The Great Cato Turtle Race: 2011

Note: This is a follow-up post regarding some medical trouble that my nephew has had. You can read all the posts about Logan's condition here. The posts are listed by recency, so start reading at the bottom of the list. Thank you so much for your faithful prayers for Logan. My sweet nephew went home from the hospital Saturday afternoon. He's still got swelling in his brain, and he will be on anti-seizure medication until the swelling recedes, but for now, he's doing much better.

Today, I wanted to share a little bit of our recent trip to the little community where Dennis grew up. If you've been hanging around the blog for long, you know that we celebrate the Fourth of July in right fashion, with a fish fry and turtle race at the church. It's always a fun night, filled with good food and good fun.

This year was no exception.

In years past, the men in our family have gone to great lengths (dragging the pond, etc.) to secure turtles for our entries in the race. This year, turtle acquisition was much easier, as Pop had set up a trap in the pond several months prior.

turtles and finish line

A couple of days before the race, they checked the trap and were surprised to find five turtles in there. Who knows how long they'd been there. Not us. At any rate, we had several turtles to race (and share).


As usual, Lauren named all of our turles, but for the life of me, I can't remember any of them except Sweet T(ea). Both Lauren and Micah had a turtle that placed, but Logan's didn't do so well, so he demanded a rematch when we got home from the church.

turtle race

Much fun was had by all. Hope you enjoy this video of the rematch. As you can tell, Logan's turtle performed well :)

The Great Cato Turtle Race :: Rematch from Leslie Ann Jones on Vimeo.

Until next time, grace and peace.