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.


betty said...

Breaks are always good, especially if one has a lot of things going on. Do catch a few good fish :)


Sheila Y said...

Tell Shirl we’ve been praying for her down here in Alabama. Love you guys! Sheila


take all the time you need. we'll be here waiting. saying prayers for shirl and you.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Your life just got a whole lot busier than what you'd planned on so I can understand the need to take a break so you can catch up. Take care and don't over do it ! I'm already looking forward to your return. You will be missed.

Chatty Crone said...

Sherry's sons? lol Yours too.

I understand the break.

I didn't know that about sweet potatoes - they taste so good and so good for you!

Hope you catch some first.


Dar said...

I was hoping you'd take this break. You have so much going on and nothing is more important than family. Hugs to all of you, ya know we love you. Always nice when your boys can swing by and granddaughter too. Makes a body smile.
love n' hugs from up north where the snow is Finally disappearing fast, even with 2 feet in the woods yet.

Glenda said...

Good to hear that y'all are getting some downtime, sending good wishes to all!

Mevely317 said...

Love the title and accompanying signage, Jack! :))

I'm plenty of guilty of looking at tasks before me and visualizing a mountain. Those 'small flurries' can seem overwhelming, but I sure applaud your taking a break to deal with them a little bit at a time.

PS - Reminds me of a cute line from The Short Drop: "Take small bites and chew slowly." (At least I think that's how it goes.)

Paula said...

Think I missed something along the way but I know you know why. I can't be as frank because of John's relatives. Try to enjoy your break if you can.

Lisa said...

We all need a break sometimes. But, I hate it when you take breaks. I look foward to reading your stuff each day. I have been slack on blogging myself. I have been busy preparing for a trip. I will be going to Orlando Next weekend and no it will not be to Disney. I will be flying alone again which makes me sad but mabe Nick could use a little 3 day break from me. Haha. I will tell more in a blog entry next week! Cant wait to share it.


Rick Watson said...

Take care of yourself and family first.

Rain said...

Hi Jack and Sherry :) Just checking in to say hello and hope all is well. :)