Thursday, July 30, 2009

My Parents Tombstone

OK .. This should be a better video explaining where I want my tombstone to be placed. GOTIT !!

ST. Petri Cemetery
Bruce SD

Right next to Adolph & CeCe Holter

Reserved for Myron & Sally Holter

the bodies are all ready paid for to be buried in Westlawn Cemetery Topeka KS

Details on our web.

Our Tombstone

My brother Ronny does not have a clue how to use a camera. Anyway, this is where I want my tombstone placed.

My parents tombstone is right next to me. I was able to make a seperate video.

WeAkly-Weekly Video

My video is a little late this week. I've been away from my Internet.

The Parade

My brother Ronny was driving the float. I was politicing. Read my previous blog.

My Bruce SD Journey

7/23/2009 9:42:04 PM


Here we are in Bruce SD.

Mark and I left around 10:00 AM from Topeka KS and arrived in Bruce around 6:30 PM

We booked it! Or should I say I booked it, Mark does not drive.

We drove right up to Delph & Leland’s and from there we went up to the ridge to eat supper.

I showed Mark what I’d like to have him do with the granary writings. We’ll see if he gets his artistry done in time to make a float.

I seriously doubt it.

But Mark enjoys art and I’m always ready for him to share his skills with anyone. He brought his designs with him and I brought my website.

So, between the two of us, we’re a team.

I’m tired and I’m going to brush my teeth and go to bed.

Tomorrow is a big day.

No Internet from this computer, so I’ll need to upload my writings when I get home.


7/24/2009 5:03:35 AM

Well, here it is my usual time in getting up.

While the coffee is brewing, I’ll write a little bit of our days journey.

We met up with Pastor Wayne at the ridge. He was counseling a young couple in their upcoming marriage I presume.

Delpha,Leland, Roger & Kay met us up there. We had a lot of laughs.

Boy, The Ridge sure has lots of business. The recession doesn’t seems to affect Bruce SD it seems.

These small towns are very resilient. The small business operators in these communities are dependent on each other, and they seems to pull together.

If only our country would be so charitable.

My goal today is to get my artist son, Mark A. Holter, some paint and some place to start his artistry. I’m thinking of moving the granary wall writings to the north end of now John & Julie’s 2nd home.

Mark has talent. He could be our next Rembrandt, or could it be our next Picasso? He likes to doodle. If I, his father, Myron D. Holter, could help him achieve his art to perhaps join an art guild in Topeka or something, I’d help out financially.

We’ll see.

Ronny & Anitra paid us a visit last night around 8 pm ‘ish. We might take a drive to Ashby MN together to visit brother Wes and his lovely wife Janet.

We’ll see what happens with that.

Anitra wanted to show me a picture of their newest great grandchild Hunter James. The child was born 7/20/2009

I am now a great-great uncle.


Here is the lineage of my five-generation family:

Cecelia M. (Bergh) Holter 11/01/1913 - mother
Ronald Eugene Holter 11/18/1938 - brother
Kevin Holter 01/1962 or 3 - nephew
Jeremy Holter __/____ - great-nephew
Hunter James Holter 07/20/2009 - great-great nephew

My sister Adelpha, should have on her computer a program called Brother’s Keeper. I loaded the program on her computer years ago. I told her that you’re to keep it current. I’ll be the web site family genealogist for years and years ago.

Our uncle Jay would be proud.

7/24/2009 5:35:25 AM


On the west side of the house are two trees. I’m going to try to move the granary writings next to the trees and have Mark do his artistry right from the corner of Walters and Washington St., which is the street address here in Bruce SD.

My brain is really ticking now!

Maybe I should slow down a little bit.

How about a 2nd cup of coffee and some reading.


There’s lots more planning!

After Mark wakens, we’ll clean up, eat up and head to Brookings to see MOM and purchase some art tools, like brushes, paint and whatever he needs to do his work.

Who knows?

Maybe Mark should have a booth somewhere?

Bruce SD is ready to do their annual Honey Days – 126th – year of existence. Last year was the biggie with a talent show and all.

This year the Honey Day celebration will be a lot less I’ve been told.

