Groesbeck, Texas, Wednesday morning from ten o’clock until mid-afternoon. PRAISE THE LORD, national TV programming was ignored in preference for the Memorial Service for thirty-eight-year-old TrooperChad Walker. Law enforcement officers from across the Nation are here to pay their respects. An estimated four thousand individuals in attendance.
The solemn parade of law enforcement vehicles continues as I publish this message (at 12:55 PM). The TV commentator said the vehicles are “miles long.” (Later: TV reporter said eight-hundred-plus vehicles.) I hope to find a video (later) of the extremely beautiful message (eulogy) by Chad Walker’s pastor.
My praise and “thank you” to the local Waco CBS-TV station. The other networks continued their regular programming.
Strangely, “Blood Done Sign My Name“ came to mind so I thought it was a hint to share it with my readers. I was an “extra” in the movie. I met the author and his father. It was a unique experience–on a movie set. (I’ve had many unique experiences in my lifetime. A lady-friend has suggested I write my autobiography.) I was living in Shelby, North Carolina, at the time and Shelby’s “downtown” area is old-fashioned and an appropriate setting.
This was your blogger’s first “normal” day after a year of abnormal days!! A “friend of the RV Park” invited us to “the lake” for food and fellowship. I was greeted with hugs; none of us were wearing a mask. This was “the good old days.”
More than five months ago, the Jeep Fire Pit was delivered. Sadly, it has been gathering dust and rust under an open-air storage area. When I ordered… I hadn’t considered it was “a liability risk” and absolutely could not be used at Concord Estate RV Park. Our “friend of the Park” spends almost every weekend at Lake Whitney and the fire pit will be used and admired. “Admired?” Yes, other campers have indicated they will make (or buy) something similar. “Friend” will blast off the rust and “powder coat” against future rust. All my “smores” ingredients were donated to that family. We didn’t linger for that treat because it was getting dark and we were a considerable distance from Waco.
My “good” Friday morning started with pancakes, and fellowship, in the RV Park clubhouse. Social distancing; no masks. Then, about four o’clock Mr. Red picked me up and drove to the campground. We made two stops along the way to visit former residents who moved from the Estate Park last year. One… has a lovely new home and beautiful yard and a freshly-planted vegetable garden.
Yesterday was such a “good” Friday, I was inspired to “do” and file my Income Taxes for 2020, today. I’ve been filing with TurboTax for many years and almost as easy as riding a three-wheel bicycle!! Speaking of a three-wheel bike, it is time for me to ride and get some exercise. Too much sitting!!