Good Morning Digital Neighbors! Happy Tuesday ADD Irregulars, Phamily & Refugees! Hello again Early Birds & Later Dayers, Dawn Patrol & Day Walkers, Conversants Lurkers, Supporters, Members and Visitors to the Rubin Report, Phetasy or my own hole in the wall - @-Padre's. Where evert you come across this post, I hope the day unfolding for you is a good one.
Old Kings Lake
When we moved up to Elsberry in 1970 to the "farm" (It was really more of clubhouse with some acreage that was farmed for my grandparents.) my parents built their retirement home just up from the lake at Apex Acres. In 1973 that house was lost to the flood, but in those three years living at the lake there was so much fun at the "farm."
The lake was sanded in front of the house, but the bottom was really this dark rich Mississippi mud. Throwing it, smearing it, making mud pies, mud balls and trying to make mud castles were all part of the joys of playing with mud. The comforting feeling of it between your toes, the way it remained on your body after smearing it on your chest or in your hair is so memorable. There was this very earthy, slightly fishy smell to the mud that made the lake mud standout from the mud outside the lake.
For all of Mom's varied issues, letting boys be boys was all part of her freedom that she did well. She wasn't too happy when we had mud fights, but boys will eventually throw something at each other, have swords fights with sticks or do something that result in some sort of accident or injury. As long as it didn't require an emergency room visit, all was good. We were only at the lake for three years, but playing near it, swimming in it, ice skating & sledding in the winter were all part of its charm. But few things compared to the goodness of mud as young boy of only 4. Happy Tuesday Digital Neighbors!
Happiness is a big Puddles of mud
Mud on my head
Mud to my toes
Mud in my ears
Mud up my nose
Happiness is a big puddle of mud
Muddy boys found on Brave - The CrumbBums
Almost a BHC - language warning for gentle souls
Tom Miller - Padre is inviting you to Coffee Talk! BEHOLD THE POWER OF CAFFEINE!!!
Topic: Friday Coffee Talk with the ADD Irregulars!!!
Time: Sep 30, 2022 06:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 857 3463 5436
Welcome guests and digital neighbors! I hope you enjoy your visits here. May this little spot become a haven for those who want to connect with others away from the toxicity of many sites. Locals is a great experience for me and I hope it is a good experience for you. Any community is only as good as its members, so please see the community "About" section for guidelines as to what I hope will help us enjoy our visits here.😇
Dues to changes @LOCALS this community is no longer a free community if you want to participate. I believe you can lurk about and read things, but you will be unable to post without signing up for $2.00 monthly charge. Since this changed has happened, I want all of you to know that any funds that come as a result of this community will be given to charity. I came here for community - not for profit.
The two charities I want to sponsor at the beginning will be our St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry that services our New Melle Community. The other charity will...