Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veterans Day.

Good morning, it is Tuesday.

Happy Veterans Day! Thanks for your service veterans. Here are a few pictures of veterans in our family:
Robert Sandler (my grandpa)
John Ostergard (Maren's dad)
William Fryer (Maren's grandpa)
Chuck Wadey (Amber's husband)
Eric Slane (my brother)

Last night our family served at H.O.M.E. through our church. This is our fifth year. In years past we have helped serve the food. This year the food was cooked by Carol! Stef made the dessert! It really is amazing, the gentleman who said the prayer was one of the homeless men there, he prayed for the people who have less than him. Believe it or not I didn't take a single picture. But here is the post from the first time we helped several years ago:

Good morning, it is Thursday.

Last night our family volunteered at the H.O.M.E. Project through our church, but at a different church. This is a program that is designed to feed and help homeless men. Our job was to serve dinner, prepare lunch for the next day, then clean up. I was about an hour gig. We had talked about it last year, but never actually did it...this year we signed up. Preston was a bit bummed at first because it meant skipping soccer, but once we got working and helping, we were all glad to be there. Hansen, Lillie and Maren stuffed cookies and deserts while Preston and I made sandwiches. Afterwards we were the buffet line serving a great dinner. I cut and served turkey, Lillie and Maren served mashed potatoes and stuffing, Hansen served desserts, and Preston was the drink guy. There were probably 25 guys being served. We left feeling like we had done some good in the world, and while we don't always feel like we have very much, we actually have tons to be thankful for. Here are a couple of pics:

I didn't take but a couple of pictures as we were working the whole time and I had slimy gloves on the whole time as I was cutting and serving turkey.
This is Hansen working away!

Preston will be volunteering with his youth group on Friday...he will not only be the expert, he will be cooking brownies!

See you tomorrow.

3 comments:

Ellen said...

Nice Veteran's Day post. Your other grandfather, Robert M. Slane, also served - he was a lieutenant in the Navy in World War II in the Mediterranean.

Julian Slane said...

Thanks mom. You guys don't happen to have a photo around? If so, I will add it to the post. The only picture of him that I have is from when he was golfing as a teenager.

Bernice said...

As always, you had really nice Veterans' Day Post. Thank you for remembering all of the veterans in your family. It was one of your grandpa's favorite holidays - very meaningful for him.