This blogs sole purpose has transitioned to one of keeping in touch with each other. Over the years it has been primarily for letting everyone know what is happening and also for promotion to add more folks to our Winter Texan family. The core of things has changed and we must change along with it. We still want to know what is happening with our friends no matter where they may be located. So continue to let us know where you are and what is on your plate.
Mary starts off the Ropa Style show. Every year a group of Park ladies scour the Ropa places for treasures of all kinds and sizes. (Ropa Usada in Spanish means used clothing)When people all over the US donate their unwanted clothing items they can eventually find their way to South Texas. People go through the items and pay by the pound for their treasures. Eventually, these piles of used clothing will be baled up and sent on to overseas locations for more recycling. The style show is a culmanation of many happy hours of hunting for treasure.
Max Pierce shows some of the more unusual finds at Ropa. This jacket is a 7x in perfect shape.
Linda Bleess found some comfie lounging clothes at Ropa.
Kay Stilson showed off some silkie pj's and her slippers when she came on stage but she was too fast for me to catch a photo of the slipper walk. In case you cannot tell, they are Iowa Hawkeye slippers.
Susan Van Houweling is beach ready.
The Choraliers were excellent. It is so apparent when they have practiced. Compare these two pictures- the first looks chaotic and disarrayed and the second one shows it all coming together. I liked these two pictures.
Kay Voss is an expert at finding the good stuff at ropa.
Shirley Benner found these two items at two different ropa's. Perfect match!
Abe Wolfe found a shirt perfect for the golf course.
Roxy Wolfe shows us a colorful vest suitable for Christmas time.
A policeman's jacket found at Ropa!! There oughta be a law against this. Larry pretends to haul Chris off to jail.
Deon tickles the ivories.
Below is a random shot of the audience. May not be important now but in a future slideshow this photo will start a naming game from the viewers.
The things you can find at Ropa are many and varied. Here we have a Walmart greeter vest and a tee shirt from some sports team. People are just not sentimental anymore!
Myron Van Houweling is all set for his sons 50th birthday celebration this month in Iowa.
Remember Red Skelton's character Clem Kadiddlehopper? Well, Chet Johnson does a close impersonation of him in his Ropa finds.
Phyllis Branstetter sings about "Jesse". Pat Kent, Deral Rogers and Don Tank accompany.
Lee Schwenn has two large fish on his back.
Dave Greening, a man who loves all things about fishing.
Darel and Linda Rogers
Abe Wolfe accompanied by Darel Rogers
Elaine Wingert. I told her she was moving so fast she was just a blur. She said she didn't care because she was anxious to get that very warm coat off of her.
Pat L.,Elaine W., Kathryn H., Edna N., and Carmen F.- These ladies modeled the aprons while Irma J. reminded us of how important aprons were to every housewife.