May your life be filled with happiness Each hour of every day. Rejoice, reflect and remember the Reason for the season. Yes, Jesus was born on Christmas Day. Christ was born to save us. He came to us as a child. Resting in a stable stall. In life he was an example. Showing us how we must live. Telling stories to share with children Making promises of eternal life. Ask and you will be forgiven. Seek and you will find the love he gives so freely. Merry Christmas to each of you! Hope your holidays are filled with everything you desire!
I can handle the cold part of this winter thus far but I am hopeful that the snow and wind stay away for as long as possible. Since my husband injured his back in October, I have tried to assume a few of his chores around the house with the most recent one including the snow blowing. Initially I thought it was kind of fun but now I find myself listening to the forecasts and hoping that the storms stay away for several more weeks. I haven't taken on the challenge of starting the big tractor to blow snow. That just seems too monumental to me.
It is December and that means the busy holiday season has arrived. There is often so much to do and see that sometimes we get lost in activity and forget to enjoy what is all around us. Sometimes it just takes a little extra time and patience to appreciate the season. For example, as you put up those holiday decorations and are getting frustrated, tired and impatient with the results, take a moment to sit back and look around. Before you know it you may find a solution or just decide that you like the results despite the battle.
Watching our area children visit with Santa last night took me back in time a few decades. We had a wonderful turn-out for the yearly event with a line of children and parents stretched nearly out the door at the Community Center. As I looked at that line I remembered standing in a similar line at the Hancock town hall waiting to see Santa. The town hall was actually the former Hancock movie theatre. There were three levels. The theatre was on the main level and above that was a large open meeting room which often held private parties and special events.
I am so relieved to see that the weather is finally cooperating and some of the fall field work is being completed. I know it has been a big worry for many area farmers and those that rely on them for their livelihood. This season has been very unique in many ways. It was abnormally cool all summer and now in the fall it has been extremely wet. It is not only a struggle to harvest the crop but also to get it dry enough to store.
A few years ago, I ran a contest in the newspaper asking readers to submit as many uses for a newspaper that they could think of. We received a lot of great responses and quickly shared the long list of ideas as to how to use a newspaper. However, my daughter and granddaughter added one more to that list this weekend. In recent weeks, Jaedyn has expressed some interest in the potty chair my daughter and son-in-law purchased and placed strategically in their bathroom.
At some point in the mid-1970s, a new invention was hitting the market. The microwave oven, which was actually invented several years before, was finally being sold to private citizens and used in homes for daily cooking. The first microwaves were quite large, slow, expensive, and, in some ways, a bit intimidating. My husband and I were a newly married couple when we decided to take the plunge and invest in a microwave. Since we had limited counter space for the large appliance, we bought a range that had a regular oven on the botton and a microwave on the top.
Dealing with abandoned buildings and abandoned vehicles tends to be an ongoing problem for communities and was part of the discussion for the Hancock City Council on Monday night. After hearing a report from HEDA board member Bruce Malo about possibly replacing some buildings on main street, council went on to discuss another abandoned property, the former Blue Chip Feed elevator and storage shed. The owner of this property has neglected to pay the taxes for several years and thus it has gone back to the county.
Last week I took a couple days off from work and entertained my five year old grandson. My husband and I met our son and grandson midway from the cities on Wednesday night and Tristyn returned home with us to spend some time by the lake. Despite the nasty weather we were able to have a great time and even some big adventures. Thursday was cold and windy, but I had already devised a plan for entertaining Tristyn that day.
If a person loves something or someone enough in life could it be possible to pass on that love after death? To go beyond the grave, so to speak, and fulfill a dream? Through the love, admiration and desire of fourteen friends and family members, a strong commitment and passion has continued for Bonnie Jeitz even after her death on June 8, 2009. According to these friends Bonnie was a wonderful example, true friend, loving wife and mother and an excellent gardener.