This week is a busy time for many Antique Farm Engine and Tractor members. Our 32nd annual show is Saturday and Sunday, July 13 & 14 in Elma at the Grays Harbor Fairgrounds. It’s time to get the tractors shiny and make sure all the old engines are running well, drag saws are ready to cut the logs and get everything set up and ready to show by Saturday. I am busy with the raffle. I would like to say “thank you” to all the businesses that have made donations for our raffle. I hope many of you who read my Satsop News will join us at the fairgrounds for a fun day of checking out all the vendors, looking at the old equipment, watching the tractor pull. Stop by and say hi at the raffle booth. There is lots to see and enjoy.
During this past week, we joined several friends, the Hlibokis, the Lukins, the Cochranes, the Cornwells, the Frafjords and the Linths camping over the 4th at the Hliboki campground on the Satsop. It was beautiful weather with a bonfire every night with lots of visiting and catching up on news. On Saturday, we had a big potluck dinner and many more family members and friends joined us for the day. It was a great way to enjoy the Independence Day weekend. I did not make it into church on Sunday so the only prayers that are needed at this time that I know about are for Jack and Judy Prince and family. Jack was scheduled for a three-way bypass surgery this past Monday. Please put Jack in your prayers for a successful surgery.
This is a short Satsop News, but I need to get off to Olympia and pick up the trophies for the tractor show, get groceries and stop to see how Jack Prince is doing. Another busy day, and the week is just getting started.
Yardwork is not getting done this week. If you drive by my home and see the beautiful yellow flowers blooming — YES, they are mostly dandelions. This year, I have a wonderful crop of dandelions. They will be waiting for me to dig/pull up next week. I pulled something in my back last week so I need to give the back a rest. Hopefully, by next week the back will feel better.
My thought for the week: “Yesterday is experience. Tomorrow is hope. Today is getting from one to the other as best we can” from John M. Henry
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.