Sunday, October 30, 2016
Finding Wichita Falls Stone Palace Anticipating Spelling Bee Next Friday
Since I was not sure I knew where the Stone Palace was located in the downtown Wichita Falls zone I figured a quiet Sunday morning would be a good time to locate this particular palace.
I figured correctly.
And it turns out it was a good plan to find this location ahead of next Friday because it would have been possibly difficult to find when the sun was in its daily setting mode.
Why am I scheduled to be at the Stone Palace next Friday?
Well, I am glad you asked.
Somehow I got myself hoodwinked into being part of the support team for a group of spellers at the Wichita Adult Literacy Council, Inc. 20th Annual Spelling Bee. The doors open at 6 pm, dinner is at 6;30 pm and the Bee Begins at 7 pm.
According to my admission ticket "21 t must show ID to purchase alcohol".
Does alcohol and spelling mix well? I would think not. I guess I will be finding out next Friday.
My understanding of my Spelling Bee Team support role is I, along with a couple others, act as cheerleaders, cheering on our spelling team. There are a couple dozen spelling teams competing for the coveted Best Speller title. I have no idea what the prize is, if any, for winning the coveted Best Speller title.
After locating the Stone Palace I decided to take a walk around downtown Wichita Falls.
The Stone Palace is just a couple blocks east of the Wichita Falls Public Library. I walked past the library and soon saw the infamous Wichita Falls World's Littlest Skyscraper scraping the sky a couple blocks to the northwest.
At the time I was doing my downtown Wichita Falls walking I thought I would document some of the interesting items of architecture one comes upon, but the bright light was not cooperative, so upon seeing what the photos looked like, once I got them off the camera, I decided to put off for another day photo documenting downtown Wichita Falls' interesting items of architecture.
Back to the subject of next Friday's Spelling Bee.
Saturday night, during a practice session with the team for whom I am scheduled to be a supportive cheerleader, my faculty for spelling became noticeable. Pressure was then exerted on me to become a Spelling Bee speller, replacing one of our Spelling Bee team's spellers, with that speller being completely happy with being replaced.
However, I opted not to become an official Spelling Bee speller. I feel I will be much more useful in a supportive cheer leading role....