Three Things That Might Make Grampas Laugh!

Posted By: Brad  //  Category: Boardman Views, Family, Humor

One thing about having lots of grandkids is the fact that you never know just what’s going to happen next.  Since I have ten of them, what’s coming “today” is always an adventure.  Take for example, one of my older granddaughters, Caitlin.

She was on Facebook recently describing a little event down at the gas station earlier that day.  This fact produced my first laugh.  The things they put on Facebook.

She’s always had an abundance of long gorgeous hair, but lately she’s been fooling around with the color.  Apparently, just prior to this episode she had one of those sessions at the beauty salon that didn’t go precisely as planned.

This produced my second grin. Well, okay. I laughed.

Caitlin: Got out to pump gas and the dude next to me screamed… I looked over at him and he said *oh gosh im sorry your hair scared me I thought you were going to rob the Gas station!!!     * i said No why would i do that.   He goes *your hair is ummmmm yeah* and drove off. Needless to say Im getting it darkened if not a different color! …The other guy in front of me pumping gas you could tell was trying not to laugh!

Caitlin’s Friend: That made my day .  🙂  Well the great thing about hair is it always grows out and you can always change it.  And that guy is paranoid if he thinks you’d rob a bank with hair that recognizable. Lol

I’m not gonna lie. Gramma and I were laughing so hard we almost cried.

“*Your hair is ummmmm yeah* and drove off.”  Hysterical!

We were just visualizing this whole thing and thinking of our dear granddaughter who has, over the years, had a bit of a fondness for getting stuff done to herself (e.g., tattoos, piercings, etc.) that, frankly, just doesn’t look good…at least to me.

To my credit, though, I’ve never screamed!

Well, that’s three.

You’re in Boardman Country!

Make yourself at home,

Brad

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A Mosaic Christmas!

Posted By: Brad  //  Category: Boardman Views, Faith, Family, General, Music

I realize I’ve not posted here in over a year. Boy, do I ever.  I’m practically having to dust this back office just to rediscover my tools, so if this ends up looking funny in any way, chalk it up to my current inability to remember how all this works.

Meanwhile, one of the many things I’ve been up to lately is this:  I joined a choir!

It must have been September or so when my sister said she had been attending a church in Edmonds where my long-time (long-lost) friend Allan Skoog is the choir director.  She mentioned that in addition to the church choir Allan had for some years been directing a Christian community choir called Mosaic and that she’d decided to join them right away to be involved with their Christmas season.

If you’re, like I am, a dyed-in-the-wool fan of music, specifically vocal music, you will understand my immediate Pavlov’s Dog reaction to Kim’s announcement of her decision to sing.  It just sounded like so much fun! I, however, just knew I couldn’t pull off the logistics of being involved with something like that and dismissed it out of hand.

When I got Allan’s call a few weeks later stating that my sister had told on me and had given him my phone number and that he needed more tenors and that I should show up at his rehearsal the following Monday and that I should quit making mindless excuses and that if I would, we could have a whole lot of fun…well, the rest is history.

On Saturday, December 3rd, A Mosaic Christmas was performed – twice! I know because I was there both times standing between Kelly and Christine singing my heart out, trying to remember the words to all 16 songs, musically declaring the Reason for the season.  What an awesome treat for an old beyond-his-prime tenor!  I’ve spent many years directing church choirs and ensembles, but it’s been a long time since I was able to just be involved as a singer.

So thanks, Kim, and thanks, Allan, for convincing me that it was doable.  Thank you, Mosaic personnel for allowing me to join voices with you!  I loved it and I’m looking forward to January when we’ll all give it another whack!

You’re in Boardman Country!

Make yourself at home,

Brad

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