November 15, 2006

Hillsdale Homecoming Part 5

Sunday Oct 8, 9:00 am: Quick run to Mc'D's for a breakfast sandwich. Tony gets an extra pie in the bag, which I eat. The peasants rejoiced.

10:30 am: Kim and I returned to our old church where we ministered and became engaged. Tony, Muffin and Nic accompany us. I have the privilege of serving as lay leader during the service. Great to see so many old friends. I especially enjoyed picking on the kids who were in our youth group.

12:00 pm: Dr. Reist invites us all to join him for lunch after the service at a great sports bar down the road. Just a terrific lunch as we were able to all talk together. Dr. Reist was his usual self, but I' m pretty sure none of us would have had it any other way.

1:00 pm: Muffin drops cell phone, appears to have destroyed it, Nic saves the day in no time flat.

2:00 pm: Tony, Joel and I decide that it is time to play some disc golf out at Baw Beese. Kim gets to spend some quality Brother-Sister time with Nic. Allie does what Allie does: run.

3:00 pm: I am pleasantly surprised that having not played a single round of disc golf all year and using only one disc (and not even my own disc), I shoot one over par. I usually averaged about two to four over par during my many rounds with Garny. Perfect fall day to be out there for a round.

4:00 pm: I sit in the Joel's mother's garage, which is actually a warehouse of Tony memorabilia. Tony and I sift through his memories and I get two free guitar books from Tony. Tony's always been a giver, he'd give you the shoes off his feet, but that's not really much for Tony considering how many shoes he owns... many, many... shoes.

6:00 pm: Tony is chilling back at Simpson and the wife and I decide to pay a visit to my old boss and his family (and drop our stuff off since we would be staying there that evening. I explicitly told them that I had brought an air mattress and that we just needed some floor space, but when we arrived, we were told that Jeff had kicked his twin daughters out of there room for us and made them clean it! He told us that he always takes advantages of having guest over to get his kids to clean their room. The twins were actually very excited for us to stay in their room. Exceptional fam.

7:00 pm: Hunger beckons. We submit. Little Ceaser's Drive-Thru Hot-n-Ready Pizza. Just thinking about it now makes me hunger. Another thing I miss greatly. For $5.35, you can drive-up and get a large pepperoni pizza. We finished off the meal with some ice cream from the Moo Cow in Jonesville. Delicious. Tony pays for his ice cream with the change he found in the garage. Less weight for the trip back to Japan.

8:30 pm: Stop by and pay our old friend Piko a visit.

10:00 pm: Tony and Joel decide to attend Catacombs. Tony and Joel began this ministry during our junior year at Hillsdale and it survives to this day, and apparently is even more popular than when we were there. Of course they currently advertise the gathering, which was not done in our day considering that it was suppose to reflect the time when Christians would meet secretly in the catacombs due to persecution. Much was still the same: no lights only candles, sitting on the floor, time of singing, with prayer in the middle. Another of my favorite things during my college days was this service every Sunday evening.

10:30 pm: Kim and I stay up a little later than we should. We are both exhausted and know that it will be an early morning tomorrow, but just enjoy seeing the Lantis family too much. But we are in bed and asleep soon after.


Hack said...

Or perhaps 'blogstipation' and 'blogarrhea' would be preferable.

Hey Lucas, can you say 'sesquicentennial' 5 times fast? How about one time slow? ;)

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BillG said...

You don't seem to be laughing very hard.

Mom in MI said...

Is this it Lucas or is there more? Do we get a mile by mile about the trip home or were you all sleeping?It sounds like you guys ate real healthy meals. :) Great times in the hills. Thanks for sharing. MOM IN MI....Hi to B Gray, Joel, Al, MM, Christina, Dr. Reist, Jacob, and anyone else I might have missed.

MM said...

Tony, send us your shoes. We need them in Rwanda. No shoes there. Hurry.