Tuesday, July 27, 2010


The brake system is giving us some trouble on the bus.  The problem has been identified and is being repaired.  The mechanic lacks bleeding the air out of the back brakes and it will be ready to go.  He will do that tomorrow.  It has rained a little here with some thunder and lightening.  It has cause the swimming to be canceled for today.  The kids are disappointed.  I am very glad the bus fix was not a hard one.  The picture is of a man named William.  He is a fire chief and a good mechanic.  I am so thankful he was at camp and willing to help us. 
Camp has gone well so far. The kids are all good and services and preaching have been great.  The food has been good.  I suppose that walking around in the hot and humid weather all afternoon gets you ready for supper.  I am headed there next.  I will post some pictures here of camp that I took today.  God bless you.

Monday, July 26, 2010

We made it to Camp

The bus made it to camp with no problems at all.  The kids were well behaved and so excited to be at camp.  Not all of the churches have arrived as yet.  We should have about 275 campers in all.  If I get some free time I will blog more later.  God bless you.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sunday Attendance

This picture is one I took with my cell phone Saturday night.  Janie keeps song books in the hall closet and had sat down on the floor to look through them.  It was our turn to sing the special for our Sunday service.  At age 57 sitting on the floor is not one of my favorite things to do.  Janie does this frequently and with little or no effort.  I saw her on the floor so I thought I would give it a try.  It was not as bad as I thought it might be.  I sat in, what I refer to as, the yoga position and my hips complained.  I ignored their plea not willing to be outdone by Janie's cheerleader like flexibility.  This only lasted for a few minutes and I assumed a more comfortable position, legs strait out and lean against the wall.  We soon found a couple of songs to try and rising from the floor was much quicker and easier than I had imagined.  I may make a regular habit of this sitting on the floor.  Its not that bad. 

We had a huge leap in attendance at church today.  A lot of visitors and many of our regulars were back.  It was good to see such a big crowd in church.  There is a good crowd of kids right now at the fellowship hall. They are going to spend the night there so they will be ready to go at 5:30 in the morning.  They are all excited about camp.  They may not sleep at all tonight.  The sponsor that is staying with them may not get much sleep either but she does work nights at a hospital so she may be use to staying up.  It is going to be crowed on the bus.  It is true that it can seat 59 but when you have all their luggage and some of these kids are big and we will only be able to sit 2 to a seat in most cases it is going to get crowded.  I am the only one with a license to drive the bus so my seat is assured.  I expect we will have a great time at camp. 
I talked with my mother this afternoon and the wound that she has on her leg from her fall the other day is not doing well.  She is going to go see the doctor about it in the morning. I am anxious to hear what he has to say so I am going to give her a call tomorrow afternoon. 
We talked to Jason (pictured with me holding him just a few years ago) and his family.  The boys are running fever but seemed to be doing OK.  Angie is doing well and we are really looking forward to our vacation with them.  I am very proud of my son.  He is doing a great work for the Lord in France.   
I better get busy now and finish up my loose ends. I will most likely not blog again until Friday.  Should I have some quiet time I may blog at camp to let you know how things are going.  God bless you.

Saturday, July 24, 2010


Manna in the Old Testament means "What is it."  Janie and some of the ladies at church put on a skit which Janie had written.  In the skit she needed a prop that looked odd and would be something nobody would know what it was so she made something out of PVC pipe and fittings and painted it different colors.  The item and the lines associated with it got a good laugh from the crowd.  The meeting went very well. One of the young men of our church, our sound man, was there to help.  He ran the sound system and helped us move everything back so we would be ready for Sunday morning services.  I am so thankful for him!!  I am also thankful for the faithful ladies of our ladies auxiliary!  The food today was really good.  Janie and I have spent the rest of the day getting ready for camp.  The first order of business this afternoon was to take a nap.  Next week we will be getting very little sleep.  We leave at 5:30 Monday morning so we start with little sleep and have no hopes of getting any quality or quantity of sleep for the next four days.  When we return home rest assured we will take a good long nap if the Lord is willing. 
Tomorrow I will be preaching from Psalm 2 and Psalm 31.  I have finished packing and just have a few loose ends to tie up and then I will be ready for camp.  This second picture I took during the skit.  God bless you.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Don't Let the Rain Come Down

