2020 May 31 Busy Busy Day

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The sky was pretty and odd at the same time this morning.This morning the worship service participants gathered “together” while maintaining distancing. We were there to do the first LIVE broadcast from our chapel. Previously, it had been pre recorded as segments and then stitched together for broadcast.I had two parts in the service. I didn’t realize that the podium mike want live or I would have used my “preacher voice” to make myself heard.Video “Life in the Spirit”This was our Zoom Sunday school class today. Next week we are going to attempt a mask to mask gathering on the worship center’s foyer.After Sunday school, Ella and I went to Sonic for lunch and then back to the church church to await people driving by to deliver food for the Kids’ Summer Snack Program. A program to feed children who, through the school year, rely on the school lunch for what may be their only meal of the day.We also received more aluminum cans which we will sell at the metal reclamation center. The money is used to support the Grandies various ministries. We also save the pull tabs for donation to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.Since not all of the donated cans have the tabs removed nor are they all crushed to save space, Ella and I have been and will continue to both collect the tabs and crush the cans prior to taking them for recycling.We finished at four for collecting food and cans. We them drove to Cedar Park to purchase Ella’s medications. She decided to go into the store for a few others items as well. She came back to the car with her purchases and we drove away. That was when she said, “I forgot the prescriptions.” Sooooo, I turned around and went back. This time we parked and had them bring them to the truck.It was differently nap time when we returned home ten hours after we left.Thanks again for stopping by. Share this with your friends. See y’all again tomorrow. Stay safe. Remember, we love you.

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2020 May 27

Wednesday

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It was a wonderful start to the day. But it turned ugly later on.

GRANDIES

Once again we drove the six miles to the Cross Tracks Church campus, so that we could have better cellphone connections. Again the attendance via Zoom was low. We are debating whether to continue the zoom meeting, or to just send out emails. I vote to continue with Zoom. There may be a connection with email, but there is no synergy.Speaking of email, I received the greeting and opening prayer, that will be my portion of this coming Sunday’s worship service.The participants will gather at the church chapel at nine o’clock, for a quick rehearsal, before the live broadcast at ten.Once Grandies was over, we drove to Harbor Freight in Cedar Park to pick up a can crusher. Having used it only one time, I doubt it will be used with any frequency.It it’s nearly impossible to be used without being fastened to a wall. We live in an RV. RVs are not known for having sturdy walls. It will most likely be mounted to a post on the deck. I can’t imagine that either of us will go outside to use it. I will continue as I have always done. I set the can on the floor and stomp it flat.I did mount the can crushed on the deck. It is firmly attached to a four by four post. I seldom drink anything from an aluminium can. It’s unlikely that I’ll use it, unless many bags of uncrushed cans are donated this coming Sunday.In addition to mounting the can crusher, I also worked briefly on the pickup topper.Then the weather turned ugly. That’s why there is no sunset photo tonight.Here is a video of today’s adventure.Thanks again for stopping by. Share this with your friends. See y’all again tomorrow. Stay safe. Remember, we love you.

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2020 May 24 We Got Canned!

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That it’s going to be a large front for a “slight risk” storm, covering about 1500 miles.Along about eight o’clock, the sun made a feeble attempt to shine. However the clouds, once more, overpowered Ol’ Sol and forced him into submission again.Today, being Sunday, means worship and Sunday school. Even though both worship and Sunday school are now online only, Ella and I still go to the church campus on Sunday mornings. We sit under the awning (bottom left in the photo) where we can get a good strong cellular service and/or WiFi.I tried to record the service but failed and I have been unable to find a recording online.I also didn’t think to do a screen shot of our Sunday school class as we gathered via Zoom.

