Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Saturday we had the last CCF meeting of the year. This one is different. Instead of camping somewhere in Indiana for four days, we meet in a sort of central location (Marion, this year) and have a pitch-in dinner, or pot-luck if you are from those parts. The food is always fantastic, for everyone brings her, or his, best.

After we eat, there is an auction, for we have all brought a bunch of white elephants which are sold to raise funds for the activities of the group. I have been to four or five of these now, and it seems to me that some have a collection of items which they buy and resell the next year, rotating these around from home to home. But it is for a good cause. And a good time, as the saying goes, is had by all.

My best purchase was a baggie containing six chunks of homemade peanut butter fudge. I did a stint at "crying the sale" and a pretty poor job of it I did, too, notwithstanding my enthusiasm and strong-arm sales tactics. Oh, it must be that I was stuck with trying to sell the least desirable items!

The best part is visiting with friends, some of whom we saw a month ago at a camp-out, and some of whom we haven't seen in a good while. Most we will not see again until April, or even May if we don't get back from Texas in time for the April outing.


John Cowart said...

Hi Vanilla,

Know what my wife says when I buy something at one of those sales--as I pay for my purchase, she says, "One man's trash is another man's trash".


vanilla said...

John, what a wise woman. She surely got that right.

Vee said...

I like getting consumables at those things. We have no room for white elephant storage anymore so I store on the hips.

Andrea said...

Sounds like fun!


Lin said...

Did anyone bring any old band trophies?? Hahaha!

Looks like a good group and lots of fun, Vanilla. Let me know if you need me to stop at the Goodwill to find some treasures for ya!

vanilla said...

Vee, ...and thus I bought fudge!

Andrea, yes, we are old, but we still enjoy life! Blessings to you, too.

Lin, didn't see any trophies. Appreciate the offer, but I believe we have enough "junk" here to last, well, forever.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Those kinds of events can be a lot of fun!

vanilla said...

Shark, we certainly enjoyed the day!