There are too many stories of paranoia, problems, politics and pain. You can’t look at the news or social media without seeing articles on disease, deaths, and social distances. There has to be something better happening.
And Saturday there was – right here in Evergreen – there were 3 hours of smiles, cheers, and little faces of fun. The country shut down basketball, hockey and baseball, but they didn’t shut down billy cars and pinewood derby cars.
Scores gathered to cheer and watch the races down the track. Kids checked in, had their cars weighed and photographed, and had their cars inspected. In a century old sanctuary , now used as a fellowship hall, the echoes of laughter filled the rafters .
And then later, on the legally closed street, older kids mounted their billy cars and then raced down the hill. It was so much fun; and like NASCAR, many were looking for a wipeout – and they didn’t have to wait long.
A few months ago, they rode two cars down the aisle in a worship service. Only a pew cap paid the price in that event. But Saturday, the ditches and a few hay bails paid the price as they occasionally went askew.
After the little kids ended the competition, the big kids got into the fun. Johnathan Garrett had one of the best mishaps of the afternoon. As the local fire chief, I hope he drives the Appo fire truck better then he did the billy car.
- What this teaches me – there can still be fun during mayhem.
- One is never too old to have fun
- Laughter of kids is contagious.
Today, take some time to laugh. The CV19 pandemic shouldn’t stop that.
Be blessed – happy Monday.