Friday, February 19, 2010
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Last Saturday, Larry and I attended a fund raiser for the small Catholic School where I taught for 6 1/2 years and was principal for the last 3 1/2 years. It was an annual Mardi Gras dinner and dance which was started 11 years ago. The evening starts with appetizers from 6 to 7 and a dinner and dance from 7 to 11. The highlight of the evening (and the money maker) is a grand silent auction. Each year it gets bigger and better.
This year I won the following item from the silent auction.
This item was made by our parish priest. He is an accomplished welder.
Last year he made a beautiful sculpture that was about three times the size as the one I won this year but was made out of the same material. I called it the Risen Christ because it looked like a man was rising from the center of a flower. I would have bid on it but the starting bid was $300 by a lady that was not attending the fund raiser. I think I was the only person attending the event that liked the sculpture. It was was too contemporary, I guess.
But, I like things that are unusual and one of a kind. And the sculptures he makes are both.
Take Care and God Bless!