Last week was a whirl, let me tell you. After we spent the week end in Aiken, SC with all of those wonderful folks who turned out to support MIRA at their very first Dining in the Dark Dinner, we came home for a brief rest and a change of clothes (well, for Bob and Elaine, anyway) and then on Wednesday we were off to Roanoke for the third annual Uni-Select benefit Golf Tournament. It was such a good time, especially since my friend, Linda Scott, managed to convince Bob that I should have some hamburger! I love her (and I really love hamburger – it ranks right up there with that liverwurst we had in PA.)
So, it seemed like everyone had a great time golfing. There sure was a lot of laughter and such. Then we had a “Silent Auction” which I don’t get at all because no one was the least bit silent while it was taking place. I mean, seriously, when John and Bill got into that funny bidding war over the golf bag (I think John bought it once and Bill bought it three times) I completely lost track of what was happening. It was pretty funny, though, until John ended up with it which meant that I had to ride with it in the back of the van. That thing was ENORMOUS, and took up way too much (of my) space. All I can say is no more purchases next year, John…..
Well, we got home kind of late on Thursday since the GPS took us all around the southwestern part of the state of VA before finally getting us home. Then we gave a talk at Rotary on Friday and then called it a week. And what a week it was…whew.
And what about that bluegrass festival on Saturday in a place called Snow Camp. Guess what? I was so disappointed, bu t there was absolutely NO snow to be found anywhere. Must have been the time of year. Anyway, we sure heard some great fiddlin’ and toe tappin’ music. You can see from the picture that Bob, Elaine and I were having a great time. Thanks to Herb for sending the picture along. And thanks to Lil’ John (whoever he is, he must be nice to put together such a great festival) for a really good time. If you could just have some snow for yours truly next year……
Devon (the intrepid traveler) Baillie