“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…

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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….

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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, )
  
   

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming; “Wow! What a ride!” (Hunter S. Thompson) on the path least traveled…

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Unfortunately, decorations and wrapping presents is not the only projects needed doing this holiday.. 🙂

 

 It were a few days before Christmas
 With a half decorated tree,
 It were all quiet in the house
 All still in slumber, you see.
  
 Still in my pajamas
 All snuggled in bed,
 With visions of winning the lottery
 Dancing in my head…
  
 There were a loud noise
 And I awoke with a start,
 I shuffled to the windows
 The curtains I did part.
  
 Was it 9 tiny reindeer
 With a jolly elf dressed in red?
 Disappointment in the air
 It were the garbage collector instead.
  
 I ventured to the kitchen
 For a spot of tea and some toast,
 Opened the fridge to find
 A turkey and dressing to roast.
  
 Ventured to the room with the tree
 Being warmed by the morning sun,
 At a glance I realized with a frown
 That there’s dusting to be done.
  
 In the corner were the vacuum
 Looking so forlorn,
 It needs to be run
 Some time before Christmas morn.
  
 Presents needing paper, ribbons 
 Bows and all that matter,
 I stand outside with rake in hand
 A yard full of leaves to gather.
  
 A present under the tree
 Could it be my favorite toy?
 Then a thought came to mind
 I may be too tired to enjoy… 
            (Larry “Dutch” Woller)
   
One cannot have holidays without a bit of humor, correct Mr. Stevens?.. 🙂 Hello Diary, Getting away from then holiday festivities briefly, while enjoying the spirit of the holiday, here on the path one still keeps in mind responsibilities.. and one has to do with the environment and dealing with paper… I have been a volunteer observer C.O.O.P for the National Weather Service for 19 years… instead of paper, I use a small recorder..

When I venture out to gather data, I turn the recorder on, put in this handy little pouch, hang it around my neck and have hands free operation… 🙂
Also, when I wish to make quick notes indoors I use what is referred to as “boogie boards”.. They are battery powered, erases by pressing a button and remind me of the old chalk board.. This one is 10 inch…

I also have a smaller board that I carry around at times…

Now, the world still uses paper.. What do I do with the used paper one would ask?.. I make note pads, I recycle the paper and it gives me something to do on those cold winter days… first, I get out the cutting board and cut the paper to the size notes I wish to make..
I then gather the supplies I need to make the note pads…
I then assemble and glue the pads…

And once the glue dries, I have note pads… the one on the left is approximately 3 inches by 4 inches and the one on the right is approximately 2 inches by 8 inches…

So, that gives you a brief idea of what else is happening in this corner of the universe this holiday besides the holiday festivities.. And with that being said, will quit rambling and close for now, but shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…

 

 

And in parting, some humorous of COVID-19 by Mr. Stevens… 🙂

“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) on the path least traveled…

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Hello Diary…

Taking a brief break in the holiday festivities to share few thoughts… in spite of the holiday cheer, there are many who are having to deal with life’s challenges and the holiday may not be so cheerful… perhaps in need of a friend… “A friend may be waiting behind a stranger’s face.” (Maya Angelou)….. 🙂

 

 "Portrait of a Friend"
 
 I can't give solutions to all of life's problems, doubts, 
 or fears. But I can listen to you, and together we will 
 search for answers.
  
 I can't change your past with all it's heartache and pain,
 nor the future with its untold stories.
 But I can be there now when you need me to care.
  
 I can't keep your feet from stumbling.
 I can only offer my hand that you may grasp it and not fall.
 
 Your joys, triumphs, successes, and happiness are not mine;
 Yet I can share in your laughter.
 
 Your decisions in life are not mine to make, nor to judge;
 I can only support you, encourage you,
 and help you when you ask.
 
 I can't prevent you from falling away from friendship,
 from your values, from me.
 I can only think of you, talk to you and wait for you.
 
 I can't give you boundaries which I have determined for you,
 But I can give you the room to change, room to grow,
 room to be yourself.
 
 I can't keep your heart from breaking and hurting,
 But I can cry with you and help you pick up the pieces
 and put them back in place.
 
