Wednesday, December 2, 2015 – What is a Detention Pond?


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Hoodoos at Palo Duro Canyon, April 2015.

 

I purchased a home and moved to Bryan, Texas in May of 2014. It is my first time to live under a homeowners association. In fact with growth in the neighborhood, there are now four home homeowners associations merging into one.

I declined to participate in any aspect of these merger meetings. I told the neighbors that I spend 30 plus years sitting in meetings with people way more influential and prominent than any of them and I have had my butt chewed out my many of them. However, I was paid substantial sums of money for that to happen and receiving a good butt chewing as a volunteer and listening to people bitch and moan are not in my retirement plans. Been there. Done that. Get a check once a month to prove it. Thank you, General J.

But I receive all of the notifications from the organizers. In October I received a letter with the agenda regarding election of officers, a reconciliation of financial records and an update on the Walking Trail and “Detention” Pond Maintenance.

What is a detention pond? Is it like a retention pond? Is this a new discipline procedure for public schools that I am unaware of? Rather than send a wayward student to an alternative setting, is he or she placed in the detention pond?

With two prison units within 30 miles of Bryan, perhaps it has something to do with prisoners setting in and being well behaved. “If you do not behave, you will be placed in the Detention Pond.”

I actually looked up the word detention and it can be used as a synonym for retention. Who knew? And now you know.

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Remember when we had the Blood Moon eclipse? I was setting up the tripod and camera to take the moon photo. I watched the clouds roll in and knew there would be no photograph of the moon that night. But when I turned to the west, this was the sunset.

3 responses to “Wednesday, December 2, 2015 – What is a Detention Pond?

  1. Loved this post. We need a detention pond here…candidates abound for their place in it.

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  2. principaljudy@gmail.com

    Your editor is on it! No worries! !

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  3. principaljudy@gmail.com

    I’m working on editing. Pacing myself.

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