There are great things that happen in The Hood--as well as the zany---
We have a Neighborhood Food Drive going on---I volunteered my front porch as a collection site. Some food has been brought when I was away from home, but I also was sitting on the porch and met a very sweet neighbor for one of the deliveries. The first week garnered 200 pounds of food---and we have several weeks to go. Makes me proud to be a citizen of The Hood.
The Fourth brought a Hood Neighborhood Parade. The children of the Hood decorated their bikes, there was a bouncing house, and a band to play. Flags are hung all over the neighborhood to show pride in our great nation and wish it a Happy Birthday!
Two big firework displays will be visible in the night skies---the Botanical Gardens will have a concert and firework display and downtown Fort Worth will have one as well.
And then the somber side---Dr. SIL has a trauma shift for the afternoon and night---it seems all hands are on deck with not so good results coming from too much celebration. Who knew one of the biggest days for ER's is the 4th
Meanwhile, I attended a spinning class at the Y this week. I will be going back as soon as the feeling returns to my rear.
And that's all the news here in the hood---where all the women are good looking and the children well above average. (Garrison Keller)