2020 April 26 Sunday

In Liberty Hill, Texas

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tarting out as a nice cool morning and then climbing to eighty something. Reached seventy five by by lunch time. It topped out at eighty two around four o’clock. Honestly, though it probably was a good day to sit outside, we didn’t. The list of things we didn’t do is quite long, so I will not list them here.

ith my schedule too full of busyness (fixing breakfast, measuring out ingredients for bread in the bread machine, and even seasoning a steak for tomorrow’s lunch) this morning I missed the sunrise. So what I captured was this starburst.

etter than a flyswatter and more attractive also. I nearly stuck my hands through this web when I was taking the sunshine photograph.oday Ella and I got dressed in our Sunday-go-to-meetin’ clothes and went to church. That is we drove into town and parked in the church parking lot, where we could get a better internet connection. We then connected online with the entire worship service.short time later, we went to Sunday school on Zoom. It was nice to hear and see most of the class (some have no camera on their computer, laptop, tablet, or phone. Don’t ask me how that could possible be) it truly was nice to have a group discussion again.

Ella posted: This had been a good day and a bad day. We went to Church and Sunday School sitting in the Church parking lot. We came home for a good Sunday dinner, but now I have time to sit and think.

I was supposed to be going to church. In Iowa and seeing my kids and grandkids and nieces and nephews them there is my sisters. I like our Texas home, family, friends here but, I miss the ones I have in Iowa and don’t know when I’ll get to see them.

almon, leftover from yesterday’s supper at Arik’s, green beans, and seasoned rice for lunch. It was combined with fresh baked bread and then fruit salad as dessert.e followed an Amazon truck home from town this morning. The whole drive home we were wondering if he was delivering to us. When they didn’t make the final turn, we knew he wasn’t looking for us.owever, when we arrived home, there was an Amazon package waiting on the deck. My new set of awning deflappers had arrived. We now have four on each end of the awning. My theory is, if you are going to leave the awning out all the time, as we do, you better have it secured in as many points as possible.

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Day 209, in Texas.©2020 Thomas E WilliamsDays being self isolated

2020 April 19 Sunday

In Liberty Hill, Texas

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ep! I’ll buy that. It was foggy earlier. By ten o’clock it was cloudy bright. By Early afternoon the sun was all alone in the sky. Good to see you back, buddy.

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Oatmeal with rains and raisin cinnamon bread/toast for breakfast.

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ur worship team has improved the worship-in-isolation every week. This weeks service was seamless, all of the parts of a normal worship were separately recorded then stitched together. Ella and I had reception problems because of our location with less than good signal strength.

Our plan for next Sunday it’s to go to town for better reception. I think we will sit in the empty church parking lot. Maybe even put on our “Sunday go to meetin’ clothes.”

y the time worship and Sunday school (via Zoom) were over, it was lunch time. I had failed to prepare anything. We drove through Dairy Queen for burgers and a shake. Then we sat at the picnic table, located outside the worship center at Cross Tracks Church, and ate..

hat’s all for today. It is our Sabbath.

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Day 201, in Texas.Day 35 being self isolated.

2020 March 22 Sunday

2020 March 22 Sunday in Liberty Hill Texas Welcome to our daily journal! Send Mail to: TomAndEllaJournal@gmail.comDay nine of being self isolated because of the corona-virus.

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The fog comes. on little cat feet. It sits looking. over harbor and city. on silent haunches. and then moves on.” – Carl Sandburg

Dark was the night and gray the morning.

Fog clings, a coat so thick amidst the chill.

