Cave Dwellings: High School Football…What a GREAT TIME!
Cave Dwellings

Buckhorn Creek, Lake O' The Pines, Jefferson, TX

Saturday, September 21, 2013

High School Football…What a GREAT TIME!



This past week has been a mental challenge, to say the least.  While hoping our elders will adjust to their new assisted living home, we feel that they are not happy at all and rest assured we have been told so..After 3 weeks they still call it their prison cell ..This does not bode well for them being in a safe place so we may travel this Winter.  Time will tell, and if they want to go home, we will move them back, BUT…they MUST  have some help  pretty much full time.  Somehow I don’t think this idea will “fly” either…

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference
.”….If Den and I have learned ONE thing from this, it is reflected in this serenity prayer…Aging gracefully, that’s what we want to do.. and NOT burden our kids mentally or physically…OK, enough about problems..let’s get on to some really  FUN stuff we did this week!! HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL!!!

  Last night we drove 20 miles to Kaneland High School to watch the Kaneland Knights football team play Streator…Our granddaughter, Taylor, is a freshman now and a proud member of the Kaneland Knight Poms..WOOT! WOOT!  To make a fun time even MORE awesome, the sunset was absolutely spectacular over the football field.


Taylor LOVES to sing, dance, and be on stage..What better place than a football game??? (As an old, decrepit ex-cheerleader, I TOTALLY understandRolling on the floor laughing!)


They put on quite an extensive half-time show..and the sky and the sunset were incredible!!



There is something invigorating about High School football and Fall…and young talented people enjoying it all…I have to interject that this school has one of the top football programs in the area, and draws from a huge rural populace.  They also have an excellent curriculum and many great elective programs…The Heiser kids are very fortunate to be in this school district…Peyton will be a Freshman next year, and Campbell will bring up the rear as a Freshman in 2018…Holy Schlamoly, I will be 70 and MacGyver will be 76!!…Rest assured,( God willing and the creek don’t rise), MacGyver and I will still be in the stands at those games!! I sure wish we lived closer to our Wolff cubs, but we are very mobile and plan to be a part of their lives as much as possible.

These wonderful cool Fall evenings have made for great campfires on our deck..I have all the Autumn décor’ out ….


….and Thursday night we had a spectacular full  moon as it came up in the East…




Is it just me, or is that moon absolutely HUMONGOUS????





I think I have verbalized this before, but Fall is my favorite time of year.  The farmer’s around here are late with their harvest…MacGyver says it will be about 10 more days before he goes into the corn…This will make me a farmer’s widow yet again for another year…I’m not looking forward to his absence, considering the snarl we seem to be caught up in, but he can get away if needed and that’s a good thing.. I also intend to go down to visit the Wolff family the 4th of October for a few days.  Just because Dennis is “tied up” doesn’t mean I have to vegetate, right??

Thanks for checking in with us, and not giving up…Oh, I forgot to mention that the reason I took so long to blog is that we got a new desktop computer..and it has Windows 8, which means I am now on a learning curve that has turned into one continuous circleConfused smile…Bear with me!!!(and speaking of bears, HOW ABOUT THOSE CHICAGO BEARS????)

Autumnal Anticipation

Farewell Summer, Oh I’ve had fun, but Fall is what I love!

Bright new colors catch the sun, crisp clear evening have begun,

And OH, that Harvest Moon above!

OK, Jack, bring on your frost.  We’ll have a campfire every night.

And fallen leaves that trees have lost, from chilly winds they’re gently tossed,

As flocks of geese begin their flight.

Oh, Fall, I relish all you bring as yet another Summer ends,

And different birds begin to sing.  Oh, I’ll be loving everything!

I welcome you, my Autumn friend!! 

                              D. Cave 08/30/2011





  1. Sounds like emotional blackmail to me. My mother was not happy either, but then nothing short of 24/7 attention from all of her kids would have helped. You should find peace knowing they are safe and cared for, and go live your own life.

  2. We used to love going to high school football games. Both daughters were in the band. Granddaughter was a trainer during her high school years. Wishing you the best with the elders. Like your Ode to Fall:-)

  3. What a great looking header photo of you two!

    There's something special about grandparents going to see their grandchildren's sporting and cultural school events. You and Denny are both to be congratulated for taking such an interest in your family - a lot of folks don't! It will pay huge dividends though, of that I'm positive.

    Hope the elders settle down before the ground turns hard and white.

    1. Thanks,Rick...Yes, we may be leaving in the snow, IF we get to leave at all...things are planned in jello, right?

  4. nice night for a little bit of good old American high school football!!
    You and Dennis are the 'best' grandparents!.those grandkids of yours are very lucky!!!

    1. Thanks, Sue...WE are the lucky ones, with great grandkids and step grandkids...very lucky!!

  5. There's that glass of wine in your hand :-) Hum, never realized IL had nice sunsets... not as spectacular as the west though...LOL. Hopefully you'll find comfort knowing the Elders are safe. Hope you can escape the snow....TX or FL or AZ?

  6. I don't give a hoot WHERE we escape to, but we really need to do it!