Thursday, July 22, 2021

Charles Craig Justice-Obituary


  Charles Craig Justice passed away Friday, June 11, 2021 after a long illness in St. Cloud, Fla. He and his wife, Penny, had resided there for the last several years. 

  Charlie was born April 22, 1945 and raised in Cadillac, Mi. He graduated from Cadillac High School.  He joined the Air force shortly after graduation during the Vietnam Draft. Charlie was a career Air Force veteran.  He served 22 years of active duty and was stationed all over the world. While in active duty, he also served as the Air Force recruiter for the greater Wexford County area of Michigan from 1981-85. He retired from active duty in 1989 and then worked for many years at Meryl's Auto supply in Cadillac.  He then retired to move with his wife  downstate to live near the grandchildren.  After moving to the Lapeer County area, Charlie worked for NAPA Auto Supply of Capac and Almont for many more years. During his tenure in the area he was very active in his church, especially with youth programming. Eventually Charlie retired once again to move with his wife  further south to enjoy the weather and be with yet another set of grandchildren. There he worked for a few years again in an auto supply environment in the St. Cloud, Fla area and was also involved in church activities.

  Charlie will always be remembered as the big guy with the big heart.  He was always an advocate for children and his children,  grandchildren and now great grandchildren remember him as the BEST ever! He truly loved people and he loved life.

  Charlie is survived by his wife Penny, his children Cyndy Kalinowski (Matt), Kerry Lirones (Monty), Dan Ide (Lisa) and Tammy McComber (Ken), 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. There are also several step grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

  A memorial service is planned for Saturday, August 28, 2021 in Imlay City, Mi.  Please contact Cyndy Kalinowski at 810-724-2912 for further details.

Condolences may be sent to: Penny Justice c/o Cyndy Kalinowski 960 Brown City Rd, Imlay City, Mi 48444. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

This Is What Happens When Boys Play With Danger!

This post needs no further clarification.  Have a great day everyone!😀

Monday, October 1, 2018

Life in The Fast Lane

  I inherited an Eagles greatest hits CD when Merry and Sr. bought a family trickster  to cart the baby and baby junk around.  It had gotten left in the cd player.  "Life in the Fast Lane" was released when I was still a very young girl and I don't remember being really emotionally attached to the song.  I did have an Eagles album but I was a little older when I got it.  Anyway, while listening to this cd in the car I have gotten to know the words quite well.  It seems to be the perfect song for a certain group of people I know. 😉


Life in the Fast Lane

He was a hard-headed man
He was brutally handsome,
And she was terminally pretty
She held him up, and he held her for ransom in the heart
Of the cold, cold city
He had a nasty reputation as a cruel dude
They said he was ruthless, they said he was crude
They had one thing in common, they were good in bed
She'd say, 'Faster, faster. The lights are turnin' red."
Life in the fast lane
Surely make you lose your mind
Life in the fast lane
Eager for action and hot for the game
The coming attraction, the drop of a name
They knew all the right people
They took all the right pills
They threw outrageous parties, they paid heavenly bills
There were lines on the mirror
Lines on her face
She pretended not to notice
She was caught up in the race
Out every evening
Until it was light
He was too tired to make it
She was too tired to fight about it
Life in the fast lane
Surely make you lose your mind
Life in the fast lane, yeah
Life in the fast lane
Everything all the time
Life in the fast lane, uh huh
Blowin' and burnin', blinded by thirst
They didn't see the stop sign,
Took a turn for the worse
She said, "Listen, baby.
You can hear the engine ring.
We've been up and down this highway
I haven't seen a goddam thing."
He said, "Call the doctor. I think I'm gonna crash."
"The doctor say he's comin', but you gotta pay him cash."
They went rushin' down that freeway,
Messed around and got lost
They didn't care they were just dyin' to get off and it was
Life in the fast lane
Surely make you lose your mind
Life in the fast lane, uh huh
Life in the fast lane
Everything all the time
Life in the fast lane, uh huh
Life in the fast lane
Life in the fast lane
Songwriters: Don Henley,Glenn Frey,Joe Walsh
© Universal Music Publishing Group,Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
For non-commercial use only.
Data from: LyricFind   

