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Wish we all had time to make our garden as gorgeous as Butchert’s

I am back with the Satsop News after taking a short vacation with my husband, Jim. We enjoyed two days at Port Angeles, drove up to Hurricane Ridge one day and the other day just drove around Port Angeles and Sequim. We caught the early ferry to Victoria, B.C. on Monday morning and enjoyed four days of just relaxing. We did get out to Butchart Gardens and the flowers were gorgeous. Oh, to have a garden that is colorful and so well maintained, I guess that is my dream — but I’m getting too old to make it happen. We enjoyed great weather while there — even as we kept seeing the news about all of the rain that was hitting Olympia and Seattle but on the way home Friday, we had good weather until we were at Shelton. Then the rain hit. The rain said, “Welcome Home.”

I was told they had a good turnout for the “Sunrise Service” conducted Easter Sunday at the Satsop Cemetery. Pastor K and Pastor LouAnn Houle from the Church of God led the service. The potluck breakfast following the sunrise service also was well attended.

Sunday morning, Pastor K led the Sunday service at the Satsop Methodist Church. Prayers were asked for the family of Matt Howarth, the family of Sharon Ninemeir and the family of Jim Hieb. Prayers for healing were asked for Debi Scott, Barb Smith and Marlene Thele. Jim and I would like prayers for our friend “Little Jon” as he makes the next big step in his life.

The Satsop Methodist Church will be having a pulled-pork sandwich dinner with salad bar, pie and beverage from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20. Hope to see you at the dinner.

The Elma Methodist Church will have a Cinco de Mayo dinner 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., May 5.

Don’t forget this weekend May 3 and May 4 is the Matlock Old Timers Fair. I plan on being there and it is always a fun fair. Besides that, it is free to come and just look around.

My thought for the week comes from Lucille Ball: “The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.”

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.