There are groups of folk you have never heard of. Or at least that is what Sherry and I have found. When the boys were in Cuba they got into Moto-Cross. They enjoyed it and when we got back to the States, they continued for awhile. We learned that there were circles of friends who met on and off track, RAcing was also social.
Also in Gitmo a friend invited Sherry to learn Square dancing. I was shocked at the detail and extent the Square Dancing Community reaches. There are buttons and awards for the number of dances attended. Dancing on top the Empire State Building. Dancing on a Ship, barge, beach, airplane, you name it there is a badge for it. It was fun, but we did not continue.
When Sherry decided we should walk the Appalachian Trail, I was flabbergasted at the extent of the community. There are people who get so involved they dedicate their life to walking and cleaning the trail. There are AT clubs from the start at Springer Mt to the Terminus 2170 miles away on Mt. Katahdin. There are shuttles, Trail Angels and thousands of volunteers. It is so advertised that people from all over the world travel to the USA to hike. It is tight for some and loose for others, but still a community.
I mentioned musicians, until you are connected you do not know how many ‘scheduled’ and unscheduled Jam sessions there are. Bonnie over at Organic Discourse, has a son and here hubby who do alot of jamming and ‘gigs’. Bonne joins in and sings also.
And then there is Karaoke? Jimmy down in Miami does a lot of Karaoke. We have a friend who has a Karaoke business in Florida. I would have never thunk it.
The latest community, that I NEVER heard of, is song writers. I have known several professional song writers but never thought any of them ever got together. Rick, whose blog I have been reading lately is a member of a song writers group. SO THERE MUST BE MORE OF ‘EM SO BEWARE! ;-).
Now when I read Linda, the mountain boomer, she talks about quilting. Now that community is one I have known about all my life. I have spent many hours playing cars UNDER a quilting frame while the ladies surrounded it were sewing or quilting.
Are you involved in a club or group?
Humans seem to migrate to like minded folk. Many small churches are like a club. (some good and some bad ;-) )
This car never made production:
1955 Futura by Lincoln I think I would like that.