About

Retired, live in the prairies of Illinois and venturing through life with my best friend, a Jack Russell named Bree, exploring and chasing rainbows and 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 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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