Jim sent this to my mom, and my mom sent it to me, and I promptly didn’t do anything with it. But you can still RSVP today if you want to thank Mark for the wonderful job he’s done as the Executive Director at Heit’s Point. He’s done a lot over the years to make our family reunions nicer.
My mom, Aunt Jane to some of you, sent this to me:
I talked to Mark Nolte at Heit’s Point today. If you have unused Thrivent projects you can turn them in before the end of 2020 to be used between January and April of 2021. To use them for Heit’s Point, mark it as a servant project. Your part will be coordinating and planning. He has had several go through as “Help with Volunteering” for whatever is needed. Set the use as supplies and an amount of $250.00. You can even change the address to:
Heit’s Point Lutheran Ministries
28345 Heit’s Point Ave.
Lincoln, Mo. 65338
That way, you will not have to get the project to him (it will be sent right to Heit’s point). If you do not want to use it for Heit’s Point, find another worthwhile project and submit for. It has to be done before the end of December.
And I would just add that if don’t live in Missouri, it is probably easier to pick a local charity to use the free $500 dollars that everyone with a Thrivent Insurance policy or Retirement Account has.
As you have read in Lloyd’s Family Emails about Heit’s Point, I Have Been CHALLENGED. With a lot of thought, this is my response and my challenge back at the Family. HERE I GO…
I am going to confess my DEEP Dark Secret of my Life!!! I am a JAR hoarder!!! I humor myself by filling them with coins. My sister has given me many unique wine and whisky bottles (EMPTY) over the years to fill with coins.
This was a head shaker for my son when we moved. His dad had to tell him, quote, “Don’t ask, just move them.” The Jars of Coins come with stories throughout my married life. They were backup money for vacations, or taxes, or “give a life lesson to your son about giving….”
My story with my son is a Jar of Dimes. When my son graduated from high school and went off to college, it was very hard for me to come home from work with him not there. I was thankful for Christmas Vacation and his return home. His return came with the statement, “I have no money for Christmas Gifts.”My lesson to him was to sit down at the table and to sort and roll a Jar of Dimes. Then he could take them to the bank and cash them in for Christmas Gift Money.
That day was great. We laughed. We talked about presents for his dad. We bet on how much money the dimes would make. I got good quality time out of that Jar of Dimes.
This is my answering challenge to Lloyd and Pete: I am giving 1 Jar of Dimes, 1 Jar of Nickels, 1 Jar of Pennies and 1 Jar of Quarters. I challenge you to clean the cupholders in your car and your ashtrays. Give your change to Heit’s Point. Give a week’s allowance. Give what you can because it is getting doubled by our Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. I intend to take their money, and thank you to them for offering it.
The 4th of July falls on a Thursday next year. The majority of people said that they wanted to come July 5 – July 7, Friday to Sunday (like “normal”). There were maybe 10 people who wanted to come on Thursday and make a longer weekend out of it. Since then, there is another group that wants to hold a family event at Heit’s Point on the 4th. Christina has asked Heit’s Point to hold a couple of rooms at the Spitz Center and the Lodge for our family to use on the 4th of July. If you would like someplace to stay on Thursday night, please let Christina know within the week.
Spitz Center vs. Pavilion:
We decided not to immediately make a choice on whether to use the Spitz Center or the Pavilion. We would like to just be in one place, and if it looks like the kitchen in the Pavilion will accommodate our needs, then we will plan on using the Pavilion. The Pavilion, providing the kitchen and restrooms are good enough, would be our first choice. If it does not look like the Pavilion will accommodate our needs, we will look at just using the Spitz Center.
People generally agreed that having 2 meals worked out better than having 3 meals. I don’t think anyone went hungry. We decided that instead of Breakfast and Supper, we would do Lunch and Supper next year. That means an earlier Lunch and Supper at, more or less, the same time as this year. Breakfast, in as much as you want to eat breakfast will be on your own on Saturday. We have not made any definite plans about breakfast on Sunday at this point.
For at least the last 4 years (that’s how far back I checked) we have had church at 11:00. We will have church at 10:00 next year. Someone will have to wake Steveup. In the past, we’ve tried to have everything cleaned up before church. We will have to see how that works next year.
We decided that Peter was going to be in charge next year. Hold on to your hats everyone.
Well, I finally got around to editing the footage that I shot with my phone last year. Sorry that the footage isn’t great. Someone should buy me a new phone.
Last one there’s a rotten egg.
By the way, does anyone know if I-29 is still closed?