Me and Honey got to church and set about cooking and re heating for Stone Soup, reheated meat from 8 turkeys, 40 pounds Taters, dressing, 4 gallons gravy, 24 pounds squash, green beans, corn, Homemade Pies, cakes, cookies and candy!!! We were joined by our other committe members and we all went to work!!
We had a nice church service even though the minister was SNOWED - IN and couldn't make it but we had our service, some choir members for singing and the 24 people who showed up shared stories of what we were thankful for. At Noon the LAKE EFFECT STORM HIT full force dumping another 6 inches of snow, then it died down about 2PM, the phone rang constantly and YES, we were having Christmas Dinner. The men stopped for a picture, and we got the women to stop for a minute!!!!
We started getting in the walkers about 3PM, and then it was a steady trickle of people who came to eat and share. We served 65 very hungry people, we sent them off with full bellies and big smiles and received many "Thank-You's--God Blesses, Merry Christmas wishes, we then started cleaning up and doing dishes. THEN another LAKE EFFECT SNOW hit again dumping another 6 inches of snow in about 2 hours, After all cleaned up we plowed thru about a foot of snow to make it home, both beat, tired and sore, Out came the "Heating Pads" -"Liniment" and pain killers!!!!!! At 7;30PM were getting hit with still MORE SNOW!! The serving line is all lined up and we started serving our guests at 3PM!!!
We made some people Happy, we fed people who otherwise would have missed a good Turkey Dinner and had folks sitting around having someone to eat with instead of being home alone. I got the chance to wander and talk with our "Guests" and wish them a Happy Holiday and made sure they "ate their fill"!!
We plowed our way HOME thru the SNOW into the lot, our maintainance MEN were still moving snow, this is the first day of winter, our first snow storm was Halloween, so far todate we have between 7 and 8 feet of snow that has fallen so far!! Glad some of it melted and didn't stick around, this is our side door entrance showing the wind whipped snow and drifting snow.
OUR PREDICTION CALLS FOR 10 TO 15 INCHES MORE SNOW BEFORE 7pm MONDAY NIGHT!! I SURE HOPE THEIR WRONG ON THIS FORECAST!!!!!!!!!
Well hope your weekend was great and your all ready for Christmas!!!!
Let us not forget those whose Christmas will not be "Bright and Merry" and those who will be seperated from their loved ones!!!!!!!
NEVER FORGET---REMEMBER THE VET !