Friday, February 15, 2013

Bounce's Adventure

This afternoon, Walter took Bounce out for a jaunt around Rockwood Park. The ensuing story made me chuckle all afternoon.

It seems that while walking along the nature trail, Bounce discovered the pond. Now, I know that he really likes to play at the edge of the water, splashing and smacking at it, but her got a bit more than he expected this time. Walt say he we right up to the water and started to play around, sticking his nose in the water and blowing bubbles. Fun stuff, right up to when he stepped a bit too far away from the edge of the pond and ended up shoulder deep in the pond. 

After recovering from that shock, he came upon a couple of trees that had fallen and were suspended over the pond. Curiosity got the best of Bounce and he took a stroll along the tree trunk. That is until he slipped and ended up back in the pond with his front paws on the tree trunk and I sure an extremely put out look on his face. I can only imagine what would have been going through his mind. Walter says he had that "how am I going to get out of this" look. He finally made it back to shore. 

They went from there on to the dog park, where Bounce, literally bounced about for an hour or so. The comments from some of the other patrons were about his ability to bounce. Having bounced out at the dog park he was off for a treat from Hardees. 

Followed by a surprise visit to the Pet Smart for a 'BATH'. This was his very first time at the groomers, who remarked when he was picked up about his bouncing abilities. Hmmmm, wonder how we ever came up with his name.

Once home he has retreated to his crate to snooze for the rest of the day.

A True Random Act of Kindness

I witnessed a real life event, that mimicked the Liberty Mutual commercial about watching out for one another.

Outside of the one of the entrances to Chesterfield Towne Center on Thursday afternoon, I watched as a man stopped his car, got out and called to a woman that was on the sidewalk. She walked over to his car where he handed her money that she had dropped on the pavement. As she was walking away he, got back into his car an pulled away.

It was awesome to see someone doing the right thing. There a could have been so many other outcomes, but I am sure that this event will be one that she won't forget for a long time.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

24 Years Ago

24-years ago this morning, my darling daughter, Danielle Leigh came into the world.

She showed her feisty side right from the very start by sticking her tongue out at the doctor as he delivered her.

To my darling daughter, may you have a wonderful birthday!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

No Debit Cards!!

Here we are almost 350 miles from home only to discover that most of the businesses DON'T take DEBIT CARD or CREDIT CARD!!!!

How do restaurants and especially the courthouse function without accepting at least a Debit Card?!

Thank goodness that Mom & Dad brought some cash. Looks like I'lll be waiting to make any purchases whatsoever until we begin our journey back home, and then only once we leave the area.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Passing of Family

 It has been a sorrowful time for the family, over the past several weeks we have lost two of our older family members. They will be greatly missed.

Aunt Jo, was the one responsible for me becoming involved in genealogy. There are days that I curse those trips - the genealogy just kind of 'sucks you in'. Yet in the end it is always great to know where your family came from and what they endured.