Each of us is but one in all of time!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Happy Birthday Sadie!


Transformational Truth 18: Dalai Lama
As human beings we all want to be happy and free from misery. We have learned that the key to happiness is inner peace. The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions such as anger and attachment, fear and suspicion, while love and compassion, a sense of universal responsibility are the sources of peace and happiness.
~ Dalai Lama

Now be silent. Let the One who creates the words, speak. He made the door. He made the lock .He also made the key!
~ Rumi

"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."
- Confucius

"It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It's what we do consistently."
- Tony Robbins

"Speak in such a way that others love to listen to you. Listen in such a way that others love to speak to you."

Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud."
-Maya Angelou

"Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination."
- Mary Oliver: an American poet who has won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize

"We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep."
-William James

"Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice; but for those who love, time is not."
- Henry van Dyke

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Saturday Matinee

Dog And Lamb Wrestle Each Other To The Ground Over Ball (Video) White Wolf by White Wolf

Friday, July 3, 2015


This is a picture of my Aunt JoAnn Cole Peterson.  She died today at the age of 93.  She was the last of my mother's six sisters. 
This is a picture of her and two of her granddaughters.

 "Something has spoken to me  in the night,

Burning the tapers of the waning year;
Something has spoken in the night,
And told me I shall die, I know not where.

"To lose the earth you know, for greater knowing;
To lose the life you have, for greater life;
To leave the friends you loved, for greater loving;
To find a land more kind than home, more larger than earth-

"Whereon the pillars of this earth are founded,
Toward which the conscience of the world is tending-
A wind is rising, and the rivers flow."

 My heart is sad today....But the smiles all here always to be remembered with love and affection.  They are all together now.  

When my grandmother died Jo hugged me and told me to always remember her.  I have. I still love all of them....

To leave the friends you loved, for greater loving;
To find a land more kind than home, more larger than earth

Immutably Themselves

by Doris Kerns Quinn

We know not yet what they shall be
When we shall see them as they are.
We’ll keep the essence of them free.
We will not think of them as far…
We knew them once, we know them still.
How strange that we had thought them gone.
Illumined by the Father’s will
They shine as they are shone upon.
How strange that we had thought them gone.
We’ll keep the essence of them free.
They’ll shine as they are shone upon.
We know not yet what they shall be

Found For Friday

A man get stopped by a game warden with his basket full of fish.
Warden: do you have a permit for all these fish?
Man: no sir. These are all my pet fish.
Warden: your pet fish? How's that?
Man: well, every night I take all my pet fish for a walk to the lake, I let them swim for about half hour and then I whistle and they all come back and jump in my basket and we go home. We do this every night.
Warden: Well that's just a crock of lies!!
Man: here I'll show you... (Releases the fish in the lake)
Warden: well this I got to see!!
5 minutes later...
Warden: well??
Man: what?
Warden: the fish!! Where's your pet fish??
Man: what fish??

Soon after Sam and Ella got married they experienced food poisoning.

The fish like cold food, but the bait was a little worm.

Paula thinks she knows a lot about government, but she doesn't. 
Politics me off.

When I lost my bottle of bourbon I became very dis-spirited.

These reversing cameras are great. Since I got one I haven't looked back.

I was only on the military base from dusk to dawn, 
but it seemed like a fort night.

I visited an acupuncturist today. I was done in under an hour, he was quick and to the point.

My tailor is happy to make a pair of pants for me, or at least sew it seams.

During the late baroque era, rococo composers began 
to think outside the Bachs.

You know the problem with grapes these days. 
People just aren't raisin them right.

What top does an astronaut wear to the moon? Apollo shirt.

One of my favorite songs. h/t Bobbi Martin

Thursday, July 2, 2015


In April of 1981 there was a train derailment at the Underpass in Ames.  My photos are first then there is a video which someone posted following. 

I love the Underpass, not only because it saves me time when the train blocks the traffic but also because of the family connection.  
My great-uncle Ben's company built it.  

It is interesting to me that with all of the banners around Ames right now celebrating the City and the "City Father's" there is never mention of the builders who actually BUILT the town... The Cole Family does not have a street named in their honor but there are others who also do not have streets in their name.  
So be it! 
The Ames Historical Society has a Web site you can use to see more.

Here is a video which someone posted about the Derailment. Click to view at his YouTube video.

Uploaded on Nov 13, 2011
In about August(***CORRECTION!! I found my old newspaper from the day after. The derailment happened about 2 PM on Sunday, April 26, 1981. An article on the same page mentions that a record high temp of 88 was set, which explains the summer dress of spectators for early spring in Iowa***) of 1981, a Chicago and Northwestern train derailed in Ames, Iowa. I went and saw it shortly after it happened, but I had completely forgotten that I shot a roll of film of it with my super 8mm movie camera. I came across the film today and copied it onto video and uploaded it here. They said at the time that it was probably due to a sun-kink in a rail. a bunch of empty coal cars accordioned up on the overpass over Grand Avenue, with one of them falling to the street. Fortunately there were no injuries, the closest call being a northbound motorcyclist who had to brake hard and jump off his bike and run back the way he came from. The bike slid on ahead and was crushed by the coal hopper. Toward the end of the film, I shot briefly from a rail bridge that doesn't exist any more. It used to be just south of the main line bridge and angled across Grand to the southeast and curved to head south out of town.