Sunday, May 1, 2016

Survivor Buffs

Momma Sharon has always planned big things…five buses of 8th graders on trips to Washington, DC, an award-winning middle school intramural program, a two-day end-of-the-school-year field day extravaganza called Goofy Games for two grade levels, and now in her retirement days,  the Blue Ridge Rally.  

Within this year's BRR, she has planned a Thursday morning competition called Survivor: Battle of the Rows.  All Blue Ridgers will report to the Pavilion at 10:00 to do battle in four fun competitions.

Six teams will compete in the games and they each have a name, a color, and a buff to wear.  Rows A, B, & C are the Ants and they will wear red.  Folks in Row D are Skeeters and their color is blue.  The Bees of Row E will be wearing purple.  Row F will be the Fireflies and their color is yellow.  Row G is split into two groups, the Chiggers wearing beige and the Noseeums sporting green. 

If you've never watched the TV show Survivor, then I need to tell you that a buff is kinda like a bandana that each team wears.  Momma Sharon ordered bandana fabric months and months ago.  Six different colors for the six Survivor teams.

This weekend she pulled out her cutting mat, acrylic ruler, Sharpies, and pinking shears and got to work making the buffs.

I was afraid that her wonky fingers wouldn't allow much cutting and I was right.  She pooped out after only one set.  Aunt Becky to the rescue!!

It was rough on her wrists, but she finished the job for us!  112 buffs are finished and already packed. Ants, Skeeters, Chiggers, Noseeums, Bees, and Fireflies will be sporting them around their heads, necks, upper arms, or wrists.  It's going to be a sight to see!

Oh by the way, if you are wondering about the actual competitions, they are: Name That Tune, Electricity, NC Road Trip, and Scavenger Hunt.  I predict a whole lot of laughs and even more fun!

On Thursday night of the rally, Momma Sharon will be sending you a Postcard telling you all about the competition.  Until then, always remember . . .

"Peace, Love, & Survivor Fun"


  1. Wow, it looks like we are going to have to plan a Chigger Team pep rally early in the week to get our competitive juices flowing :-)

    1. Chigger pep rally...what a hoot!

  2. "NC road trips", and where again is N. Carolina on a map ? uh-oh

  3. 112 buffs! Oh my, Jeff Probst needs to hear about this survivor episode! We did a survivor at a work-in-service one year and Kathy, the competitor from VT, visited us and ran the games. Lots of fun. Looking forward to it all.

  4. You needed to borrow my rotary cutter! Thank heaven for Becky!

  5. I have a rotary cutter, just not a pinking shears kind of blade. No I said, Bec to the rescue!