31 thoughts on “Our Daily Thread 9-28-21

  1. Good night Jo. Good Morning Chas.
    I am off to help one of my agents show condos on the beach. She only recently got an Alabama license. I was talking to her last night and she asked me to tag along.
    Little Miss will be returning to us today. She has been quarantined a week with her parents. Daddy had Covid. He also lets her get away with anything.
    Last night, Mommy sent a message that Little Miss was rocking her Anna Doll. When asked if she was bringing it to MiMi and Papa’s today, she said, “No. She cries and I don’t want to disturb Papa”. Papa has threatened to send a drum kit home with her.

    So far on his intermittent fasting he has lost 25 pounds. He is determined that I go snorkeling on vacation so I am not the proud owner of my very own scuba mask. We will file that under “Things I didn’t know I ever needed”.

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  2. Good evening. Jo. Good morning, Kim, and all.

    I have been sneezing over and over which worried Miss Bosley. Maybe the fit has passed on to another person. I wonder what it was from?

    I still remember as a child hearing the man who lived across the street sneezing from inside the open front door in their living room. He was so loud that it sounded like he was in our house.

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  3. One of the oldest members of my church just passed away. His wife passed away several years ago and he missed her similarily to how Chas misses Elvera.

    I think y’all will be amazed as I was to read his obituary. I knew some of this, but much was news to me. He was quite tall and his wife was petite.

    Obituary:
    Ray Franklin Bell, age 97, passed away September 24th, 2021. He is survived by children Bill (Janet) Bell and Melody (Mike) Gwinn, three grandsons, and ten great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Betty Bell. He was born on a farm in Lee County, South Carolina July 17th, 1924. Graduating from high school at the start of World War II, he worked at the Navy Yard in Charleston, SC until he was old enough to enlist in the US Army Air Corps. It was in Charleston that he met the love of his life, the former Betty Donnelly. After joining the Air Corps he was trained to fly the B-25 bomber and trained navigators to operate airborne radar as path finders in the European theater. His squadron then transitioned to the P-38 fighter for the invasion of Japan but were saved from combat by the atomic bombs which ended the war in the Pacific. After his time in service he graduated from Furman University and attended law school at the University of Virginia before embarking on a career as a real estate broker and insurance agent. He also sold horticultural greenhouses and for three years was the Mooney aircraft distributor in Georgia. Flying continued to be one of his favorite past times and he owned and flew light aircraft until he was 88 years old. He was a member of the United Flying Octogenarians, a group of pilots who flew an airplane after their 80th birthday. He was awarded the FAA’s Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award for 50 years of safe flying. He was former commander of the Flying Fezz unit at Yaarab Temple and served as hospital chairman and was on the Board of Governors of the Greenville Shrine Hospital. He was a mason, a member of the Scottish Rite, and a Shriner. He was a member of the Silver Wings Fraternity and a former member of the National Guard and Civil Air Patrol. He was a charter member of Clairmont Hills Baptist Church. He loved his family and friends, his work with Shrine Hospitals, Furman University, traveling and flying. His funeral will be Saturday, October 2nd in the chapel of A.S. Turner & Sons at 11:00 am. The family will receive friends the hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Greenville Shriners Hospital, c/o Yaarab Temple, 400 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30308.

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  4. Isn’t it interesting that when you have a pretty empty schedule, the days drag.

    But, get a deadline (or three) on the calendar and everything suddenly starts happening all at once!

    We’ll see if I survive October 15.

    In the meantime, we’re now, apparently, painting a bathroom RED!

    She’s too much like her father. If she starts getting bored, watch out!

    (I once left him for four hours with two pre-schoolers. When I returned, he had taken down the roof lining in the car and was attempting to glue it back in place more securely.

    (Where were the boys?

    (“Oh, they played around here somewhere.

    (All safe and sound.)

    She has the third job interview today.

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  5. Chas, I thought you would appreciate his connections to Charleston. He was only six years older than you. There were not as many people in the world back then. Perhaps your paths intersected at some point.

    I think he probably did a lot of his flying from Peachtree Dekalb Airport, the old Naval Air Station, in the community where I grew up. Michelle had dinner by the runways there when in town. That was where my dad worked before he went on his tour of the Mediterranean when I was young.

