Jul
16
2019

Once upon a time, many ‘moons’ ago, there was a spirit of accomplishment, patriotism and pride in America, as John F. Kennedy’s challenge to put a man on the moon within a decade was being realized. These were very exciting times as we all followed the space program and cheered the first seven brave military […]

May
18
2019

Recently, while having breakfast with three friends, the subject of funerals came up. Each man was a Christian minister and had some unique and insightful things to say about this, sometimes morbid, subject. The reason the subject surfaced is because Mike has had a 47 year career as a funeral director. He has spent his […]

Apr
20
2019

Easter – the most important of Christian holidays. Without the Truths of Easter there would be no Christianity, no Christmas and no reason to attend houses of Christian worship. Without what Easter stands for there would only be the need for some to assemble as social clubs, hoping for better days while attempting to comfort […]

Dec
27
2018

I attended a funeral recently of a centenarian, a tough Texas grandmother with an attitude, moxie, love for her family and a great sense of humor. She was 100 years young and independent, refusing to move in with her daughter, in order to live alone and independent. One of the ladies who spoke about her […]

Nov
16
2018

The rest of the sentence to that title introducing Herman Billnitzer’s story is, “They found out otherwise!” This was his proud description of the First Marine Division’s struggle through the Pacific islands as they answered the call of the Japanese propaganda to surrender. But I am jumping ahead of myself. Let me tell you about […]