Sunday, April 07, 2013

Your Sunday Event and Poem

SLO-4-PUPs, the volunteer group (of which I am a part) held its annual  fund-raising garage sale.  All proceeds go to maintain and run the county’s first (and finest!) off-leash dog park at El Chorro Regional Park (off Hwy 1 across from Cuesta College.)

The sale was part of the city-wide Garage Sale Day.  This year, the city is trying for a Guinness record: Largest number of garage sales in a town in a day.

Prior to the big day, many items were donated, and days were spent sorting and tagging.

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Sale day, boxes and boxes were toted out to the street, piled on tables, all ready for the crowds.

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Which started coming in a steady stream all day.

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During which, a birthday was celebrated with a gorgeous fruit tart from The French Bakery in Morro Bay. 

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All in all, a fun, big sale day, which continues this morning, and should net a tidy sum to help keep El Chorro Dog Park running for another year.  A good portion of the left-over items will be boxed up and picked up by an equestrian rescue group and will be used as the basis for their own garage sale fund-raiser, so everything will do double duty to two volunteer groups.

So, many thanks for everyone involved in the Dog Park sale.  I don’t know, at this point, whether Morro Bay’s Guinness record challenge will be successful.  Considering the number of cars flooding the town, it’s entirely possible.

And now, your Sunday Poem

This by Tukaram, at 17th century Indian saint, from  "Love Poems from God," edited by Daniel Ladinsky.

                First He Looked Confused

I could not lie anymore so I started to call my dog "God."
                       First he looked

     then he started smiling, then he even

           I kept at it:  now he doesn't even

                 I am wondering if this
                   might work on


1 comment:

Sewertoons AKA Lynette Tornatzky said...

This might be the best poem ever no matter what your religious affiliation!