Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Working on trying to fix the big pictures. Bear with me

Thursday, December 8, 2011

....for a late night MENSA meeting.



Ahhh...breakfast for supper. Always a big hit. At the second stop we broke out the lasagna for seconds - an even bigger hit! We went through that fast. 

We've made the switch to eating inside for the rest of the winter. It's always interesting to see the difference that a setting makes in people's behavior. If you look at some of the pictures I've posted, you'll see that the courtyard we have used for the first stop is basically a big circle that our friends sit along the edge of. Somebody is on the left and right but not right in front of them. It's a big group but you're still in a singular spot, so it's easy to eat and not engage in conversation if you don't want to. Being inside at a table puts you in a group of people and more likely to be included in conversation.

It's easier for most of the youth to engage them at the tables, too. Some of them, however, are great at it wherever we do it. Elaine King might be one of the best listeners in the world. She's great at sitting down beside one of our friends and letting them tell her everything they need to. Bailey and Sam Gates were good it it, too.

Congratulations to Mark Carr. Mark, who planned and led a Tuesday night a couple of weeks ago as part of his Graduation project,  presented his project to the Graduation Board judges last night and knocked it out of the park, just like I knew he would. 

Trying to think about the Christmas meal. We were kicking around ideas the other night in the parking lot when we were done. We came up with a couple of ideas, which is actually pretty good for us. We never need to worry about being mistaken......


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

....the night me and the 5 guys in my Men's Bible Study ate 50 Chick-fil-a sandwiches at the Activity Center!

Are you a Facebook kind of person? 
I'm kinda half and half with it. I have a page and friends, but I rarely post anything and I hardly ever sit down at the computer and get on it. I have it on my phone and it alerts me if someone posts to me and that's pretty much the only time I check it. It rarely occupies any of my time.
I'm a BIG FAN of it today The folks at the Mayfaire Chick-fil-a held a Facebook promotion, asking people what they would with 50 Chick-fil-a sandwiches. They got a wide range of responses. Some folks said they would give them away to hungry and homeless people. 
So they gave those people 50 Chick-fil-a sandwiches! Some of the people who they were given to got in contact with us and we had 150 Chick-fil-a sandwiches to pass out for supper last  night! How cool is that?

 I appreciate the manager, Valerie, and her husband Skip for coming out and helping serve at the first stop.
The folks who donated their sandwich windfall to us were Shey, Misty and get this.....Tim Ballard in Pageland, S.C.! He doesn't even live here! Thanks Tim!
Shey is a regular helper with us and Misty came and helped serve at the first stop with us, along with her friend Lana.

Post about last night some more later, but I wanted to get this part out quick so I could tell you about the generosity of the folks at the Mayfaire Chick-fil-a and the folks that like them on Facebook.

It's probably a good thing I didn't win. This post would most likely would have been about......

Friday, November 18, 2011

More Pictures from Mark Carr's Graduation project

The man, the myth, the legend in his own mind,....Mark Bolton Carr II 

Johanna and Mark, sitting in my "office".

Johanna's Graduation Project.....

Thursday, November 17, 2011

We took over 250 pictures each night, so.....we'll be putting up pictures for a while......

I realize the photos below are oversized but they look better big, so I'm not worried about bleeding off the side of the page.
Tonight I'll post some pictures from Johanna's Graduation Project night.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Mark's Graduation Project Night

Mark Carr and his wonderful mother, Donna
Now that's a good looking plate of food.....but where's the Deviled Eggs?
Group picture at the end of the night

Blake showing off his plastic glove

For some reason the condiments are receiving a lot of special attention

Cathy in the kitchen
In line at the first stop
Winding down at the Mercy House
Some of our 1st stop friends

Here's the view if you're next in line

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