Archive for February, 2008

Our Friends – the Granholms

February 26, 2008

Let me start by saying that Don and Jeanie have been friends of our family for a long time. They have been going through some very rough trials – Don was diagnosed with colon cancer back almost six years ago. The doctors got it under control and they thought it was “licked”. Well last year it came back and attacked much of Don’s important organs. He has been under treatment and while still not in remission, it is being kept from advancing. — That is some of the bad, along with that comes financial challenges. On Sunday a benefit was held for Don and again it is great to see how people come together to help.

Don and some frineds at the benefit

Don and some frineds at the benefit

Don (on ther right above) had about 200 friends show up and the day was a huge success, the food was all donated by a local commercial food supplier and many items were donated for a silent auction that raised a little bit more money for the Granholms.

Don talking and enjoying life

Don talking and enjoying life

For those who don’t know Don, he loves to talk with anyone and when he worked behind the counter at Northwest Radio (now long gone) he had the best people skills of any of the sales staff. I met him there when I was about 16 – I needed to buy electronic parts from Northwest but they only sold wholesale – unless you were a “Radio Experimenter” and many of us “Geeks” before computers were popular repaired TV’s, Radios and just wired things together.

We continue to pray that Don will keep the fighting evil destroyer of our bodies and be able to see many more happy events. To all who participated and those who pray for Don and his wife – thank you. Every time I see community come together in ways like this, I know that God is real and He works through his creation to “do all things.”