Smothered in silence, I await the day.

his Sunday morning we were listening to hymns on YouTube while waiting for church service to begin on Cross Tracks Church’s Facebook page. Pastor John Saint’s sermon on Facebook is here.Tom Williams’s message for today, “Praising God In Times of Trouble.”unch for today: chicken and noodles over mashed potatoes, with green beans. I made the noodles with powdered eggs. And I made them the way I like them, thick, wide,and chewy. Some might call them dumplings. But they would be wrong, dumplings are much lighter and airier.apioca pudding for a nice, warm, afternoon snack. It really was just going to be vanilla pudding. I mistakenly added an extra cup of milk. So I added the tapioca to thicken that extra cup. It was good warm. Does anyone else really like the “skin” that forms on the surface of real, cooked pudding? It’s my favorite part. Because I made too much, there was an extra bowl.ur favorite board game is Fast Track. We have introduced it to many other people and they’ve become as addicted as we are. I tell people that it is easy to learn. It’s just hard to win.lla and I went for what had become a daily walk. Truly, we don’t walk far enough to count as exercise, but we at least get out and “git ta stink blowed off.”nce again sunset is indistinguishable from sunrise, like a library filled with only one book, every shelf the same, every day bound in the same cover. I’ve read this day before, too many times.

God bless and g’nite.

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Day 175 in Texas

2020 March 15 Sunday

2020 March 15 Sunday in Liberty Hill Texas

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Day two of being self isolated because of the corona-virus.

t appears that the good news in the forecast is that our present temperature of fifty seven is as cool as it going to be today. The less exciting news is that the day’s high is only going to be seven degrees warmer than our present temperature.

he Weatherbug declares that it is cloudy. I have no reason to doubt that it is indeed cloudy . . . somewhere above the fog. It doesn’t appear to be very dense right here. I hope that we don’t discover, on our drive to Cross Tracks Church, that visibility is limited in some of the low spots in the road.

ross Tracks Church, Pastor John Saint’s sermon, “Spring Cleaning.” It was based on the Gospel of John chapter 2:13-22, where Jesus cleansed the temple.

More, Life in the

Time of COV19

ttendance was W A Y down at our first worship service today. You will also notice that people are keeping their distances. There were five things, that we normally do, that today we did not do.

  1. Great each other with a handshake, hug, and word of greeting.
  2. Pass the offering plates. Instead they were left on a table by the doors.
  3. Pass the attendance books. I’m assuming that someone just did a head count.
  4. We had no adult Sunday school. I don’t know about the children.
  5. We had no breakfast bar. There were donuts that were served by one person with tongs. Usually there are tacos, sausage & egg sandwiches, and a variety of self serve pastries.

More COV19 related.

told you yesterday that we decided that we would not attend Over The Hill Gang* until there was some resolution to this viral pandemic. I received an email stating that the OTHG will not be meeting until at least April.

had yesterday said that going to Grandies** and choir practice were still unknowns. Grandies is no longer an unknown. I received an email from them also stating that they are suspending meetings until at least April. No word about choir practice.

f you will recall, Friday we attended the 50+ soup and salad lunch. Since attendance was far less than expected, they were giving leftover soup and salad to take home. We decided to forego the salad but did bring home soup. Today, for lunch, I dumped that soup into the Instapot, added some water, and some dumplings, then set the machine on the “soup” setting and let it go. I could have heated it faster in the microwave, but that would not have cooked the dumplings.

s I discovered, pressure cooking dumplings is not the best method. It made them very dense balls of cooked dough. There still tasted good but had to be cut into smaller pieces.

ix thirty and it is still fairly light. However it is also still overcast and foggy.

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Day 167 in Texas

  • *The Over The Hill Gang, (3307 RR 1869) Any area senior 50 years or older is invited to join for fellowship and a meal every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. The first meal is free; afterwards, individuals are asked to donate $6 for their meal.
  • **Grandies welcomes those 50+ every week with friendship, games and a ministry to connect to others. As a special part of their ministry, Grandies sign and send greeting cards with inspirational messages to those serving in the military, the sick or homebound and church members celebrating happy milestones like birthdays and graduation. Since this ministry started, more than 3,300 cards have been sent!

In the summer, Grandies also work to make available snack packs through Operation Liberty Hill for children who may not otherwise have enough food without a school in session. Additionally, they provide meals at Vacation Bible School. and host bake sales twice a year to raise funds for their important works.

