Small town fire departments

Small town fire departments

The other day, the fire whistle blew.  I went to the window to watch for the fire trucks to go by.   As usual, it reminded me of times long ago.  You see, my dad was a volunteer fireman.  It was his passion.  Many Wednesday nights, you would have found him, at the...
Community involvement – leaving my basement

Community involvement – leaving my basement

When I worked in Pierre, involvement in  the community was the last thing on my mind.  I was too tired and didn’t have time for it.  After all,  most days, I was gone at least 11 hours.   And let’s face it, when I am not at work, I like to stay at home....
Becoming Involved In My Community – Who Am I?

Becoming Involved In My Community – Who Am I?

  Becoming involved in my community, hasn’t been an easy journey.  In life, we each take our own path.   Some people are natural born extroverts, who can jump in and take part in activities.  Well, that was not me.  By nature, I am cautious and unsure.    ...
The giving season

The giving season

As I begin writing this, it’s Giving Tuesday.  I’m not sure when it began, but I know it has just been in the last few years.  What a great idea, to encourage everyone to donate to their favorite charities.  There are many deserving of our funds. This time of year, we...