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Ellwin Rogers: Page 2

What?

Apr 26, 11:44 AM

Mom, What lives under the Road? Mom, what happens if people don’t have eyes? Mom, what happens if people don’t have ears? Mom, what happens if people don’t have brains? Mom, what do Jack rabbits Jack (Let Ray tell you about this one)?

Well Jennifer told Jake, Worms and bugs live under the road, if you don’t have eyes, you can’t see, etc. Well what if people don’t have brains, “it is complicated – you are probably dead”. – Well I like my daughter think that is a complicated question – as many people don’t use their brains – so then does it really doesn’t matter if they don’t have a brain. Or if you don’t have a brain can you lead a good life, I know of a little girl born with only a brain stem and she lives with a beautiful family and has a beautiful room and gets all the love she could ask for… I am not sure I would call her lucky . . . but she is to have so many love and care for her. I wish I could get to know her.

Well we have a lot of things happen to us in this life and many of them are not so nice. I am grateful that God loves us and our families so much. If you could just write a story and publish 1 story about yourself every year – we would have a great family history at the end of every year to pass on to all our descendants. Dad (Ray) I would expect 1 every other month at the very least. :) :) Dorian, I would like to hear your story in your own words. Brandon we would like to hear about your family and your military endeavors, Troy – I appreciate your blog. It makes me laugh when I am feeling down. I don’t quite know how to even explain it. Your family reminds me of when you were growing up and I was living with you. Jodi and Shawna- I realize our family lives in a musical and it is truly entertaining to receive phone calls about the ammendments of the US and which one was which. Tony and Trish – I would just like to have the new site you have – so I can hook it up. All of Virgil’s family, I know you couldn’t lead really boring lives. My heavens Virgil cut my dad’s hair while he was sleeping – that had rub off on at least 2 or 3 of you. Terry – Give me a break – you and Pat – I am sure just sit back and laugh at the rest of us – I would love some stories. Kay – Those minor inconveniences in life – we could all use a laugh from your perspective. Dan – I remember firecrackers, bebe guns, pop bottle rockets and oh my gosh – your kids can’t have given you a run for your money – nope not your family. We are just hoping they are more like their mother. Monte – I live with in 5 miles of you and most of the time never hear anything – you have been to where on your mission, your kids are doing ?what? and we would like to hear just how your life is treating you. Fred, Fred, Fred . . . there are more stories here than welllllllll we may ever have time for. Lorie Ann, do you remember playing cowboys, your dad showing us baby kitties, and what about your family, I know you are older than dirt – Ok I am older than dirt and you are older than your husband :):) – there is a lot of stories we just are not getting.
Then all my dear sweet brothers, sisters & cousins, friends, great(relatives) – I know there is not one of us that ever got to be perfect – look who we had for parents – there was just no chance….. I know I am the closest I realize that and I will have to live with that… :) :) I did get the good looks and brains too. If any one would would like to share stories – please do – I don’t want them lost forever. Well maybe one or 2 should stay a little under wraps –
Wendy and Lisa I would like to hear of some of your struggles and successes. Neil and Eric and the rest (including spouses) – I don’t know you very well at all. You are amazing people with amazing stories. Everyone has a story. Terry – I don’t know you and Pats kids very well – but wow – it would be great to hear. Anna and Grant – you have had some amazing things in your lives – please share – I do talk to your mom – but I would like to hear from you. Chris, Jeff, Kendall, and ? see I how bad I am with names – I am racking my brain – Oh my gosh – I would just love to hear about the things you have learned and any stories on uncle Dan would be much appreciated – also your mom. Justin, and I have just got a brain fart and lost all names for all my younger cousins, please don’t be offended – just send me a story with your name and birthday and any thing I can hold as blackmail :) :) over your parents :):) no blackmail – I promise – but I would really love to hear all about you and all about your families. I want to learn about you.

I wasn’t there – but I hear KOA doesn’t like Rogers family reunions – we need more details so we don’t forget that one. I am working on many things trying to get some Histories available. Find a picture and just write – hours sometimes fly by.
Grandpa Ellwin and Grandma LuRay would really love this collection.

Tamera Roper

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Happy Birthday

Apr 5, 09:46 PM

to Noah, Blair, Colby, Jakob, Brian and David this month. I hope this next year brings you the desires of your heart.

I would really like to see what others are doing… Please let us know what you are doing or send an email to us and we can get you a user name and password.

Please write, I would like you to know this does cost me only a small amount and I don’t mind paying for it, but I would like to see it used. I can tell people are reading it, but I would really like to have people write. If you have your own blog or web page, I will hook it to this one (like Troy’s) so that you only have to do one. Troy – I appreciate your families web page. Even tho I don’t get to talk with you guys very often, I feel I am still a part of your family.

Just to let you know – Ross is leaving for Kuwait this month. I will post an address as soon as we get one or post monthly here. It will help his morale while he is over there. I have not heard if Brandon ever got home or how he is doing – please let us know.

