Tag Archives: hurricanes

FMM Peril On the Sea

“The human body has limitations. The human spirit is boundless.” ~ Dean Karnazes. When you spend your childhood in the church, there are certain hymns that take you way back.  When you spend your childhood in a Jamaican church, you can add the choruses of the Ira D. Sankey clothback book to that mix.  If, […]

FMM 9 22 17 Dry Wit

“Everything is funny, as long as it’s happening to somebody else.”~ Will Rogers. My father had a strange sense of humor.  His jokes would often be met with a split second of silence, before the audience, whether in church, the classroom, or the huge assembly hall where as chaplain he would lead morning devotions each […]

FMM 9 15 17 Stripped Bare

“Good timber does not grow with ease. The stronger the wind the stronger the trees.” ~ Thomas S. Monson.  I traveled to Jamaica with my family in 1963, sailing on the SS Ascania.  Our journey was extended by several days, as we had to observe protocol, and allow a killer to exit the Caribbean before […]

FMM 9 2 16 Best Laid Plans

“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.”~Lao Tzu. I have always been a cautious, careful kind of a person.  There were several reasons why I didn’t care much for horoscopes and astrology when I was young.  One of them was because of the description of a Capricorn: practical, serious, […]