Saturday, July 20, 2013

Home Made
Peach Ice Cream
a.k.a. Peach Shake

The Flower Child starts the churning

With the Help of the Pastor of
the Flower Child's Church

The Ice Cream churn was too full and it started to seep out of the top so we quit turning the crank.    The ice cream was not completely frozen, however the peach flavored shakes were a real treat.  The next time I make this I will not full the container quite as full.  

Everyone enjoyed the flavor even though it was really more like a peach shake.  
Georgia Peaches
Musella, Georgia
A Visit To Dickey Farms
Peach Packing
July 19, 2013
Yesterday, July 19th I traveled to Dickey Farms Peach Packing House to obtain Peaches for a Home Made Ice Cream Party which My Bride and I are hosting this evening.

We will use a Hand Crank White Mountain Ice Cream Freezer.  The Ice Cream mix has been blending in the Ice Box since yesterday afternoon.  It should make a great tasting Ice Cream.  You can be confident that I will publish the results of this project tomorrow.  I may even include pictures. 

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Flower Child's Dream World - It should work for all.



Just the other day I was reading about the challenges that face the local Bibb County Georgia Democrat Party in an article titled:  "What's going on with Bibb's Democratic Party?"

Even though the article was rather long I read it all and I took special interest in this quote from "The Telegraph:"

"David Lucas, who wasn't serving in the Legislature when the consolidation bill was drafted, placed the blame for what happened on the Republicans and the three Democrats who were under the Gold Dome at the time - state Reps. Nikki Randall and James Beverly, and then-state Sen. Miriam Paris.  When legislators created the nine new districts for  the combined government, several neighborhoods were moved into odd configurations to dilute black voting strength in those parts of town.  

'They all signed the bill, and they didn't even know what was in the bill,' said Lucas, who defeated Paris last year for the Senate seat in the Democratic primary.  'Everybody who is arguing (about the switch to nonpartisan elections) is crying  alligator tears.  People need to tell the truth.""

I took special interest in the statement "they didn't even know what was in the bill."  As I read this my mind quickly recalled the statement of the Speaker of our U. S. House of Representatives when she called for the vote on the law which we now call "ObamaCare."  If I recall correctly she stated that the bill needed to be passed so that it could be opened and everyone would then know what the bill contained.

Certainly an interesting change of events.  A local Democrat appears to not understand the mantra for doing business by our duly elected leaders.  I do not understand how a U. S. Representative can allow or even call for a vote on a matter without the U.S. Representatives being allowed time to read it and locally we have a contrast in leadership styles.

Surely Senator Lucas understands the Democrat leadership style.  I get the impression that he cannot appreciate that leadership style/mantra when it may have possibly been employed against Democrats.

Oh, what interesting times we live in.  Surely our Leaders at all levels will soon become aware that they were elected to serve all, We The People and not just the electors who placed in positions of trust and honor.

Some may suggest that I am living in a dream world; but I maintain that until the end of time there is always hope.  I learned that during the 2008 Presidential Campaign.  
A Now and Then Report

Sometimes it is interesting to reflect on the past and also appreciate the present.  Today I feature two bedroom scenes that the "Flower Child" lived in.  

July 2013 - Macon, Georgia
July 1966 - Washington, D.C.
You can quickly ascertain that I am now sleeping in a much better situation as a Retiree then when I was a Second Class Petty Officer, U. S. Navy stationed at the Washington Navy Yard.

What a difference forty-seven years make!!!!

However the colors on the Bed Spreads have not really changed.  Yes, I have been Well Blessed!!!!

Youth Art - Summer Camp - Middle Georgia Art Association

Youth Art Camp
Student Reception
Saturday, July 13, 2013

Twenty eight students participated in the Art Camp the week of July 8-12.  A reception was held on Saturday July 13, 2013 to display their work and also allow the campers to show off their work to their families, friends and peers.

These paintings are work done by the Camp Instructor
to display to the Campers for motivation.

Campers made and painted "Hot Air Balloons."  Time
constraints prevented the completion of the gondolas.

The Campers received their supplies and their individual p
portfolios as well as certificates of participation.
While I did not count I would report that at least 75 people visited the Gallery to view the works of these 2013 Youth Art Campers.

Second Sunday in the Park

What a wonderful Sunday in Washington Park for
the Concert.  I prepared a Picnic for
My Bride

The first item on the menu was Irish Soda Bread baked from
a receipe by the Barefoot Contessa.  Of course we enjoyed
appropriate beverages.

The next item we enjoyed was Watermelon and Arugula Salad.
This was another Barefoot Contessa receipe.  Next we
anticipated enjoying the Grandma's Molasses Crinkle Cooklies;
however the rains blew in and we departed the Concert and
enjoyed the Cookies later with a cup of coffee at our Home.
It was a wonderful evening and we both enjoyed the Concert and the food.  I have filed the recipies for future use.  

Monday, July 08, 2013

Macon, Georgia on the Move

Macon, Georgia
on the

The Sunday, July 7th Business section of "The Telegraph" had a very informative article on Page 1D with the headline of "Downtown upswing" by Harold Goodridge.  Lofts are becoming very coveted in Macon, Georgia.

During a recent photo field trip to downtown Macon I was able to capture these images which also focus on redevelopment.

I suspect that the two upper levels of this
Cherry Street Structure will become
Loft Apartments

Today's Issue of "The Telegraph" reported that
the Auditorium will also be renovated.  I recall that
this structure was constructed in 1925 so I think that
it is important to maintain this for the 100th Anniversary.

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Macon, Georgia Challenge

Macon, Georgia Challenge

Yes, it has been some time since the Flower Child issued a Challenge that would earn the winner a free lunch at a place to be determined by this post's originator.

The rules are simple, post a comment with your name in the comment section of this Blog or if you view it on Facebook, place your answer in the comment section.

The deadline for this Challenge is Saturday, Midnight (2400) July 13, 2013.  If you want more information please remember that this is a Macon, Georgia Challenge.  No other clues will be given.

I wish you good fortune as you determine where this picture was taken.  You must be specific.  

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Smoke Alarms

Smoke Alarms

Last Week I finally checked both Smoke Alarms in my home.  They are mounted high and I must stand on a chair to test them.  Both failed the test.

I checked them out and they are hard wired to the electric system so it was not because of a weak or run down battery.

I contacted my Home Security Company and I was informed that it may be a week before they can check them out.  I was advised to acquire a Smoke Alarm so I would have protection.  I contacted the Macon-Bibb County Fire Department and they came and installed this Smoke Alarm within an hour of being contacted.  I can now feel safe.  Before that I felt safe, but I did not know the Alarms were not working.  The Firemen mounted the Alarm on the wall just below the ceiling so that I can reach it to test it monthly.  The Alarm also has a lithium battery that should last ten years.

I appreciate the rapid response of the Fire Department and can sleep securely knowing that My Bride and I are protected with a reliable Smoke Alarm.

Thank You!!!!

Monday, July 01, 2013

2013 Independence Day Parade - Perry, Georgia

Perry, Georgia
2013 Independence Day Parade
June 30, 2013

What a wonderful day for a Parade.  I enjoyed this event and Thank all of the Sponsors and People who worked to make this possible.  Thank You!!!!  The following twenty-five pictures tell the story.