Yesterday was interesting. We got out and went for a long walk with Missy and ended up down at the river. The weather was warm enough for me to go with just a sweatshirt over my t-shirt. When we got home, I had to run into town to see my hair stylist for a badly needed haircut. I really enjoyed visiting with her and hearing about her life ~ as much as one can hear in 30 minutes. She's young but has an older soul. Very sweet and well-grounded. Then we drove out to Finley for a chili feed benefit for one of the Sheriff's Posse members who is dying from pancreatic cancer. We knew a couple of people but mostly the grange hall was filled with a tight-knit community that comes together to care for their own. It was sweet. For $5 each, we stepped through the threshold of the grange hall, found our seats and got a big bowl of chili with all the fixin's. For dessert, there was home-made marionberry pie, apple crisp, red velvet cake, snickerdoodles and brownies with the thickest icing you've ever seen.
They held a silent auction and it made me smile to walk around the tables and see the items this community brought to donate for this worthy cause. I came home with a handmade dish in the shape of a halibut. It was made in Seldovia, Alaska.
Gene said, "what are ya gonna do with that?" Well, as a matter of fact, we're going to a friend's house this afternoon for a slide show of their motorcycle trip to Alaska and this little treasure will be perfect to place a cheese ball and crackers on.
I was thinking all night after we got home about how wonderful it is to have friends like the folks in Finley. I don't know how many people live out that way but everybody seems to know everybody. When the live auction started, I made note that it was the members of the Sheriff's Posse who ended up making winning bids on the higher priced items. A wonderful showing of love and dignity for their dear friend. Gene got to visit with our friend, Doug, and I got to take photos and just enjoy being with good people. There was even a lady there with a cute little dog in a shoulder kennel. I love it! Here are a couple of pics from our day .... hope you enjoy. love, susan
|You gotta love an event that is dog friendly!|
|Lots of helping hands in the kitchen.|
|Pretty car out in the parking lot at chili feed! 68(?) Mercury Cougar|
|Gene and Doug|