At the BMX Track

Last night we went to see Charlie race again.  It was the first time Jeff had been, I think, since before school was out for the summer.  Charlie has moved up to the intermediate group now, so the racing is much more competitive.  He still won his second moto and came in second in the […]

She’s Playing!

Mallory was excited when she got home from golf practice Thursday night to tell me she had been chosen to play in their first match next week.  There are ten girls on the team but only six play in each match, so she wasn’t sure that was going to happen.  Exciting times!

Solar Eclipse

Today Lindee, Mallory, Clara, their friend Keira, and I headed to Ninety Six National Historic Site, to be in the Path of Totality for the solar eclipse.  It was absolutely amazing.  We got there early, because we weren’t sure how much traffic we would run in to.  As it turned out, it was exactly zero, […]

Jackson’s Surprise Birthday Party

Saturday evening Lindee hosted a surprise party for Jackson’s 40th birthday party.  I think he really was surprised, and it was so much fun.  He is, and always has been, and absolutely Star Wars freak, so the cake was absolutely perfect. Singing Happy Birthday.  From left are Lindee filming the event, Jackson, their friends Cam […]

Wedding at the Track!

Friday night Jeff was off camping with his buddies at a music festival, so I went to see Charlie at the BMX track.  It was the first time I’d seen him race all summer, I think, and lo and behold, when I got there, a wedding was being held at the starting gate!  The guy […]

At Ella Mae’s Funeral

Last Wednesday Becky, Pam, and I made a day trip to Summerville, GA, to attend the graveside service for Charlotte’s mom.  Sherry and her husband Johnny made the trip, too.  At the meal they served afterwards at the church we got this picture of the six of us buddies.  The flowers are ones Charlotte brought […]

End-of-Summer Adventure #2

Today my friend Sherry and I took Mallory, Clara, June, Mason, and her grandson Will to spend the day at the Schiele Museum in Gastonia – our actual final outing of the summer.  It was supposed to be tomorrow, but Sherry and I will both be heading to Georgia for the day for Ella Mae’s […]