Monthly Archives: July 2012

A Nice Weekend…

Mother arrived Thursday morning with the hopes of attending the marching band’s parent show featuring accomplishment from the week of camp.  Due to threatening storms the parent show was canceled, and we picked Quintin up from the dorm. We journeyed … Continue reading

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Walk & Talk…

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Judging…

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Think…

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Band Camp, Day 3

Quintin seems to be enjoying the work, and activities that fill the days at band camp. Many thanks to Stephanie Hall, Pati Rogers, Mike Wager, and Chuck Brentlinger for taking photos during the week!

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Willkie Day…

Wendell Willkie: “I stand before you without a single pledge or promise or understanding of any kind except for the advancement of your cause and the preservation of American democracy”. Every August I get excited over the 17th and 19th. August … Continue reading

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On to Tuesday…

When I first looked out the window at 6:30am, the yard was bathed in a beautiful golden spotlight.  A gentle rain was sprinkling, but the dying grass did not seem overjoyed as it seems so far gone.  Rain is expected … Continue reading

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Monday…

The previous night was to end early, but I ended up watching a Netflix documentary on the Navajo Code Breakers during WWII.  Quite fascinating! The dogs allowed me to sleep until 7:00am.  Bless them! I planted some ivy and some … Continue reading

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Spaghetti & HAIRSPRAY

This was a FUN day! I got some errands completed earlier in the morning, and then returned home to pick up Quintin for more.  I took Quintin for his physical, and then we went in search of the witch’s castle … Continue reading

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Ahh… The weekend!

Normally, I am not one who lives for the weekend, but this was one weekend that could not get here quickly enough. Before we traipsed off to Indiana last weekend, we discovered, Wednesday afternoon, that the air conditioning was not … Continue reading

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A Summer of Trapp

I have immensely enjoyed the travels of friends and students this summer.  They have traveled to Alaska, Canada, journeys out West, Hawaii (several friends), California, New Mexico, Arizona, Florida (quite a few), and New York City. The Kress family ventured … Continue reading

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Twelve Seconds To The Moon

17 December 1903. Thursday. 10:35am. Kitty Hawk/Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina Orville Wright left the ground in a manned aircraft which was to be later called, The Wright Flyer.  Orville flew twelve seconds. Five men from the nearly Kill Devil … Continue reading

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Funny… but true…

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Indiana Beach 2012

It was hot, humid, and every now and then the breeze from Lake Schafer would cool us off.  Despite the humidity, and the rainstorm (which we were eating lunch in the air conditioned car), Quintin and I had a blast! … Continue reading

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Quintin at Indiana Beach

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Indiana Beach – Ferris Wheel view

If you hold your head to the left, you can see this is Indiana Beach as viewed from the Ferris wheel.

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Arriving at Indiana Beach….

Indiana Beach

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Oh, what a beautiful morning…

This is the morning view from my bedroom window at The Haas Farm in Fowler… if you can only imagine this photo accompanied by sounds of a gentle breeze blowing, a rooster in the near distance, a plethora of birds … Continue reading

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Family, Food, Fun, Football, Fowler…

I don’t think I am any happier, and so content, than when I am in Fowler, Indiana.  My brother, Destin, and sister-in-law, Stacia, have the perfect setting to raise a family, celebrate life, and welcome visitors. It is serene, and … Continue reading

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Prophetstown State Park & Battle Ground, Indiana

Quintin, Flyer and I made it to the Lafayette region around 1:30pm after a near miss with a Fox’s Pizza driver who pulled out in front of us in Zionsville. We went to Historic Prophetstown at Prophetstown State Park to check out … Continue reading

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Frog…

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Two Sides….

There Are Two Sides to Every Story (Joshua 22:1-34) Study By: Jeff Miller  Listen To Audio Download Audio This is an Audio Sermon. Abstract Although the Transjordan tribes had been granted land east of the Jordan River seven years earlier, they had … Continue reading

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Funny Post…

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Always something there to remind me….

I remember when, as a young boy of six or seven,my grandparents were dining at The Back-Forty smorgasbord in Decatur, Indiana (I think it was Decatur).  My grandmother gasped, and said, “Leroy, look.” Grandpa turned to look, and his jaw dropped.  There … Continue reading

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A Good Mom…

While standing in the cashier’s line at the grocery store this evening, I heard a mother say to her daughter, who was approximately 6 or 7 years old, “I am so proud of the way you changed your attitude!  I … Continue reading

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