Sunday, December 18, 2016

Monday, December 12, 2016

A month or so ago Nate became a Major in our United States Air Force.  Our prayers go out to him and Andrew who give their whole selves for us and our country - the perfect sacrifice.  They had a good role model, you Dad!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Thanks for the posting, Mike.  I can't get a comment posted for some reason.   I'm pretty sure the picture was taken in the front yard of my parents home on West Third Street.   No recall at all about when it was taken.   It was one of a very few times I wore the white uniform.

The 73rd Anniversary of Mom & Dad's Marriage

Monday, November 28, 2016

Friday, November 25, 2016

"We must have the courage to question what's going on around us and search for the only truth that will set us free."

John R. Wood
Taken from "Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Mission."

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016

                                                 Max blowing out his three candles!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

                                       A proud grandpa with Sophia McKenzie Krouse :)

Monday, November 14, 2016

Friday, November 11, 2016


Happy Veterans Day!

Happy Veterans Day to all in our family who have served their country, especially in World War II.  Here is Mom and Dad soon after they were married.  The other is Sally's Dad, Alexander B. Curchin, Jr., who among other things was in Japan with MacArther during the occupation.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Welcome to our family, Sophia McKenzie Krouse!  Born at 6:19am November 10, 2016. 

Saturday, October 29, 2016

These words ring true today too:

Year by hear the complexities of this spinning world grow more bewildering and so each year we need all the more to seek peace and comfort in the joyful simplicities. –Woman’s Home Companion, December 1935

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Monday, October 24, 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Compromise, if not the spice of life, is its solidity. –Phyllis McGinley

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Megan reminded me that the entries about Anya and Scott were a month early.   Can't explain the mistake.   Could blame old age.  Was looking at the wrong monthly calendar.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016


Monday, September 19, 2016


Monday, September 12, 2016

I missed 2 birthdays:

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.  –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, August 26, 2016

There is a new member of our family!  Mariana June Born was born this morning at 1:00am.  How many great grandchildren is that for you Dad?

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Remembering that Maureen and Scott were married 15 years ago today.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. –Helen Keller

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Too bad there's not a place under Trump's and Clinton's names to vote, "Neither one of the above."
I don't know about the rest of you but I don't like either political candidate running for President  so it's time to put our hope and faith in a higher power.  God is the only one in charge, not any elected official.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Remembering Scott on what would have been his 69th birthday.

Saturday, July 9, 2016


I cannot believe that the inscrutable universe turns on an axis of suffering; surely the strange beauty of the world must somewhere rest on pure joy. –Louise Bogan

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

With all the violence we see today we must remind ourselves that it is up to us to stay vigilant in promoting peace and unity now.

"There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.  By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world." –Robert Louis Stevenson

Monday, June 13, 2016

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. –Judy Garland

In this day of looking at models, actors and others, and trying to be like them, be yourself!  As the current popular song says: "You be you and I'll be me."

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Monday, May 30, 2016

Thursday, May 26, 2016


Tuesday, May 24, 2016


Sunday, May 22, 2016

I believe that our friends among the dead really mind us and look out for us . . . we might be able to link up in a very creative way with our friends in the invisible world.  We do not need to grieve for the dead.  Why should we grieve for them?  They are now in a place where there is no more shadow, darkness, loneliness, isolation or pain.  They are home.  They are with God from whom they came. –John O’Donohue from Anam Cara

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Suffering, more for some than for others, often comes before rest.   Your pain is gone, Bob.   Rest in peace.

Monday, May 16, 2016


The journey is the reward. –Chinese Proverb

Life is to be lived and enjoyed now, without regretting the past or worrying about the future.  Look around and see the beauty in what life offers and be grateful.  For many of us Spring is here and the cycle of life shows everywhere in new colorful blooms along with green grass and leaves!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Some of you may not know that Bob Boyer, Steve's father, died Thursday due to complications resulting from a fall on Mothers Day.   A memorial service will be held on Tuesday.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Barney's pastor gives a special sermon when most of the congregation is made up of seniors.   It's titled, "Blessed Are the Pacemakers."

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

I celebrate myself, and sing myself – I loaf and invite my soul . . . –Walt Whitman

Taking time to just be - and taking in the beauty that life offers, is heaven on earth.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of your will.  –Epictetus

So according to Bobby McFarrin, "Don't worry - be happy!"

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

"I don't let old age bother me.   There are three signs of old age.   Loss of memory . . . I forget the other two."
                                                     Red Skelton

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Saturday, April 9, 2016

So much negative stuff from the media but it could be different if we focus on the positive:

How far that little candle throws his beams.  So shines a good deed in a weary world. –Shakespeare

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Don't forget me.

   When I lived at Summit's Trace, I got to know a woman whose mother lived there for a while.   Sometimes she would stop by my apartment and we would talk about a wide range of subjects    She had already experienced tragedy in her life.   Her husband had suffered a fatal heart attack while playing golf.    In the years since I moved to Mansfield, she has had a double mastectomy and had a bad fall.   But she remains active in her church and still conducts tours of the Statehouse.   She closed her recent note with, "Love to you and don't forget me."    Never had anyone say that before, but believe not to be forgotten is a very human wish,  

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children.  One of these is roots, the other, wings.  –Hodding Carter

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Much in the news about who is right and who is wrong, and many times there can be truth in each perspective.

Where so many hours have been spent in convincing myself that I am right, is there not some reason to fear I may be wrong? –Jane Austen

Monday, February 29, 2016

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. John Adams

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience usually comes from bad judgment.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Well it worked!  We deleted me as an author on the blog and Dad re-invited me and here I am!

"I have come back again to where I belong; not an enchanted place, but the walls are strong."  –Dorothy H. Rath

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Benjamin Murphy was born on 2/8.  
      (Although he can add comments, Steve has not been able to make new postings.   I'll try to get that corrected.)

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

If you want people to think you are wise, agree with them,
                                                      Yiddish proverb

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Mom left us four years ago on this date.   It was on Friday the thirteenth after gradually slipping away from the person who sold covered call options on the stock market, something most people don't really understand even when you explain it to them.   That's the person I remember and miss.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Wednesday, January 6, 2016