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Playing in a coaches league. Soccer in early Spring,
At Marymoor Park, it was a Male thing.
I had just received a pass from my mate,
When a player, from the other team
Hit me from behind, as I was kicking the ball.
My foot hit the ground, with a sizeable force.
I heard a SNAP, my ankle of course.
I limped to the side, swearing in vain
For I started to fell this terrible pain.
I sat down next to some friends
And took off my shoe on the injured leg.
Taking my foot out of the shoe
And watched as my foot swelled to almost
Double it's size. I was helped to my car,
Across a very wide ditch and drove
To our home, thankful for automatic.
I pulled into the driveway, which was on a slope,
Honked the horn, looking for help.
My wife came out and rescued me.
Going across the street to see
Our neighbor who was an Orthopedic, M. D.
He drove me down to his office
In Redmond, where he put on
A soft cast, up to my knee
To make sure I had circulation.
I went to the store and got me some crutches
And would meet the Dr. the next day.
He put me in a cast above my knee.
The pain, I recall was like stabs of
Fire, especially when I dropped my
Foot from my desk drawer, where it rested.
A short story but there is more to tell
About driving to Lincoln City, for vacation.

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PIGOUT Potluck! (Mount Vernon, WA)

Posted by Kudos Community (264) Posted on 06/30/2019 at 07:31AM Community Event Food Lifestyle Music Neighborhood Other Wine See more by Kudos Community (264)

Come join the community at Farmstrong Brewing Company as you enjoy swine-based culinary creations! 

This is a non-ticketed potluck style event and is open to the public. The first 200 to arrive will get a ballot to vote for their favorite dish!

Food will be ready from 2:00 - 5:00 pm.

This event is FREE and kid friendly!

Enjoy LIVE music from the Pilchuck Boyz and enjoy some beverages in the beer garden.

To participate click HERE!

A note for food vendors participating: All dishes must be pork based (any form: bacon, pulled pork, ribs...) you must bring at least 10 lbs to share. Check in day of at 1:30 pm.

Chafing dishes, sterno heaters, and serving utensils will be provided. Food must be transferable to chafing dishes and ready to serve.

When: Saturday, July 13th, 2019.

Address: 110 Stewart Rd, Mt Vernon, WA 98273

Phone: 360-873-8852 

This event will bring together a memory and experience you all can share for years to come!

Dads grab your daughters and mothers grab your sons! Head to the ball on Friday, July 19th, 2019 at 7:00 pm! 

All ages are welcome at this awesome event. You are all encouraged to dress up, enjoy the music and DANCE the night away!

Phone: 360-675-7111
Email: ohelkssmcommittee@gmail.com

Address: 155 NE Ernst St, Oak Harbor, Washington 98277

The enduring heart, is my love for you,
No matter what you say or do.
Our daily talks are hard for me.
I can't imagine what they do to thee.
This dread disease is a terrible affliction,
That affects your own good diction.
There is no patience on your part,
So I must do all I can
And do it now, not in ten,
To help you through these sad days
And bring a peace to your mind.
This I do for you, in kind.

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Loy • 06/30/2019 at 10:30AM • Like 1

Sweet poem - it must be very difficult and trying. Even though she doesn't know it or show it, she's lucky to have you....

A little lizard lived in the sand
Under a rock, in an arid land.
Hiding in the coolness, his hiding site,
Waiting for the darkness, comes the night.
Scurry, scurry, then stop and stare,
Making sure no snake is there.
Find some insects or other food,
Then hurry back to where he stood.
Crawl under the rock, to sleep away
And be ready for a new day.

I'm in the mud up to my knees.
I know that my Mom would not be pleased.
Wiggling my legs, feeling the sea breeze,
I slip out of my boots
As easy as you please,
I now feel mud, between my toes.
The smell of the mud, so not like a Rose,
But more like today, the smell of decay.
I pull up each boot out of the mud,
One at a time and wipe off my feet,
Freeing them of grime. I'll have to
Go clamming again;
Some other time.

Somewhere, in the darkest night,
While other children, are sleeping tight,
Children are locked in a squalid cell.
Unsanitary, abusive place of hell.
Treat the children as your own.
Provide them care, food and sanitation.
Demonstrate how great our Nation
really is. Not this treatment,
For it's not what we do with those
Children who wear unwashed clothes.
Fix this problem or you will see,
Your name forever etched in history.

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Paint & Sip! (Oak Harbor, WA)

Posted by Kudos Community (264) Posted on 06/29/2019 at 07:52AM Art Community Event Food Lifestyle Neighborhood Other Wine See more by Kudos Community (264)

 Come out of your creativity shell by painting a tremendous little sea turtle!

Canvases are pre-traced and guided so the you do not have to know how to paint or have experience! All supplies will be provided for you!

This is fun art, not fine art. Come socialize, sip and paint! Food is welcomed in or available for local purchase. Drinks will also be available for purchase! This event is great for a date night or a night out with friends! Don't miss it!

When: Monday, July 22nd, 2019 at 6:00 pm!

Address: 1341 SW Barlow St, Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Phone: 360-682-5011

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Rockabilly Motorcycle & Car Show (Oak Harbor, WA)

Posted by Kudos Community (264) Posted on 06/29/2019 at 07:12AM Community Event Lifestyle Neighborhood Other See more by Kudos Community (264)

Get your pin-up outfits on and your beautiful rides ready for a day of fun! The annual Rockabilly Car & Motorcycle show is back for another year of fun! Stroll through and enjoy some awesome custom motorcycles and cars! This is a family friendly event - so come by and check it out! 

When: Saturday, July 27th, 2019 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Address: 1640 NE Goldie St, Oak Harbor, Washington 98277

Phone: 360-679-3100

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