The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX


March 23, 2014

New stuff for spring at Estate

Just considering all of the new stuff going on around here this spring ...

— First off, I have a new car to drive. Vida, My Wife and the Top Tier Potentate of Transportation at the Estate, and I have been sharing the usage of the Kellar Estate Mobile News Truck/Miss Vida’s Playtime Transport for quite a while now. My thought was to spend a little bit of money on a ... used vehicle ... which I could use just to drive to and from work and the Estate.

Vida, bless her heart, had other ideas and whisked me away to Greenville Mitsubishi one recent afternoon where, in no time flat, I became the recipient of a 2013 Hyundai Sonata.

Needless to say, I love it! And, of course, Vida’s ulterior motive is that she gets to borrow it on multiple occasions, which included this morning ...

 — Whle driving the Kellar Estate Mobile News Truck/Miss Vida’s Playtime Transport this morning, I took our daughter Jaylynn, almost 15, and our son Jason, 7.5, to the Backstreet Bash. Jaylynn spent the majority of her time meeting all sorts of new canine friends, while constantly campaigning for a new puppy at the Estate. As cute as Jaylynn and the puppies she found were, I was steadfast in my resolve against any new four-legged and fur-covered Estate residents at the moment.

Jason, however, has been asking for a turtle for a pet. I had been considering maybe setting up a small aquarium in his room, but I grew concerned when he spent much of his time at the Bash visiting the exhibit where the two giant tortoises were set up ...

— Vida has also taken up a new athletic endeavor. She has joined a softball team here in town. My wife plays catcher for “The Ropes.” The team had its first game of the season Friday night at the Greenville SportsPark and pulled of a convincing 6-2 win. Vida went hitless for the night, although she was obviously a key component of the victory.

Jason went with me to watch his mom play softball. While he didn’t actually see much of the game — as he was more interested in hanging out with some of his friends he found among the crowd – he did become something of an unofficial ball boy.

On three occasions a ball was hit above the backstop and landed behind the grandstands. Each time Jason instantly ran to retrieve the ball and then launched it back over the fence onto the playing field.

While I was suitably impressed with my child’s arm strength, I am had to remind him to (a) wait until there is a pause in the play before tossing the ball back and (b) let the players know that a ball is headed in their general direction. Fortunately, there were no reports of damage or injuries ...

Just a thought ...

Kellar is a Herald-Banner staff writer

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