Monday, December 21, 2009

Kristy and Michael

My kids and college= Kristy has finished her 1st semester of med school. Michael has finished his 1st semester of Jr college, HVAC. I am truly blessed.

Monday, November 30, 2009


My Mother wanted Thanksgiving at her house. We could get the family together on saturday after thanksgiving. Mom had never had thanksgiving at her house since I was a child, so this year we had it. Michael and Jess, with Zoe, Jim and Kristy with Jimmy and Phyllis and I.

Monday, October 12, 2009


It has been 7 years since I last lit up a smoke. 7 years ago I quit smoking. I did not do it by my self, with the Lords help, I made it after several failed attempts.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Indiana Guard Reserve 9-18-19-20-09

Our annual training. This year was a disaster. We had a mock disaster that took place around Camp Atterbury In. A earth quake. The disaster used all Bergades and commands working together to get releaf to the area. I worked with the G-6 in comminication. These are just some of the people in my Bergade.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


As of Aug 25 2009 Both of our kids are in collage at the same time. Kristy is going for her MD at Loyola in Chicago and Michael is going for heating and air conditioning at Ivy Teck in Lafayette.


Monday the 25th of Aug 2009 both of our kids were in collage. kristy is going for her MD at Loyola in Chicago and Michael is going for heating and air conditioning at Ivy Teck. in Lafayette. Wow what a thril

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Camp Atterbury / JROTC camp

( they get dirty also ) have fun, and learn teamwork

I repeated this for 4 days, the dirtier they got the moor they enjoyed it.

July 21-24 I was at Camp Atterbury helping to train 222 high school kits. The kids were all in JROTC at school (jr reserve officer training course). I was involved in part of the leader ship reaction, others were working with the repelling tower, swimming and land navigation. My part was in two parts, 1st. taking a wounded soldier off the battle field, giving first aid and negotiating obstacles (a stretcher and a 5 gal water bucket full of holes, that they had to patch and go through the obstacles with out letting the bucked run dry). the 2nd part learning how to build a 2 roap bridge, and tie a swiss seat around them. the roap was 125 foot long and the river was about 75 feet wide. 220 graduated on Saturday the 25. The kids came from Indianapolis, Gary and Evansville Indiana. there were about 30 IGR personnel and maybe 25 teachers.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Kristy and Jim

The week end of July the 4th Dristy and Jim moved to Chicago. Involved in the move were Jim's parents and Kristy parents. The short verson is the truckes and cars are unloaded and most things are set in place

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sargent Major Beavers

Saturday June 20Th 2009 my orders were presented to me, promoting me to Sargent Major. For those who don't know, you can not go any higher and still be a Sargent. The orders were dated June 13, 2009. This is a fulfilled dream. The orders on the left are from MG Umbarger and the letter on the right is from MG Green, both men are two star generals

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Dr. Kristy Mount May 23 2009

This has been a very busy time. But first, Kristy became a PHD, WOW that is awesome. Since then other things have happened. 1 turned in her theses for the last time, with all revisions done. 2.SOLD their house, it on to Chicago to start medical school. They will be moving and starting school on July 27. She will be studying to become a OBGYN. WAY TO GO GIRL.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Indianapolis Mini Marathon 5/2/09

May 2nd 2009 was a great day, temp was in the 50's and cloudy, a perfect day for a race. This is the One America Mini Marathon in Indianapolis a 13.1 mile race. This is what I was looking at as I started the race. It ran from down town Indy to the Indianapolis 500 mile track, around the track and back down town. This was how many people were in front of me. The race was divided into 26 catagories (A-Z ) I was in "Y" . I finished the race in about 3 hours and 45 min. Just for giggles I had my iphone counting my steps 994 steps per mile 12,922 to compleat the race. For the first 11 miles I averaged 15 min miles then I got tired and slowed to 18 min miles. anyone want to try it next year?, this was my 4th year. When I checked in the night befor I found out there were about 50,000 signed up for the race and a additional 15,000 for the 5K which was ran after all of us in the mini had started (swine flue any one).

Zoe & Jimmy

Phyllis and I were at Jim and Kristy' last week end helping they get their house ready to sell. At one time Pe Pa took the kids out side to play

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Camp Atterbury, In

I am on a military installation, studying Home Land Security issues through FEMA. We are learning to be managers of incidents. Real fun, its a lot of discussion, scenario's, and table top exercises, will go home tomorrow on Sunday. I spent two days here last month. This is through the Indianan Guard Reserve. Today in the news, Mexico reported 16 dead with swine flu. This is the kind of issues I study, how to manage these.

I walked into Kings Hall today, the mess hall, and low in be hold there was one of my soldiers, from my old unit I retired out of, over 3 years ago, and you should have seen the reunion. She had been to Iraq and back in that time.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Patch 4-22-09

Patch my dog has been gone for 1 year. He is missed.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tax Day 4-15-09

Tea party's all across the country, I hope Washington pays attention.

Easter Sunday 4-12=09

We had a great day in the Lord on Easter. Two church services with breakfast in between. "Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, he is risen" Luke 24:5-6 This one fact sets Christianity apart from all other religions. Do you know my Jesus?
_____yes _____no

Easter 4-11-09

Phyllis and I had Easter the day before on Saturday. It was a great day, with Ham, mashed potatoes, green beans and salad. Kristy brought cheese cake with strawberry's and mini pies. The grand kids ran around the yard looking for eggs. Zoe and Jimmy had fun playing together

Friday, April 3, 2009

Grand kids days April-2nd & 3rd -2009

Phyllis and I sure have great grand kids, we enjoy spending time with them. We had a tea party with Zoe and ran around the yard, she had a blast. Jimmy had breakfast out and he enjoyed it. Later we watched a movie and watched Jimmy maneuver around obstacles.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Uncle Ralph is a Nonagenarian

Phyllis's, last Uncle had his surprise 90th birthday party Saturday 3-28-09. The party was held at Ryan's Stake House in Effingham Illinois. I would estimate there were 60 in attendance.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Michael-Ivy Tech

Michael has been accepted into Ivy Tech here in Lafayette, In. Its a trade school and he will be going for his associates degree in HVAC. He also will work in some electrical with it. Att-a-boy.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Prodical Son

Michael has come home, to Brookston. He has rented a house in Brookston. I wish you could have seen him going around making deposits and setting up house. I'm so proud of him. This is a two bedroom, one bath small house, with detached garage. Michael has make some bad choices in life, but the Lord is helping turn him around. I could say moor, and probly will as time goes on, but for now, thank you Jesus.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Zoe and the Hotel

Zoe was a teal trooper after spending 4 days and 3 nights on the road visiting family. She had to try the long hall ways in the hotel, out for speed and do her hygiene. Each night was in a new house, bedroom and bed. She was glad to be home and see Mon and Dad again. They said she slept all night after drooping her off.

Zoe in the Hotel

Zoe had fun in the hotel, she had to try the long Hall ways out for speed, (after being cooped up in a car for awhile. Taking care of hygiene. 4 days and 3 nights, all in a diffent house, bedroom and bed. She was a real trooper. But when we got home, she was glad to see Mom and Dad.