Northwest Auto Body
1305 Michigan St.
Charlie sits in front of Union Bank, a short block from the theater. No one
went over to visit with her after the film as it was dark and cold out there.
John Pugh once again volunteered to tow Charlie a few blocks to the VFW hall where she spent the night at the edge of the VFW parking lot.. John had trouble seeing where he was going, and we have decided that from now on we will avoid night towing if at all possible. We very nearly bought the neighbor's fence putting the helicopter into this third position.
Sunday we had an ALL-Veterans pot luck at the VFW hall. Food, as always with pot lucks, was excellent and varied, and we had the pleasure of hearing youngsters read their winning essays from the VFW "Patriot's Pen" writing contest. Remarkably, most of the winners were home schooled.
Right after the pot luck dinner, (and before it got dark) Sunday pm, Russ Fankell became the Charlie tow truck. He pulled the helicopter a few blocks down Division Street to the parking lot at the Sandpoint High School for Monday's event. Every year this school has the entire student body attend an assembly to honor veterans. At 0900 Monday morning a bunch of veterans came to the school library where they were given coffee, tea and cookies, and then escorted into the gym by some of the most absolutely cute, most charming, erudite and well spoken young women in the country. It was a great pleasure to speak with them and be escorted into the gym by these beauties.
Lori and Molly, two Sandpoint H.S. cuties!
As you can plainly see, it snowed a bit overnight.
Monday after school, Russ Fankell once again towed Charlie back to her nest on GN road.
Thank you John Pugh and Russ Fankell for your towing services, the use of your trucks and the generosity of you time for helping Charlie make these events.
A few months ago I had approached the police chief and asked him if we needed to notify the police of this kind of activity, or if we should have any special permits or any other beaurocratic bother. At the time Chief Lockwood said, "No, just do it." Chief Lockwood has since retired and we got a new chief of police, so I once again went to the new chief with the same question. Same answer, "Just do it."
Thank you Sandpoint.