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Olympic party
« on: October 19, 2008, 10:03:03 pm »
A good friend of mine has a 14 year old daughter who is a terrific skier.  She's working toward making the Olympics.  Part of her frequent training takes her out of state.  It costs about $27,000.00 a year for her to be involved in this.

So my friend, who owns a restaurant nearby, decided to host a party to raise some funds.  We paid $100.00 each a plate and we had an auction of donated goodies.  I missed winning a Remington 870 12 gauge by one #.  Rats.  I did win a ten lb. box of NY strips and a guided fishing trip on our local river.  It's one of the few cold water streams left in America and is probably second only to the Snake for trout.  Great salmon fishery and walleyes too.  Beautiful scenery to go along with the fishing. 

We had a great night.  Tasty hors douvres, Great main dish and desert.  Tasty wine.  Great companionship with a crowd of about 40 folks who are regulars at The Red Anchor.  The auction was fun.  I dumped another $160.00 in the auction, in addition to the original $200.00.

But, we raised some good dough for a good cause.
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    Re: Olympic party
    « Reply #1 on: October 19, 2008, 10:18:48 pm »
    Thats fantastic.  Keep us posted on how this young Olympian is doing.  Give us someone to root for!
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    Re: Olympic party
    « Reply #2 on: October 19, 2008, 10:20:54 pm »
    *smile*

    You are a good man my friend.
    Sending best to you, and yours- and to this young lady working toward making the Olympics.
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    Re: Olympic party
    « Reply #3 on: October 19, 2008, 10:27:17 pm »
     ;D  I think a certain phone call got me some good karma at the auction.  I'm glad I picked up the phone when we were going out the door.  Up till last night the only thing I'd ever won was a little radio when I was in the 7th grade.  That was about 53 years ago, I think.

    I was gonna give you a buzz tonight, but I just noticed how late it is. 

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    Re: Olympic party
    « Reply #4 on: October 19, 2008, 10:34:44 pm »
    I am up.

    It was not me that passed on Karma to you, instead all the passing forward to others you have done, and continue to do.

    Did I ever mention I give lessons on stuff besides 870 shotguns?
    Oh yeah, NY Strips are another area I can assist folks with.  *yep*




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    Re: Olympic party
    « Reply #5 on: October 20, 2008, 02:57:24 am »
    Man, for a moment I thought that you were going to write that you taught skiing, too. <wink>

    You go, girl.
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