The Spirit that Gives Hope
November 18th, 2020-TCS # 712
Happy Meredith Day, My Readers! Strange Greeting This Time! I am on a Roll apparently! So, is “Meredith Day”? Well, If You Know Me, have heard about This, Every Year that They have known me. For Those who don’t know what I am talking about. I will explain. So, this time every year, I have a Festival from November 16th-20th called “Christian’s Best Friends’ Festival”. It is actually is 15th Year of It! What is Christian’s Best Friends’ Festival, ask? I like to tell people that It’s My Way of thanking the friends that I have. You See, my made-up City of (Hence the name of This Newsletter and Where it is from), I have this festival in which is spread out over 5 Days, with “Days” to honor my Friends and on these I have a theme for them which includes the things that they like. So, explains The Best Friend’s Festival but, not about Meredith Day. Well, to be fair, Since Beginning of “Christian’s Best Friends’ Festival” started of The Five “Honor Person’s Days”, Two of Them have been Changed in The Past. The Days in Order are Michael Day, Brooke Day, Meredith Day, Whitney Day, and Finally, McKenna-Faith Day. I will explain in Their Meaning in My Classic. An “Honor Person’s Day” that has been changed was The Last Day of The Festival was known formerly as “Steven Day” until 2017 was re-named to Mckenna-Faith Day. Why?
Well, Long Story Short, Steven was a Friend of Mine, He was actually My Best Friend from High School. For Lack of a Better Way of Phrasing This, He was into Tigger, that Tigger, The One from Winnie and The Pooh and He sort of went into What I refer to as “His Own World” and I have not heard from Him in a Long Time. So, I decided to Choose it to a lot more Solid Name that I would not have to Change it again. So, 2017, I announced it on Facebook saying The Following,
“Official Announcement: Steven Day will now be McKenna-Faith Day (Honoring My Lil' PTLS Sis, McKenna and honor My Angel Cabinet Member, Faith Thompson (Director of PTLS Family Members)” Today was The Day that in 2016, PTLS Family Member Relation, Faith Thompson passed away and I referred to The Day itself, not relating to The Festival yet as “Faith Day”. But, Then, I figured, why don’t I make a Fun Day. My Lil’ PTLS Sis’, McKenna loves Pajamas and Plus, might as well be Family to Me, Literally and Figuratively. Like We have a lot of Similarities in Family background. Probably a Story for another Time. I digress. So, I thought Why not honor both McKenna and Faith, sounds like a Perfect Mixture! It was only been around a Year and It is already My Day besides Michael Day, of Course. I mean, really, couldn’t resist a Metro Wide “PJ Holiday”, a “PJ Party” at The Festival, and a Pink, Purple, and PTLS Event, basically Morphing both Faith’s Color of Pink and McKenna’s of Purple and Of Course, The One thing that Makes them in Common, Potocki- Syndrome (or PTLS). Sounds a Day that People would really Enjoy! Anyway, Happy Meredith Day Today and Of Course, McKenna-Faith Day on Friday!
In the Following Pair of a Newsletters that will Make This Newsletter, A Classic, I will explain through Past Newsletters “Christian’s Best Friends’ Festival” and What It Means. As Always Refer to My Classic List, If You want to Know more about PTLS or . It is on Classics List! So, The Newsletter that is going to be made a Classic is Entitled “Best Friends’ Festival Explained”.
So, To Explain This, I going to Show a Portion of a Newsletter about How Best Friend Festival works in My Mind and Then, I will show a Full Newsletter about The Festival!
