That Party plus Another

The birthday party scheduled for August the 8th was a  huge success. It went ahead as scheduled; and I believe Addyson was pleased as well as her friends and guest. The traveled, by walking and wading in the creek, and even got out of sight far from  the rest of us. These were city girls.

The “Plus” in the title is that just this past Saturday we had another Birthday Party down at the swimming hole. Our granddaughter Caitlyn turned 17 and had several of her friends from church celebrate with her. These were older and more aggressive youth, and they had much fun too.

No! I did not get in the creek either time, though due to the heat along with the humidity it might have seemed like a good idea.

It is always good to get together with family and friends.

And that is the way it is on the banks of Flat Creek.

~tim

Mowing in the rain

Today is a special Birthday party for a special granddaughter. She is planning on having it down at our family swimming hole; the Whirl Hole. That could be a little in doubt now though, due to some rain.

I went down to mow, because it has been over a month since it was mowed.  When I got started mowing it started sprinkling and as I mowed it came down progressively harder. I was soaked when I got to the house.

I kept mowing until I got a fairly large enough space for a party, and access to the Creek for swimming.

We have not heard for our daughter Monica; if it is still a go. Addyson will surely be disappointed if it is rained out for the Creek.

Even if it is raining I am sure she will enjoy the meal at Flat Creek in Republic.

Happy Birthday to Addyson Worley  14 years old.

Birthday Party for Two

Madge and I attended a Birthday party for two of our grandsons.  The party was at a park in Mount Vernon, MO. which is located behind the Mount Vernon Golf Course on highway 174 North and East of town.

I have been to the golf course a couple of times, knew where it was, and how to get there; but never knew there was a public park behind it.  You even need to drive through the golf course parking lot to get to the park.  Odd?  I never saw that done before.

You can even play frisbe golf in the park.

Our grandsons Josiah and Eli had a great time.  It was wonderful being there even with the heat.  Josiah will turn 11 on August 1, and Eli turned 6 on June 30.  I think it is a great use of resources to combine two birthdays together to celebrate their years of life.

I am glad that I had a part, even if it was just being present.  I even got to push Eli in the swings.  “Higher, Higher” he would say.  After he would get so high he got nervous about it he would say, “Stop pushing now”, or just “Stop”.  Funny.

It was great to get back home, though it was around 10 p.m.  I took a shower and went to bed.  The morning was wonderful.  The day is too.

~tim