Wednesday, September 30, 2009


I have been having weird dreams. Some of them date back to my school days. Others date back to War experiences. When I wake up I have trouble going back to sleep. Alas! People talk to me in my dreams. And all this time I have the feeling that my wife, Marie, who died two years ago, is in the next bed. Then I wake up and she is not there. Is this commonplace? Likely this is commonplace, but I wish it would go away. The war dreams are vivid.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Some people like cats and others like dogs. I am one of those who likes horses. I had my first horse when I was 6 years old. Back in my ranch days I had a horse who followed me around. After the war I managed to buy 15 acres and I bought four horses, one for each of us, Marie, Nancy, Trinka and myself. At that time I had a buckskin gelding who was about 15 hands tall. I not only rode him around the property but I rode him on the Salt Grass Trail. This is the first time in many years when I have not had a horse. I can go down the road and see a horse grazing in the pasture next to the road. I will pull over and say hello to him. We had a cavalry during World War I, but World War II became mechanized thanks to the Germans. General Rommel crossed North Africa with tanks and trucks, no horses.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Fall is here at last

Fall arrived and not a moment too soon. It has been a long hot and dry summer. The drouth is not over yet but it is greatly diminished. We have had enough rain to help. Now the only thing we have to fear is flu. The Peterman family has had flu raging thru the entire group. I have missed the flu so far because I have not been in circulation. Now with a bit of luck I will get my flu shot next week.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Please Forgive Me

Contributions to this blog were suspended and I am sorry. I deeply apologize. I have not been feeling well. Now that I am better I will try to be more regular with my contributions. Since this is Sunday, my blogs will resume Monday. The good news is that we got a lot of rain, the deer are surviving and the weather is cooler. Love, John.

Friday, September 4, 2009

It looks like rain

All morning long this Friday it was overcast and looked like rain, but so far nothing has happened. I guess we are being teased. I heard from Cousin Laura in Missouri and she said they have received lots of rain. I know that excessive amounts of rain will bring a flood, but I am willing to risk it. Of course I am on high ground. Lots of rain would make the grass grow and the deer would get fat. I refuse to believe that this drouth is permanent.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Dental Visit

I went to the dentist today. It was painful. I am unable to blog. Maybe tomorrow. John.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


A woman reported in the Eden Villager newspaper that she had trapped five raccoons. However, she captured them in a device which merely contains them, and she plans to release them to a location as far away as possible. I like raccoons, but many people living here do not like them because they eat their plants and molest their pets. Meanwhile, the deer still come up in the back yard but they are thin. We had two rains last week but not much moisture. The grass is not growing. The drouth is still with us.