Friday, November 27, 2015

"Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.

Throughout the history of mankind, stories of war have forever been a part of the landscape. Stories of amazing survival and incredibly staggering deaths in massive numbers, faced with courage, have been woven through the fabric of our history.

It has been said that of all the things available to human beings, the land of our Earth is one thing that is taken far too much for granted.

Daring determination and the ability to block out the fact that you just might get a whipping for even attempting it

The days of summer on our dairy and grain farm were anything but lazy days. What seems to stand out most of all in my memory of summertime is the small army of young men who pitched in to help.

You don't always get what you want. That lesson seems so simple and yet can be so complex over the course of a lifetime.

While reading the book written by Bettie Youngs, I couldn't help but notice many similarities to so many farm families I have known over my lifetime.

There has never been a time in my life without dogs. I can't imagine it any other way. I remember a black and white photograph in an old family album.

Friends seem puzzled by the fact that I know very little about television hit shows from my childhood era.

Consider for a moment some of the amazing Americans who shaped the development of history. Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Charles Kettering, Marie Curie, Charles Lindberg are a few who come to mind quite readily.