Busy weekend

If you’ve been following our activities this summer and fall, you know that garage sales and Facebook have been very beneficial to our progress at our new place in Wichita. The small kitchen appliances are almost entirely from garage sales and estate sales and even half of our new fence came from Marketplace. On Friday, we picked up another Marketplace find and our living room actually looks like someone lives here!

Friday afternoon we said a final good-bye to a friend/family member, Carolyn Moncivais. She is the sister of our friend Johnny Schmidt and we are sorry to lose her. Why is it that memorial services are the only places we get together with extended family? Her boys, Johnny and Karen’s kids and our kids spent many hours together, even though we lived hours away from them at times. Our kids thought of her as Aunt Carolyn and even in adulthood, our children are still friends. She will be missed.

One real highlight of this weekend was a singalong concert celebrating Rich Mullins. If you aren’t familiar with his music, he did songs like Awesome God and Hold me, Jesus, but Screendoor on a Submarine is also one of my favorites. He graduated from Friends University as a very non-traditional student in 1995 and was a fixture on campus during those college years. He passed away 25 years ago but his music will live on while he rejoices in heaven. In his honor, close friends and family put together this concert and we participated, singing right out loud in front of God and everybody in Alumni Auditorium at Friends University!

Each year we try to attend the Haysville Fall Festival, where they have a lot of vendors and a terrific car show. This year was no different. We even found some really good bierocks to take home for lunch! The car show includes a wide variety of vehicles and paint jobs. Some of the work is just amazing!

These last ones are just a couple of outstanding older vehicles that I happened to like a lot.

We spent the afternoon at a volleyball tournament at Remington High School up by Whitewater. I love watching those girls move around the court! Congratulations on a 38-1 season, Lady Cardinals! That’s impressive by anyone’s standards. Don’t let anyone steal that from you!

This week we’ve had nights where we covered the mums from cold and days in the upper 80s. It’s always a wild ride in Kansas in the shoulder seasons when we are here and today the wind showed up. I’m so glad we’re not on the road in an RV!

This next week we are planning a get together of past Golden Bell volunteers. Mike and Gloria have already left for south Texas, so we’ll miss them this time. More on that next time!

About 2010liberty

Retirement agrees with us! After traveling in our 40' Silver Eagle bus conversion, whose name was Liberty, since 2010, it was time for a change. Now we spend the winter in Yuma, AZ and travel during the spring, summer and fall setting the Pace!
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