Sunday, December 9, 2018



I was standing at the back door when this tree
got hit.  The intensity of the thunder indicated
it had to be close.  But it took me a couple of
days to find which tree it was.  It was about
150 feet from where I had been standing.

It is hard for me to grasp all that happened
to that tree in just an instant.  I guess the moral
of this is don't tempt lighting in the middle of 
a thunder storm.

Saturday, December 8, 2018



One day I found this out in my yard.
It happens that two of my grandsons are deputy
sheriffs in Washington County.

This grandson was over a work crew that cleans
up along the roadsides and this was part of the 
equipment they use.  You can't say that Washington
County don't take care of their prisoners.

Sunday, November 25, 2018


Yes, this card was sent to me by my oldest daughter.
Isn't that just like a girl?  And as you can guess, I'm
still not sure why she sent it to me.  Probably she does
not know either.

But you know, that is the way a lot of us live our lives;
WITH NO PURPOSE.  We do not know why we are here
or where we are going.  We just go through the motions 
of living.  Then when it is over we wonder, "What happened?"

Now that I am down near the end of my life here on 
earth I became much more sensitive to such things.  
I have more than lived out my allotted life span and 
will soon be standing before God who made me.  Did I
 just spend my life in fun and games, or serving God 
who gives me life? 

Sunday, November 18, 2018



To me there is something peaceful about back roads.
Going down them is like getting away from it all.

This one is a couple of miles East of our house.
When I moved in here about 45 years ago, the road
in front of our house was just one more dirt road.
Then people begin to move in around us.  I do not
know if it was because they wanted to be close to
me, or to irritate me.  I think it was the latter.

But now that the road is paved right up to the 
middle of our place I need to go for a ride further
East once in a while to get away from the confusion.

Saturday, November 17, 2018


Found this sign in a home near by.
I know, it's not real exciting, but it's telling.

It tells me that the person who put the sign up
has run into his/her share of undisciplined kids.
My wife and I have noticed over the years that
very few children anymore have been disciplined.
  In short, most kids today are "spoiled brats".  
But the truth is, we cannot blame the kids.
You guess who is to blame for not disciplining

Sunday, November 11, 2018


No that is not my horse.  In fact I am not sure who's
horse it is.  But looking that hungry I sure did not run
it off.  It was welcome to eat all it wanted and as long
as it wonted to.

In fact, it has been back one more time since that 
picture was snapped.  I just have to assume that we
have greener grass than someone else does.

Saturday, November 10, 2018




You no doubt have seen the adds too.
"New life for old computers".

Really, I have no complaint.  But when I
saw the add I was tempted.  I have several
old computers laying around and to be able
to put new life into them with just a little 
flash drive.  Amazing, I want one.  Why
even my newer computers could use a new
burst of energy.

There was only one problem.  My
computers were too old.  What they meant 
by old was late model to me.  I do not 
remember seeing what operating systems
this new burst of energy would work with
in the ad.  And apparently my old computers
are "pre-historic".  So, now what.

Well, the sound system on the computer
I had my music in went bad.  So, I turned
the little OLD computer in the picture above
into my new sound system.  It now has 
eleven hours of the kind of music I like
- Not what you like - down loaded into it.
The gadget I bought might not have worked
for me.  But I thank God that it made me
do something with that old computer that
is a real blessing to me.