Thursday, July 20, 2017

In a pretty park

Since being here, I love to find new places.
Today I met with these two women in a garden near the beach. It wasn't too hot, and we walked and then sat on bench in the shade to discuss an art project. Being in art has given me opportunities to learn more about Wilmington.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Elephant ears

Not the kind you get at the County Fair, but the ones that are growing in Wilmington this time of year. They always remind me of my childhood.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


For the second week in a row, the hubby and I have been to church to help with the Tuesday night meals "for the hungry." No questions are asked of anyone who comes to eat though most really are without permanent shelters. Anyone is also invited to show up and help, the oldest tonight being eighty-three and the youngest twelve. Some come often to help, but no one is expected to volunteer certain hours. Restuarants and food vendors make contributions, women cook desserts, and there is always plenty, enough for the guests to take food back. It all works out beautifully. After supper, a woman came up to me to say thank you. Through some tears and pieces of a story, she said this was the first time she had come, and that at sixty she had become homeless. I believed her. But as with most good deeds, it is the helpers who reap the biggest blessings.

Thursday, July 13, 2017


This morning I went to a free presentation at and about our special, historic theater, Thalian Hall. As the people entered - and it was nearly full - we were given cards to fill out for a drawing. I dutifully wrote in my info, thinking what's the use. At the end of the brief show, the fish bowl with all the cards was brought to the presenter so he could pull out the winner. He called the name, and it was mine! Wow! I am the lucky winner of two movie tickets! Granted it was worth only about $15, but it was still quite thrilling.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Father Brown

Once in a while I really get into watching something on Netflix. Lately I have been hooked on an uncomplicated, forty-four minute BBC murder mystery titled Father Brown. After watching three seasons on my iPad, I have begun to wonder what the attraction is. I really can't say, but one thing I have observed is what the Catholic priest does. Being a Protestant, I see why the Reformation was necessary. All knowledge of God and all intercession begins and ends with him. On the plus side, I see him more as a therapist who includes the spirit of the person in his work. It really is important for people to be honest with themselves, and before God, and he encourages the suspect/sinner/guilty party to do just that. And then rather than be gruff and punitive over their horrid acts, he is kind and nurturing. There are worse ways to waste time.