San Diego Elders Club
2009 TONKAWA minutes:
What a bright
warm Sunday. The day smells so fresh and rinsed off. We had a representative
number of members and guests in attendance this Sunday. Early arrivals
this Sunday December 13, 2009 are TONKAWA Vice President Jerry Starnes
and Roy Cook. Followed closely by Manuel and Celia Flores. Nellie
Ruiz and El Bissara enter smiling. Nellie has a Holiday card for
all attending this meeting.
We had some
shocking surprises while setting up the room. The wet, damp weather
brought stiffness to joints and affected balance too. Bouncing back
to the set up, we could not find serving utensils and serving tableware
items. Barbara kept opening drawers long after we had all sat down
and resigned ourselves to eating with a spoon and a bowl. She found
the entire missing item misplaced from the shelves into a drawer.
We are low on large plated and coffee cups.
parking continues to be a very sore point. Celia Flores told of
a recent experience talking her out of a ticket. Others also contributed
amusing stories of their being caught or slipping away. Oh yes,
Celia said that she turned left across the double lines and got
the flashing lights right away. But since she had Manuel in the
passenger seat, in a Santa suit, the officer let her and Santa go
free to deliver the gifts.
Roy Cook provided
the luncheon blessing at 12:10. There is warm fellowship, years
and years of living and wisdom close at hand. Lively conversation
continues to bubble across the tables.
would have nicer to share company with this sunny Sunday. It feels
so good to be alive and in the company of our respected American
Indian TONKAWA Elders. The attending members and the tables looked
fine and we sat down to an undefined potluck feast and donuts with
good TONKAWA hot coffee. Jerry Starnes brought Sassafras tea to
the members to enjoy.
Voices publisher Rose Davis, TONKAWA member, brought in the latest
copy of the newspaper hot off the press! Gwen Cooper enjoyed the
good stories and great pictures of recent events.
up, packed up and while some TONKAWA members were still packing
take-home snacks, drinking coffee, talking and laughing,
others went out the door by 1:45 pm.
It is always
nice to see new members and guests drop in and are encouraged to
return. This is a very nice down home meeting to attend. We are
also very pleased to enjoy the regular attendance of TONKAWA along
with community guests and family members. The next TONKAWA meeting
is January 10, 2010.
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of upcoming events. Click on the link below now.