A post card from Jeff

I am going to wright this just the way he did if I can make out what he is saying. I believe this was when our scout troop went to the Continental divide in Colorado SW of Denver.

Post marked June 11 1986 which makes him 12 years old. Dear mom & CeAnne the first day we got here 2 hours  of sehedule and 2day it rained all day long. My tent is on a hill because there wasent much level ground so at night I fall to the bottem of the tent. When I woke up Tuesday morning to do some bussness with the latrine, there was an inch of snow on the ground but it all melted by 3:00. Today whin I got up the sun was out and not a cloud in the sky. It realy beutifil out here you would love it. Ive token a lot of pitchers with dads camra for you to see. I haven’t been fishing yet but I think were going fish thort Fri. I love yo very much love Jeff

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My Grandkids

We baby set the two youngest grandkids last night and we had a ball playing games, cars, and whatever else these two could thank up. About P1090100eight O’clock we put in a DVD that we had bought of old cartoons and I do mean old, Betty Boop, Aladdin, Popeye, Superman, Mighty Mouse, and so on. Those cartoons brought back a lot on memories from when I was a kid and those two boys were glued to watching them. Ok I guess it is just me but I was reading the warning on the back of the DVD 270 Classic Cartoons quote Pleas be aware that these cartoons represent the values and attitudes from another era, and may contain content for mature audiences that may not be appropriate for children. Give me a break I have seen some of the so-called cartoons for kids now days and it bothers me to let my grandkids watch them. Any how it was not to long before I looked over on the couch and the two of them were passed out, I guess they just had two much fun at Mama, Poppy’s house.

A good Book

I had listed some of the books that I have, and one of them was called Jimmy JoCome Sing Jimmy Jo written by Katherine Patterson. One of our fellow Bloggeret’s  thefamilykalamazoo.wordpress.com commented that she had read a lot of Katherine Patterson books and that she did not remember this one. So I decided to read it and it was a great book about a family that lives in West Virginia and they sing old hillbilly type songs. Jimmy Jo is a boy eleven years old who has the gift of singing, and he becomes the well I will leave it at that so maybe you will find a copy of this book and read it.

Some Old Books that I have

This is just a few that I pulled out of one of the boxes. I have had several good comments on what to do with the books but the wife and I have not made up our minds yet on which way to go.

Author Title Published by Copyright/Printed
John W Flight Moses The Beacon Press 1942/1958
Ralph Connor The Major George H. Doran Co. NY 1917
Phyllis Bottome The Mortal Storm Triangle Books 1938/1941
Basil King The Conquest of Fear The New Home Library 1921/1942
Fred Hoyle Ossian’s Ride Harper & Brothers NY 1959
Ellery Queen The King is Dead Little, Brown and Company Boston 1952
F. van W yck Mason Golden Admiral Doubleday & Company Garden City NY 1953
Frederik Pohl Star of Stars Doubleday & Company Garden City NY 1960
Frank Yerby The Golden Hawk The Dial Press NY 1948
Edmond Hamilton The Haunted Stars Dodd, Mead & Company NY 1960
Betty Bates It Must’ve Been the
Fish Sticks
Pocket Books NY 1982
Katherine Patterson Come Sing, Jimmy Jo Avon Flare 1985/1986
Charles Heath The A- Team 2: Dell Book 1984/1984
Cover of "The A-Team 2: Small But Deadly ...

Cover of The A-Team 2: Small But Deadly Wars

Used old books

I have no idea on what to do with these old books? My farther in-law was a self learned man and bought books of all kinds to read. When he passed away back in 1967 we inherited well over 200 books. We kept them in or house for years even though we did not have room for them, then when we moved to a house with a garage that is where they have been for the last 25 years. We have asked all of our kids and Charlotte’s brother and their family and no one seems to want them. So I am going to try to sell them, but I have no ideal where or how to get started. Any ideals?

The In-law

ViTribute to my mother-in-law, she was a very special lady. I have heard people say how they do not like their in-laws; well mine was more that great, she always made me fill welcome even before Charlotte and I were married. She was always there for Charlotte and I, when I had to go into the military we already had a house we were buying and we were afraid we were going to lose it because on military pay just was not enough, Vi moved into our house with Charlotte and took over the house payments. Of course when I came home from the Navy and started back to work we started paying Vi back, after a couple of years she told us that was enough, I know we owed her a lot more than that but she just would not hear of us paying her anymore.

When she passed our son Jeremy brought his mom a Violet plant to help First Violet plantus remember Vi. Charlotte planted the plant out in front of the house where it thrived for a few years but we finely lost it due to the drought we have been having here. Our sweet daughter in-Second Violet plantlaw Amy this is Jeff’s wife brought in a Violet for Charlotte for mother’s day and told her it was also in honor of Charlotte’s mom. We love you Vi and miss you dearly.

A note to Mom

Mom I truly miss you and looking forward to seeing you in heaven where we can talk with each other. It was so hard for you not being able to speakAlice and Leon007 after your stroke all those years ago, love and miss you. I know I do not need to say happy Mother’s day for you are happier now being with dad and your folks tell them hello for me and I look forward to seeing you all in a few years or when Jesus sends for me.

True Friend’s

We have had many friends over the years, some before we were married and numerous after we were married. Some have come and gone never toFrinds be heard from again, but true friends never leave you. Oh you may never see them again either for whatever the reason may be but their lives have touched you in such a way that you might not be able to describe and in your heart you long to see, talk too, or just hold and hug them again. One such friend could be your best friend you know your spouse who has died and you can no longer hold our touch, or maybe a relative you are close to but do not see any more our just maybe on certain occasions. It could just be someone you know from church, school, or even your job but they have touched you in such a way that they have a special place in your heart, these are called your true friends and absolutely nothing can rip them from you. My hope and prayer is that you all have such friends in your life and if you do not then I urge you to make some.

What is Love?

We have had this picture for quite some time and I have seen it in other places as well. Looking at it again today I was just thinking how many ways that I am loved and the way that I love my sweet wife, kids, and friends.  Love is patient, Love is Kind, Love does not envy, Love does not boast, loveLove is not proud, Love is not rude, Love always trust, Love always hope, Love never fails. It is my hope and prayer is that the whole world could and would live by these actions of love.

Should I get involved at Church?

For years my way of thinking was the church was there for me to go and get revived, to worship with music and the preaching. I was just taking up space in the pew watching other people do all the work in the church, like the ushers, greeters, choir, Sunday school teacher etc. Did you know that when you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord that he gives you a gift? Well he does and it is not the same gift for everyone, it could be prophecy, service, teaching, or several others.

The church is not the building that you go to but is the people who meet in that building and it is called the church body. Think of it this way your body and it consist of many parts the head, ears, eyes, arms, legs, and so on. Sure there are people who have lost some of their body parts and they know how hard it is to get along or around without these parts. That is the way the church is without your help at the building we call church. Romans Chapter 12 talks to us (me) about what we should do towards other believers and the whole church body.

[My input]

Dedicated Service

12 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worshipAnd do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good andacceptable and perfect.

For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself [In other words it is not all about you or me] than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith. For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith; if service, in his serving; or he who teaches, in his teaching; or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.

Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; [Hate what is evil and stay away from it] cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference[Give them recognition for the good things they have done] to one another in honor; 11 not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;12 rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer, 13 contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.

14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.[I know it is hard to do but by doing this you might just win them over.] 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. 16 Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation. 17 Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men. 18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men. 19 Never take your own revenge, [I know it is hard for we always want to get back at someone but when we do we are just as bad as they are.] beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 “But if your enemy is hungry, feed him, and if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.