Hamilton County 4-H Ten Year Members Awards - Matt right side of stage, second riser, yellow shirt.
materials, will it never end? Matt is headed out to Junior Nationals
in California in three weeks and after the meet is over, the college
recruiting coaches are allowed to talk to the swimmers...would be nice
if we knew the academic values of each school he is interested in going
out there before all the swim talk ensues. That's the plan. Reading a
bunch of odds and ends along with all this, will be happy when my
regular reading time is back to what I love: history/literature.
LISTENING TO: Neil Young
GOING TO: It's 4-H Exhibit and Fair time...for the first time in 31 years I have not been a leader and a project leader and it feels strange, I have to say, it feels very strange not to be up there in that capacity. I think everyone else up there thinks it is very strange as well. Matt turned in his very last 4-H project on Sunday and was awarded the Ten Year Member plaque (members are only allowed ten years) at the Queen Contest last week. At any rate, we'll be going to the fair all weekend, to look at projects and what not, most of the "what not" being the guys liking to score fair food every day. It's always fun to see all the projects the kids in our club turn in and others I have known through the years. I can't believe how old my first 4-Hers are now and when I see them each year I wonder how they got so old and I didn't! Matt is getting his senior photos taken today. On Tuesday we leave for USA Swimming Sectionals, fortunately they are at Purdue this year, but it still involves a loading up and travel trip mentality...home again next Saturday. Okay, I rarely, if ever, admit this, being the IU person that I am, but my favorite place to watch a swim meet is at the Purdue pool as it is just great for swimming and watching, the windows so large, the ceilings so high, the gorgeous decor and diving well...it's my favorite pool. Shhhh...don't tell anyone I said that, okay?