On Friday, I went to the airport to pick up my sister, Beverly, from Oklahoma. Of course that involved greeting several SFL friends in the process. Bev and I had 2 guys buying us beer before we left the airport. We met some of our Canadian friends, helped some onto a shuttle and gave one a ride to the hotel.
|Bev with Ken and Ron from Chicago
Saturday: Beverly and I were invited to dinner at our cousin’s home, Tom and Sharon Zeller, to celebrate Tom’s birthday. Their 2 grown children that live in Rapid City were there, Lysann and Marc. Also, Tom’s brother, Joe and his wife, Gail were there from Miller, SD. Tom and Sharon have built a new home, so this was the “last supper” in their home. We always have lots of laughs with our family.
Then we went back to Paddy O’Neill’s to hear Pete sing again and spend more time with friends.
Sunday: We repacked our bags to head to Deadwood for the week. Tami Petersen picked up Beverly and me in time to help with registration at the Mineral Palace in Deadwood. Bev sells t-shirts, hats, glassware, etc. I helped sell banquet tickets at the registration table. It was actually fun because I was able to say hello to so many people.
That evening, Bev and I had dinner with the Canadians at the Franklin Hotel. They remodeled the old bar in the basement into a very nice restaurant. What was Durty Nelly’s is now Legends. The 5 Canadians were all visually impaired. Kaye Leslie politely got everyone’s attention and announced in a British accent “we will now have the reading of the menu!”, which was my privilege. We were at a round table with a “lazy susan” in the middle. It was handy with sharing bread or handing out drinks. But it was also entertaining if Bev or I forgot to tell someone that we moved it :)