Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Weather -1975-

10/22/2009 5:42:20 AM

Sally & I have learned to have a deep respect for the weather.

The year was 1975, around Jan-Feb I believe. We were planning to make a trip to visit brother Dale in Mason City IA, some 400 + miles north of Topeka KS.

We leave without checking any weather info. There’s no need, the weather was cloudy with no precipitation in the air. We get as far a Hiawatha KS corner by Sabetha KS and the weather is starting to spit snow.

NO BIG DEAL, this farm boy from SD is invincible. AFTER All, no amount of weather will deter me from my appointed task, to visit my brother.

We continue north through Auburn and Nebraska City NE and the weather continues to deteriorate. But no amount of weather or anything will stop this stubborn NorVegun from his appointed mission.

We follow a truck on I-29 on the way to Council Bluffs IA and I then decide to turn around near Percival IA. We were in a white out.

I proceed to stop at a gas station in Nebraska City and purchase some chains. After all, this idiot, me, has a mission.

We head on south on state Highway 75 back home. The white out conditions are deplorable. I’m driving with my head out the window as the windshield wipers are of no use. I see oncoming vehicles coming at us in the nick of time and attempt to move over. I have no idea where the centerline is located. The shelterbelts were the worst.

Mark, 9 months, was sleeping in the car seat in the rear.
Sally, my spouse of then 5 + years was crying.
John, then 5, was enjoying the adventure.

We get as far as Auburn KS and stop at the palmer House Motel. There are two small rooms left in the basement. About that time, another stranded person asks for a room. We give the 8 x 11 room to this stranded traveler. The four of us spent the night, John & Mark slept on the floor. Sally was relieved I finally came to my senses.

The next morning was a beautiful sunny morning! The snow was fresh and it was absolutely stunning.

I’ll write more later.

Time to close this down. We’re to leave for Denver today. The weather held us back for a day.

Signing off,


Tuesday, October 20, 2009


10/20/2009 4:59:35 AM

This is so sad, but true If a conservative doesn't like guns, he doesn`t buy one. If a liberal doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed. If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn`t eat meat. If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone. If a conservative sees a foreign threat, he thinks about how to defeat his enemy. A liberal wonders how to surrender gracefully and still look good. If a conservative is homosexual, he quietly leads his life. If a liberal is homosexual, he demands legislated respect. If a black man or Hispanic are conservative, they see themselves as independently successful. Their liberal counterparts see themselves as victims in need of government protection. If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation. A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him. If a conservative doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels. Liberals demand that those they don't like be shut down. If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church. A liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced. (Unless it's a foreign religion, of course!) If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it. A liberal demands that the rest of us pay for his. If a conservative slips and falls in a store, he gets up, laughs and is embarrassed. If a liberal slips and falls, he grabs his neck, moans like he's in labor and then sues. If a conservative reads this, he'll forward it so his friends can have a good laugh. A liberal will delete it because he's "offended".


Monday, October 19, 2009

Topeka KS (city gov-t)

10/19/2009 4:40:44 AM

Our Topeka KS city government is in a flux and I have an idea on how to make it run more efficiently.

We should make some major changes. Here’s our current annual salary structure

City Manager - $137,500
Mayor - 20,000
City council (9) 90,000

Totaling $ 247,500 in Salaries alone

For my services I’ll only charge $2,500 for my advice. This will make it a nice round even number to work with, totaling $250,00 in city payroll.

Remember, these city government servants are to be paying attention to us taxpayer citizens. We are your bosses in the final analysis.

Here’s my projected future salary redistribution of wealth, as our current president likes to call it.

City manager $35,714.28
Mayors (2) $35,714.28
City council (4) $35,714.28
TOTAL $250,000

With our federal deficit in the trillions, I’ll not quibble about the math.

Currently our Topeka KS city government is divided up into nine districts, with elections every four years. In 2010 the even #’s will be up for election. That would be a district 2,4,6 & 8. We just had an odd # year election with my district #7, Robert Archer winning by one vote. Thanks to Sally for showing up to vote. HA

With the above fore-mentioned election process explained, here’s my idea.

