Thursday, November 4, 2010


Here's my summary of October. I guess the journaling says it all, or most of it anyway. What a lovely month, weatherwise. Very mild and nice. It was a busy month, especially at church. I do love my church, and serving my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ there. Took a walk into the past with former pastors returning and historical look at wedding dresses ... and into the future with the ordination and installation of Pastor Matthew. We look forward to seeing more of Kara and Amelia too, now that they've moved into their new home in Lake Mills as of last week. Wow, it's late ... going to bed. Work is going well and the holidays will be here in two shakes of a dog's tail.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Scrap Last Month: September 2010

Here it is, September in review. As of this writing we've had a hard freeze. So doggone glad those mosquitoes are gone. For now.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Elroy-Sparta 2010

So much fun! Remember to click on the picture to get a larger version. Enjoy!

Jan - March 2010

April - August 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A Year Has Passed ...

A year ago today, Dad was laid to rest. The "firsts" are behind us now: the first birthday; the first Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter without him. The first Father's Day without our earthly father with us to celebrate the day. Ah, but we know he is at the Ultimate Party. He sure wasn't perfect, but he was a man of faith.

I bought a little book, "Forever Remembered" compiled by Dan Zadra and Marcia Woodard. It contains comforting words. One such reading is this: "It has been said that there are several ways to mourn. One is to weep; and we have done our share of weeping. Another way to mourn is to sing: to sing a hymn to life, a life that still abounds in sights and sounds and vivid colors; to sing the song our beloved no longer has the chance to sing. We sing the songs of our beloved; we aspire to their qualities of spirit; we take up their tasks as they would have shouldered them." -Rabbi Jack Stern, Jr.

And so we carry on.