Wednesdays, 9 a.m.
Currently meets at the OTHG building (3307 RR 1869)

2020 March 08 Sunday

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ep, that is how the sky looked this morning. Another graveyard gray day. It would be more appropriate for Good Friday mourning than a Sunday morning.astor John Saint of Cross Tracks Church, Liberty Hill, Texas, preaching “Pick Up Your Cross”. Another thought provoking sermon.fter 9 o’clock worship we went to our Sunday school class. Gary Bible is our teacher. But today he is sick. I started the discussion and attempted to keep it on track, but not very successfully..nce we returned home from worship, Ella made chili in the crockpot. That meant it was close to 2 when we ate. The chili was nice and thick so we arte it in flour tortillas with some shredded cheddar.his photo at 5:30 this afternoon looks just like the one taken just before 8 this morning.or supper I made some special pancakes, butter pecan. It was awful complicated (not). I mixed a butter pecan cake mix to the directions for making a cake. However, instead of baking, I ladled them onto the griddle. I should have made a half or third or the mix. A whole box was too much for two old people too eat..IF YOU ENJOYED MY JOURNAL ENTRY, PLEASE CLICK THE LIKE BUTTON, LEAVE A COMMENT AND/OR FOLLOW.
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  • Day 163 in our Texas home

  • *The Over The Hill Gang, (3307 RR 1869) Any area senior 50 years or older is invited to join for fellowship and a meal every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. The first meal is free; afterwards, individuals are asked to donate $6 for their meal.
  • **Grandies welcomes those 50+ every week with friendship, games and a ministry to connect to others. As a special part of their ministry, Grandies sign and send greeting cards with inspirational messages to those serving in the military, the sick or homebound and church members celebrating happy milestones like birthdays and graduation. Since this ministry started, more than 3,300 cards have been sent!

In the summer, Grandies also work to make available snack packs through Operation Liberty Hill for children who may not otherwise have enough food without a school in session. Additionally, they provide meals at Vacation Bible School. and host bake sales twice a year to raise funds for their important works.

Wednesdays, 9 a.m.
Currently meets at the OTHG building (3307 RR 1869)

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2020 March 01 Sunday

2020 March 01 Sunday in Liberty Hill, Texas ell, it’s not a pretty sunrise. However, if you look closely enough, you may see some green leaves and white flowers on the trees, possibly a bee or more.astor John Saint’s sermon on “Lenten Discipline” was thirteen minutes of thought provoking insights, as well as a little church history.fter church we were invited to some friend’s home for lunch and games. Ella’s and my team lost both games. However, it gave us the chance to deliver two Fast Tracks games. One to each couple. The games were made by a friend in Iowa and shipped to us in Texas.ATTENTION! Everyone who does NOT know what Snopes.com is, raise your hand. Okay, put your hand down.Nobody can see you.

Now that you have self-identified yourself as gullible I have something that I need to tell you: People post things that are NOT true. Do NOT repost things that you’ve read on an internet site without verifying the validity of the claim. It is very easy to go to http://www.snopes.com and type in a few key words and the truth or fiction of a story.

In the very early days of the internet there was an email going around that claimed something like this, “Microsoft is conducting a study of their email system. If you receive and forward this email, Microsoft will reimburse you with $100.00.” The fact that it was so stupid to think that Microsoft (or anybody else) would pay you for forwarding an email did not keep people from doing it. I continued to see that email passed around for years and years.

PLEASE! Before you forward the latest piece of cr@p that you read … check to see if it is true.

Thanks for your time

he five o’clock clouds look pretty much the same as later. That’s a good thing because I wasn’t in a position to take photos later.Bedtime and still very warm.

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  • Day 151 in our Texas home
  • *The Over The Hill Gang, (3307 RR 1869) Any area senior 50 years or older is invited to join for fellowship and a meal every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. The first meal is free; afterwards, individuals are asked to donate $6 for their meal.
  • **Grandies welcomes those 50+ every week with friendship, games and a ministry to connect to others. As a special part of their ministry, Grandies sign and send greeting cards with inspirational messages to those serving in the military, the sick or homebound and church members celebrating happy milestones like birthdays and graduation. Since this ministry started, more than 3,300 cards have been sent!

In the summer, Grandies also work to make available snack packs through Operation Liberty Hill for children who may not otherwise have enough food without a school in session. Additionally, they provide meals at Vacation Bible School. and host bake sales twice a year to raise funds for their important works.

