My wife Kim and I live on a 16 acre farm in Solon Township in Kent County.
We are trying to get a beef operation going, but make some money with our egg business.
I love to restore old wooden motor boats. (DO YOU HAVE ONE THAT'S BEEN IN A BARN FOR YEARS?)
I love to fly radio control airplanes and the ones with strings that we all had as kids! Anyone have some of those lying around?
My best buck is a rather small eight point, but it is hanging in my office.
My best fish was a King Salmon I fought for 45 minutes on the lake. But it got away.
I grew up in Chicago and remain a dedicated Cubs and Bears fan.
It goes into effect TOMORROW morning at 9am!
MASON-LAKE-OCEANA-NEWAYGO-MUSKEGON-OTTAWA-KENT-ALLEGAN-VAN BUREN- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LUDINGTON...BALDWIN...HART...FREMONT... MUSKEGON...JENISON...GRAND RAPIDS...HOLLAND...SOUTH HAVEN 347 PM EST MON DEC 9 2013 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 7 PM EST TUESDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 7 PM EST TUESDAY. HAZARDOUS WEATHER... * A BURST OF LAKE ENHANCED SNOW IS EXPECTED TUESDAY WITH 3 TO 5 INCHES OF NEW SNOW. * WINDS FROM THE WEST WILL INCREASE TO 15 TO 30 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS CREATING AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW. * VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO A FEW CAR LENGTHS AT TIMES. IMPACTS... * SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY ROADS WILL DEVELOP WITH THE HEAVIEST SNOW FALLING AFTER THE MORNING RUSH. * NEAR ZERO VISIBILITIES WILL OCCUR AT TIMES DUE TO FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW.
Every year at Christmas our family looks for some way to share the blessings the Lord has showered down on our family. Some years we have volunteered with the Santa Claus Girls, others years we have worked with the Channel 8 Angel tree. This month I will be delivering a bike to Toys for Tots.
But that's just time or money, and it's not enough.
May I introduce you to Bree Town?
This darling child is ten years old and she is from the Belding area. She is fighting Leukemia. Her cousin Haylie is a junior in high school and wrote to tell me Bree is at Devos Childrens hospital. Her disease has relapsed into her bones. That's bad, but it could be worse, it hasn't spread to her blood. Yet.
Haylie and her Mom found 100 people last week who were more than happy to be tested for compatability as a bone marrow donor. A transplant offers an outstanding chance to save Bree's life.
Haylie and her Mom also paid each of those potential donors $25.00 testing fee. That's $2,500.00
Haylie wanted to know if I could help them find more people willing to to be tested?
That's the easiest thing in the world for me to do.
But I'd like to take it one step further. Kim and I will be tested this week, and we will pay our own fees.
Wouldn't it be a wonderful Christmas if a member of the listener family could become a donor and
save this child's life?
Reese and Kim
p.s. If you got this far, would you go back to your facebook page and share this message? The more people we can get tested, the better chance we can save this child's life.
Last night's show and the movie were very loosely based on what actually happened.
Von Trapp famly ski lodge Stowe Vermont 1965
1. Maria came to the von Trapp family in 1926 as a tutor for one of the children who was recovering from scarlet fever, not as governess to all the kids.
2. Maria and Georg married in 1927, 11 years before the family left Austria, not right before the Nazi takeover of Austria.
3. Maria and Georg von Trapp’s love story wasn’t quite as romantic as portrayed on the big screen. In her autobiography, she admitted that it was the children she fell in love with at first sight. “I really and truly was not in love. I liked him but didn’t love him. However, I loved the children, so in a way I really married the children. . . . [B]y and by I learned to love him more than I have ever loved before or after.”
4. There were 10, not 7 von Trapp children.
5. The names, ages, and sexes of the children were changed.
6. The family was already musically inclined before Maria arrived, but she did teach them to sing madrigals.
7. Georg wasn’t as harsh and cold-blooded as he’s portrayed in the film. He was described as being a gentle, warmhearted parent who enjoyed musical activities with his family.
8. The family did not secretly escape over the Alps in Switzerland carrying suitcases and musical instruments. Maria says "We did tell people that we were going to America to sing." "And we did not climb over the mountains. We left by train pretending nothing.
9. The family left Austris for Italy in June 1938. That fall they arrived in New York on six months visas and begasn a concert tour in Pennsylvania. In 1944, several of the von Trapps applied for U.S. citizenship at the U.S. District Court in Burlington, Vermont.
10. Maria died in 1987 and is buried in the family cemetery at the Trapp Family Lodge. Her husband Georg, who died lung cancer in 1947, is also buried in the family cemetery.
“I wasn’t even going to go hunting. First drive of the morning he just came right out to me and I shot him,”
Daniel Beavers said the skull of the bear will be measured to see if it breaks a world record.
“I couldn’t believe how big it was. It’s big,” Daniel Beavers of Covington Township said.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission estimates the male black bear weighed 772 pounds. It was shot near Daleville in Lackawanna County.