Hello everyone. I was hoping to upload a lot of videos, but I think pictures will have to do for now. We had a day at the pool where we were given Alaska Marine safety training. We wore "Gumby" suits and practiced swimming as a group. The suits are actually the color of Pokey, I was hoping they were going to be green. I really liked Gumby when I was a kid.The day after swimming we went out to a Ropes Course center. The Ropes Course is primarily used for people who are battling addictions and have to learn how to face obstacles and learn to trust others. I'm not battling any addictions and I might be too trusting, so I had no fear.
The Ropes Course was on Saturday, the next day was Easter! I went to the Sitka Lutheran Church again. This time I took pictures of the organ. Last week I was invited to eat waffles at some nice folks' home. After eating waffles with Alaskan huckleberries and blueberries, we went to the Blessing of the Fleet. I was going to make a post showing the Blessing of the Fleet, but I will have to wait till I can upload some videos in a more timely fashion. Anyway, where was I? Oh yes, I talked with my new friend, Shirley, and the Pastor and they were saying they will most likely need an organist starting sometime in the summer. They offered me to try out the organ and I did. It is very nice! Quite simple, too. It's not nearly as fancy as my Grandma's organ.The name of it is the Kessler Organ and it was the first pipe organ on the west coast of North America. The organ was manufactured in 1844 in Estonia. When it was shipped to Sitka in 1846, it served the Finnish-Lutheran congregation established in 1840 "on this site."