We will start by re-districting our great city into quadrants making it four districts. The north/south quadrant would be Topeka Ave. The east/west quadrant would be the Kansas River. The Topeka Ave. Bridge would be ground zero so to speak. We could have another ribbon cutting efficiency ceremony from this bridge.

In 2010’s election, the even # districts 2,4,6,8 would be only 2 and 4. There will no longer be a district 6 & 8.

In 2011’s election, the odd # districts, 1,3,5,7,9 would be only 1 and 3. There will no longer be a district 5,7,9.

I think I got these election processes correct, I could be wrong.

The city manager’s position would be up for bid AFTER the 2011’s election with the new salary.

The two mayors would also be up for election when the current mayors term is expiring.

The mayor(s) would have all the voting rights as the newly formed city council in making all these decisions. He/she would be responsible to conduct the Tues. night meetings.

The co-mayor will also be able to function as a backup on Tuesday night.

This former mayoral candidate would be willing to perform this necessary function, but would rather just kiss babies (with mother’s permission of course) and cut ribbons.

I visualize in the next mayoral election the names for mayor could be BUNTEN/HOLTER

We would make this newly formed government run more efficiently, in my opinion.

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Mom's 1st Social Security Check

10/16/2009 7:50:35 AM

Hi everyone ..

There was joy in our household. Just this week C.C opened a letter & she let out a squeal.

Oh, she hollered & cut up something terrible & danced a little jig.

She got her first social security check & it looked pretty big.

The first thing she does goes strutting around &
Puts on her blouse & a long gown.

Man if this stuff keeps up
I’ll know not hat to do

She acted like a kid,
Held the check in view.

Has already made appointments to fix her hair
Blooming out already looking quite fair.

I’ll be able to live with her I don’t know quite how
I’ll take the back seat & sit very low .. ha

Dec 1975
From Grampa Adolph


Thursday, October 15, 2009

My Family

10/15/2009 4:58:16 AM

A few years ago I read a book called “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus”, the author slips my mind at the moment.

In the book, the author describes the difference between men and women.

Well, this book describes Sally & I to a “T”. I’m the dude from Mars and my beloved Sally is my “Venus (in blue jeans)”. Isn’t that a song?

Why am I writing about a book?

Today I’m having my first in a long time visit with my #1 John and his younger brother. We’re going to have a father/son luncheon together.

My Venus wife has been crying as of late. She wants us to be a family again. So do I.

Later tonight, we are having another states rights committee meeting. I’m on the brochure committee. We’ll meet at another undisclosed location.

Wish us well

God Bless,


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My Family

10/14/2009 5:16:38 AM

The word “family” is a powerful word.

My family is my wife Sally. We have two sons, John & Mark. John married Kim in 2005. They have one child, Madeline.

Our church family is at OSLC here in Topeka, KS. Our pastor has resigned after two short years in the ministry. I understand that there’s a pool of interim pastors listed in the available for work. I attend church at OSLC to sing with our church family. The decisions to hire another pastor will be done by someone other than me. But I do have an opinion about the

Our mutual friends are also our family. The names that come to mind are also our church family. I’ll not mention any names.

Our political family is another adjective. Our political world is turned upside down. I consider myself a fiscal conservative. My heroes in the political world are people like Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Ronald Reagen, and the media of FOX. Of course I pay attention to the left wing media, being CBS, NBC, PBS and all those liberal biased outlets.

I am what I am.

Now if you’ll all excuse me, I’ve got some family matters to attend to.


Tuesday, October 13, 2009


10/13/2009 5:54:05 AM

There .. I said it!

Does that make me a homophobe, sexist, racist, radical, gun toting, bible toting, tea bagger?


Take that all you bleeding heart liberals!

You know who you are!

Guess I’ll post this to our web.


