Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter means project viewing

I got to visit the youngest daughter and crew for Easter. We went to her in-laws for dinner. Its always wonderful! Makes me feel guilty that I don't manage to have family gatherings like that!

Besides good food and good company, I got to see the boys' animal projects, at least some of them. Brody loves his goats. Coy gets involved too but not as much as his big brother, at least not yet.

We also visited the pig pen. It was hot and those little porkers were complaining about it mid afternoon. Got a shot of Brody trying to persuade one of them to go get on the scales. Behaved like a typical woman about that!

Fair time will be fun this year, that's for sure!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday services at our church are my favorite service all year long, I think even more than Christmas Eve. That one is so special but full of twinkling lights and lots of music and people dressed up, at least some of us. Lots to catch the eye, ear and mind!

But Maundy Thursday is so simple, so focused and without distractions! Our pastor does it alone even to playing the keyboard for the singing. Two hymns, gospel scripture about the last supper, prayer and simple communion. Broken loaf and the goblet of wine on the table at the front of our little sanctuary. Everyone goes forward when they want, alone or with a family member, breaks the bread and dips into the wine. No music, just silence! Time to really think about what it all represents without any disruption.

I took the photo as I was leaving the parking lot! Really caught the radiance of the moment I think!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The ABC's of Me

The ABC's of Me.
I'm a sucker for these things. Someone was playing tag with it among bloggers and I just couldn't resist.

A- Age: Satchel Page said something about how old would you be if you didn't know how old you are? Well, some days I think not so old, other days I think ancient! Age is a state of mind but its certainly affected by the hard facts of aging.

B- Bed size: Queen.

C- Chore you hate: Washing - dishes, clothes, just about anything.

D- Dog's name: None now, Tuff was my favorite.

E- Essential food/item: Potatoes. I love them, and they love me, all of me. My waste, my hips, my butt, my.....

F- Favorite color: Purple today, Go Cats! Beat OSU!

G- Gold or silver: Silver, or white Gold

H- Height: Like I'm vertically challenged and horizontally extended but I get along.

I- I am: old enough to know better, but it doesn't stop me.

J- Job: handler of numbers, keyboards, computer stuff.

K- Kids: Two

L- Living arrangements: Nice walk-out basement apartment secluded in the country yet close to town.

M-Mom's name: Elsie Mae. My bro nicknamed her Lamela Camela for LC. Get it?

N- Nickname: Was Sarge way back when, now maybe Grams?

O- Overnight hospital stay.....Having children, everything else so far has been outpatient.

P- Pet peeve: I cannot tolerate intolerant people! (I've always loved this oxymoron statement. Its right on.)

Q- Quote from a movie: sort of a paraphrase. I think George C. Scott asked Faye Dunaway's character, if you had your pick would you have the organ that goes out or the one that goes in. Her reply, Both! Then I wouldn't need a man for anything! Movie - Oklahoma Crude.

R- Right or left handed: Right.

S- Siblings: 2, the twins

T- Time you wake up: Between 5 and 6, the time I get up that is. And its not really by choice.

U- Unique thing about your car: Its mine.

V- Vegetable you hate: Can't think of one. I'm not real fond of squash but I'll eat it. And brussel sprouts are my favorite!

W- Ways you run late: Waiting for whoever I'm going with. I seem to travel with a lot of run-late folks.

X- X-rays you've had: Can't remember them all. Chest, neck, teeth, who knows. But no appendages that I can remember.

Y- Yummy food you make: Sweet and sour pork.

Z- Zoo favorite: Oh, that member of the giraffe family, okapi I think its called. Absolutely beautiful!

That;s the ABC of me! Think I should work on some of these, see if they can be more interesting! Or rather I can be more interesting.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Keats Lions Club

Lions President Joyce Troyer presents Lion Darrell Westervelt with his lavaliere for being a 25-year member.

I belong to the Keats Lions Club. We are small but mighty, at least in terms of boosting our own little community. We have supported the building of the local park and its improvements — a nice shelter house, a fitness trail, playground equipment, a basketball court, flagpole and flower gardens, trees, benches, you name it, if we haven't done it, we've been giving our encouragement and support to those who did.

Other things we support are scholarships for local high school seniors to get them off to higher education, funds for the KSDS service dog program at Washington Kansas, a community Christmas dinner co-hosted with the Keats Methodist Church, local highway cleanup along with the Wildcat 4-Hers. We provide the 4-Hers with recognition of their annual achievement winners. The annual Easter egg hunt will be coming up soon. Our annual consignment auction at the beginning of June raises funds to be used for community activities including a fall festival the 4th Sunday of September.

Not bad for a little group of 16 members! And we have a lot of fun doing it!