 I can't tell you who you are or who you will be
 I can only love you and be your friend
                                       (Adam Clarke)
  
   

Soooooooooooooooo, following Adam Clarke and Bill Wither’s advice my door is open… 🙂

Well, I had better close for now, destiny is waiting for me and I don’t look back too often because there is much in front of me that I wish to see… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

Remember, no matter how dark the skies, always keep a dream in your pocket.. “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird, that cannot fly.” (Langston Hughes )… 🙂

“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow them. “ (Louisa May Alcott) on the path least traveled…

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It is the holidays and the one thing we have more of here on the path than anything else is HOPE… 🙂

 

 HOPE IS
  
 Hope is a feather floating in a bright blue sky
 Hope is that sparkle that shines in your eyes.
 Hope is a butterfly fluttering on the wind
 Hope is good times spent with family and friends.
  
 Hope is a newborn baby’s cry
 Hope is a Mother’s lullaby.
 Hope is the rainbow after a rain
 Hope is the harvest of golden grain.
  
 Hope is the light that keeps darkness at bay
 Hope is the breeze on a hot summer day.
 Hope is ever present and free of cost
 Hope is the last thing ever lost.
  
 Hope is staying positive when the going gets tough
 Hope is seeking help when you feel you’ve had enough.
 Hope is recovery from simmering sorrow
 Hope is believing in a brighter tomorrow.
                     (Linda Hotger)
  
   

Hello Diary,

 

The last time I visited I shared a holiday memory of little Bree.. Well, we had two Jack Russell’s, Bree were considered a short hair Jack Russell, my late wife Kathy had Miss Daisy (Miss Daisy passed away in 2014) and she was considered a long haired Jack Russell… 🙂

 

 

She were the oldest, the head of the pecking order and in charge and preferred the title of “couch potato”… 🙂 and at Christmas, even though they both got the same present, Bree and Miss Daisy wanted what the other had so they would exchange gifts… 🙂

Yes, another Christmas memory remembered and hopefully many more to be made, not only with family but perhaps friends and others.. “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).… 🙂

 

 

 

 As Christmas approaches
 One contemplates not the day,
 But all the years of memories and thoughts
 That one acquired along the way.
  
 Memories filled with sadness, sorrow perhaps
 Memories with happiness and joy, not fear
 Memories to bring out the laughter
 Memories to bring out  a tear.
  
 A special day and one to treasure
 And not because of the calendar age, 
 Because a life of memories and thoughts
 Today will be adding another page!
  
 Even though a distance and time apart
 It will be a day that we will all share,
 Our spirits knows no time or distance
 Be assured, I will be there!
  
 Today will become our memory, and we will share
 Christmas day, every day…... forever,
 Because of our spirits eternal
 Beyond…………. the 12th of Never!!
  
 Merry Christmas!
                (Larry “Dutch” Woller)
   
And, no matter where we are we will always be home for Christmas because home is where the heart is… 🙂 Well, I had better close for now, more adventures in the wind and memories to be made… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise..

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor gloom of night, no matter life’s challenges, wherever your heart is this Christmas, have a

“Yes, I’m me, I am what I am, and a free spirit I’ll stay, as I look for adventure and follow my dreams, on the path least traveled…each and every day” (Larry “Dutch” Woller ) on the path least traveled…

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And speaking of adventures and holiday memories, a memory of Christmas past came to mind, when little Bree (Jack Russell) were here (She passed away in 2016, she came into my world when she were 6 months old and I were her 4th owner…) 🙂

 

 I was working on the turkey
 When here arose such a clatter,
 I sprang from the kitchen
 To see what was the matter.
  
 I ventured to the living room
 And there, to my surprise, I did see,
 Standing nose to nose, paw to paw
 Was the Christmas mouse and Bree.
  
 With spatula in hand, ENOUGH, I yelled
 With a voice loud and clear,
 So that the Christmas mouse and Bree
  Scattered, they did,  in fear.
  
 It was back to the kitchen and the turkey
 No thoughts of sugar plums, dancing in my head,
 But thoughts of a Thanksgiving TV dinner
 Cooking in the microwave instead……… 
  
        ( Larry “Dutch” Woller,)
  
   
Yes, with snow (that didn’t make it to the ground)..

