Red Truck

Posted: April 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

Red Truck

Ten years of service, waking the slumbering giant on the frigid winter nights that had blanketed the west side of Michigan with more awesome inches of snow. He had performed his job well, front blade and back,like a ballerina dancer,spinning around the circle, causing her audience to applaud and receiving accolades from the street musicians.
Were we revving up the motor for the last time? Would the guy from Rockford come to take it away?
It has become an ugly lawn ornament, we found it was better to snow blow than try to manipulate the plow in circles around center landscaping.

Days of service have ended.
Red paint now faded.
Rust is peeking through.
The smoke swirls from the engine and the belts squeal.

High anticipation…suddenly rejection.
It needed too much work.

The doors did not close, well they did with a bungee cord.
The gauges were broken.
The fluids leaked…just a little.
The box on the back was needing paint.

Could you just make me an offer…I know I said $1000.
As they drove off down the road.

Tom said, just put it back on Craig’s list every week.
He said to take the first offer.
He said not to wait for the right price.

Al called.
I said yes, still here.
I said sure come anytime.

Had any offers?

No, not yet.

He came with cash?


He will come back in a day or so to claim his win.

Thanks Al!

I wIsh you the best.

I hope he will find happiness in a new home.

I was ready to give it away.

We split the four hundred dollar bills between us.

Perhaps a rainy day emergency.
I consider it a gift from God. He always takes care of me. He is my provider.
Just as he flung the stars into the cosmos, he has a plan for you and me.

Isaiah 42

The Blogger’s Soul

Posted: March 18, 2014 in Uncategorized
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The Blogger's Soul

Bearing your soul.
I just listened to a writer tell his audience, “What is there not to write about?”

As I sift through the people and places of my daily life, I find it is extremely important to listen.
We learn a lot.
Pastor said…
Joyce said…
My husband said…
My child spoke…

Some things I learned last week was that Denali National Park will not just let you drive through. They put people on school busses and chauffeur them through the amazing Alaskan tundra.
All caps of the word LORD in psalms reminds us of the Ia God Yahweh.
Mike crafted an eloquent phone call calmed down a customer and followed through on a pitch to crack a joke with John…no too funny, but ended up to make it an office sprinkle of fun to lighten up a heavy day.
She was tear-filled as she spoke of the riff between the two very close sisters. Hurting and sad. Needing to get this resolved.
He took a hurting widow with two small adorable redheads and began a family.
Jim at 82 married again. She is delightful and they are so much in love. I am very glad for him.
Thank you for a good week, Lord.
Thankful for your love and protection.
I love you.

Lily Memoir

“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in–what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.”
― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

Covered Bridge in AdaThe Ada Covered Bridge is a 125-foot (38 m) span Brown truss covered bridge erected in 1867 in Ada, Michigan, United States. Carrying Bronson Street across the Thornapple River, it is located just south of where the Thornapple enters the Grand River, in turn just south of M-21. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Posted: January 29, 2013 in Paris France, Watercolor Photography

LeMarathon Latin Quarter Paris

Ice on my Carousel

They are in several tourist places in Paris, like the Place Saint-Pierre in Montmarte, Jardin des Tuileries and Jardin du Luxembourg, but the most beautiful is the Eiffel Tower Carousel on the corner of the Pont d’Iéna and Quai Branly. What distinguishes this colourful carousel with white horses from any other in the world is the fact that it is right in front of the Eiffel Tower, giving an excellent opportunity for photographs.

Watercolor Vintage Plane

Posted: January 15, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Watercolor Relic Plane Antique, classic, heritage, historic, veteran or vintage aircraft are aircraft of an obsolete type which have been preserved beyond their normal life. Their owners are typically aviation museums, armed forces or private enthusiasts. Sometimes they may be maintained in an airworthy condition so that they can be flown at air displays or on public occasions.