I spent Saturday in Caddo with family and friends, celebrating Caddo’s Heritage Day. It’s always enjoyable! I love to see people who have not been “out and about” in a while. We have several citizens who are now in their late eighties and nineties. Some attended and others didn’t. I hope they know we missed them.
Enjoyed the 5k run! Love to see people with more strength and motivation than my own. There was a good turnout and everyone seemed to enjoy it. I was fascinated by the new timing technology. Each runner wore a little numbered chip on their shoe that triggered the timer when they crossed the finish line. Of course there were the inevitable glitches…I found one in the street just moments after the race, and another runner lost his about half-way through the race. But all in all, it was a good, time-saving arrangement.
Got to see my lovely neighbors for a few minutes. I know it is a dreadful thing to admit, but with the distance between us and with our busy schedules, we hardly ever see each other in person. Just a wave sometimes!
The children seemed to have a good time. Food, candy, toys, and the bounce house were available all day. The main attraction this year was a daredevil bike group from Fort Worth called “United Freestyle”. They did some amazing tricks! All the young people were in attendance for that!
My father came for a visit yesterday and he talked about all the old friends he saw at Heritage Day. His long-time neighbor has been in the nursing home for years now and was unable to attend, but he visited with her at their weekly church service. It occurred to me that he too, is getting along in years and will be 82 in January.
The next few weeks will be a blur of activities.
Tonight is our community TRAC meeting.
Tuesday is my grandson’s birthday AND my sister-in-law’s birthday!
This week at school we will test basic skills and then send home our report cards. Next week is a major standardized test and then carnival. Then parent-teacher conferences and fall break!
October 22 is our Springer reunion.
Whew! I’m already tired. Lol