49 Forever

Easter started out well with all our family coming home, except for Doug and his kids. Our daughters cooked, big kids looked after little kids, and George and I just told them where things were!

I had no idea how hard it is to live without a car (and chauffeur). I got along quite well when George was in Vancouver as Rob and Juanita and friends picked me up but this week everything I belong to seems to have a meeting. I also am planning Free For All Arts Day for next Saturday during Arts and Culture Week. It will be open from 2:00 pm until 9:00 pm in the Fireside Lounge.

What is Free For All Arts Day?? It is when anyone who can do anything is asked to come and demonstrate what it is that they do; and then they let our guests try to do it themselves. For example: the quilters are making a quilt called Community Gone Crazy and they will ask everyone to help them make the quilt anytime from 2:00 to 9:00pm. Joan Zimmer will be demonstrating oil painting from 2 to 4:30pm and you can help her. The Library will be offering a childrens? Art program in the Library from 2:00 to 3:00pm. These are only samples and by the way, refreshments will be Free For All!

I am writing this to you on Thursday and we have umpteen inches of snow and it is still snowing, but by the time you read this the snow will be gone and the sky will be Wall to Wall Blue! How is that for optimism?

Things are looking up. We have borrowed a car from our daughter-in-law, Juanita, and, the people who are fixing our car in Grande Prairie are working on it, but they tell us it will need a new engine among other things, so, the next time you see us in our own car it will probably be a new one. This will require having a look at our financial future, but, we only live once and we might as well enjoy it.

And we are!!!