I haven't been around the boards the last few days because we'd been very busy organizing a "fairwell party" (charity fundraiser) for my bar. We're having another one next week (not a fundraiser) for all our regular customers.
The fundraiser was a GREAT party set up to honor, my father, the Premier of our Province (like a US governor) (who had been a long time family friend and bar patron), and George Stephenson (who used to entertain in the bar every Friday, at lunch, for the past 20 years). Amazingly we raised well over $30,000 for the women's shelter society... which was TERRIFIC! Here's a pic of today's front page of the Calgary Sun Newpaper about the event.
The BAD thing was, just the night before we learned my father's only remaining brother, in Denver, had passed away They were still very close, so my father's attendance at yesterdays shindig was clouded by his brother's passing. It helped alot that my sister, and all his grandkids, and great grand child came in for the party.
And thankfully the attention he got at the party from all the well wishers, helped ease the pain, and put a sparkle in his eye, at least for a few hours.
Your emotions must be in turmoil with the sale of your business and now your Uncle's passing away. I remember seeing a picture you posted some time ago that was taken of your father and brother at a wedding in the states.
My sincerest condolences to your father and you and your family at this sad time.
Congrats on the success of your fundraiser Kuki, that's quite a welcome donation to the shelter I'm sure! I also saw Ralph in one of your T-shirts on the CTV news last night!
Sorry to hear about your uncle. Please accept our condolences to your dad and all the rest of the family.
Kuki: I'm sure you are going through a very bittersweet time with the closing of the bar/hotel. And now with your Uncle's passing.....I'm so sorry. Please extend our condolenses to your family. Take care.
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My sister went to Denver yesterday, with my father, to attend the funeral. I just got back from picking them up at the airport. Tomorrow it's back to the airport with my sister to send her home to Arizona.
Hopefully she'll get out, as there's a heavy snow fall warning tonight for Calgary... plus we're well below zero temps.
How great that you raised so much money and how horribly sad about your uncle.
Thoughts and prayers to you and you family, Kuki.
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