Sure signs you aren’t the target demographic

Lou and I, always the adventuresome duo, headed out last night in search of some cheap and unique entertainment. Thankfully, family-friendly Dyer IN was hosting the second of three *free* summer concerts at Elmer Miller Park [first clue]. We arrived a bit late but just ahead of the main act, String Fever, as it stormed onstage. Though slow in some respects, both Lex and I quickly agreed that neither of us fit the intended audience. Pic and video proof below.

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The dulcimers stoked our curiosity.

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Throwback lawn chairs.

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Just Say No to Grecian Formula section

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American Cars.

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American Cars with patriotic plates near Old Glory.

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Decorative belt.

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Red sequin go-to-dulcimer-concert cap.

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Patriotic Chairs.

  

And if that weren’t enough, a kind gentleman gave us a handout promoting two upcoming events we should consider: Wii Bowling League (55+) and Senior Water Fitness Class.

Good times!

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21 days ago yesterday…

…Katie and I were just married.

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I’ve tweaked 21 pics from my camera that were team-captured by several budding photojournalists. I can’t wait to read the story the handsomely paid professional will write via her pictures. Those should be available soon.

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Sweet Sixteen!

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Meagan reaches the 16 year mark today and what a crazy, fun trek it’s been! A zesty mixture of grit, peculiarity, and beauty, she’s a one-of-a-kind girl who will push her way [and her opinions!] right into your personal space and then insert some random insight that creates philosophical banter out of conflict. Her tenacity is the stuff of legend, such that I feel compelled to crown her on this, her 16th birthday, “la chica más interesante en el mundo.”

Meagan, I love the way you grind…and debate…and negotiate…and laugh…and worship! I love the way God made you [inside and out]…and gifted you…and challenges you…and died to make you His. And I love how you keep striving to know Him…and love Him…and find your joy…and security…and identity in Him. And I hope you will never abandon your soul-deep need to run hard after Jesus. And I pray you will discover over and over that He will never abandon His blood-bought pursuit of you.

“Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” Jesus in John 15:5

I love you!

Dad

Meagan – The Early Years

the early years

Meagan – The Enlightened Years

the later years

Meagan and Peeps

Meagan and Peeps

Meagan and Peeps Too

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Meagan and the Gentlemen

Meagan and the Men

Huge week ahead!

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Some weeks make a larger splash than others. And others create a category all their own. The next 7 days comprise the latter.

…Meagan turns 16 Tuesday! [yikes!]

…We close on a condominium Wednesday!

…Katie and I get married on Saturday!

[and we’ll celebrate our country’s birthday somewhere in between]

Good times and great days ahead…for which I am deeply humbled and extremely grateful.

Hopefully I can provide a brief update or two along the way…