October 6th and 7th Gently Used Children’s Clothes and Equipment Sale for Charity

Most clothing items are 25 to 50 cents.  Swings, Strollers, bassinets, bouncers, crib and crib mattresses and other big ticket items are $5-20.  Tables organized by clothing size and gender for you to shop!

Come support Casa de la Esperanza and get steal deals for your children’s needs.

Arvada Christian Church, 8010 W.62nd Ave.  Arvada, CO (East of Carr and west of Olde Wadsworth on south side of 62nd Ave. – stair access only.  No play room available.)

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This Week’s Extreme Dog Treats!

Hi!  Roscoe, Monty and Henry here with a guest blog post, this week’s extreme dog treats.

Pork skin rolls, freshly ground grass fed beef bone and marrow, Begging Brews  gourmet spent beer grain dog treats.

The beef bone and marrow is from Western Daughters Butcher Shop.   This shop provides local beef, pork, and poultry. All suppliers raise their animals in humane and healthy conditions.  All parts of the animals are available and used in products with little or no waste.  (Mom said she get us some chicken feet soon.)

The Begging Brews dog treats?  They are from

Some Place Else Brewery

A dog friendly brew pub.

A portion of all proceeds from the sale of these treats go to the Pink Boot Society, supporting women in the brew craft industry!

 

Henry, Roscoe and Monty

Dog friendly brewery with dog treats?  See you soon!

World Wide Knit In Public Day!

Guess what I did today?

Joined some interesting people to sit and knit in public in Olde Town Arvada square.  Sitting in the shade of huge trees and the light breeze made it very pleasant.

 

Made some great new friends who pick a different charity to knit for every few months.

and this guy?

getting ready for Beatles Night.   Several bands will be playing Beatles music in the square.  Free family fun.  He was painting the circles for a game called Twister from that era.  Green, orange and blue dots to follow.  This guy was thin and wirey, he’s going to be great at the game!

 

 

Thanks Zeb, picked up some great books!

Thank you to Zeb who is an unlikely friend of Roscoe, Monty and Henry over at Colorado Traveling Ducks blog.  

Unlikely because Zeb is a duck!

Zeb told me about a cool book sale by the Jefferson County Library this weekend.   On the last day of the sale, today, it was six dollars for a big bag of books.

Some of the money they earn is used for children’s literacy. I believe children need books for their imaginations and confidence to grow.

Here are some books I picked up today and will donate to a local community free shop.  Yay books for children!

I also love to rescue cook books and donate them to the neighborhood little free library.  I love to read the recipes before I donate the books. I never seem to cook anything out of the books but this one has recipes for pets and humans:

For sure I’m gonna make the deviled eggs that is suitable for dogs and their humans.

This  International recipe  book has a recipe for sesame crusted salmon with orange miso sauce. Yikes!  And a Mojito where I can use those mint leaves growing in my yard.   Or the soy ginger beef and noodle salad with peanut dressing? How does that sound for a yummy refreshing summer dinner?  And a simple dessert, balsamic strawberries with whipped Mascarpone cheese.  Ha I don’t know what Mascarpone cheese is, I guess I’m saved from that recipe!

OK I guess I’m gonna have to brain storm with my friend Jane, who doesn’t even wilt at the thought of cooking for over 100 people.   Once she sees the salmon recipe I’ll have her hooked.   She will instantly radically change the recipes, making them her own with only a hint of the original recipe ( and better than the original recipe ).  Plus she will include handy tips.  And I’ll be able to share Jane’s recipes without breaking any copy right rules!

Hey Zeb the duck, thank you again!

 

Memorial Day 2017 Colorado Thank You to Our Military

 

You are likely to find me in one of two places on Memorial Day.   Either way I will be honoring my father and his service to his country in the United States Military during World War II.

Sam Y. Matsumoto

In odd number years you will find me at the Nisei War Memorial at Fairmont Cemetery in Denver, Colorado singing with the choir for the annual Memorial Day service.

 

The Memorial is engraved with the names of Japanese American Nisei veterans from the Rocky Mountain region who served in the United States Armed Forces and who are now at rest.

In even number years you will find me at the Bolder Boulder, an annual Memorial Day 10K  honoring United States military.   This is a run, jog or walk race.

About 50,000 people participate every year.

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The race finishes in Folsum Field in Boulder, Colorado. As you complete the race you enter the stadium where those who completed the race before you and other supporters cheer you over the finish line!

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Many participants wear a bib on their back with the name of the person they want to honor.

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Next year is the 40th anniversary.  Yes, I have been running since the beginning but those 40 year old race t-shirts are long gone.

I am grateful for my country and the freedoms granted to its citizens which are protected by brave men and women like my dad.

Little Free Library

 

Who did I happen to see this last week at the Little Free Library at the end of the parking lot?

An elderly man  neighborhood who walks over to get his books.  He told me he never went to the regular library any more.

Someone walking their dog, there are dog treats in our little free library.

And our mail delivery person!

All the cookbooks and I’ve put in there now gone. I’m going to add this one today.

This is a rescue cookbook from the thrift store. I never cook anything out of these books I just sit and read them over and over, they are like good friends.

Need to introduce my friends to others right?