Thursday, December 8, 2011

Margaret Dick

Death is something that we deal with in the darkness of our own lives on a personal level.

Margaret and I were born and raised in the Drummond community and played together in the days of our youth. We progressed through the normal stages of girls growing up. We moved on into the high school years, and many hours were spent playing basketball in the gym. Then we found ourselves married and with daughters that would go to school together. Then Margaret moved to Kansas and I moved to Oklahoma City. Our lives drifted apart. Still losing a classmate touches our own mortality.

Margaret Dick
(January 4, 1951 - December 5, 2011)

Sharon, KS- Margaret Ann Dick, 60, died Monday, December 5, 2011 at her home, Sharon, KS. She was born on January 4, 1951 in Enid, Oklahoma, the daughter of Eldon and Emma (Fyffe) Rikli. She was a Cook and Bus Driver at Drummond Public Schools, Drummond, OK and was a Secretary and Para at Attica, KS, but most importantly a grandmother. She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Sharon, KS and Altar Society. On April 29, 1972 she married Randy Dick at Sharon. He survives.

Other Survivors include her mother Emma Rikli, Drummond, OK, two daughters, Dana Landwehr and husband Randie and Jana Scripsick and husband Mike all of Sharon, KS; one brother, Billy Clyde “B.C.” Rikli, Enid, OK; two sisters, Mary Jo Fleer, Drummond, OK; and Jane Kimball, Pueblo, CO; 7 grandchildren, Little Randie Landwehr, Landon Landwehr, Zack Barker, Celie Landwehr, Emmie Landwehr, Cali Scripsick, and Cauy Scripsick; and several Nieces and Nephews. She was preceded in death by her father and a brother, Don Rikli.

Vigil Service will be at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Sharon, KS. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 8, 2011 at the church with Father Firmin Kyaw officiating. Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery, Sharon.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Kansas in care of Larrison Funeral Home 120 E. Lincoln, Medicine Lodge, KS 67104

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Maturity. . . . . . .

Maturity comes when we take responsibility for our problems by forgiving those that have wronged us and by seeking God's forgiveness for our own transgressions.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

What do you want......

‎"If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place" Nora Roberts

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Dijon-Braised Brussels Sprouts

Serves 4 as a side dish

1 pound brussels sprouts
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 cup broth (chicken or vegetable)
2 to 3 shallots, peeled and thinly sliced
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 tablespoon smooth dijon mustard (or more to taste)
2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley (optional)

Trim sprouts and halve lengthwise. In a large, heavy 12-inch skillet heat butter and oil over moderate heat. Arrange halved sprouts in skillet, cut sides down, in one layer. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook sprouts, without turning until undersides are golden brown, about 5 minutes.

Add the shallots, wine and stock and bring to a simmer. Once simmering, reduce the heat to medium-low (for a gentle simmer), cover the pot with a lid (foil works too, if your skillet lacks a lid) and cook the sprouts until they are tender can be pierced easily with the tip of a paring knife, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Remove the lid, and scoop out brussels. Add cream and simmer for two to three minutes, until slightly thickened. Whisk in mustard. Taste for seasoning, and adjust as necessary with more salt, pepper or Dijon. Pour sauce over brussels, sprinkle with parsley, if using, and serve immediately.

Sunday, November 27, 2011


I am very Thankful that my whole family was together for Thanksgiving. A very special memory that I will keep dear to my heart forever, was Wednesday night when my 3 granddaughters and I baked the pies for Thanksgiving. GREAT JOB girls, the pies were delicious!

I actually didn't do to bad in the Familii Wii Bowling Tournament.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Heck Yes, I'm a female.

I push doors that clearly say PULL. I laugh harder when I try to explain why I'm laughing. I walk into a room and forget why I was there. I count on my fingers. I hide the pain from my loved ones. I say it is a long story, when it really is not, just to get out of having to tell it. I cry a lot more than you think I do. I care about people who don't care about me. I am strong because I have to be, not because I want to be. I listen to you, even when you dont listen to me. And a hug will always help. Yes, I'm a girl!!!!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

If Tomorrow Never Comes

If I knew it would be the last time that I'd see you fall asleep, I would tuck you in more tightly and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time that I see you walk out the door, I would give you a hug and kiss and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise, I would video tape each action and word, so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time, I could spare an extra minute or two to stop and say "I love you," instead of assuming, you would know I do.

If I knew it would be the last time I would be there to share your day, well I'm sure you'll have so many more, so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow to make up for an oversight, and we always get a second chance to make everything right.

There will always be another day to say our "I love you's", And certainly there's another chance to say our "Anything I can do's?"