7/24/2009 5:52:31 AM


I just got off the phone with cousin Davey. He’s going to load the writings on his truck and we’re going to set up shop right here where we’re located.

I’ll merely write his progress and post them on the web.

The next step would be to set up a booth somewhere on Main Street.

Perhaps next year would be appropriate.

I’m thinking Mark could start his own business.

We could call it Mark’s artistic design – MAD - J

I’d be willing to help #2 son out in any way.

Mark has no money, so ole’ DAD will need to help him with his business.

Hopefully this business endeavor will not cost me an arm and a leg.

We’ll find out in due time, I’m sure.

Now if we just keep the Obama administration away, we’ll be OK.

7/24/2009 6:02:31 AM

So much to write about, so little time.

Cousin Davey will bring the granary wall to us and then hopefully we’ll be heading to Brookings SD to purchase the tools to do MAD’s work.

I like the NEW business name – MAD – (Mark’s Artistic Designs) J

7/24/2009 6:42:50 AM

I just got back from a walk.

For those of you not in the know, I walked to the Adee corner up the hill and back.

Guess I’ll need to take a nap.



7/24/2009 9:06:08 AM


Here we are .. some time later.

Cousin Davey brought over the two granary writings. We sat around the kitchen table discussing life.

Roger & Kay came over and we had lots of laughs.

Delpha came over too and we discussed lots of things.

Our family is wonderful!

I learned that a young boy is now in jail from doing child porn. His name is Matt Benz, the son of Mary & Dub Benz. So sad. We all need to be responsible for our actions in life. I don’t know how it all came to be, but I heard that he had child porn on his computer. I guess Matt is now at the SD state pen in Sioux Falls SD.


Unless you want to spend time in the slammer.
7/24/2009 1:22:43 PM


We just got back from our little trip to the big city of Brookings SD.

We had lunch with MOM at Greenleaf and then proceeded to shop for BIG “M”’s M.A.D (Mark’s artistic Designs) new business.

I say new business because I’m going to be the C.E.O (Chief Embezzlement Officer).

We stopped at a creative store and I paid over $30.00 in paint brushes, paint, etc. to do his artistry.

It’s a whole lot $$ to spend on a new business than opening up a McDonalds.

In fact if you wanted to start a RELIV business, I spent about the same amount of money.

Guess I’ll take a nap.


7/24/2009 3:33:22 PM


In preparation for a parade, there’s lots of preparation needed.

Mark is in the garage saving our granary writings. I just videotaped the wall and will write more about it AFTER I get home and be within our Internet bubble.

Better get back at it.


7/24/2009 5:01:50 PM

The journey continues.

I’ve been stuffing our RELIV literature and our website in Ziploc bags. Hopefully I can get ONE of my handwritten bucket list items crossed off.

It’s fun being creative!

Our son BIG “M” is having fun too.

Earlier today I stopped into Danny’s Lounge to say HI to my cousin Harold.

Harold Skovlund is an alcoholic He really looks rough! But my goal was to merely visit with him and he was laughing before I left some minutes later.

Mark was waiting in the car, so I didn’t want to stay too long.

Of course having an alcoholic attending a bar is like having the fox guard the chicken house.

Harold is the youngest son of Oscar & Mable Skovlund.

Mable is my father’s oldest sister.

They had SIXTEEN children!

Fourteen lived to adulthood.

There are only FIVE siblings left:


Harold and I attended grade school and high school together. We played sports together and Harold was a GREAT athletic in those days. It saddens me to see what alcohol can do to a person. I was NOT about to preach to my 1st cousin. I just wanted to reminisce a little.

I left him my card, but I’m sure the only way I’ll ever see him is to visit him in his space.

7/24/2009 6:00:04 PM


Things are a hoppin’

I’m busy doing my thing stuffing tootsie rolls and our web literature into a Ziploc bags.

Stopped to take a break and get some OJ and bananas at the local grocery store.

Delpha was there and she gave me a ride home, one block away.

It seems like I’m writing an hour-by-hour journey in my life.

Better get back at it.

