Friday, November 20, 2015

Friends, Early Thanksgiving Dinner and a Project

We were delighted to have two couples of RV friends arrive yesterday and park near us at the Davis-Monthan AFB FamCamp. All six of us enjoyed dinner at Mama Luisa’s Italian Restaurant and continued with conversation for a couple of hours. Below, L-R: Sandy Kruty, Don, Ed Kruty, Lynn Waite, Mickey Waite, me.


Today, with Sandy and Ed departing for their winter home in the Escapees North Ranch Rainbow Park near Congress, AZ, and Mickey a bit under the weather, Don and I attended an early Thanksgiving dinner in the FamCamp. Don cooked a big pot of green beans flavored with bacon and onions. We thought they were yummy, and evidently others did too, because when we left the pot was empty. Turkey and ham were provided, and attendees brought a dish to share. The weather was perfect, sunny and about 70 degrees. And there was a good turnout.


Picnic tables were set with decorations, both under the shade and beyond in the sunshine.


We were encouraged to write something we are thankful for on a leaf and pin it on a tree. Don and I both mentioned Health.


Lora Cowan, FamCamp manager, made announcements. She and her staff and volunteer hosts have made a huge difference in the way the place is run this year. I tell her and everyone I encounter how well they’re doing every time I see them.



Don and I enjoyed meeting and chatting with Bob and Barbara, seated next to us. The guys were a lot more interested in the announcements than they look!


All the food was delicious and we had to take a nap later to recover!

A few days ago I finally tackled a project I’ve been planning for a long time. The small lamp we bought in Newfoundland last year for our dash was having a shade problem. The supporting plastic was cracking and breaking, and the blue fabric was starting was also tearing off.


I carefully took off the fabric and plastic and ended up with a rack and a hoop which I cleaned to get the adhesive off.




After cleaning them up, I started crocheting a cover, using a skein of yarn I bought early this summer and a pattern I found online that I could adapt. A couple of hours later, voila’ – a new lampshade!



  1. What a great idea! Lynn Cross

  2. Happy Thanksgiving. We are sure you are counting your blessings as you celebrate with friends, as we are. Great make-over for that lamp.


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