April 09, 2008 What a wonderful weekend! Saturday was a beautiful day for Daisy and me to drive from Frankenmuth to Almont. There are several different ways to travel, my favorite is to Vassar, through Mayville (Lee and Lynda live there), through North Branch and Lake Pleasant Rd. to Dryden on to Almont.
I dropped Daisy off at Paula Alfonsi's Poochie Parlor to play with her friends, stopped to visit with Alan and on to Carol's to get gussied up for the Lapeer County Mounted Posse's Ladies Night at Lenny Miller's. What fun seeing old friends and meeting new. I mentioned that I get lonesome for the smell of a horse and even horse manure. Larry Potter thoughtfully offered to bring a load to me.
The Posse was formed in January of 1957 under the then Sheriff Bill Porter. The Late Ed D'Arcy and Keith McGregor together with Sheriff Porter were instrumental in organizing the Posse. They are no longer connected with the sheriff's department and are called the Lapeer County Mounted Posse.
Sunday I was off to my "Little Church in the Wildwood," the West Berlin United Methodist Church. I was asked to once again play the organ prelude as I did for years. Such a loving group of friends. Then, I was invited to Sam and Ursula Grimes for a most delicious dinner. She is such a wonderful cook and both make one feel right at home in their beautiful country home.
The afternoon was spent laughing and in great conversation. I hope to make it back for the Lapeer County Concert Choir as they present their Spring Concert "Americana" with a patriotic\Americana theme directed by Jerry Pakkala. Such favorites of mine as, "I left My heart in San Francisco," "God Bless America," "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and many others.