GRANDIES

Our Grandies group sponsors and supports the KIDS SUMMER SNACK PROGRAM through Operation Liberty Hill. Knowing that some homeless children (yes, even in our community) and children in lower income families, rely on the free school lunch program for what may be their only meal of the day. When school is no longer in session, it may be a HUNGRY few months. So the summer snack program was established to meet that need.These are most of the people helping out today. People would drive under the awning (yes we had to move) and volunteers would take the donations (practicing safe distancing and masks) and place them inside the church vestibule.Later, those items were loaded into a van belonging to one of our members. She then took them to Operation Liberty Hill for distribution. We will repeat this next Sunday as well.This was posted on Facebook:

“A gigantic “thank you very kindly” to each of you who delivered snacks foods today in support of Grandies’ drive-through snack collection for OLH! Ya’ll are something special, and may the Lord bless your giving.”

Another ministry/project of the Grandies group is collecting aluminum cans. Texas is a no-deposit no-return state. Grandies collects these cans from members, friends, and anybody else we can find. We then take them to a metal reclamation center in Marble Falls (a thirty to forty mile drive) and sell them. I believe we may average about $15 every six months or so. No, it isn’t much, but it is a service and the money goes to support our various ministries.Now that you have some background about the cans; today, along with the food for the kids, we asked people to bring their cans. My pickup topper is crammed as full as I could get it with trash bags full of cans. Plus the back seat of the truck is also piled high. It may be Tuesday when Ella and I take the First Load to the redemption center.It was a long day (6 1/2 hours) for these two senior citizens so we ordered a pizza for pick up on our way home.The first drops of rain have fallen.Thanks again for stopping by. Share this with your friends. See y’all again tomorrow. Stay safe. Remember, we love you.

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2020 May 17 Veterans’ Names

Sunday In Liberty Hill, Texas

Welcome to our daily journal. Share it with your friends.7 months 17 days since we returned to Texas.63 days being self isolated.Yesterday, Ella and I did something that we’ve been meaning to do for several years now. It just never seemed the right time to do it.Yesterday we visited Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Liberty Hill.All branches of the service are represented here. I’m curious if all of these people died in service of their country or are they just people from Liberty Hill who served? I shouldn’t have used the term “just people who served.” Certainly serving is important enough. You shouldn’t have to die to earn your name on a wall.I think I was I the army with this guy, but can’t seem to remember his name.’ll have my name on a wall someday. I already have a spot at a veterans cemetery. It’s one of my benifits. Ya gotta use ’em all, ya know.Today we once again sat in the parking lot of Cross Tracks Church. Youth Pastor Josh did the entire service live via Facebook. We could see him through the windows as he broadcast his sermon “Sink“.While still in the church parking lot, we attended Sunday school through Zoom. I think we are really getting the hang of using it now. I wish I would have thought to take some agree screen shots.After worship and Sunday school we drive to Wal-Mart in Cedar Park to pick up my prescription. You just pull into a special parking spot, call the number on the sign, tell them what spot you are in, give them your name and birthday. A gloved and masked person brings your meds to you, asks some identifying questions (which you mumble through your mask(, you give them a credit card which they run as credit so that you don’t need to tough the key pad. You get your card back, (sanitize it) your pills, and they email the receipt. I like it. I hope that this is the new normal from now on.Thanks again for stopping by. See y’all again tomorrow. Stay safe. We love you.God bless and g’day.

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2020 May 14 Thursday a boy or girl?

In Liberty Hill, Texas

Welcome to our daily journal. Share it with your friends.Look at the early morning sky. It’s both pink and blue. Will the new born sun be boy or girl? It took a while for the sun to show his/her face this morning and even then it was quite androginess.Ahh, now I remember the song,

Brother Sun, Sister Moon”

Brother Sun and Sister Moon

I seldom see you seldom hear your tune

Preoccupied with selfish misery

Brother Wind and Sister Air

Open my eyes to visions pure and fair

That I may see the glory around me.

I am God’s creature, of Him I am part

I feel His love awakening my heart.