7/24/2009 9:40:35 PM


OK.. I’ve been sleeping. Mark just awakened me. Brian Reppe came over to ask me if I’m ready for tomorrow. I said yes, I’m just a little bit dizzy for some reason.

I had a dizzy spell a while back and visited the Dr. about it. He basically gave me some more medicines to take.

So I don’t know why I get dizzy. Perhaps there’s not blood going to the head. Why is that? DUNNO Sally gets worried about me. Sometimes I get worried myself. Why? I’m getting tired at being dizzy.

I just woke up. I want to go back to bed.

Guess I’ll try to stay awake for a while


7/24/2009 9:46:54 PM

7/25/2009 5:33:02 AM


I am officially declaring my candidacy for president in

- 1992 (uffda, didn’t win)
- 1996 Not even close, didn’t win
- 2000 Try next time, never quit
- 2004 OH WELL

Omar Doop would be proud.

The baptism of my official campaign will commence four miles north, one mile east of Bruce SD off the Sioux River.

I promise NOT to undress and wander off like I did in 1949-50

The media is invited – even the liberals.


7/25/2009 5:39:40 AM

I plan to give the fore mentioned handwritten note to the speaker of the Honey Days parade that will be taking place in about four hours or less.

Give a can of RELIV to Sharon if I see her.

Continue stuffing envelopes for my “campaign”


When you get home, call your Dr. and see if you can get some explanation WHY you’re so dizzy.

7/25/2009 5:46:40 AM

7/26/2009 5:51:50 AM


Yesterday I rode in the HOLTER float.

Brother Ronny was the tractor driver.

He drove DAD’s ole’ “H” Farmall.

I believe we had Mark video tape it afterwards. As of yet I have NOT seen the video.

Mark was also able to take some photos of the parade I believe.

I’ll review all these computer functions when we get back home.

All in all it was a FUN parade.

The usual activities were there again.

I passed out my website to anyone who would take it.

Corrine Fenske (another cousin) was able to bring MOM to the festivities. Mark & I brought her back to Greenleaf.

We spent a lot of time at Julie’s. I’m suffering from arthritis and also dizzy.

UFF-DA !!!!!!!

Tomorrow the three of us are planning to drive up to visit our oldest brother & his lovely wife.

Mark has never been to Wesley’s since their new home has been built.

Today we’re to sing in the community choir a the museum.

I think I’ll ask the museum committee about eventually storing the granary writings in that area.

It’s too bad about the old Bruce High School. It should either be torched or someone with a lot of money should refurbish it. Any takers?

So I guess I’d better get busy doing something.

WAIT .. There’s nothing to do! .. except read, listen to the radio and write.!

I guess that’s not a bad thing.

Post this to my blog if/when we get back to Topeka KS.

OH another thing. I LOVE the old folks. Yesterday we sat around the table and reminisced. Mom’s neighbor was also a veteran in WW II. She told a little bit of her experiences. Listen to your elders.

I told a little bit of my military life. I love to listen more than talk.

One of the ladies had a craving for peanuts. I walked over to Hy-Vee and got her a jar. The only requirement I made is to share it with the folks. She is NOT to eat the peanuts alone.

There are lots of memories to share.

Life is GOOD.

7/26/2009 6:46:50 AM

I see that the clock is moving on.

I need to take a walk.

7/26/2009 7:23:24 AM

I’m back from my walk.

It’s getting to be a habit. I guess it’s a good habit. I walk up to the Adee corner and back. I usually have my coffee while walking and today is no exception.

Now I need to help Mark some more with the granary writings. I guess I’ll bring my radio out to the garage.

7/26/2009 7:26:05 AM

7/27/2009 4:48:11 AM

My how time just keep on flying by when you’re up here in Bruce SD.

Those of you reading this by know who I am and my roots, so to speak.

If anyone reading this would like to respond, feel free to do so.

Yesterday, BIG”M” and I did some more fun things together.

I have officially started Mark Holter in his new business.

Here’s what I’m going to make for his business card:

MAD (Mark’s Artistic Designs)
5112 ½ SW 33rd ST
Topeka KS 66614

785-220-4007 © (web)

Currently do not try to call up that address as I’ll need to be online to do so.

