|What better way to start a New Year's Day than by
showing true internal fortitude. As is our traditional event, three
generations this year plunged into the chilly water of the Puget
Sound, reinstating our membership in the "Olalla Polar Bear Club".
Really, starting your year off this way, what could possibly happen
during the year to be worse in comparison?
William and Taba joined
myself as the cannon fired off it's official "BOOM!" at exactly
12:00 noon, January 1st, 2001. The only rules declared for this
event, state you can't wear a wet suit and you have to get totally
Sally braved the weather, though not totally sure of the sanity
of this activity. Someone had to watch the dry towels, changes of
clothes, Kristopher AND be able to operate the camera ... so she
Jonathon joined us later, Daddy holding him above the water, and
he literally got his feet wet, kicking and having a wonderful time.
January 2nd, he wanted to know if we were going "swimming" again. Next year's celebration will see a 4th member in our group!
OTHER JANUARY EVENTS
Taba turned 11 years old!
My cousin, Lynn passed away just weeks after
turning 54. Her brother, Bill
came up for the services. First time we've seen him in years. What a