Remember: When you visited Grandpa Ellwin and every time you visited – “Would you like some ice-cream?” Sure! “What kind would you like?” – You always had a choice.
—- My favorite is still vanilla.—- He said to me – “Are you sure, there are hundreds of flavors, you should at least try them all” So I every now and then try a new flavor. Grandpa told me, “You never know if it is your favorite if you haven’t tried them all.” So eventually I will have them all tried, you never know – vanilla may not be my favorite. :-)

Family news: Jessica had her wisdom teeth all pulled last month and is doing better.

Maia Rose rolled over at 6 weeks and Jacob wrote Grandma Tammy a letter that said that one of his favorite foods was tacos, spaghetti, Cheetos, and ice-cream. Grandma will be stocking all of those yummy foods in her refrigerator. Of course there will be cookies in the cookie jar, carrot sticks in the fridge, pudding in cupboard and candy on Blaire’s desk. We hope we will get to see them this summer around his birthday. By the way Jacobs mom is his friend and his dad is his bestest friend. So they must be awesome parents. We sure miss them.

Dad fell about a month ago and hit his head – we were pretty worried, I guess it is pretty hard – because he saw stars and still drove him self to the doctor. Mom got to visit James and Amy last week or so. They stopped by here – it was great to see her.
LOVE YOU ALL!

Tamera Roper

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Family Reunion 2009

Mar 12, 10:02 PM

Terry and Pat are in charge this year. It is July 23, 24, 25, 26 – Remember the Auction & probably up at High 5 at Carey. Remember to save your pennies and bring your auction items. It will be fun as always. Please RSVP as soon as possible.

Tamera Roper

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Christmas 2008

Dec 24, 02:22 PM

Well here it is Christmas Eve day and there is about 8 inches of snow out on the lawn. The shopping is done, presents sent, and I the thing I miss the most is being with family. Sometimes we just can’t be with those we love. I want to tell you all that I love you and miss you. I hope the Christmas spirit has found its way into your heart.

Remember the five simple rules to be happy:
1. Free your heart from hatred.
2. Free your mind from worries.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less.

I think if we practice the simple things that God can speak to our heart more easily. I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. I miss both of my Grandfathers alot, but I know they are with their spouses. I know they are with their children and grandchildren that have passed on. I know that they would say “I wish you enough’. They would say “I Love you”. Blair posted a family picture. I hope this holiday season brings you peace and joy. Thank you dad for sharing your thoughts. I am so grateful you are doing this. Our children and grandchildren are enjoying it immensely. I hope my parents enjoy the gifts from their children this year. :) :) We surprised you again – I hope.
I appreciate Troy’s family, Jennifer’s family, Tony’s family sites. It is good to learn about their fun families. I hope that you all can contribute.
Ross-my son, will be going to the middle east in a couple of months. Brandon Rogers – Freds son, also is in the military – I am hoping that we can help them and their families stay in touch with the rest of the family in their service to our country. There are several other cousins in the military also and I hope they all know how much we love them and God loves them. I hope they all find peace in their hearts and homes while they are away and hopefully they will be together soon.
Everyone has a story – everyone. There are things we can learn from all of you. Please help us understand our family by sharing the things you know about the family. It would be a tribute to our grandparents and parents.

I have a goal for next year to do some family history – I would like to as the next year progresses, get family members to email me any genealogy/pictures/stories they might have. I am trying to put some things together – so that it will be accessible to all the family (using a password). I would hope that all of you could share – you all must have a favorite grandparent story, a favorite uncle story, and/or a favorite parent story. I know they are out there. Please Help!
I love you all and miss you all. Love ME

Tamera Roper

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Old Harv

Dec 9, 01:23 PM

This one is short but it illustrates the mindset of some of the people I grew up knowing,

Old Harvey was another old timer who had raised a family on a hard scrabble farm. If it hadn’t been for his hunting ability and his old bolt action rifle there would have been times when his family would have had to go hungry. I was sitting on Harv’s porch one day when the sheriff and the game warden showed up with a warrant to search his house and seize his old rifle. A couple of weeks before Harv had been caught with an out of season deer. He had been fined and an order to forfeit his rifle had been issued. Harv just got up and went in to the house and came back out with the rifle but the bolt was gone. The sheriff looked at the rifle then up at Harv. “Where’s the bolt Harv? You know this rifle isn’t worth anything without the bolt”. Harv looked strait at the sheriff. “I lost it the day I shot that deer” “I don’t believe you Harv You’re not that careless. We’re going to have to search the house”. Harv shrugged his shoulders and stepped aside and let them in. A through search of the house, barn, pickup truck, and just about every other place on the farm that a bolt could be failed to turn up the missing bolt. Three weeks later at a sheriff’s auction Harv’s old rifle sold for a mere two dollars. The buyer was Harv. Two days later the sheriff came to harv’s house with another search warrant. He found the old rifle sitting in the closet but there was no bolt in it. Three years later Harv sold the farm and moved to Oregon. After we had helped him load the truck Harv and his wife stayed the night with us before leaving the next morning. We were sitting around, after supper, talking and I ask Harv what he had done with the bolt to his old rifle. He smiled and reached into his pocket and pulled the bolt out of his pocket. He had carried that bolt in his pocket for three years. His only comment was “The only way they were going to get that bolt was over my dead body”.

Ray Rogers

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