Thursday, May 10, 2012

Collegiate Mission Trip - Thursday

The photos are coming in at a less frequent pace.  For instance the photo above is actually of yesterday's lunch.  It looks fantastic, doesn't it?  Back in the day when we would get together with our friends the Dickles in Rhorerstown for a family picnic (you don't hear that phrase every day), Edna who was quite the cook in the Pennsylvania Dutch tradition would say, just after the blessing and before we all passed the platters around, "There's nothing here that we can't eat...!" which is one of my happy phrases that our family gets to hear from time to time.  And I would apply it to the lunch time photos.  It means it is ALL ready and it is ALL GOOD. 

We still make Edna's sho-fly cake recipe from time to time.

The snappy white and red trailer shown below, which may or may not have been made in Elkhart, Indiana, hides a secret inside: Habitat has renovated it to house four showers for the construction volunteers.  What a great concept!  I believe that the photo just after it shows one of them.

Above you see an access ramp being constructed.  I am not sure but I think that the tall posts are to create a covered area above, sort of like a breezeway, so that the rain and the snow do not fall directly on the ramp.  I would say that is a great idea.  Covered walkways are so much more inviting than ordinary sidewalks.  At Wekiva Presbyterian Church we incorporated them in our additions in 1999-2000 so that rain or shine, one can walk from the Sanctuary to the Education Building out of doors without being drowned in a deluge or smitten by sunstroke.

Some of the most famous covered walkways were created by Frank Lloyd Wright.  The covered walkway he did at Bear Run for the Kaufman Family is a stepped up curve supported on only one side, really a tour de force.  Bruce, who is on this Collegiate Mission Trip is a graduate of Florida Southern, where Wright's one-side-supported covered walkways are also justly famous.  But in Elizabethtown, it looks as if they have opted for supports on both sides.  Well as Jane Russell used to say, "Support can be beautiful...!"

Below, Judy and Anne (a mother-daughter team) are working on some framing, presumably for this same ramp.  Or a very large painting.
Below is Thursday's lunch.  Not to be confused with yesterday's lunch.  You can tell it is different if you look at what is spread out before our hard working team.  I think I see some kind of a cassarole there, and perhaps fried chicken and, wait, wait, don't tell me...  Do I detect deviled eggs..?

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