Saturday, December 3, 2011

Our Town's History

In 1996 our town observed the Sesquicentennial of our state of Iowa by making a video called, A Brief History of Steamboat Rock, Iowa. Many old pictures are shown along with 22 voices telling the history.
Now available on DVD, it may be purchased for $6.00 plus $1.00 shipping. Send to: SR Historical Society
K Griffin
P.O. Box 402
Steamboat Rock, Iowa 50672
You may find this is typical of activities of a river town through the years. There are pictures of the ice cutting operation which sold the ice to many nearby towns. Another business was collecting clams for button making. Just two of the many stories of interest.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Springtime in England

Beautiful Roses

Springtime in England

Beautiful Roses.

Springtime in England

We thoroughly enjoyed these roses during our five week stay.

Beautiful Roses.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

As You Were Saying. . .

The secret to life is knowing that beauty and great wisdom can be found in the simplest of moments.

May you always be overwhelmed by the grace of God rather than the cares of life.

When you're down to nothing, God is up to something.

All that is not eternal is eternally useless.

They may see the good you do as self serving.
Continue to do good.
They may see your generosity as grandstanding
Continue to be generous.
They may see your warm and caring nature as weakness.
Continue to be warm and caring.
For you see, in the end,
It is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.

Monday, March 14, 2011

A Family Found

The family of six who were unaccounted for earlier have been found and are all okay. Their home has windows broken and other damage, but they escaped unhurt. Details about their experience will be given sometime soon. Right now electricity and internet are not available. Many in Japan do not have the blessing of reporting this good news. They all need prayer and financial support.
Continue to follow

Saturday, March 12, 2011


This family is unaccounted for following the earthquake in Japan. Living only 80 miles from the epicenter of the devastating 8.9 earthquake, they have not been heard from. Communication was steady during the first recent earthquake which registered over 7 and had numerous after shocks over 6 on the Richter Scale.
The wife/mother of this family, who evidently took the picture, is a sister of my daughter-in-law. See her blog --
Join the many who are praying for their safety.