We got in our car yesterday to go over to my mother's house for a visit and discovered that the windshield wipers would not work.  I took it to the dealer this morning and they said it was the motor that was bad.  They did not have it in stock so it won't be fixed now until after we get back from camp next week.  I asked the man what am I going to do in the meanwhile.  He said "Pray it doesn't rain."  The whole thing is going to cost us $375.00.  We leave for camp on Monday and don't get back until Friday next week.  We will take the car back to Tyler the following week probably have it fixed on Thursday which means two weeks with no wipers.  I may have to ressurect our Chevy truck and get it back on the road.  I did meet some interesting people while waiting for the car.  One man in his 70's was a song writer and musician.  It turns out he is the first cousin of the lady who fixes my mother-in-law's hair.  I am not sure how he knew but he asked me if I was a baptist preacher.  This puzzles me because I am not sure how it shows and why baptist.  I did ask another lady in the room where she attended church and she knew a preacher friend of mine from the Henderson area.  I did talk about my son being a missionary in France and that we were about to make a trip over to see him.  I was friendly and talkative with everyone that came into the room and I did give my chair to a lady who would have had to stand.  Maybe that's why he asked.  The tone of his question was such that he expected a "yes" answer.  Well I confessed that I was a baptist preacher and we had a good long talk about a song he wrote called "Wagon Tracks."   You can find a lot of videos on youtube.com of this song and it is a good one.  After I left the dealer my son-in-law, who just got back from Thailand, called me.  It seems his ignition switch went out on his car and he had to walk home from the post office so that made me look on the bright side.

Janie is pictured with a lap full of grandkids.  I think one of her favorite thing to do is to sit and hold the grandkids.  Soon they grow up and you can't hold them in your lap so she gets as much time in as she can.  God bless you.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Prep 4 Camp

Wednesday morning Janie and I made a trip to Waco to pick up a few things we needed.  We got the briskets which we will cook Friday for the Ladies Auxiliary meeting Saturday.  We had a good visit with the couple that reworked our bus seats.  They are doing well.  We invited them to the meeting Saturday and hope they will be able to come.  We returned home and I worked on camp registration while Janie worked at her job.  There are 4 things I have to do to prepare for camp.  The first is to make sure I have done my job as registrar, the second is to prepare lessons for the adult class, the third is to prepare a sermon to preach, and the forth is to pack.  (#1) I reviewed all the camp registration double checking everything to avoid mistakes.  I think it is all ready to go. I keep telling my father-in-law that if anyone asks him to be camp registrar that he should not walk but run away.  Computers and Internet have helped this process a lot. (#2) I just finish reviewing my lessons for camp.  I have entitled the camp lessons "The Good", "The Bad", and "The Ugly."  It is the story of the prodigal son from Luke chapter 15.  Most people would say that "The Good" is the Father of the story, "The Bad" is the prodigal son, and "The Ugly" is the older son.  That is not how I will be labeling them.  "The Good" is the prodigal, "The Bad" is the father, and "The Ugly" is the older son.  I label them thus because of how they make me feel.  The prodigal makes me feel GOOD because I think I AM BETTER THAN HIM.  The father makes me feel BAD because I think HE IS BETTER THAN ME.  The older son makes me feel UGLY because I think HE IS ME. (#3) I have a sermon picked out for camp and have a copy of it in my Bible. It is entitled "How We Know We Are Saved."  (#4) All I have left to do is to pack and I will do that Sunday afternoon. 
We left after church last night for Henderson.  This morning Janie is with her mother at the eye doctor, my father-in-law is sleeping in his chair, and I am blogging. I am going to go for a walk next and then up town to pick up some materials to make Janie some props for the skit they will be doing Saturday.  The picture is of the other side of our bus with its new name.  God bless you. 

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Safety Yellow

We had a good Bible study this morning.  Janie and I went out to eat for lunch and then went to Wal-Mart to pick up some Safety Yellow spray paint.  We went home and changed clothes and then went to paint the church bus.  The name of the church from whom we bought the bus could still be seen on its side.  I painted over the old name and Janie and I put the new name on the bus.  The paint dried quickly in that 100 degree sunshine. 
This evening I will attend the Hillsboro City Counsel meeting.  I will be opening that meeting with a prayer.  I will work on my studies this evening and tomorrow we will make a run down to Waco for some shopping.  We will also deliver some audio CD's of our morning services to the Faith church down in Lorena.  I will be cooking two briskets for the district ladies auxiliary meeting which will be at our church Saturday.  Since we are planning a trip to Henderson on Thursday and returning to Hillsboro on Friday it would be best to cook them Friday night so they will be fresh for Saturday.  I cook them very slowly in soy sauce, liquid smoke, and brown sugar.  It is a recipe I got from a man whose name is Joe Snow.  I use to work with him at Lebus.  
Next week we will be a church camp.  You get very little sleep at church camp.  I am trying to get as much sleep this week as I can.  That probably won't help me at all but I like to think it does.  Well I am off to the City Counsel meeting. God bless you.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Passed With Flying Colors

