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Say What!!!

For the past couple of weeks I have been watching basketball, watching basketball and watching basketball. The NCAA tournament is in progress and I’m always anxious to view those games. Usually, there are several upsets in the first two rounds administered by some of the smaller, mid-major teams, but, except for Cleveland State; the favored teams have pulled out most of the victories. The upset of Wake Forest by the Cleveland team was an eyeopener for the tournament but that was one of the games I missed.

Of the major teams I was surprised by the Michigan State win over Louisville, and slightly by the Villanova victory over Pitt. Was not surprised that North Carolina beat Oklahoma but did not expect that kind of a route. Oklahoma came back to lose by only 12 points but the game was over early in the second half.

Say What!!!

Son David and I were watching a report on some of the games one evening when the reporter made a statement that I’m sure his buddies will make him live with forever. I don’t know what he was trying to say but his words were, “in every game that team has lost the other team has scored more points.” What a revelation! I would guess he could have gone on to say in every game that team has won it has scored more points than its opponents. Good example of not listening to what you are saying.

Hurricane Restoration

Several homes and buildings in the area have been repaired in the three months we have been visiting. A couple of the repair jobs are in Dave’s Newport neighborhood. Always good to see people coming back from such damaging storms.

Ike did several thousand dollars of damage to Crosby Methodist Church last September. Most of the damage was in the sanctuary and the congregation has been meeting each Sunday in the Family Life Center. We were concerned about that loss last fall and kept in close touch until coming back in January and joining the group on most Sundays.

Was pleased to hear a couple of weeks ago the congregation will be back in its sanctuary by Easter Sunday. That was the earlier prediction.

Unfortunately we will not be here to see that happy occasion as we are leaving later this week for the mountains of West Virginia. It has been another good visit—our seventh in a row. We look forward to returning home once again but next January will look forward to returning to Crosby and Texas.

Such are the people, places and things that have touch my life in my home!