Coast Guard helicopter - St. Petersburg Beach, Florida

George HW Bush – Meeting his wife Barbara

“Then thou scarest me with dreams, and terrifiest me through visions: So that my soul chooseth strangling, and death rather than my life.” Job 7:14-15 KJV
One should leave it to others, and not one’s self, the job of reaping praise. I had graced the land where my feet did not feel worthy. He borrowed the family Oldsmobile because it had a radio. He wanted to be prepared in case there were long moments of uncomfortable silence. The silence was eerie. Today was so much different. It would be him who would now control almost all of the conservations.

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Zachary Taylor's original grave, Louisville, Kentucky

Zachary Taylor – His Death

“But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.” Genesis 3:3 KJV
Sometimes life hands you a cherry and sometimes someone else has eaten the good parts and you are handed the pit. It was a picture perfect day. The flowers were in bloom and their aroma was so sweet. It was a hot July 4th day in the Nation’s Capital. The President was attending a fund raising event at the Washington Monument.

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Woodrow Wilson's Sarcophagus, Washington National Cathedral, Washington DC

Woodrow Wilson – His Death

“I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.” Psalms 116:1
I must confess, even to this day, if I sing at all, it’s only in a slight whisper. With a tear in his eyes, he pulled his grandson close to him and kissed him on the forehead. He wanted to witness the twinkle in the child’s eyes because of his presence.

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Navy Memorial - Washington DC - Engineering Duty Officers

Jimmy Carter – Nuclear Accidents

“Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.” I Timothy 4:15 KJV
Luther would be forced to flee where he knew he could survive, the place where he sat on the canyon’s edge. Before he knew it there was a massive structure right in front of him. It was estimated that, even with protective clothing, each person could spend a maximum of ninety seconds of exposure.

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Burchers of Calais statue - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Abraham Lincoln – Depression

“Then thou scarest me with dreams, and terrifiest me through visions: So that my soul chooseth strangling, and death rather than my life.” Job 7:14-15 KJV
It seems he was out in the middle of nowhere. The problems and the defeats of this world were just too great for him. Everywhere he looked there was darkness.

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Snow bound truck - Winter Blizzard January 2016 - King George, Virginia

Woodrow Wilson – The League of Nations

“In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.” Psalms 56:4 KJV
It is winter here in Virginia and we are just waiting for that big snowstorm to hit. It was a sad day in Wichita, especially for him. He is always there rooting for us and He never gives up on us.

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Losing Power Ball ticket - January 13, 2016

Lyndon Johnson – The Election of 1968

“He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.”” Proverbs 6:35 KJV
8-27-34-4-19-10. When lotteries have real high jackpots you probably hear many conversations on how different someone’s life will be if they win that prize. Whatever the reason, the great dream he once claimed had become a nightmare. “Once a slave, always a slave,” is what he thought.

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Bunny with grandkids (Abby and Noah) - Pumpkin Patch, October 2011

Ulysses S Grant – His Death

“Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.” Isaiah 56:11 KJV
There was once a farmer who grew carrots. It all caught the notice of a little rabbit who happened to hop to the forest’s edge. Nabal has so many sheep. Our horseman loved a good cigar.

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Ford's Theatre - Washington DC

Abraham Lincoln – His Death

“But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.” Genesis 8:9 KJV
A father stood looking out the window. His reflection exposed the loss he was feeling. He is perhaps the most famous actor in all history. God knows us so much better than we sometimes know ourselves.

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Winter Storm February 2010 - King George, VA

Herbert Hoover – The Orphan

“For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.” Jeremiah 31:25 KJV
He held the hand of his older brother and younger sister. What would happen them? He no longer had his family. He was headed into the land of the great and scary unknown. That more than likely translates into a better life for one’s self.

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