Brother Sun and Sister Moon

I now do see you, I can hear your tune

So much in love with all that I survey

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Leitch Donovan Phillips
Brother Sun, Sister Moon lyrics © Famous Music Llc, Sony Atv Harmony
Well, that answers that question. The sun is a he.

In Texas this is known as Extra Thin. In the rest of the nation it is known as bread. Thank God for Texas toast.Grandies is a group of seniors who normally (pre-pandemic) meet every Wednesday for some missions work, fellowship, and games. It has been two months since we’ve been able to gather together.Photo & Quote from Facebook

These cool kids, Grandies for Christ, met online today. They were quite happy to see one another. #zoommeeting

Grandies are collecting food for the Kids’ Summer Snacks for Operation Liberty Hill.

Pouches or small boxes of: Dried fruit, raisins, fruit snacks or fruit strips, fruit juice boxes, Nuts, trail mix

Cups of: Jell-O, pudding, mixed fruit, applesauce

Individual sized: Pretzels, Goldfish, cheese crackers, PB crackers, jerky, Slim Jims, cereal packs, Pop Tarts, peanut butter, microwave popcorn

Bars: Granola, breakfast, protein

Small cans of: Vienna sausages, macaroni, tuna, noodles/Ramen, Microwavable bowls of: Soups, Spaghetti O’s, ravioli

Money may also be donated.We will be at the Cross Tracks Church, 101 Church street, Liberty Hill. Come to the worship center drop off door, under the awning, the last 2 Sundays of May (24th & 30th) between 2:00 & 4:00 p.m.No need to come in. Drive up, set the items on the sidewalk and someone will move them inside.We participated in the Front Porch Photos this evening. Jim and Pam came by with their professional type camera and took our photos. I’m not sure just how they will use them to introduce us to the new pastor, who will be arriving in June (?). However they use them, it was time for an updated photo “book” of our congregation anyway.

This is an extreme Throw Back Thursday, all the way back to the tenth century in Wales.

  • I’ve traced the Davis family tree to Jafeth my 29th great grandfather who was born sometime in the early nine hundreds in Wales.

  • It would be eleven more generations before the use of surnames (last names) was common. Which is when my nineteenth great grandfather, Sir John Dafydd, was born in 1347 in Montgomeryshire, Wales.

  • Sir James Griffith Davyd was the last of the line born in Wales (1487).

  • His son Sir Robert John Davys was born in Acton Turville, Gloucestershire, England in 1500.

  • Captain James Davis, my 11th great grandfather was born in England but sailed to America around 1607 and established a colony where a new ship was built to sale back to England for more passengers. Upon his return, a new colony was established in Virginia and he became its governor.

  • His son, John Davis, was born 1610 in Virginia making him the first in the line to be born in the New World.

  • Captain Jesse Davis was my 4th great grandfather, born 1756 in Campbell, Virginia. He became a Captain in the Revolutionary War. After the war, he was granted thousands of acres of land on Virginia and Kentucky by General George Washington.

  • My 3rd great grandfather, George Davis (1785) was three years old and living in Halifax, Virginia when it became the 10th state admitted to the union in 1788.

  • 2nd great grandfather Charles F. Davis was born in Estill. Kentucky, lived for a while in Edgar Illinois before moving the family to Benton, Iowa.

  • During the American Civil War the Battle of Bull Run was fought on the land given by George Washington to Captain Jessie Davis.

  • Charles F. Davis’s daughter Lucinda, my great grandmother (1847-1892) was born in Edgar, Illinois before the family moved to Iowa in 1860, just before the start of the Civil War.

  • Her son, my grandfather Aldo Coons, was born two years after the civil war.

History is so much closer than we usually consider it to be.

