Saturday, June 26, 2010

Wind Turbines in NW Indiana

Recently, on a search for the grave of Papi's great-great-great grandfather, we saw these giants stretching into the sky. This first image is of the beginning process of installation. These truly are Wind Farms as the turbines are in the middle of fields planted in the farmer's crops of corn, beans, or whatever else they might be growing.
There were hundreds of these creatures as far as the eye could see and for many miles along I-65. I first thought they were beautiful, but after seeing so many I began to not enjoy them so much.

I understand they are producing well, however, on our trip north very few were turning and they weren't going very fast. On the return trip more seemed to be in motion. I guess if they were on your farm you would get use to might be like the hog farmer...that hog smell, smells like money to them.
Our genealogy trip was not successful, at least we didn't find the grave, but we do know he and his third wife were not buried in Jasper County, IN. We believe they are in Logan County, IL according to information we found in the Rensselaer Public Library.
It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed the trip with two of Papi's brothers and their wives. We found a nice cafe in Rensselaer for lunch and a great restaurant in Mulberry for dinner. I call that success.

Sunday, June 20, 2010


A Special Prayer for Father
God, bless all the fathers in the world.
Guide them to be good role models and loving to all their children.
Help them to be a father like You are.
Give them grace and patience to handle situations in a loving way.
Happy Father's Day to the special fathers in our immediate family - MEL, TOM, MIKE, KEVIN and JEFF. We will be remembering the two fathers that have gone on before us to their heavenly home, LOUIS and RALPH.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Very BERRY Delicious Day

On Sunday, Papi picked some raspberries from our yard and since Grammy didn't have any bananas for her cereal Monday morning, she had FRESH raspberries on her cereal. Oh, they were soooo good and really sweet.

Well, those two retirees decided they needed a mid-morning snack. So freshly made by neighbor Carol strawberry preserves were in order. Soooooo good.

Late Sunday evening, like shortly before 10:00pm, favorite youngest daughter-in-law and favorite #2 son brought us this wonderful, FRESH from their tree, hot from the oven mulberry pie. Now isn't it just beautiful!! Well, we want to tell you, it was even better tasting, if that's possible. We didn't have pie Sunday, it was too late for us old folks and we had already eaten brownies, icecream, walnuts and chocolate syrup, but believe me, we had warm mulberry pie with whipped cream Monday evening to round out our Very Berry Delicious day. YUM, YUM, YUM
Thank you everyone who contributed (Papi, Carol, Amy and Kevin).
Have a God Filled Day

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

JESUS Light of the world Joy of our hearts

First, I apologize for the fuzzy image, however, that was the best I could do. I think it was the surface that caused the blur. Anyway, this is my journal for the "Early Bird Christmas Crafting" challenge I have joined. I believe this will be a great tool for EARLY Christmas gift planning, at least I sure hope so. The small notebook has four sections and is only 4x6 so can easily be carried in my bag when shopping. I purchased it at the Dollar Tree for only $1. The card was a leftover from a previous year $0. I even used the inside of the card for the back of the journal because of the scripture, "Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!" II Corinthians 9:15 NIV. This is to constantly remind me of that first Christmas Gift.
You will also note, my blog has changed to traditional Christmas colors. I tried to change the background too, but so far, the computer has won in that battle.
You might like to join "Early Bird Christmas Crafting", if so, just click on the sidebar button and you will be there. I've found some great gift ideas.
Have a God Filled Day