Mark’s cell is on our Sprint system.

All these are a tax deduction for 2009.

When I get back to Topeka, I’ll need to work on 2008.

I know – I know – April 15th is months ago.

But I’m getting money back from the IRS too.

MYRON’S WRITINGS (1957-59) ?


Peoples Initials:

M.M – (Marilyn Moose) Originally I thought that that was Marilyn Monroe, the sexpot. My hormones were about ready to be kicking in back then too.

But then I visited with Delpha and while we were reminiscing, the name Marilyn Moose came to mind.

I first met her at a bible camp in NESODAK, I think. I thought she was cute, if I remember. She probably paid attention to me too. I don’t recall the details. I do remember the name “Moose” and thought it rather unique.

I remember she lived in a small town somewhere south of us, and I was too young to drive. But I could drive a tractor. I was probably 13 or so. It’s Funny how you remember things like that. I remember daydreaming about her sitting on our front porch, wondering how I could see her again. I also wonder if she would even know who I am at the moment. I doubt it. We probably exchanged a postal letter or two. I doubt if these letters are even to be found too. Both Marilyn’s were on dream list.

J.A (John Anderson)

John Anderson is my brother-in-law.

John married my baby sis, Julie. I knew John even back in the late fifty’s. John’s brother Paul is my age. I don’t know why I placed John’s initials on my writings back then. The Anderson’s went to a different school from us. I might have a different “J.A.” in mind back then. I just don’t know. My mind is slowly going.


Oh Wait, I am perfect. I forget. J J.C told me I am. That’s Jesus Christ for those reading this.

M.H. (Myron Holter)

That’s me… enough said.

S.R. (Sharon Rust)

AHHH .. What can I write about my LOVE back then, Sharon Rust.

Sharon and I grew up together loving each other, but we were too bashful to admit it. She is the daughter of Otto & Shirley Rust and they lived off the Sioux River some three miles south of us as the crows flies.

As the River flows, the distance is some more.

I still LOVE Sharon. In fact, every year at Honey Days, I have my presidential driver stop where Sharon is located so I can give her a hug. I tell her yearly I love her. She informed me that we’ve got to quit meeting like this. (Once a year) J

I could have easily married Sharon if I weren’t so bashful about my feelings. I think she felt the same.

We attended church together, attended confirmation together and she was my classmate in high school. Sharon was also our cheerleader at sporting events.

I was immature and in love back then . What a combination.. NO?

Sharon married her high school sweetheart, Jim Steffin, and they’re currently living in Volga SD. I see them only when I get up here. We don’t communicate.

I’ll write more about my dream girl Sharon later, but first I need to get some more coffee and collect my writing thoughts.

7/27/2009 5:32:21 AM
7/27/2009 5:41:23 AM

I love to insert the date/time into this writing. It gives a timeframe and makes my journey that much more directional.

When we get back home to our home base, I plan to upload this to the web.

Here is the web address (URL):

I plan to set up BIG”M”’s web address to be the following: >

and from there Mark can blog to his heart’s content.

Mark is our Picasso son. I’ve agreed to be his Business Marketer (BM) and Mark agreed to be our caregiver someday.


R.dB (Rochelle deBoer)

Rochelle is another girl I liked. Unlike Sharon, who I loved, I just liked Rochelle. Rochelle’s father was Roger, our rural route mail carrier. Roger used to deliver our mail and I’ll always remember that family in that way.

I once dated Rochelle for a short span of time. My mother was concerned about that as she was a Catholic. Imagine that! We were just friends. Rochelle eventually married Paul Anderson some years later. I guess Paul & Rochelle are currently divorced.

Rochelle once had an event in Topeka KS and we had lunch together. Sally & I drove her around Topeka after an IHOP breakfast and I remember driving to the ritzy part of town pretending that we lived there. Rochelle didn’t fall for it.

We then shared our home with Rochelle and had lots of memories to share with each other.

I probably first wrote her initials on the wall because I was merely trying to initial the people I knew back then.

In counting the initials, I recorded 17 in toto.

Better get to writing.