Rainy Day Chores

 I usually do not get involved with arguing with Mother Nature about the weather because I enjoy being outside and Michigan really does have pretty nice weather, BUT trying to deal with chores in this stuff gets pretty rough.  This year is especially bad because there are no square bails to be found.  That means I have to run the tractor every day and I have to wrangle the big round bails to get the hay off to control the feeding.  I look pretty much like a muddy drowned rat after each feeding.  The horses hate being cooped up for more than a day but if it isn't sunny by tomorrow, things will be so slippery they will slide all over the place if I do put them out.  So....what's a farm girl to do?  Pray for sun!  Otherwise our hopes for a nice fall will be quickly ruined by MUD season.

Sunday, September 30, 2018


  Love is one of the most complicated and yet simple words we humans have. Since the beginning of time wars have been started, murders have committed and countless other heinous acts have been carried out all because of LOVE that was unresolved and it became twisted into a negative passion, selfishness or hate.  At the same time, a simple glance to an emotionally wounded person, opening the door for a person who is handicapped and smiling and saying hi to a stranger are all deep acts of love.
  Obviously I am not talking about "Hey Baby" kind of love.  (Remember I have peeps of all ages reading.) I am talking about the deep love that cries out from  the soul that EVERY human yearns and deserves.
  That is why a person can feel another's crisis across many miles or even continents.  That is why a person can feel when another is close by emotionally.
  When circumstances force things to become unresolved in an emotional relationship, no matter how simple or short or long or complicated, it can tear the soul apart with an anguish that just won't leave no matter how hard you try to run from it.
  I personally see Earth as a sort of boot camp.  I have also seen Hell on Earth so I KNOW we have lessons we have to learn here. I believe very strongly that if things can't be resolved between 2 parties on Earth, it has to bee resolved  upstairs and if it can't be resolved upstairs, there probably has to another try here on Earth again.  Yes, I am a strong Catholic, but I have seen enough that I really do believe in reincarnation.
  So, when appropriate, sometimes it can be many, many years later, it is best to resolve things. Some circumstances dictate for all kinds of safety that the peace can only be in your heart. The New Testament is full of  advice on forgiveness.  I don't have time to look for the scriptures  at the moment-maybe later.
  This is Christ's message of Love.  He isn't saying "Continue to walk on me and beat me up" he is saying "Find a way to make peace so you don't stay stuck".   Have a great day everyone!

The family has grown and grown!

 This is Merry and her beautiful family.  Make no mistake about who the most favorite man in my life is!😉
Matt, Jeni, her husband and me

 Well my first attempt at a real post since 2012 is going pretty well.  High speed helps and the insert picture part is simpler. Anyway, the pictures say it all.  One daughter moved to Texas. (2012) One daughter got married (2013) Grandson born (2017) Second daughter got married (2018)  In between and during all this we had 4 exchange students, expanded horse camp and continued working with all the "Just Dance" kids.
  Unfortunately no more trips to Africa.  There is a lot of danger-between Isis and the germs that our bodies just can't fight well, and the expense.   So for now we just correspond with and sponsor Rakieta and her gang.  I'll write more on that later. Well time to post this to see how it looks.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Long Time No Post!

  Well, hello everyone!  Long time no post.  A lot has happened since I last wrote 6 years ago so I will update slowly and in an organized fashion.  I will just say this.  The last 6 years are a blur.  I was always afraid that I would be lonely once the kids were grown, BUT that just did not happen.  Instead my family grew and I long for loneliness now and then.😊  I've been thinking of writing again for several months but I am just now finding the time.  I had to dust the cobwebs out of my memory to see if I could remember my username and password.  Luckily my memory did not fail me. Well, that is enough for today as I have several things I have to relearn as it has been so long since I was on.