The Great Ice Bucket Challenge of 2020

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The great Lydia Potter challenged to complete the Ice Bucket Challenge. It was covered in the world renowned Prudentia Sit publication.

Because She Double Dog Dared me, I was on the hook. She is my sister after all and she did it first as a right of passage into adulthood.Video Here

I googled the Ice Bucket Challenge and found that it had an origin in ALS Awareness

I discovered that you typically have 24 hours to complete the task. Wikipedia

So last night, I told my Beloved about it and she nodded, asking me to get her a brownie when I picked up ice at the gas station. My son opted to make them instead so I left that to him. Great Job Son!

I already had 10 pounds of ice in the freezer so I only bought 10 more at 7-11 to total 20 Lbs

When I arrived home, I determined I only had one bucket so I reached out to Herb Thiel, my father. If you want to know how that went down, the video is here. If not, skip this part.

This morning was a brisk 48F or 8.8 C to all the rest of the world. I began my preparations. First, I divided the 20 pounds of ice in equal portions and put them in my buckets. Then I broke the ice up with a hammer to reduce injuries.

Working quickly, I added water to my buckets.

2 Hours later.

Game on! It was nearly 7 AM and the Temperature was nearly the same. I need to use You Tube as a way of showing the event.

You can check it out here!Ice Bucket Challenge You Tube.

I started the post on fire! Now I’m just chillin!

Author: The Storyteller

Benjamin Thiel is a husband, father, correctional professional and author of The Ongoing Tale at Brothers Campfire. His favorite quote is "Don't count the lions. It will make you afraid and slow you down."

163 thoughts on “The Great Ice Bucket Challenge of 2020”

  1. As patriarch, impartial judge and poker-prodder-instigator, I hereby declare that Benjamin has met, if not surpassed the double-dog-dare and herewith has equal bragging rights with Lydia.

          1. I immediately had trouble breathing as evidenced in the video. I told my brain there were 15 buckets and began counting back! I think it was the quick change of temperature that did me like that.

          2. I admire you brother.
            My mom and older sister were talking and I was in the room watching it. My mom stopped, looked at me, and said “Lydia looks like she’s about to hyperventilate!”

          3. Awww.. Thank you! Watching yours gave me confidence. I was in control im my mind when I did it, but I think I would have gotten sick if I did not warm up fast. Water is a weakness for me.

      1. Yes he did. I know you’re proud of him. Not only was it fun to watch but I learned something as well. ALS, WOW I had no idea. Thank you for the fun and the knowledge.

          1. I don’t miss a visit. You’re great and I love your postings. Thank you for sharing and making quarantine less boring. *Big Smiles*

  2. And by the way, a lady I worked with 20+ years ago just passed away from Lou Gehrig’s disease this past Sunday morning. She’d had it for about 2 years (that she knew of). My prayers go out to her family!

      1. I’ve thought about it – I’ll probably only do it on a warm to hot day and with only one or two buckets for health reasons.
        Call me a coward, I don’t care…cause I am a coward XD

        1. It is fine, if you watch my video at 41-48 F , I was having to force myself to breath. It felt life everything seized up!!! Be Safe, but record it if you do it!!!

          1. LOL!
            What I mean is, that you don’t have to do something just because you were dared to. You are allowed to say no if you want to. I don’t cower and obey just because someone says to do it – I only do it if it’s 1) not dangerous 2) not very silly 3) I actually want to do it and/or 4) I’m bored and have nothing better to do.
            My point is: You CAN say no.

          2. I was thinking of a music challenge before you sang!
            I may still do one. For you we’ll will call it “free choice singing, no pressure” 👻

          3. LOL! Is it you that’s going to me singing or are you going to be challenging other bloggers to do singing?

  3. Just saw the video…
    I would have prefered just ice with no water. And would have worn a rain coat.
    That way, it would be cold for just a second!
    But you were real brave!
    Hope you don’t catch a cold!

          1. I am not sure I am allowed to nominate you. Perhaps Captain Nicholas will have me put behind bars for this act.
            But of course, I am sure he would find you deserving too!

      1. I don’t think I could ever do it! Not even be the one dumping the water. It must have been so cold on her feet!

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