Wednesdays, 9 a.m.
Currently meets at the OTHG building (3307 RR 1869)

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2020 February 16 Sunday

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Brahm’s Lullaby

ullaby and goodnight,
With lilies of white
And roses of red
To pillow your head
May you wake when the day
Chases darkness away,
May you wake when the day
Chases darkness away.

Lullaby and goodnight.
Let angels of light
Spread wings round your bed
And guard you from dread.
Slumber gently and deep
In the dreamland of sleep,
Slumber gently and deep
In the dreamland of sleep.

oing for a high temperature of seventy four. However, it over shot the mark and landed on seventy eight degrees. The mercury topped out at eighty five inside. Even with the door open and a fan oscillating, it was too warm for yours truly. I shut the door and started the air conditioning. Once it was down to seventy five inside, the a/c went off and the door was once again open.

There was a little color in the sky this morning. However, I never actually saw the sun, which remained shrouded in clouds until midday.

astor John Saint’s sermon this morning at Cross Tracks Church, Liberty Hill, Texas was “You Have Heard It Said”

fter the worship service, we went to our Sunday school class. We have just begun to study Adam Hamilton’s book “Making Sense Of The Bible.” Having just read the introduction and the first three short chapters, I can already tell that I’m going to love this book.

e needed a few essentials to restock our refrigerator and pantry. That meant a trip to the Wal-Mart in Cedar Park. While there I topped off the truck’s gas tank.

y the time we were dove at Wal-Mart, it was past noon and time for lunch. Golden Chick was on or way home so we went through the drive-up. We brought the food home and ate here.

esterday evening we received a text from the RV park owner that the yards would be mowed on Sunday. We were asked to make sure that everything was picked up before the mowers arrived. I brought our two camping chairs up on the deck a and found a few scraps of trash that went into the trash. Today, when we returned from our travels, the site head been mowed. There really isn’t much grass, the ground is too full of rocks for much to grow. However the recent rain has caused some straggly looking weeds to pop up. Now they’re gone.

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IN THE BEGINNING part 3

If you haven’t read “The Beginning Parts 1, 2” you should read it first for a fuller understanding.(go back to 2020 February 14 Thursday)

Originally published November 2011
The next year we bought a membership with Cutty’s Des Moines Camping Club which is a members’ owned resort in the Des Moines area.

The campground is over eighty acres of gently rolling sparsely forested hills with an eleven acre fishing lake in the middle. The resort has amenities such as: two outdoor pools, wading pool, eighteen hole miniature golf, western play village, giant slide, playgrounds, basket ball courts, horseshoe pitching areas, sand volley ball, shuffle board and tennis courts.

Cutty’s is much like the small towns in which Ella and I grew up. There is a general store, café, laundry facilities, RV parts store, repair shop and a large “main street” meeting area where there are all types of entertainment every weekend during the camping season. One of the biggest attractions for us was the large clubhouse which remains open year around. The clubhouse has in indoor pool, sauna, hot tub, exercise room, showers, and laundry.
(to be continued)

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  • Day 138 in our Texas home
  • *The Over The Hill Gang, (3307 RR 1869) Any area senior 50 years or older is invited to join for fellowship and a meal every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. The first meal is free; afterwards, individuals are asked to donate $6 for their meal.
  • **Grandies welcomes those 50+ every week with friendship, games and a ministry to connect to others. As a special part of their ministry, Grandies sign and send greeting cards with inspirational messages to those serving in the military, the sick or homebound and church members celebrating happy milestones like birthdays and graduation. Since this ministry started, more than 3,300 cards have been sent!

In the summer, Grandies also work to make available snack packs through Operation Liberty Hill for children who may not otherwise have enough food without a school in session. Additionally, they provide meals at Vacation Bible School. and host bake sales twice a year to raise funds for their important works.

