June 27, 2006
It’s been a busy few days, trying to recover from lack of sleep.
Here’s some things I observed from the 25th reunion:
- Years do little to settled unresolved emotions; sometimes our viewpoints of the past can be different from what really happened.
- All the guys are losing their hair.
- We were a really rebellious bunch back then; it still bleeds over into today.
- It was nice to be able to dance with Jeannie at a class function after all these years.
- Being sober really opens up a person’s eyes to how alcohol can skew one’s sense of reality.
- Some people I recognized immediately; others were like…”Wow. You’ve changed.”
- Linda Mundell Falconer is like Dick Clark…neither one ages.
- 25 years was a long time not seeing everyone.
- Our class has been blessed to not have anyone else pass away except for Mike Lewis.
The thing that really blessed my heart the most was this…Jesus Christ’s Name was mentioned twice during the day at the meals. Even that brief moment might have touched someone’s heart and life; I pray that it did.
More reunion pictures will follow soon on the blog and also the BHS Reunion site.
Key words: BHS Class of 81, Reunion, 25th Reunion, Jesus Christ, rebellious, being sober, lack of sleep, blog, reunion pictures.
June 27, 2006
Marceline annually hosts Toby’s Carnival as part of a HUGE week of activities here; it is one of the biggest celebrations of its kind in our area. People come from miles around for the rides, the activities, and the general carny-type atmosphere that is rich in old hometown tradition and hearkens back to my childhood days.
I’m glad that Marceline continues on in this tradition; it helps one to remember hot summer days of sticky cotton candy and funnel cakes; dizzying nighttime rides on the Tilt-A-Whirl; and breathtaking rooftop views on the faithfully rotating ferris wheel as stars twinkle overhead.
Yes, those are nice memories. Something to pass along to our kids. 🙂
Key words: Fourth of July, Marceline MO, Toby’s Carnival, cotton candy, funnel cakes, Tilt-A-Whirl, ferris wheel, memories.
June 25, 2006
This weekend was indeed an eye-opener.
It was wonderful to be able to see old classmates and friends from so long ago; the family picnic at South City Park in Brookfield was well-attended, and it was a chance to catch up on the ol' days.
Later on that evening was the dinner and dance at the Elks Lodge. There were probably 85-100 people there; about 47 from the Class of 1981 posed for our group picture.
My oh my…how some of us have aged! 🙂
All in all, Jeannie and I had a good time; it was nice to see my friends again, and to be able to give the blessings over our meals (at the park and at the dinner) and to proclaim the name of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. I will always put Him first, and I can only pray that I was a witness to some of those in attendance.
On a side note…I was voted to handle our next reunion..could be because I did our website and video tribute. LOL.
Key words: Class of 1981, Brookfield MO, Jesus Christ, Elks Lodge.
June 23, 2006
For tonight: finishing up the DVD movie for my class reunion dinner tomorrow night
Tomorrow: Decorate the Elks Lodge in Brookfield at 8:30AM for the dinner that evening; Reunion Picnic at 11AM at South City Park; Social Hours starts at the Elks at 6PM followed by dinner and the dance. Probably will still be going at 1AM or so.
Sunday: Church…Jeannie and I will be nice and tired. 🙂
Hope to see everyone from the BHS Class of 1981 tomorrow! We've got 25 years of reminiscing, dancing and catching up to do!
Is this supposed to actually be a weekend that we can relax? Hoo boy!
Key words: Elks Lodge Brookfield MO, BHS Class of 1981,reminiscing, dancing.
June 23, 2006
The Davis clan at a picnic area at the top of Lookout Mountain.
Here's me and the guys: Jordan, Isaac, and Jon.
The little dude who looks like his dad: Isaac Benjamin Davis.
The kids at one of their favorite eating places, Cracker Barrel, in Chattanooga, TN.
A view from near the top of Lookout Mountain.
Richard and Jeannie at the end of a LONG day at Rock City. Almost time to go home!
From the top of Lookout Mountain a person can see seven different states. Pretty cool, huh?
At the entrance to Rock City with the boys.
All in all, it was a really nice trip, and the best part of it was that Jeannie and I got to see Isaac. That made it all worthwhile, and I thank God for everything that happened. The Lord really blessed us that day!!
Key words: Rock City, Tennessee, Lookout Mountain.
June 20, 2006
You know, God has called homosexuality a sin, plain and simple. There are no gray areas; it is simply black and white, right and wrong. Sin is SIN. Murder, lies, bestiality, adultery, homosexuality…the list goes on and on. All of it was an abomination and perversion since the beginning of the world, and it's still the same way now. Nothing has changed except society's sad "acceptance" and embrace of sin.
That is why this article has me really upset. The Episcopal Church's new U.S. leader has really stuck her foot in her mouth with her take on the age-old controversy of homosexuality. From Reuters:
There is no reason for me to argue this point with anyone. God says plain and simple that homosexuality is a sin:
- "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination" (Leviticus 18:22).
- "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them" (Leviticus 20:13)
- Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. (Romans 1:24-27)
These scriptures are facts. None of us can justify our viewpoints to say otherwise…and that includes the new "spiritual" leader of a large mainstream church. Or me…or you…or anyone else.
This news will undoubtedly cause another major rift between the U.S. branch and England-based Episcopals. As well it should. There is no person on this earth who has the right to dispute what the Word of God says; nor make it "palatable" to people so they will like what they hear and feel ok about their lives and the choices they make.
It's time to stop justifying our actions and start standing up for the Word of God, which is always unchanging and the Truth.
Plain. And simple.
Key words: homosexuality, sin, bible verses on homosexuality, Reuters, Episcopal Church, Word of God, Truth.
June 20, 2006
Sitting at work again, going through the same ol' thing; transferring digital books over and being bored.
Our Brookfield High School Class of 1981 Reunion is this weekend. There'll be a picnic on Saturday around lunchtime and then a dinner and dance that evening. Gonna be fun and a time to catch up on all of our lives that have been separated by miles and years.
Dana (Gray) Harmon asked me to give the invocation before we eat; I graciously accepted. Jeannie and I are also doing CDs to pass out and I'm also putting together a video montage of our class.
As usual…the week before is when everything comes together. Such is life. LOL. 🙂
Key words: BHS Class of 1981, Brookfield High School.