Sunday, December 7, 2008

It's a small, small world......

Or at least in South Dakota, it seems like a very small world.

We attended an organ concert at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church that was held to commemorate the completion of a restoration project that has been going on for a few years now on the church organ built in 1906. One of the guest organists was a lady who had grown up in the Volin-Irene area and started playing the organ at the Zion Church in that area. I chatted with her and told her my grandparents had attended that church. We had a nice visit and somehow we discovered that we both liked biking. Her and her husband bike together. Someone asked how far they ride and she told us that for their 51st wedding anniversary this year they rode 51 miles. What a neat couple!

Then I was chatting with another gal - and she was talking about the Vangen Church's organ restoration project where she plays the organ. That turned into a conversation about how we each knew Tez - this gal said she use to play ball with Tez. Stupid me, never asked what kind of ball they played together. I guess I'll have to check with Tez......

4 comments:

Tez said...

I didn't know they were restoring the organ at Vangen. I am sure it needs to be done. Vangen chuch is a very neat church but the congregation of course keeps getting smaller so the funds are not all that great for the upkeep or projects. We help out the church whenever we can.

Lynn Gunderson is her name. REALLY neat lady. I think she is a nurse in the ER at Avera Sacred Heart. She has been playing the organ at Vangan for awhile. Always has a smile on her face. We played softball together a lot of years ago in Yankton before I moved to Sioux Falls. She is a lot of fun. Lynn is a person that just LOVES life!

It sure is a small world!

Tez said...

Ooops, Lynn's married name is Balfany (sp?)

Cathy Jo said...

Thanks for the info Tez

Tez said...

You are welcome!