Thursday, February 26, 2009

Dear Kids,
      Poor Paul! They’re sending him to northern Alberta for the summer, “they” being Apex, his employer. His main city is supposed to be Fort McMurray, about 57 degrees north latitude, somewhere near the midnight sun. He’s not very happy about the assignment. They’ve told him that it’s a high-crime area, and it’s growing fast, so that should give them a lot of business. At any rate, it should be a great adventure.
      I’m going to teach a beginning piano class at the Harman Senior Rec Center, starting next Wednesday. I’m there anyway for chess club, so I’ll just come a couple of hours earlier. There are seven people signed up, six ladies and a man. (That’s just about the opposite of chess club.) I’m supposed to give them xerox sheets of their music, and then have them give it back when they learn the songs, and they’ve told me that will avoid breaking any copyright laws. So yesterday I located the copy machine and ran off some songs. It really makes you feel like part of the establishment, using the copy machine!
      Dad received a major award at the Blue and Gold Banquet. Since he’s been doing Webelos for at least six years now, his total time in cub scouting, counting his work back in the 80's, is easily more than ten years. The plaque was made by Harold Rasmussen (Janae’s dad) and it says, among other things, “You are a Webelos leader who TOWERS above the rest.” I didn’t get it at first, but it’s talking about the tower in our back yard, which the Webelos love to climb. By the way, the tower is ten years old this year! Can you believe it! I’ve got to do some renovation on it this summer, so it can go several more decades.
      I’ll be cooking Sunday dinner on March 8th. We’ll probably eat at 5:00 in the afternoon. Let me know if you want to come.
      Lots of love, Mom