~ GOOD FRIDAY ~ HAPPY EASTER ~ Hi Anne - good to hear from you! I am hoping things have been better for you and by the tone of your note, they have. We both will give thought of today being Good Friday and the suffering and pain on the cross by Jesus for those of us, such as myself, that are not worthy or deserving of His suffering. I give all praise and glory to the Father that made all that is, that was, and that will be through His Son, Christ Jesus. PTL! If you want to better understand who Christ is look in the Book of PHILIPPIANS 2 - Verse 5-11. Congratulations on your successful CRHP speech, good for you, Anne. I did have a problem with a case of shingles - ewwww - nasty! About 14 months ago our family doctor strongly recommended that we get shingle shots being over 50, having had chicken pox and or being a diabetic so my wife and I did get our shingle shots. They were expensive at $239 per each shot - ouch - but I did cough up the money and it proved to be worth it. My insurance wouldn't cover it. The dermatologist told me that I was very lucky that the shingles didn't spread all the way up my leg ( I got lesions all over my left foot) and the doc attributed that to having the singles shot. It didn't spread and I had a rather mild case of it although the pain didn't feel mild. I was prescribed large blue pills and the healing process began quickly once I started on the medication. The pain is now gone and my rash is dried up and quickly disappearing. I have gained a few pounds but will lose it soon as I become fully active again. I haven't been hiking because of the shingles being located on my foot. Anyway, Anne, The shingles shot was expensive but worth every penny since I did come down with shingles. I will cheat on my diet and nurse a box of Jujyfruits for my Easter candy over the weekend. One box is all.... Hard boiled eggs don't count, do they? Ummm! Keep up the good work, Anne and swimming at the Y too. God bless America and our men and women in uniform. Catch you later, Anne - dare I say it - later alligator, after while crocodile - Tom
Happy Blessed Holy week Anne Hello Anne Beckman, Thank you again for your very kind and thoughtful e-mail messages. I really enjoy reading them. They are very nice and brighten up my days. I hope and pray that everything is going well with you and your family. How's the weather where you live? Where I live, the winter was cold, but, not that snowy or icy. Still, the promise of Spring and Easter Sunday makes the upcoming season look so much brighter, especially with the flowers that will be growing through the soil, as well as the return of many birds, and daylight lasting longer. All the best to you, Anne, and your wonderful family throughout the Holy week and all during the year. Blessings to everyone in the name of the Lord God Christ Jesus. Signed, Bennett.
RE: Happy Valentine's Day! Thank you very much dearest Anne Beckman for your kind, thoughtful, and nice e-mail to me. I am so glad to read that life is getting better for you and yours, such as your husband, and the recent marriage. I really love to read your messages at Find a Grave. They really are very inspirational and uplifting. I am not much of a writer, so I usually just leave a picture, and hope it says what I am trying to convey for Christ Jesus and the other dearly departed souls that have gone to Heaven to be with our Lord God. Blessings for a great and wonderful 2016, and every year thereafter for you and your family Anne . Very Truly Yours, Bennett.
~~HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY~~ Hi Anne - I am happy that you did the retreat which I am sure was a good thing for you in several ways. First, it helps build a stronger faith and we all need to believe in something bigger then ourselves and as Christians we find support in the Father and redemption through Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior - Amen and Amen! Also, you realized, by listening to others, that your situation, though maybe not the best, could always be worse. You know, Anne, sometimes not having all the things we want makes us appreciate the things we have more. I mean, you and I have our basic needs, food, shelter, clothes on our backs, companionship, and basically feel reasonably safe and secure without the threat of being shot, bombed, beheaded, tortured, starvation, disease, like millions of human beings in this world have to deal with on a daily basis so, you know, our problems are not bad when looking at the entire perspective. Even when we're sick we get medical help, just turning the tap we get fresh, clean water, (except in Flint, Michigan) when so many are digging in the dirt to find muddy water to drink.... I can go on and on for reasons we should be grateful for what we have and to not worry about what we don't have. Half the world would love to trade places with you or me. keep the Faith! Jesus didn't have an easy life and was tortured and crucified not for the good guys but for the sinners of the world - for those who are not worthy of Him such as myself so who am I to complain about anything... I am in good health at 77 and will celebrate my 50th wedding anniversary in April, and can still ride my Harley and had a new set of tires put on it for some serious riding when it's warmer and I can hike the deep woods regularly. I am VERY grateful and you can take that to the bank! Keep up the good work, Anne, keep the Faith, and have a wonderful Lord's Day Sunday today and a Happy Valentine's Day - Catch you later, alligator - Tom P.S. God bless our troops and keep them safe.
RE: WOW, YOU SAW HER HOME! Hi Anne!!! Gosh I am so terribly sorry to be getting back to you so late. It's been a very busy past couple of months!
How have you been? How was your holiday season, darling? :) Did you get any nice gifts? How is your husband doing?
Did you hear that there is a new documentary being made about Kick??? I can't wait to see it!!! It's wonderful how she is being recognized, and more people will be able to learn about her and her story! :) This should be a really interesting documentary, I'm so excited!
Also a couple months ago, I stayed in Hyannis! It was a great trip and I got to see many Kennedy sites, also got to check out the JFK Hyannis museum which was really cool! I had never been to Cape Cod so it was quite a trip :D
I have been thinking of you, dear! I hope all is well. I have been so busy with lots of schoolwork and also I just got accepted to college!
