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The Good. The Random. The Fun.

Hello. I'm participating in a new weekly meme today.

The Good. The Random. The Fun.  It's a Monday meme hosted by Random-osity. You blog about a good, random, and fun thing that happened in the past week. Yes, I know today is Tuesday. What can I say.


My high school graduating class—San Benito High School (aka Hollister High School) Class of 1971—established a scholarship about nine years ago. We have the distinction of being the only alumni class at the local high school to sponsor a scholarship, thanks to Rudy, Debbie, and Debbie who had the vision, heart, and diligence to make it happen. In the last eight years, we've given $14,000 in scholarships to 10 Baler graduates. (Baler, or Haybaler, is the high school mascot.) Whooo-hooo!

On Saturday we held our annual Class of 1971 Scholarship fundraiser in town. It was another successful luncheon, silent auction, and raffle. Each year, we get a bigger turnout with newer faces showing up. It felt great seeing old and new friends. I like to think that everyone had a wonderful time.


The sun's light reflecting on trees as it was saying good-night.


"You have a different idea," said the Mama.

"About what?" I asked.

"My birthday."

This year for the Mama's birthday, the Husband, Molly the Cat, and I decided to give the Mama a present a day. Sometimes the gift is funny (a package of gum), pretty (a bracelet), or useful (boxes of tissue). It may be food, a handcrafted item, a photo, a piece of clothing, and whatever I think floats the Mama's boat.  The Husband and Molly the Cat have given me carte blanche, within reason, to purchase or make the presents.  And, that's a lot of fun for me.

Each morning at breakfast the Mama opens her present, looks at it, and then rewraps it. She says that she will unwrap them again on her actual birthday. I love the Mama.

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  1. How wonderful to be in the alumni class with a scholarship fund!
    Glad you linked up (-:

  2. That is so cool that your graduating class has set up a scholarship fund!

  3. Both the scholarship fund and the present a day are great ideas.

  4. Susie,

    I love the birthday present idea! Hollister High School? Does that mean you still live near your old school? If so, I wonder if you have always lived in the same town.

    1. The Husband and I moved to Hollister 12 years ago. The Mama's health was failing, so we moved down from the San Francisco Bay Area. It was a positive move for her and us. I moved from Hollister when I transferred to a 4-year college in '73. I lived in San Francisco for 23 years, moving over to the East Bay when the Husband and I got together. The first year in Hollister, I didn't realize how much I missed the open sky, the mountains, and the countryside.

  5. Cute idea - the birthday gift. That scholarship is a wonderful thing you all do.

    1. Although she won't say it, I think the Mama likes having a present a day.

  6. A scholarship fund! That is a great gift indeed, what a kind thing for you all to do. :-)

  7. This is a great idea and if you give her some pit, she will plant it and a tree will grow like in fairy tales. I love that she wraps them up again:)

    1. Great idea, Birgit. I should've picked up some peaches at the farmers market today. The Mama used to do that at Christmas when I was a kid. She's so impatient. LOL


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