Too Much of Everything

In honor of Memorial Day Ceremonies, etc.  the Grandpa Z’s puzzle post will be at 5:00 PM on Memorial Day, May 25th.

Elise & Richard R.

Elise & Richard R.

Elise is Grandpa Z’s Grand Niece.








Out the Rear Window


The soldier stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass
He  hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his  brass.

‘Step forward now, you soldier,
How shall I deal  with you ?
Have you always turned the other cheek ?
To My  Church have you been true?’

The soldier squared his shoulders  and said,
‘No, Lord, I guess I ain’t.
Because those of us who  carry guns,
Can’t always be a saint.

I’ve had to work most  Sundays,
And at times my talk was tough.
And sometimes I’ve  been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.

But, I  never took a penny,
That wasn’t mine to keep…
Though I  worked a lot of overtime,
When the bills got just too  steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times  I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God, forgive me,
I’ve wept  unmanly tears.

I know I don’t deserve a place,
Among the  people here.
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm their  fears.

If you’ve a place for me here, Lord,
It needn’t be  so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don’t,  I’ll understand.

There was a silence all around the  throne,
Where the saints had often trod.
As the soldier waited  quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

‘Step forward now,  you soldier,
You’ve borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully  on Heaven’s streets,
You’ve done your time in  Hell.’

Author Unknown~


Middle Tennessee State University Named 10th Annual Shure Fantastic Scholastic Recording Competition Winner – Grandson Sam is second from the Right – Click Here!!


Scout Master Mr. Lohr & Matt with the Eagle Scout Plaque

Scout Master Mr. Lohr & Matt with the Troup 1812 Eagle Scout Plaque

On Sunday, December 29, 2013 Matt Hillman officially became an Eagle Scout.  The Eagle Scout is the highest level of scouting.  Congratulations for the hard work it took to complete the Eagle Scout requirements.  Congratulations, Matt!!!   

Picture taken by Grandpa Bob



Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!

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Werner Zoz (1937-2013)

Werner Zoz (1937-2013)

I am sad to announce that Werner Zoz in Oberöwisheim passed on May 16, 2013. He was buried in the Oberöwisheim Cemetery on May 21, 2013.