San Diego Elders Club|
TONKAWA MIGHTY MINUTES
October 14, 2012 - Noon
opened doors and started setting up the table for the meeting with Manuel and
Celia Flores at 11am. Also attending early are, Jerry Starnes and Rita, Jean Vigenault
and Sofia, Becky Gaines, Barbra Shrank and Ruth Cervantes with Nellie Ruiz. Our
blessing today is by Roy Cook and with the prayer goes our wishes for continued
gorgeous weather and the health of our family and friends. It is all good when
we can gather together and feast as we enjoy each others life experiences
and good company.
This meeting had a fresh
spirit and good turnout of our faithful TONKAWA membership and friends. Rose Davis
and Serena brought in the latest copies of Indian Voices newspaper. We were pleased
to see some of our faithful members and new visitors to the monthly gathering.
There were a number of birthdays celebrated in this Indian summer month of October.
Our next meeting is the 11th of November and will have a
Harvest Thanksgiving theme. Remember to bring a potluck item for 15 or more adults.
Jean Vigneault is coordinating the menu pledges for the month, call her: 858-581-1979
At this stage of elders life with medical
procedures and medication prescriptions dominating much of the life experience
of the members sparked lively conversations of various end of life practices:
tribal and others too. The entire meeting was spontaneous and rich with personal
stories of past life experiences and current travels and work.
We ate up the fine selection of the potluck selections:
fresh fruit and vegetables, meat loaf, Mac-n-cheese, asparagus in
a delightful butter sauce, varied salads, bread pudding, bean pie, candy galore
for the trick or treat theme, cinnamon bread and butter We chatted up political
and future community activities in addition to upcoming holiday dinners and recent
conferences intersperse with a lively and exchange of jokes and humorous episodes
of our TONKAWA Elders long lives.
about 1:25pm, 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.
(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 Nov. 11, 2012.
thank the Creator for allowing you this day in the life of the Real People and
being there today, Mehan and Aho.Respectfully
submitted: TONKAWA Secretary Roy Cook