Category: Blogging

In looking for an appropriate, I decided to choose this one from 4 years ago, when our son was home, and we had a meal similar to one I had yesterday at noon. I surely wish a Happy New Year to all my friends, whether fellow bloggers, or friends and family, across the world! With our German heritage, Mashed Potatoes, Sauerkraut, and Sausage (oops-hot dog substitute) are a must. This year it was cheese-impregnated venison, hotdogs a gift from one of my taxi customers.

Thinking of you, Anna, as I was walking through Dhaka, Bangladesh!

Also thinking of you, Marcus!!


1966: The setting is in Harrisonburg, Va., situated in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Alice and I arrived at the same Professor’s home to get acquainted with other new college students the day before our Freshman classes began. After a nice afternoon, some games, and pizza, we ended up walking back to our respective dorms together. We decided to meet after the Sunday evening vespers and play ping ping. The Student Center wasn’t open yet, so we sat on the steps and chatted. That was the beginning, and the rest is history!

2018: Now after 49 plus years of marriage, the setting is Millersburg, Ohio.  We woke, checked our devices, had devotions, and at sunrise headed for the local trail for an hour walk, plus some other exercises. Returned home, changed clothes, and stopped for the Bargain Hunter paper, and on to the Post Office to send off our application for our Passport renewals.  Then we went to see my 95-yr-old Mother, and being hungry we headed for Nana’s Kitchen near Holmesville, and had a nice brunch. Then it was on to Buzzard’s Family Shoes in Loudonville for some insoles for my shoes.  Returning home it was nap time for me, followed by a fun time having Alice read me all the texts from Alice’s grade schoolmates, as they reminisced their early school days at Sparta School in Spartansburg, Pa.! I decided to fill the hummingbird feeder, and also the dining room window bird feeder. Soon it was supper time, followed by preparing this blog post.

This is a memorable day indeed

The setting for the photo was in the Valley of the Five Lakes, in Jasper National Park in Alberta!  July 2017

2,476 Posts with 851 followers, and the most visited post being the  Bengali Village Girl .  I appreciate all the support I have felt. I attempted to give you a window into my life through the photos! I think I achieved the goal I had for this blog.  I haven’t posted something every day, as I did for he first years.  I have learned a lot from many other bloggers. I appreciate all the comments many of you have made over the years. One thing I would like to improve on, would be the captions for the daily posts, and possibly adding a quote or poem to the photos. I have rarely, if ever had a post without a photo, and it will likely stay that way! Enjoy the next 10 years! 🙂

I thought this would be an appropriate photo, since my wife has faithfully walked by my side, supporting me as I take photos, and blog!! Including walking together on the Highline Trail, near Logan pass in Glacier National Park, Montana this past summer!!

Versatile Blogger Award

Dear Blogger friends, Susan nominated me for Versatile Blogger award! Here is a link to her blog:

Susan, I am honored to have been chosen. I have so many blogs I follow, I don’t know where to start in nominating any of them for the Versatile Blogger award.

Some facts about me:

  1. I was born and raised in Kalona, Iowa, and then going on to Harrisonburg, Virginia for college studies.
  2. Met my wife there, and we were married between my 3rd year of college, and my 4th year (Internship in Medical Technology).
  3. Worked for 8.5 years in the Immunopathology Lab at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics before taking a position as School Principal in Northwestern Ontario.
  4. While in Ontario, I acquired my private pilots license and flew some 440 hours (Most of the landings on lakes with a Luscombe) before moving to Ohio in 1992.
  5. I spent 8.5 years in Bangladesh doing member care for several families
  6. I have knitted 3 sweaters, love crossword puzzles, chess, hiking, travel and photography.
  7. Have a lovely wife, two sons, and three grandsons, who are teenagers.
  8. Bengali curries are at the top of my list of favorite foods.
  9. I do remember when the hula hoop was invented, and actually collected a blood specimen from the inventor for analysis, when he was in the hospital!
  10. I learned to use the “slide rule” which was made obsolete with the invention of the calculator.

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via Daily Prompt: Clean


As I mentioned in a previous blog, these are some of the melmac plates my mother bought with each of our initials on them. She has given us all our plate, but had some left with “F” initial because of her name, Fannie!  This is a table she had set for us when we visited her in Florida in January. She is 93 years old and going strong!

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Sun behind the tower at the Stone Castle Hotel in Branson, Missouri.

Happy New Year to all my followers! Thanks for your interest in my blog.

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My Name

To my former followers I hope you aren’t confused! 🙂  I am enrolled in WP’s blogging101 and this assignment was to change the Title and tagline of my blog! Have a great day!