Happy Father’s Day to my husband, our son and son-in-law and our grandson-in-law! Each in their own way is a terrific father and I love them all so much. My own dad has been gone for a long time now, but I am who I am in large part due to him and Mother. I can’t remember celebrating Father’s Day on the farm. Since President Reagan was the first to make it a national observance, I’m sure we did something. Kansas wheat farmers are much too busy this time of year to make a big deal of it, but Daddy never worked on Sunday so we at least had dinner.
I apologize if any of my readers missed seeing my blog last week. It’s because I didn’t write one! We had worked 7 days straight, approximately 60 hours each, and I was tired! This week, we took one whole day and part of another off and didn’t have nearly as many hours.
It is almost summer! I know that because LeRoy’s birthday is the first day of summer and it is tomorrow! This is the season of Hallmark at our place. Father’s Day and LeRoy’s birthday often coincide or at the very least are a day or so apart and our anniversary follows on the 10th of July, so finding cards and gifts for all three can be quite a task.
I also know summer is here because I haven’t worn a sweatshirt or long sleeves all this past week! Our temperatures have been hovering near 80 which is just fine with me. We usually have calm winds in the morning with heavier breezes picking up around noon. The camp has a large tent without walls that they use for outside meals or craft projects, but it is currently down for the umpteenth time. Wind and rain are really hard on it. With all the manhours used in putting it back up, they would soon have the cost of a permanent carport type structure.
This weekend we have had a church group from Colorado Springs in the RV park. Several things we know to look forward to for this group’s arrival. There will be many, many children and each child will have a bicycle. From the time the front runners arrived on Thursday afternoon, there was constantly a group of children riding around and around and around the park from early morning until bedtime. The little ones are so cute. One little boy apparently got tired of trying to pedal his tiny bike with training wheels, but he didn’t want to be left out so he just walked and dragged it. A cute little girl, about 4, proudly told us that she could ride her bike uphill AND downhill and she didn’t have training wheels!
Another thing I don’t so much look forward to is all the long hair left on shower surfaces, around the sinks and all over the floors. Something about cleaning up other people’s hair just creeps me out!
Since nearly all the sites were full to overflowing with tents instead of self-contained RVs, the bathrooms were in heavy use. The dumpster was emptied Wednesday morning and is now so full that tonight’s trash will have to be taken to the lodge dumpsters. And the trashmen won’t come until Wednesday again! Fortunately, the contents can be tamped down enough for us to continue to use it, but not until tomorrow.
Have a great summer, y’all!