Martha Towner

Dear friends,

Jim and I are leaving shortly on a missions trip to Costa Rica. Jim will be contacting some Bible schools there concerning the DVD and online school he is working on. We will also be visiting dear friends, Mike and Noribette Day who work tirelessly with AWANA, directing and training leaders for that great work among children. I asked what they would like us to bring and they request special vitamins which have helped their daughter with her migraines. Would you like to participate in this cause? I will include three of their recent news letters at the bottom of this e mail so you can see what they are doing. You can make out checks to "CrossRoads Church" with "To Every Nation" in the memo line and include a separate note saying it is for the Costa Rica mission.

CrossRoads Church
3835 W. Old Shakopee Rd. Ste. 300-190
Bloomington, MN, 55431

Mike and Noribette also ask for prayer for another matter. While they have had tremendous success in the nation with AWANA, they live near a Catholic pilgrimage destination, (an apparition of Mary) and neither the missionaries before them nor they have seen a single person in that immediate area become a born again believer in Jesus Christ. There is such strong rejection of them that if they go to a neighbor's house, as they leave the neighbor will try to "cleanse" the house sprinkling "holy" water on anything they may have come in contact with. They believe this is a spiritual battle and hope that when we come to intercede with them that the Lord will give a victory and a breakthrough in that area, and people will respond to the Gospel.

Thank you for taking time to consider these requests for help in prayer and finances.

Martha and Jim Towner

Begin forwarded message:

Date: August 25, 2009 11:12:55 AM CDT
Subject: Dayly e-news update

Hello again from Costa Rica!

It has been quite a while since our last update, so please forgive this lapse. We had a great time in the States, and are grateful for those of you we were able to see.

A couple of days after we got back to Costa Rica, we trained 21 new leaders at the children's home, named Roblealto. As I mentioned in our previous letter, this home cares for around 80 kids that live with foster parents on the property. This is an important ministry, and we look forward to seeing how God uses Awana to work in these young lives.

A few weeks ago we trained two people in Grano de Oro to manage the Cubbies program, which is for the five and six year olds. Please pray that they can get this program off the ground, as starting is always the hardest.

I was asked to help coordinate a short-term team recently, where I handled all of the pre-trip logistics. The team built a foot bridge that crossed a deep gully. A young girl had fallen off the existing bridge (she survived), so they wanted to make something safer. They did a great job and the people are very happy. Attached is a picture of the old bridge.

This last Saturday we trained 23 new leaders to work with the Cubbies program (Casa Vida picture). On September 5th we are scheduled to train about 20 other leaders for the main Awana program, which is Sparks, Flame and Torch (grades 1-7). This is a large church, and has a lot of potential to reach their community.

We really appreciate your prayers and/or financial support!! Please continue to pray for the children, youth and families of Costa Rica.

Mike, Noribette, Rachel, Nathan, Gabriel and Joshua

Mike & Noribette Day
Apdo. 161-1350 San Sebastián
San José, Costa Rica

Hm. 506-2534-4163
Cell 506-8820-6966

Latin America Mission
P.O. Box 52-7900
Miami, FL 33152


Monday, October 12, 2009

Hateful People

10/11/2009 5:05:14 PM

II just read a blog from some hateful person. How am I supposed to answer this unknown?

10/12/2009 7:53:09 AM

OK … I’ve decided to think about the hateful reply in the above fore mentioned blog reply and think about what this hateful person wrote.

I have too much to do to be concerned about other people’s hate.

Jesus is my savior and those who choose to degenerate themselves with these hate-filled blogs are not even worth my writing time. … OK ??

Today I plan on checking on my hearse, the old ¾ ton truck. It failed to start.



Sunday, October 11, 2009

You've got the time

10/11/2009 6:41:00 AM

Faith comes by hearing, and hearing comes from the Word of God.

Last July, while I was visiting my hometown of Bruce SD, I was able to pick up a FREE CD titled “You’ve got the time”

This CD is a 40-day plan for listening to the New Testament only 28 minutes a day.

Today I plan to listen to day 12 today.

If only our political leaders would spend a few minutes daily with the bible, our world would be a whole lot better.

