Sunday, May 9, 2010

BEING A VOLUNTEER ON MOTHER'S DAY

The Escapees here at Park Sierra prepared a nice Sunday dinner in honor of Mother's Day.  Several people invited us to attend, but we did not want to be freeloaders.  However, when I found out that they needed volunteers to clean up, we signed up -- and then we were able to give something back in exchange for the dinner.  The dinner was held in their huge clubhouse. Park Sierra is a co-op with each member buying and owning  their site. There are 250 sites and a waiting list for openings. We are not planning to add our names.  We have places to go and things to see.

On the menu was Caesar salad, home-made sourdough rolls and home-made split pea soup.  Dessert was angel food cake with a whipped topping containing pineapple and coconut.  It was all very good and our companions at the table were pleasant and hospitable .

As I looked around the room filled with at least 250 of my peers with gray hair or no hair, expanding waist lines and gimpy legs,  I had a stunning revelation:  Holy Crap, I really am getting old.

After dinner, Sandy and I bussed tables and then we washed, dried and stacked a whole bunch of serving dishes.  The kitchen crew was fun to be with and everyone pitched in and we were done in about one hour.





















Sandy (at left)













George (3rd from left)

Then we came home and played Scrabble.

Pretty good day all the way around.





Some park flowers



And finally, one of the biggest feral cats I've ever seen
slinking around the area.





Stay tuned.











4 comments:

  1. That cat is really scary looking. Almost as scary as when you have that moment when you realize that you fit right in with all those "old" folks.

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  2. I had a similar revelation a couple years ago. As I passed by a table of Girl Scouts selling cookies, that I declined to buy, one little Girl Scout turned to the other and said, " Don't worry, some OLD people just don't like cookies." Ugh...what a bummer!

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  3. We had the same thought when we were at Rainbow Plantation this past winter. At least those folks were active...we could hardly keep up with them. lol I may get old but I don't want to act it. I think RVers have an edge in that department.
    Looks like you all had a great Mother's Day and a yummy meal.

    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)
    http://freedom2roll.blogspot.com

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