August 30, 2008
All our thoughts from up here in Pennsylvania are sent down New Orleans way today. The college has closed as of Friday at 4:30 and evacuations are occurring due to the arrival of Hurricane Gustav. Where will my son be headed? Currently he's in Slidell with his roommates family - The great hospitable Sanders family!!! Next he may be headed to Jackson Mississippi with the wonderful hospitable Harris family!!! Many thanks goes out to these families for taking my son in and treating him like family. Southern hospitality is truly a remarkable trait that still exists. Us NorthernYankees need to realize the unity gained by replicating this trait. I better go and work on my end of being more hospitable!!! Be safe New Orleans!
August 28, 2008
Sending good luck wishes to my niece Monica too for a successful season at her school. Congratulations to her for making the JV team as a ninth grader. Go Mon!!!
August 27, 2008
August 26, 2008
Swan at the local flea market!!!
New road to venture down.....
Two baby llamas by the roadside - just plain adorable
Orchards in Adams County Pennsylvania (check that sky out!)
Many things intrigue me. The beauty all around us goes so unnoticed because we hurry from one place to the other. I enjoy watching the skies, paths to unknown places, landscapes of all kinds, unique animals, stained glass in churches from many decades ago. These are some of the local scenery I've found compelling over the last week. Enjoy!!
August 25, 2008
August 15, 2008
August 12, 2008
Terry Myers (right), manager, and Dave Mallein,
assistant manager, look over the golf course
while discusing the James A. Carroll award the Carlisle Barracks Golf Course won.
Photo by Tori Hennigan.
Aug. 1, 2008 -- The Carlisle Barracks Golf Course has won another impressive award, but this one has nothing to do with manicured lawns or state-of the-art facilities.
Terry Myers, golf course manager, has earned the James A. Carroll Award for the best golf course in the Army for 2007.
"Terry did outstanding in FY07, he strives very hard to ensure that his golf course is always at its prime. I will say that throughout my 25 plus years of seeing golf courses and golf course managers I find that Mr. Myers is among the elite and was totally well deserving of this Carroll Award," said Barbara George, director of Morale, Welfare, and Recreation.
Several awards are handed out for different categories including golf courses, bowling alleys, and food beverage and entertainment facilities. Myers won the award for the small installation category of $500,000 to $1,000,000 for Excellence in Management. The award was established in honor of James Carroll Jr., a leader in the Army's hospitality field in 1976, the year after Carroll passed away.
George submitted the 20 page packet for the FY07 season.
"You have to address many issues, what have they done to help improve their facilities, how did they interact with the rest of the installation, and it's an extensive packet," said George.
Myers credits his winning the award to his employees and says that they do a good job and he wants to find a way to show his appreciation.
"I think it would have been better if it was given to the facility rather than the manager. It's nice to get the award, it's my whole staff that makes it fly, and we'll do something here to make sure they share in some of it to," said Myers.
Myers also said he thinks several projects the golf course has done recently has helped to win the award.
"I think a lot of it was that we did some projects along the way, and we completed a $2,000,000 maintenance facility, so I think they're looking at places that are growing," said Myers.
Because Myers won the award for 2007, he cannot be entered to win it again for 2008, but George is already planning and working on the packet for FY09.
Lt. Col. Sergio Dickerson, Garrison Commander, presented Myers with his award July 15th. Myers will go to Louisville, KY, for an awards banquet August 27.
August 9, 2008
A 50th anniversary party was held July 19, 2008 at Doubling Gap Center to celebrate Harold and Ginny's 50 years together. Over 90 people attended. A fashion show of Ginny's wedding dress and another special dress was a highlight for the evening. A special movie was made in their honor and a very special poem was presented with lots of memories.
August 8, 2008
My family is an important part of my life. We have alot of laughs and look forward to being together. We are very busy with baseball, softball, field hockey, golf, travel, college, middle school, work, church, music, family gatherings, friends, and new adventures.