Monday, December 14, 2015

"Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter."
                                                 John Keats
"You say it best when you say nothing at all."
                                                  Words from a song by Alison Krauss

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Thursday, November 26, 2015


Quote from George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation 10/3/1789.

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and—Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:”

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Thanks to all in our family who served and are serving!

This link shows a touching way one Chick-fil-A restaurant honors Veterans' Day, especially those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Happy Vererans Day Dad, Nate, and Andrew!  God bless you for your sacrifice and all you have done for us and our country!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Thursday, October 22, 2015

For some reason Windows 10 wasn't working well on this computer.   It was working for Steve on his computer and for one Woodland Gardens resident.   But I kept getting error messages, especially when trying to download stuff from YouTube.   So yesterday we gave up and he took me back to Windows 8.1.   In doing so, he saw where others had given up on Windows 10, so maybe there are some computers that don't do well with it.  

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Haven't posted anything recently.   Steve helped me install Windows 10 and has had to give me help using it.   This website and others recognize the use of new software and require some verification before use is allowed.   I think I've satisfied Truman's, so we'll see if this gets posted.   At age 95, something as complicated as Windows 10 is hard for "those little gray cells"  to handle.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

SAMUEL JOSEPH KRAUSE would have been three years old today.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts.

                                 Charles Dickens

Sunday, September 20, 2015

When the great scorer comes to write against your name, he marks not that you won or lost, but how you played the game.
                                                    Grantland Rice

Friday, September 18, 2015

Monday, September 7, 2015

A thought for Labor Day:
Let me but do my work from day to day,
In field or forest, at the desk or loom,
In roaring market-place or tranquil room;
Let me but find it in my heart to say,
When vagrant wishes beckon me astray,
"This is my work; my blessing, not my doom;
"Of all who live, I am the one by whom
"This work can best be done in the right way."
                                   Henry VanDyke

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Thought for the day:

"Life is an echo.   What you send out - you get back.   What you give - you get."

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Thought for the day.

"Do not the most moving moments of our lives find us all without words?"
                                                                           Marcel Marceau

Monday, August 24, 2015


Friday, August 7, 2015

Thought for the day:

"God gives us our memories so that we might have roses in December."
                                                                  Sir James Matthew Barrie
(Sir James Matthew Barrie was a Scottish dramatist, best known for writing the play Peter Pan.)

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Thought for the day:

“Worry is like a rocking chair, it will give you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere.”

Friday, July 31, 2015

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Friday, July 17, 2015

Thought for the day:

Excerpts from Gone From My Sight  by Henry Van Dyke

I am standing upon the seashore.  A ship, at my side, spreads her white sails to the moving breeze and starts for the blue ocean.  She is an object of beauty and strength.   I stand and watch her . . . until someone at my side says, “There, she is gone.”   Gone where?   Gone from my sight. That is all.

There are other eyes watching her coming and other voices ready to take up the glad shout, “Here she comes.”

Monday, July 13, 2015

Thought for the day:

"If I were giving a young man advice as to how he might succeed in life, I would say to him, pick out a good father and mother, and begin life in Ohio."

Wilber Wright
as quoted by David McCullough in "The Wright Brothers"

Sunday, July 12, 2015

I miss Scott too.  Maureen sent this photo that she took of Sarah and her girls as they all visited Scott's grave in Arlington.
Remembering Scott on what would have been his 68th birthday.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Thought for the day
"Don’t wish away the present."   "You can’t multi-task presence."   Cindy Crawford

 "Yesterday is history.  Tomorrow is a mystery.   Today is a gift.  That’s why they call it the present."   Anonymous Nun

Monday, July 6, 2015

This blog has become mostly a record of birthdays.   I realize that Facebook has become the medium for exchanging information.   Even so, I think I'll liven Truman's up from time-to-time with A Thought for the Day.   Maybe some of you will offer something of that nature once in a while.   This one was something Pastor Bonnie Gerber of All Saints included recently in a daily devotion.
World’s Wisdom
They’ve made their bed, now let them lie in it.
God’s Wisdom
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.” 
Matthew 25:35-36


Friday, June 26, 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Monday, June 22, 2015

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Monday, June 8, 2015

Monday, June 1, 2015

Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Monday, May 25, 2015

Scott's Grave Memorial Day 2015

Sent by Maureen

The price of freedom

For those who didn't see the National Memorial Day concert, this video shows the price of freedom

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tuesday, April 7, 2015


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Monday, March 16, 2015

I missed a birthday on Friday when I should have said:


Saturday, January 24, 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Mom left us on this date three years ago.   Sometimes it's hard to believe it's been that long and even harder to believe the personality we remember so well started to leave us many years sooner.