end with your family. It means so much to spend time with them.
I know what you mean about the prices at these things. When Nancy took me to the theatre in Chicago I could not get over all the snack's parents or grandparents bought. Also when the Wizard of Oz & I saw many small gals in Dorothy's blue outfit & one little boy as the scarecrow! Anne

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LDERSCH 6/10/2009 8:11AM

    Thanks for the win, Skeeter.

When it comes to going to the ballpark, I bring a bag and carry several bottles of water in with me. In fact, last time I was in Farm & Fleet, I bought a big bag of peanuts and split it up in ZipLoc bags and took one of those with me to the last game. We make a point of eating before we get to the ballpark. The prices are outrageous. I can't believe some of the money these people spend on the beer vendors! I go to watch the game, not spend all my money on junk food.

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CUBS07 6/10/2009 7:40AM

    Glad you enjoyed the game Skeeter. Thanks for bringing us a win. Wish Wrigley had the food choices that some of the other parks have. I don't know how the parents of little tikes afford to take their families to a game. We try and get there early (esp. during giveaways) so that we can get the 10% off at Wrigley. emoticon

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Always check the Chuck!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Had good luck yesterday and finished planting corn, for those of you not familiar with farming, It's all about timing. There's a time to plant and a time to harvest, and you better not miss it. Your income depends on it. We have been getting about one day a week to "getter done". Feel real fortunate, not everyone was so lucky.
Had my 4 implants put in, and no I'm not making my "hips" bigger last Thursday, started at 8:30 and got out of the chair at 11:15. Had bone implant and sinus lift too. Pretty tedgious surgery for the Dr. and two attendances. I asked the Dr. if he could work and talk at the same time, since I couldn't I wanted him to explaine what he was doing. Things were going good until about half way through when he shouted to me don't swallow and with force slamend the light ahead and said sit up and cough. Of course my tounge was frozen so couldn't feel anything but when I coughed out came the 3-16" bit 2 inches long used in drilling for the implants. Sure glad I didn't swallow it. So my advice for the day, is make sure the chuck is tight. Still sore but will be getting the stiches out Tues. Would I do it again, sure, It's only a little Dentist thing.
Sure everyone enjoys the rain, sure glad the lawn mower is aworkin.
Have a great day.

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DOLLIE6 1/9/2010 4:44PM

    You are a hoot. I am reading your blogs to my husband and he is enjoying them also.
He was explaining to me about the chuck.
Maybe you need to check out the drill before it goes in your mouth.
Oh by the way your said your daughter in law lost a a bunch of weight. When you see her tell her I said good for her. Tell her to be careful and not let it creep back up. I did and am having to lose it again. Well I can and maybe I will learn a good lesson from this and not do it again.
Thanks for the laugh. emoticon

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GRAMMACATHY 5/15/2009 11:38PM

    Geez....you like to live dangerously.....

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ELLENIRENE 5/13/2009 9:13PM

    Glad you got your corn in.
Good thing you didn't swallow!!!!

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LASHERTHECAT 5/13/2009 4:02PM

    That must've been exciting!!

Kat emoticon

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SDEHNKE 5/13/2009 10:54AM

    Ohmigosh! That sounds like a near miss. I'm glad you were able to "cough" it up and that your surgery is done. Now just time to heal. Also glad that the corn is in the ground. It's been on the news here how the farmers are way behind planting because of all the rain we've been getting. For you, good news and good news. Take Care. emoticon

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ANNE403 5/13/2009 9:23AM

    So happy to hear you have your corn all planted & DH says the same thing. This is a nasty day but I planted my flowers yesterday & also the rose plant that Phil gave me on Mothers Day. I am happy they are all in the ground. I have very sad looking boxwood (all yellow & dead looking) & may have to replace them. I have ask your son to look at them.
You can celebrate today & recoup from your dental work. Have a great day. Anne

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