I plan to share this CD with our church here in Topeka KS at their next church council meeting.

Speaking of the church I attend here in Topeka KS, our church has lost it’s pastor. We’re currently in an interim position.


Thanks to Grace Lutheran Bruce SD for the CD


Saturday, October 10, 2009

Don't Tread on me (weakly/weekly)

My weakly/weekly video is titled "Don't tread on me" this Saturday.


Topeka 912 Project

10/10/2009 5:36:01 AM

The official website that I’m a member of is at:

I attended the event last night. My cap was even returned. Thanks !!

A photo of the brochure committee was downloaded also.. We’re all patriots in my book.

I noticed a bunch of us citizens against illegal immigration folks there also.

It’s time to get the word out folks.

Our FREEDOMS are slowly being eroding away.
I recommend you join good patriotic web addresses.
Stay away from the negative folks.

Today Sally & I are heading to Bonner Springs KS for a little fun & frivolity in honor of our 40th anniversity. (my one of many email addresses)


Friday, October 09, 2009


10/9/2009 5:12:38 AM

Let me start by saying to all you LOSERS .. YOU’RE NOT WORTH MY TIME .. OK?

You’re all invited to surf on over to the blog section of and merely search for my name. I’m Myron Holter and my user id is “emayormy” in our LOCAL Topeka KS paper.

You negative people who reply in a hateful way need to get a life. I read your replies to my post to Sally and we were BOTH humored. She verbally answered “They don’t even know you.”

My answer to those negative people is .. “I don’t care.”

So there you negative people.. Take that in your pipe and smoke it.

If you don’t have the courage to post your blogs with your name and town and some means of communication, your replies are of no value.

Thanks for allowing me to vent …

Post to:

OH ..

Here’s a couple more Blame Bush “issues” quoted from our future caregiver and #2 son , Mark Holter.


-cavities – (I just had a dentist appointment yesterday and we had a late luncheon together) #1 estranged son is always invited.

-weather- (It rained yesterday- Bush is suppose to control the weather, remember? Why didn’t he get do a Moses and stop the Katrina in 2005?)

mice- (Yes, we have mice – don’t we all?) Bush is responsible – In the meantime maybe I should set traps.. just don’t tell PETA

BUGS – Yes, we have bugs too – (Blame Bush of course)

Termites – (So far we have non) But if we did, I’d be sending Bush a termite bill.

BAD JOKES – (My son Mark appreciates my dry humor .. (I think) Bush is to blame for my sick humor, all in sick humor of course

GETTING HEADACHES – Bush forces me to eat all those bad food things I love – candy – pizza – sweets – ice cream – etc.


Now if you’ll all excuse me I’ve gotta get my 2nd cup of coffee.



Thursday, October 08, 2009

Blame Bush

10/8/2009 6:20:34 AM

And a Good Morning to everyone reading this. I just finished watching FOX TV with Steve Doocey interviewing Jeb Bush, George Bush’s brother.

I am going to title this blog “BLAME BUSH” for everything wrong in my life.

I am blaming Bush for the following “issues” in my life:

- the retaining wall in our backyard collapsed.
- Our pastor left after two short years at our church
- My son and his lovely wife will not allow me to see my grandchild
- My headaches/dizziness continues
- My diabetes , type 2, is still there
- Our taxes are too high
- We have the most liberal administration in the history of our country.
- Our fridge runs 24/7
- Our dog died
- Our house is a mess
- The Obama czars are crooks
- The Topeka city council voted to ban smoking
- Our reliv business is going nowhere
- Jesus died on the cross for our sins
- Hurricane Katrina in 2005
- Our milk turns sour if we don’t drink it before expiration date
- My blood sugar is high
- My blood pressure is high
- My hearse is not yet ready for me
- Obamacare is dividing our country
- 11.9 trillion debt

These are SOME of the reasons we can blame Bush. Did I miss anything?


Tuesday, October 06, 2009


10/6/2009 5:14:51 AM


And, why real men & women know HE matters

You are invited to join us in a small group styled Bible Study,
The aim of which is to discover what the Bible says about what
GOD “says” about himself.

