From staff reports Friday, July 25, 2008 7:35 PM EDT
Shooting a 4-under-par 31, and in third place, was Bill Kingery, Steve Anderson, Norm Bell and Jay Fennel.The longest drive competition which took place on No. 18 and was taken by Chuck Ravenscroft. Mahan had the longest drive on No. 12."
Tom was trimming some trees in the back yard last week. It brought back memories of Rick and Stephanie climbing out on a limb on a tree in the back yard. How the limb held them I don't know. Looking at the tree today, I don't see a branch strong enough to hold them! I loved to climb trees when i was younger. I remember a Herring family reunion that Jane and I spent most of our time in the trees with the boys. We had a Sycamore tree in the cow lot next to the drive where we lived as kids. It was perfect for climbing. It had alternating branches that provided us with an unqualified ladder for a tree top view. The imaginations of children is a vast world of make believe. I don't remember specifically what Jane and I saw from the top of the tree. It could have been just the challenge of conquering the tree itself. Trees provided us with imaginary houses, flowers, shade to play in and some trees we knew to stay away from! The dreaded 'Sticker' tree in the front yard. Since we were usually barefoot, the 'Sticker' tree was known to hurt bare feet. Rick must have taken his love for playing in trees from his wonderful mother. You could almost always find Rick (when he was young) in a tree playing with a rope hauling something up^. I don't remember what he did with the stuff when he finally got it up in the tree. Below are a few old photos of Rick with Stephanie and Kevin in one photo also.
Stephanie, Kevin with Rick
Rick is the one jumping.
Thank God for trees. They give us shade, a place to play, building material, help us to have a healthy climate and shower our planet with beauty.
My goodness what in the world is this? I have researched the net for answers. I have check university records, the Lock Ness Monster sound recordings, Sea biologist notes and information on sounds of the deep. I am open to any and all suggestions on how to identify the creatures. I do not believe I have ever heard sounds like this before in my life. It might be a sick whale or cow. Either one, they may need help. I would send a rescue squad, but I have not the foggiest of ideas where to send them. People on the south side of Wabash have reported hearing the noises deep at night. Is this some sort of night creature that wanders the streets of Wabash? Tom is so frightened that he refuses to even listen to them any more. He is having nightmares. He thinks one of the noises sounds vaguely familiar. I don't recall hearing it when I have been with him. Where on earth did he hear the noises????????? I think the noises have recently been reported in Michigan also. Could the creatures be something from the depths of the Great Lakes? If so does the heat affect it? Will it appear and be heard when the weather cools? Should I report it to the police as breaking the noise ordinance late at night? But where do I send them? I am seeking assistance from any source or any person.
I have included a sound track of the noises for anyone that wishes to help.
We decided to tear off the old porch that we had had on the front of the house for over 17 years, and add a more substantial porch for the house. The original porch was built by my Dad and Tom. It was made of treated lumber. It was given different looks over the time it was standing. Tom looks at homes on his way to work. Sometimes that is a good thing, sometimes it causes me headaches !!!!!!!!!!! Just kidding. Here are photos of the porch under construction and after finished.
Dad and Mom/with Matthew
Mom and Matthew
Fun in the pool
Some of us never grow up ! ! !
Some people didnt want to spend all their time in the water, so they played in the air.