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Rummage sale went on despite nasty weather

The church rummage sale took up most of our time last week for many of us here in the Satsop Valley.

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Barb Tarman, Barb Sexton, Paulette Straughn, Jean Comfort, Myrna Manier, Arline Tobola and I worked hard sorting and setting things up for our church rummage sale. On Friday morning, the doors opened at 9 a.m. and we had a busy day all day with many people stopping to shop. Once evening hit, we had that nasty wind and rain storm and then, on Saturday, when it continued to blow and rain, we weren’t sure if we would have many people stopping. But, to our surprise, they came. Not even the Seahawks game kept people home!

Thanks to all who came by and shopped. We had a very successful rummage sale. When 3 p.m. hit on Saturday, we locked up the church and we all headed home to watch the rest of the Seahawks game. Yay Seahawks!

After the game was over, Jim and I drove into Elma and had dinner at the Elma Eagles Club steak and prawns dinner. After an enjoyable dinner, I again joined the Satsop Pinochle Club for a fun evening of cards at Mick and Mary Patton’s home.

Pastor K led the service Sunday morning at the Satsop Methodist Church. Barb Tarman and I thanked everyone who helped with the rummage sale. We also asked if people would return to the church at 1 p.m. to help pack up items that didn’t sale and put tables and chairs back where they belonged in the fellowship hall. And, yes, we had a good turnout of helpers and it didn’t ’t take very long to clean up. Thanks to all those who came by.

Arline Tobola put coins in for her birthday and Ronnie Enstrom put coins in for dad Ron’s birthday. I put coins in for Jim and my 55-year anniversary. I read the scriptures. The offering was collected by Mark Carpenter and Abby Combs.

Dates to remember: The Bolivian rummage sale dates are Feb. 7 and Feb. 8. The liver and onion dinner is 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., March 18.

My thought for the week is from Mark Twain: “Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

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