Memorial Day Thank You! Staff of 16 part time. Boys of Summer are back! 


Joshua 1:7 Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go. 

Colonel Petrek and many more, this flags for you! May all of our family serving and friends serving be safe. Guys at Miramar, Pendleton, Langley, and places we can’t name because we don’t know but pray for their safe keeping. Thank you grandfathers who served in WWII, and made it home. Only recently did I read the Lettters from The Reverend Robert Lee Nicks to my grandmother, and never knew the danger or living conditions he was in. Briefly, he speaks about his journey and the shelling all around his ship in the Pacific specifically, and I can not imagine, but by the hand of God did he turn out the way he did. Nancy’s grandfather Thronihill received a Purple Heart and slept sitting up the rest of his life upon his return because that’s how he slept in the foxhole. Her grandfather Rogers was Ret. Lt. Colonel from the Army.  My great Uncle Buddy Darden who passed away this week to be with the rest of the Darden’s who have gone to heaven also brought back a Purple Heart from WWII. My Grandfather Darden was in WWII. Just to be raised up by children who were just one generation away from “The Greatest Generation” and have known them and remember them is a complete honor. Anyone of them would have done anything in the world and did to help us. 

18 Players Club. 

We don’t put USA flags on every hole because people like to take them with out asking and do not bring them back. But if you are Golfing there is a flag holder for each green designated with an American Flag. The practice greens have the wall you may lean them against. Rising Sun! 
The Digitaria sanguinalis preventer is applied and we will complete the practice tees the 29, of May or 30.  We still have time here in the Midwest based on the temperatures and should get more longevity or efficacy out of the Dithiopry by applying 2 weeks later than last year. This product acts as an early post and pre-emergent control. All the greens were treated this week as well, on schedule, and I thank you all for the emails and complements. It has only been by strategic planning and execution of the plans that have permitted this to happen because we are still only working with one tee mower and one fairway mower for 60 acres of turf. God Bless Primo! Primo is growth regulator enhancer that I am well known to utilize without hesitation because of the synergism that it creates with nutrients and protectants. I believe I have sound visual evidence that it aides in the translocation of products through the plant. We won’t go in to How but it does. It has something to do with the way plants process carbohydrates through the bundle sheath cells and xylem and Phloem or something like that. Basically it makes the plant short, fat, and happy! Like many Americans! Sorry, we can say fat anymore it’s Husky! I surely do not want to offend the grass. It’s not magic. It’s science and chemistry. We will have two fairway mowers in operation by June 8.  Brad has done an excellent job keeping up with them and many other issues. We built a bridge this week and thanks to the Trail Life leader Ramey, Brad, Noah, Brasket, Luis, and engineer Brooks llc for assembly and foundational penatrometer readings. I believe in allowing the best people for the job to do it and provide them the resources~ then get out of the way. ​

This is temporary, and I think maybe the neighbors horses or coyotes got the other one late one night. Much work to do always! Just honored that I can still do it and have people to help. ​

#6 Players Tee Box. A plaque for a veteran who used to play out there. Mr. Ramey is quite the historian and a welcome addition back after many years gone! 

.5″ of Rain early Saturday morning. 

These are hard to catch but I am always very fascinated at how ducks in a row operate and the mom leads the way and waits on the other ones until they are safe. It would be neat if people were like that. “Sometimes people can be like hearding cats.” Wilson R. Thanks Jim for getting the R-311T almost ready. We need to change some hydraulic hoses and it should be ready by Wednesday. Friday I found my warm up jacket Puma. From the 16 and under team. 27 or so years and it kinda still fits and in my mind I can still play! 🇺🇸😂 Noah plays for the Bible College down the street. And we got Sammy back this year. He texted me about 2 months ago from seminary school and Asked if he could come back and I said “Hurry!”Caught the Boys from Rickenbacker Airforce base flying to Wright Pat. AFB for lunch Friday. At least I hope that’s what they were doing. And that’s why I wouldn’t have made it in the military. Such a beautiful day Friday. Just like a Winter day in SRQ. Still getting accclimated to the weather.  We will be treating for ants soon so don’t let them get you all ancy. It is going to be a great year for insects.  I’m looking at various products now. Below is my great Uncle Buddy Darden and his wife. Below that is my grandfather James F. Darden in back right and his brother Buddy on back left with my great grandparents Dardens. Too many to list but our condolences are with my cousins.  That may have been the photo from Boca when they all four drove down an about 11 hours for a 14 drive and stayed 3 days instead of a month and went back to Suffolk.  We all went to Applebee’s and Nancy and I were the only ones who could hear between the six of us. I wont share all of the story but ole Uncle Buddy brought his pistol and set it on the table. No fear- it was normal and perfectly his right. Y’all just don’t see that too much anymore these days and this was 14 years ago. I said Buddy we are in a restaurant what are you doing? He said y’all invited us I’m hoping to have a beverage and something to eat your granddaddy wouldn’t stop. I said no the gun is that real? He said it was bothering his leg because my brother wouldn’t stop the car. He looked at me And said last time I shot it – it was real now let’s eat. What a memory. I felt safe~ not sure about the wait staff but I didnt see anyone try and take it or tell him he couldn’t have it. 

6 thoughts on “Memorial Day Thank You! Staff of 16 part time. Boys of Summer are back! 

  1. Enjoyed immensely! God bless you and Nancy on this great holiday and always!!!! 😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇

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  2. Darden,Good to hear from you and thanks for the good words. How are you and Nancy doing?   We miss you both. We had a going away at our house for Al and Heidi.  Several asked about you.  Someone said they had not seen you since you bought your house and wondered how the homeowner business is going. Wishing you and Nancy a great Memorial Day. Curtiss

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    • Yes sir home loanership is going well. We have been busy working and working at church at back door most Sunday’s so it’s been difficult to get to class. We did see Al & Heidi before they left. The memo must have went to junk box and we both have been very busy at work as you may imagine. See ya soon brother. Thanks for your service. Glad you are kinda retired from flying jets. D

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