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Consider this quote from Abe Lincoln

"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."



I was looking back at a list of things I had made when I turned 35. Since I turned 37 (or two years younger than my Aunt Cathy) I thought it might be a good time to revisit this list.

  1. You can never have enough cheese in your diet.
  2. Sometimes in life, you just have to stick your tongue on that flagpole.
  3. No matter what, love can change your outlook on things.
  4. A paved road can get you somewhere fast...but a gravel road can get you there in a way you'll always remember.
  5. It isn't very hard to spot someone only in something for personal glory.
  6. A nap is a good thing.
  7. No matter how much money you have, you always will spend just a little more than that.
  8. People can be lumped into three groups. Your friends, your enemies and lawyers.
  9. Not being able to say "No" doesn't necessarily make you weak.
  10. Old shoes and old dogs can both be dangerous for your health.
  11. Your children will always be a little smarter than you are.
  12. Santa is real. So are angels. But the tooth fairy isn't.
  13. No one should be up before 8 a.m. unless they deliver the newspaper.
  14. Finding a place to belong is the real purpose to life.
  15. Making someone smile is worth making a fool of yourself.
  16. You need to remind people you care about how important they are.
  17. Don't sweat the small stuff.
  18. Planning your funeral is less stressful than planning a wedding.
  19. The only thing better than apple butter is a piece of coconut cream pie.
  20. No one person is above doing something stupid at least twice in a single year.
  21. Fish are good animals to have as pets. Mosquitos are not.
  22. No matter how careful you are, you are bound to step in something in the cattle lot.
  23. A memory can last forever, and yet be forgotten until you least expect it to come back into your head.
  24. Anyone younger than you just hasn't lived long enough to know better, and anyone older won't agree with you anyway.
  25. Being nice to someone you don't like, doesn't mean you are fake, nor does it mean they will like you. Some people are just "sandpaper" and there isn't anything we can do.
  26. Praying always works, but is especially effective when the car is on empty.
  27. Every winter you will find money in the pocket of your winter coat that you forgot about when spring came.
  28. You haven't really lived a complete life until you have eaten a corn dog at the State Fair.
  29. No matter how hard you try to forget someone will remind you of the time in third grade when milk came out your nose.
  30. Beef and Pork are meat. Chicken and fish are just sad substitutes.
  31. Being a Packer fan when they loose is still better than being a Viking fan any day.
  32. The older you get the less hair grows on your head, but the more hair grows in your ears.
  33. Fireworks still make me smile.
  34. The minute you least expect it, something wonderful will come into your life and if you are really quiet and don't scare just might stay.
  35. That no matter how far I travel, or the wonders I see, there really is no place like home.
  36. The best part about being a firefighter is driving that cool red truck!
  37. Burritos and pizza are lunch and supper foods. Don't mess with eggs and bacon!

See you next week. Remember we're all in this together.