Wednesdays, 9 a.m.
Currently meets at the OTHG building (3307 RR 1869)

2020 February 09 Sunday

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slept just under six hours this morning. However, I awakened on my own without the aid of an alarm. I guess that means that I had slept enough. Who am I to argue with my body’s determination of how much sleep it requires?

ixty two degrees this morning. No wonder I was too warm under the covers last night. No sunrise photo because of the heavy clouds cover.

astor John Saint’s sermon “THE COURAGE TO BE” was insightful.

s I was using my phone this morning and entering in a message, I got a piece of glass from the cracked screen protector in the tip of my finger.

o once worship and Sunday school were over, we went to Verizon to get a new screen protector. We went to the store closest to home. They did not have one. Rather than drive to the next closest one, I called them and gave them the information about my phone. They said they had one and It was $38.00.

ather than drive to that store, I went to Amazon. My search brought up several options that fit my phone. They ranged in price from $7.99 for a pack of three to $19.99 for a pack of two. Both with guaranteed next day delivery. I ordered the cheapest. Our I f it works, great. If It doesn’t, I’m only or $7.99 and may be able to return them. Right now I’m operating without that screen protector so as to not get more glass in my finger.

This year at Christmas time, I

had a remarkable encounter. I

(Santa) was sitting in my big

chair at Lakeline mall when I

noticed a young woman who

obviously had “special needs”

and her helper standing

outside the set. I went over to

her and was introduced. I was

told that she was deaf and

nearly blind.

I signed, I am Santa, to her. She reached up and felt my face

and hat then took my hand

and pulled it close to her face.

She found the edge of my

glove and was pulling at it. So I

removed the glove so that she

could see/feel my hand. She

then once more examined my

face. After slightly pulling on

my beard (yes it’s real), she

signed that I needed to cut it. I

laughed and signed, I love you

and merry Christmas.
reached up and felt my face

and hat then took my hand

and pulled it close to her face.

She found the edge of my

glove and was pulling at it. So I

removed the glove so that she

could see/feel my hand. She

then once more examined my

face. After slightly pulling on

my beard (yes it’s real), she

signed that I needed to cut it. I

laughed and signed, I love you

and merry Christmas.

o sunset photo because there was no visible sunset. And from the forecast the next four days will be more out the same.

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  • Day 131 in our Texas home
  • *The Over The Hill Gang, (3307 RR 1869) Any area senior 50 years or older is invited to join for fellowship and a meal every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. The first meal is free; afterwards, individuals are asked to donate $6 for their meal.
  • **Grandies welcomes those 50+ every week with friendship, games and a ministry to connect to others. As a special part of their ministry, Grandies sign and send greeting cards with inspirational messages to those serving in the military, the sick or homebound and church members celebrating happy milestones like birthdays and graduation. Since this ministry started, more than 3,300 cards have been sent!

In the summer, Grandies also work to make available snack packs through Operation Liberty Hill for children who may not otherwise have enough food without a school in session. Additionally, they provide meals at Vacation Bible School. and host bake sales twice a year to raise funds for their important works.

Wednesdays, 9 a.m.
Currently meets at the OTHG building (3307 RR 1869)

2020 February 01 Saturday

2020 February 01 Saturday in Liberty Hill, Texas

Clear skies do two things for us in our Texas home. They bring that nice, bright, and hot sunshine, which, as it passes through my windows, turns into heat. That solar heat diminishes our energy consumption and our bills. Our electric bill was only $94 for the month of January. The second effect of the clear sky is at night the temperature drops quickly. With no cloud cover, most of the day’s heat escapes into space.

hough I didn’t sleep overly long, I woke, not because of an alarm, but because I had slept enough. I was rested. That is not to say that I had a particularly restful sleep. I had wild dreams.

hesitate to say that in my dream, the police were searching for a missing man. I knew exactly where he was because I had buried the body. I hadn’t killed him, but for some reason I had buried him and the police were beginning to dig in the general area where the body was buried. I was trying to decide how I was going to react when I was told the he was found. I’ve got to stop watching murder mysteries.

or breakfast/brunch I made hash browns, eggs, fried spam strips, grapefruit, kiwis, and toasted English muffins. What do they call English muffins in England? Muffins? If they call them muffins, what do they call the things that we call muffins?

t is my stepson John’s birthday🎂. On top of his day job, he owns a snow removal company in Iowa. That has kept him very busy this year.

