Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

The True Meaning of Christmas has been explained by many, but the best description of all is directly from the Bible: Good Tidings of Great Joy - To ALL people - We have a Saviour - Glory to God - Peace - Good Will Toward Men.

I hope you have a Very Merry Christmas and remember to "keep it simple", enjoy your families and don't empty your pocketbooks.

Sherri G.


And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
LUKE 2:8-14

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Are you all staying Warm?

It looks like maybe Dallas & Judy are getting unseasonable weather.
--Dallas & Judy

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Victor Stasser

Monday Evening:
We are saddened tonight by the news of the death of a long-time and dear family friend, Vic Stasser.

The time and place of the service will be posted here as soon as it has been announced.

Our prayers are with Dick and Doris and their families tonight.

Tuesday Afternoon:
Services will be Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. MT at the Methodist Church in Haigler, Nebraska. Forch Funeral Home is in charge.


There will be no visitation or viewing. Casket will be closed. Interment will be at the Haigler Cemetery following the service.
Memorials can be sent to the Dundy County Hospital Foundation or the Haigler United Methodist Church.


This time of year, the weather impacts our lives so much that many decisions are made because of it. It looks like Russ and Char have probably decided to stay put for a few days! Hope you are stocked up on food and firewood!

Got this email this morning.

Figure this might be of interest to you. Best be prepared for lots of it.
Snow occurring on Dec 18 | Dec 19 | Dec 20 | Dec 21. Total amount 14 Inches.
Guess we will see lots of action during these next few days and I just got things cleaned up from last storm.

I will also stay put! this is what is forcast for tomorrow in Lincoln:

Cloudy. A chance of light freezing rain and light sleet in the morning...then freezing rain in the afternoon. No sleet accumulation. Ice accumulation of up to one quarter of an inch. Highs in the upper 20s. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

The Haigler forcast for tonight and tomorrow is:
Mostly cloudy. Areas of fog after midnight. Patchy light freezing drizzle after midnight. Lows around 13. Southeast winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light.

Cloudy. Patchy light freezing drizzle in the morning...then a chance of light freezing rain and light sleet in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 30s. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Bill Hall

Many of you knew Bill Hall from Benkelman.  We were sad to hear of his passing on Saturday.  His obituary was in the Benkelman Post and has been posted here:  Roy William Hall

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Makes me Feel OLD

My "baby's" FORTIETH birthday was today! and I thought I was OLD when I turned 40!! Wow... wish I could trade!

But what a great age it is have kids in their fortys... They are now realizing that they can't change the world and that Mom actually knows stuff! Up to now, they were smarter. Now I'm catching up with them! haha

Just thought I'd share that thought. Some of you know what I'm saying!

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Today in History


At 7:55 a.m. Hawaii time, a Japanese dive bomber bearing the red symbol of the Rising Sun of Japan on its wings appears out of the clouds above the island of Oahu. A swarm of 360 Japanese warplanes followed, descending on the U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor in a ferocious assault. The surprise attack struck a critical blow against the U.S. Pacific fleet and drew the United States irrevocably into World War II.

With diplomatic negotiations with Japan breaking down, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his advisers knew that an imminent Japanese attack was probable, but nothing had been done to increase security at the important naval base at Pearl Harbor. It was Sunday morning, and many military personnel had been given passes to attend religious services off base. At 7:02 a.m., two radio operators spotted large groups of aircraft in flight toward the island from the north, but, with a flight of B-17s expected from the United States at the time, they were told to sound no alarm. Thus, the Japanese air assault came as a devastating surprise to the naval base.

Much of the Pacific fleet was rendered useless: Five of eight battleships, three destroyers, and seven other ships were sunk or severely damaged, and more than 200 aircraft were destroyed. A total of 2,400 Americans were killed and 1,200 were wounded, many while valiantly attempting to repulse the attack. Japan's losses were some 30 planes, five midget submarines, and fewer than 100 men. Fortunately for the United States, all three Pacific fleet carriers were out at sea on training maneuvers. These giant aircraft
carriers would have their revenge against Japan six months later at the Battle of Midway, reversing the tide against the previously invincible Japanese navy in a spectacular victory.

The day after Pearl Harbor was bombed, President Roosevelt appeared before a joint session of Congress and declared, "Yesterday, December 7, 1941--a date which will live in infamy--the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan." After a brief and forceful speech, he asked Congress to approve a resolution recognizing the state of war between the United States and Japan. The Senate voted for war against Japan by 82 to 0, and the House of Representatives
approved the resolution by a vote of 388 to 1. The sole dissenter was Representative Jeannette Rankin of Montana, a devout pacifist who had also cast a dissenting vote against the U.S. entrance into World War I. Three days later, Germany and Italy declared war against the United States, and the U.S. Government responded in kind.

The American contribution to the successful Allied war effort spanned four long years and cost more than 400,000 American lives. 

Happy Birthday, Dallas

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Happy Birthday!


I awakened today thinking what a special day December 7 was in our history and that you happened to be born also on this day. Another special occasion, so I want to thank you for being there at Rock Creek to save my life. I will always be thanking you for that.
Don Trembly


Happy Birthday Dallas!
Before they light the candles on the cake, call the nearest Fire Department and have them come to your house.
You would be amazed at the percentage of houses that burn down when a person as old as you has a birthday (it's through the roof) ;^)
Your shoestring relative - Tom Wall


Saturday, December 06, 2008

December Birthdays

December 4 - Joie Brown
December 7 - Dallas Adams
December 12 - Stanley Carlock
December 14 - Eunice Richard
December 31 - Glenda Smith

If I have missed someone, please let me know. Email Me.

An Attic Find

I ran across a story that tells of a genealogists dream find!  The title is "Md. attic holds 400 years of documents".

I have actually dreamed (at night while asleep) of finding a room with old documents that were saved for 100s of years and give details about family life of my own ancestors.

Read this interesting article here:

Friday, December 05, 2008

Are you Staying Warm?

Haigler is 7 º this morning, so if you have a 20º thermometer you are having a heat wave at your place. AND at 45º, like in Tucson - you are having a summer day!

Keep Warm Everyone!!!

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