Monday, July 19, 2010

Janis Joplin

I couldn't get enough of Janis Joplin during my teen years, and remember reading about how she shot up at some party in a kitchen in Cincinnati and thought it was cool. Maybe I read it in Buried Alive. Now I grieve she was a heroin addict, knowing the pain and misery that goes with it and leads to it.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Vision of the Kingdom of God

If I may, as God is my Witness and Judge, when I was only 17 years young, God UNEXPECTEDLY gave me a VISION while I was in prayer. I was within that vision as a glorified Spirit-Being, whiter than glistening snow and like a brilliant white cloud with the sun shining on it, appearing smooth, dressed in a white robe - even my hair was that brilliant white - holding a Book in my hands and teaching two flesh and blood mortals who were sitting on the ground, in an outdoor setting like a park or meadow.)

Sneak Preview of the Kingdom of God

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Great Grandfather I.C. Ort

Israel C. Ort (I asked him what the initial "c" stood for and he said it didn't stand for anything).

Jonathan in San Francisco loft

Vail Art Festivals (2003)

Dorothea originally from Scotland now in San Francisco
Vail Art Festivals 2003

Gwynne in mirror!

Gwynne bought an amethyst necklace and I bought a lapis azuli ring.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Lee Graber and Bill Emerick, Holland, Ohio

Shane and Ray Ray at Hudson Lake, Michigan


My sister Kim

Sipping an Irish Coffee on Rhodes

David Ben-Ariel on the Island of Rhodes, September 1991.

David and Steve at Glade Creek Grist Mill

Babcock State Park, West Virginia

Steve, Doris, David on New River, WV

David, Chuck, Monty (Old West End)

Grand Canyon in 2000

I wanted to see the Grand Canyon for my 40th birthday, so Dave Nolan and I flew to Las Vegas and then drove to the Grand Canyon. We also went to Tijuana, Mexico. I thanked God for letting me live long enough to see it and now, this year, 2010, I've gone back and seen the Grand Canyon again!

David Ben-Ariel at Grand Canyon (2000)

David, Tony, Steve

Linda Shepler's party on Durango years ago.

Kevin Kottke and Steve Gwinn in Windsor

Steve and David in Holland, Ohio

Steve, Richard, David

Holland, Ohio

Steve Gwinn, Tony Barrick, David Ben-Ariel in Ann Arbor apt.

Steve Gwinn & David Ben-Ariel in Ft. Lauderdale ('89)

Linda Wolf

Linda Wolf from Michigan: Great Aunt Glenna's daughter (Grandma Hoover's sister), at Graduation.

Hoover farm house (Risingsun, Ohio)

Grandpa Hoover shucking corn

David on Steve's balcony (1989)

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Beatty Family

Worldwide Church of God Spokesmans Club Certificate

Frederick and David at the Acropolis

Frederick from South Africa ("Fricky") and David in Athens, June 1990

Monday, July 05, 2010

My Country 'Tis of Thee

"My country, 'tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty, Of thee I sing.
Land where my fathers died!
Land of the Pilgrims' pride!
From ev'ry mountainside,
Let freedom ring!"
-- Samuel Francis Smith
(1808-1895) Baptist minister, journalist, author
Source: America, first stanza of song also known as My Country 'Tis of Thee

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Steve and Doris Gwinn at Glade Creek

Doris and Steve Gwinn, Doris' sister Margaret (Mag) Orkis at Babcock State Park.

Steve and Doris Gwinn at Babcock State Park on the Glade Creek in Danese, West Virginia

Steve and Doris Gwinn at Bluestone Dam, WV

Steve Gwinn, Doris Gwinn, Comfort at Carr Family Reunion in West Virginia

Ethel Hoover

Grandpa Arthur Hoover's sister

Mom, me, Lisa

Ann E. Hoover (1835-1925)

Ann (Creeger) Hoover:
My great great grandmother buried in Graham Cemetery, Ohio.

Miriam Weiss at Ramat Yohanan

Old Irish Church, Springdale, WV


Linda Shepler, Robert Maier, Steve Gwinn at Linda Shepler's party years ago, sometime in the 80's.

Dale Andrews, Steve Gwinn, David at Bretz

Friday, July 02, 2010

Morbid but mature

Yesterday I prearranged my cremation and found it morbid but mature. Why leave it for others to do?