Bob and Rosemary have impacted the lives of everyone around them and we wish to follow in their footsteps. On this page you will find quotes that people have said about them. These are letters or parts of letters written to them on their 60th Anniversary in 2001.
Long before "Big Brother" was watching you, we were watching you.
We watched as you cared for and buried your parents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
We watched as you baptized your children and their children, attended school plays, recitals, sporting events, graduations, and their weddings.
We watched as you comforted the sick, the grieving, the injured, and the dying.
We watched as you held positions in occupations you liked and disliked.
We watched you with people whose actions you liked and disliked.
We watched you as chief cook and bottle washer or clean up crew.
We watched you as heads of committees and organizations.
We watched as you mailed cards, letters, cookies, newspapers, care packages, and ham bones around the world to people who needed and appreciated your caring actions.
We watched as you lived through the memories of depression, recession, and inflation.
We watched as you survived World Wars, riots and those floods.
We watched as you endured separations, illness, broken windows, broken hearts, and broken dreams, cracked walls, drag racing arrest, and cherry bombs destroy the coal furnace.
But most of all we watched as you have shown your family, friends, and the world, how to love.
- Terry Rodgers
In these twenty years I have had some of the most memorable times with the two people I was taught to call Grandpa and Grandma. One of the first memories I have is being latched on to my Mom's leg not wanting her to leave me with these people that I had not yet come to know very well. I was scared to death to stay there, little did I know that Grandpa would be the best pancake maker ever live.
As the years went on we all got older and so did Grandpa and Grandma, and it just so happens, I always needed money. It seems too good to be true, the rate was the same fro everything from moving furniture to moving grass and it didn't matter how long I was there. Now that I think back to the manual labor days I realize I didn't deserve this, but what else do Grandparents do but spoil grandchildren.
After all the years of being around the two most caring and generous people, I realize that I couldn't ask for more in my life. They have taught me so many things about life, love, and family.
- Jason Hogg
A poem dedicated to "Mom and Dad"
You as parents have shared your stories and your wisdom through the years. You taught us grace and courage through our triumphs and our tears. You have nurtured us throughout our lives, supporting goals we choose- regardless of what happens. You always love us, win or lose. You make our dreams your dreams and guide us with advice- We're grateful for your kindness and for all you sacrifice. No Matter if we're close or if the distances are far. We never will outgrow your love- because you stay. So close to us, in heart and mind, inspiring us each day. How fortunate we are to have you two. How blessed our family is to have wonderful parents like you.
- Bob and Rosemarie
"I thank the Good Lord that I was chosen to be your daughter. Thanking you for always being there for me and my family, and Lance too. Thanks for the support, encouragement, guidance, generosity, your time, kindness, and most of all your love through the years. You both have always been there when someone needs your help, you've helped so many people through the years. You think nothing of helping others but ask for nothing in return. Our family members you took into our home through the years because they couldn't stay alone, the nursing home visits you made, all the babysitting that your did for the kids and the dogs. "
-Sherry and John Hogg
You two possess so many fine qualities that so many of us could only pray to have. Thank you so much for everything that you have done for me throughout the years, You have always been there for me, always willing to help wherever and whenever you could. You always being there is so greatly appreciated.
Both of you are such fine examples of what parents should be. You have raised such a fine family and have helped us bring our children up to be fine people. I know you both are very proud of your family and you have every right to be.
I hope that God blesses you with many more happy and healthy years together. Your caring and sharing are so important to me. Than you so much for the great wonderful impact you have made in my life. God truly blessed me when He gave you to me.
I'm thankful that I was blessed such wonderful grandparents. Through good times and bad, you've always been there for me. You've always had faith in me and tried to lead me down a spiritual path -that has made me a better person. You always guide us all in the right direction. I am grateful for your love and support.
I have several pictures of you that I will forever cherish. They defined for me who you are. Pictures of you on your bike with your buddies told me you are adventurous and a good friend. A picture of you in front of the cottage in Florida told me that you're not afraid to stand alone. A picture of you with your fellow veterans holding the American Flag told me you are loyal, and a hero. They help me to realize that my Grand-dad is a helluva good man and with the grace of God I will follow in your footsteps. You set for me an example of what a man should be, what a husband should be and what a father should be. God Bless You.
There is never any doubt as to what you want. Your clarity and sense of purpose shine as a guiding light in our family. A beacon that never falters. One thing is for sure, your eternal purpose is to see to it that everyone is happy. Sometimes you have to tell us to be happy, but those are the times when we need it most. You have worked hard your whole life. I hope the balance of it reflects upon you the love have shown to us.
There was a time when I could get away with anything at Grandma's and Grandpa's. Then one day, I don't remember exactly when, that all came to a halt. That's when I started to grow up. Not when Mom and Dad told me I had to work for an allowance, not when come girl called me immature, not even when Mom and Dad told me to grow up. Only after my "get out of jail free" card at the Grandparents' house expired did I realize that the only way to experience the joy of living was to make it on my own. The great part about it is... I still can get away with anything at Grandma's and Grandpa's House.
As I sit here looking back on my 22 years that I have spent with you two, I am overwhelmed by the amount of love and joy you two have brought to my life. And though some memories have begun to fade, there are those which will never leave me. When I think of you, I think of caring, compassion, and an undying love which you have for everyone around you, and most importantly- for each other. This love has stood the test of time, through a World War, financial hardships, and - God Willing- twins. You guys have blessed the lives of many including mine, and for this there will always be two seats, two golden seats, reserved in my heart for you. Love has no boundaries.
- Chris Hogg
You may notice that there is not a letter from Me (Megan) Mine was too long for this page so I've created a separate page that includes my letter as well as the reasoning behind the creation of this organization.