The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

October 27, 2012

Entering busy season at Estate


— OK, now it feels like October ...

— We have officially entered the busiest time of the year at the Kellar Estate. Pretty much everyone at the premises will be involved in a plethora of activities all the way until New Year’s Day, at which time we will collapse from complete exhaustion.

— As I write this on Friday evening, I am anticipating spending my Saturday evening waltzing around the dance floor with Jaylynn, 13.5, during the annual Girl Scouts Father-Daughter Dance.

Vida, my wife and the Extremely Energetic Arranger Of Sash-wearing Scout Sashaying has worked alongside several other Scout leaders in scheduling details and decorating the Kavanaugh United Methodist Church for the event, which will again include dinner.

This year there is a live DJ, so I may be forced to show off my extremely rusty but still dazzling dance moves to (a) amaze all of our friends who are in attendance and (b) completely embarrass my daughter.

I understand I will also be providing dancing duties for two of our 5 year-old son Jason’s best buddies, his friends Emilee and Abbey, so I may have worn out my dancing muscles by the end of the night. But that is a risk I will have to take.

— Earlier in the day Saturday, the Girl Scouts will be taking tours of the City of Greenville Police Department, with one group of younger girls in the morning and a group of older girls in the afternoon. So, I would anticipate there will be a lot of tired folks around by the time Saturday evening comes to a close.

— Wednesday is Halloween on the Square. Jason, of course, cannot wait, so obtaining him a costume is also on my list of things to do this weekend. Jaylynn said she is just too “old” for trick-or-treating this year, although I have no doubt as soon as Jason turns his back, she intends to raid her little brother’s candy for anything chocolate-related.

— Immediately after that will come the combined birthday party for Jason, who is turning 6, and our granddaughter Lauryn, who is turning 5. Details are still being worked out, but the event is sure to include lots of hyperactive youngsters, food, games, cake, presents, sleeping over and non-stop cartoons.

And that is just what is occurring at the Estate in the next week or so.

— So, as for me, I am currently looking forward to the relative quiet which can be expected by covering election night for the newspaper. I mean, what could possibly happen there, right? On second thought, don’t answer that.

Just a thought ...

Kellar is a Herald-Banner staff writer