From over the Hill . . .
a busy day yesterday was!!!!!!!!
Service Organizations are a mainstay of our Communities here in
Scott Valley . . . and they were very visible in making
the Veteran's Parade fun for all . . .
Dave Harrison & Marilyn Seward of
the Scott Valley Chamber of Commerce
serving free cookies
Steve & Sharron Farrington,
Jimmy Sutter (CHI Construction), Winnie Bradford, Julie Sutter
serving free hot dogs . . .
I had one
to keep up my strength!
Josh Theofanides & their helper Cale Morrill
of Etna High School Interact Club*
joined with the Rotary Club of Scott Valley
to serve free chili.
Interact Club's Advisor, Diane Pomeroy told me Interact is Rotary
Internationals service club for young people. The Club is
involved in both Community & International Service and their
work helps them in ~ Developing leadership skills and personal
~ Demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others ~ Understanding
the value of individual responsibility and work well done ~ Advancing
international understanding and goodwill. GREAT ATTRIBUTES we
could all use more of!
said they are happy to help other Community Organizations in any
way they can. Sooooo, if your Organization or Club needs help
on an event, call Diane 468-2707 and she will get the young people
Ray and Mary Waller
snuggling together to keep warm
as they awaited the beginning of the Parade
Announcer Mike Bryan
and his 'support staff' ready
to begin the festivities
of the Colours and
singing of the Star-spangled Banner
by Victoria Gamache . . .
very community-oriented young lady.
Hicks in the old fire engine
Sign for a
very special display
at the Etna Museum
Unfortunately I had the camera a little
and cut off the top name on this display poster:
Glory Ann (Colt) Hurlimann Jenner
and Lucille Goodwin Webster
Display Posters which honoured
Local Women in the Military:
Mae and Deanist
On Friday, November 11th, the members
of Perry Harris Post 260 will be honouring our departed Service
men and women at these local Cemeteries :
Cemetery at 10:00 a.m.
Etna Cemetery at 11:00 a.m.
Ft. Jones Cemetery at Noon
Mel, our local Photographer
photographing me . . .
at Wildwood Crossing for
a bite of lunch and hot drink to warm me up . . .
during the Parade it felt like
the fog had come in from the San Francisco Bay!
family fun . . .
young ones were delighting
in covering up their Dad with leaves
in front of the Library!
A quick stop
at the Methodist Church's Artist Doings . . .
showing her work . . .
back to painting
Caricature Artist . . .
subject' . . .
. . .
Her card says:
Photography for parties, family reunions,
Life Story . . . a customized book
of your life story!
for contact information
working on a painting
from a photo Joanne Smith Mello
sent of the remodeling in 1939
of her Dad's Service Station in Etna.
You can view all the photos here.
This is the one he is working from . . .
at the bottom
right you can see a little
of the photo I printed out for him to use.
This will be a fun project to follow!
All this accomplished and it was only 12:30 pm!!!! At 1:00 I needed
to be at Serena's office for the 2nd part of our Wordpress Class
on building a website or blogsite . . .
showing us her Family Blog homepage
showing Gary Pollard how to transfer
his present website to Wordpress . . .
tuned for this 'From Over the Hill' site
to eventually be 'Wordpressed'!!!!!!!
I called Eb
to tell him Serena was helping me figure out something on the
site and would be a little longer. He said, "We have guests
who stopped by, so don't tarry!"
planned to attend the Cowboy Poetry and Wednesday Night Band music
at the Avery Theatre, beginning at 7:00, so I finished up and
headed back home.
a delightful surprise to walk in and find the
Cowboy Poet himself . . . Bill Roberts, and his long-time logging
friend, Lee West!
couldn't imagine how they found us . . .
Cowboy Poet and Packer
Logging friend to many
story goes that they stopped in at Wildwood Crossing as the show
poster said they could buy a ticket there. No more tickets available
there, but the ladies called Eb to see if we still had tickets
for sale and sent Bill & Lee around the corner, past the old
red barn, to the house of many colours. They were as surprised
as Eb when he opened the door . . . and old friends greeted each
had been in a serious horse accident this summer but has made
an amazing comeback. We asked him for a poem or story or something.
You can listen in here
. . . Note: The link will
open in a new Browser window. Once the recording begins, just
click on the 'Nov. 5, 2011 Etna, USA' Browser window to come back
to this page to see the photos. (adjust
the sound on your computer)
3rd story was augmented with this . . .
talked and laughed with Bill and Lee until about 5:15, then they
headed over to meet the other Poets for dinner. We ate a bite
at home and got to the Theatre at 6:30 so we could visit with
friends before the Performance began.
Lindholm, the Theatre's sound-man did an incredible job. Poems,
music, poems, music . . . The Wednesday Night Band was in top
form and Don Meek's rendition from 'Ghost Riders
in the Sky' . . . to 'Ghost Chickens in the Sky' had everyone
falling out of their seats laughing.
is nothing like spending time with friends enjoying good conversation,
laughter, music, and all the creative arts.
are here for us locally . . .
why go anywhere else????
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