A “Programming Note”

I simply wanted to drop in a note to let you know what’s going on around here, and what to expect on The Life Project for the next couple of weeks. My 10-year-old grandson arrived late yesterday from Illinois and will be spending a week here, before we take him home on the 5th.

When I was 10, I would have been thrilled beyond words to fly on an airliner to Washington, Dc by myself… and the little creep just got to do that!

Actually, thinking back on it, I spent the summer I was 10 reading every book in the Public Library on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. By the time the summer was over, I had read them all and was ordering more from the main library in downtown LA that they didn’t have in our local branch, and I had those finished by Christmas… the life of a 10-year-old history gook! I can only imagine how excited I would have been to spend a week in Washington that summer, considering that two-thirds of that war was fought within a hundred miles of here… oh the battlefields I would have wanted to visit!

My grandson also has the geek gene, but not for history; he is all about marvel comics characters, a subject that never had the slightest interest for me. To be completely honest, I can only fake being interested in that for so long at a time! :/

So, I have a strategy: Keep the kid busy! If nothing else, he won’t be able to say that he didn’t see the sights, and in the coming week, we will see who has the physical endurance to go everywhere: old ancient me or a bright fresh 10-year-old. If you are a betting man or woman, put your money on the old guy!

So, while we are seeing the sights (today it’s the B & O RR museum in Baltimore, along with the National Aquarium (he likes that kind of stuff) Monday, Mount Vernon, Tuesday he is touring the White House and the Pentagon, courtesy of She Who Must Be Obeyed who has pull these days that I no longer have, Wednesday the monuments… well you get the idea. So, here on the blog, I won’t be around as much as usual, but I’ll still be checking in. There will be the regular features on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and at least one post in our journey with Mark each day. I also might drop in a picture or two and keep you up to date with our adventures.

After that, starting the following week, we’ll be hitting the road and driving back to Illinois. I am really looking forward to visiting my church family there, along with my daughter and son-in-law, and then we need to visit in-laws because it’s “She” Who Must Be Obeyed and not “He”, a trek that will take us into Iowa and Wisconsin, and on the way back here, we’ll stop in and get a first hand update on our “Case Study” from last winter at Franklin Christian Church. Thus, aside from the features, I don’t expect much in the way of posts after the 5th.

Have a great weekend!

About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
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25 Responses to A “Programming Note”

  1. Patricia Ann says:

    Enjoy your time with your grandson…and get into those comic books! 🙂

  2. atimetoshare says:

    I am entertaining my 11 year old granddaughter this week. My prayers are with you, Levi. It’s great to have the opportunity to spend time with these precious young people, but not for the faint of heart. Have fun!

  3. Enjoy your time Don. May The Lord give you safe travels!!

  4. mamasongs says:

    Sounds like a wonderful summer Don. Looking forward to whatever you grace us with!!


  5. The remarks about reading every history book at 10 ~ Too funny, I thought I was the only one who did that. One summer, my goal was to read every book in biography, it was a small library, but I think I hit my goal. Love, love, love to read….Thanks for that memory flash, and it sounds like a fun filled week with grandson. That is a marvelous age and highly impressionable….oh the seeds of memory that will be planted ! Enjoy your time away and safe travels.

  6. paulfg says:

    The “Life Project Family Tour” – sounds most in keeping with the Kingdom Tour, and all those road trips we have shared with you. And who will outlast who? I am guessing your legs may give out around the same time his brain cells rebel at the lack of comic heroes! Make sure you include a batman moment or two! That would get my attention! 🙂

  7. Elaine says:

    Have a wonderful time with your grandson and traveling west. I’m curious about what part of Wisconsin you will be visiting.

  8. Tom says:

    Sounds like a lot fun! Enjoy your time together!

  9. Sounds perfect. Make memories. Bet you’ll find lots of topics for future posts. Enjoy every moment. You can never get this time back. Have fun!

  10. There’s actually a lot of Politics in Marvel Comics, particularly the X-Men… I was into both History and Marvel and just about everything else… I bet he’ll have fun. Real experiences are priceless.

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