Sunday, May 31, 2009
We did a fundraiser Saturday at Church, we did Homemade Spaghetti Sause with sausage and meat balls, tossed salad and bread and did fair, we expected more people but times around here are tough money wise but we covered our cost and was able to give the church some money towards the roof repair job.
Last Thursday night was our "Stone Soup Supper", the menu was Polish Sausage, Saurekraut, the Polish Sausage was cooked from about 8AM till 4PM in the Juice from the saurekraut and was it ever delicious, we also served Baked Beans, and Mac aroni Salad and cakes, pies, cookies and 175 people enjoyed an evening of fine food and some good conversation.
Our Minister is going on Vacation so am busy getting some sermons written and planning a few services while she is gone.
Hopefully it is going to warm up and we can get in some gardening and do some more fishing. Hoping everyone has a great week, don't forget our service men and women!!!!!
Computer won't let me download any images so.......
DON"T FORGET--REMEMBER THE VET!!!!!!!
Monday, May 25, 2009
AND THEN ON SATURDAY MAY 23RD WE GATHERED AT 10 AM FOR A SHORT SERVICE TO PAY OUR RESPECT TO THE FLAG, OUR PAST AND CURRENT MILITARY MEN AND WOMEN AND I HELD A SHORT PRAYER SERVICE, WE HAD ABOUT 36 RESIDENTS ATTEND OUR SERVICE. WE HAD 8 ATTENDING AND 3 WHO WATCHED FROM THEIR WINDOWS OVERLOOKING THE AREA..... We had WWII, Korea, Vietnam, represented by the Navy, Army, Marines who were there...
Following our service we played the National Anthem and raised "Our Colors" ....
We went to the Memorial Day activities and parade to get the pictures for the Legion Files as we alternate years with the VFW on doing Memorial Day and it was the VFW's turn this year. Thankfully I did not have to dress up and relaxed, went thru the crowds visiting old friends and as a favor to the VFW I did some photo's for them as they didn't have a photographer taking photos.
This is a photo of the VFW and Legion Commander and the Guest Speaker, Retired Command Sgt. Major Mitchell...
Here below are 3 of the best old "Sailors" around, and also "friends of mine"... We have a Lt. Cmdr, a Master Chief, Senior Master Chief all retired Navy and they allowed me, a lowly E6 to stand in their presence.... These 3 have more Sea Time Moby-Dick an are great guys!!!! The expression on my face caught by the camera was due to the fact a wandering hand grabbed me and is giving me a """"Wedgie"""!!!!!!!
NEVER FORGET...REMEMBER THE VET!!!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
I went over to a small pool and climbed some rocks and must have finally found the hiding spot because BINGO, "FISH ON".... I latched onto something scrappy and a nice little fighter, finally got it up on the rocks and it was a nice Brown Trout, not the biggest fish BUT one of the hardest to catch BUT it was the First one of the season, What a thrill it was playing this thing into shore.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Everyone evacuated the building and those who didn't come out the Firemen went in a found an they brought out either willingly or not!!!
Fort Drum sent its big ladder truck for rescue operations or air attack!!
We all went to a central staging area in the garage for a head count and the Fire Chief made arrangements with me that I be allowed to take photos of the event for reference.
All went well and every one returned home in about an hour.
That's my Honey with the Blue Sweatshirt and Cane, and some ladies who got sick of standing made it to where they could sit down!!!!!!!
Sunday was a busy day, Church was at 11AM, followed by a Congregational Meeting to review the Constitution and By-Laws that myself and others members spent the last 8 months re writing and making much needed changes, I was on the last commitee that did it 8 years ago.
Following Church and Meeting we served a lunch of "Sloppy Joes" and Desert and then had to rush home and get decked out and head for the Funeral Home as the American Legion has lost another WWII Veteran and we again went and did our Honor's for a fallen Comarade" which is always sad and it takes a lot out of me!!!! It has been busy at our funeral Homes and my left foot has 2 large blisters from marching from the Legion the 2 blocks up and then back to the Legion. Also the Fire Department was there with an "Honor Guard posted" as this Veteran was a life member of the West Carthage Fire Dept. and he was also a long time Part-Time Village Policeman, truly a man who served his community!!!!!! After our service the Veterans of Foriegn Wars Post arrived to do their Service.
I went to the Legion this morning and spent a lot of time doing records and updates to account for all the current local fallen Veterans sending in my reports and updating the Database.
On a HAPPY NOTE....It was a nice but cool day, I relaxed this afternoon by watching the birds, we were lucky to get a Red Breasted Grosebeak at the feeder ......
and the Hummingbirds are here is full force fighting each other for possession of the feeder, this is right outside our front window which gives us a great view of the feeding and also the fights.........
Dinner was early, we had Country Ham, Link Sausage, Eggs.. sunny side up, english Muffins, coffee and it was yummy!!!!
Anna Mae is off to Church for a Prayer Meeting. Her back surgery is not coming along as well as hoped for, most days there is not much change and the pain level on a scale of 1 to 10 is an 6 to 8 and she still has problems with the pain meds as they knock her down and steal her energy!!! BUT she can walk with the cane and for that we are truly blessed.
Memorial Day is fast approaching, let us not forget those who have served us so bravely, those serving now and the families of those serving who must endure the hardships of seperation and loss!!
NEVER FORGET - REMEMBER THE VET!!!