We went to the Bandidos MC 50th Anniversary party in Granger at the Cotton Country Club Saturday, But before that we had to stop at a couple of other events in our new home town of Bartlett, so we arrived a bit late, around 3pm. By that time, as you can see from the photos, the whole area was packed with motorcycles, including clubs from out of the area, and even one club from California that was visiting to show their respect. As you probably know, we are working to get all motorcycle clubs to work together to protect our rights as Americans and citizens of this wonderful country. We slowly worked out way inside, and the venue was definitely at capacity, and probably then some, if you consider all those still outside. If you can imagine 500 plus bikers having a party, you will have part of the picture. I didn’t see anyone drunk, but there was sure a lot of hugging going on. As we and others moved through the crowd, there was a lot of bumping, but no problems. Everyone was being very respectful. Eventually it came time to raffle off the motorcycle, and when the winning ticket was drawn, I believe the winner was even an independent rider, one of several independents present in the sea of club members. Overall, I think everyone had a great time.
We had out first UCOA meeting of 2020 at the Roadhouse in Round Rock. It was well attended. We started with a quarterly Presidents meeting, and finished off with the 2020 Secretaries Planning Meeting. Got to see lots of friends I have been missing since Thanksgiving. All this and some wonderful Texas clear weather.
Today MiRaza had their first anniversary party down at Back 9 Bar in Bastrop. I’m batching it, since Debbie is out in California helping her mother, so I drove down after a leisurely morning in Bartlett. I arrived just as things were getting started, but several clubs soon arrived though, despite the cool morning air. The music started to warm things up a bit and the afternoon sun felt really good. I hadn’t brought a jacket, and earlier someone asked me if I was cold. I guess I hadn’t realized I was cold until they mentioned it LOL Mi Raza were serving pork taco plates with fixins, which I and everyone enjoyed. After a few minutes, I noticed Pastor Frank, President of Honor Bound, and we got to spend a while talking and getting caught up with each others busy lives. Another nice day without the normal baking Texas heat. Enjoy it while it lasts.
Today after church, I headed to Willie’s Joint down inBuda for the November UCOA meeting. The weather was beautiful today, so we had great attendance. Clubs For Kids was there to distribute the family information to each of the clubs so we can get ready for the food and toy delivery to over 70 needy family next month for Christmas. We also heard about the other two Christmas toy runs we support, Toy Runners (Texas Baptist Childrens Home), and the Austin Toy Run (Helping Hands Home). We are having some difficulty with Austin this year, so, although the distributed flyers say to meet at Texas Mist, it is preferred that clubs just plan to ride directly to Helping hands Home as a small group. We will NOT be having a police escorted parade as in previous years. Nor details later, as they become available.
My manager and other visitors are in town, and we have been having meetings all week. Along with my normal work of fixing software bugs, this has made my week pretty busy. Overall, I did get a lot done in spite of the meetings, and as a side benefit, they brought in lunch every day which is always nice. So, today is Friday, and all the visitors have left, and I expected that today would slow down a bit to my regular Friday pace, which is usually pretty calm. Who knows, the weather might cooperate, and I might get the bike out of the garage where it has been gathering dust, and go for a ride.
Then, life throws a little surprise at you. Debbie’s 88 year old mother was out walking her dog and got clipped by a car Thursday afternoon. She sustained fractures in her right leg and hip and she is in the hospital recovering. Apparently her injuries aren’t too bad because it seems all she is concerned about is her Dog, Jackie Blue. The dog is fine, no injuries there, but Debbie headed out Friday morning to California for a few weeks to help out. We can certainly use your prayers.
Now, I have no doubt that God is in control, but as perfect as His plan is, and I know it’s perfect, He did allow this to happen. After all, it does say in;
John 16:33 “I have told you these things so you may have peace in Me. In the world you will have much trouble. But take hope! I have power over the world!”
Fortunately, even though there will be troubles, we can still be sure that it will all work out according to God’s plan, because in;
Romans 8:28 it says;“We know that God makes all things work together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.”
We are now, and always will be held securely in Gods hands, and that is where I want to be, especially when troubles come my way. How about you?