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Sunday, November 27, 2011

The last few days

Upper Deerfield Twp,  NJ

Wednesday  11/23.   We spent the afternoon at our church prepping for the next days feast.

It has been the practice of our church for the last several years to serve Thanksgiving dinner to folks who had no where else to go or funds to buy their own feast.   As our church is rural, our attendance was not what we hoped it would be and felt we could serve more by taking the meals to town.

Thursday 11/24.  Thanksgiving.   We finished cooking in the morning and then transported the food to the local Salvation Army.  We fed approximately 75 people.  

In the afternoon daughter Amy and SIL Scott dropped off Charlotte and Abby to us.  My daughters always have their Thanksgiving dinner at their fathers, freeing me from cooking at home and able to assist at the church.

Friday, 11/25.  We spent the day around the camper except for taking the girls to our local small Zoo.

Saturday 11/26.  We met Amy 1/2 way between our homes to deliver the girls back to her.  They were anxious to get back home to play outside while the weather was still fair.

That night Terri's husband Steve played at a local restaurant with his band 4-Wheel Drive.  This band disbanded over a year ago and Steve played (and still does) with several other bands.  They decided to reunite and pulled in a crowd.

However, all was not as planned.  The band was supposed to play in the catering hall of the restaurant starting at 9.  But the restaurant overbooked and had a wedding that was not over until 10.   The crowd was CROWDED.   After 10 they opened an alcove allowing people to move off what had been a very small dance floor.

The country band  4-Wheel drive.   That is SIL Steve up front as lead singer.  Country is not his favorite music, but he is quite good at singing and playing it.

From the right - our long time friends John, Bobbie and their daughter Deanne.  Only partially seen, their friend Gerry and her hubby Bob.

Lens former co-worker Ron with wife Barb.

As Len and I were dancing we saw this couple (Jody and Bobby) waving at us.  WHAT!   They belong  to our Good Sam Chapter and we have camped with them several times.  What we didn't know it they are friends of Terri and Steve through the Red Knights motorcycle Club.  This club supports volunteer fire departments with semi annual motorcycle runs.   

Small world, indeed.


Elaine said...

It is a small world indeed...how wonderful of you to volunteer to feed those less fortunate. Sure gives one a great feeling of satisfaction doesn't it. Looks like you had a blast at the restaurant -always nice to play to a crowd..our son has a band and we often try to attend his functions too. have a wonderful week..

FULL-TIMERS...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

What a wonderful way to show how thankful you are by serving others. Thank you for your unselfishness.

Laurie and George said...

Love those 'small world' moments. Sounds like you had a great holiday, with family & friends alike.

Happytrails said...

Sounds like a very successful Thanksgiving and what a blessing you and your group are to so many!

It IS indeed...a small world!!

Donna K said...

Looks like fun, seeing your SIL play and sing. And thank you for your unselfish service to others on TG day.

Donna K said...

Looks like fun, seeing your SIL play and sing. And thank you for your unselfish service to others on TG day.

Donna K said...

Looks like fun, seeing your SIL play and sing. And thank you for your unselfish service to others on TG day.

JoJo said...

Sounds like you had a full few days. Nice of you to serve to the less fortunate for the holidays.

Donna W. said...

As I already knew you 2 have big hearts. Now everyone else knows.
Give Lucky a scratch for me.