Is it Bill or Hillary? Which will be President?

July 27, 2016

Hillary has already said Bill will take care of the economy. What will he do?  What will she do?

Is she really a stand-in so he can match FDR’s Four terms. 

Come on people now, let’s get together, vote for lower taxes, lower costs, better care for veterans and most important, our safety and security. 

Pass it on. 

Powerful Lady Powerful Words

July 21, 2016

Listen to Laura Ingram.

Summertime

July 13, 2016


This is a great year for growth. The flowers grew fast and large with beautiful colors. Rich greens.  Mother Nature. She is a beautiful sight to behold.

Name That Plant

June 23, 2016


I love lilies and in this case the yellow lilies are beautiful. But the challenge is to name the plant with the red flower that sits behind the Lily. 


The morning started with a light drizzle but despite it, my walk was pleasant. And when I received this picture of our Market & Main K-cup line I got a big smile.
I think this packaging is the best in the industry. And it sells. My congratulations on great work done to Heidi McDonough our chief operating officer and to Meghan Kurz our national sales manager. 

Heidi designed this packaging. 

We have a great team of people.

Happy Fathers Day

June 19, 2016

Backyard Blooming – Ain’t Spring Great – Here Comes Summer

June 18, 2016

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Liam, Our Standard Schnauzer, Hanging Out

October 3, 2015

This Dog Knows How to Hang

This Dog Knows How to Hang

Arthur Boehner, my Father In Law, Silver Star Citation

January 28, 2015

Please click the picture to see more clearly the CitationArthur Boehner Silver Star Citation

Cathy and I had heard of her Dad’s service, in fact there were folks telling us that Arthur had flown 81 times over Europe, first 50 from Africa and then 31 from England. This must be what the citation means by “Intrepidity”.

Arthur Boehner Short Bio
He was quite a person. I had only a few visits with him, but his energy was contagious. In his 70’s, late 70’s, he was still leading white water tours through class 4 and a few times class 5 rapids on the Snake River.

He died tragically. While hiking his beloved mountains, he fell and lay unable to move for two days. Another hiker found him, alive, but paralyzed from the neck down. He died a week or so later in the hospital.

He was also a tough man, and it is no wonder given his service record. We know now that PTSD takes a terrific toll on a person. Probably did on Arthur. Imagine 81 flights; he could have quit at 25 flights. He didn’t quit, he kept on fighting for our country. RIP Art.

Here is a link to the citation: Citation

America Feeds 20,000,000 Russians; Saves 14,000,000 Muslim’s

November 28, 2014

The year?  1921.  Led by: Herbert Hoover, the man latter branded as the creator of America’s Great Depression, and vilified as a man who could do nothing.

This information comes from a documentary, an episode of “American Experience”, titled “The Great Famine”.  Not America’s, Russia’s.

Hoover reportedly read a news story describing the famine in Russia.  He sort and recruited several hundred Americans who formed the backbone of what became the American Relief Administration (ARA)  – latter infiltrated by Vladimir Lenin’s henchmen in an effort, unsuccessful as it turned out, to discredit the program that was about to save millions of their ‘subjects’ with corn and wheat.  Apparently Hoover was an accomplished logistical expert, successfully feeding millions of starving Belgian’s during WWI due to a German occupation.

Hoover used his skills to organize the ARA, publicize in America the famine and disaster in Russia, resulting in Congress approving $20,000,000 in relief.  At the time, there were large stocks of grain and corn going to waste in America.

A fellow by the name of Bell headed one of a dozen or so relief districts in Russia, all bigger than most countries, this one largely populated by Muslim’s.  Bell saved millions of people, literally, and they treated him as a savior, supporter and in effect superman.

At one point in the relief effort the railroad workers in Russia halted the distribution of the corn and I think it was Bell who wrote an un-encoded letter to Hoover, knowing it would land on Lenin’s desk, urging Hoover to stop the shipments of corn if the Russian’s would not get the trains moving.  The stratagem worked and the food deliveries began in earnest.

In order to make things happen quickly, Lenin appointed the most feared man in Russia, a person who earlier in his career headed Lenin’s version of the Gestapo, as head of the Russian Railroads.  The workers got the point and went immediately back to work.

The relief story is the one that counts, but the part dealing with the saving of millions of Muslim people is a fact lost on the Middle Eastern henchmen now terrorizing their own people.  Too bad.

The documentary is only an hour long and available on Netflix; presumably other sources too.  It is: “American Experience: The Great Famine“.  Watch it and pay it forward.  Maybe send it to the White House and Congress to show them the benefits of past American humanitarian efforts that succeeded.

Oh, there was a fight in Congress back then, not unusual, with some arguing that the ARA, American Relief Administration, would support a government, the Communists, that was even then trying to make trouble in America.  But, the Congress acted quickly.

 

Proud Grandpa – Ingrid Timon Johnson Gymnast – 38.5/40 First Place Overall

November 7, 2014

What a great performance.  Poise, patience, strength and focus.  Hope you enjoy.

Next week Ingrid advances to the California State Championships.  Cathy and I know she will do her level best to get the 39 she is planning on.

 


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