Hindsight is 20/20, Doubletake, Week in Review, It Happened This Week… Help me out here blog readers. Pick one of these or suggest a better title. I’m serious, please throw me a line here. Saturday/ review? rewind? flashback? flashdance? At any rate it has been a full week in the real life of Clark Bunch. Here are the highlights.
Dudley Morris is an old college friend that I work with a couple of days each week. If you listen to the Unity sermons you’ve probably heard me mention his name. He is a vision rehab therapist. Pictured with Dudley is Martha Knighton. She is an actress that you may have seen on screen or in print ads over the past 30 or 40 years. She appeared in The Internship and shared a scene with David Spade in the Netflix film The Do-Over. She will appear in a new project this fall that I don’t know if I can talk about yet; but after it airs I will link back to this post and say “That’s what I was (not) talking about!” We had the chance to visit her in her home near Atlanta on Monday and take her to her favorite restaurant… Burger King.
Back in the day she met Ronald and Nancy Reagan, made a tv commercial with Bobby Cox and several Atlanta Braves players, and she knows Susan Bennett (the voice of Siri) in real life. She could tell stories all day. She once said to Susan “Sometimes Siri and I don’t get along.” To which Susan replied “Sometimes I don’t either.”
I don’t know if it’s the time and effort involved or the fear of liability should something happen. Fewer and fewer people are willing to acquire and maintain a CDL (Commercial Drivers License). I enjoy driving no matter what it is or where we’re going. Maybe I’m weird like that but being a bus driver occasionally has a few perks. Up in Kentucky I took our student athletes to see a Wildcats baseball game, volleyball tournament and the high school basketball championship game played at Rupp Arena. In 2016 I was hired by a church we don’t even attend to drive a bus to the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter. (Link here for more on that.) I’ve been several times to Fuge Camp, including one week at Ridgecrest, as a bus driver rather than a youth leader.
On Tuesday I had the chance to drive once again for Trinity Baptist Church, the same trip I’ve made to Six Flags a few times now. One of the youth from a few years ago now chaperones as an adult. Our daughter Johannah got to visit Six Flags for her first time ever. If you are able to obtain a CDL please prayerfully consider it. There is a shortage of paid and volunteer drivers across the board and your willingness to serve will be greatly appreciated, I promise.
This next one’s not really about me. After spending nine hours at Six Flags on Tuesday, Johannah went to a swim party for a friend’s birthday on Wednesday where she spent the majority of six hours in the pool. There was a chance to make hot dogs and s’mores and she just swam through all that time.
About a year ago we got some new next door neighbors. A couple of months back he started a house church of sorts, what some of you might call a cottage prayer meeting. It’s not a weekly event but every other Thursday several family, friends and neighbors from different churches or even with no church affiliation meet for singing, prayer, at least one sermon and then a meal after. I took a couple of screenshots from the live video stream; that’s me playing guitar on the left and preaching on the right.
On Friday my wife had a doctor’s appointment out of town. We made it a family outing and had lunch at an old family owned restaurant in the small town of Emerson. Several new places (like Chick-fil-A and Wendy’s) have popped up next to the interstate recently but a short drive gets you to Doug’s Place. Here is a 2017 write-up in the AJC.
No plans for Saturday besides family time. Most days I have oatmeal or bran flakes for breakfast, Teresa likes it when I cook breakfast, like waffles or omelettes, on Saturday morning. By the time you read this I should have corn beef hash and eggs well underway. Hope to have Mom over for supper and maybe s’mores of our own later. These are the days. Hit me up with title suggestions in the comments.
Peace and blessings.