This two-day disaster relief auction began in 1977 and has provided over $14,000,000.00 (yes, million) in disaster relief to victims of natural and manmade disasters around the world.
The Pole Barn auction was held on Saturday and is made up of new and good used items, garden tools, sports equipment, and furniture, and is popular with those who are looking for bargains – usually. As in any auction, not every item is a bargain.
Newlyweds can often find good deals in this building.
These look like something a gardener or farmer could use.
If you like clocks or refinishing furniture, you may also like this auction.
There were a variety of Norman Rockwell plates this year. I don’t expect they were valuable, or they would have been in the main auction.
For those who like biking.
Tomorrow night ~ The Craft Building & School Kits
Friday morning, September 23
I assume this cute little guy named Goliath is not a heifer. However, somebody may have named a girl Goliath.
These pretty girls were donated by farmers – to be purchased by other farmers – to benefit disaster relief.
I read in a Lebanon newspaper that the heifer auction raised $100,000.00.
Tuesday Evening, September 27
This week is Chaplain Training School for TFC. Tuesday evening was the International Staff dinner with the trainees.
Four people in training.
The two on the left are also here for training.
Cerwin’s and my contribution to the meal was Cheeseburger Soup from Hilltop Acres.
I also took a dish of tapioca – from Hilltop Acres – a favorite at the office. Inge made sure that none went to waste. 🙂
The man in the background is also here for training. (I have not yet learned their names.) I do know they came from Florida, Canada, and Pennsylvania.
PS: If you are interested in the names, Inge added the names in her comment. 🙂
Sunday Evening, September 25
We were pleased to learn (via Facebook) that the Klassen’s were in our area on Sunday evening.
The pictures aren’t great because the lights were behind them, and I didn’t want to use a flash.
He is an amazing harpist and entertaining story teller, and uses those talents to challenge Christians to live faithful, happy, godly lives.
He learned to play harp in a Paraguayan jungle – on an old harp. He and his brother replaced missing strings with fishing line.
His wife, Christine, is from Canada – where they live today. She accompanies him on keyboard.
I love to hear the stories of his youth in the jungle of Paraguay where he lived in a large Mennonite colony.
Today he and Christine travel around the world sharing the gospel with his harp, her keyboard, and his entertaining, challenging stories.
We first heard them on our cruise to Nova Scotia and New Brunswick last fall.
We just may go with them on another cruise in 2018 – to Mexico – in mid-winter.
I just got a Fitbit Charge 2
However, I didn’t feel very techie as I watched Jere setting it up for me.
I would probably still be trying to set it up and connect it to my laptop and cell phone at this time next week if I had to do that part. 🙂 It is charging right now, so I won’t get many steps in today. Thanks, Jere.
There are so many things I can do with it, but for now I want the challenge of tracking my steps each day.