May 23, 2016

A new baby coming in Nov..Lindsay and Matt Madera

Congratulations to our family's new bride and groom,  our great niece and nephew Sarah and Mychal Messenger .   Blessings to you both for a very happy marriage! May 2016


April 28, 2016

Why you shouldn't vote Hillary or Bernie


Subject: Almost Completed

  This is based on Alinsky’s eight steps from democracy to socialist society. Obama quotes him often in his book and Hillary did her thesis on Alinsky.ALMOST DONE.  JUST ONE ELECTION DECIDES OUR FATE...ALMOST THERE

There are 8 levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a socialist/communist State.  The first is the most important





1.  Healthcare: "Control Healthcare and you control the People"



2  Poverty:  Increase the Poverty level as high as possible."  Poor People are easier to control and will not fight back if the government is providing everything for them to live.



3.  Debt: Increase the National Debt to an unsustainable level."  That way you are able to increase Taxes, and this will produce more Poverty. 



4.  Gun Control:  Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government.  That way you are able to create a Police State - total local control.



5.  Welfare:  Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Livestock, Housing, and Income). 



6.  Education:  Take control of what People read & listen to; take control of what Children learn in School. 



7.  Religion: Remove faith in God from the Government and Schools. ALMOST THERE!!!


8.  Class Warfare:  Divide the People into the Wealthy against the Poor.  Racially divide. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to Tax the Wealthy with full support of the voting Poor. 


 Let's turn the tide and get Leftist Liberals and socialist out of Washington    




















April 3, 2016

Dear Beloved God in Heaven,
Please give us a president that loves this country and everything it stands for.
Please give us a president who respects you as the one true God.
Please give us a president who will, with your help, restore this nation to its former glory, the way you created her

Please help us to respect what you have given to us and not take anything for granted ever again. Please God, weaken the evil and strengthen the good, both  within and without.   In Jesus name , May our eyes be opened, Amen


March 31, 2016

Just what is a bully pulpit ?

I have heard on news media outlets and Twitter, referring Don Trump a "bully" and yes, he has been proven by millions of primary voters, he has the pulpit.  Bully pulpit comes from the 26th U.S. President, Theodore Roosevelt, who observed that the White House was a bully pulpit. For Roosevelt, "bully" was an adjective meaning "excellent" or "first-rate" - not the noun "bully" ("a blustering browbeating person") that's so common today. Roosevelt understood the modern presidency's power of persuasion and recognized that it gave the incumbent the opportunity to exhort, instruct, or inspire. He took full advantage of his bully pulpit, speaking out about the danger of monopolies, the nation's growing role as a world power, and other issues important to him. Since the 1970s, "bully pulpit" has been used as a term for an office - especially a political office - that provides one with the opportunity to share one's views, whether you agree or not. In today's world dangers I  think we  need a man that describes that term, either way it is conceived. It shows strength of conviction and strength of leadership. We need a president that will provide this endangered nation, secure borders from illegal crossing, terrorist invasion, drug trafficking, and reorganizing NATO to meet todays terrorism challenges. and  other  security problems. We need a president that his  demonstrated over the years  his success in business who understands  how to lead this country to fair trade and getting America back to work and off welfare rolls. We need a president that will see that our Vets receive EXCELLENT  health care in any hospital We need   to rethink how best to dismantle  Obomacare and make it affordable to all , plus encourage interstate competition of insurances. We need Don Trump as our next POTUS "chief of the bully pulpit." 

February 28, 2016

Uncle Louis Schulz WW1 hero

Helen page writes "I am so proud to honor this brave soldier and family member, our Uncle, Louis P Schulz . I want to write about a young man, whom, when I was young, heard a little about but never fully understood. . Now ,as I have grown older, I have to ask myself about Louis and what was he like? I sure admire him for his bravery in War, and sacrifices made. The year prior to entering the armed services, he farmed with my grandfather outside of Sandwich, Illinois . Mom said they had a go...od childhood, often teasing and playing as kids do. They swam in a small stream nearby and walked 2 miles to Sandy Bluff School. When 26 yrs, Louis had entered the army and was stationed at Camp Grant..Later, he would die in France, ( World war I), "going over th hill", which was I believe meant coming out of a fox hole in advance of attacking the enemy.. He was my mom's older brother and his death at the young age of 26yrs, would forever bring a shadow over my mother's eyes as she spoke of the loss of her brother. Mom was 13 years old when her brother was killed in action . Imagine going through such a loss in a family. Some of you may already have and can understand how important I feel it is to honor my family's World War 1 hero, the uncle I never met.
I can say this about him and others that we honor.. We thank them for the ultimate sacrifice they made, in order to know and appreciate freedoms we have today. They fought so valiantly for us all. . . Our servicemen are a special breed of men. Contrary to popular belief, not all men can be Infantrymen as my uncle was. . True, they can do the tasks that are required of an Infantry man, but at their core being, it takes a special breed of man to be able to be an Infantryman, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Thank you Helen Page for giving this photo of him to us and special thanks to all our soldiers out there ready to defend out country. Our thoughts and prayers Helen wrote "What a very sad thing for their family; he was the only boy killed from Sandwich (WW1), they named their legion post after him. A few years ago they celebrated the post and invited Louis' family members to attend. I was fortunate to be able to go and was very impressed with the many pictures they had of him and his name on the outside of the post. My grandparents were of German descent and were very hurt of the terrible remarks made to them during that time. The grocer would not sell Grandmother the usual good flour for baking because she was German. We have a letter Louis wrote to his sister Leona while he was training at Camp Grant. Described the French generals training them, digging foxholes and sleeping on the ground outdoors. He was killed on my mothers 13th birthday; they were not notified until mid December. He never seemed real to me, until I read his letter. I was moved to tears, what a loss. I came across the telegram sent to notify of his death, a couple post cards he sent from the ship he was on. I gave them to the post along with a copy of his letter. In turn they gave me a copy of the funeral the community gave; very impressive with a large turnout.are with you always ".Helen Page 

February 12, 2016

stephanie singing on Smule

Stephanie               "Mother Nature's Son (Beatles)" via Smule:
 sings on Smule  

February 8, 2016

Reagan Birthday  Tampico Il. 2016 and photos of the inside of the apartment at the Reagan  home.  

Jean Gerdes

Denise Brooks

Jean Gerdes  (89) Mr and Ms Flame  and Bertha Geissens (100)

Chet Gerdes Denise McLaughlin & Jean Gerdes


Joan Johnson

Bertha and Jean

The Reagan family


I  fixed this old photo of Grandma Justine (Wiegand) Schultz  at their farm near Sandwich Il., with her chickens  (1920 s?)