Monday morning 7 am, time to get the Satsop News typed up and emailed to The Vidette. And then it is down to the church to start setting up for our Satsop United Methodist Church rummage sale this Friday and Saturday, March 8-9.
Last Tuesday evening, Jim and I joined other fair superintendents for a dessert/meeting to get an up-date on plans for the fair in August. Always a few changes and lots of reminders on things to have done for each area of the fair.
Thursday, Judy Prince and I drove to Olympia and met Martha O’Grady and Mary Goehler for lunch. A fun two hours of catching up on family and friends from high school. Martha and Mary both emailed me later that evening to tell me how bad the traffic was going back to Puyallup and Seattle. From Lacey north the drive home was very slow. A car wreck by Fort Lewis had traffic all tied up. Both were very glad to make it home safely.
Saturday the family of Pearl Lucken held a birthday party for her at Forks. Pearl turned a young 100. Ed and Jean Comfort, Red and Barb Tarman and Linda Wilder drove up for her birthday. On March 12 there will be another party for her with cake and ice cream at the JT Sweet Stuff café in Forks. I plan on attending that party and finally getting to meet Pearl. After talking to her on the phone, I am looking forward to meeting her. Happy 100th Pearl.
Tami Combs and her family hosted the Sunday morning 8 a.m. breakfast at the Satsop United Methodist Church. At 9 a.m., Pastor K led the Sunday service. Cadie Nuxoll and Ollie Vandewark lit the candles. Mark Carpenter put coins in for his birthday and I put coins in for grandsons, Ben and Jake, who will be 16 on the 7th, son, Bob, and husband, Jim also have birthdays in March. The Satsop/Elma Choir sang the hymn “Blood of Jesus be My All.” Pastor K read the Scriptures.
Joys and Concerns: I shared the concern & then joy of losing my wedding ring in the Safeway Store in Olympia and with the help of a young Safeway employee finding it on the floor by the meat department. Tears, stress and then joy. What a day. Barb shared the joy of family and friends attending her Aunt Pearl Luckens 100th birthday party at Forks. Prayers were asked for Bill Mulhauser for healing for hip replacement. Bill Evans for healing from heart surgery. Prayers for the McMaster family in the loss of wife, mother, grandmother, Marilyn McMaster. Continued prayers for the family of Donna McGuinn.
The Satsop/Elma choir sang the hymn “Gather Us In.” Pastor K and Francine Carpenter did the Communion. Mark Carpenter and Tami Combs collected the offering.
After our service at Satsop, Francine Carpenter, Vonnie Morton and I went into Elma United Methodist Church for their service and sing the hymns. Denise Davidson, Tina Neils, Carl Edem, Jesse Gray, Pastor K, Francine, Vonnie and I join together for the Satsop/Elma choir with Janet Whipple on the piano.
Sunday afternoon, Jim and I again joined our daughter and family, Stacy, Mike Turner and granddaughter Danielle Lott for dinner. Fun afternoon, and again, the best part besides the good food is I don’t have to do dishes.
Dates to remember: Satsop Methodist Church Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 8, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 9. The bag sale begins at 1 p.m. Saturday. Hope to see you there. Satsop United Methodist Church’s Easter Sunrise Service will be held at the Satsop Cemetery at 7 am. Sunday, March 31, followed with a potluck breakfast at the fellowship hall at 8 a.m. at the church.
My thought for the week:
“No person has the right to rain on your dreams.”
From Marian Wright Edelman
Yvonne Borden is a regular contributor to The Vidette of news from the Satsop and Elma areas. She can be reached at 482-3284.