“There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.” (Douglas H. Everett) on the path least traveled….

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In spite of life’s challenges and those who will say you cannot do it , “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” (Roy T. Bennett ) for Life Is Now….

 

 Time flies, and memories fade.
 People change and new friendships are made.
 Only the true remain forever at our side.
 Eventually the disappointment and pain will subside.
  
 It is all about the journey and what has yet to come.
 Life is what you make of it; you are what you've become.
 Life is too short to hold onto regrets.
 Forgiveness is key even though you may never forget.
  
 Cherish the good and remove the bad.
 Some people don't realize till it's gone what they've had.
 Moving on is a way of life.
 There will always be obstacles, pain, and strife.
  
 You must believe that you are strong enough to fight.
 You have to believe in yourself to do what is right.
 Always do for YOU no matter what you do,
 Because in the end the only one who has your back is you.
  
 Never be afraid to take a stand,
 And always be willing to lend a helping hand.
 A little bit goes a long way.
 All it takes is a smile to brighten someone's day.
  
 Your chance to live is now, so what are you waiting for?
 The world is yours for the taking and so much more.
 Endless possibilities are forever at your disposal.
 The chance to live another day is life's golden proposal.
  
 Never let anyone tear you down,
 And never let anyone steal your shine and make you frown.
 So will you sit in the shadows and let darkness win again?
 Or will you rise up and make the light your friend?
                                                        (Hollianne Boucher)
  
   
“So stick to the fight when your hardest hit, it’s when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit” (Wade Watts) and this is our fight song… 🙂

Hello Diary,

Yes, one doesn’t quit in spite of life’s storms “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain”. (Author Unknown), unfortunately for the Valentines Day holiday it were a snow storm…  🙂

 

But,  learned to dance (in the snow) and woke up this morning and words of Mark Twain filled my thoughts; “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”  (Samuel Clemens aka Mark Twain), so I gathered what I needed to venture into the world, when the need and opportunity arises, all the while keeping in mind the safety and welfare of others so they too can follow their dreams… 🙂

 

Floppy flowerdy hat (check), walking stick (check), Banana Boat (check), face mask (check), camera (old phone, check)… 🙂 And what I needed to venture into the Cyberworld… 🙂

 

 And no matter what life and Fate has put in front of me, it is down the path of life I go… 🙂
  
 I awoke one morning, alone, in history’s past..
 Left with a heart full of memories, a decision to make,
 Confronted with two paths to my destiny..
 Heart and mind to decide which one to take.
  
 Take the one most traveled, the logical safe choice…
 The one chosen by the multitudes..the human race,
 Like sheep, following a path determined by another…
 No self identity, all bearing the same face.
  
 A most traveled path whose direction is chosen by a few
 The rest to follow, ever so blind,
 Their destiny not chosen by their own hand
 Their fate determined, by a closed mind.
  
 The other path less traveled, mysterious and unknown
 Where one can be different, like me I confess,
 Without fear of ridicule, bigotry  and hate
 A path filled with love... and happiness.
  
 A path less traveled where one can follow ones dreams
 An open mind to see what others do not,
 To live a life guided by one’s heart
 While the other path one cannot.
  
 Decision made, with eyes on the horizon
 It’s down the path least traveled I do venture,
 Excitement fills the air, a smile on the face
 Looking forward to a great adventure.
  
 My fate will be unknown, what lies ahead unsure
 I do not know…. what my destiny will be,
 But one thing will be certain, written in stone
 I shall venture down that path …..being “ME“.
           ( Larry “Dutch” Woller)
   
Yes, excitement fills the air and heart as here on the path it is a new age, a new year and a new dawn… 🙂

And as Jimmy Buffet would say “ I don’t look back too often for there is too much in front of me I wish to see” so I shall close for now, but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

 

I have friends to visit, adventures to find, so the sails are set full, heart’s compass pointed to the horizon and so it is… 🙂

“Life gives us brief moments with another, but sometimes in those brief moments we get memories that last a lifetime, So live that your memories will be part of your happiness.” (Author Unknown) on the path least traveled…

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Hello Diary,

 

Valentine’s Day is suppose to be a day of love and happiness, so from the path least traveled, Happy Valentines Day wherever you are… 🙂

Hand picked for you (I ate the chocolate)… 🙂

 

 A bouquet of flowers from my garden,
 Their beauty need not be told,
 Their fragrance is soothing and lovely
 A pleasant scent for one to behold.
  
