Fortunately ours......

Fortunately ours......

Monday, May 30, 2011

4th stanza of our National Anthem

O! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation.
Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the Heav’n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust;”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Happy birthday Sue...


If you woke up this morning
with more health than illness,
you are more blessed than the
million who won't survive the week.
If you have never experienced
the danger of battle,
the loneliness of imprisonment,
the agony of torture or
the pangs of starvation,
you are ahead of 20 million people
around the world.
If you attend a church meeting
without fear of harassment,
arrest, torture, or death,
you are more blessed than almost
three billion people in the world.

If you have food in your refrigerator,
clothes on your back, a roof over
your head and a place to sleep,
you are richer than 75% of this world.
If you have money in the bank,
in your wallet, and spare change
in a dish someplace, you are among
the top 8% of the world's wealthy.
If your parents are still married and alive,
you are very rare,
especially in the United States.
If you hold up your head with a smile
on your face and are truly thankful,
you are blessed because the majority can,
but most do not.

If you can hold someone's hand, hug them
or even touch them on the shoulder,
you are blessed because you can
offer God's healing touch.
If you can read this message,
you are more blessed than over
two billion people in the world
that cannot read anything at all.
You are so blessed in ways
you may never even know.

If you are feeling blessed, repay the blessings bestowed unto you and do something for others.

A blessing cannot be kept.  If it stops with you, then the blessing will disappear. The blessing will only keep working if it is continuously passed around. If you are a recipient of a blessing, keep the blessing working by being the source of blessing to other people.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

what a fun place...

The park is filling up for the Memorial day week end.

Our flag is out and the umbrella and chairs...looking good.

People are gathering in bunches, laughing and talking.  There must be 50 tents camped on the grassy lawn along side the creek....looked like 3 families per group having a great time. Sharing awnings, umbrellas, tables and bbq  units.  Bikes and toys all over.  The pool is open and the store will open tomorrow.

It reminds us all the fun carefree times we had camping with the family, the Hillbillies and Big Basin.
Happy times......

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Elizabeth's recital..

All photos were taken by Robert on his cell phone
Julie was first and played a Mozart from Don Giovanni.  

Martin played Maple Street Rag, Scott Joplin

June Cheim saying she was going to play a medley of Chopin

Elizabeth presented awards and gifts

Everyone did a wonderful job 


 June and Elizabeth

an enjoyable evening!!!!!!!