San Diego Elders Club
November 11, 2012 - Noon
Roy Cook arrived
by 10am and found the doors opened and the tables set for the meeting.
Jonathan York of the IHRC had prepared all fixtures for the meeting.
Manuel and Celia Flores along with William Buchanan and Josie were
there too. Also attending is: Jean Vigenault, Barbra Shrank and
Ruth Cervantes with Nellie Ruiz. Additionally, the donut boy, Ben
Nance, Justin Four horns and Elizabeth Strangfield were there. Rose
Davis, Serena with Pinky lately brought in the latest
copies of the Indian Voices newspaper. There were a number of good
reasons to celebrate being alive in this Thanksgiving and Holiday
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 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 all good when we can gather together
in thanksgiving and feast as we enjoy each others life experiences
and good company.
We ate up the
fine selection of the TONKAWA potluck selections: turkey, dressing,
mashed potatoes, and yams, vegetables in a butter sauce, pasta,
Mac and cheese, cranberry jelled and other, homemade pumpkin pies
with cooolwhip, coffee and Pepsi.
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.
meeting is the 9th of December at the Sunshine Buffet and will have
a Xmas theme. Jean Vigenault is coordinating the go/no go list and
finances for the hosted member and one guest list, call her: 858-581-1979
wk for more details and directions or Google it.
up political results and future community activities in addition
to upcoming holiday dinner and recent conferences intersperse with
a lively and exchange of jokes and humorous episodes of our TONKAWA
Elders long lives.
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 napping!
(We are 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
Dec. 9, 2012.
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