MORE COFFEE: 7/27/2009 5:57:21 AM

7/27/2009 7:11:42 AM



M.M (Marion Moberg)

The initial is NOT the two Marilyn’s rather it’s my confirmation classmate Marion Moberg. It makes sense. I’m thinking that my wall writings were created in 1959.

My sister Delpha, probably wrote on her wall in 1957. so let’s assume that these writings were over a two year time frame, 1957-59.

The reason I say that is because I think we had three years of Lutheran confirmation back then. So I probably first met Marion around that time frame and hence I placed his initials “M.M” on the granary wall. That make more sense, but I still remember the two Marilyn’s back then. I also had dreams (wet?) about Bridgett Bardot back then. The testosterone hormones were just beginning to kick in back then.


When you’re living out in the country, what’s to dream about!

NO.. I was not into bestiality. I’ll write about that when I get to “D.O”

The 2nd pot of COFFEE is ready 7/27/2009 7:22:16 AM

7/27/2009 7:52:17 AM

I guess the time is slipping away.

We need to pack up and head for Estelline SD

This reminds me of a George Carlin story. L8r

Save this a write more at Brother Wesleys.

7/27/2009 7:53:46 AM

7/30/2009 4:13:53 AM


I’m back home now.

It was a fun trip and I guess I can now post this to my web.

It’s nice to be home again.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

My Journey

7/23/2009 5:38:48 AM


I’ll be away from my blogging for a few days. My hometown of Bruce SD celebrates an annual celebration called Honey Days.

I’ll bring my laptop and a few other things, like underwear, etc.

Thanks to my gal Sal for allowing me to leave.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Another Trip to Bruce SD

7/22/2009 6:05:21 AM


Yes indeed, another trip to Bruce SD is in the works!

As many of you may or may not know, I’m running for e-PREZ.

I’ve been running for e-prez for many years. 2009 is no exception. Dave Berry would be proud!

So if you’ll excuse me, I’ve gotta go find a t-shirt …


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

My Many Obituaries

Amazing how it is that throughout my life, I've written many obituaries.

Visit our web for more details.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Memory Lane

7/19/2009 7:05:00 AM


Yesterday was a little bit of memory lane day.

Sally & I attended the Mexican Fiesta last night and we ran into Patty Valdivia.

When I was working for the USPS, Patty used to be right next to me in the computer room. We haven’t seen each other for years. It was fun going over the folks who have either retired or passed away.

Today Sally is going to do a duet with another OSLC member.

I need to have my arthritic shoulder looked into! .. UFFDA

Our family room is a mess!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

WeAkly-Weekly Video Blog

7/18/2009 5:01:38 AM


I don’t have a whole lot to say this week other than to say , Sally, I love you.
And I’m glad to be married to you. Like my oldest brother Wes, I’d still propose to you again, some 40 years ago.

Last night I was sitting in the whirlpool at Sally’s Y and ran across a young lady, Sonya, with two boys, ages under ten years ago. She is a single mom getting ready to go to divorce court. She told me about all the bad stuff her X has done. He’s into violent video games and even shares these with her two boys. He’s also into Internet porn. What a loser! Makes me glad to have a stable marriage. I guess divorce court is also very expensive, I’ve been told.

So after the whirlpool visit, I gave her our card.

Good Luck Sonia, or Sonya, or whatever your first name is.

I videotaped my blog this week from my recliner. Our family room is a MESS! There’s Paper all over the place.. But I have a system, I don’t know if it’s the right system, but it’s a system. My goal is to get everything off the floor so I can vacuum, shampoo and we can live like human beings again.

We’re messys. We even have the knowledge on how to NOT be messies. All we need to do is TAKE ACTION.

Guess I’ll check on the progress of the video and post to

Love to one and all listening to this blog.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Dear Madeline

7/17/2009 5:28:32 AM

Dear Madeline:


This is your grandfather writing. I hear that you enjoy doing gymnastics. That’s GREAT!

Yesterday Sally told me that your parents take you to a gym right next to Wood Valley.

My question is:

If I were to watch you, would the Kim cops have me arrested?

