We have been enjoying our beautiful February weather over the past week or so. Mom and Dad say that they have always done a lot of boating in February because the weather always offers up a couple of weeks of beautiful, flat calm days with brilliant sunshine.
This past week has also shown another finest of Unalaska, besides its February weather. It has been an action-packed showcase of the generousity of Unalaskans, from the Channel 8 auction (with their awesome and hilarious soap opera, Dutch Harbor 99692 ), to the Ballyhoo Lions bowling, spilling over to the Museum of the Aleutian’s Chocolate Extravaganza, and ending up on Sunday with the Preschool Ice Cream Social. Where else but Unalaska, could you wear yourself out donating money to great public ideas in action? And having fun doing it?
I also wrapped up my segment for the Unangan Program at the elementary school. My last week with the cutest little first graders you will ever see, was a breeze after my previous week with almost 30 second graders! Not that the second graders weren’t cute…..there were just soooooooooooo many of them. Keeps you on your toes when you are working with hot oil.
Suzi Golodoff now has five weeks with the students, teaching about our Aleutian feathered friends, and, last but not least – in fact, most importantly – Laresa Syverson will give 5 weeks of her afternoons in the pursuit of passing on Unangam tunuu (the Aleut language) to a generation younger than her!