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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Yosemite Flute Festival- Sept. 24-26

It is that time of year again.. Native American Flute Festival, aka Yosemite Flute Festival is coming to Oakhurst September 24-26. Linda and Rick are our wonderful organizers. I have never heard such beautiful music before, and the variety of flutes, wonderful booths, and friendly people.

I had my notes all ready, but can not seem to find them, to tell you all about the drums that Rick makes.. Come early or they will be sold out. Besides organizing this great Festival, Linda crochets all the purses, and flute carriers. If you want to find out more go to their web site, or to buy tickets contact Rick/ Linda Dunlap, 559-641-5980, or just come and buy the tickets on Fri. If they are not all sold out.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Aging in Place - Jamie

This week at our P.E.O. Meeting, Jamie Blair, one of our members gave a wonderful talk on "Aging in Place'. Something Ralph and I had given some thought to 10 years ago, when we moved to and built our home in Coarsegold.. Just did not know that there was a title to what we were doing.

For instance, when you sought out a place to live in later in life, did you give some consideration to: Natural , and Social environment. Yes, we all look for a wonderful house to live in, a great view, but consideration of a simple thing like stairs for our later years..

Most of us here, did think about the weather, snow, rain, heat.. but no place is perfect, and then how close do you want to be to your family, kids, grand kids etc.. So this is how the general discussion went with Jamie. She told us all about the studies she made of families that have lived in this area for over 30 years.. It was fascinating. Thank you Jamie.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Bear in the Woods

We had a delightful family visit us for a few days.. They went off to visit Yosemite, and had a wonderful time.. Before they left I suggested that they make sure they did not have any food in their car.. Because the bears just love tearing cars apart for the treats left behind, even in a cooler. "Are there really Bears?".... This is the photo they sent me after returning home.. Thankfully, the Bear is walking away, and they did not have any car damage. Come visit and enjoy it is a wonderful experience sharing with nature.. just don't leave any food in your vehicle.
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