Archive for July, 2012

Boys State Appreciation Dinner

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Boys & GirlsĀ State Appreciation Dinner

American Legion Post 13

229, Lake Ella Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308

Thursday, July 26, 2012 7 PM

Today evening we went to the Boys and Girls State Appreciation Dinner at the American Legion (Sauls-Bridges) Post Number 13 at 229, Lake Ella Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308. There was a large gathering of veterns, their families, friends, and neighbors at the dinner. The appreciation dinner was arranged by the American Legion Post itself in addition to they sponsoring the Boys State (8 candidates this year) and the auxiliary sponsoring Girls State (3 candidates this year).

It was a honor to be present among people who defend the nation. Commander of the Post welcomed everyone spoke of those who couldn’t be present on the day POW and MIA. Then he and invited guests and others to eat first. Following the dinner he welcomed the Girls State Chairwoman and Boys State Chairman to introduce the candidates.

VTS spoke briefly. He thanked the post for sponsoring him and told them how beneficial the experience was for him and how he was humbled to serve as a member of Boys State House of Representative.

We then learned about other scholarship possibilites and mingled with veterns and friend before heading home around 9 PM.

Fourth of July Clean-up

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Fourth of July Clean-up

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Tallahassee, FL

This year the Fourth of July celebration came during mid week. Therefore, we didn’t travel much. We hoisted the US flag in the morning and did some yard work. Then VTS and I started to clean our cars. We sprayed water using the garden hose and then put the special detergent on the car’s exterior.

We then cleaned our cars with two special brushes one car at a time. Sometime VTS was brushing the cars and while I was washing and vice versa. By the time the cars were cleaned it was already 11 AM. I had already cleaned the front porch. So we went inside the house and cleaned two rooms.

Later in the evening we went our friends’ for dinner. There Bhanu had mehendi drawing done on her left hand. We drove back home around 8 PM and were joined by our neighbors for our traditional fireworks. The kids did some usual fireworks like sparklers, flower pots and smoke bombs.

Then at 9:45 PMĀ  we went our neighbors’ front yard to watch the City of Tallahassee’s fireworks from Tom Brown Park. It started at 9:50 PM and lasted until 10:10 PM.

We cleaned our front yard and went to bed by 11:15 PM