After working in the Black Hills for 4 days,
we came home to a little bit of fun and respite...
YES< THE ANNUAL COMMUNITY AUCTION!
its how i get socialized around here!
Remember how I got great deals last time I went?
(you can read about it Here )
THIS TIME I DID NOT BID AGAINST MYSELF ONCE.
I consider that a lifetime achievement.
Well, for this one time.
LOOK WHAT I GOT!!!!
A Ute Mt tribe pitcher by artist Ruth Root
A 1950's Cross stitch "History Of Transportation"
only for $5 dollars!
And the best deal of the day
(LOOK CRAZY SHEEP LADY LOOK!!! help me!)
A Traditional Ashford Spinning wheel
I need to learn about
get this -
Who has an alpaca?
Another thing I have on my mind,
Is what is happening in Nepal.
Nepal around here has some special ties for us
Back in 1989,
Mr Foresterman decided
that he needed to travel there
It was on his life achievements list -
Here he is, with Mount Everest (left) and Ama Dablam (center)
in the background...
Looka that beard!
He was a hipster before there were hipsters!
Here he is signing in at one of the checkpoints.
These two pictures were taken by his sister, Jane.
The rest of the photos were taken by Mr. Foresterman.
Out of all eight kids in their family,
these two were the most adventuristic ones of them all!
(and still are!)
They decided back then,
since they were both young and single,
Nepal would be their destination.
But not to climb mountains.
They decided they were going to hike.
They wanted to meet the people,
learn Nepal's way of life
they would use no guides.
The rest of these photos were taken by Mr. Foresterman...
Here Jane is playing cats cradle with a little one.
The villages there are built right into the mountains, with narrow streets
These young ones were checking out the new hipsters in town!
Here Jane is proving exactly how adventuristic
she really is!
There are many bridges like these
over these deep impassable gorges
that link villages to each other
Although this picture was taken in 1989,
These villages have been in existence forever like this.
The people and their way of life are part of the mountains.
with local products
an Earthquake on April 25, 2015
may have destroyed
what has stood for centuries.
We weep with them.
Right now they are still rescuing;
however there are ways for us to help.
The Care charity is already established in Nepal.
Only 10% of monies raised goes towards fundraising.
Your funds will go directly to Nepal to help.
Please click on the link below if you'd like to help out!
In the meanwhile,
I have asked Mr Foresterman
if he would like to write about his journey to Nepal...
He and his sister took the time out to visit not just the mountains,
but the people who live there.
Please leave comments if YOU too
would like to read
what he has seen of the beautiful Nepal!
(I know I do!!!!)