Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Luxury on top of the world

Contrary to what seems to be popular belief
accoording to the comment converstaion on my last post
I have not been on a two-week holiday
Neither from my computer nor from my home
Just from the blog

However, we did just have a three-day holiday
In a luxury suite
Up on SilverStar Mountain

This is the fourth year in a row we've been there
The guys do their biking
and I play tourist
This picture is from last year

This is as good as it got this year

When you go every year, you tend to not want to take the same pictures over and over

I, however, conquered my fear and managed to ride the bike lift to the top of the mountain

Absolutely stunning!!!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Just a thought for the day

This was sent to me once by my grandmother in Holland.

Flowers of love to everybody for the coming week.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Miss me but let me go

An elderly friend of mine died last week.
Yet another casualty of the nasty cancer.

Two months ago she said that she was going to the oncologist
I said I hope it's not going to be bad news
She said "At my age, what's bad news?"
She was 84.

She considered it good news that she was going to go fast
And was not afraid, but almost, as the minister said,
Looking at it with anticipation of the glory beyond.

To have such faith must be so comforting.

He shared a story
A few weeks ago, her husband had trapped a squirrel that was threatening to be a nuisance
Together they brought it to the woods in the park behind our town
The squirrel was running around in frantic circles in his cage
And when they opened the door,
He bounded off across the woods and away, free again, as he was meant to be.

She said to her husband,
That's what I'll be doing in a few weeks,
bounding along free as that squirrel.
When you see squirrels, think of me.

Love me, miss me, but let me be free.

She was and is an inspiration to us all and the world is a better place because of her.