"Passed with flying colors" comes from sailing ships that, when passing other ships at sea, would fly their colors (flags) if they wanted to be identified. I worked on the bus today.  I went to the court house and got the registration tag for the window.  I had Janie help me with the lights.  I wanted to make sure it would pass inspection.  We had a brake light out and I put a new bulb in along with repairing the ground strip.  I put it back together and since it was 100 degrees outside I did this without Janie so she would not have to be out in the heat.  I went back to the house and got her so she could tell me if the brake light was fixed and it was.  I drove the bus to the inspection place and it passed with flying colors.  I have filled it up with fuel and it is now ready to go to camp. 
I was working on the church bulletin this morning here at the house and heard what I thought was my neighbor mowing his lawn. I kept working and later looked out to see that it was my yard that had been mowed.  One of our church members, knowing we were gone last week and would be gone again next week, drove his mower over to our house and mowed our yard.  It was a very nice thing for him to do.  I called and thanked him for being so considerate.  The yard looks really good.  
Janie is at the ladies auxiliary meeting and will be back in about a half hour.  We were given some fresh corn by one of the farmers in our congregation.  I have shucked the corn and have it ready to cook.  I am going to go and get that cooked and have supper ready by the time Janie gets home.  God bless you.

Sunday, July 18, 2010


We celebrated Ruth's birthday on Saturday. She is 10 years old. They left this afternoon to head home.  We will be seeing them again next week at Pine Springs Baptist Camp in Laneville, Texas. We enjoyed the grandkids and we are now enjoying the peace and quiet. 
We had good church services today and our attendance was up from last Sunday.  The business meeting went well.  We talked to Jason on Skype and he is doing well.  They have scheduled Angie's C-section for the 31st of August.  We will arrive in France on the 28th of August.  It sounds like they will keep her in the hospital at least 5 days.  We are scheduled to depart on the 10th of September so that should work out real well.  We will be there to help them with the kids while she is in the hospital plus four more days with the new baby at home.  It has worked out good that we have saved our two weeks of vacation to spend it all with Jason and Angie.  We have to leave Jason's house at 2:00 the morning of September 10th to return to the airport in Barcelona, Spain.  I would guess we will not get much sleep that night.  It will be a tiring trip but very much worth it.  The second picture is one I took Saturday of Janie with the kids watching TV.  God bless you.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Back Home

You may want to read my older posts since I have cleaned them up and added pictures.  We left camp this morning and after stopping twice for gas we made it home about 1:40 this afternoon.  The church van got 9 mpg which is a far cry from the 45 mpg I am use to getting.  Camp ended on a really good note.  The last worship service was outstanding.  Janie has already washed my clothes and has them ready for the camp which is week after next.
Stacie and her kids made it back to our house this afternoon about 3:00 or so.  They had a good trip.  The back door of their van has a broken part and I have ordered the parts and will have it fixed tomorrow afternoon.  We enjoyed seeing the kids and they are in bed now.  I have a lot to do tomorrow so had better head for bed myself. 

The first picture is of Janie watching the kids on the ropes course.  The second is of Janie and Linda watching Watermelon Polo at the swimming pool.  The third is of Janie and the girls from our church group.  The fourth is of the last worship service.  God bless you.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Best and Worst of Times

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. This opening line from "A Tail of Two Cities" came to my mind at 3:00 this morning. It very much describes our night last night. We had one of our girls saved at the close of the evening services. It is truly the best of times! About 1:15 this morning I was awakened abruptly. My bed is right by the back door. Five boys from other dorms tossed several stink bombs and two smoke bombs into our dorm via the back door. They also had a bull horn and were screaming something into it right by my head. One of the smoke bombs was under my bed. As I got out of bed I saw flames being put out where the second bomb had set a shoe or something on fire. One of the college kids quickly got the bomb out from under my bed and kicked it out the back door. I saw then there was no real danger and I stepped out side coughing. I coughed until about three this morning. I had gone to the nurses station and got a cough drop and that helped. I thought of the kids that had done this and that verse that says Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child. God is going to bring good from this the worst of times.  They caught the boys who did it and 4:00 this morning they were removed from the camp grounds and will not be allowed back. I was amazed at how fast the college guys reacted and did what had to be done.  I was still in a daze while these guys were putting out fires and clearing the smoke and catching the bad guys. 

