In the morning we rose early to be in Sacramento by 8 a.m.
My DH had volunteered himself to help some of his students with a project they are involved in helping the homeless. I decided to volunteer myself as well.
It was a church group who organized everything and I would not have believed what they did if I had not participated and seen it with my own two eyes.
They (about forty people including kids old enough to be really helpful) unloaded tons of bags of clothing, blankets, toiletries into the middle of a huge room; they then sorted by type/gender/size; and loaded all that into a truck to be taken to another location. They also made fresh sandwiches and loaded bins full of lunch bags each with a big sandwich, an orange, a bag of cookies and a bag of chips and a fruit juice drink and a napkin. Also loaded into the truck.
All this in just under one hour!
Then the group proceeded to a street where they set up tables; laid out the clothing where the homeless people awaited them. People stood in neat long lines and waited patiently to be given their lunches and picked out the clothing/bedding/toys/they wanted/needed. Again in record time. They do this twice a month! Other churches do it the alternate weeks so those in need are fed and clothed regularly.
At least the ones who can get themselves to these places.
I did not take any photos while there. Nor did I draw any picutres.
I drew the picture I put on top here later from memory.
We went on to do some shopping of our own afterwards.
Let me say that what we shopped for after that experience makes me feel just a bit sick to my stomach.
We might be the last or nearly the last of the Great American Society not yet to own a TV larger than
We went looking at LARGE TVs.
Those NEW THINGS that allow you to have your very own Movie Theater in your home!
Think 40"...55"... 60"....65 inches....they even have one that is 70"!
And we want one.
[I feel like I should be ashamed to even write this]
DH visited a music store and I waited in the car and drew this house I saw out the car window.
A kind of Spanish hacienda style I think it is.
And when we came home later I painted it.
Before we came home we stopped in Davis for lunch.
I drew this table of four and two cooks in the background.
And then we really went home...and I painted this one too.