San Diego Elders Club
January 13, 2013 - Noon
Roy Cook arrived
early at the IHRC office and took a nap in the warm seat of the
car. Next Manuel and Celia Flores there with a heavy pot for the
potluck luncheon too. Also attending is: Jerry Starnes and Rita,
Vickie Gambala, Ben Mr. Donut Nance, Gwen Cooper, Jean
Vigenault with Sofia and Nellie Ruiz. There were a number of good
reasons to celebrate being alive in this cold snap weather. The
TV news daily reports of the flu epidemic have made many of us homebound.
blessing today is by the new TONKAWA President Vickie Gambala and
with the prayer goes our wishes for and the health of our family
in town and far away and also friends having a hard time. Prayer
is always particularly good at this stage of our elders life
with medical procedures and medication prescriptions dominating
much of the current life experience of the members. It is also good
when we can gather together in thanksgiving and feast as we enjoy
each others life experiences and good company. Moving
on became the catch phrase of the day.
We ate up the
fine selection of the TONKAWA potluck selections with a hearty appetite.
A real highlight is the homemade corn bread and beans. All was very
tasty and special to the attending members.
We were pleased
to see some of our faithful members and new visitors to the monthly
gathering. This meeting had a sparkling, lively spirit and good
turnout of our faithful TONKAWA membership and friends. There were
lively conversations of various ends of life practices: tribal and
others too. The entire meeting was spontaneous and rich with personal
stories of past life experiences and current travel plans.
up financial priorities as reported by the TONKAWA President Vicky
Gambala and Treasurer Jean Vigenault and future community activities
in addition to upcoming conferences intersperse with a lively and
exchange of jokes and humorous episodes of our TONKAWA Elders
long lives. Gwen Cooper suggested the club producing a Tonkawa T
shirt with a design of the circle of life. Vicky Gambala bumped
it up to a sweatshirt and would look into the project herself.
1:45pm, as we cleaned up the room and were dividing
up the potluck leftovers we were wishing each other better health
options as we made our way out the door to catch up with other late
Sunday afternoon activities like football viewing and more napping!
always recruiting Elders to be TONKAWA members!). It is always
nice to see new members and guests drop in and are encouraged to
return. This is a real nice down home noon meeting to attend. We
are also very pleased to enjoy the regular attendance of TONKAWA
along with community guests and family members. Our next meeting
is at noon February 10, 2013.
thank the Creator for allowing you this day to be a part of the
life of the Real People and being there today, Mehan and Aho.
TONKAWA Secretary Roy Cook