 They remind me of you, my friend
 Whose beauty from within you do share,
 Sharing sunshine, understanding and laughter
 Sowing the seeds of  love and happiness in the air.
  
 This bouquet was picked for you
 For coming into my world, my friend,
 For giving sunshine, laughter, love and happiness
 For which I know  will never end.
  
 Sharing a few thoughts about you, my friend
 Coming from the heart
 Thoughts that will never end
 Even though in life, we may part.
    ( Larry “Dutch” Woller )
   
And remember, my friend, no matter what anyone may say, you are unique, one of a kind, special and you make the world a better place and you will always be beautiful just the way you are… 🙂

And with my wishes that everyone have a wonderful and Happy Valentines day filled with love and happiness, I shall close for now..but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise.. 🙂

 

 

 And until we meet again, on this day and every day.. 🙂
  
 May the love that you give
 Always return to you,
 That family and friends are many
 And always remain true,
 May your mind only know peace
 No suffering or strife,
 May your spirit only know love and happiness
 On your journey through life.
      (Larry “Dutch” Woller)
  
   
And no matter the challenge, we will see it through together, the way old friends do… 🙂

“We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving. And we all have some power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing.” (Louisa May Alcott) on the path least traveled…..

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 A Quiet Sunday Morning…
 
 A quiet Sunday morning to wake up to
 Sitting, gazing out, with a spot of tea,
 Contemplating my tomorrows
 Wondering, what will the future be.
 
 A quiet Sunday morning, a open mind
 Thinking about the path, its mysteries many fold,
 Each to explore and treasure
 Soon a treasured memory to behold.
 
 A quiet Sunday morning, a open heart
 Another day to learn and explore about me.
 It is my life.. only get one chance
 Will have to do it my way.. don’t you see.
 
 A quiet Sunday morning, being different
 Reminding me of words from a song,
 Where do I fit in, one asks
 One wonders, where do I belong.
 
 A quiet Sunday morning, on the path
 At the end of it, on the horizon, a lovely rainbow,
 It is there my answers lie... the truth is known
 Until then, only Fate will know.
 
 A quiet Sunday morning, spirit and mind at the ready
 To seek the rainbow... perhaps around the next bend,
 Once found, I’ll have my answers, you see
 And that will be the beginning, not the end.
        ( Larry “Dutch” Woller )
  
   

Hello Diary,

As the new year commences and contemplating the future, have dwelled on a number of things, love, sharing, etc. and today will share a few thoughts about happiness.. as Agnes Repplier said; “It is not easy to find happiness within ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.”  (Agnes Repplier)….  🙂

 

 

And the best way to find happiness is being me… 🙂

 

 Happiness is to have loved
 Than have not loved at all,
 To share love with another
 To always heed one's heart call.
  
 Happiness is to follow one's dream
 To be who one wishes to be,
 To live one's own life one's own way
 Not live the life of another, you see.
  
 Happiness is always waking up on
 The green side of the grass,
 Even though the day may be stormy
 Knowing it too shall pass.
  
 Happiness is knowing another
 A understanding, caring friend,
 Someone to share life's memories with
 A friendship to never end.
  
 Happiness is to pen thoughts
 Let the fingers do the walking,
 Thoughtful words that come  from within
 Because the heart does the talking.
  
 Happiness is freedom of thought and being
 I am what I am, don’t you see,
 Neither this one, neither that one, but all the above
 In a mortal world, a free spirit, that’s me.
  
