I will either have a post to share for May for Me Bingo, or I will go off screaming into the night. Just as I figure out how to make a post with only a little difficulty, Blogger goes and changes EVERYTHING!!! Pictures that once went in from the bottom up, now go from the top down. When I try to start a new paragraph, it jumps down a whole picture. I thought it would be fun to join in the Bingo game. Making a bingo card was easy and fun but I have spent far too long trying to get this new system figured out and I haven't even gotten to the link part!
There was one fun part of the day. We held the District Pinewood Derby for all the Cubs in the Japan District and a group of invited Japanese Cub Scouts. Those units too far away to attend in person, sent in their winning cars to race.
My job was putting graphite on the wheels before they registered the cars. (A very dirty job)! My Good Luck Cat, after resting for a month in her box, went into the race with enthusiasm and came out a winner. There was also a race with all cars running backwards down the track and she won that race too. (Actually, I discovered that she had been running the real race backward ... her number had been stuck on her foot and that was thought to be the front) Now, doesn't everyone know that a cat always goes head-first?
At the end, before the closing, I was presented with a framed certificate for contributions to the Derbies, claiming me "Racemaster Extraordinaire". (I suppose it is a bribe to do it again next year). I was also given a derby polo shirt and a kit for a derby truck. I had taken a display of many derby cars made by myself and two sons over the past 34 years
I pass it on the corner of one block on my way to my parking spot or giving Nikko a walk. It is not on a beautiful country road with a blue sky but shoved up against an apartment building with power lines running through. What a good reminder to us all to bloom where we are planted!