Snowy Sunday morning
Yesterday was the annual winter parade with Santa on the fire truck and the snow dragon. It’s a rite of passage for a kid when they’re tall enough and have the stamina to carry part of the dragon from the old Elks Club to the fire station.
Last night it was The Haines Uglies Gifts for Grub dinner at the Legion Hall. The Uglies are our version of a motorcycle gang… they are our best, most generous, philanthropic group, they’re a group of guys you wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alley if you’re a bad guy. Money raised at the dinner is regifted to another non profit.
After that was the annual Christmas party thrown by Phyllis and Joanne, Haines most out couple, at their B & B at the Fort. An amazing gathering of us mid winter. A bright spot in the slush, where you’ll get at least two of the best hugs of the year.
Tonight is the Holly Jolly Christmas Follies…something I’d never pay to watch, hours of amateur comedy sketches and bad singing. I’m volunteering to help behind the scenes instead. Susie who lives up on the mountainside beyond where a car can drive in the winter ends up doing 90 percent of the work, how can we not volunteer to help her?
Closing shot: Heron in Tenakee when I was down there with Norman in October fishing for sea cucumbers.