The Trumpeter swans floated so effortlessly, moving across the lake looking everything over. A few Mergansers followed along, perhaps lost from their main flock and hoping to have some direction given by the swans. Good chance they will stay until this body of water totally freezes over so I hope to visit them regularly. Life is good out on the prairie.
My daughter has a Snapchat app on her phone and changes her Facebook profile often with pics she makes. Apparently the face selections change daily.
Sitting with George Soumas, where he started his day often for years.
This was a huge art show, 110 exhibitors in over 8 buildings along with a dozen people reading daily. How could it be any better, "Out On The Prairie" at Art on the Prairie?
I can ride a bike from near my home up here on a network of over 100 miles of trails. They have a fine arts fest each month with varying themes. The one this month celebrated a music teacher with a tuba fest. A band of over forty people played, starting out at his grave, as done for over twenty years.
Famous people who built up the enjoyment of the arts in this tiny little town.
The alley where you saw me sitting with the statue of George.
I hope you have a wonderful holiday for those of you in the United States who celebrate Thanksgiving this Thursday. I will serve at a community meal and be thankful when I get back to my quiet home. It is always fun, and my way to celebrate the holiday. It also saves me from eating too much, because you don't feel hungry after serving for four hours. On a lesser note I lost two friends this last week, both in their 90's. Wapsie Willie I had portrayed here a few times, he was famous to show up at my home unannounced when he felt the need for good food and stories. We shared a lot and had a great time target shooting, telling fishing lies and tales of our families. I had helped take care of his wife many years back when she was diagnosed with cancer. The other was Vel, my fourth grade Sunday school teacher's wife. Because of the holiday there is a delay with her family all being able to get flights, so I will pay her a tribute on December 3rd. She had a daughter in my high school class who I have stayed friends with over the years. She told me the other day we are still best friends even though we hadn't seen each other in a few decades. I have read her message a few times and it warms my heart each time I read it.