A busy, hectic month
First off folks, I feel I must apologize for my lack of columns these last couple of weeks. I don’t know about you, but every fall seems to get crazier and crazier. In light of my missed weeks of updating you on what is happening with me and the community, here are a few of the things I have been up to since we last met on this page:
• I had a blast hanging out with the Doodlebug Club of America at the end of September for their annual reunion. They fed me, re-trained me on the best methods of scooter transportation, and genuinely welcomed me into the club’s family. There were laughs, tears and memories shared at the annual banquet. Each event throughout the week of reunion activities was proof that this club matters and holds a place in not only the heart of members, but in the community.
Best of all, I got to ride the trails again with club members from across the country. Not even a rain delay and fallen walnuts were able to stop the spirit of participants from age 6 to 86 on the trail ride. I also have to give a special thanks to Jim Juon for letting me use one of his very own prized Doodlebugs. Thank you for entrusting me with your scooter the last two years!
• I made a couple trips home to see some the people near and dear to my heart. We celebrated my parents 29th wedding anniversary and my parents’ birthdays. My parents have taught me a lot about what it means to love and live. Thanks to them I know that real love is not forced, everyone needs room to grow, and it is important to cherish the people who make an effort to be in your life.
So, to you, mom and dad, happy birthday from your favorite middle child.
• During one of my trips home, I also helped a friend from high school and her husband with some aesthetic upkeeping on their home. We also spent one day removing their mammoth of a backyard tree. I’m no lumber Jill, but I enjoyed being out in the fresh air and trying my hand at wood chopping. It was a perfect day for friends and fellowship.
• Lastly, I have been running about Webster City over the last few weeks for different events and newsworthy activities. Even though I have been living and working here for over two years now, I am amazed at all of the new things I am learning still about this community. Through each story and interaction, I find more reasons to fall for this community.
May the next three weeks be filled with just as much adventure as the last three.