Well, Debbie headed to Cali to visit relatives, so naturally I took her ’74 Shovelhead out for a ride. I had visions of going to Hog Alley up in Georgetown, but as I rode her, my aim dropped a bit (my darn left hand keeps going to sleep), and I headed over to Marty’s house (near the Roadhouse) to show Miracle to him. Marty is a paint and body man, in addition to being a biker and a member of the local BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse) chapter. Anyway, Marty created the paint for Miracle, and he did a wonderful job. So, since we hadn’t been to his house to show him the completed work, I thought I would surprise him. I got within a couple of blocks and couldn’t remember where he lived, so I had to call to get the correct address, but soon enough I arrived in his driveway. He was very pleased with the result, and of course I had to take a photo of him sitting on Miracle. Here you go Marty, your new screen saver 🙂
I just got the flyer for the Back To School Supply Drive at jack’s Road House in San Marcos next Saturday afternoon (the 5th next week). Details and address below; Hope to see you there!
1625 Hunter Rd, San Marcos, TX 78666
Then there is a second School Supplies drive on Sunday afternoon; Details below;
Calaveras’ 6th Annual School Supplies Drive
Debbie and I stopped for breakfast yesterday before church at the local jack in the Box. As we were leaving, she noticed a bunch of young people up at the corner intersection apparently selling bottles of water. So she said something like “Of course I have to go donate something”. I sat there in the car a bit and then realized this was a photo opportunity, so I got out, walked up and had everyone lineup so I could take this shot. They were raising money for their school basket ball team (they were the team) for an activity. Definitely worthy!
Debbie and I drove out to Thorndale this afternoon to the SovereignSons Food/School Supplies Drive. It was HOT today, but that didn’t keep lots of clubs and chapters from driving out there and donating items for the benefit. We noticed that there were several backpacks among the supplies, and someone explained that when the drive started, years ago, they would put the food and supplies in a backpack, and then the kids that really needed the food didn’t have to look like they had just come from the grocery. They were just carrying a backpack like all the other kids. Sounds like a great idea to me. Next year we will bring our supplies in a backpack, instead of grocery bags.
Anyway, the music was good, and loud, the air conditioning was barely keeping up, but it was definitely cooler inside than outside, and they had raffles and cold drinks for the thirsty. As we were leaving, we saw they even had a food trailer outside. Next time we will try it out.
Well, it was a warm day, but not as hot as yesterday. So, Debbie and I road our bikes out to the Roadhouse for the July COC&I meeting. We had a little lighter attendance than usual, probably because of the heat, but we still got to hear from lots of good speakers. There is still lots of work to do in protecting our rights, specifically in the anti-profiling area where things seem to be heating up. So, always be civil, but if you encounter a restaurant that doesn’t want to serve you because of the vest or shirt you are wearing or because you rode up on a motorcycle, be ready to explain to them why you won’t be returning and neither will your friends.
As a chaplain, my words may sound too political, but Jesus stood against injustice, so though I do not advocate any form of violence, in Matthew 21:12 “Jesus went into the temple complex and drove out all those buying and selling in the temple. He overturned the money changers’ tables and the chairs of those selling doves.” He was infuriated that the money changers were ripping off the people coming to the temple, and overcharging for pigeons that were used for sacrifices. Injustice plain and simple.
Ok, I will get off my soapbox now. Enjoy the photos;