But just in case I might be wrong, and today is all I get, I'd like to say how much I love you and I hope we never forget, Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, young or old alike, And today may be the last chance you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow, why not do it today?

For if tomorrow never comes, you'll surely regret the day, That you didn't take that extra time for a smile, a hug, or a kiss and you were too busy to grant someone, what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today, whisper in their ear, Tell them how much you love them and that you'll always hold them dear, Take time to say "I'm sorry," "please forgive me," "thank you" or "it's okay".

And if tomorrow never comes, you'll have no regrets about today.


If one could only learn to appreciate the little things...
A song that takes you away, for there are those who cannot hear.
The beauty of a sunset, for there are those who cannot see.
The warmth and safety of your home, for there are those who are homeless.
Time spent with good friends for there are those who are lonely.
A walk along the beach for there are those who cannot walk.
The little things are what life is all about.
Search your soul and learn to appreciate.--Shadi Souferian

12 Days of Christmas

Finished my Grandkid's "12 Days of Christmas".
I really enjoy doing it, but really really glad when I am thru.
This year it was an average of $38 for each Christmas Tree.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Living Will

Do you want to be a whale or mermaid?

A while back, at the entrance of a gym, there was a picture of a very thin and beautiful woman. The caption was "This summer, do you want to be a mermaid or a whale?" The story goes, a woman (of clothing size unknown) answered the following way: READ MORE

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Daughters and Granddaughters

We need to teach our daughters the difference between a man who flatters her, and a man who compliments her .... a man who spends money on her, and a man who invests in her .... a man who views her as property, and a man who views her properly ..... a man who lusts after her, and a man who loves her ..... a man who believes he is God's gift to women, and a man who remembers a woman was God's gift to man. "

Friday, August 26, 2011

times of trouble

When you're weary
Feeling small
When tears are in your eyes
I will dry them all

I'm on your side
When times get rough
And friends just can't be found
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

When you're down and out
When you're on the street
When evening falls so hard
I will comfort you
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I'll take your part
When darkness comes
And pain is all around
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

Sail on Silver Girl,
Sail on by
Your time has come to shine
All your dreams are on their way

See how they shine
If you need a friend
I'm sailing right behind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Wish you never had to worry about money? Maybe you'll like this...

You don't have to believe that it will work, but not liking the way things already are is a good starting point to coming up with a better solution for how we live and how our children will live their lives.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Times are tough?

Think about the toughest situation in your life right now. Will it matter in five years from now? Take a deep breath and leave the details to God.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Not a good day


Love knows no limit to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope: it can outlast anything. It is, in fact, the one thing that still stands when all else has fallen....I Corinthians 13:7-8

Thursday, July 21, 2011

There comes a time in your life,

"When you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Pleasing everyone is too hard. Ticking everyone off is a piece of cake.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Laugh when you can✿

Apologize when you should✿ And let go of what you can't change✿ Love deeply and forgive quickly.✿. Take chances and give your everything✿. Life is too short to be anything but happy✿ You have to take the good with the bad✿ Love what you have✿. Always remember what you had✿. Forgive and forget✿always remember.. that life goes on✿. Post if agree✿ Life is short.

Monday, May 16, 2011


Tarzan lives half naked, Cinderella comes back home at midnight, Pinocchio lies all the time, Aladdin is the king of thieves, Batman drives nothing below 320 KM/h, Sleeping Beauty is lazy, and Snow White lives with 7 guys!!!!!! We shouldn’t be surprised when kids misbehave! They get it from their story books.

Monday, May 9, 2011


No matter what you do, no matter what you say, no matter how far you go, don't take your love away.

Nervousness is feeling fearful that you may be losing him; detachment is knowing that he may be losing you;

Friday, April 15, 2011

Easter Bird Nest Cookies

12 oz. pkg. butterscotch chips
1/3 c. peanut butter
1 (5 oz.) can crunchy Chinese noodles
Melt butterscotch chips and peanut butter together in double boiler. Mix in noodles. Spoon onto wax paper and refrigerate until hardened. Keep refrigerated.

Shape into little nests while still warm.

Place candy easter eggs or jelly beans in each nest.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

my DAD

on March 31st 2011 my dad passed. We knew he was slipping away. Just didn't know it was going to happen so soon. Are we really ever ready?
It has been really sad and we are trying to cope.


Kimi has put up some great picturesGrandpa Jay

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St Patrick's Day

Make sure your kilt is short enough to do a jig BUT long enough to hide your Lucky Charms!!! Happy Saint Patrick's Day everyone!!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

‎"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...." ~ FB Connie Kuhnemund Barnes

Friday, February 25, 2011


Q. When should you become worried about incidents of forgetfulness?

A. Forgetting your car keys: not a problem.
Forgetting your pants: problem