Falling Creek Camp visits Mobile, AL

(l to r) Jimbo Lee, Tripp, Joe & Yates Pharr at the Falling Creek “movies” in Mobile, AL on Sunday, November 26

On Sunday, November 26, I drove south to Mobile, AL. Kelley and Ann Grady and Angela Grady co-hosted the Falling Creek “Movies” at their beautiful home. It was wonderful to meet many new families in addition to reconnecting with Jimbo Lee, a Mobile native, who was a Falling Creek camper and Counselor-In-Training (C.I.T.) with me in the 80’s. Jimbo has not changed a bit since I last saw him our C.I.T. year in 1985. He brought his daughter Claire with him who is close to my youngest daughter Mary’s age. Kelley and Ann’s oldest son Joe was a big help in getting the DVD ready to play. Thanks Joe! He was a camper at Falling Creek in the late 90’s and 2000’s and is currently a senior at
UMS-Wright Prep School in Mobile. He is a starting linebacker for the defending state championship football team. Even with moving up from 4-A to the 5-A larger division, they currently remain in the State playoffs. Good luck Joe. This will be another victory to go with your two “Blob King” awards at Falling Creek. I was also pleased to see Tripp, a new camper last summer who came to the FCC movies with his mother Stacy. We are pleased to report that Tripp has already signed up for the 19-day August camp this coming summer. Thanks for your comments Tripp to the new boys and parents yesterday afternoon! Thanks again to the Grady’s for their hospitality!

-Yates