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Places We Have Called Home in 2019

Dec 19, 2019

Temperature 57 Degrees

Project Sixteen, Week Three, Day Four – It’s A Wrap

Remind Me If I Ever Even Think Of It To Never Buy a Keystone Light Trailer

I just sat down to breakfast, my phone rang, I answered and then I heard How is your supply of popcorn.?  It was our good friend LD, the Popcorn King of Sumter Oaks in Bushnell, Florida.  What a joy to hear his voice.  Due to medical reasons he is no longer able to travel the country by RV but you’ll never hear him complain.  Rather he is as upbeat as ever.  He is currently staying with his son in Virginia and enjoying life.  I hope I can always maintain a positive outlook on life like he has.  Thanks, LD for starting my day off in such a wonderful way.

No time for breakfast now.  But that’s OK.  Time talking with LD was better than any breakfast.  We shot out the door and toward the chapel.  It was our turn for devotions.

Devotions over a few small things to take care of.

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The donations room was beginning to overflow.  That being the case it was time


to load the truck and then take load, by load to


the storage pod.  From here a staff member will go through everything separating and identifying items that can be sold through the thrift store.

The ladies spent a few hours in


the toy room wrapping presents.

Noon time and it was a wrap.  Project Sixteen is now in the books.  It’s been a whirlwind  from start to finish.  When I look back at all that we accomplished, all of the new friendships made, all the shared experiences, all I can say is WOW!  We are two of the most fortunate people in the world to have been a part of all that went on these past three weeks.

One more personal task to accomplish.  Steve has been and still is sick.  But his Keystone trailer needed the cardboard belly pan put back up.   It was taken down when they rebuild the floor due to water damage.  I roped Anton into working with me, in the end he did almost all the heavy lifting.   The underside of this trailer in a word was a mess.  Wires hanging down, nothing properly tucked up, black and gray tank valves sticking and hard to work, and the list goes goes on.  It’s obvious when they built it no one took any pride in their work.  It’s obvious the attitude must have been throw it together and roll it out the door.  So sad.  We straightened wires out and tucked them up in place.  Got the gate vales working.  Finally, the belly pan was put back up.  Steve and Jean are now ready to roll.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement.   Thank you Lord for this absolutely awesome day.  Thank for the joys of these past three weeks.  We are so blessed to have been a part of this whole experience at UMOM.  Now, if you don’t mind we’re going to bed.  We’re exhausted to say the least.

Thanks for traveling with us today.  We always appreciate your company and your comments.  Catch you tomorrow.

These are the voyages of  Graybeard and it’s two intrepid travelers.  Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have never been before

See you on down the road!




  1. God bless the giver. You certainly did have alot of donations, but where would all of that go if it weren’t for you all giving of your time and effort. Thanks and hoping you feel blessed through this project. You all have a giving heart. Thanks again.


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