 Happiness is knowing when to end a poem
 For it is down life’s highway I need to venture,
 To gather more memories and thoughts to share
 As I live, and enjoy,  today's new adventure.
                    (Larry “Dutch” Woller)
   
And there are plenty of sunshine here because .. 🙂

In spite of life’s challenges, here on the path it is a wonderful world indeed…. 🙂

Soooooooo, will close for now and venture on down the path to seek out new adventures being led by my heart… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

 

 

And one of the best ways to find happiness is follow Roy Bennett’s advice; “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” (Roy T. Bennett ) and ABBA’s advice… 🙂

“You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading your last chapter.” (Author Unknown ) on the path least traveled…..

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While watching many promoting unity and getting along together over the past few days, I remember back in time when I participated in forums, when they were popular and civilized… :)one of the sensitive topics were; religion… in a effort to participate, I had to do some research, sometimes walk in someone else’s shoes… 🙂

 

So here on the path, there is religion present… 🙂

And there is ole not-into-religion, born again heathen me (as the Chaplain told my late wife before her passing “It is what is in the heart that matters, not a name above a door)… 🙂

And, while we may agree to disagree, here on the path we manage to get along together just fine… 🙂

Hello Diary,

Yes, not only is it a start to a new year, but it is time to close the book on the last chapter and start a new chapter, a new adventures… to learn more about the universe and me… and perhaps share some of the knowledge with others, all the while respecting who they are and wish to be… 🙂

 

So I stopped the world, got off briefly and took time to contemplate my tomorrows… 🙂

 

 And thankful that I will be venturing down the path of life with a open mind
 and heart and spirit born free… 🙂
  
 Just Color Me A Free Spirit….
  
 I’m just a free spirit
 Open mind and heart is  all I’ll ever be,
 Don’t need much money
 Being rich is not for me.
  
 I have a pocket full of dreams
 My fate, has yet to be told,
 As I sail from safe harbor
 While watching my destiny unfold.
  
 I am not in a “box”
 No social chains, you’ll see,
 As down the path least traveled
 Adventure waits for  me.
  
 Not interested in a “image”
 Reality is my forte,
 I am who I am, leaving no stone unturned
 Exploring life each and every day.
  
 Waking up to a world born free
 With creatures in their daily rush,
 Pursuing their own destinies
 Before sunset brings, the evening hush.
  
 The morning air smells clean and fresh
 As I awake, it always brings a smile,
 Can hear the sound of a distant train
 That will travel many a mile.
  
 Yes...just color me a free spirit
 For most social graces I do not fit it seems,
 No matter, as I  choose happiness over ideology 
 Guided by my heart, as I follow my dreams.
                        (Larry “Dutch” Woller, )
  
   
“I am free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.” (Theodore Roosevelt)… 🙂

So, will close for now, chart a course and follow the dream, hopefully greeting friends along the way…. but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

Until we meet again… 🙂

 

 My Wish For You, My Friend..  🙂
  
 A life full of sweet dreams
 And a mind that is at peace,
 Surrounded by love and happiness
 That sooths the spirit, to say the least.
  
 Because your are my friend
 This is my wish for you,
 And fingers are crossed
 In hopes my wish comes true.
      (Larry  “Dutch”  Woller )
  
   
“Life gives us brief moments with another, but sometimes in those brief moments we get memories that last a lifetime, So live that your memories will be part of your happiness.” (Author Unknown)…. 🙂

“I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal.” (Martin Luther King, Jr.) on the path least traveled…

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 “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” (John F. Kennedy)…. 🙂
  
 Winds of Change…
  
 I watched that heavy door begin to close,
 all the while the winds above me rose.
 The years whisper and whistle back into my ear,
 the memories haunted by sorrows and fear.
  
 With a new day it finally dawned on me,
 the past needed locking and I had the key.
 Leave it behind, leap and fly away free,
 let the winds of change blow and carry me.
  
 Feel them lifting my wings now able to soar,
 up to an open sky and caged no more.
 Flying so fast to where no hurt can find,
 a place of peace now inhabits my mind.
  
