Tuesday, July 19, 2011


This year the PA state NCT rally was July 14 to the 17 at Centre Hall, PA. We shared the fair grounds with the Quarterhorse show.

Del Val prepared a delicious spaghetti dinner.

The craft project was making cards. Everyone that did if really enjoyed it and had a good time. I would have like to have made them but we went to the Nittany Winery. They have my favorite wine, Tailgate Red and Mountain Blush, so we have to stock it in when we are in the area.

Jane Turner taught me how to crochet a scrunchy. I have never crochet, so it was quite a challenge. I was very proud that it turned out. I think I will need a few more lessons before I'm ready to make one on my own.

We went to some of the quarter horse competition. It was quite interesting and the outfits, saddles and horses were beautiful.

Our Friday evening entertainment was this singing group. They were very good and sang a lot of Frank Sinatra songs. We even did a little dancing.

East Penn chapter 12 enjoys a good time, so one evening we all got together for a little fun. The "hole sisters" (a sisterhood all the women in the chapter belong to) had a ceremony to initiate Cindi as an honorary member. She will be known as Doughnut Hole, because she is such a sweet lady.

East Penn made and served the pancake breakfast on Saturday morning.

The parade theme was past , present and future.

It was a good rally with 62 rigs attending, lots of fellowship, food and fun. The weather was hot, but bearable, and cool at night. It didn't rain!


My blog has been silent for almost three weeks, but we have been very busy visiting with family and friends. I've also been very forgetful about taking my camera and taking pictures.

We had a nice fourth of July celebration in Lititz with Mark, Shannon, Mystique and Dan. The town put on an awesome firework display on Saturday night.

The corn wagon was opened in time to have lots of tasty corn for the 4th of July. It is just down the road from Circle M.

We were staying at Circle M and the campground was overly packed for the holiday. I never saw so many tents on sites!
Larry and I played on Circle M 9 hole par 3 golf course almost every day. I would occasionally get a hole in 3 and once I even got one in 2. I won't mention how many hits it took to make the other holes.

One day Larry and Jim went to the golf course in Manheim while Sue and I went shopping at Park City. We always have a good time together.

We have also gotten together with Lynn and Jim Mann. We visited them in Arizona in October, but they have moved back to PA. Jim is having some medical problems and isn't able to play golf right now, but we hope to get a game in with them before we head south.

We have had each of our grandsons stay with us for a night. Brady is getting into shape for wrestling and football lifting weights and working out at Planet Fitness.

Thanks to Brady our coach is clean and shiny. He helped Larry detail it, or was it Larry helped him?

We spent several evenings entertaining friends of Larry's from work. They all wanted to see our new RV. I was especially glad to see Mike and Jessie and their 7 month old twins. Larry worked with Mike at the end of his career, and I have known Jessie since she was born. She is the daughter of my good friend, Diane Palmer.

On a sadder note I have been to two funerals. One was Marion Cabott the school nurse for most of my teaching career and the other was a good friend and peer, Pat Dodd. We taught third grade together for 20 years. She retired early because of disabilities and unfortunately died at the age of 64. She loved to read, travel, Phillies, theater, and her cats. Because of her my life has been richer and I have lots of memories of times spent together.