On Jul 18, 2009, at 10:00 PM, Robert Paul wrote:
How did my favorite event, the toss of the 96 lb. Portland Stone go? http://tinyurl.com/mfalg5
While handing out propaganda brochures on behalf of the dancing and presenting the prizes, I missed this important event. I can, however, report that both girls won prizes--J. in what was probably her farewell appearance--and that E. got into the main stage dance off, which the World Champion (from Canada) won. Once again the heavy athletes broke the big caber and had to substitute the 120 lb one. Only two athletes managed to turn this "small" one. The massed bands playing "Green Hills," "Amazing Grace" and "Scotland the Brave," once again brought tears to my eyes. Nothing changes; everything does.
David Ritchie, Portland, Oregon