 This heart full of courage never ceases to beat,
 knowing my history is not destined to repeat.
 Clear paths now lead me to a new destination,
 for my life, my future and the next generation.
                                   (Kelly Deschler )
   
Yes, change is taking place here on the path and even though “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, anyone can start today and make a new ending.” ( Maria Robinson ), but only if you want to… 🙂 Hello Diary, Tomorrow is Monday and is a holiday celebrating Matin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, and his dream, a dream that lives today here on the path…. 🙂

Taking a brief break from following dreams, thought I would share a few thoughts… have been busy preparing for new adventures once leaving safe harbor, as Jimmy Buffet said “I don’t look back too often, there is too much in front of me I wish to see”… 🙂

 

 

My last visit I mentioned hopefully helping others follow their dreams.. that also goes for my backyard friends who are with me while dealing with life’s challenges… there is always the squirrels… 🙂

And, I cannot forget my feathered friends… 🙂

And, after taking care of my friends, after having luck baking bread, thought I would try my hand at making a sconce… so, I gathered up some Bisquick cheese and garlic batter and topped off with some bacon bits… 🙂

Popped them into the toaster/convection oven and Voila!.. 🙂

Now, I know that they are not going to win any baking prizes, but they sure taste good with a bowl of soup… 🙂

On a cold winter day…. 🙂

 

 Yes, changes have been made, mind and heart at the ready, for… 🙂
  
 It is down the path least traveled I shall go
 To a rainbow filled horizon I  venture,
 To seek, to learn, know peace, to enjoy life
 A path filled with wonderful adventure.
  
 A place where one is accepted as who they are
 A spirit kindled to life, when mortal born,
 A being coming from the depths within
 And not subject to ridicule and scorn.
  
 A place where I know freedom of thought and being
 I am what I am, don’t you see,
 Neither this one, neither that one, but all the above
 In a mortal world, a free spirit, that’s me.
  
 I do not travel the path alone, you see
 There are memories and spirits to behold,
 Those that share... the joy and sadness
 As I gather more memories, down that least traveled road.
  
 So how long will my journey be, one would ask
 Will I see the end of the path...ever?
 The answer, I believe, lies on the horizon
 Somewhere past... the 12th of Never….
  
 So I shall bring my ramblings to an end
 For there is one fact that I do know,
 To reach the horizon, the 12th of Never
 It’s down the path least traveled I must go!
       ( Larry “Dutch” Woller )
  
   
And with new adventures awaiting on the horizon, the sails are at the ready, the compass set, fingers poised at the keyboard and it is down the path I venture… 🙂

And with that, I believe I shall close for now…. going to follow Enya’s advice, but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

 

 

With all the conflicts and anger in world’s societies at the moment, think I may get off the path briefly and join my friends on the peace train for a time, what do you say, Diary, all aboard?… 🙂 And perhaps we can share some love with others along the way… 🙂

“I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.” (Stephen Grellet ) on the path least traveled….

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“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.”  (Roy T. Bennett )….  🙂

 

 

 
 
 In history’s past, on the path, I had a dream
 Of a world in harmony it did seem,
 Accepting one as to who they believe and are
 One’s life’s choices no one did bar.
  
 Free to climb a mountain, to touch a star
 Free to search the universe, where answers are,
 Free to venture through life, with open mind
 Another’s belief, it did not blind.
  
 Free to boldly walk the lands, both far and near
 To lives one’s life without suffering or fear,
 Not to be accepted by belief, gender or race, you see
 But by the love, understanding and knowledge of a spirit born free.
  
 Children could follow their own dream, you see
 Not to be denied by another’s ideology,
 To follow the destiny of their own choice
 Not to be hindered by another’s voice.
  
 I still have that dream, you know
 A dream that began a long time ago,
 A dream without end, each and every day
 Until the four winds, they all blow away.
                   (Larry “Dutch” Woller)
  
   
And somewhere on the other side of that ole rainbow is that dream… 🙂

Hello Diary,

Taking a break from following the dream to share a few thoughts… while on the path of life seeking my destiny, I have not forgotten others, so, though it may not be much,  hopefully I can help someone follow their dream… 🙂

 

 

Lassies and lads, University of Illinois.. “Any piece of knowledge I acquire today has a value at this moment exactly proportioned to my skill to deal with it. Tomorrow, when I know more, I will recall that piece of knowledge and use it better. “ (Mark van Doren )… 🙂

 

 So tell me , fate
 You hold the key,
 What is my destiny 
 Suppose to be?
  