The first picture was taken by Janie of me with our church group at camp.  The second is of the ropes course and zip line.  Janie was not willing to give this a try.  This zip line is the longest one in the state of Arkansas.  It stretches 900 feet and is a good 60 feet off the ground at its highest point.  You have to cross the ropes course in order to ride the zip line.  The third is of one of the organized recreation activities.  They had to hold that bucket of water with their feet while taking off their shoes one by one without using their hands. 

We have just heard a really good testimony from a preacher who had a nervous break down. I am going to take a nap now. God bless you.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Cost

My last trip up the mountain cost me. I brought back with me an untold number of Red Bugs or Chiggers as they are some times called. Camp continues to be good. Chow line is long long. But the food has been worth the wait. We had chicken strips for supper. As a result I had two Rolaids for a bed time snack. I enjoyed the sermon last night and the quiet time yesterday morning. Janie and I sat by the creek during quiet time and it was very peaceful. The first picture is the view from the top of the mountain.  The second is of Tommy, one of the sponsors from our church.  He is a Master Plumber and a great guy.  He climbed the mountain with me the first time.  The next picture is of Janie making her way up the trail ahead of me.  The last picture is the view we had during quiet time.  The camp grounds are very large and we have walked, like, many many miles, dude. God bless you.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

We are at camp.  This first picture is of Janie and I in the cafeteria.  The second is of Janie with our church group.  All is going well. Services were good last night. The young preacher who spoke did an outstanding job! I can not post pictures with my cell phone so will have to post them later. I slept very well for the 1st night at camp. We walked the hiking trail to the top of the mountain. My sisters would laugh at me calling that a mountain but it sure felt like one by the time I reached the top. The only place I can get a cell phone signal is on the top of the mountain. That means if you are reading this I had to have climbed to the top again.
This camp is very good. Those who organize it are all volunteers and they put a lot of work into it and it shows. I do have one fear. I fear that the words "dude" and "like" are going to creep into like all my sentences dude and like I won't be able to like stop it dude. God bless you.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


I am all packed and ready for camp.  Janie is still packing and I am sure she will be all packed by bed time tonight.  I am looking forward to camp.  I plan to be the Paul Clark of the dream the whole week.  We are going to leave our house at 5:00 in the morning and leave the church by 5:30.  We will stop at McDonald's for breakfast some where along the way. 
Stacie made it to her mother-in-law's house okay.  They went fishing yesterday and everyone of the kids caught a fish.  They are having fish for lunch today.  They will be heading back to Texas on Wednesday.
I will not blog again until Friday night next week so check back.  I will have my hands full at camp and you are not suppose to bring electronic devices to camp.  This will be a five day vacation from my computer. Maybe my right hand will be all healed as a result of five days with no typing.  I am looking forward to both camps this year.  This afternoon and evening I will catch up on some work that I would have done during the week had I not been at camp. The picture is of Jason, Angie, Micah, and Andrew at camp three years ago.  God bless you.

