Roy Rasanen shared news with me about his trip to Texas to visit his son, Rob, and family. They spent time hunting and both bagged nice deer. Roy also shot a Russian bore hog. They also had NASCAR tickets for one Sunday. He enjoyed spending time with the grandchildren. Jesse is attending college but did get home for the weekend to see grandpa Roy. Tyson works for a computer company. The two grand-daughters, ages 6 and 7, attend a Catholic school and Roy enjoyed a day attending school with them. Roy was very impressed with the time he spent with the granddaughters at school. Roy said it was a fun but busy trip. He would like to say a big “thank you” to the Carpenter women who took care of Joan while he was gone.
Congratulations and best wishes to Elton and Wanda Schmitz on their 65th wedding anniversary.
Bob and Mary Kiser had a fun visit with their daughter, Jena, and family in Ellensberg to celebrate their granddaughters, Harper and Avery Kiser’s second birthday.
On Sunday, Dec. 8 at 1 p.m at Schafer State Park, 1365 West Schafer Park Road near Elma, Friends of Schafer and Lake Sylvia will be celebrating their annual event “Bringing in the Yule Log” and a “Christmas sing-a-long. The children will hunt for a special log in the park and everyone will join together to pull it back to the fire in the community hall. This will be followed by hot beverages, cookies, a warm fire and Christmas music. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun. A Discover Pass is required and is available at the park. If you need more information contact Stet Palmer at (360) 789-9953. Sounds like a fun day for all ages to enjoy.
Pastor K led the Sunday service at the Satsop Methodist Church. Oliver Vandewark lit the candles. Bev Scott shared the joy of attending her great granddaughter’s birthday party. Francine Carpenter asked for prayers for Chuck Douglass, who will be having surgery. I asked for prayers for my grandson, Ben Borden, who will be having surgery later on his shoulder. Prayers for the families of Mel McMillan, Larry Weld, Bonnie Williamson and Janet Whipple’s aunt. The offering was collected by Abby Combs and Mark Carpenter. The offering for Fifi and her family was collected by Angie Patton. Bruce and Paulette Straughn and myself hosted the coffee and cookie time after church.
My thought for the week: “Autumn is a season followed immediately by looking forward to Spring.” — from Doug Larson