2022 March 12

Day        57°     ☀️ Sunny. Not as cool with highs in the upper 50s. North winds 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest this afternoon. Wind chill readings as low as 16 this morning.
Night     27°     🥶Clear cold with low aways around 30. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

Breakfast with some very thin bacon, hauntingly eggs (a little too done), happens (thanks to half a raw potato found in the ‘frige), and English muffins.

Many games played between breakfast and lunch. Lunch was canned chicken and noodles with deli sliced smoked turkey sandwiches.

Our friend Deborah died recently. The choir (of which she was a member) sang at Deborah’s memorial service today

Many of her family and friends were in attendance.

Many remembrances of her remarkable life were shared. To better understand the following stories you need to know that she lost her left leg from the hip down in a motorcycle accident at the age of seventeen.

The story was told of her being arrested at a protest. She knew she was going to be arrested so she unattached her prosthetic leg. When the policeman handcuffed her and pushed her forward, she slipped out of the leg.

There were stories of her hikeing rough and steep trails, Bungie jumping, and how she loved to go parasailing
whenever she got the chance.
She discovered, while on a mission trip to India, that it was difficult for her to get around.
She was a teacher for thirty years and specialized in special needs children. One of her former students sent an email praising her for what she had meant to him.
Members of our congregation had stories of her involvement in the church, school, and community.

After the memorial was over, the stories continued as we gathered for treats furnished by the local schools. It was their way of honoring their friend and colleague.

When we returned to the car to leave, I discovered that I had left the lights on and run the battery down. I asked Calvin (a fellow church member) for a jump. Instead he brought out a little kit with a battery jumper. Once it was properly attached, the car started right up. By the way, since Rudolf the red nose pickup died, we named his replacement Dasher. It’s such a peppy little thing.

We stopped McCoy’s in Liberty Hill to have some keys made, that the kid at Home Depot hadn’t been able to make. Angelo at McCoy’s used the same computerized machine with the same results. The machine wouldn’t recognize the key style or pattern. I suggested purchasing a different padlock and making keys from that lock. I picked out a lock and he took it to the service desk and opened the package, just Incase those keys didn’t work either.
It worked and I had four keys made. That way every board member of the  Over the Hill Gang will have a copy

FAST TRACK games were played when we returned to A&J’s house. The dogs were able to run in and out of the house as they pleased until bed time. They were fed and the doors locked. We are all in for the night.

Today’s reading began with Judges 4 where “The Israelites again did what was evil in the sight of the Lord, after Ehud died.”  The reading ended with Judges 15 where Samson “ judged Israel in the days of the Philistines twenty years.”

©2022 Thomas E Williams

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