Saturday, July 10, 2010


Thursday night I had gone to bed about 10:30 and I woke up from a dream about 3:30 in the morning.  Janie had not yet come to bed so I went and checked on her. She was still working. She finally came to bed about 4:30.  The dream was very unusual.  I will not put here the details of the dream but summarize it.  I was behaving in my dream the way I should behave every day of my life.  I was acting like a minister, preacher, or pastor ought to act.  I was doing exactly what the Lord called me to do.  It was a disturbing dream.  I am almost nothing like the person I was in the dream.  I can not get it out of my mind and I don't want to get it out of my mind.  It has caused me to feel guilty and that is a good thing.  I plan to take action and strive daily to be like the person I was in that dream.  Does God speak to us in dreams today?  I am thinking that He certainly can if He so desires.  I caution the reader to be careful here.  Hold your dream beside the plumb line of the scriptures before deciding that it was a dream from God.  In my case there is no doubt the the Paul Clark of the dream is what God wants of the Paul Clark who had the dream.  Thank you LORD for showing me such a plain image and illustration of what I should be and what I should do.
Some roll reversal took place this afternoon.  Janie mowed her parents yard (pictured) while I helped my mother-in-law with her church treasurer responsibilities.  Normally Janie helps her mother with such things but for some reason Janie wanted to mow and so I took care of helping her mother.  Both jobs got done and at least hers was done very well.
Another church emailed me they were late registering for camp so I have just made those adjustments to our camp numbers.  We now have 264 signed up for camp.  Tomorrow I plan to get the church van ready to go for camp on Monday.  I will pack my bag and have it ready to go.  God bless you.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

You Know You Are In a Small Town When....

I took my father-in-law to a doctor in Longview today and that went well. I took him also to a dentist in a small town called Tatum.  You know it is a small town when you drive up to the dentist's office and the dentist is outside working on his own A/C unit.  We were not there long.  I took a walk this morning while waiting for my father-in-law to get ready.  After about a mile of walking I saw a fox coming down the road toward me carrying what looked like a large rodent which had a long tail.  The fox stopped and stood perfectly still for the longest time.  I did the same.  I wondered which of us would move first.  After a couple of minutes the fox turned and took off in the opposite direction.  Where is my camera when I need it?  
I worked on camp registration today.  I had to assign dorms putting no more than 24 campers per dorm while putting churches together that wanted to be together in the same dorm.  It was a juggling act but I got it done.  Tomorrow I plan to install a radio in our car.  I installed my first car radio in 1971.  My brand new 1971 VW Super Beetle did not come with a radio, (what do you expect for $2,085.00).  I bought one and installed it myself. I never dreamed I would be doing the same thing 39 years later.  The picture is of a picture of Janie when she was a baby.  It hangs on the living room wall at my in-law's house.   God bless you.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Go Day

Today was go day for Stacie.  She left out this afternoon for Michigan.  It has been go day for us as well.  We left about noon and went down to Waco to visit one of our church members in the Hospital.  We got home about 4:00 and found Stacie gone so we do not know what time she left exactly.  We did talk to her tonight and she made it to a motel in Arkansas and is doing well.  We had more in attendance tonight at church than we normally do.  We covered a very difficult verse and had good discussion.  Janie and I are now headed for Henderson.  The computers are down at Sullivan Supply and so Janie can not work tonight.  She is driving while I blog.  I will be taking my father-in-law to the doctor's office tomorrow and possibly to the dentist as well.  I won't know for sure about that until in the morning.  We will arrive in Henderson about 1:30 in the morning.  Sleep really is over rated. You don't need as much as you might think. Janie will take her mother to Tyler on Friday and I plan to install a new radio in our car.  I have read the instructions and it seems fairly easy to do.  We shall see.  I may post some photos of that process.  The picture is one I took the last time we were in Henderson.  Janie had just caught up to me and the grandkids as we were out for a walk.  God bless you.

Let Them Eat Cake

We started our day off with some of my mother's home made sweet bread.  I had 2 loaves in the freezer and got those out and thawed them. The kids ate them completely up.  We had pastries for refreshments at ladies Bible study and the kids ate the leftovers.  After supper we had birthday cake for Joshua.  So we have overdosed the kids on sugar today. 
They are suppose to head out for Michigan tomorrow.  I will check their van out first thing in the morning and put some new windshield wiper blades on it. 
Little Jonathan caused us a lot of hunting this evening.  He hid the remote controls for the TV and the cable in amongst the VCR/DVD's. I could not have hidden them better.  The older grandkids searched the house for an hour nonstop. I also searched and gave up.  Janie and Stacie searched for a while and could not find them.  Stacie was sitting in a chair looking at the shelf of VCR tapes and saw something that did not look just right and sure enough it was one of the remotes.  The other one was also hidden among the tapes.
I have gotten 2 bulletins ready since I will be at camp next week.  It is good to have that done. I have not picked out a sermon for Sunday yet so will do that tomorrow.  I also need to get my oil changed tomorrow and get the church van checked out.  If I have time I will get the bus inspected tomorrow also. Well its off to bed now. God bless you.

