Metzger's Mutterings

March 09, 2018


Lamar Democrat

I’ve been in a funk this week, so don’t really have much to say. Sometimes life just has a way of burning one out, but in the infamous words of mom, “This too shall pass”. If the weather ever decides what to do and once we get back on daylight savings time, hopefully my internal clock will begin operating better!

After having such a busy week the week before, last week was very quiet and I didn’t even have the boys to look forward to. Oldest grandson Kobyn was up in Washington, D.C., as his mom’s sister had her baby so the entire family descended on them. Kobyn is a huge basketball fan, especially when it comes to Rock Sock Jayhawks (KU) and professionally, the Golden State Warriors and Steph Curry. While in D.C., Kobyn and the rest of the males of the family got to take in a Washington Wizard/Golden State Warrior game, where of course Golden State won.

Kobyn’s stepdad recently had to buy a new phone, so Kobyn got his old one and although it’s not in the best of shape, it still works. It was really neat getting to text him the next day to see how the game went. Although he’s farther away than I would like, at least we now have one more way of keeping in touch.

Due to him playing in basketball tournaments, it has been a while since I’ve seen him, so really looking forward to next week. Actually, I’m ready for the summer when he is here a week at a time.

There have been three very special men that went to my church (First Baptist) that have gone on to meet their maker. I never really knew John DeBolt until his wife Corene and my mom were in the hospital together. He was a very special man. Then Glenn Williams, who I always thought so much of and absolutely loved his wife, Marge. She was probably one of the loveliest ladies I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. The third man was Glen Stone, who had moved here from Oklahoma to be closer to family. He was a fantastic coach and I had the pleasure of meeting him right after he moved here and was extremely impressed not only with him as a person, but him as a coach. It’s a shame more coaches aren’t like him. You could tell he was very well respected.

“Good works do not make a good man, but a good man does good works.” ~ Martin Luther.

Last weekend I made a trip to Cash Saver in Carthage and while there, figured I’d get us Long John Silvers for a meal, and then go over to Boomer’s for ½ a pound of pork to eat on the first of the week. Due to the power outage from the wind the middle of the week, it was last night before I finished my part. This morning I woke up to a text from son Jud, asking if I’d like to do dinner with him, Landon and Cooper. He suggested Long John’s and I mentioned it hadn’t been too long since I’d eaten there. So instead he suggested Boomer’s. I told him there was a funny story behind that and that Long John Silvers would be just fine. At least that way the boys will get to ring the bell on their way out.