Tuesday, August 24, 2010



Into the motel office I walked about 5 PM Monday, to get some change for vending.  A lady was just checking in...she kept looking at me, finally said, "Didn't you speak at the Three Legacies group Saturday night"? Yep!

One hour later at a red light on my scooter--still in Charleston--two very young girls pulled up in a van next to me, at a very busy intersection. One had a huge camera and asked if she could take my picture. Wellll, what would you say..."NO???" 

Lights here are long waits, she took several photos, told me where to "look", etc. Since I could not find the Walgreen Pharmacy, they said "Follow us, we'll take you there." Once at the store, just before they drove off, one of the girls--the driver--said, "Hey weren't you at the Palm Island Meeting (AA) last night (Sunday)?" OMG!

NOTE: Several vehicles directly behind my scooter waited patiently for the picture-taking session, as they were turning right, and could have raised holy hell.Why did they not? The photog had trouble getting her expensive camera to perform. Some more of the many things I will never understand.


How COOL are these "God-Moments". I do not know what else to call them. They produce smiles all around, even from onlookers, and peeps waiting. These special precious seconds/minutes, as they are happening, signal to me that none of us are alone...ever!

Somehow I have to believe that an old guy, riding a rather large scooter with the word "SOBER" printed across the rear bumper, grinning from ear-to-ear, is NOT a primary candidate for a photo-shoot. However.......

In the morning (it is already morning!) I'll be riding away from this city which I am coming to love, Charleston--specifically, Mt. Pleasant--to Huntersville, North Carolina to have dinner with my granddaughter, her husband, her mother, and one-year-old great grandson. It is about 250 wonderfully happy scooter miles north from here.

IF incidents like the above reported interest you Peeps, I'll continue to post them, because they are no longer the exception, but now are the rule. At the least, I certainly enjoy these "angel winks"!



A Daft Scots Lass said...

Safe Travels and have fun!

steveroni said...

DAFT SCOTS LASS: I left a BLOG over in your "comment" area. Reject if you wish, no hard feelings--I'll just tell everyone "how you are" --grin!!!

RNSANE said...

Wow, Steveroni, you do get around, burning up the highways! Have a wonderful time and please drive safely!!

JStar said...

All this traveling sounds fun :) and you're famous lol...Nice to be reconized huh...Esp for the good you are doing...Safe travels Steve!

Syd said...

I am sorry to have missed the Three Legacies share. I went last week but was out on the boat this week. Maybe I will pick up the CD. Have a safe trip. Charleston is a neat town.

izzy said...

Hope you don't get a ditty stuck in your head- no- the hum of the scooter would break it up- Lah-dee-dah !

willow said...

I know those God-moments! I call them those "God-things", those fabulous synchronicitous (is that a word?) happenings, like God sending you a little note in a bottle.

dulce said...

Peep peep, my SWEET peep,


don't go too far
don't go too fast
don't forget us...

Sweetest hug!

>>> Your mum (LOL)

Brian Miller said...

safe travels steve...angel winks...i like them too...be looking for you in the celebrity magazines...smiles.

drybottomgirl said...

Bling, Bling! God is smiling at you, and so am I. Glad to hear all is going well and that you have become famous....just don't forget the little people :)

Claudia said...

sounds like you're having a wonderful time…enjoy both - the journey and the angel winks!!!

Wait. What? said...

All that travel has got to keep you young! Have a blast my friend!

Tear Drop said...

"Angel Winks"...gotta love that! Your experiences restore one's faith in humankind, if one has lost it that is. ;)

Of course I'm interested in future "incidents." When you paint a story I'm hanging on every brush stroke.

PS I moved. ;)

Nevine said...

I would say you are a primary candidate for a photo shot. But be careful on the roads... and keep grinning from ear to ear... and the roads will part for you as you go by.


Calli said...

Boy, Mr. each time I am away, I miss so darn much!

Safe and happy travels.
and hugs to keep you company (not like you need it) :)

lots of love, Steve~

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Hello, safe travels!
Have a good time!

B :))
P.S.Back from vacation!

Caroline said...

Oh yes..."God moments." Love those. Be safe and enjoy the tiem with family. xoxo

marie said...


margg. said...

travel safe!

i am rather jealous!

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

I love these God moments that show you Flex really is working hard and that you are in the palm of God's hand!