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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Bill Pekarski: Day 382, Living life on my terms

Bill Pekarski:
Day 382, Living life on my terms.

I know that I have missed a few days again, but I have a great excuse; I have been living life!

It is so much more than just the title of my column, it is a realization that I am getting healthy and less things are holding me back. I also decided that I will keep the counter going, even on my off days, as it marks the point in time where I knew that God had decided I have a greater purpose and I had better stick around for a while.

So Beth and I had some pretty outstanding food on Saturday. We started off this afternoon with some pulled pork sandwiches from Tadd Ostroski's Bones 'n Banter food trailer as well as a couple of pork rolls. Let me tell you something, those pork rolls with his dipping sauce are just about a little of heaven.

I also got a peek at Tadd's newest creation--The Heart Attack. It is an overstuffed sandwich with brisket, pulled pork, a kielbasa, cheese, and coleslaw. I didn't have the guts to try it today, but I think I can definitely see one coming in the near future.

Later in the evening, we headed down to the Consistory for the Surf and Turf dinner to support the Coudersport Mason's scholarship fund. We got to see many people from the community and it was nice to hear many compliments about my stories. Beth even wore her "Living life on my terms" t-shirt. I think she is a pretty nice model if I may say so myself.

Also this morning, I got an instant message from Nancy Lent wondering if I wanted any more tomatoes. They had a pretty large yield this year in their garden, but her husband Jack isn't able to eat tomatoes at this time. Since she didn't think they would need them, she contacted me. I gleefully met her downtown and took them off her hands.

Jack and Nancy are some pretty great people. Their youngest son, Toby, was a classmate of mine back in high school. The thing I always remember about Toby is he was always friendly to everyone and always displayed amazing self confidence. Those traits have served him well in life as he is very successful and enjoys a great life out in California. I have to admit, every time I look at his photos that he posts, I am extremely jealous.

A number of years ago, Toby called me out of the blue to see if I was available to DJ a surprise birthday party for his dad. I was more than happy to provide music for the event. It was held at the Potter County Golf Club and let me tell you, it was the best dinner party I have ever attended.

There was so many varieties of wonderful food. I know I stuffed myself that night, There was prime rib, shrimp, a pasta bar, and all other sorts of amazing dishes. He also had coffee mugs made for the occasion. It was my favorite coffee mug and I used it all of the time until it broke in the dishwasher. What I wouldn't give to have another one just like it.

Anyways, now I have another bushel of tomatoes and I am thinking spaghetti sauce. It is going to be a hard winter and the less I have to buy off the shef at the store.

All in all, it was a pretty good Saturday.

Today I am dedicating my progress to Tadd and Ellen Ostroski for their Bones 'n Banter delicacies, to the Masons for a great dinner; and to Nancy, Jack, and Toby Lent for all being great people.


2 comments :

Annie Wolfe said...

Morning,

I just wanted to say that I enjoy reading Bill's column. He is a positive person and I think he's great! Keep up the good work Bill, we need happy news regularly!

Anonymous said...

I Love his column also. Very Enjoyable. Glad your recuperating is coming along Good.