Columnist writes her winter fairwell, returning in April

This is my “Goodbye” to all my readers. I am headed to sunny Indio, Calif., for the winter. I left on Oct. 26.

My granddaughter, Danielle, drove down with me and will help me get all settled in. I will fly home for Christmas for two weeks and then back to California until early April.

On Sunday morning, Oct. 23, Pastor K led the service at the Satsop Methodist Church. Paulette Straughn gave a report on our Fall Harvest Dinner. Thank you to everyone who came for the dinner. The dinner and bazaar were both very successful and the money from the dinner keeps the church heated all through the winter months. A date to put on your calendar is the liver and onions or ham dinner to be held on the third Tuesday in February at the Satsop Methodist Church.

Prayers are needed: Pat Flynn and Jim Martinez for surgery. I asked for safe travels as I drive to California. Continued prayers and a joy for my daughter-in-law, Shawn Borden, as she heals from the tumor that was removed from her spine last week. She is walking but uses a cane when needed.

Joys: I had lunch with friends Doug and Vicky McKenney at Red Robin in Olympia on Saturday. The police from the Olympia area were going around to the tables asking for support and donations for the Special Olympics which they support. They often had a young person telling about what they participate in at the games. The young lady that stopped at our table was competing in bowling and basketball. Yes, I did make a donation. This is something we should all help with. Cindy Nuxoll shared the joy of a new baby in the family. Daughter, Kate, thinks being an aunt is great. Cindy also asked for prayers for her health problems.

My prayers are for all my family, friends and readers of my Satsop News, please stay healthy and keep safe. If a big storm comes just stay home and keep warm. If all goes well with me I will be back in April to again share what is happening in the Satsop area and East County.

My thought for the week: “It is not how many years we live, but rather what we do with them.” By Evangeline Cory Booth