First Communion – 1975
The second graders at our parish were supposed to receive the Lord in Holy Communion for the first time back in April. But due to the pandemic it was delayed. Their day finally came yesterday. They had to split it into two different masses to allow for social distancing. And only parents and siblings could accompany them. But even though it was different, it was still beautiful. My prayer for them is that they always feel this close to Jesus and that they spread His love all over the world during their lives.
Webelos Camp at Camp May, Beaumont Scout Reservation, July 2007
Here is a throwback to when LC went to Webelos Camp at Camp May. Several years later he would spend his summers working on camp staff there. This year, he and ZM were supposed to be working at Camp May again, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, camp was cancelled. LC was going to be aqua director and ZM was going to be field sports. But instead they are stuck home with me and The Husband and DS. Not quite what they planned, but we are enjoying our unexpected family time together.
St. Justin Girl’s Basketball – 1978 Maybe
Since there is a lot of talk about basketball these days, today’s throwback is from our girl’s basketball team. I’m not sure of the date, but I’m guessing about 1978 since I am still wearing my coke-bottle glasses.
Troop Court of Honor – July 2007
Today’s throwback is to some photos I found from a Troop Court of Honor in July 2007. I noticed a few fun things here: How small DS looks, JD’s big smile while receiving an award, LC quietly sitting in the corner, and ZM getting involved in the action.
Boy Scout Summer Camp at Camp Sakima – July 2007
We went to Camp Sakima at S bar F Scout Ranch. The highlight at S bar F is Nim’s Lake, a 270 acre lake completely enclosed by the Scout property, which includes two other Scout camps (Famous Eagle and Gamble) along with Swift Base (a high adventure camp for Venturers, Explorers, and older Scouts). So of course there was lots of canoeing, fishing, and swimming. Interestingly this was the last summer that Camp Sakima was open for traditional Scout Camp. After that, it was dedicated to National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT).
Handmade Valentine Card – Date Unknown
Today’s throwback is a Valentine from my dad to my mom. Or it might have been an anniversary card, but since tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, I’m going to say it was a Valentine.