Plans: wifey, work 8hrs.
Henry E. Reimer (1898-1967)
Birth 15 May 1898 in Medford, Grant County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 26 Mar 1967 in Hesston, Harvey County, Kansas, United States
*Married 2 June 1920
Maria Hildebrand (1894-72)
Birth 30 Dec 1894 in Marion County, Ks, USA
Death 22 Jul 1972 in Newton, Harvey County, KS, USA
Gravesites @ Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, Goessel, Ks
I honor you this day, and I honor every bit of you that resides in me. I’m grateful for the strong German heritage you’ve provided. I look forward with eager anticipation to the great family reunion on the other side. I offer you my undying love, honor, respect, and gratitude.
Elder Rune Summons:
Born of fire, born of ice
Life is lived at such a price
Elder Runes in your way
Advise the mortal man today
Elder Rune: Inguz: Ing-Fro, the god of Ar; prosperity, abundance, sexuality and fridu, gestation, the womb and the tomb, fertility, fruitfulness, peace and plenty, internal growth, personal development, solitude, well-being, nature wisdom, process/manifestation of creativity; wholesome, healthy sexuality, sacrifice for the positive, potential, completion of one stage and progressing to the next, internal/spiritual growth, enhancing male energy.
Armanen Rune Summons:
Born of fire, born of ice
Life is lived at such a price
Armanen Runes in your way
Advise the Spirit man today
Armanen Rune: Tyr:
A twelfth one I sing, when I see through the brush
The hanged one swinging from the hemp;
He climbs down from the trunk, must tell me his tale
When I carve the Runes right.
Rebirth, renewal, rising from the ashes, excitation, revelation, mysteries revealed, sacrifice, rebirth of the Sun god, fertility and/or destruction, generation, power, success, wisdom, duties fulfilled, art of concealment and hiding, rebirth into the light - life of the soul, the power to make situations turn completely around, spiritual understanding, the power of regeneration, warrior strength, justice, balance, personal sacrifice of the father, resurrection/reincarnation/born again; “Do not fear anything, even dying cannot kill you. Better to die than to be dead alive” (Gorsleben).
“Fear not death - it cannot kill you (List, 58).
Interpretation: Fertility (Inguz) brings rebirth (Tyr).
1st check on all fur-kids.
Outcome: just shy of 7hrs of sleep with one wake up.
Two open-face breakfast sandwiches + a banana.
Message sent to VA, concerned over blood pressure for the last two weeks:
Lily has taken to hiding under the bed. My wife says Lily cuddles with her at night. I just SUCKED I had to be the bad guy early in Lily’s life here:
I’M the one who had to cage her for her own protection.
I’M the one who had to take her to the Veterinary to be poked and prodded.
I’M the one who had to give her medication.
I’M the one who had to take her BACK to the Veterinary for shots.
Yeah, in Lily’s mind I probably am the bad guy.
*conversation with wifey: come to find out she accidently kicked Lily when she was under the bed. Wifey pulled her up to place Lily on the bed, then encouraged her to come up for huggles.
*complete disclosure: Lilly DID come up into my recliner after work.
*hiding under the bed must be a security thing.
Toby and I out for a perfektly behaved, late morning, 30min walk.
*very cool, cloudy/slight fog, west breeze.
*trip out to a neighbor to drop off treats for Toby. She started it then stopped, but Toby kept expecting it, so I’ve opted to leave treats for her to give Toby.
Leftover homemade stew + whole wheat bread with butter + garden salad.
I was thinking of this today. Three years ago; “Here is how I personalized “The Heathen Psyche” by Erik Goodwyn, top of page 102: “The arrogant, unforgiving, Methodist Minister brother of mine, cannot be erased from the family line. But his failure belongs to him, not me. He remains dominated by the Grendels and the sea wolves and consumed by them. He has failed in his struggle and I am the collateral damage. He is the Hrothgars, and I still have an inner Hrothgar as well. But I can be the Beowulf to that Hrothgar. Like Beowulf, I have the right to condemn him for his failure with Grendel. But I must also back that up with deeds that redeem me before my ancestors and my glorious family line that came from the beginning of time. Grendels cannot destroy my lineage, but they can plague my family for generations unless I decide to change it. With the wrong I have done to my brother, and his failure to accept my repeated peace offerings, he has thwarted the opportunity to redeem our beleaguered heritage to the here and now. Like Beowulf, I have heard the call to action, and rose to the occasion. I have faced the Grendel before me, and in so doing, I have restored my personal dignity and my heritage from this point on. By doing so, I have changed the story of my family, and the atrocity I have caused, like the 12 years of suffering under Hrothgar, the darkest chapter before the final triumph. Within me, that past will weep as Hrothgar does when Beowulf ascends to become King himself, but he will remain dishonored for what he was...A FAILURE...but a part of me deserves compassion. This is not easy. But I AM HEATHEN, responsible for MY actions, not the failure of others.”
Still holds true today. This book lifted decades of guilt and shame off my shoulders. It has been replaced with continuous joy and contentment! This healing has stood the test of time.
I no sooner get into work and started inquiring why the bag press locked up yesterday. It was a small piece of rubber, guesstimation probably 1 ½” x 4” x 1/8” that was left in an odd place. I found it to be amazing that something that can fit in the palm of my hand could lock-up that massive machine.
*the rest of the shift actually kept me busy right up to the time to go home.
*my left foot/toes is fucked and I blame it on the safety shoes I am mandated to wear. Both the Super and Lead know of my plight and are sympathetic. I will not wear their shoes!
Last check on all fur-kids. All fur kids are safe under warm shelter.
2am nighty night. I get to sleep with my wife.
God/dess Meditation: Ziu
Ziu, god of selflessness; of war & glory, one-handed god, sacrificial god, Sergeant at Arms at the Thing, enforcer of law & order, bravest of all gods; you chained the Fenris Wolf that threatened the worlds. We can’t do that, but we can do other things, some ordinary, others heroic. Remind us of your bravery and your sacrifice. Give us the courage and strength we need to fetter out own Fenris. Keep us mindful of our duties and help us keep our fears bound as tightly as you bound old Slaver Mouth. Thus doing, may we share in your glory by imitating you. WE GIVE YOU MOST A HEART-FELT HAIL, ZIU, as we honor the Ziu that resides in us all!
*source: combination AFA Book of Uncommon Prayers, and C.Reimer/V.Elmersson
Alaf Sal Fena!