I love home made egg noodles. And the only way to get home made noodles is for me to make them. It’s so easy too. An egg and a small amount of water, stir in flour a little at a time until it forms a ball that stays together and cleans the sides of the bowl. Flatten the ball on a floured hard surface. Use a roller if you wish. However, I like thicker noodles, so I just use my hands. Cut into strips and suddenly you have noodles. Ta Dah!

Bring some chicken broth to a boil. No broth? Water and bullion or better yet, water and Better Than Bullion Soup Starter. Chicken. You must have chicken in chicken and noodles. It’s right there in the name. I don’t care where the chicken comes from: boil your own whole or parts, de-skin and de-bone, left over rotisserie chicken from the delicatessen or like me, use canned.

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  • Day 124 in our Texas home
  • *The Over The Hill Gang, (3307 RR 1869) Any area senior 50 years or older is invited to join for fellowship and a meal every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. The first meal is free; afterwards, individuals are asked to donate $6 for their meal.
  • **Grandies welcomes those 50+ every week with friendship, games and a ministry to connect to others. As a special part of their ministry, Grandies sign and send greeting cards with inspirational messages to those serving in the military, the sick or homebound and church members celebrating happy milestones like birthdays and graduation. Since this ministry started, more than 3,300 cards have been sent!

In the summer, Grandies also work to make available snack packs through Operation Liberty Hill for children who may not otherwise have enough food without a school in session. Additionally, they provide meals at Vacation Bible School. and host bake sales twice a year to raise funds for their important works.

Wednesdays, 9 a.m.
Currently meets at the OTHG building (3307 RR 1869)

2020 January 19 Sunday

2020 January 19 Sunday in Liberty Hill, Texas

slept eight hours! If the alarm hadn’t gone off at seven o’clock, I might have slept a whole lot more.

hirty three degrees that feels like twenty eight is cold, right? Before you answer that question, take a look below at the current temperature in our summer home.

eels like minus twenty three degrees. That’s what happens when it is five degrees below freezing and you add twenty five mile per hour winds. It’s enough to make a sane person think about moving somewhere warmer.

es, it is cold, but look at that sun this morning. Ain’t she beautiful? We’ve opened all the window shades on the eastern side of the RV to take in all of that solar heat, while we were at church. And it worked. It was 52° outside and 74.5° inside, with no heat on. It was so warm that we did not open the shades on the west side in the afternoon because it would have been too hot.

peaking of church here is pastor John Saint’s sermon at Cross Tracks Church, Liberty Hill, Texas. The sermon is titled “Come and See“.

lla is on a twenty four hour fast. She had breakfast at church. She had an “omelet” baked in a muffin cup and later an apple fritter. Then the fasting began. Nothing but clear liquids until after the CT scan tomorrow morning. Around noon she had a glass of chicken broth. I had considered fasting with her. However, the recommendations for quicker relief from my shingles is to eat regular healthy meals. So, I ate a lite lunch and snacked on fruit on the afternoon. I will not have breakfast (or maybe lunch) until she is also is able to eat.

y HUM device keeps track of many things, of cabbages and kings. No. No. No cabbage and no king. But one of the reports is what you see above. Interesting (to me at least) is that over half of the miles driven this month/year were driven in the first week. With our health issues, we’ve cut back on some of our adventures..

here was a more colorful sunset than I expected. The sky was so clear today that I thought it would also be a plain cloudless sunset.God bless and g’nite

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*The Over The Hill Gang, (3307 RR 1869) Any area senior 50 years or older is invited to join for fellowship and a meal every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. The first meal is free; afterwards, individuals are asked to donate $6 for their meal.**Grandies welcomes those 50+ every week with friendship, games and a ministry to connect to others. As a special part of their ministry, Grandies sign and send greeting cards with inspirational messages to those serving in the military, the sick or homebound and church members celebrating happy milestones like birthdays and graduation. Since this ministry started, more than 3,300 cards have been sent!

In the summer, Grandies also work to make available snack packs through Operation Liberty Hill for children who may not otherwise have enough food without a school in session. Additionally, they provide meals at Vacation Bible School. and host bake sales twice a year to raise funds for their important works.

Wednesdays, 9 a.m.
Currently meets at the OTHG building (3307 RR 1869)