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Ever type with stitches on your finger?

I never realized how much a person uses the index finger when I couldn’t use mine. On Tuesday, July 22, I had surgery on my index finger on my right hand. That means my typing is slowed down. But it also means it hampered my other uses — tying shoe laces, trying to do buttons on clothes, picking things up and so much more. I get the stitches out Thursday and hope everything will be better.

I finally gave up on getting the weeds out of my flower beds and hired someone. In two days, they had the flower beds all weeded and looking great. When I look out my window and see the weeds gone and the flowers looking so nice, I just smile and wonder why I didn’t hire someone sooner.

On Saturday, Jim and I enjoyed the evening at Ron and Judy Pierce’s home in Olympia for their annual Milk Can Stew Dinner. This year 24 people sat down on their patio overlooking the waters of Puget Sound to enjoy the milk can stew and for dessert wild blackberry cobbler with ice cream. A fun evening with good food and good friends.

On Saturday, I also found out that a classmate of mine, Beverly Crane Brophy, passed away. I had been praying for her the past several days. She has been in a coma in the Providence hospital in Portland with Listeria. Beverly grew up in McCleary. Prayers are needed for her family.

Pastor K led the service at the Satsop Methodist Church on Sunday. We missed having Janet Whipple playing the piano for our hymns. Jean Comfort, Barb Tarman, Steve Martinez and Rose Pierce put coins in for birthdays. Money put in for birthdays/anniversaries goes to Habitat for Humanity. Pastor K read the scriptures. Prayers: Ralph Osgood fell off a ladder and dislocated his shoulder. Alex Patton and all the other firefighters who are in Eastern Washington fighting the fires. Elsie Chiles in her fight with cancer, MaryJo Bohren who will be having surgery. Joys: Pastor K is enjoying having her daughter home for several days. I shared the joy of the milk can stew and visiting with friends. Pastor K read a thank-you from both Dalton Combs and Abby Combs for the church sponsoring them at camp.

Remember the “Heat On The Street” car show is Aug. 1 and Aug. 2. There are lots of neat, restored cars to check out. Grays Harbor Fair starts on Aug. 6. Lots of good entertainment and fun things to look at. I love to look at all the beautiful quilts and it is always fun if there is a litter of baby pigs to see. Stop by the information booth or the vintage equipment area and say “hi” to me or husband Jim. You will find lots to see and do, plus there is nothing better than “fair food” — a barbecued pork sandwich, juicy hamburger, hot dog on a stick, French fries, a scone with raspberry jam, elephant ear, cotton candy or, my favorite, peach lemonade. Plus, there’s so much more food to check out. And for the youngsters and teenagers, there’s the carnival. Hope to see you there.

My thought for the week: “Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance.” Have a good week.

Yvonne Borden is a regular contributor to The Vidette of news from the Satsop and Elma areas. She can be reached at (360) 482-3284.