Monday, April 30, 2012

Here's Biskit with Aunt Donna yesterday at Diane's house.

Monday, April 30, 2012 - Grandpa and Granny and I were invited to lunch at Diane's house yesterday and Biskit was nice enough to pose with me.  This is proof that I am in Florida. haha

I'm still trying to figure out what I'm doing on Berg's computer but as long as I'm patient, it usually works out okay.  The temperature is in the 80's every day and I am finally thawing out.  see ya later, djb

Monday, April 23, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012 - Here's a picture of Abby sitting on top of the sofa by the window.  This is her special spot.  Oh, I'd better mention that this is Avis and Bergy's new puppy.  She just turned one and is full of energy!!!

Okay, so this time, the picture of Abby is on top of the page.  I'll NEVER figure this out.  Why do they have to change things?  djb

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Here is a photo of Andrew & Jarrett's great-grandma, Sadie Ruth Vesta, age 14. That would be 1908. This photo is 104 years old.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - When I started thinking about it, I figured that this may have been Grandma Berg's confirmation picture. They only took photos for special occasions back in the old days so this had to be something big.

Yesterday afternoon, I read through the 100 year history of St. John's Lutheran Church in Creston. Both sides of my dad's families are mentioned right from the beginning. The Vestas and the Bergs and their descendants. Very interesting.

It's time to find something else exciting. I love that picture of Grandma! It's like looking in the mirror. At least I know WHERE I came from. oh yeah. byebye, djb

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Yesterday, I put some Easter flowers on Andrew and Jarrett's grave.
Saturday, April 7, 2012 - While I was shopping yesterday, I saw some grave flowers at Wal-mart, and I was amazed to see Jarrett's BRIGHT colors in the one on the right.

The bouquet on the left, for Andrew, is just as nice but different flowers and the REAL flowers are growing and blooming in front of it. You can't even see the purple bow that's on it.

All in all, it looks lovely. The grass is green and everything is coming up and blooming all over the place. God love ya, djb

Friday, April 6, 2012

From right to left: Malvin, Gale, Gladys, George, Aunt Clara (Sadie's sister), Everett. This was in March 1983 after Russell's funeral.
Good Friday, April 6, 2012 - Happy Birthday, Malvin!

My Uncle Malvin was born 95 years ago today. I'm sure he's in heaven celebrating with his sweetheart, Gladys. It's one of the only ways we can comfort ourselves when someone dies...

...knowing they have stepped through the veil and are with those who have gone before them surrounded by light and love.

We really have no idea at all what happens after someone dies. Believe me, I've spent years contemplating that scenario. Oh sure, we can speculate but we don't really, really know for sure.

As I go through the old photographs, I'm reminded of my own mortality. If you have something to say to someone, say it NOW because you never know who's next to leave the planet. And you may never get a second chance to make your peace.

Have no regrets. My only regret when the boys died was that I wish I had been kinder to them. It's not that hard to be kind. Okay, Donna, take your own advice. Thanks, me. later, djb