How pleasant to be able to drive only a few miles across town and spend time with the Grand Forks Red River Lions at their Christmas party. Everyone was dressed up and in wonderful spirits. Over the years I’ve visited this group so many times that I feel it’s my Lions home away from home. It’s always special to be greeted by PDGs Duane Preabt and Al Kahlbaugh.
With maestra Donna Iszler at the keyboard we sang numerous holiday carols. Of course, there were Lion favorite’s too. The club is developing a tradition of singing “Don’t You Hear Those Lions Roar” punctuated by Lion Grant’s (Kahlbaugh) loud and realistic roar.
After a great dinner each person shared their favorite holiday memory and the group enjoyed a rousing gift exchange with multiple “steals” and good-natured banter. Santa (?) gave me a unique switch-blade mustache comb. Hmm, perhaps perfect for re-gifting to my brother. Our thanks also for my speaker’s gift and Brenda’s 2011 Lions Christmas tree ornament (which she has oohed and ahhed about to me more than once).
The evening was an enjoyable relaxing time; it went too fast.
Mileage for the visit: 0
Mileage for the week: 0
Mileage for the month: 262
Mileage for the year: 6,668