Thursday, June 3, 2010

Thursday notes

My company took away Facebook access from us. But, big smile..i still have my blog.
I'm very much looking forward to seeing more pics of my (our) newest grandchild next week. I'm thankful that we have skype so we can stay in touch face to face after the birth. I'm not sure how well I'm going to do with out being geographically close to hold and snuggle little "Boo" baby. Time will tell.. until then I'll just have to wait and see.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Nope...I'm not dead, just lazy. Facebook has pretty much taken any of my typing talents, or lack there of.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

If only I was luckier...

Reprinted with permission from Adam Koo

Lots of people I meet complain that they don't have the luck toachieve the success and wealth that they want. "If only I was luckier, life would be a lot easier and I would be a lot happier",they would say. Many people pray of the day they could draw thatlucky ticket and win that million dollar lottery that would changetheir life.What many people do not realize is that the fact that they arecomfortably reading this email means that they have been luckyenough to be one of the few winners of the biggest lottery of all... the lottery of life!
They were lucky enough to draw the 'right ticket' and be born where they are.
Imagine that 24 hours before you were born, God gave you a bowl of100 tickets.
You had to draw one ticket that would determine your sex, country of birth, wealth, intelligence etc.. What would have been your chance to end up where you are now?
Let's look at the odds.

If you were to take the entire earth'spopulation and shrink it to 100 people (represented by 100 tickets), with all existing human ratios the same, it would be madeup of the following:

49 would be female, 51 would be male
80 would live in substandard housing.
20 in acceptable housing.
67 would be unable to read.
33 would be literate.
1 would have a university education.
99 would not be able to attend university.
50 would be malnourished and 1 dying of starvation.
33 would be without access to a safe water supply.
16 would have access to the Internet.
17 would live in a developed country.
83 live in underdeveloped/developing countries.
If you were given the chance to turn back time and go back to 24hours before you were born, would you choose to return your currentticket and re-draw a new ticket from the 100 again? If not, then consider how lucky you are!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

David, Jenny, Diana, Ed, Edwin, Anthony, Katie, Brian, Mary & I enjoyed a wonderful happy Christmas. It is so very nice to have my entire family here at the same time. And for the most part we even got along.
It was 31 years ago yesterday that my mother died. For many, MANY, years Christmas pretty much sucked for me. When I decided that my children and my wife were more important than letting one bad day ruin all of my Christmas's, the spirit came back to me. Yesterday and today have proven to me that I can miss my Mom, but I don't have to miss life at the same time.
To all my friends and family, I wish you a very Merry Christmas, and a new year filled with forgiveness, enlightenment and wonderful memories.
May God bless you all.

Monday, December 8, 2008

What is Christmas about?

...It's not about trees and lights, nor spending money and giving and getting presents. It's not about Meatballs and Ham or even mashed potatoes and peas. It is about spending time with family, hugging children and seeing the magic in the eyes of the littlest ones. It is about the memories of past Christmas's and departed family members and friends. But most of all It is about JESUS. Let's remember why we celebrate this holiday. Let's help remind the children, both young and old, just what the REAL reason is.
There is no better gift that I as a Husband, Father and Grandfather could receive than the gift of my entire family being together this Christmas. I feel so fully blessed with my family and friends, and for the gift of Jesus.
May you all have a very blessed and wonderful Christmas.
"Jesus is the reason for the season"

Monday, November 10, 2008



Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Now comes the time for rebuilding. White or black, Democrat or Republican, we are the same USA. We need to accept the will of the people and move out of this economic "crap" and back to the prosperity that we as a country are used to. I may not have voted the Democratic ticket, but I do support Pres elect Obama. May God Bless the USA.

“With malice toward none, with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan – to do all which may achieve and cherish a just, and a lasting, peace, among ourselves, and with all nations.”
Abraham Lincoln -