Retired, a free spirit not shackled to any political, social or religious ideology, living in the prairies of Illinois and venturing through life, exploring the universe and chasing rainbows….all the while hanging around to see how it all ends.. 🙂

“A house that is built with patience and love will withstand the strongest winds of difficulties and conflict , a house built with haste and insincerity will collapse in a mere breeze of discontent.” (Larry “Dutch” Woller 6-21-2007)

My ancestors came across the pond as many others did, however, while most came to America with all their worldly possessions, it appears my ancestors were traveling light and fast…apparently there was a misunderstanding about the ownership of a certain horse… old tale and impossible to prove, but does make for good conversation over a pint at the local pub…… 😀

“A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.” Robert Frost

“The spirit is born old but grows young. That is the comedy of life. And the body is born young and grows old. That is life’s tragedy”…Oscar Wilde

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover, acquire new friends and gain knowledge of yourself and the world.” Mark Twain

“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, the man who at best knows achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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  1. Nice to meet you. Glad you stopped by obsolete childhood so I could “meet” you. Some lovely poetry here….and I can’t stand poetry so that is something you may never hear pass my lips again!

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    • Thank you for visiting and the kind words…no childhood is obsolete, each and every one is precious…never say never as that is a very long time and you never know what your heart may desire… 🙂

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  4. Hi Dutch,

    Hello! You seem to have a very good knack of writing rhyming poems. Many of your posts are very enjoyable to read. Thank you for sharing them with us.

    I would like to wish you a belated Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year with my very special, animated post containing some upbeat and heartfelt messages to share with you at https://soundeagle.wordpress.com/2012/12/12/season-greetings-from-soundeagle-merry-christmas-happy-new-year-and-joyful-holiday/

    Happy New Year to you and also Happy Perihelion on Sunday 5th January 2020 at around 7:48 GMT when the Earth reaches at the point on its orbit at which it is at its closest to the Sun, where the distance from the Sun’s centre to Earth’s centre will be 147,091,144 km, as oppose to Aphelion (the furthest distance from the Sun) at 12:34 GMT on Saturday 4th July 2020 when the centre of the Earth will be 152,095,295 km from the centre of the Sun.

    May you have a lovely week ahead!


    • Thank you for stopping by and your kind words, glad you enjoyed your visit!.. hope you had a wonderful holiday and the new year is filled with peace, love and happiness and life is all that you wish for it to be!!.. 🙂

      Until we meet again..
      May dreams you hold dearest
      Be those which come true
      And the kindness you spread
      Keep returning to you.
      (Irish Saying)

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    • Thank you for stopping by!!.. I expect that everyone has been in some type of arena from time to time… 🙂

      Hope all is well in your part of the universe and life is all that you wish for it to be!.. 🙂

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