This year we celebrate our 49th anniversary. We met at a dance place off base in Plattsburgh New York; Brodies had a great band called the Franklin Brothers and we spent a lot of time there. And here we are all these years later still together, still in love. Here is my annual Valentine Anniversary poem to Dot.
Dan and Dot on our 49th Anniversary
We walked down lovers lane
We laughed and danced in the rain
Our life had been a song
New verses are constantly
Sometimes I lead and
sometimes I follow;
Sometimes we walk side by side.
We’ve looked at life
Through a filter of love.
Let our hearts contine to
As the music weaves the
sweetness of live
Into our every happy future.
There is no grey area
Love sustains us and makes us stronger.
Life started when we met;
That night at Brodie’s I can’t forget.
Listening and dancing
To the music of the Franklin Brothers
That’s when we fell in love with each other.
All became right with
The world, with life
The day you became my wife.
As long as we are joined by the heart
There is no way we will part.
Lately I have the pleasure of holding my great grand daughter Jane and looking at how perfect and beautiful she is. She was born a little over 2 months premature at 3 pounds. Now she is over 10 pounds and I love love love her. It makes me mad and angry that our NY lawmakers want to allow abortions at full term. These are children and this is murder.
Plus what is the next step since we know that these sick activists are never happy and once they have one thing they automatically start thinking of what they want to do next and then the next step and the next step etc.
My sister sent me the link to this current series from her church and I have been listening and reading it everyday. This one I think is particularly good so I encourage everyone to give it a read.
Devotion by: Tyler Fukutani
God has given every one of us two things: a special gift unique to us and a mission. The mission is that we must spread God’s love and Word through our actions. As James says in James 2:14, “What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions?” God doesn’t want us just to say we have faith in Him and that we’ve been given special gifts. He wants us to use our gifts to help spread the love and light of God to those around us.
For example, God has gifted me with an extraordinary amount of compassion towards those in need. This spiritual gift would be useless to me and an affront to God if I just sat around doing nothing. It would be even worse to blatantly ignore someone who needs my help just because I didn’t feel up to it at the moment. Instead, God wants me to use my compassion to help those in need to give them a glimpse of how much God loves them.
Being a fan of Crime shows I was anxiously waiting to see the new show “FBI”.
After watching two episodes I have decided to take it OFF my viewing list. They have put in so much Liberal nonsense I just can’t take it . . . so it is just off my list.
All of the NCIS’s and Criminal MInds are still high on my list of watching pleasure. However NCIS New Orleans is constantly changing some characters and does’t seem to know what it wants to be so while I still watch it it is not on firm ground for me.
A show my wife watches “Station 19” just hasn’t caught my fancy so while I watch it with my wife it isn’t on my “Like” list.
Situation Comedys: A couple I watched so far that I like and will continue watching is “The Cool Kids” – it far exceeded my expectations and I got a few really good laughs out of it. Also one called “The Neighborhood” was really great and it is a show I will definately watch – there was a lot of laugh out loud moments. However even though it is not a new show I still think that “The Big Bang Theory” is tops.
Now I was waiting for the new “Last Man Standing” and have watched two of them and I am so disappointed that they have made a lot of wholesale changes. I know that the lady who played the original Mandy didn’t want to continue so I can see that change. But thy cleaned up Kyle and put him in an office and killed off Tim Allens father. And with the youngest daughter away at the Air Force Accademy we also don’t get her biting sarcastic humor that I loved. It just isn’t close to the same and although I will continue to watch it it won’t be so high on my list. . . . we’ll see.
Beautiful poem by Sam Walter Foss. It was my dads favorite poem and also one of mine. “I want to live in a house by the side of the road and be a friend to man”
Mr. Peterson, a tourist from Toronto, arrived in Israel.
In an airport taxi cab, Peterson asked the driver, “Say, is this really a healthful place?”
“It sure is,” the cabby replied. “When I came here I couldn’t say one word. I had hardly any hair on my head. I didn’t have the strength to walk across a room, and I had to be lifted out of bed.”
“That’s wonderful!” said the tourist, “How long have you been here?”
“I was born here.”