Saturday, November 21, 2009

Lunch with Rudy

We took the car and drove up to Grass Valley yesterday to have lunch with a family friend Rudy Thompson. He grew up in the Toledo Oregon area with Jeanette’s dad, Jim Dye. They were scoutmasters together and after WW II they both lived in Roseburg with their new brides. The couples did things together and remained friends for life. Rudy is the only one left, but he is a very spry 97 years old. Jeanette and I have remained in contact with him, and in fact he has contributed photos and information to Cascade Ramblings for Derrick and Trembley Lakes. When we called to arrange a visit, he insisted on fixing us lunch himself. He provided everything for a Norwegian style lunch of open-faced sandwiches including smoked lox, and pickled herring. He has such a zest for life, and is involved in projects too numerous to attempt to list, but one of his latest is learning Norwegian!

Today we pull up stakes and head for the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton where we will stay through Thanksgiving.

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