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Satsop News: Busy times at Harvest Dinner

This week started with going to the Satsop Methodist Church on Monday to help peel the potatoes for the church Harvest Dinner on Tuesday. About 150 pounds of potatoes were peeled and cut up for dinner. Now it’s time to get my pies made for the dinner. Monday was a busy day for many of us here in Satsop, getting everything ready for the Harvest Dinner. I hope to have seen many friends who read this article at our dinner.

Barb Tarman and her daughter-in-law, Sandy Tarman, enjoyed a fun day in Seattle having lunch with granddaughter Elizabeth Tarman one day last week.

Mary Kiser worked very hard cleaning and canning 40 pounds of chicken. It’s a lot of work, but Mary said they will really enjoy eating it this winter.

Last Thursday, Jim and I enjoyed lunch at the Rusty Tractor with friends, Curt and Eileen Warner from Kent, and Dan and Ida Nicholas from Maple Valley. They were headed to Grayland for the weekend for the Cranberry Festival. On Sunday, we drove to Grayland and had lunch and visited with them.

The day was beautiful with the sun shining brightly. It was a great afternoon spent with friends and enjoying our beautiful beaches.

On Saturday, many people worked and cleaned up the church, getting it ready for the Harvest Dinner. With all the new appliances we have added to the kitchen, there was a lot of dust that needed swept, washed and just a lot of cleaning. The kitchen is looking really good. A big “thanks” to Tami Combs for all the work she has done in purchasing the new stove, dish washer and large pots and getting everything ready for the Harvest Dinner. Tami’s dad, Earl Wilder and her brother, Tom Wilder, have done a lot of work in moving cabinets around and getting the new floor down. Thank you, Earl and Tom, for your work. Tami’s children, Abbie and Dalton, trimmed the trees at the one door and hauled off all the cut branches. Thank you both for your hard work. After working so hard on Saturday, they then planted fall plants in the flower beds that Red Tarman donated. Thanks to everyone who has put in extra time in improving our kitchen and all the extra time spent in cleaning the kitchen and fellowship hall.

Roy Rasanen led the Sunday service at the Satsop Methodist Church. Pastor K and her husband, Dick, are in Utah working and vacationing. Cadie Nuxoll lit the candles. Myrna Manier read the scriptures. Prayers: Marlene Thele is now at Mother Joseph in Olympia and needs prayers for healing. Marc Galland fell off a ladder. I heard from one person that he broke both legs and another person said he broke both ankles. Whichever, he is badly in need of prayers for healing. Put Bill Goeres in your prayers for cancer healing. Joys shared: Red Tarman attended the Husky football game and on the “big screen” saw his granddaughter, Elizabeth, three times in the Husky stands rooting for the Huskies. Janet Whipple’s sister visited on Saturday and they enjoyed watching Janet’s grandson AJ play football in Elma. The offering was collected by Mark Carpenter and Tami Combs.

My thought for the week: “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” — by Charles Spurgeon

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.