“Big city” shopping

The hour drive each way was actually quite relaxing, and I listened to CD’s that friends had sent. I’m eclectic in my musical tastes and listened to church music, Columbian Cumbias and traditional Hawaiian songs.

Sunday, July 25, 2010Fr. Steve of St. Joseph's Indian School

I like to shop local, but there are always a few things that I can’t get in Chamberlain, South Dakota. Every so often I take a trip to the “Big City” (in this case Mitchell, population 14,000) to stock up on supplies.

This was my first shopping spree since I had the surgery two months ago … so my list had grown. Pushing a shopping cart around the big box stores is not as much fun when your leg hurts, but after a couple of stops I managed to fill the cart with the things I needed.

The hour drive each way was actually quite relaxing, and I listened to CD’s that friends had sent. I’m eclectic in my musical tastes and listened to church music, Columbian Cumbias and traditional Hawaiian songs.

In the evening, Lou – former student and parishioner – dropped by. He heard I was recovering and wanted to see how I was doing. After we chatted a while he said it had been many years since he’d been back, so we took a tour around campus. I learned many things from him, especially how the dorms were set up during the time before we had homes.

Author: St. Joseph's Indian School

At St. Joseph’s Indian School, our privately-funded programs for Lakota (Sioux) children in need have evolved over 89 years of family partnership, experience and education. Because of generous friends who share tax-deductible donations, Native American youth receive a safe, stable home life; individual counseling and guidance; carefully planned curriculum based on Lakota culture and individual student needs and tools to help build confidence, boost self-esteem and improve cultural awareness. All of this helps children to live a bright, productive, possibility-filled future.

3 thoughts on ““Big city” shopping”

  1. Glad your feeling so good. Summer is a good time to recover from a long illness. We are doing fine here. Had a good visit over the weekend with my parents. They are donors for St. Joe’s. we spoke of you and remembered you in our prayers.
    I was with the Hranek family on Sunday afternoon. Had a great visit with them. Their father’s death was not a sorrowful event. He was a good catholic, and knew where he was going. It was time to celebrate the end of his illness and suffering. The brothers spoke of how “tough” a father he was. An ex-marine and all that that meant to them as kids. there are ten brothers, and two sisters. Only 9 of the kids were able to make it home for the funeral. One sister is a nun in Rome, and one brother is deceased, but still a big family.
    I better close this…Take care of yourself and be assured of our prayers!

  2. I enjoy your daily updates so much! One has to go “to the Walmart” (as we say here in NE Tennessee) when you go shopping! It is wonderful to hear that you are doing so well.

    Have you heard the wonderful recordings of John Huling? I especially love The Sleeping Desert CD — very relaxing to help unwind at the end of a busy day!

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