Friday, November 11, 2011

11/11/11 11:11:11

Happy Veteran's Day.

When I was a kid, it was called Armistice Day because it was the day that saw cessation of hostilities between Germany and the Allies to end World War I. It was signed on 11/11/1918 at 11 a.m.

Today there was a geocaching flash mob. We met at the Veterans Memorial on 11th street. It was well attended - 30 - 35 people came. At 11 a.m. we observed 2 minutes of silence, at at 11:11 a.m. it was over. We passed out flags, and Charlie and Marty handed out red, white and blue beaded key chains. A little boy named Cooper was celebrating his 7th birthday, and one team was celebrating their 11th wedding anniversary! It was our first flash mob, and it was meaningful, successful and fun.

Afterwards most of us went over to Cuppa Joe for beverages. We sat with Tim and Susie and had a great time exchanging family news and events since we were together last. Somehow it seems that the four of us can talk forever!

The dermatologist was next on the agenda. I've had a bump on my hand that I thought was a wart, but it turned out to be a squamous cell carcinoma, the "good" kind of skin cancer - it doesn't spread. Now it has been removed, and I'm so glad I went. No wonder the Compound W didn't work!

Tim and Susie were out caching - we called them and said we were ready for lunch and met them at the Olive Garden for a super lunch and more fun than you can shake a stick at. A memorable day.