Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hometown Hero's

In small towns all across our country
people give of themselves
to serve their communities.

The service they provide
is often free
but the danger and challenges
are very real.

Jody retired from firefighting in 2012 after 46 years of service to his community and still continues to serve on the fire board. His dedication to the fire department is inspiring to those of us who have had the opportunity to serve with him.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration website 71% of the fire departments in the United States are fully volunteer and another 16% are mostly volunteer. 

These volunteers are your friends, neighbors, and family members who train on their own time to provide services including; fire fighting, search and rescue, emergency medical services, hazmat response, and public education.  They are on call every day and every night and they and their families make many sacrifices for the good of others.

Left to Right - Retired Chief Buenger, Retired Chief Earhart, Chief Romine,
Retired Firefighter Getsinger

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Boston Harbor

Coming into Boston on a high speed ferry,
they lined me up for this photo.  

I don’t have a panoramic camera, 
simply cropped a normal photo 
into what you see.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Meet the Indians

Fall sports have arrived!
Time for my favorite XC runner to show her stuff!

Drive, commitment, teamwork,
always giving her best, even if
she’s just crashing the pep band party!

Alright....My thirty words are above but that's not near enough to describe the pride I have in my daughter.  Bright, beautiful, loving, and forever giving her very best. Always putting others first, she's a lot like her older siblings and yet she shines as her own person.

She gave up being in the band as of last year to make her class schedule work 
but she still likes to jump in with the pep band when she gets the chance.