Tuesday, May 6, 2008


I was "tagged" by another blogger (my son...thanks a lot) so to be a good sport I'll play along.

What I was doing ten years ago. Pretty much the same thing I'm doing now, only with teenagers at home. It was about that time my hair turned completely gray.

Five things on my to do list for today: At 6:30PM the day's winding down. But here's what I've done/will do.
1. Pick up some shrubs and grass seed so our grounds team at church can plant and sow this week before the rain comes.
2. Have breakfast at the pier with a bunch of old guys.
3. Take our doctor of administration out for lunch. She chose Mulligan's. Andy got a veggie wrap. She got a rockfish sandwich. I ate a steak salad. And we walked there and back. (If you look at the aerial photo, it's the yellow building across the highway.)
4. Staff meeting at 2PM.
5. Lots of work on my sermon and doing some prep work for tomorrow's Great Strides walk kick off meeting.

Things I would do if I were a billionaire: Give away 90% of my income and live on 10%. My church would be the major beneficiary. And I'd have in my employ a top-notch tax attorney to keep Uncle Sam's fingers out of it as much as legally possible.

Three of my bad habits: Finding excuses not to exercise regularly; I scare everyone around me whenever I sneeze; Waiting until the last minute to get things done.

Five places I have lived Only Five? Washington, DC where I was born; Decatur, GA where I did a summer internship in 1974; Jacksonville, NC where I lived during elementary school; Harbinger, NC where I killed a vicious rooster; Ft. Belvoir, VA where dad was stationed in the late 60's.

Five jobs I have had Shoe salesman at Kinney Shoes and JC Penney; Carpenter; Painter; seafood market counter sales; motel desk clerk.

Tag. You're it.


00 said...

i'd like to hear more about this viscious rooster....

CFHusband said...

it's a good story...

jen said...

Ahh - Kinney Shoes. You just took me back to my childhood. I don't think I owned a pair of shoes before the age of 13 that was not purchased at Kinneys.

jamie said...

Rick, I too want to hear about that viscious rooster. I see Nate said it's a good story. Please tell us!
I hear you on the teenagers doing things to your hair, and perhaps a crowsfoot or 2! Isn't it something to think back on those times, then hold your child's baby. I know I've said it before, but it continues to blow me away on a regular basis to hold my grandaughtr. i can't wait til all 3 of them are home so you and grandma(I'm Gammy :) can commence the spoiling and loving on a regular basis.
God Bless you all
Jamie in Texas (hopin for the rooster story ;)

bome62 said...

Rick, i follow your son's blog & also your link. If i lived your way i'd probably be a member of your church since i'm Southern Baptist.You had mentioned in this post that your dad was stationed at Ft Belvoir Virginia in the late 1960's. My brother was statined there in 1967 & was electricuted by high tention wires along with several other young soldiers while on assignment to erect a liitle league ball park in Spring field Va.I just wondered if your dad was there at the time or might remember this incident.
Bonnie Meyer
Washington, Missouri

danabrown said...

I didn't know you were born in DC - where?

Blessings From Above said...

Until I read this post, I never realized that the view on your header picture is that of your church. Lucky! To be so close to the beach...

Andy Lawrenson said...

did you fry the poultry?

Rick Lawrenson said...

First, no details about killing the demon rooster. Just suffice it to say he got what he deserved.

Second to Bonnie, he was stationed there from June of 1967 to Dec. of 70, so he might remember that.

Third, to Dana, at Sibley Memorial Hospital.

No, we did not eat the bird. Although we lived in the country, we weren't/aren't country.

Anonymous said...

okay the sneezing made me laugh out loud!! My dad is like that too!! Once in Publix he sneezed at the front of the store and "got" everyone checking out! so funny!!!