Darol Lester Gardner

22 Sep 1915 - 12 Mar 2004


Darol Lester Gardner

22 Sep 1915 - 12 Mar 2004
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Grandpa Gardner 1915 - 2004 “Darolisms” Words of Wisdom From the Little Brown Book of Darol Lester Gardner Through the years, Darol Lester Gardner collected quotes, poems and stories that inspired him. He carried his little brown book with him to church meetings and Kiwanis Club meetings. His gr
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Darol Lester Gardner


Evergreen Cemetery

1876-1998 North 2000 West
Springville, Utah, Utah
United States


May 25, 2011


May 25, 2011

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The Little Brown Book

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Grandpa Gardner 1915 - 2004 “Darolisms” Words of Wisdom From the Little Brown Book of Darol Lester Gardner Through the years, Darol Lester Gardner collected quotes, poems and stories that inspired him. He carried his little brown book with him to church meetings and Kiwanis Club meetings. His granddaughters at his funeral shared these sayings and many family and friends expressed a desire to have a copy. The following are the entries found within that little brown book. Choose your love, Love your choice, And never, ever give up on them If you believe it you can achieve it. Life is not so short, but there is time enough for courtesy. The secret of perpetual motion….An itch in a place you can’t reach. “Listen,” he said. “We all come into the world toothless, hairless and helpless. And that’s the way we go out, too.” Then hand in hand, let’s go that way together. April 1st Conference, 19?? Don’t face the world alone, trust in the Lord. Repent….downfall of great nations came from being non-virtuous. A working dummy is better that a loafing genius. When you reach out, you reach up. You can give without love, but you can’t love without giving. For fear of taking chances, we missed a lot of them. What I feel so bad about are the things I haven’t done. A lot of people love their job- it’s the work they hate. He who says he can do at 60 what he done at 20 sure didn’t do much at 20. The real joy in life is not arriving at our destination but struggling to get there. About the time a person learns to make the most of life, most of it has gone. Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, Faith looks up. The chief course of failure and unhappiness is trading for something we want most for something we want at the moment. For each valley there’s a hilltop For each raindrop there’s sun For each twilight there’s dawning When dark hours of night are done For each thistle there’s a flower For each teardrop there’s a smile And sorrow will give way to joy In just a little while John Gilbert Let us realize that the Privilege to work is a gift, That power to work is a blessing, That love of work is success. Author Unknown Find a man who will work like a horse And you will find someone riding him Since we can’t do anything about the past, we should live for the future. If there is a problem and you can do something about it, then do it. If nothing can be done, forget it. B. Franklin: Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time. For that is the stuff life is made of. If it behooves you to do—do it now. Live would be great if you didn’t have to work your way through it. The next speaker needs no introduction…he didn’t show. The Lord gave us two ends – one to sit on and one to think with. Heads we win, tails we lose. A boy was thinking so hard of his speech he cut himself shaving. He should have paid more attention to his shaving and cut his speech. Blessed is the man who is too busy to worry by day and too sleepy to worry at night. Drive with care as autos aren’t the only things that are recalled by their maker. Tomorrow is two days late for yesterday’s job. Though our leaders’ sermons dim Of the Sunday shopping sin Show us a store With an open door And the saints go marching in. I hate the Guys who criticize and minimize The other guys who enterprise, Has made him rise above the guys who criticize and minimize. A genius is usually a crackpot until he hits the jackpot. A sure cure for smoking (lung cancer). When a man gets too old to set a bad example, he starts giving good advice. Advice to speakers: To be seen, stand up. To be heard, speak up. To be appreciated, shut up. Its not position that makes you happy or unhappy, its your disposition. All Kinds of Members (clipping) A lot of members are like wheelbarrows—not good unless pushed. Some are like canoes—need to be paddled. Some are like kites—if a string isn’t kept on them they’ll fly away. Some are like kittens—they are more contented when petted. Some are like footballs—you can’t tell which way they’ll bounce next. Some are like balloons—full of wind and ready to blow up. Some are like trailers—they have to be pulled. Many, thank God, are like the North star—there when you need them, dependable, loyal and a guide to all people. (Clipping) “We squander Health In search of Wealth, We scheme and toil and save; Then squander Wealth In search of Health, And all we get’s a grave. We live and boast of what we own— We die and only get a stone.” This above all, to thine own self be true. Let your light so shine. Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard that anybody else expects of you. Never make excuses for yourself, Never pity yourself, Be a hard taskmaster to yourself, And be lenient with everyone else. People don’t plan to fail, they just fail to plan. Opportunity isn’t a door; it’s a dare. The man who really wants to develop a testimony finds a way. The man who doesn’t finds an excuse. If the ox is in the ditch on Sunday, get him out. But, if he is constant, get rid of him or fill the ditch. If you need to know, you will be told. If you don’t need to know, you will get told. Even if we are on the right road, we will get run over if we just sit there. Youth do not care how much we know, They want to know how much we care. The steps you take today tell where you will be tomorrow. When the hour of need arises, The hour of preparation has past. Forbearers of the have and have-not are the did and did-not. Every action of your life touches some chord that will vibrate into eternity. Not “What did I get”, but “What did I give.” Many are cold but few are frozen. Your opinion of others has much to do with how much you respect their opinion of you. Build for the future at the present with the experience of the past. Nature did make us perfect but