Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Tuesday This and That

Hubby arrived home last night. I took the photos to be developed from the disposables he purchased in Wyoming this morning. He didn't have his digital on him. He had three full disposables.

I noticed on the Amazing Race last week that one of the challenges was for a member of each team to use ascenders and go up a stone side of a bridge over a cave. I thought of my once, now retired, world class spelunker husband. He is written up in the books as the inventor of the Inchworm Method, an ascension technique on ropes for climbing.

I paid $1.97 a gallon for gas yesterday.

Saturday is the dedication in D.C. for the U.S.A.F. memorial. 54,999 are memorialized there. There's another reason hubby should go with son and me on our next visit to the nation's capitol. He's an Air Force vet and it think he would really be impressed with the design of the memorial from what I saw on tv over the weekend.

I continue to be struck by the grace and faith of the Amish in Pennsylvania. I knew they were of an incredible amount of faith and solid in their beliefs and way of life. But wow. The parents of the murdered girls extending their hand in grief to the widow of the murderer. The community pulling together to protect the Amish from outside media and looky-lous. Their behavior gives me hope in these times of boldface hypocrisy and political scores instead of moral decency and policy. Something to hold on to as my head explodes.


srp said...

The MOST amazing thing to me is that we all find their actions so amazing. They epitomize the true meaning of Christianity.... Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and, Love your neighbor as yourself. ~ Luke 10:27.

Just think what living this verse could do for our country.

Beverly said...
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Beverly said...

I posted above and then realized something that I said had been in the news 9/27. Guess I was in la-la land. It was that 7-11 had decided to stop selling Citgo gas. Good move.

I agree with Roxanne about the Amish. We can certainly learn a lesson from them.

colleenR said...

From commune to air force to spelunker (not sure what it is) record....that's a pretty wide range of stuff.

The faith and strength of the Amish is a lesson for the rest of us, for sure.