Sarcastically submitted,

Your grandpa


Thursday, July 16, 2009

My TODO List

7/16/2009 4:05:46 AM


- Finish taxes – 2007-
- Write to my blog
- Organize the family room
- Pray daily
- Mail letter to the agency to find my DD214
- Check my email
- Look up good websites and post accordingly
- Make a schedule and stick to it
- Prepare to head for Bruce SD
- Weekly lunch with Mark (and John someday)
- Teach folks about RELIV (only if they’re interested)
- Update my bucket list
- Help Sally with her SS web site
- Be nice to wife daily
- Drink coffee
- Enjoy being retired
- Try to sleep later than 7:00 AM (WHY?)
- Clean house (UGH)
- Work in backyard and not have a heart attack
- Have a sense of humor
- Be the S.S.C.C. every Mon-Weds- FRI @ 10 AM
- Do my exercises daily
- Buy another year golfing @ Forbes (budget permitting)
- Organize another FPU @ OSLC
- Love my Family, even those who don’t want me in their lives.
- Try to pick up clean up and make our home look presentable for guests.

That’s about it for today. BOY, my TODO list keeps growing. Maybe I should find a job? … NAAAHHH !!

Post to:

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Kansas Koyotes

7/12/2009 6:06:11 AM


Well, it appears that our Koyotes will be playing in another championship game this year.

I wrote a check to Ralph Adams too for next year.

This is a want in our budget and it’s also a little father/son bonding.

I enjoy sitting next to the opponents watching the coaches and players various emotions. My camera battery died so I was unable to take any videos, etc. But I got a little filmed.

Guess I’ll post this to:

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Day After

7/8/2009 6:35:20 AM

Yesterday was Sally’s 62nd birthday. We (Sally, Mark & myself) went to Timberline for a BD celebration.

Yesterday was also Michael Jackson’s memorial service. Yes, I watched it on TV, along with one billion other viewers. I was mostly touched my MJ’s daughter Paris calling him “DADDY” and Brooke Shield’s testimonial.

I was able to film a surprise birthday greeting for Sally at the YMCA. I’ll make a video blog in the future

Our singing voices have been in the public as of late.

Saturday we sang in the community choir.
Sunday we sang in a quartet.
This coming Sunday Sally & I will be doing a duet.


Absent from Sally’s birthday greetings was our # 1 son

I guess he forgot.


Friday, July 3, 2009

My Weakly-Weekly video

7/3/2009 7:22:27 PM


My video has been filmed a little early this week.

My backyard is my combat zone.

The video explains it all.


3 legged success formula

Try this format

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Health REPORT & other observations

7/2/2009 5:16:32 AM

Good Morning!

Today is the first day of the rest of your life!

Try to remember that when you face your daily trials in life.

Today I’d like to write a little bit of my trials.

Let’s start with the boil on my face.

YUP, it’s still there. I’m to call the Dr. this AM to see what the culture says.

Thanks for all your email replies on that subject.

My next trial in MY life is posted on my bucket list as posted on page one of OUR homepage. The web address follows:

This web address is updated if/when I feel like it. Check it out and reply in kind if you feel like it.

Now if you’ll all excuse me, I need to get to work!


I don’t work!


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

My health report

7/1/2009 5:49:43 AM

Good Morning!

The future of our state and country is not yet lost.

Yesterday we met at the round-a-bout café , 21st and Urish.

We call our selves the 912 group. I call us the tea party folks. You can call it whatever you’d like.

I offered my computer services.

OK .. I have a boil on my face. Sally read to me from webmd and the verbage and photos describe it to a tea.


And here we are getting ready for the 4th of July.

Sally and I are going to be singing with the Grace Episcopal church folks along with other churches. Last year I had to sit in the front row. Steve, the choir director for Grace suggested that the first tenors sit in front. We have a shortage of tenors, as usual. I’ll ask him if he wants an ugly tenor in the front row.

My visit to the Drs. Office yesterday was NOT FUN!! He lanced my boil and I’m now on medication and currently trying to make it drain. I believe I took a photo of myself and posted it to my blog. Surf on over if you all feel the need. I could care less.

I offered my computer services to the folks.

We’ll see how that goes.