Our Journey Helping Those In Need Throughout North America
It is so wonderful to be out and about and greeted by people who read my column and look forward to it every week! It certainly makes the time and effort worthwhile. Sometimes it feels like I am just writing a lot of words about nothing in particular, but as long as the words keep coming, I will continue…
Wow, what an excellent afternoon and evening at the Casino/Klassic Kruizer Car Show. The weather co-operated, the car owners were obviously psyched out about bringing their show vehicles, and the car enthusiasts showed up in droves. The Sensational Hotrods were nothing less than SENSATIONAL! At the Canadian Tire Car Show, I had asked the Doc of Rock if he had ever heard this fantastic band play before, and he said he had not. I advised he would be in for a REAL TREAT! When we ran into each other at the Kruize Night, before I could even ask for his critique, he said “You were right!” And everyone knows there is no more qualified judge of good rock and roll music than the Doc of Rock!!
After spending a couple of weeks including two Fridays at home where John cooks breakfast at the Salvation Army Outpost, we were on the road again headed East to visit with our relatives who live in Saskatchewan. We usually stayed at my brother’s place when we visited, but he has adopted a new adult Pomeranian dog who has taken an intense dislike to our little Shadow, who travels with us. It was obvious we would have to make other overnight arrangements.
FINALLY summer has arrived for a weekend!! We took our classic car to the 19th Annual Canadian Tire Car Show, probably the biggest turnout of antique, classic and special interest vehicles they have ever had. It was really neat to reminisce about the first ever Canadian Tire Car Show. Our son Darren was working at Canadian Tire at the time and our family having had a history with the Klassic Kruizers Car Club, Jeff asked John if he would help them set up the First Annual Canadian Tire Car Show. They planned it for weeks in advance. What a day! In conjunction with the show, car clubs from all over the province were invited to bring their cars and participate in the latest car enthusiast fad, Valve Cover Racing. Car club members from all over Saskatchewan came in their classic vehicles, ready to compete with their various valve covers converted to “racing machines”. In anticipation of a great time, John and Darren had built a variety of souped-up valve covers on wheels. Come the day of the event, although the skies were cloudy, threatening rain, it was not a cold day, and the races commenced. It poured rain! All kinds of inventive rain gear came out and everyone enjoyed the day as if they were all in their right minds!!! It was forever after known as a great time at “THE MONSOON NATIONALS”!
YAY – finally summer weather, at least where we are in B.C. (Kelowna) and Sandpoint, Idaho. The thermometer says 97 degrees Fahrenheit!! We were amazed at how cool Peggy and Steve’s new house stays! They have concrete floors throughout and were talked into putting some special reflective insulation in their attic. It was apparently an excellent decision, as with only two large ceiling fans running, the interior of their home is a comfortable 76 degrees.