BC: November 22, 2012 Dear Mom, Happy Thanksgiving! Though we may be miles apart, our hearts are always close. With love, Tim and Kate
1: Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family. Mother Teresa
2: A happy family is but an earlier heaven. George Bernard Shaw
3: Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend. Albert Camus
4: You can't get too much winter in the winter. Robert Frost
5: Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love! Sitting Bull
8: Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Marcel Proust
10: What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined - to strengthen each other - to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories. George Eliot
11: What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change,and they give me a million dollars' worth of pleasure. Gene Perret
12: The first half of our lives is spoiled by our parents, and the last half by our children. Jennifer James
13: Oh, when we were young! Tim Krause
14: When all else fails, take a vacation! Betty Williams
15: Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers. Herbert Hoover
16: In good times and bad times, I'll be on your side for ever more...that's what friends are for. Steve Jobs
18: Home is where one starts from. T.S. Eliot
19: I sustain myself with the love of family. Maya Angelou
20: Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship. Margaret Mead
21: A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart. Anonymous
22: A daughter is a girl who grows up to be a friend. Anonymous
23: To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter. Euripides
24: Dad always wanted to see penguins in the wild. On the day he died, August 27, 2011, Kate and I were in Cape Town where we saw a colony of African Penguins. Dad would have loved it! Later we drove to the most Southern tip of South Africa, the Cape of Good Hope. As we drove back home, we enjoyed a beautiful sunset. While we were thousands of miles away, it was a fitting day to celebrate Dad's life.
26: "It came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages, boxes or bags!"... Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! "Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas... perhaps... means a little bit more!" Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
27: At Christmas, all roads lead home. Marjorie Holmes
28: To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time. Clara Ortega
30: Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter. Sermons and soda water the day after. Lord Byron
32: The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea In a beautiful pea green boat, They took some honey, and plenty of money, Wrapped up in a five pound note. The Owl looked up to the stars above, And sang to a small guitar, 'O lovely Pussy! O Pussy my love, What a beautiful Pussy you are, You are, You are! What a beautiful Pussy you are!'
33: Pussy said to the Owl, 'You elegant fowl! How charmingly sweet you sing! O let us be married! too long we have tarried: But what shall we do for a ring?' They sailed away, for a year and a day, To the land where the Bong-tree grows And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood With a ring at the end of his nose, His nose, His nose, With a ring at the end of his nose. | 'Dear pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling Your ring?' Said the Piggy, 'I will.' So they took it away, and were married next day By the Turkey who lives on the hill. They dined on mince, and slices of quince, Which they ate with a runcible spoon; And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of the moon, The moon, The moon, They danced by the light of the moon. Edward Lear
34: Monk's Bar Wisconsin Dells | Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what's for lunch. Orson Welles
35: Mackinac Island
37: Notre Dame, our Mother, Tender, strong and true. Proudly in the heavens, Gleams thy gold and blue. Glory's mantle cloaks thee, Golden is thy fame, And our hearts forever, Love thee Notre Dame.
39: He who would pass his declining years with honor and comfort, should, when young, consider that he may one day become old, and remember when he is old, that he has once been young. Joseph Addison
40: All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much. George Harrison
41: Grow old along with me... the best is yet to be!