Sunday, March 30, 2008

Got Ya Covered


You would not generally have high expectations for the food at this sort of event, but were pleasantly surprised. The food was very good, and the parachute canopy gave the dinner a certain ambiance. Somewhat hard to describe, but an ambiance none the less :)

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

bill - just wanted to let you know that i have immensely enjoyed your pictures and commentary - i only just found your blog 2 days ago, but when and looked at every single page of it....i am a resident of delta, but have only just moved here, i think i've been here 7 months, moved here august 2007 with my husband and 2 children. my BIL and SIL are residents here as well, have been for over 10 years....anyway, we (my husband and i) basically fell head over heels in love with this place, and the last 6 months were the happiest my husband had ever been, before he passed away suddenly on 2/29/08....

looking at your pictures gives me a great perspective of our town, and triggers quite a few memories as well (your picture of sonic drive thru actually reduced me to tears - yes, BION, THAT was the picture that reduced me to tears - because of the memories attached to that place)...

you are very gifted, and have a great eye for photography....please continue doing the DDP, i love the pictures and your witty (and very funny) commentary.....

Bill said...

Anonymous,

I was saddened to hear of the loss of your husband so recently, and can understand why his time here was so special. Delta is truly a special place. As you looked over my blog, you may have noticed my post from 10/8/06, which marked the death of my mother. We actually came here specifically to help her and my father in her last months, and ended up staying. The one thing that made it possible was people of this little town. We were completely overwhelmed by their generosity, and that made it possible for us to get through a very difficult situation. We have settled into a fantastic church home, and that same generosity continues to this day. Now we have opportunity to give back.

If you have not plugged into a support group of some sort yet, please drop me an email, we would love to help.

Thanks for your kind words.
Bill

Rambling Round said...

Some great ideas here!

Anonymous said...

bill - thank you for your reply - yes, i did read your entry about your mother passing (i'm so very sorry, truly - my mother passed away 7 years ago, again, quite suddenly, and i fully understand how hard it is to lose your mom) - this place has been amazing....usually, you hear that if you move into a small town, the residents don't want anything to do with you because you're not a "local", meaning born here, your parents were born here, their parents, etc....not so with this town....they have just been so warm and welcoming and wonderful....

we do actually have a church we are going to, it's an unfamiliar church to me as far as their services go (i was brought up in non-denom BA christian churches, and this one is lutheran, quite different) - but the pastor has been just lovely to us, as has the congregation....very welcoming and willing to help with anything....i have found comfort there, even though it's out of my "comfort zone", and it's been helpful....thank you so much for your offer, i very much appreciate it....

keep up the good work....

Bill said...

Anonymous,

Glad to hear you are plugged in! We attend the local AG, and my father attends a Lutheran church in the area as well. Perhaps we will see each other around town some time. I will be the odd ball taking pictures of everything :)