Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Hoping to Preserve and Persevere

I've published in this website so seldom, that I think Google may have removed it from view to everyone except me.  So, this is just a quick post to see if it's still working.  If it is, I plan to use it again.  Facebook is so convenient and so it took the place of blogging here, but I am weary of Facebook and the direction it's taken.  It will be a relief to post here again if it's still working.

Test photo for this test post.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Long Time

It's been quite a long time since I've posted anything on this site although anyone who has read my posts in the past knows that long gaps are not unusual.  This time I hardly know where to start because there have been so many changes in my life.  So, I'm just going to start again without even trying to fill in the gaps.

We now spend some of each winter in Arizona at a 55+ resort and love our time there.  We have a rental available near our own AZ "home" that I've made a website for using Blogspot.  Perhaps you would like to check it out:  https://goldenvistaresort.blogspot.com/.

Golden Vista Resort, #183

Friday, October 16, 2015


"Being all fashioned of the self-same dust,
Let us be merciful as well as just." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Celebrating Our Eagle Scout

On Sunday, September 13, 2015, we celebrated the realization of Evan's goal of becoming an Eagle Scout.  Eagle is the highest rank a scout can achieve.  Evan and all Eagle Scouts know the truth of the axiom “It take a village…”  Many of Evan's "village" (family, friends, fellow scouts, and scout leaders) gathered together for the ceremony marking his achievement.

One special note - my sister gave Evan our dad’s Eagle Scout medal.  Great grandfather, Web Thompson, not only had the honor of being an Eagle Scout in common with Evan, but also an interest in collecting pocket knives.  They never met.  Evan was born a couple of months after my father’s death, and we are proud of both of them.  Their medals are remarkably similar even though they were made so many years apart.

Check out this Wikipedia article if you'd like to know more about Eagle Scouts, the requirements necessary to earn the rank, and more:  Eagle Scout (Boy Scouts of America)

View the photos by following this link:
Evan's Eagle Scout Ceremony
(You can click on individual photos when you click through to the album)

Saturday, December 06, 2014


“Only when we meet the living God in Christ do we know what life is. We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution. Each of us is the result of a thought of God. Each of us is willed, each of us is loved, each of us is necessary.”
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI; Homily, St. Peter’s Square, April 24, 2005