Showing posts from November, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Thanksgiving Time My family and I love this holiday.  We are eaters.  So we eat. And when we get together we always enjoy catching up on the family gossip.  Yes, even Tronster's family has gossip.  We are a geographically dispersed family.  Most of us live in the Southeastern part of the USA.  Travel time between the members range from 5 to 9 hours.  Over the last few years, as the younger ones have gotten married, it seems these traditions change.  But our family is always full of love. Sometimes life's events keep us from gathering with family.  When we are separated by distance and life throws a roadblock, we get together with friends.  We have hosted and we have been hosted for Thanksgiving, and each year I am reminded of how special it is to have close friends.  Although I blog here as anonymous as possible to protect the innocent, I am very thankful for all my friends. When the family gets together, it is a major affair.  Here you see the table we used a fe

Washington DC Day Trip

Our Day Trip to the Nation's Capital Sunshine and I tend to host many friends that come to the Nation's Capital for a visit. Many come without enough time to see everything. This past weekend was one of those occasions. Our friends from New York City came down on a bus for a 1 day visit to the capital and wanted to see the sites. We wanted to spend some time with them, so we agreed to meet them downtown. On Friday before their arrival, it was conveyed to us our friends would be arriving at 10 AM on Saturday morning.  Their will be five of them and they are all looking forward to the visit.  Sunshine and I discussed the logistics.  We do not have a van, we can not possibly take all seven of us in one vehicle.  So we decided we would drive to the closest metro and meet them at Union Station.  A good starting point for a tour of DC.  Saturday morning we receive the call, "We are at Union Station".  Its 8:45 a.m.  We rush to the Franconia-Springfiel

Before Blogging There was a journal

What did we do before there was blogging? I started this Blog as a place to write some thoughts and to improve my typing skills.  Nothing beats practice.  Before this blog, a kept a journal.  Much like this blog, the Entries are sparse, far apart and sometimes make no since.  However, I have many friends and people I a have met from many different places.  I think many of you may get to know me as a person better, if I share a few of the entries from my Journal.  Beside, when it is time to print this blog out, we can see what it was I was thinking. The following is copied out of my journal from May 27, 2000 Today I began reading about the servant Charles Spurgeon. I have prayed the Lord to have complete control over my life.  I give Jesus my time, my talents and my love.  I have rebuked Satan and will have a good night of sleep, before I lay down, I have read Psalms 23 and The Lord’s Prayer.  I pray the Lord will continue to use me . I was 27 years old when I wrote that e

My favorite thing about election Day

What is the best part of Election Day? The commercials will end. With that said, I voted.  I hope each of you did as well.  I try to avoid politics on this blog, mostly because comments on politic sites are entirely too rude for this family friendly site.   Regardless of your voting record, your party affiliation, or your political beliefs, agree or disagree with me, I hope you all took advantage of your right to vote and cast a ballet. Now, clean up all the signs, stop the ridiculous commercials and lets get back to work. Tronster