   
Lymphoma Action, U.K. … “No matter the pain or suffering, it is always better if it’s a burden shared by two, instead of a weight carried by one alone”… (Larry “Dutch” Woller).. 🙂

 

 Can no longer build cities
 The back is tired and sore,
 I was a soldier once
 No longer have the heart for war.
   
Climate change.. “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom” (Isaac Asimov)… 🙂

 
 
 So tell me, fate
 You hold the key,
 What is my destiny
 Suppose to be?
   
Project WHY, New Delhi India.. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” ( Mother Teresa) ….. 🙂

 

 I’ve tilled the soil as a farmer
 Fed the world is what they say,
 But I see the faces of hunger
 Still this very day.
   
For the hungry.. “When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.” (Helder Camara)..… 🙂
 

 So tell me, fate
 You hold the key,
 What is my destiny
 Suppose to be?
   
Cunningham Children’ home…“To me there is no picture so beautiful as smiling, bright-eyed, happy children; no music so sweet as their clear and ringing laughter.” (P. T. Barnum)… 🙂

 

 I’ve donated time and money
 Ask for nothing in return,
 I see nothing has changed
 Will they ever learn?
   
Unicef…“The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away.” (Marcus Aurelius)… 🙂

 

 So tell me, fate
 You hold the key, 
 What is my destiny 
 Suppose to be?
   
St. Jude Children’s Hospital…“The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt.” (Frederick Buechner)… 🙂

 

 I’ve tilled the fields and went to war
 Help build cities, bridges and much more,
 Has my destiny run it’s course
  Fate, is there any more?
                  (Larry “Dutch” Woller)
  
   
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” (Barack Obama )… 🙂

Yes, it is on down the path I must venture, to seek out Fate… so I will close for now, but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise.. 🙂

 

 

It is a new year, new adventures..care to join me… 🙂

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird, that cannot fly.” (Langston Hughes) on the path least traveled…

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“Every morning your have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up and chase them.” (Author Unknown)…. 🙂

 

 

 

Life Is Now….
  
 Time flies, and memories fade.
 People change and new friendships are made.
 Only the true remain forever at our side.
 Eventually the disappointment and pain will subside.
  
 It is all about the journey and what has yet to come.
 Life is what you make of it; you are what you've become.
 Life is too short to hold onto regrets.
 Forgiveness is key even though you may never forget.
  
 Cherish the good and remove the bad.
 Some people don't realize till it's gone what they've had.
 Moving on is a way of life.
 There will always be obstacles, pain, and strife.
  
 You must believe that you are strong enough to fight.
 You have to believe in yourself to do what is right.
 Always do for YOU no matter what you do,
 Because in the end the only one who has your back is you.
  
 Never be afraid to take a stand,
 And always be willing to lend a helping hand.
 A little bit goes a long way.
 All it takes is a smile to brighten someone's day.
  
 Your chance to live is now, so what are you waiting for?
 The world is yours for the taking and so much more.
 Endless possibilities are forever at your disposal.
 The chance to live another day is life's golden proposal.
  
 Never let anyone tear you down,
 And never let anyone steal your shine and make you frown.
 So will you sit in the shadows and let darkness win again?
 Or will you rise up and make the light your friend?
                                                        (Hollianne Boucher)
  
   

Hello Diary,

The New Year has arrived and  I am baaaaaaaaaack (is that groaning I hear?.. 🙂 ), for now anyway…:)  when it came to the weather, the new year did not start very well… 🙂

 

 

On New Years Day Ole Man Winter gave us some ice… 🙂

And on this Sunday Morning, Ole Man Winter gave us some snow.. 🙂

But no “white flag” here, because it is a new year and in spite of life’s challenges, a opportunity to follow one’s dreams for “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” (Maria Robinson )… 🙂

