Sunday, April 22, 2018

Gone Fishing

Historic Picture:
Carolina Theatre in Charlotte, NC Mid 1950s.

Sherry's sons dropped by tonight for a visit and have some of mama's left overs. Mark brought grand daughter Stella. We had a good time.

I have a lot of small tasks to take care of so I am taking a few days off AGAIN. I wanted to come here tonight to thank all of you who are sending up prayers, giving good advice and in general boosting us. Some of you have faced dementia and KNOW first hand the complications.  some of you know of the drug Coumadin, and the complications that can develop. Thanks for the input.
So tonight is another short entry, There are no MAJOR problems facing us, but a flurry of small stuff. I'll be reading if not commenting, Be back soon.

 Be back with the catch, I hope!


Nite Shipslog


 1940 Chevy Stake body truck
North Carolina Facts:


1.     North Carolina is the largest producer of sweet potatoes in the nation. Students at a Wilson County school petitioned the North Carolina General Assembly for the establishment of the sweet potato as the official state vegetable.
2.     Harker's Island hosts the annual Core Sound Decoy Festival in December.
3.     Morehead City is home to the North Carolina Seafood Festival, held the first weekend in October every year.
4.     The World War II battleship 'North Carolina' is permanently berthed on the Cape Fear River at Wilmington. She was saved from the scrap heap in the 1960's by public subscription, including donations of dimes by schoolchildren. 
(The Battle ship USS North Caroling displayed an 8' model built, from sight, by my brother Odis Howard Darnell)
5.     The first English colony in America was located on Roanoke Island. Walter Raleigh founded it. The colony mysteriously vanished with no trace except for the word "Croatoan" scrawled on a nearby tree.



Friday, April 20, 2018

Overlooking an Elephant


Historical Photo:


 (Famous Alexander Homestead, on Shamrock in Charlotte)
Famous for the 'best weddings'. Now I am wondering if this is where Grandson Josh and Megan were married??

Homefront How do you not SEE the Elephant?.....
Shirl is home. Doing well and wondered what the fuss was all about. The three doctors discussed it and decided it was best to treat the problems with meds.  So she gained 2 or 3 more meds, making it 5 or 6 for a few weeks.
Backing up, about that elephant I did not see! The LITTLE THINGS YOU MISS when you are distracted.
I worked on a lawn mower today and mowed a little to check it out and saw some darkened plastic in the yard. Tough and curved a little. I puzzled over it, then thrw it in the garbage. Later I was inside and  Sherry came out of the shower and asked, “Didn’t you notice the sky light when you showered earlier?”
“No, what about it?”
“The hail must have smashed it!”  I quickly looked, and sure enough we now need a new skylight.
When leaving the motor home we look right down where we park our car. The top is in plain view. Immediately I took a closer look. AWWW! 8 or ten dents from the huge hail.
I haven’t had a chance to check the roofs of our houses. I hope to do that over the weekend. None of that is good. HOWEVER it is nothing that can’t be fixed or just ignored. 
Life is good. Parts are ordered and Shirl will not have surgery. (She is fussing about the blood thinners, and the many checks that must be done to find the right dosage of Coumadin(?).)  (My dad used to say, "Some folk would complain if they were cut with a new knife!")

Things may slow down to good pace in a few days. Thanks for all the concerns, prayers and thoughts. Forgive me if I haven’t commented. I have tried to keep up.  But remember the two “S’s” are getting older and I am just trying to keep up!

Nite Shipslog
PS: I am still wondering how I took a shower and did not see the broken skylight above me???

North Carolina facts (since we are here)
1.   Whitewater Falls in Transylvania County is the highest waterfall in the eastern United States.
2.   Cape Hatteras is the largest lighthouse ever to be moved due to erosion problems.
3.   The University of North Carolina's mascot, the Tarheels, is a nickname for North Carolinians. One story tell it came from the days when NC produced a lot of tar, and someone saw a set of footprints made by someone who had stepped in the tar. (There are several versions of ‘TAR heels’.)
4.   Charles Karault was born and raised in Wilmington.
5.   Havelock is home of Marine Base "Cherry Point." It is the largest air base in Marine Corps.