Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Angel's at the Indiana State Fair

Travis, Natalie & Alice
attended the
Indiana State Fair

Travis says . . . .
"What could be more cool than me,
a DeLoreon, and Alice's chocolate milk?"

Natalie and Alice on the
ferris wheel.

They went to see the Indiana Fever play their last home
game Sept. 6th. Wow, what a photo to capture -
Travis said . . .
"Alice hasn't smiled this big for the camera in a LONG time!!"
This is a photo that you must click on to make larger.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Wouldn't we all love to visit Pat right now
and get some delicious tomatoes.

Pat said . . . . .
"This is one day picking for us. We are really having a tomato crop this year. We give to the widow's and our friends and kids and family. We are amazed at the crop this year and there is more down at the garden....... Pat Preston"

Sunday, September 13, 2009


I received an email from Iva's husband, Jim.
He wrote . . . . .

"Iva fell and broke both arms on July 31st.
The plan is that she will be discharged from rehab and home again Sept. 21st.

Please resume emails as of that date. Thanks!!
Keep the prayers going, she is not completely healed yet.
Thanks so much!!! Jim"
Iva, all of us on the Paradise Blog are praying for you and we are wishing you a speedy recovery. However, we realize that from July 31st to Sept. 21st is not very speedy. We are sorry to hear about your accident and we are hoping that you and/or Jim will keep us posted. God Bless You!

Friday, September 11, 2009

IN MEMORY - SEPT. 11, 2001

In Memory of all who perished that morning:
the passengers and pilots on the United Air and American Airlines flights,
the workers in the World Trade Center and the Pentagon,
and all the innocent bystanders who were caught up in the tragedy,
Our prayers go out to the friends and families of the deceased.
This message has been kept alive and moving since 9-11-01

If I Knew
If I knew it would be the last time
that I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
that I'd see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time
I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would video tape each action and word
so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time,
I would spare an extra minute
to stop and say, "I love you,"
instead of assuming you would know I do.

If I knew it would be the last time,
I would be there to share your day.
Well, I'm sure you'll have so many more,
so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow
to make up for an oversight
and we always get a second chance
to make everything just right.

There will always be another day
to say, "I love you,"
and certainly there's another chance
to say, "Anything I can do?"

But just in case I might be wrong
and today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you
and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,
young or old alike,
and today may be the last chance
you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow,
why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
you'll surely regret the day.

That you didn't take that extra time
for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
and you were too busy to grant someone
what turned out to be their last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today,
and whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them
and that you'll always hold them dear.

Take time to say, "I'm sorry,"
"Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay."
and if tomorrow never comes,
you'll have no regrets about today.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Remember the Glass House in Fairport?
Charlotte Colburn has more fantastic photos.
I think we would all like to have a glass house like this.
Charlotte said . . . .
"Harry built the shell of it while he was off work....
he then turned it over to me.....just some of my talents....
love you can tell!!"
(Harry is Charlotte's husband.)
You can view the first photo's of Charlotte's Glass House
by scrolling down to the bottom and clicking on
"Older Posts"
then scroll down to June 22, 2009.
You can also scroll on down to the very first photo of just the frame.
June 9, 2009

South side of the glass house....
wild plum trees, wild roses and starting to get new grass...
old bed frames in front to make walkway.

3Those are all buttons in the quart jars....last count 23 .
(I think that might be a mistake or typing error in Charlotte's description. Will get that corrected.)
Just now thought . . . 23 jars?????

Beautiful crocheted bedspread.
As talented as Charlotte is,
she probably did that too.

More buttons on shelves above windows

There are a lot of neat decorative items
in this corner.

3So cheery.

Charlotte has an open invitation
to everyone to come in and play
a game of Scrabble.

Wow! Beautiful!

What? You don't have a china cabinet?
Look what you can do with a rake!

I'm thinking . . . .
When we moved to Emporia,
we had to down size.
If Millard would build me a
glass house, I could put a lot of
"Neat Stuff" in it.
Hmmm! Or maybe a decorative
Woodcarving Shop.
Just a thought!

Beautiful, Charlotte.
Thank You for sharing.

Monday, September 7, 2009


Labor Day:
How it Came About; What it Means
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Sunday, September 6, 2009


Gene & Dorene
50 Wonderful Years

A terrific family photo at their Anniversary Celebration

From Left to Right
1st row Carley Chrisler, Dorene Gene
2nd row Melissa Chrisler (Tony's wife) Kayley Chrisler,
Hannah Chambray, Doran Griffin
3rd row Tony Chrisler, Teresa Webb, Lincoln Griffin, Clint Griffin,
Riley Chrisler (front) Ben Griffin (back), Andrea Chambray, (front)
David Chambray (Andrea's husband, back), Jacob Chambray

3Dorene and Gene with their children
1st row Dorene, Gene
2nd row Teresa Webb (our oldest),
Tony Chrisler (youngest),
Andrea Chambray (the poor middle child)
(Dorene wrote this.)

Dorene and Gene with their Grandchildren
1st row Carley Chrisler, Dorene, Gene
2nd row Riley Chrisler, Kayley Chrisler,
Doran Griffin, Hannah Chambray
3rd row Lincoln Griffin, Clint Griffin ,
Ben Griffin, Jacob Chambray
Gene and Dorene celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary by taking all their children and all their grandchildren on a 5 day trip to Estes Park, Colorado the 26th of July. Although their actual anniversary is Sept. 6 , they had to go before school started. Their 2 oldest grandkids have gratudated from Natoma High School and all the others are now enrolled in the Natoma School System.
The youngest grandchild is 1st grade and oldest is a Senior.
Dorene is a 1958 graduate of Paradise.