Sunday, December 27, 2020

Mary and Joseph, I'm all Yours

 I'm not terrible creative. Think I'll just take the same path as Jesus. 




Holy Family

In honor of the Feast of the Holy Family, my holy mom and dad came to visit. Thanks Mom and Dad for helping me "grow and become strong."


Our holy family at St. Patricks in Moorcroft


Surprise Mom! Enjoy your new bike. May it always keep you young. 


Thursday, December 17, 2020

Bryce, the Great-great Grandson of Anna Marie, John Fredrick, and Anna Elizabeth

On the 17th of December the Church always reads the genealogy of Jesus in Matthew's Gospel. As providence would have it, I had a burial service for some friends in Belle Fourche, SD today, which is where three of my great-great grandparents are buried. What a treat to get to know some of the men and women who made it possible for me to be free.



Great-great Grandma Anna Marie Lungren was born in Odessa Russia and came over from the German/Russian area along the Volga River with her husband Jacob and several of her children around 1905. As sugar beat field workers, they traveled about Kansas, Colorado, and South Dakota. In 1919, at the age of 47, she died in Deadwood, SD following a surgery. She was laid to rest in Belle Fourche, leaving behind her husband and 11 children. The family then moved on and eventually settled in Worland, WY. She was my grandpa Lloyd's grandmother.


My grandma Ruth's grandparents are also buried in the same cemetery. John "Fred" Herman died at a relatively young age. His wife, Anna Elizabeth,  later remarried Schaub and died shortly before my grandma was born.

Life was not as easy back then as it is today. Courage and perseverance were mandatory virtues. I can't honestly imagine the challenges my ancestors faced in pursuit of the American dream. I pray that their virtues flow through my veins just as their blood does. May God bless America




That's Where I Come From...

 Genealogies are important





Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Cool Runnings

Times were getting a little slow so I took a pilgrimage down to the local Coors distributer, CheyenneMetz. These boys keep Northeast Wyoming cool from Hulett to Wright. 


Now everyone knows I'm a Lightweight, but I got to tip my hat to the Buckskins every time I see them.

  

Coors Original is only brewed in Golden CO, but Coors Light, on the other hand, has a few different locations it can come out of.


My buddy Jason McKinney manages the local branch and gave me the nickel tour.


Thanks boys for keeping Wyoming as cool as the Rockies. Keep up the good work.


Like the Dew Fall

 



Kingdom of God

Blessed are the poor in spirit... the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.            https://youtu.be/24TMoeX17Bc