My grandmother has been having a lot of health problems these last few months but thankfully she is doing much better now!! :)
And sadly I have not yet read the book about Rosemary! Wow.... I had no idea of that.. That's very interesting, I never knew those stories about Rosemary! I'll have to buy the book soon, it's on my wish list!
Hope to hear from you soon! I will reply to you as soon as possible, again I'm so sorry that it took me so long to return your message! Can't wait to hear from you, dear Anne. I'd love to catch up!
Hello friend Hello Anne. I was looking over my profile and saw that you had left me a mssg almost a year ago. I'm almost certain that I did reply before but I thought I'd stop by and say Hello. I hope all has been good this past year for you and your family. We have so much to be thankful for.I also wanted to tell that our movie, The Wizard of Oz will be on TV tonight. Hope you will get a chance to watch it. I know I will. 😁 Sending you my best wishes to you and yours in the coming year. God Bless you Anne. -Mario
~HALLOWEEN and LEFT OVER GOODIES~ Hi Anne ~ we had a total of four kids for 'trick or treats' and that gave us a lot of Milkyways and Twix candy bars left over to tempt me.... There is a lot of weight in those little packages that we dieters need not put on. With the exceptionally warm days I have been out riding my Harley. Took my youngest granddaughter on it to visit her mom's grave and had a great ride only we saw a fatal cycle crash at SR 13 and SR 37 which put a damper on the entire day. I rode my bike back up to Fairmount the next day and the crash intersection was cleaned up but there were still some cycle parts on the side of the road. I have been doing lots of hiking also, going to a rather remote lake that has had many "Bigfoot" reports over the years but I haven't seen anything out of the ordinary and I have been hiking there since the mid-seventies - go figure. It's good that you're getting back into writing and that will help you to relax and put down your feelings on paper, good therapy! Also very good that your insurance problems have been ironed out. To me, insurance representatives are all crooks trying to weasel out of covering your needs that you pay premiums for... Well, okay, that's not fair, not all insurance reps are crooks and it's just the 98 per cent of them that make the rest look bad. My experience with them is that you never get a straight answer and they always pass the buck... Luckily, I do have great success with my auto insurance folks. My medical insurance, however, is like pulling teeth to deal with. And sometimes it is about pulling teeth - ha! Keep up the good work exercising and the swimming at the YMCA... Losing weight you will feel better and keeping it off will make your heart happy too! I drink a lot of tea but use Stevia as a natural sweetener and that works for me. In the evenings I drink decaf tea that doesn't keep me from sleeping at night. I need to get my beauty sleep, don't ya know but it's not working. Catch you later, Anne, take care - after while crocodile - Tom
~~CORN DOGS and LEMON FREEZE NASHVILLE STYLE~~~~ HI Anne - I am glad you and hubby had a fun time at Nashville and it's always fun and interesting there with Brown County being absolutely gorgeous during the Fall season. Oh, I checked the Jenny Craig diet snack food list and didn't find "corn dog" on the list and that's the story of my life! I love corn dogs and lemon freeze! I did manage to put over three hundred miles on my Harley in the last several hot and clear days in Indiana perfect for cycle riding going north and south, and in the last several weeks I also took Harley rides to see an old buddy from grade school and HS days in Cincinnati, Ohio.... The last HS buddy that is left, which includes the girls we dated, unfortunately.... Bummer! The other bad news is that on one of my hikes in the woods I contracted (or is that contacted) poison ivy. I watch for the nasty three-leaf monster but somehow got into a mess of the horrible stuff! Long story short, after using Cortisone 10 for about a week it seemed to clear up on my arm but then, over night, it spread all over my sexy Paul Newman body - maybe it was my Paul Newman baby blues that attracted it but it sure loves my body so I did see the doctor and he put me on several bad medicines that kills poison ivy, poison sumac, and poison oak... Also, was ordered to avoid the sun and take cool showers - brrrrrish! These pills are strong, I take three pills at one time each day for 5 days then two pills at one time for 4 days, then the remainder of the pills, one pill daily until they're gone. The good doctor also gave me a prescription to take away the itching and burning, one pill every 6 hours or as needed. Simple, right - ha - the only problem is the three pills knock me out and I am in a fog the entire day - boo-hiss! Rainy days, okay but sunny, warm days, that's a rough order to follow. Having poison ivy is like sucking butter milk through a long straw, yuk! Double yuk! Much rather have those butterscotch Lifesavers - catch ya later, alligator - P.I. Tom
~NASHVILLE - The Little One~ Hi Anne - wishing you and hubby a great escape to Brown County, it's simply gorgeous in the Fall and interesting all year around. The John Dillinger Museum is gone which was one of my main stops to visit. I have visited his grave at Crown Hill Cemetery... Some folks in Mooresville still consider him a hero of sorts (when he robbed banks he would also, besides the money, take mortgages and send the deeds to the farmers and the banks were at a loss instead of the farmers) but that doesn't mean he was a good guy... Yes, a lot of horrible shootings and crimes being committed everywhere! Where's Wyatt Earp when we need him to clean up a town? Hang in there, Anne. I have lost several friends recently and that's no fun at all. I have been hiking a lot and doing the Fort Harrison 2.5 mile lake loop walk almost daily which keeps me in shape and watching my diet - I do not cheat - I divorced Little Debbie. I did take a Harley ride to Cincinnati several times in the last month and plan a Harley ride to Nashville this weekend. If you see a guy on a big black Harley Softail with Paul Newman baby blue eyes,looks like Rock Hudson, and has a body like Steve McQueen - it's not me. Catch ya later, alligator - Tom