Downtown YMCA – Petro Chapel
421 SW Van Buren
Starting October 27 – 2009


The YMCAs of past were in the forefront of interest in Bible
Knowledge, and we would hope to rekindle that interest in
our day, in a non-sectarian way.

We will start with an introductory time that sets the general direction we hope to achieve. Come prepared with your Bible and be ready to take notes and enjoy.

There will be plenty of fellowship and comadery;
Also bring any of your friends. See you there



Monday, October 05, 2009

Tea Party Salute video

Subject: Check out YouTube - AMERICA IS ME - Anthem for "We the People" by Ma...
Date: Sun, 4 Oct 2009 21:23:44 -0500

Check out YouTube - AMERICA IS ME - Anthem for "We the People" by Mack Hayes

'At the end of the video, it tells about the people that are in the video.. Rather interesting.

It is no longer about Party, it is about Liberty.

This is a beautifully made video which resonates feelings of We the
People. Please watch until the end and read the wonderful tributes to the
Forgotten Generation.

Click here: YouTube - AMERICA IS ME - Anthem for "We the People" by Mack
Hayes - Tea Party salute._




10/5/2009 6:26:32 AM

Yesterday Sally & I spent a nice quiet day at home celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary.

All the important people in our lives remembered our day together also. My 95-year-old mother, CeCe, called us. That was fun!

Our #2 son, Mark, and my baby sis, Julie, sent us a personal email.
We got some cards in the mail. Life doesn’t get any better than that!

We wished our pastor well as yesterday was her last day. There were a few tears shed. We’ll miss her! Our church’s web address is at if anyone wants to visit us. It’s much better to visit in person though. Pastor Meggan was with us only two years. Most ministers in the ELCA synod last more that that I’m sure. I might have to do a search on that stat. Her reasons for leaving were to spend more time with her family. I understand that completely. Like any other church, there’s dissention. We’ll need to turn to GOD in prayer for our church.



Sunday, October 04, 2009

Happy 40th ANNIVERSARY to us

10/4/2009 6:03:24 AM

A Happy Anniversary to you and I my love. I LOVE YOU!
We have been through a lot of ups and downs throughout our 40 years of wedded bliss. They say that marriage is an institution. I guess I’ve been institutionalized most of my life.

Are we going to celebrate? Whatever you’d like to do babe, as long as we do it together.. Ok?

Yesterday we attended a Blues & BBQ at our church. It was fun!
There were even a few biker friends dropping by for some free food.
I met a few folks and invited them to our church.

Also, yesterday our little group called Citizens Against Illegal Immigration Topeka dissolved. Paul D. , our President, turned in his resignation. My job as the event coordinator is to cancel the library-meeting place. I thanked Paul for his three plus years of serving as president.

I’ll need to update our web also.


Friday, October 02, 2009

91 committee meeting

10/2/2009 6:48:10 AM

I attended another meeting last night. This time I brought my beloved wife of many years along. We discussed states rights, which is the 10th Amendment to the constitution.

This committee is a grassroots movement from the Glenn Beck movement.
If anyone wants more info, you’ll have to catch up with me on my blogs.


Thursday, October 01, 2009


10/1/2009 6:43:06 AM

Why live anymore?

The road of life has many detours.

Just yesterday I got a reject e-file email from the IRS.

I KNOW – I KNOW, it’s after April 15th. The story of my life is one of procrastination. So now I’ll need to decipher the Turbo Tax email and correct my errors.. According to Turbo Tax, hope is not lost. They even want me to call the IRS for help – imagine that!

Now the State of Kansas wants me to show them that I’m trying to find a job. OK – I confess, I haven’t been looking hard. So I guess I’ll pound the streets.

There is indeed SOME bit of honesty in our government, especially when it comes to their expenses.

Better get busy with all these challenges.

OH – I’m not going to JUST DIE and I’m a REPUBLICAN. (This email address works too)