Of course, the holidays bring back memories and one memory came to my mind was during the time I grew up on the farm in the 1940’s, ‘50’s and early ‘60’s… Mom would always make homemade bread and being the oldest, I was volunteered to help.. well, I decided I was going to have homemade bread this Christmas… 🙂

 

 

So I gathered the ingredients… 🙂

Made the dough and let set for the oven… 🙂

Put it in the oven, in this case the convection/toaster oven… 🙂

And when done, Voila!… ready for butter!… 🙂

While I were waiting for the bread to finish, I prepared for the coming year… for in spite of any storms may occur, life will go on because “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain”. (Author Unknown), so got the ole treadmill at the ready.. 🙂

Also got the schoolroom (learning Spanish)/meditation area set up…why learn Spanish?.. well, “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” (Mahatma Gandhi)… 🙂

With the new near I am preparing for new adventures, so with sails set full, safe harbor fading in the distance, becoming a faint glow, it is on down the path least traveled I shall venture, with open mind and heart, because I am..
 

 Will close for now, much to do to prepare for the new year, but I shall
 return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂
  
 And I finish this with a smile on my face
 For I know one day we’ll meet again,
 And again, together we will follow our dreams
 For it will be a new beginning, not the end.
             (Larry “Dutch” Woller)
   
So whatever path or trail you choose…. 🙂

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, and next year’s words await another voice, and to make an end is to make a beginning.” (T.S. Eliot ) on the path least traveled….

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Hello Diary,

 

Happy New Year to everyone from the path least traveled!!…. 🙂

 

 The new year is rapidly approaching
 As I contemplate the tomorrow,
 Leaving some memories filled with happiness
 A few memories filled with sorrow.
  
 I peer out my window
 At a winter world..cold and bleak,
 A world of conflict, anger and hate
 Mortals are suffering as I speak.
  
 But we have a dream
 My friends and I,
 That one day there will be peace
 No more mortals will die.
  
 And there is hope
 Of a world filled with love one day,
 A wish that could come true
 For hope is the last to die...they say.
  
 Not a world of race, color or gender
 Nor closed minded ridicule or prejudice... you see,
 But a world that respects another’s dream
 Of what or who they wish to be.
  
 So I peer out the window
 Not with sadness, sorrow or fear,
 But a heart filled with a dream
 That everyone.. has a wonderful new year.
  
 Decision made, with eyes on the horizon
 It’s down the path least traveled I do venture,
 Excitement fills the air, a smile on the face
 Looking forward to a great adventure.
  
 So my heart’s compass is pointed to the horizon
 Sails set full, safe harbor fading in the distance, a faint glow to see,
 And with a pocket full of memories, on the horizon are my dreams
 So  down the path least traveled I will venture, a spirit born free
                                                     ( Larry “Dutch” Woller )
  
   
What is my dream for 2021, one would ask?…. 🙂 And no matter what life’s challenges 2021 will bring, we will see it through together, the way friends do.. 🙂 That being said, will see you next year, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise!.. 🙂

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” (Mother Teresa) on the path least traveled…

Diary of the journey on the path least traveled..just letting the heart do the talking while the fingers do the walking while being different, being me… 🙂 Me 1 copy

( “I do not do, say or write something to been seen or heard… I  do, say or write something because it needed to be done, said or written…” ,  no nominations please, just sharing thoughts while exploring life  🙂 ).. 🙂

Hello Diary,

 

 

 

There will be many who will not have a very Merry Christmas this year..
So will spend some time trying to bring some cheer into their part of the universe “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” (Maya Angelou)… 🙂

In the mean time Merry Christmas from me… 🙂
 

 With Christmas on the horizon, and
 Among garland and bows of red and blue,
 Thoughts directly from the heart
 I’m sending straight to you.
  
 Not just another  day
 For in spite of time, distance or whatever,
 If only in spirit and thought
 We’ll be sharing today together.
  
 So, have a wonderful day (and every day)
 Wishing you all the best, nothing less,
 May today, every day, and your heart
 Be filled…...with love and happiness.
     (Larry “Dutch” Woller)
   

“It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.” (Agnes M. Pharo) on the path least traveled….

