Once again, I spent Mondays washing dishes at the Soup Kitchen and got to know more of the volunteers from various service groups and organizations who sponsor each week's lunch. In such a small town, I've seen there is definitely a core group of dedicated and enthusiastic residents that work hard for their community.
|Bill helps out by bringing all the dirty dishes to me -- and manages to crack jokes each time he enters the kitchen!|
|Jeannie and Gary gave me a Happy Agers t-shirt as a thank you.|
|The good folks of Priest River at the Soup Kitchen|
|We went to a fabulous restaurant and had the "Chocolate Bag" for dessert. Aptly named, it is a chocolate formed bag filled with a delicious mixture of cream and fruit. Heaven.|
|The blooms were facing downwards because the morning had been cool and rainy. Cooper's face was about the same size as the flowers!|
|Colin grabbed a stalk and made a run for it. Run...Forrest...run!|
|Colin looks like the cat that swallowed the canary.|
Mutual friends, Andrew and Cindy McKuen came for dinner with their girls. Their girls are barely in school but are excellent readers and both have a wonderful sense of humour.
I flew back to Idaho in order to winterize the trailer and get ready for my return to Canada before I head to Ethiopia. Roger and Doreen Timm from Cheney, Washington have been partners on our property since we bought it 10 years ago, but this year they asked to be bought out so they could find something more permanent for their retirement years. So, it is just the Moe and Kinley families and we're happy with the arrangement.
|I've never been here so late in September, and everything looks beautiful|
|Our view of the property and the river has really changed with the Timm's trailer gone.|
|The floating dock was swung out for the winter|
|The apples and plums are providing the deer with lots to eat.|
I came across this quote, and it may become my mantra:
Life is a song - sing it.
Life is a game - play it.
Life is a challenge - meet it.
Life is a dream - realize it.
Life is love - enjoy it.