Since it was so cool out (88°), I decided to make and bake some cookies this evening. You did hear the sarcasm in my voice there, right? I limited the baking to ten, and those in the convection oven. That is the only thing I prepared for supper. Now, if I can just keep Ella from eating the dough by the spoonful. Don’t tell her I said that.Still plenty warm at sundown.
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Day 226, in Texas.Days being self isolated

2020 May 03 Sunday the Lord’s day

In Liberty Hill, Texas

Welcome to our daily journal. Share it with your friends.It’s not cooling very fast.Some interesting sky early today. However, by the time we went into town, is was nothing but blue sky and sunshine.This morning we got all gussied up in our Sunday go-to-meetin’ clothes and went to church, literally. Wait, don’t start lecturing us about responsible behaviour and social distancing. Just wait and read onAlmost time for worship to start. Stop whispering to your neighbor and face front.Beautiful and rousing prelude music.Sometimes the children’s sermon outs the best part of the service.Praise music for the contemporary serviceHymn sing for the traditional service.And, of course, the sermon followed by a blessing of the elements for our love feast.There was no church service at our church buildings however, there was a full service broadcast. We went to sit outside the church buildings where we could get a better connection on our cell phones or even on the church’s Wi-Fi. That way we could pull in the service that was being broadcast on Facebook and on something called Church Online. Each segment prerecorded at different times in our 150 year old chapel. Maintaining social distances.We had also planned on our adult Sunday school being on Zoom, as it was last week. We kept waiting for the “invitation to join” but it never came. Apparently we should have saved the information sent out two weeks ago. I thought it would require a new link each week. All my mail, that has been read, is purged weekly, so the link is long gone. We never did make it to class. However two different people did send the link to me. I’ve saved it.I hear baby birds chirping away in or tree. But I can’t see the nest anywhere. Well played momma and daddy bird.Thanks again for stopping by. See y’all again tomorrow.

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Day 215, in Texas.©2020 Thomas E WilliamsDays being self isolated

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 15 Wednesday in Liberty Hill, Texas

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he temperature reached a nice sixty eight degrees under full sun. If I could, I’d but a smiley face on today’s sun. Keep on smiling Ol’ Sol!

Good morning starshine
The earth says “hello”
You twinkle above us
We twinkle below
Good morning starshine
You lead us along
My love and me as we sing
Our early morning singing song( )

Our early morning singing songs were hymns on the Elder Sing CD.

Round leaf rag wort?

Mock Verbena?

Antelope Horns?

Some of the flowering weeds we saw on our morning walk.

nce again HUM said the truck battery was in the yellow zone. We decided to take a longer drive to better charge the battery. Since we were going for a longer drive, we drove to Adam and Leigha’s. We invited them to come out near the truck to talk. It was nice to have a live visit with them, even at a distance.

nce we were done there, we called Sofia to see if Beket and she were able to step outside to talk with us. She was waiting on an important phone call from school. We said that we would try another time.

hile we were out, we ordered pizza from Dominos. Then went through the drive through. There was a small park in Bertrum where we stopped to eat the pizza. It seemed almost decadent to sit, enjoying the sunshine, in a public space. I hope no one tattles on us. Shhh!

nce home, Ella beat me severely. Fortunately, it was only at Fast Track. So three only that was bruised was my ego.

care package from Linnea arrived on our deck. It came with facemasks, Bisquick, and Hot Tamales candies. It was very much appreciated. Thanks. Everything was wiped down with Clorox wipes, because you don’t know how m many have handled them.

tried unsuccessfully to take a nap. When that failed, I asked Ella if she was ready for a walk to the mailbox. We had received a package through USPS but that is a separate delivery person from the mail carrier. When we checked the box there was nothing but echoes.

fter our walk, Ella went in for a shower and I worked some more in the topper. I Keep forgetting to document with photographs what I’m doing.

e had a choir practice, via Zoom, from all of our homes tonight. It did not not go well. Although we could see and hear each other, singing was impossible. Zoom only plays the voice of the loudest and not multiple voices at once. Even when speaking we had that robotic auto-tune voice and it made the piano sound like a calliope.

NO SUNSET PHOTO I was on the Zoom call when the sun was setting.

