Monday, April 6, 2009

In Memoriam

We went to a celebration of the life of Barbara Sargent and had a really nice time. It was a wonderful way to remember the life of a town icon, and they did a really nice job of honoring her. I had never met her, though there was ample opportunity because she was so incredibly involved in the community, you could tell that she really loved it here, and the town loved her. What's striking is the amount of time and effort that she poured into her little town. When you really get down to it, for a small town, there is a lot going on here, and it is a fantastic community without being too backwards or even provincial, for that matter. As I say all the time, we really feel lucky to be here.

They had some wonderful performances as all of her friends came out to show their respects. The Hall was packed, standing room only, and I kept thinking what a great idea it was to throw a party to celebrate your memory. My biggest regret that I never got to know her.

They had some food and the kids did a wonderful job as usual being patient and sitting through the festivities, even though they probably didn't have a sense of what was going on. We met some new neighbors but again were really struck by how many people, almost everyone, we didn't know. Just goes to show you, as small as this town is, it's still not that small.

Just a few more reasons to love our town and remind ourselves how good life can really be.

Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to sanja gjenero for the pic

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