Category: Photos

Tulips from Holland

We bought some purple tulips from Holland.

Sometimes I think I’ll wait until tulips bloom in our yard, planted by previous owners of our home.   Yet, we live in The Town of Holland!

It was in 1846, when the first Dutch settlers came here.

I know this because I am looking at a TIMELINE, a chapter written by June VerVelde in a history book.   Here is the full reference:   Oostburg Wisconsin, Haven of Hope In a New Land.  Copyright 2001  by Oostburg Historical Society.

“Let The Beauty…” Psalm 90

And let

the beauty

of the LORD

our God

be upon us:

and establish thou

the work of our hands

upon us;


the work of our hands

establish thou it.

The above is the last verse of Psalm 90 (KJV). 

I placed the words into this form.

The table in the photo belonged to Grace and Walter Brandt.  My mother’s parents. 

Photo by Karl Olinger.

What A Road We Travel

What a road we travel
To figure out the
Simplest things and
Return to where we
Knew we belonged
All along

To build friendships
With those whose arms
Are true, all-accepting
And strong

To raise our arms to Heaven,
Dig our toes in sand, and
Throw back our heads to
The wind

What a road, what a road
We travel to figure out
The simplest things and
Return to where we
Knew we belonged
All along.

Published in Silver Wings (1995); The Writers’ Bistro (2007); WestWard Quarterly (2008); (2010).