Happy October Birthday
Wishing you a very Happy October Birthday. Some things on this greeting are things related to month of October, October 2nd is Guardian Angel Day, October 12th is Columbus Day when he discovered America. October 18 is St. Luke’s Day, as shown by the bible. October 31 is Halloween, The Pumpkin is the food for the Month of October, The flower for October is the Marigold and the birthstone is the Opal. The Lady is playing Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday God bless you. Happy Birthday to you.
The Poem for October is called the Opal:
“October’s child is born for woe,
And life’s vicissitudes must know,
But lay an opal on his breast,
And hope will lull those woes to rest.”
For those who were born in the month of October the Opal is the traditional birthstone. The October birthstone poem reflects some of the properties with which the Opal is associated – hope, innocence and purity. The Traditional Metaphysical Properties for the October Birthstone Opal are happiness, faithfulness, loyalty and confidence. The healing properties of the October birthstone are reputed to be effective for health problems relating to the eyes and eye infections. The Opal is also used to enhance visualization, imagination, dreams and healing. The popular October Gemstone of the Opal is found in the following countries: Australia, Mexico and the U.S.
The flower the marigold. Marigolds are often given as a sign of warm or fierce, undying love, or as a way of saying that you’re content with being with the recipient. They also exemplify elegance and devotion winning grace; protection; comfort; healing.
May your birthday be filled with joy, love and wonderful goodies.
link below is from Jeanne Foord who lives in England, a beautiful song I hope you will listen and be blessed the song is called "Who Am I".
Below a link that will explain why I'll not sing any other tune to "Amazing Grace" than the original. Makes it easy to play on the piano too. Enjoy.
Below a wonderful sweet true story of little girl on 911 call keeping her dad calm.
This is a story in the link below that happened in Dec. 28, 2011 but thought it good enough to share here even now. get out the Kleenex though.
In this one above note the little boy Tennessee Erny Ford's son Brian and note Tennessee Ford's reaction to his son. Love this to bad TV isn't like this today my opinion loved the live stuff so real. Below is another with his boys all grown up I think you will be able to tell which one is Brian.Although this one is not humor is really great.
Remember our troops in service. Please check out page under Woodston Military.
Here are some good encouraging links for you. Best to listen to them in order as that is the way they go. On the "Butter Fly Effect"
Check out Woodston or your home town if you like
Today there is not a lot left of Woodston and after a tornado went through there a few of years ago there is even less; however, if you would like to view the little town of about 90 maybe + people that might include dogs and cats as well, here is a link to the little town on the Prairie Plans of Kansas. http://www.vpike.com/ On this page you can type in Woodston you could likely start with Main street for a street address.. and you can see our little burg or type any other place you want to see in the USA and maybe further, and it will likely show you that too. Some places are not as good as others. Some only show the road ways or highways or streets while others like Woodston show the whole town and you see the houses and streets and all.
Special thank you Wayne (Wilkie) Wilkenson WRHS 1954 for sending in the above link
Above is a link to some beautiful music Special thanks to Ken Richards WRHS 1948 and his wife Evelyn for sending this in to the WFP.
A POEM FOR LIVING EVERYDAY
IF I CAN DO SOME GOOD TO-DAY - IF I CAN SERVE ALONG LIFE'S WAY,
IF I CAN SOMETHING HELPFUL SAY, LORD, SHOW ME HOW.
IF I CAN RIGHT A HUMAN WRONG- IF I CAN HELP TO MAKE ONE STRONG,
IF I CAN CHEER WITH SMILE OR SONG, LORD, SHOW ME HOW.
IF I CAN MAKE A BURDEN LESS - IF I CAN AID ONE IN DISTRESS,
IF I CAN SPREAD MORE HAPPINESS, LORD, SHOW ME HOW.
IF I CAN DO A KINDLY DEED- IF I CAN SOW A FRUITFUL SEED,
IF I CAN HELP SOMEONE IN NEED, LORD, SHOW ME HOW.
IF I CAN FEED A HUNGRY HEART - IF I CAN GIVE A BETTER START,
IF I CAN FILL A NOBLER PART, LORD, SHOW ME HOW.
Special Thank you to Maureen Thompson from BC Canada for sending this poem in to the WFP
I thought you might enjoy the link below of 1905 movie of the night before Christmas. From Edison Studio's. The music is also from that era and much is recorded on an Edison cylinder recorder.
Games To play
Here are some games you might enjoy the first one is a link to a bowling one, kids will love it too. The second is like Be Jewelled only I personally like it better. Have fun.
I thought you might find these old movies from the San Francisco Earthquake in 1906 some are before movies some are after movies all are original footage.With a camera mounted on a trolley car enjoy the ride!
1906 SF Damage after the earthquake. Movie
1906 SF Damage right after still has smoke very good movie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oubsaFBUcTc This says it is four days before the earthquake but I think it may have the wrong date but a full line of the trolley anyway. IF you look even at the hats the ladies are wearing in 1906 they are not quite as flamboyant as the ones in this which were much closer to 1910. Tom Hull WRHS '61 also found some cars that were circa 1909. There are several dates with this same movie some 4 days before earthquake one 1905 etc.. anyway this one goes all the way down to the terminal and turns around same one as the shorter one only not as many glitches in it and starts further up the line and goes all the down and turns around.
It is my hope you will enjoy this web site and tell others about it. Whenever you see WRHS it means they graduated from Woodston Rural High School and the year they graduated is by that
When Woodston had a high school the mascot was a Coyote pronounced "ki (long i) Oat" Not the newer way of "ki (long i) OaTEE" The school colors were Purple and Gold.. so now you know why the colors and the purple and gold with the
W with the word Coyotes I am using for the WFP.