Saturday, June 17, 2017


This might be the last or one of the last posts on this blog, so I thought it fitting to dedicate it to our Dad the author of this blog, since Sunday is Father's Day.  His legacy lives on in all the males in this family as he left us with such a great example of what it means to be a father, as well as a husband and more importantly a man.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Pat's Coffee Club members donated some seed money so we can plant a tree in the yard here at Woodland Gardens in memory of Dad.  It was nice of them to graciously remember Dad with a living tree.  I will search for a nice shade tree and have it planted later this summer!
I will be investigating how to cancel this blogsite soon.  If you have any concerns please let me know.


Sunday, May 28, 2017

Joyful Reunion!

Late Thursday night/Friday morning during an awake time, I was thinking about Dad's service, and was giving thanks to God for the wonderful service that Pastor Wise and some of our family members gave.  It was a moving, inspirational time.  Then I was thankful for the wonderful time in seeing and catching up with some family members after the service.

Then I realized that the most joyful reunion of all took place at 4:20 AM on Sunday morning, May 21 when Dad was reunited with Mom.  What a time that must have been!  Then he was reunited with Scott, Samuel, his parents, sisters, and all those who have gone before, just as Mom was reunited with her loved ones back in January, 2012.

And as that reunion is more than we can probably begin to fully understand, the reunion that they had with God, their Creator, was even more so.  To be in Jesus' presence must be an experience that goes beyond our ability to comprehend.  A great song which tries to put this into words is called "I Can Only Imagine."  If you Google Ivan Parker I can Only Imagine, you can hear the song.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Requiescat in Pace

Robert Truman Murphy
April 24, 1920 - May 21, 2017

Margaret Anne  Horr Murphy
September 27, 1921 - January 13, 2012

Monday, April 24, 2017

Happy 97th Birthday Dad!

                                                               Many happy memories!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned -The Buddha

Monday, April 3, 2017

Nate and Debra had their baby on March 19 - Vincent Bennet Anding.  Another great grandchild for Dad/Grandpa.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

"Not as man sees does God see, because man sees the appearance but the Lord looks into the heart."  First book of Samuel

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Take away love and our earth is a tomb. -Robert Browning

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters. -Epictetus

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Dad/Grandpa is not feeling well because of a urinary tract infection.  When he feels better he will hopefully be back posting on Truman's!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them. –Lady Bird Johnson

We must be careful not to utter harmful words but instead offer words of praise and encouragement.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

"We have a God-sized hole.  We cannot fill it with things, money, other persons, experiences, or accomplishments.  Only God can fill the whole."

         Matthew Kelly

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


Friday, February 3, 2017

Concern should drive us into action and not into depression. –Karen Horney

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017