S: Don & Phyllis Owen Together 70 years
BC: Don & Phyllis Owen married August 24, 1942
FC: This is all I ask of life | "Reaching out to touch your hand and knowing you'll be there."
1: Knowing that you are on my side And I can count on you... This is all I ask of life.
8: (in Tessa’s words) May 26, 2012 Dear grandpa, I hope that you feel better. I love you as a heart. And I wanna make you feel better about sending a card. And I love you. I hope you had fun on your wedding day. I wrote my name on my card all by myself. And I want to make you feel good. I am really proud that you are brave. You make me feel the bravest of all. And when you get out of the hospital grandma will have this card for you and you will like it. Dear Grandpa. Nothing else.
15: 10th Mountain Division
19: Our Family History | "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow."
23: Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories.
24: The Power of a Smile If you took time to jot down some thought Of the joyful events a warm smile has brought You would soon realize the time it takes But you'll put to good use the time you forsake Start with a smile that makes your day From a stranger just passing by His kindly face speaks in a certain way So not a single word he will need to say Then there is that person who smiles perpetually Who has smiled from birth, made so genetically Which is better than bearing a constant frown That would not build up, but rather tear down A tender smile a wife has for her mate Reflects tender compassion, love and not hate
25: A smile of delight a child may display As she sits amid toys in much disarray Sit in a park, watch the antics of squirrels As they flit through trees and around them twirl You will have to smile and linger a moment And let these pleasures of life ferment So let your face soften, and true feeling reveal You will advocate friendship, and to people appeal So the moral of this story seem to be "Display a warm smile for people to see" Author - Don Owen
27: Self Examination Too many times in this life so fleet Do we overlook dear ones whose needs we ne'er meet Do we fail to acknowledge things and cause them hurt Do we quickly express anger in words we assert Do we fail to tell them good news we have heard Nor impart information that friends have proffered Are we quick with our lips their esteem to raise Do we exert ourselves vigorously in expressing praise Do we lend a hand in helping with chores Like washing dishes and scrubbing floors Do you show appreciation for things they do well And there are so many things at which they excel Do you give credulous thought to things they express And helpful expression, but no to excess This way they will see with a mind of their own That two people can agree and their wisdom they hone So the next time you are ready to blurt out harsh words Think in the positive and the goodwill, you will urge We must always remember how much happier we'll be If we fine tune our thoughts vitriolically free There are just so few years in this world to spend But happiness extends our life's certain end So why not right now Put your hands to the plow To give of yourself in full measure Do away with the negative Add to the positive And fill up life's cup with pleasure Author, Don Owen
29: Like branches on a tree, our lives may grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.
30: The Owen family Donna, David, Joi, Jan Phyllis, Don