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  6. Janice, I may have told you this before, but I was in the AF from Aug. ’50 to Dec53
    I operated radios on C-54, C=97 & B-29. Thaty was my last tour.
    I wold have stayed in but Congress passed the GI-bill and I got out to go to USCarolina.
    It was a good thing because they invented single-sideband. Don’t know what that is, but they don’t need radio operators anymore.
    I imagine what they would do witha S/Sgt with no trade.

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  7. Jo, I found Ukarumpa International School and I’m sure I can see your house but I can’t tell which one it is. Could you please paint “Jo lives here” on your roof?

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  8. I found out some time ago that I could turn off auto-correct (or auto-typo) on my Android phone. It puts suggestions in a bar below the text that I can tap to choose, but if I don’t tap any of those it just leaves things as I typed them.

    Janice, have you ever looked into turning off auto-(in)correct?

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  9. Reading yesterday’s discussion of being by the ocean made me feel wistful. I’m not sure which I miss more from California, the mountains or the ocean. Each is powerful and comforting in its own way.

    At the ocean, I always think of the hymn:
    O, the deep, deep love of Jesus,
    Vast, unmeasured, boundless, free,
    Rolling as a mighty ocean,
    In its fullness over me,
    Underneath me, all around me,
    Is the current of Thy love,
    Leading onward, leading homeward
    To Thy glorious rest above.

    I don’t have a song for the mountains, but they make me think of God’s strength and majesty. I once looked up at Mount Wilson from Pasadena and thought about how impressive it is that people could haul and build those giant antenna towers up there that can be seen for miles. And then I suddenly realized how much more impressive it is that God built those giant mountains on which the towers sit, and which can be seen for many many more miles.

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  10. Thanks, Kevin. I must have turned it off on a previous phone, but not on this one. At times in the past it seemed useful and like it worked properly, but in recent years it seems to be haywire. I will look into that. Thank you for reminding me.

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  11. I hope AJ and Cheryl are having some pleasant vacation days.

    A box arrived a bit ago that I tipped this way and that to get into the kitchen from the carport. It is the unassembled recumbent bike. Now to get in line on the long list of errands my brother has to do.

    Keeping my mind fixed on forgiving 70×7 times or more.

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  12. Some people mentioned being bothered by the sand that gets everywhere and in everything at the beach.

    I remember being bothered by that only when not having a good way to quickly get rid of it before getting in the car to travel when we went to public beaches early on.

    Where we stay at Hilton Head there are little shoe scaper brushes and open air quick showers to easily take care of any residue immediately when leaving the beach.

    The towels can be given some good shakes and folded so the clinging sand stays to the inside and does not get on everything.

    I think over the years and with experience, it becomes a non-issue rather like having a mudroom in the north for shedding boots and snow gear.

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  13. Janice, you might be surprised to find that you could do it yourself. Fourteen year old son put mine together a year or so ago and then put my dad’s together. Of course, one might say he helped husband or husband helped him. All that to say, sometimes they are pretty easy

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  14. Knee still aches, but seems a bit better. I got insoles in my shoes, so now to get used to the feet being even.
    I sent Dj a picture showing where my home is, Kevin. Dj can you or Kare forward that one to Kevin. I don’t think that I have email for Kevin

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  15. Kevin- That hymn i one of my favorites.

    As for a song about mountains, I like this one:

    Psalm 121
    A Song of Ascents.
    1 I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
    From where shall my help come?
    2 My help comes from the Lord,
    Who made heaven and earth.
    3 He will not allow your foot to slip;
    He who keeps you will not slumber.
    4 Behold, He who keeps Israel
    Will neither slumber nor sleep.

    5 The Lord is your keeper;
    The Lord is your shade on your right hand.
    6 The sun will not smite you by day,
    Nor the moon by night.
    7 The Lord will protect you from all evil;
    He will keep your soul.
    8 The Lord will guard your going out and your coming in
    From this time forth and forever.

    (NASB)

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  16. Trying to figure out if our trip to Goroka is on or off tomorrow. These new regulations are hard to figure out. Also I am taking five new folks which is kinda scary.
    Tonight I am hosting our fellowship group so have to get some cinnamon rolls made.

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