Fun was had by all at our fund raiser held for my brother and his wife on May 22nd!! Above are a couple of photos of the grounds below one of the decks at Toddy Brook Golf course, where it took place. But!!…Before we even got there, we had a nice little adventure on the road I live on! Five baby foxes were running around playing with each other in the middle of the road! I snapped a few photos of them….so darned cute! They look like kitties or puppies playing with each other. Maybe the mom got killed or they are old enough to be on their own….who knows? See the insulation they tore up trying to find food to eat? The fenced in area is an old site on my road that used to be a chemical plant and is now vacant and fenced up. These guys are about the size of a small cat. It was fun watching them! We got there early enough to watch the band setting up. They were awesome!!! The songs they played were ALL dance numbers and the dance floor was NEVER empty! They played ZZ-Top, The Stones, Aretha, Beatles, on and on! It was a blast! The room above is a new addition to my nieces club and is just gorgeous. There’s my brother Denny doing the live auction! Trying to get people to pay attention and bid! We raised about 3000.00 between checks mailed in, the auction, and tickets at the door and more!! As we got the money, we sent it to my brother and sister in law. Local businesses were so kind and generous…such wonderful people. One lady said to me…”I think people should help other people.” Yes, I absolutely agree with that! Bobbie and I bid on some things too and I won a lovely tree of life necklace with yellow pearls….I love it! An old friend of the family showed up named Paul. He is 89 years old and had more energy than all of us! Here he is dancing with my daughter Carissa on the left and my niece Karen (who owns Toddy Brook) on the right.
He was in his glory with a woman on either side of him!
This cool granite chess table was on the deck. Too bad it had a nasty old plastic ashtray on it! One of the auction items, was this print from an artist in Freeport, Maine. Did I mention dancing??? Oh can that Karen dance…..Oh My God!! We were dancing to the song Brick House and boy can that get you going! Well….take a listen…..it’s by the Commodores……
Are you dancing in your seat yet?? Oh yeah baby…..that’s one of my favorite songs EVER!
Update on hubby……he is doing much better finally! After having a dye injection in his femoral artery, to check for heart blockages, he had complications. Blood backed up into his thigh and he had severe swelling and bleeding. It was a large area on his upper thigh filled with blood! He had to rest and NO work for a week. Now, there is a lot of bruising left but he is ok, thank God. It was quite an ordeal and he was in pain for a while. That blood that backed up from the artery made the leg burn and ache constantly! He rested and took Tylenol for the pain and swelling and is on the mend. The even better news from all of that is no major blockages. He had one on the back side of his heart that is 40% and they are not worried about that. No heart attacks for hubby…..thank Goodness!
Obie is up and down. Today is a good day and that is the way life is going to be for us with him for now. We are putting him in his crate when we leave and that seems to work. We will do the best we can by him until the end. He is our boy and we love him.
I will be focusing most of my efforts now on getting my garden in. I am so excited about that!! I will take photos and share with you all. If I have not gotten to your blog lately, please forgive me! Life has been engulfing me! I may be going to Clapboard Island tomorrow to work. That will be a story to tell! See you all soon…….