Monday, September 29, 2008
Having enjoyed a few days stay at various school parking lots since the beginning of September, it seems odd to be at a State campground where there is no school out the window! There are no school bells, church bells or children enjoying recess... We will be back to school on Sunday night.
Delavan, Wisconsin > Rockford, Illinois > Morton, Illinois > Danville, Illinois > Indianapolis, Indiana > Springfield, Ohio > Marysville, Ohio > Punderson State Park. Phew!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Talk about pressure! These are the photos taken as we were passing the Scotts factory just outside of Marysville, Ohio.
As we went by I saw only three people trimming and one person on a riding lawn mower. Imagine, if you will, a dandelion growing on this lawn...not.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Okay, so I am only pretending.
While visiting the United States Air Force Museum, I realized that there are not many opportunities for a claustrophobic person such as myself. The cockpits were SMALL, the passageways were SMALL, the places where the gunners sat were SMALL and what if you had to get out of there in a hurry...
Any words I write sound trite considering what has been given for the freedom I enjoy, but I never considered the small space in which they worked. I appreciate it even more.
The hallway where I am standing is 17 inches wide - even the tour had small spaces!
The Museum was thoroughly enjoyable. Dave thought I would be bored - Ha. I loved the planes. I loved the human stories more, especially the tales about early flight and what the Viet Nam POWs had to endure. Very powerful.
If ever you get the chance to visit the USAF Museum in Dayton, Ohio, just do it!
After leaving high school occasionally students will stop in for a visit, but to visit a former high school-er on their new turf, making a huge difference for the kingdom and happy in their chosen profession - it just doesn't get any better than that! A servant leader - Mr. Honebrink.
Monday, September 15, 2008
So How Exactly Does a Sabra Look?
by Yael Zisling
"Most people know that a native Israeli is referred to as a Sabra (tzabar in Hebrew). However, not everyone knows what a Sabra really looks like (not the human variety). A Sabra is actually a form of cactus, Opuntia ficus-indica, in the past known as a ‘prickly pear’ and now most often called a ‘cactus pear’.
The mandarin oranges are in these photos to make a point. My guitar is ugly. It is the same color as the mandarin oranges. I wanted you to know that I am not exaggerating when I say the color is orange. IT IS ORANGE.
When I was shopping for a guitar I played it and said, "Dave, you play this guitar and I hope it sounds as ugly as it looks." But no, it sounded sweet and beautiful. I looked at other guitars always hoping that the sound would match the look....sigh. I even went beyond my guitar budget looking for a pretty guitar with great sound.... sigh.
So my guitar, like the Sabra Cactus, is not too much to look at on the outside, but it is a guitar that sounds beautiful when played, and it is a cactus that contains sweet meat when you get past the prickly exterior.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Soon it will be Colts, then Browns, then Steelers, Eagles, Ravens, Redskins, Panthers...sigh.
Small town USA at its best. There were carnival games you never win, lots of food booths, and loud carnival rides. Please note the photo of all the "pumpkin" items on the menu.
The two pumpkin photos were award winners in the pumpkin judging - and you can see why, Clark Pumpkin never looked so good.
Thank you to John Jacobs, principal of Bethel Lutheran School, for allowing us parking space for a few days and the opportunity to sing for the school kids.
Dave does a great job driving -- why no, I do not drive EVER when we are hauling the RV. Perhaps by this time next year I will, but for now - nope.
This photo was taken on our way east on I-74 to Danville, IL.
Monday, September 1, 2008
We are parked at Our Redeemer in Delavan, Wisconsin for the next five days. Instead of campground views, there are kids out for recess playing kickball. I have not heard school bells since April. What Fun. :)
Dave completed recording "Hey, Look!" while we were at Sky High Campground. Some of the songs on the CD are live performances while others are studio productions. The album is designed to remind kids of the concert they just heard. It has four completely new songs and live versions of some songs from Dave's previous two albums as well.
Dave is thankful and it feels good to have the CD done.
Dave's next project will be a collection of hymns. Got a favorite???
All of us pictured are friends of Randy Schultz, who went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, August 21. We celebrated his life on August 25. It was the kind of funeral that brought true comfort to all in attendance. What joy we will know in heaven.
We all met Randy and his wife Mary in 1977 - we have been friends ever since.
In college we sang in a college group called "Glad Sound." As the group traveled during the summer and then during the school year, since Randy was the tallest and strongest, he was always in charge of the heavy lifting - luggage and speakers topped the list. At each stop he would say, "So, I wonder who will take down (or put up) the luggage this time? Hmm...well, I guess I'll do it." It makes me smile just thinking about it. :)
Thank you God that we have had Randy in our lives for a short 49 years. We look forward to seeing him and all the others who have gone before us.