Saturday, 8 October 2016
It’s just as well I had a social rather than a reading day, because my concentration was scattered by frequent reading of the news about the misogynistic Republican presidential candidate, and I would not have been able to peacefully settle with a book.
I feel I should apologize to all readers in other countries for our even allowing this bozo to be a presidential candidate….but I had nothing to do with it. Still, it is an embarrassment.
When I recently wrote that Blues and Seafood was the last big Ilwaco event, I was so mistaken. I should have called it the last big event of the summer. Today, Allan and I took part of the afternoon to attend…
The Cranberrian Fair
at Ilwaco’s Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum.
Because of wind and rain, we did not avail ourselves of a trolley trip to the cranberry bogs. You can see photos from a better weather bog visit here.
The Card Lady was at the fair, and I was so glad to be able to stock up on her distinctive handmade cards.
Local potter Karen Brownlee had her wares on display; she is the force behind the Empty Bowls event that raises money for our food banks every spring.
The Peninsula Fiberistas had their spinning wheels whirring.
Rose gave me the softest of black scarves for the winter and told me it is made of alpaca wool and will keep my neck extra warm because alpaca is a hollow fiber and gets warmer from contact. It is perfect as I am a member of the “those who wear black club”, or would be, if I didn’t buy almost all my clothes second hand.
The museum’s Nahcotta railway car from the Clamshell Railway (the historic “train that ran by the tides” up the Long Beach Peninsula until 1930) was open today. I always find it a treat to go into the rail car. If I could do one thing via time travel, it would be to take a ride on the Nahcotta back in the day.
On the way home, we made a half block side trip so Allan could show me the bright autumn leaves on this arbor:
Later, at home, I admired my new scarf from Rose.
I had time at home to fret over the news some more, and then we met Our Kathleen for a belated birthday dinner at
The Depot Restaurant
Behind the calamari is a gift bag which contained a mug from Bailey’s Café….ever so nice black with a drawing of marsh grasses by the bay. That was the real reason we stopped at Bailey’s last week; it is a favourite haunt of Kathleen’s.
I must admit I also had clams buccatini, but the blurry photo showed too much excitement over good food.
We now have two days off with no plans. I hope I can focus on my book if we are lucky enough to get rainy reading days. I have a feeling the news will continue to be a distraction.
As I write this, an enormous storm is predicted for the next weekend, leading to an extra short work week.
1997 (age 73):
1998 (age 74):
Oct 8: 11:00-4:00 Are you sitting down? I actually put all those clothes on bed in little room into the chest of drawers. Those clothes have been on the bed since last November. Then I did the filing that had piled up for 2 or 3 months! I had to toss out some old files to make room in the filing cabinet. (Tabby slept on bed all this time.)
[How very much alike my mother and I were in household habits.]