Monday, July 5, 2010

No, The Split Rapture People Were Not Right

One might have thought that I left this world since it has been so long since my last post but that is not the case. I have been too busy to blog. Saturday we returned to Hillsboro via Canton.  We had a good time there and picked up a few things.  It was Stacie's first time at Canton and we walked her and the kids hard in an attempt of see as much as possible and to find that for which we were seeking.  I drove the kids home in the van and Janie and Stacie followed in the car.  I made it home with only one rest stop.  Sunday our attendance was up thanks to hurricane Alex cutting short our song director's vacation. It was a good day. Justin and Sarah came for our evening services and stayed the night.  We all went over to Corsicana to see the fireworks and they were really good.  Today Sarah made our breakfast and then Janie and I went to the nursing home for services there.  We returned home and ate lunch with the crew and then we made homemade ice cream.  It was really good and hit the spot on a hot day.  The kids went outside afterward and played with the water hose.  They had a really good time.  
I have spent a lot of time today on camp.  It has not gone as well as I would have liked. I have had to make a lot of phone calls to track down people and churches that have not turned in their registration.  I told myself I would not do that this year.  We have 11 churches registered at present with a total of 201 campers.
We have Ladies Bible Study in the morning and I need to get the oil changed in my car tomorrow.  I also need to go to the bank, post office, get the church bus inspected and registered, check out Stacie's van brakes to see if they need servicing before her trip, get the bulletin for Sunday ready, and mow the yard.  I will help straiten things up for the Ladies Bible Study before I head off to bed. Hope you enjoy the pictures I took today.  God bless you.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Wet Tires

Janie and I left the house this morning at about 8:30.  We encountered a lot of rain which slowed us way down.  It took a half hour longer than normal to get to Henderson.  Janie took her mother to Tyler and I went over to my mother's to help her with her TV.  She had requested, even demanded, that I turn off her Dish Network TV because she did not watch it much.  I had it turned off and today I installed an indoor TV antenna. She now gets 8 channels and two of those are Spanish speaking.  She said she just wanted the local news and weather.  When we got it going there was nothing of interest to her on the TV.  I told her to check between 5:00 and 7:00 and there should be news and weather on.  I got the ladder out and got the transponder off of the satellite dish on her house. I packed up her Dish Network hardware and have it in my trunk to send back.  Mother is doing well, and I enjoyed my visit with her.  I left her house to meet Stacie at the tire place.  They found that where the tire had been patched they had missed the nail that was still in the tire.  The man pulled the nail out but said the three times the tire had been repaired before made the tire no good.  I agreed completely so they put a new tire on her van.  Stacie took off to see my mother and I returned to my in-law's house.  My father-in-law has been home alone all afternoon.  He was sleeping soundly when I arrived so I did not wake him.  I thought I might check my emails and blog first.  The rain has stopped for now.  When the grandkids arrive later we will try to go for a long walk.  Tomorrow we will head back to Hillsboro.  The picture is one I took of  Janie a month or so ago. I met her July 11th, 1973. I have bought her an anniversary gift, in honor of that great occasion 37 years ago, but she does not know it yet. It is coming in the mail and should arrive by the end of next week. God bless you.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Grandchildren in the House and Out

The grandkids and I had breakfast together first thing this morning.  I put them to work cleaning up after breakfast and I put Joshua to work mowing the yard.  It was his first time on a riding lawnmower.  He took to the lessons real well and then took off mowing.  It ran out of gas quickly and we had to run get some gas for it.  He got back to mowing and did an excellent job. He just turned 12 years old. It does not seem right that I have a 12 year old grandson.  How time flies. 
His mother's car had a flat tire.  It had been repaired but was still leaking.  I tried putting another plug in the tire but it still leaks.  She is going to take it to a tire store in Henderson tomorrow.  She wants to get the brakes checked also before her trip to Michigan.  I had Joshua to air up the tire and check for a leak and he found it. 
I had Ruth and Joshua cook lunch for us today.  They helped me make a casserole.  Ruth made the pasta, and browned the hamburger. Joshua cut up the onions and bell pepper and I added the spices. We added Ranch Style Beans to the mix and it was good.  I let them taste test and they both approved.  We had sandwiches for supper and we sat around the living room telling jokes.  The kids are now in bed and Janie and Stacie are going to Wal-mart to pick up a few things.  We will head for Henderson in the morning about 8:00.  God bless you.