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QRU dinner, auction is Dec. 14

Lowell, Syringa News

We had a skiff of snow last weekend, but right here in Lowell it melted off. The Eskimos have 40 different names for snow depending on how it comes down, how it lands, how it sticks, how wet it is, how big the flakes are, how cold it is, how much firewood you have — oh wait, that’s a different story, but I forget the punch line.

The Lowell/Syringa QRU Christmas dinner and auction date has been set for Dec. 14, second Saturday evening in December. It will once again be hosted at the Wilderness Inn on Highway 12 in Lowell. The folks start arriving from 4:30-5 p.m. with a covered dish and any auction items they might want to donate. If you have any early items, they can be dropped off at the inn at any time. You can come casual, dressy, or even in your pajamas if you’d like, we don’t care what you are wearing, just come and bring your holiday dishes and wishes. One year, way back, Gloria Wunderlich came dressed as a Christmas tree with a green satin dress with sequins and red lighted bulbs for earrings and a big golden star on a headband on top of her head. It is definitely the event of the season upriver.

Get your recipes out and start your shopping list because Thanksgiving is next week. There is always plenty to be thankful for, and let’s just enjoy the day and all we have including friends and family.

In other breaking news the hunters are hunting and having some good luck. They are all wearing camouflage so we never know how many of them there are, but the lucky ones have big racks in the back of their trucks.

We do have lots of deer hanging around, but not very many have horns.

Where were you in 1963 when President Kennedy was shot? Fifty years ago, at 18, I was coming out of a journalism class at East Los Angeles College on my way to work at a local restaurant. I heard it on the radio of my 1949 Plymouth, my first car, and I pulled over and listened and cried. When I got to work everyone was gathered around the TV set in the restaurant kitchen, and I saw the original Walter Cronkite broadcast announcing his death. It was a sad day for America.


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