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Day 197 in Texas.

Day 31 being self isolated.

2020 March 29 Sunday

2020 March 29 Sunday in Liberty Hill Texas

Good morning and welcome to our daily journal!

This is day sixteen of being self isolated, not wanting to be around folks with the corona-virus.

ur home was … well, it was right down chilly at fifty seven degrees in the living room, and a might cooler in the bedroom on account of the window being open all night. We both enjoy sleeping when there is a chill in the air. Oh not frost on nose and toes kinda chill, somewhere just North of seeing your breath is fine for sleeping. It is the getting out from under those covers that takes a real force of will ~ or full bladder.

his morning’s sky was a right pretty sky. It is the kind of sky poets would pen poems about. Lyricist could write ballads about a sky such as this. Artists would weep and drop their brushes just to see it. Birds stop their singing and sit transfixed at the sight. The cat sees it and thinks, “I’ve seen better.”

nd then came the actual rising of the sun. I couldn’t quite imagine the pounding of drums from “Also sprach Zarathustra*” playing as Sol appeared over the horizon. Nor was I tempted to throw bones in the air and grunt, as in 2001: A Space Odyssey. None the less, it was nice to see the sun rise. Heck, at my age, it’s nice to see any sunrise. Thank you, Lord, for another day of living.

Our worship service today was self-led from a bulletin that came via email. We had some rousing prelude piano music by Jim Turner. And then tuned into Pastor John Saint’s sermon. Unfortunately our cell service is … ah … how to say this … iffy … yeah, that’s it … Iffy. This caused the live feed to freeze. This week’s technology was better than last Sunday’s. As our worship committee continues to do this I’m sure it will continue to improve.You may also wish to read my sermon for today.

ithout the normal items for our worship table, at home, this morning, we had the candle (symbolizing Christ’s presence), a rock (the Lord is the rock of my salvation), keys (he who holds the keys to the kingdom).

hortly after lunch of roast beef, with roasted potatoes, carrots, and celery, all topped with a nice beef gravy; I received an email that my groceries were ready for pick up at Wal-Mart.

hen we arrived, we pulled into one of nine or ten spots in the staging area. Soon more people arrived. All spots became full and still more people waiting for a spot. I thought they appeared to be moving along at a good pace. The person next to me was complaining about how long it was taking.

There were a coupled of items that had gone out of stock sources I ordered them on Thursday. I was glad that the folding clothes dryer racks were still available. We have no washer/dryer on our fifth-wheel RV. Laundry day has always meant packing dirty clothes into the truck and shuffling off to the laundromat. That really isn’t an option in the currency environment.

Along with the drying racks, I had also ordered a washing wand. In years past, when we we’re still tent campers, I had done our dirty laundry in a bucket using a new stool plunger as an agitator. This wand is an upgrade from the plunger

oon we were done at Wal-Mart, and were moving on down the road toward Dollar General.

We needed to take a short detour around an accident. I prayer everyone is alright.

e arrived st Dollar General, dressed in my Sunday best. It is a charcoal impregnated dust mask. It’s not the best defense, but it is what I had on hand. St DG I found honey and an off brand of the cereal we couldn’t get at Wal-Mart. I also purchased some paint brushes. I’ll tell you about those brushes some other time. We weren’t done shopping for the day. We stopped at Parker’s Corner Grocery in Liberty Hill for eggs that neither Dollar General nor Wal-Mart had on hand. I also found a small bag of corn meal that I haven’t been able to find for a couple of weeks. Now, if I could just find bread flour or even all purpose flour.

s a treat for our retreat, I got a small pack of ice cream. Once home, we wiped all of our grocery items off with some disinfectant wipes, before putting them away. I left my face mask on the dashboard of the truck. That seemed like a good place in the sun, which should kill any viruses.

God bless and g’nite.

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Day 180 in Texas

* You may know it better as the theme music for 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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.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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