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Life, as I see it: Perfect day

It’s the simple things that are often the best things.

Yesterday was one of those perfect fall days in the Badlands. The kids (big and small) and I ventured out to Badlands Bible Camp for the Fall Festival.

It was a day filled with pumpkin carving, crafts, games, face painting, and hayrides. Simple fun; not a video game in sight. 

By day’s end we all agreed we’d like to do it again next year.

It was great to be back at the Camp. Tom and I had our wedding there a little over two years ago. My kids have camper memories there as well. Someday, the grandkids can go to summer Bible Camp there as well. It’s a beautiful place nestled in the grandeur of the Badlands. It’s touched by God’s paintbrush and just couldn’t be more perfect.

The battle of winterizing the pool continues. We thought we had it, but our efforts were not working so well yesterday morning when the cover had blown off. We’ll try again when we get a non-windy day. In North Dakota, it’s debatable when that might happen.

We have outside power outlets now though. Yesterday, Eugene from Eugene Electric got the job done quickly and beautifully. We’re lucky to have this young man in town. He does a great job.

Although I once lived in Beach for 30 plus years before moving here again, I had forgotten about how life is here. We are reminded daily of the blessings of caring for your neighbors, looking out for one another, and sharing.

Our neighbor Shirley has a great garden. Every now and again, she stops by with a sack full of fresh vegetables. There’s just nothing better than garden-fresh veggies. We appreciate her kindness.

Bottom line is that it is good to live in a small town surrounded by good people. The rural life isn’t best for everyone, but it is for us.

Life is good today.

— Contact Kathy at kcraigo66@hotmail.com or PO Box 838, Beach, ND 58621.

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