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Saturday, October 27, 2012

66th Birthday Celebration

Some of my 4th Day Prayer Group friends accompanied me to the Churchyard Inn in Uniontown yesterday to celebrate my birthday.  Cheryl Waller, the Innkeeper, welcomed us for afternoon tea and told us lots of stories about her Aunt Bernice.  We marveled at her collection of tea pots and china tea cups.   Her lived by her aunt's advice over the years and ultimately fulfilled her dream of owning her own Inn.  Her aunt told her to dream big, right it down, notice the signs along the way, and then have the courage to fulfill your dream when you see it.   Cheryl and her husband have owned the Inn for seven years.

We learned that she used to work in the Aerospace Industry in California, but now uses her talents in various ways in a small town of Uniontown, WA.  
Cheryl recently developed a new business called Grandma Lela's Frozen Oatmeal, which uses a combination of rolled oats and two other kinds of oatmeal grown on the Palouse.

 We enjoyed homemade blackberry and orange-cranberry scones

And Devonshire Cream and Lemon Curd - look at the unique serving dishes for these goodies!
We were a little distracted at times watching the snow!  It seems way to early for snow tires!

While Cheryl prepared our desserts we walked over to St. Boniface Church, the oldest Catholic Church in the Spokane Diocese.  The parishioners lovingly maintain this old church - notice the stained glass and communion railing. Grace, Kathy, Jackie, and I gathered in a circle and prayed for our sisters who are ill, who are traveling, and who are taking care of grandkids today.  We missed them!

I love this statue of St. Theresa, the Little Flower, my patron saint.

Thank you, my wonderful friends for a day of gratitude for the gift of my life!

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