We had a very nice drop in visitation at Frances and Al’s yesterday from 2-6. Two of Bob’s cyber friends came, one from W-S and other a five hour drive from Knoxville, TN. A total of 19 people showed up during the afternoon. I had to bounce around talking to folks but everyone who came stayed for several hours and visited among themselves.
I drove back up to Sparta this morning. As many of you know Bob was a big time preparedness advocate. We moved it all up here from Winston then Bob bought more. Some of the canned goods are reaching the three year old mark, which are still good and would be for several more years. I know Bob prepared not only for us but to take care of friends and relatives. The dry goods we repackaged I can use but all those the canned goods was so much more than I can see keeping even for an emergency as they continue to age. I kept the canned foods I would use as well as the LDS dry goods like flour, sugar, rice, etc.. The rest Al and I hauled two loads off to the local food bank today. I will do some restocking in case of emergencies but buy more of the things I will eat and use. As I see it, in case of an emergency of that type, the food bank would need to feed people as well. There are a lot of people in this county that need food assistance. We have one more load to haul off next week. I donated the food in Bob’s honor.