I know that some of you are asking * what is Jube doing at a motorcycle rally?* Well, to give you some history, my dh was a guy on a motorcycle when I met him (look up Jim Croce to get a pic of him in his youth) and we traveled across America in our early years. He gave up his motorcycle when we had our first born.
Our church in the 80s was one of the first to support a motorcycle ministry called Tribe of Judah. Did you notice (for those of you old enough) that the motorcycle gang stories of the 60s and 70s kind of died down in the 80s. (ask your parents if you're not old enough ;-)
Well, that's because there was a great outreach by many *scandalous* ministries to the people that no one else considered *church folks*.
We were at one of the first motorcycle rallies back in the early 90s with our kids in diapers in a tent with all the Christian motorcycle gangs. Very interesting weekend.
So we went to this year's motorcycle rally to talk to people about homeschooling. We encouraged those who were already homeschooling. We talked to people who were thinking of homeschooling. We were blessed by homeschool magazine publishers with freebies for everyone so we had some concrete advice for them to take home.
We watched as church folks (lots of ministers were there) looked at our booth and kept walking. We talked with inked and pierced Moms and Dads who were thinking about homeschooling. And we had a great time.
The one thing I found were homeschoolers who had not yet connected with groups in the DFW area. It's a shame that communication between groups are not more open. I long for the time when groups will post their adult meetings on the community calendars of every paper in Texas so newcomers can find them. Not everyone uses the computer like I do ;-)
So that's how we spent our Labor Day weekend. Enjoying music, kettle corn, people, and getting rained on, lol. Hope you had a great Labor Day also. Oh, the guy at my cleaners knows of a BMW Trike that's for sale, he's working a deal for me!