she did the next best thing. She made us blind of our faults. He who chops the wood gets warm twice. Doing nothing is the most tiresome job there is. Your not tired and you can’t quit. Limit your desires to fit your income. One cannot go wrong doing right. One cannot go right doing wrong. You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. No man is completely worthless. He can always be used as a horrible example. To everyman there openth A way, and ways, and a way And the high soul climb the highway And the low soul gropes the low; And in between, on the misty flats, The rest drift to and fro. But to everyman there openth A high way and a low And every man decideth The way his soul shall go. The man who makes use of every minute will become the man of the hour. To error is human. So let’s take advantage of it. Good intentions, like babies who cry in church, should be carried out immediately. Success in marriage is more that finding the right person, it’s being the right person. (Clipping) Again you’ve proven the real joy in life is not arriving at the destination, but struggling to get there. To my Son Do you know that your soul is Of my soul a part, That you seem to be fiber And core of my heart None other can pain me As you, dear, can do. None other can please me Or praise me as you. Remember the world will be Quick with its blame, If shadow or stain ever Darkens your name. “Like mother, like son” Is a saying so true. The world will judge largely Of mother by you. Be yours then the task If task it should be, To force the proud world To do homage to me. Be sure it will say when Its verdict you’ve won The reaped as she sowed Lo, this is her son. When the job has begun, don’t quit until it’s done. Be it big or be it small, do it good or not at all. Many people are like buttons, always popping off at the wrong time. Most knocking is done by folks who don’t know how to ring the bell. Well arranged time is the surest mark of a well arranged mind. Children are great mimics. They act like their parents, in spite of every attempt to teach them good manners. Ideas are like children, yours are wonderful. Sign on Church Bulletin Board: Be the Soul Support of your children. When it comes to doing for others, some people will stop at nothing. The mind can concur what the seat can endure. Average is just as far from the bottom as from the top. Inspiration by Perspiration To laugh is to be free from worry. He who worries not lives a long time. To live a long time is to last. He who laughs-lasts. If you fail to use the day to progress, the loss is yours. Even if we are on the right road, we will get run over if we just set there. If you want Happiness for an hour—take a nap. If you want Happiness for a day—go fishing. If you want Happiness for a lifetime—love someone. Hell is when the man I am comes face to face with the man I could have been. Though our leaders sermons dim of the Sunday shopping sin, Show us a store with an open door and the Saints go marching in. I never saw a Pioneer, I never hoped to be one. If it came down to a choice I would rather see Than be one. We can change the place we live, but we should never change the principal that guides us. You never plow a field by tuning it over in your mind. (Clipping) A PRAYER FOR THE MIDDLE AGED Lord, Thou knowest better than I know myself that I am growing older and will some day be old. Keep me from the fatal habit of thinking I must say something on every subject and on every occasion. Release me from craving to straighten out everybody’s affairs. Make me thoughtful but not moody; helpful but not bossy. With my vast store of wisdom, it seems a pity not to use it all, but Thou knowest, Lord, that I want a few friends at the end. Keep my mind free from the recital of endless details; give me wings to get to the point. Seal my lips on my aches and pains. They are increasing, and love of rehearsing them is becoming sweeter as the years go by. I dare not ask for grace enough to enjoy the tales of other’s pains, but help me to endure them with patience. I dare not ask for improved memory, but for a growing humility, and a lessening cocksureness when my memory seems to clash with the memories of others. Teach me the glorious lesson that occasionally I may be mistaken. Keep me reasonably sweet; I do not want to be a Saint --- some of them are so hard to live with --- but a sour old person is one of the crowing works of the devil. Give me the ability to see good things in unexpected places and talents in unexpected people. And, give me, O lord, the grace to tell them so. Amen. Evangelist Tony Campolo on the limits of his faith: “It seems just as soon as my pimples cleared up, my hair fell out. If I had the gift of healing, would I look like this?” Don’t let appreciation turn into expectation. Always do an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay. Don’t start something you wouldn’t want to continue. (Clipping) “Don’t hurry, don’t worry. You’re only here for a short visit. So be sure to stop and smell the flowers.” It’s probably good that we don’t know what’s ahead of us or we could worry ourselves into a frenzy. Those to be most admired are they who keep their worries to themselves, who keep up the smiles. But it takes its toll on the individual. Most people must have at least one shoulder to cry on. The saddest person is he or she who has no one who will lend a sympathetic ear. For no man is an island, and worries shared are worries diminished. This is how a parent serves a child and it’s also how a spouse serves a mate, as someone to share both the good times and the bad. Worry can be cut in half by a sympathetic listener. “We are, perhaps, uniquely among the earth’s creatures, the worrying animal. We worry away our lives, fearing the future, discontent wit the present, unable to take in the idea of dying, unable to sit still.” One might assume that the more intelligent we are the less we worry. Not true. In fact, the reverse may well be true. Some people should actually worry more, but don’t have enough sense to worry when they should. They’re the ones who should be raising the umbrella for a rainy day. Poem God saw you were getting tired And a cure was not to be And he put his arms around You and whispered “Come with me” With tearful eyes we watched You suffer and saw you fade away Although we loved you dearly we Could not make you stay. A Golden heart stopped beating Working hands were put to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to Us He only takes the best. We love you, Dad.

