"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Searching for Inspiration



It’s been almost two months since I made a post to my blog.  Without a doubt, the longest period of time it has been dormant.  I could blame it on the lack of things to write about, but that wouldn’t be the truth.  There’s been lots of happenings, but the desire to write about them has been the problem.

We attended a molded fiberglass rally in Alabama the middle of March.  Met many old friends and made a few new ones.  No pictures of the rally, as there are plenty in posts from the month of March of previous years.

I did a little construction project at home.  Built another building near my shop to hold the boat, lawn mower, and other assorted things.  Great to have my SHOP back.

Wanda and I, along with my brother and his wife, made our annual fishing trip to Guntersville, Alabama the first week of April.  Someone apparently failed to mention our schedule to the fish, or the weatherman.  The high point of the week was a visit to the Unclaimed Baggage Store in Scottsboro, Alabama.  Housed in a building the size of a Walmart, it was amazing to see the things people leave behind.  Clothing, shoes,  high end tablets, phones, electronics and cameras,  golf clubs, skis, bicycles; etc.  All cleaned, sorted, and priced very reasonable in my opinion.

On our third day in Guntersville(Tuesday), we received another one of those phone calls.  Wanda’s mom was on her way back to the hospital.  We loaded the boat, packed our bags, and headed home.  By seven Wednesday morning, Wanda was at her mom’s side.  Things weren’t looking good.  Her mom passed away around 10AM on Friday, the 7th. of April, with all her family at her bedside. 

The past two weeks have included helping Wanda and her brother with family details, spending Easter with the kids in Natchez, and helping my brother build a garage for his daughter.

The egg is sitting underneath its shed, all ready for a road trip.  Hopefully, sometime in the near future, we will be on the road again.  It may be the inspiration I need to start blogging again.  Hope so..…jc


  1. So sorry to hear about Wanda's Mom--may Wanda's memories give her comfort. I totally understand the "inspiration" thing--right now with all we have going on it's easy, later when we are in Montana--not so easy.

  2. So sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is, I lost my mother March 1st she was 93.

    Hopefully we will get our albino egg washed up this week. We have our first outing next week at the Missouri blacksmith's conference.

    Happy spring.

  3. We are sorry to hear of Wanda losing her mom. We know all the good memories will stay with Wanda and you and will help during this time and later too.
    Sounds like an outing in your egg will be good for you and Wanda.
    Know our thoughts are with you both.
    Mike & Gerri Jones

  4. Sorry to hear about Wanda's mom and glad she got back in time to see her one more time.

  5. My deepest sympathies go out to you, Wanda and your families.
    Hoping you Two can take the Egg out and wander to a favorite place for some reflection, solitude and relaxation...take care my Friend. Horst sends

  6. We can ever forget those moment with our parents...glad Wanda and you could be there. The March gathering... Gunter? I lv that park. I get the nothing much of substance but soon you'll be filling my feed with awesome stops out west! My dream!


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