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My Grandmother at 103 and her words of the great depression.


My grandmother Pauline who turned 103 in March of this year fell out of her wheelchair in the retirement home where she stays in Kentucky a couple of days ago, and because of the fall she gashed her head hard enough to where she needed 15 stitches and remained in the hospital, yet being a tough ole gal she seemed fine and doing well.


Today I heard that her oldest son my uncle Ken who is 85 went to see her; and my uncle Bill her second oldest who has been my only friend and family contact in America ever since I came into the Philippines one month short of four years ago is the only person to keep me aware of happenings.  Below is my uncle Bill and aunt Eileen in their early 80's.



 This is my grandparents, uncle Bill's mom and dad around 80 years ago and ole Charlie died in Altoona Kansas back in1972.  The good photos that may not show can be seen through the link of my web.



This was taken 8 years ago.




These were taken earlier this year, and she is in the chair she just fell from a couple days ago. 



I write because of my very great respect for people with age, as they have seen much more and been through much more than most all give them any credit for. Below is the last time I was with my grandmother in July of 2006 and we had some good conversation. 


And she even loves a ride in a Harley sidecar 


That's me standing, grandma Pauline and Steve her youngest son who is now 65.


I had asked her what it was like in the great depression because I have learned so very much about it through the years such as this photo below which was a squatters shack or just home sweet home for many.  



And you really need to look at it hard because the days are coming when it may be as a blessing; and never allow your mind to drift you into what man says, because its mans confusion with greed and power hunger that has always been the source of all the problems with the human race.



A mind full of discouragement with no way to go, and what I mean is just that. What will you do with hungry kids, no money, illness, a world in a mess and just no where to turn?  Only those who can now hear others through their hearts will have God's mercy, because out of love for us all, He must teach those without hearts what it means to not be heard. God is love, God is fair, and God is a teacher of truth. 



Very upsetting weather conditions that took many a life, and very severe weather conditions worldwide have been at great acceleration rates through this past decade, and much worse they shall become.




Desperate needs so everything must go for just pennies on the dollar.



No work, no home and no life, just legs and hope.



Kids were the greatest back then because they just never really had much to lose, so it was just natural for them to take life as it was. And that was a good teaching from their dad. And we should all be teaching our children about love, faith in God, and the very hard times that are coming upon us all; and we should be doing that because we love our kids.



Unemployment and your broke with nothing, you want to work, but there just is none; and I have been experiencing that ever since I first came to the Philippines.



The days are coming when history is going to repeat itself, and for the start there will be soup kitchens once again, but the difference between then and now when the crash comes again is that things will only get worse and worse with no recovery until all has been fulfilled according to the prophesy in the words of God to make way for the kingdom of God that will bring a kingdom that shall never again fall as the kingdoms of man always have. 


 I will never forget the words my grandmother said to me for her answer on what it was like in the great depression when she said----Well we never really had much of anything anyway, so it was really no different at all. 


There is much that we all in this world today need to learn from the words of a woman who has been around over 100 hundred years, and that is because what she had was so simple that she was not of this world in many ways because there was no greed, no cussing, no stealing, no gossip, nothing with material value and just being content with the life that she had away from the busy world in a corner of Kansas through her younger years while the city streets were riddled with death and  organized crime.


Today another email came from ub {uncle Bill} that read. . . .


Ken is in Kentucky mom is real bad and hos-pis is coming in to morrow to take care of her, I think that the end is close she is only 103 years and 8 months I will keep you in formed   ub


My uncle Bill was another man sent from God, because without his love and bits and pieces for help through some of these years past my wife and I just could not have made it, and for anyone out there with some age that reads this, you know what its like to get old and face this world of today that pretty much just brushes you aside. So any kind words with a heart that would just wish him and Eileen their best with mention of his mom pushing 104 would just be something nice for you to do.


His email is, and my aunt Eileen is caleeno3@aol; and they have been married for 63 years.  Bill was a navy cook on a ship during ww2, so he has been around a good bit also.


And the only reason that my email of is because ub put me on his account several months before I left America four years ago. Uncle Bill and aunt Eileen believe in God but have ever really been church people all of their lives, yet God finds great favor in them by the love they have in their hearts; and as far as being saved, its not what man teaches but what God says about salvation. 



The apostle Paul answered this in several places, but let us look at one of Paul’s teachings that explains it well. He said: "As in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive" {I Corinthians 15:22}. Now since all humans on earth today have come from Adam, and they all die, then the corollary of Paul’s statement is that all descendants of Adam are now "in Christ" {the second or last Adam} and they will all be made alive. The "alls" in this verse must be all inclusive or else Paul makes no sense whatever. The answer is: the statement in II Timothy 1:9 which states that salvation in Christ was afforded by grace, and not according to any person’s works, "before the world began" must apply to all men who come from Adam. We all die because we are descendants of our first physical parent Adam. But we will all be made alive by our attachment to Christ Jesus (the first spiritual "Adam"). We were placed "in Christ" even before the foundation of the world and there is nothing that can separate us from him {Romans 8:38,39}.


So for us in these end time that believe, we must have hearts pleasing to God, for without His love He is not dwelling in us; so says His own words in 1 John 3:17


We are all sinners, but God through His love tells us. . . .

"And above all things have fervent charity {love} among yourselves: for charity {love} shall cover a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8


Want God's mercy in the coming great tribulation? Only through pleasing Him can you gain it, and God searches hearts. Hebrews 4:12-13, and has mercy on only those who please Him. Romans 9:14-24

"Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that hope in His mercy; To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. Psalms 33:18-19


God knows the pains I suffer through my jaw, gum and teeth, and Advil seems to not be helping anymore; and with that my internet on shutoff notice and many other problems; but just as Job, Paul, Jeremiah and Daniel, I just keep my faith no matter what because God knows all things. So I just run the race set before me. Hebrews 12:1-2  


May God prepare us all for what's coming. Read Proverbs 1:22-32 while taking His every word very seriously, and then become one of the few in verse 33. 


We have been saved by grace, but from there its how we please God that determines our end in the flesh. Either Psalms 91 or Lamentations 2:17, 21, chapter 3, 4:6, 9, 13


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