I am not much into sports. I loved playing catch-up base ball in empty lots. I played a lot of games but mostly baseball or soft ball. Softball was usually batting, we played a lot of ‘Rolley-Bat’. I don’t know if that is known far and wide or not. The players in the field try to roll the ball they catch, trying to hit the bat on the ground.
I was never on many organized teams, and never serious about competition. THEN….. I met and married Sherry we became a TEAM. Sherry was working when we married, and she worked off and on according to my whims in life jobs. (I have had a lot).We finally evolved past ‘me & mine’, to OURS. When the boys came along and for the first few years Sherry stayed home with them.
After they entered school she worked. We had always lived on one salary (hers or mine) so with both working we tried to save one, rather than spend the extra. Sports? the boys loved the Redskins so we all supported them. When the boys played ball of course we backed their teams. Now, Sherry keeps up with some sports, but I seldom know who is playing whom.
The Team (That is a 1960 Rambler behind us)
That is the Rev Jack , these pictures were taken while we pastored in Rutherfordton, NC just a short while before we built the church in New Hope. (Cannot find a picture of the place in New Hope.)
But this TEAM has had a few victories. Things we are proud of: We have helped ourselves, and we have helped others. Once, in one of my many lives (when I thought I was a preacher) we organized and built a church (It is still going well, BTW).
At that church there were several beautiful young girls. One, Linda Allen was from a good family of good looking folk. She was being courted by a skinny young fellow, Steve Thompson. The courtship got serious and they came to talk to me about marriage. This was our third church, I had buried a few folk, but never performed a wedding ceremony.
(I will get some pictures, we do not have any of the wedding)
I realized they were serious and performed the wedding. They headed off into marriage bliss. It has been about 44 years ago. They are still married have a wonderful family. Today we will drive down to Anderson, SC to have dinner with them. First we will attend church where their beautiful daughter is the pastor’s wife. Amazing. We wanted to take them out to eat, but Linda insists I could hear better in a home environment, She is so sweet.
The above Photo is Mark and Cindy Daniel and family. He is the pastor of the church we will visit.Cindy is Linda and Steve’s daughter, she looks just like her mama. the boy on the right looks like Steve. (Picture taken from their church website)
We are looking forward to the visit. so this is one of the accomplishments of THE TEAM we are proud of.
As the BRBoomer is known for saying, LIFE IS GOOD!
So thanks for coming by the log.
. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear what they said?
Car of the day:
This is my friend BUDDY’S Mustang. He says it is the hottest thing going, knowing him, I don’t doubt it. It got a short mention in one of my books when one of the kids wanted to borrow it.