Thursday, October 20, 2011

On the Road Again...

Here we are again…Lots of updates to do, as once again this is the busiest time of year for me. Art of the Carolinas preparations are going strong. Don’t forget to make your plans and reservations and come and join us for a fantastic artist getaway. November 10th will be here before you know it!

Works of Heart auction has come and gone. The festivities were a little bleak this year, but Joe and I did our part in donations. Joe and Don Mertz did a collaborative piece as well. Here are a couple of photos from the event:

One of my favorite things to do is judge the K-12 entries in the NC State Fair. Jerry’s offers a series of Outstanding Student Awards to the best in K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and high school, plus individual awards in those same categories. I always love especially the youngest group of artistic flair. They are the most original and delightful presentations of all. Here are some of the finalists of the awards. You’ll have to go to the exhibition to see the actual winners. You won’t be disappointed!

If you're ready to celebrate Halloween, here is a spooky treat for you: Legacy Farms Haunted Halloween.
Venture through the haunted house and corn maze. Check out the link for details...if you dare!
Dougy found this spider out at the farm and I thought it was a pretty cool photo the way the sun was creating this wonderful shadow on the side of the house...Just in time for Halloween.

Cindy and Doug arrived on Saturday from Key West. After that long drive, we will be back in the car on the road to Michigan to attend Fr. Dave’s funeral. Fr. Dave was a huge part of everybody’s life that is an Adams. He was loved by so many. The greatest part of the memories we all have is that he was never a judgmental person. He always loved us in spite of ourselves and every time we got together, it was always a huge celebration. Fr. Dave had a knack for really loving life and the people around him and he knew how to bring out the best in us all. That always included Budweiser, good food, stupid jokes and tons of laughing. Not just laughing, but laughing so hard that your gut hurts and your neck feels strained in the morning from solving all the problems in the world and then laughing about it all. Jim, Carol, Mike, Emily, Cindy and I all attended the festivities. And boy what a celebration. There were probably close to 1000 people in attendance including about 100 priests and two bishops. It was truly an honor to have this down to earth loving guy right in our own family. It was also so fun to see all of our relatives. It’s been a while since our last family reunion. When the Adams’ get together, it is no small affair. I’m just so proud to be a part of this wonderful family. Seriously.

R.I.P. Fr. Dave! Keep the beer cold up there and save us a spot!

1 comment:

  1. I love this post are so busy...and I especially loved reading about Fr. Dave.."keep the beer cold"....made me smile!