Wichita Falls – Honoring Our Fallen Heroes

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Thanks to Terry Ryan and the Facebook page for Wichita Falls for these photos. So many good people help further the Sea2Sea Foundation. We appreciate all efforts. Thanks so much to everyone who attended the Sea to Sea ceremony to honor fallen heroes from Texas who gave their lives in … Continue reading

One of Sea2Sea’s Oldest Supporters

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Here is a wonderful photo of one of Sea2Sea’s older supporters, Sallie, born on Aug 16, 1924, one of thirteen children to ‘Bub’ & Minnie Lee Jameson, farmers in upstate SC.  Seven sons and a daughter served in the US Military, six during World War II and one was killed in a bombing raid over Austria.

Her husband saw combat as an infantryman in World War II & Korea, and she has four sons, all who served in the military.

What makes her special to me is that she’s my Mom.  So to my dear Mother as I pedal away today, I’ll promise not to bicycle on the interstate if you promise me to go to all your doctors’ appointments.  See you in July.  Love, Thomas.

Pitfalls of a New Blogger

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Having been reluctant to embrace social media and being of the mind that once you are 58, you really don’t care who ‘LIKES’ or ‘COMMENTS’ about you, unless it is to tell you that there is a bit of ketchup or mustard on the side of your mouth, or your shirt is inside out or your zipper is unzipped, I find myself trying to strike a balance, between telling people what’s going on or simply getting on the bike & riding to the next destination.

And it is a bit narcissistic, when I notice that my first blog has six comments and succumb to looking at them, only to find all except one are ads (speed dating in Bethesda, and Celebrex printable coupons among the more unusual).  And the one related to the ride, is my friend, Greg, who is joining me to Columbia (Thanks, Greg!)

I guess for the purposes of the trip it is finding the balance being between ‘online’ or ‘on the road’.  Being ‘online’ won’t get us where we want to go, & just being ‘on the road’ won’t publicize our cause the way social media can.  Maybe a good mantra to have is ‘If I’m online, I’m in danger of being off track.’

So my commitment to you is to make these blogs, short, positive & hopefully insightful.  Happy for you to comment (especially if I have a bit of food on my face or if my zipper is unzipped).