Sunday Afternoon, October 16
We received a Facebook invitation from friends from church – Kevin and Jeanette. Elam is her uncle. He was injured while loading underground water/sewer pipes on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, and sustained neck, back, and sternum fractures. There was surgery to repair his neck fractures, but he needs to wear a brace for 8-plus weeks.
The invitation said: You are invited to participate in a truck convoy by the Martin home on Sunday afternoon, October 16. Meet at John F. Martin Meats at 2 pm or drive by the house between 2 and 3 pm. Bobtails only due to narrow, country roads.
We arrived at Martin Meats fairly early and enjoyed watching other trucks arriving.
Soon they were lining up behind us.
After the lot began to fill, they lined up in a double row.
Notice the lighted cross on the TFC tractor – behind Cerwin.
Elam’s family was delighted to see so many trucks. We counted 33. There may have been others who joined the convoy or drove by the house later in the afternoon. I just received a comment that there were 45. 🙂
I couldn’t resist taking this picture of Doris Hursh. (You should have warned Glenn about parking in front of us.)
I did that a few times as well, so there may be a picture out there of me doing the same thing.
I do not know the Martin family, but understand the man on the left is a son-in-law to Elam. He was giving instructions for the convoy.
The drivers, families, and friends listening to the instructions.
Ken Martin (right) prayed for Elam, his family, and for the safety of the convoy.
We are on our way.
This is when I was leaning out the window taking pictures.
Some of the neighbors knew about the convoy and were waiting for us.
The family was waiting for us.
We were told to make noise – air horns, Jake brakes, train whistles, whatever you had.
It was fun to see the smiles on everyone’s face.
Blessings to you, Elam, for continued healing.
After passing the house, a family member handed us a bag of seasoned pretzels with a thank you note.
They are delicious.
On our way home, we came upon this neat old car.
They were enjoying a relaxing Sunday afternoon drive.
We enjoyed our relaxing afternoon as well.