Diary of the journey on the path least traveled..just letting the heart do the talking while the fingers do the walking while being different, being me… 🙂 Me 1 copy

( “I do not do, say or write something to been seen or heard… I  do, say or write something because it needed to be done, said or written…” ,  no nominations please, just sharing thoughts while exploring life  🙂 ).. 🙂

 

 

Christmas is on the horizon and the New Year is soon to follow.. As I sit here with a spot of tea while browsing holiday memories, I am hoping for better New Year for everyone…
 

 The new year is rapidly approaching
 As I contemplate the tomorrow,
 Leaving some memories filled with happiness
 A few memories filled with sorrow.
  
 I peer out my window
 At a winter world cold  and bleak,
 A world of conflict, anger and hate
 Mortals are suffering as I speak.
  
 But we have a dream
 My friends and I,
 That one day there will be peace
 No more mortals will die.
  
 And there is hope
 Of a world filled with love one day,
 A wish that could come true
 For hope is the last to die…they say.
  
 Not a world of race, color or gender
 Nor closed minded ridicule or prejudice...you see,
 But a world that respects another’s dream
 Of what or who they wish to be.
  
 So I peer out the window
 Not with sadness or fear,
 But a heart filled with a dream
 That everyone has a wonderful new year.
                          (Larry “Dutch” Woller) 
  
   
My wish for 2021 (and 2020)… 🙂 Hello Diary… Got some snow overnight… 🙂

Yes, Christmas is a week or so away, New Year soon to follow.. may pop in Christmas and New Years Eve briefly but thinking I will stop the world and get off for a couple of weeks, return after the New Year.. relax the ole fingers for a time, maybe write some thoughts that rhyme… 🙂   drink a glass of cheer while strolling down memory lane… but before I do, sharing another memory of a Christmas when I lived on the farm… 🙂

 

(I am standing up)… 🙂

It were a ole drafty two story farmhouse and my brother and I slept upstairs and my Mom and Dad slept downstairs directly below us…. 🙂

 

 

 It’s twelve days till Christmas
 And as I look around,
 Checked every package under the tree
 No toys for me were found.
  
 But I’m not one bit worried
 The sadness it won’t last,
 Because I have some memories
 Of many of Christmas past.
  
 One Christmas eve in particular
 For the night my brother and I retired,
 It wasn’t long into the night
 The imagination was fired.
  
 We had train track all over the floor
 Much to Mom’s dismay,
 All night long, sending messages back and forth
 Wondering about Christmas day.
  
 But in a blink of an eye
 All got quiet real quick,
 There was a shadow in our door
 And it definitely wasn’t ST. Nick!
  
 It’s Christmas morning….wait there’s a honk
 And I looked out the window to see,
 It was just my neighbor in his car
 Bringing me back to reality.
  
 But that’s ok, I haven’t grown old
 And I’m not even gonna start,
 I’ll be forever young, don’t you see
 With Christmas in my heart.
              ( Larry “Dutch” Woller    )
   
Yes, I can remember those holidays when family gathered from the four corners of the earth on Christmas day to enjoy that Christmas dinner… 🙂 Well, with that I shall close for 2020 (is that cheering I hear??… ), relax a bit and take in the holidays, but I shall return again in 2021, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂 In the meantime, have a mostest wonderfulest holiday ever and a very Merry Christmas and New Year filled with love and happiness… 🙂
 

 Christmas Is Coming, White Or Not…….
  
 Tis rain and fog, not a snowflake in sight
 Looks more like Christmas in Hawaii, and this I fear,
 With the weather forecast in hand
 May not be a white Christmas this year!
  
 The tree is trimmed, not as many lights this year
 The presents are fewer, but tis the thought that counts,
 Maybe not as plentiful, but food is prepared
 As Christmas draws near and excitement mounts!
  
 The spirit is in the air, the weather not to matter
 And I am caught up in the spirit, I must confess,
 So white or no, Merry Christmas to ALL!
 And  may all your presents be filled…. with love and happiness!!
   ( Larry “Dutch” Woller, )