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Oh, Mother

I’ve said before, the simpler holidays are usually the best. So it was with Mother’s Day, this past weekend.

On Friday we took Emily to a Greenjackets baseball game. It was hot dogs and french fries and lemonade for supper, popcorn and soda pop for dessert. The game was good, The Jackets had been on a nine game winning streak. They ended up losing 5 to 3 to Columbus but it was a good game. Augusta’s mascot is a green yellowjacket (if that makes sense) who Emily called “The Bumblebee.” She got to high five “Auggie” the mascot and, as usual, was well-behaved, however the game was about two innings too long for a five year old. “Is it time to go, Nana?” It was also past her bedtime. She conked out about five blocks from the stadium. So by the time we got her home, she was sound asleep. Bruce had to carry her in to the house. It was a great evening.

The next day after baseball practice we took off for a blues festival in Thomson, a little town about 20 miles from here. The concert was held in a field with a stage set up. Bruce brought the umbrella for some shade. It was fun to sit and listen to music while enjoying hamburgers and low country boil. Although, billed as a blues festival, they also played gospel and country — a great eclectic mix. We got home about dark.

Sunday after church we ate German food for lunch. Then Jim came over with a new family picture and we sat on the porch on a breezy afternoon and talked for several hours. The gift of his time was a wonderful present. David’s card was so on the mark, I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. A diverse weekend with simple days all strung together. Perfect.

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What a busy week! Fun, but almost too busy. Between church and a garden club project and home we’ve been firmly on the go. This week also overlapped soccer and baseball. Because of Master’s week and a game rained out we had two soccer games this week. Thursday’s game was so exciting I was late to my sign language class. Today’s game was not so wonderful, especially with referees who are not consistent in their calls. So we ended up the season 3-4-1.

However, Bruce started with baseball and his eight and nine year olds this week too. I must remember the sunscreen. We’re both rednecks tonight! These little guys are so enthusiastic! One fella wanted to wear his cleats to school. The dads are ready to help. They all (moms and dads) grew up playing baseball and understand it better than soccer. (I’ll bet that won’t be the case with the next generation of dads.) Anyway, it’s heartening to watch them practice – hitting, catching, throwing, running, and, yes, even remembering to step on the bases. This team is also co-ed — one little girl has a great arm. She throws better than her brother! This is going to be a fun summer. I better stock up on sunblock.

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