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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year

Throwback Thursday

Roosevelt Elementary School
Ames, Iowa
1978 -79
Grade 5

1st Row - Glenn Riggs, Alan Doughtery, Shari Woods, Mark Grundman, Kevin Doreshug, Andy Latham
2nd Row, William Chieves, Jeff Johnson, Kurt Strong, Eric Sailsburg, Stacie Jacobson, Janet Green
3rd, Marie Muench, Celeste Kirkland, Tom Miller, Curtis Cassel, Diane Brown, Carry Perkovich
4th Row, George Skank, Bobby Ellis Todd Vold, Jon Gohman
5th Row, Jenny Wengert, Angie Wheeler, Curt Blair, Mr. Simser


Monday, December 28, 2015

Night Music

Molly on Monday

First BG tells me I should embiggen the pictures by clicking on one of them and then you can click to the next one and so on.

Molly here,

   Something has happened.  First I have to tell you that Baby is not going to live with us. - For some reason the person who was her Foster mom did not like us and said that she would not like us.. So we were disappointed.   BG was sad.  He had already gotten her a new collar and name tag.  So B G says we will have to drive to Nebraska to see who they have.

Jon is here. It is good to have him here.  He gives good ear rubs.

Cassie is also glad to see him.  Liz is coming after Christmas.  I hope I get to see her also.

















BG has been cooking.  Here is the pot roast he cooked for Christmas

Then we have Snow again.


BG is not pleased because Andrew left and went to Seattle with his Brother who is moving there.  So the walks have not been shoveled. (Note.  Andrew was still here and he shoveled..BG Bad)



But I like having it to eat.  Snow is tasty.








BG doesn't open the door very wide.  He says it is too cold.
This is Cousin Lily and Ned.  Ned is little.


Cassie came over to see Ned and  Lily.  She is smaller than Ned.





Then we had Christmas.  There was a stocking full of toys for us hanging under the chair.   I don't know how it got there.  BG said he didn't do it.  I guess there really is a Santa.


BG made a movie of me opening my toys.

Here they are all for me.



Then I went out to see the snow and see if the Bunnies were any where around.  BG saw three of them in the backyard.  They are pretty big.









After my saunter around the yard I had to take a nap.  I am always ready for one of those.

Thanks for stopping by.  BG says hello also.  Woof!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Night Music

Sunday


“The utterance of God is a lamp, whose light is these words: Ye are the fruits of one tree, and the leaves of one branch. Deal ye one with another with the utmost love and harmony, with friendliness and fellowship. ... So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.”

Bahá'u'lláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf


"Invisible threads are the strongest ties."
- Friedrich Nietzsche


"Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger."
- Ben Okri: a Nigerian poet and novelist


“Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunity.”
- Joseph Sugarman



Freedom is the kite's response to the wind.
- Marty Rubin


“Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix


Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands: one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
― Sam Levenson


“A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.”
― William G.T. Shedd



We're each of us alone, to be sure. What can you do but hold your hand out in the dark?
- Ursula K. Le Guin




We don't develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
- Barbara de Angelis


“I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.”
― Steve Maraboli


Friday, December 25, 2015

Neighborhood snow scenes Thursday morning, December 24, 2015 Photos by Bob Kelly

Here are some results of the snow that we were not suppose to have, but showed up anyway, to the delight of kids, photographers and folks who did not have to travel! As I walked down my street here are seven scenes that caught my eye.