And frost on the rooftops…

It is.. Hello Diary, Yes, dogs (as well as other creatures) start out as pets but eventually become part of the family… they have feelings and dreams also… and little Bree would go where I ventured, I am sure keeping a watchful eye on my activities… here she is guarding the auto at the grocery (with her popcorn chicken).. 🙂

 

 Many look upon them as simply dogs, pets, etc. but 
they are much more than that.. 🙂
  
 JUST MY DOG 
 He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; 
 My other ears that hear above the winds.
 He is the part of me that can reach out into the sea.
 
 He has told me a thousand times over that
 I am his reason for being: by the way he
 rests against my leg; by the way he thumps
 his tail at my smallest smile; by the way he
 shows his hurt when I leave without taking him.
 (I think it makes him sick with worry when he
 is not along to care for me.)
 
 When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive.
 When I am angry, he clowns to make me smile.
 When I am happy, he is joy unbounded.
 When I am a fool, he ignores it.
 When I succeed, he brags.
 Without him, I am only another person. 
 With him, I am all-powerful.
 He is loyalty itself.
 He has taught me the meaning of devotion.
 With him, I know a secret comfort and a private peace. 
 He has brought me understanding
 where before I was ignorant.
 His head on my knee can heal my human hurts.
 His presence by my side is protection against
 my fears of dark and unknown things.
 He has promised to wait for me...
 whenever...wherever--in case I need him. 
 And I expect I will--as I always have.
 He is just my dog.
                   (Author Gene Hill…)
  
   
Yes, another memory as I venture down memory lane this Sunday, but will close for now…hopefully will venture down the path and make new memories… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂 Remember Diary… “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” (Mother Teresa)… 🙂

“A home that is built with patience, understanding and love will withstand the strongest winds of difficulties and conflict , a home built with a closed mind, insincerity or haste will collapse in a mere breeze of discontent.” (Larry “Dutch” Woller ) 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 🙂 ).. 🙂





Thanksgiving Eve is approaching on the prairies and the path least traveled, time to contemplate the future while browsing through memories past… 




 

 Thanksgiving has arrived
 Another year as gone bye,
 Been busy chasing dreams
 Living life..time did fly,
  
 A time to contemplate the past
 A time to give thanks...they say,
 To relive treasured memories
 Of each and every  passing day.
  
 Thanks for letting me feel love
 Be it joy, or be it heartache,
 To know someone’s love
 A treasured feeling their love did make.
  
 Thanks for letting me live life
 To explore, to follow one’s dream,
 To seek out and live every adventure
 Not enough time in the day... it did seem.
  
 Thanks for letting me meet friends
 To share thoughts of love, hope..perhaps a tear,
 And by going down the path together in friendship
 Doing away with hate, anger….and fear.
  
 Thanks for giving me the courage
 To follow my own path...to be me,
 To not follow someone else’s path
 To live my own….. reality.
  
 Thanks for giving me an open mind
 As I venture down the path... allowing me,
 To gaze upon life’s treasures, large and small
 That many others do not see.
  
 Thanks for giving me an open heart
 Able to love, understand and forgive,
 And when I grow too old to dream
 A place where my memories will live.
  
 Yes, I have much to be thankful for
 And every day the list gets longer... you see,
 As I venture down the path least traveled
 Searching for what destiny... has waiting for me.
                                    (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). And for all those wonderful spirits and people that graced the path with their presence over time, thanks for the memories.. 🙂 Hello Diary, Thanksgiving and the holidays are on the horizon.. And as tradition here on the path is starting to prepare cards for the holidays… 🙂
 

 Yes, it is Santa’s helper
 While sipping on some Christmas cheer,
 Sending season’s greetings
 And a very Happy New Year.
  
   

And hopefully not only for a time of cheer but also a time of peace, hope, love, understanding and friendship for everyone, that is my dream for the holidays (and every day)… 🙂 love world
 

 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 lifes 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)
  
   
The universe knows that I am not into religion (as my late wife’s Chaplain said “ it is what is in the heart that matters, not a name above a door) but I agree with Vince and Jenny Gill… Well, I had better close… need to prepare for the holidays also, all the while awaiting what adventures lies ahead.. but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise..
 

 Until we meet again… 
  
 Home is where the heart is…. 🙂