Monday, October 31, 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011
 (Tracy is our son, Steve's wife and Alyssa is Steve's oldest daughter)
Today also is cousin Rosemarie's 80th birthday.
The pictures are of our trick or treaters we had tonight.  The family is Lyons, Aaron and Stephanie with their two girls, Emma the princes and Katie the pumpkin.  Cindy our 12 year old Amish neighbor is also in the picture.  She dressed up for Halloween but I'm not sure what her costume is.
The Lyons family live in the house where our neighbor, Bob, use to live. 
Thought for the Day!
Lord Jesus,
cleanse us of those personal failings
which diminish our own peace
and the peace of those around us.
Keep our minds and hearts serene
so we may bring peace to all we meet.
We want to witness to peace.
Love, grandma

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


The name describes this video.


Thought for the day:
We are called to withdraw at
certain intervals into deeper silence
and aloneness with God, to be
alone with him, not with our
books, thoughts, and memories but
completely stripped of everything, to
dwell lovingly in his presence: silent,
empty, expectant.

Love, grandma

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

It's a New Year

Hi,  I know it's been awhile since I've written a post but I've waited all year to do this one.  Today my husband, Ralph, and I celebrated our 53rd wedding anniversary. 

We had a wonderful day together as we do everyday.  I know it's hard to believe after being married for so long but we not only love each other we like each other.  Best Friends!

A gift from God was our children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and generations to come.  We are Blessed!
Thought for the Day:

We must contemplate God's
constant presence and his tender
love for us in the least little things
of life, and be constantly available
to him, loving him with our whole
heart, whole mind, whole soul, and
 whole strength.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Dog and Cat picture

I loved this picture a friend has on FB.  I just had to share this with you.
Thought for the Day!
Cheerfulness is indeed the fruit of
the Holy Spirit and a clear sign of
the kingdom within.  Jesus shared his
joy with his disciples "that your joy
may be complete" {John 15:11)
Our joy is a work of our generosity,
selflessness, and close union with God.
Love, grandma

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Quilt Show

Sunday, October 16, 2010
Thought I better send out a message so you all don't think I'm ailing.  I couldn't be better, Thank the Lord!
I took out a membership for a quilt show on the net called "The Quilt Show".  It is with a quilter I admire, Alex Anderson and her partner Ricky Tims.  They have such a Varity to watch and choose from that sometimes I get a little carried away but ohhhhh! how it inspires me to quilt which of course takes more time. 
Thought For the Day:
We are infallible when we obey.
Ask the Holy Spirit to give us that
one grace.  Only Jesus can teach us
obedience, and that is by the reality
of his own example.
Love, grandma

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Marathon/half Marathon at Boston Mills

Sunday, October 9, 2011
Tim is our son-in-law
Kyle our grandson
Kasey our granddaughter
When I have news I will share with you all.  This morning Kasey ran the half Marathon with a time of 1:54.  Kyle ran a full Marathon and came in at 3:26 and Tim ran a full with a time of 3:38.  I have to mention when Kyle came to the finish line he ended by doing a cartwheel.  Tim's brother Steve was running the full but we only saw him at the 17 mile mark.  We didn't see him finish.  Amy, Steve's wife was also running but we didn't get to see her at all.  It was a beautiful day with temperatures being cool in the morning and 80 this afternoon.  Grandpa and I found two rocking chairs on the porch of the historical building and watched the runners pass right in front of us.  We did good!!!!
The Marathon was called the Towpath Trilogy in Boston Mills.  They also had a 10k run this morning.
Thought for the Day!
Let us be very sincere in our
dealings with each other and have
the courage to accept each other as
we are.  See and find in each other
the good, for each one of us is
created in the image of God.
Love, grandma

Friday, October 7, 2011


Friday, October 7, 2010
Our computer had to go see the computer doctor today.  Somehow Grandma managed to hit the Shift key 5 times in a row fast and it put our keyboard into a one arm three finger handycap person function.  I'm not kidding!  It really was weird when it happened.  It actually locked up and I couldn't type any letters.  We took the modem and keyboard to our very nice computer person we know in Mantua this morning and by this afternoon we had it back up and running. 

Thought for the Day
Thoughtfulness is the beginning
of great sanctity.  If you learn this
art of being thoughtful, you will
become more and more Christlike,
for his heart was meek and he
always thought of others.
Love, granddma

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Grandma had to much coffee today so I'm up a little late.  I love being awake, active and ready to swim a mile BUT not at this time of night.  I'm going to limit my coffee intake. Maybe!
Thought For the Day!
Truly he has loved me unto
death.  Do I love Jesus unto death?
How can I love Jesus whom I do
not see if I don't love my sister or brother?
Love, grandma

Saturday, October 1, 2011


Saturday, October 1, 2011
Well this evening I just deleted over 2000 emails from my files that I had in my Outlook Express.  Maybe my computer might run a little faster.  You think?????????
Thought for the Day!
Bring Jesus wherever you go.
Love, grandma