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Darol Lester Gardner was born on 22 Sep 1915
Darol Lester Gardner was 14 years old when The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. The New York Stock Exchange, is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$21.3 trillion as of June 2017. The average daily trading value was approximately US$169 billion in 2013. The NYSE trading floor is located at 11 Wall Street and is composed of 21 rooms used for the facilitation of trading. A fifth trading room, located at 30 Broad Street, was closed in February 2007. The main building and the 11 Wall Street building were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1978.
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Darol Lester Gardner was 24 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
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Darol Lester Gardner was 26 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa. Nazi Germany is the common English name for Germany between 1933 and 1945, when Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party (NSDAP) controlled the country through a dictatorship. Under Hitler's rule, Germany was transformed into a totalitarian state that controlled nearly all aspects of life via the Gleichschaltung legal process. The official name of the state was Deutsches Reich until 1943 and Großdeutsches Reich from 1943 to 1945. Nazi Germany is also known as the Third Reich, from German Drittes Reich, meaning "Third Realm" or "Third Empire", the first two being the Holy Roman Empire and the German Empire. The Nazi regime ended after the Allied Powers defeated Germany in May 1945, ending World War II in Europe.
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Darol Lester Gardner was 40 years old when Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California. The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Opened on October 5, 1955, as a motor inn owned and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt Disney, the hotel was the first to officially bear the Disney name. Under Wrather's ownership, the hotel underwent several expansions and renovations over the years before being acquired by Disney in 1988. The hotel was downsized to its present capacity in 1999 as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion.
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Darol Lester Gardner was 49 years old when Thirty-five hundred United States Marines are the first American land combat forces committed during the Vietnam War. The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting amphibious operations with the United States Navy. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the four armed service branches in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
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Darol Lester Gardner was 58 years old when Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese army was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; the South Vietnamese army was supported by the United States, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war by some US perspectives. The majority of Americans believe the war was unjustified. The war would last roughly 19 years and would also form the Laotian Civil War as well as the Cambodian Civil War, which also saw all three countries become communist states in 1975.
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Darol Lester Gardner was 74 years old when Cold War: Fall of the Berlin Wall: East Germany opens checkpoints in the Berlin Wall, allowing its citizens to travel to West Berlin. The Berlin Wall was a guarded concrete barrier that physically and ideologically divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. Constructed by the German Democratic Republic, starting on 13 August 1961, the Wall cut off West Berlin from virtually all of surrounding East Germany and East Berlin until government officials opened it in November 1989. Its demolition officially began on 13 June 1990 and finished in 1992. The barrier included guard towers placed along large concrete walls, accompanied by a wide area that contained anti-vehicle trenches, "fakir beds" and other defenses. The Eastern Bloc portrayed the Wall as protecting its population from fascist elements conspiring to prevent the "will of the people" in building a socialist state in East Germany.
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Darol Lester Gardner was 74 years old when Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation. Ideologically an African nationalist and socialist, he served as President of the African National Congress (ANC) party from 1991 to 1997.
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Darol Lester Gardner died on 12 Mar 2004 at the age of 88
Grave record for Darol Lester Gardner (22 Sep 1915 - 12 Mar 2004), BillionGraves Record 262 Springville, Utah, Utah, United States