Perhaps it may turn out a sang,
Perhaps turn out a sermon.

-- R. Burns Epistle to a Young Friend

Monday, May 18, 2015

Verse of the Day

Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. -- John 14:19

I have a grand total of no time today. 

I had an interesting weekend.  We had a family member disappear.  He's a young man, and, like a lot of young men, including myself at that age, he does not have an excess of good sense. 

He went out driving in his junk car with one headlight about 11:00pm Saturday night.  At noon the next day, no one had heard from him.  They called the jails and the hospitals, but there were no reports and no body was produced.  His cell phone responded as if it were dead or turned off or out of service.  Certainly, if he had run off in the river where he said he was going to be driving, it's remote enough that he probably would not have a connection. 

So I drove a couple of hours to get to the place then a couple more looking for wreckage on the dirt roads and off in the gullies and creeks.  Meanwhile, back at his mother's house, they located his tablet which, via the Google sync-up, showed his last phone location -- not off in the boonies but in a nearby town.  When he realized his phone was pinged, he suddenly found that his battery had recharged itself and called Mom. 

Let's just say that his next few days are going to be really interesting.  I headed on back home -- two more hours driving, in about midnight, so he can still look forward to the discussion he and I are going to have about responsibility.  His mother authorized me to punch him, but we will see how humble he is by Saturday.


julie said...

I'm glad your youngster turned up alright, and I hope he has enough sense to check in with his mother next time. And I hope, too, that he appreciates how much his family cares about him.

But probably not :)


John Lien said...

Ugh. I know that worry. Well not to that extent, that was pretty scary, but the girls have sometimes had "dead batteries" in their phones when we wanted to know their whereabouts.

Crappy kids!

USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

Thank God he is safe.

Yeah, kids sure make life...interesting sometimes.

Red said...

Lamont you big dummy!

mushroom said...

I finally talked to him on the phone yesterday. He was pretty apologetic. I think I did sound about like Fred Sanford.

Thank you all.