Another beautiful day in Fawnskin, California!

Good morning. I had a nice morning walk and visited the little ducklings–only now they are not so little! They have left mom and are swimming around together in groups of two and three. Amazing how fast time goes by–it is already August. Locals are looking forward to football season and starting to think about preparing for winter.

This morning I got an email from Fawnskin resident, photographer Scott. He spends most days above Fawnskin following game trails and animal tracks and shared some great snaps of the local coyotes at the Fawnskin Festival.

Recently he came across an odd wiki-up type structure that is about 1/2 a mile above town. He showed the picture to the Historical Society and Tom Core and said, “Nobody has seen anything quite like it or knows who might have built it. The structure is built with twig’s, old hemp rope, burlap sacks cut in half and bark pilled over it.”

Does any one know the history about it? If so, comment below.

Scott also says that if you have a pet that gets lost in the woods that he might have better chance of finding them than anyone else and is always willing to help. I’ll check with him about posting his number or email me if you need the help.

I am wondering if a displaced person constructed it. Which brings up the fact that I just heard that Sister Annette has been working on a project soon to launch at St. Josephs Church. Did you know that there are an estimated two hundred homeless people here in the Big Bear Valley? I hope to chat with Sister Annette to find out what else we can do to help those families and individuals.

Sometimes I get irritated when people tell me how broke they are when they really are not. I remember a time when I thought my life was tough—-but by the grace of God I wasn’t living on the streets or in my car. My friends put me up, made sure I had food, and I rolled my last pennies to keep my phone on. It was really disheartening on many levels. It has been a long hard climb from there and that visceral knowledge of the process isn’t something I want to revisit. I hate to imagine how excruciating it is for those families and individuals here with winter approaching.

Anyway, I’ll keep you posted on what I discover from Sister Annette.

Also, a few of us have been kicking around the idea of video taping the town and submitting that to the television show, Extreme Makeover. Our firehouse lacks the revenue to upgrade and is in dire need of repair. There are several businesses in historic buildings that could use repair, too. Anyway, I chatted with mayor Lori about it yesterday and am going to get the requirements and info to submit to other town folk. Let me know if you are interested in being involved in the project.

Okay, I gotta go and get on with my day but don’t forget to comment below!

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