Halloween with Logan

Reformation Day started like any other Sunday, with our rushing to go to church. The day veered sharply toward extreme pleasure when neighbor Logan (11) called, asking if he could go to church with us. Logan told us in the car that his mother was ill, and his dad was staying with her. We all sat in the choir loft, because John and David had been asked to sit up there to help lead the singing. At the end of the service, Pastor said someone had made him a hat like Martin Luther would have worn. He modeled it for us, because he said he would not have been comfortable preaching with it on. This was a zoom shot from the other end of the church.

We had planned to go to Tennessee to eat lunch and were glad Logan was given permission to go with us. Bob was taking Shawn to the doctor, so that worked out well. Grandson David and Logan posed with mozzarella sticks that seemed to be sticking out their tongues at me.

Our waitress offered Logan three pieces of candy from a large container . She had already given him a spider ring for Halloween.

John drove us home via a small road beside the Pigeon River. The fellows examined graffiti, picked their way down the steep bank, and skipped stones on the water.

I was standing under I-40 with traffic roaring overhead. Can you see the boys beside the river?

The camera could see David and Logan helping each other find stones to skip on the water.

Camera and I caught a three-skip throw, although he made others skip seven or more times. The stones made it to the middle of the river and beyond!

Sadie watched longingly.

We took a few seconds to celebrate Halloween at home, pouring candy into a bag for Logan to take home. This was one of the best Halloweens I can remember.

36 thoughts on “Halloween with Logan

  1. What a sweet and heartwarming story all the way around! Beautiful river, and I love river stones! It sounds odd to hear you say you decided to drive to Tennessee for lunch–just over the border?


  2. How wonderful, a great day. Thanks for sharing, put a smile on my face. Impressive skipping of stones and impressive photographer. Not sure I would have liked the sound from the traffic overhead.


    1. My photo of Pastor MacFarland was not good, but that’s the better of the two I took. Another woman sitting in the choir took a much better one with her phone. John said he should have worn the hat to preach, because he has an earned doctorate in theology, just like Luther.


  3. Good catch with the camera Anne. I have always loved skipping stones and will still give it a try if flat stone and opportunity join together for me. The long shot of Logan and David with the beautiful Autumn trees in the background is lovely too. I enjoyed your post.


      1. I did it as a child and the ability has carried over. All other sports that need hand-eye coordination, bah, I am hopeless at them. I miss golf balls and never was good at throwing, catching or hitting a baseball.


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