This Portion of a Newsletter was written on November 21st of 2012 (Refer to Newsletter 326)
For You, PTLS Parents, I would like to explain how I celebrate this. First, I have it marked on all my calendars, saying either “Christian’s Best ” or the festival Name and who’s day it is. The night before, I put up “Day Markers” that tell me who’s day it is on the wall. The Morning of, I wake up and I make the announcements in my head, which is like talking on the radio, of all the festivities and the sounds that go with it (like Cheering, The Band, The Sounds of the Doors Opening as the people walk through them, The Voice of the announcer on the street, announcing “Ladies and Gentlemen...”). Again, In My Head, I listen to the Radio 97.9 WPSKI (call letters meaning Potocki-), on this Radio Station, they have a Morning Show from 7-9AM called “What’s Going Here?!?!”, with the Tag Line, “Christianville’s News & Laugh Show”. Every Day but, Friday, they say, “Good Morning, ! Today is (says Day and Date) and Here’s Your News” and on Fridays, they say in an excited way, “ Morning, !!, It’s !”. From there, they tell you the news which includes what’s going on in the Best .
Back to Present Day Me for Second, Here comes The Full Re-Run explaining about The Best Friends Festival!
This Newsletter was Originally written on November 17th of 2010 (Refer to Newsletter 225)
For those You who really know me, know that I celebrate the friends annually via a made-up festival in My City of . So, For Those of You who don’t, me explain. You See, back in 2005 around the same time The Spirit started, I also created a Festival in called Christian’s Best Friends’ Festival which I designed to be held from November 16-20 on Friends Street in Downtown . Anyway, on each day during the festival, I made the day about that person and it would be my version of honoring them. Now, I chose those dates because it was close to Thanksgiving and The Holiday which is my favorite time of year) So, the first day of Christian’s Best Friends’ Festival is called Michael Day, honoring my brother. The first thing that happens, is the City of Band comes through like a parade and opens The Festival Doors, which are big Doors below the stage, and represents the festival’s opening and closing. Following that, introduce The US Flag, Tennessee Flag, and City of Flag, this represents Christianville’s place in Tennessee. After the City of Band has passed, present the Friends that I made that year on the stage above the “Festival Doors”. This Year’s Friends presented includes Amy and David Taylor, JJ, Rick Garland, Pam Tate, Chris Norris, Georgette Black, Kelli (My Mom’s Boss), and Several Members of My PTLS Family. Anyway, that comes a parade honoring my brother called “The Parade of Michael Centeno”. The next day, November 17 is Brooke Day, honoring my childhood friend, Brooke. For Brooke Day, have a Fair called “Christian Smith-Centeno and Brooke Herrick Fair” which unlike the other days are on Friend Street. This Fair is in the city I named after her, called Brooke, which is up the road from . This Fair has wheels, slides, and everything to do with Soccer. Following Brooke Day, on November 18 is Meredith Day which honors My Brothers and I’s Childhood friend, Meredith Herrick. for this day, have a fair called “Meredith’s Fun Day”. This time, fair is on Friends Street. This Fair has Ferris wheels, Spinning Rides, Slides, and Roller Coasters. The next day, November 19 is called Whitney Day which honors our childhood friend, Whitney Herrick. For Whitney Day, which for a lot of people in The Area is their favorite day because they have an event called “Wacky Whitney’s Play in Downtown Day” which mean they close the streets in Downtown , so people can walk all the streets and hang out. Now, if wondering how I came up with the name, “Wacky Whitney”. Back when living at Mr. Jeff’s by the way, Mr. Jeff is the guy My Mom dated and was going to marry at the time) when jumping on the trampoline Whitney would be really funny and she was so funny that she called herself “Wacky Whitney” and that is how I came up with that name. The final day of the festival, November 20 is Steven Day, which is in honor of My Best Friend, Steven . For Steven Day, close the Festival with a Parade called “The Tigger Parade” because he loves Tigger and He always will. After the Parade, they close “Festival Doors” and that’s the end of Christian’s Best for the year. By the way, after the festival ends, Steven Day is a metro-wide holiday. All in all, Christian’s Best is my way of honoring the friends I have and showing I do cherish them.
Thanks for Reading Spirit. Maybe We should consider having a real-life Festival like this. So, Cherish your Friends.