This painting, donated by Irma Hardin, will be awarded at our May Raffle. Tickets may be purchased at the Library or our general meetings for $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 from now until then.
The Way I Heard It
A young man was researching his family tree. He remembered a story he’d heard as a child about his great- great grandparents. He had been told that they had traveled West looking for new land. On the way they became ill and died. They were buried in the desert. The couple had two children. One of the other couples took the children to raise.
The young man spent his vacation time driving from town to town in the western states looking for the two graves. On about the third trip, he stopped at a garage in a little town in New Mexico to have his car serviced. He told the owner the story of his quest. One of the other men working there said as a youth on an outing with a church group, he saw two graves with wooden crosses. He gave the young man directions to the ranch where he thought the graves were.
The man went to talk to the owner of the ranch. He was quite elderly. The rancher admitted there were two graves on his property. He loaned him a horse and told him where to look for the graves. After finding the graves, he returned to the ranch and talked some more with the elderly rancher.
The rancher told him that his great grandfather had decided to stop here and build a ranch. The member of the party who took the children decided to go back East. The rancher's grandfather was a brother to the man in the grave and the woman who took the children to raise was a sister to the woman in the grave.
The elderly rancher took him to the barn and showed him a piece of wood from the broken cross and by matching stories handed down from family members, confrmed that the two graves were those of the young man’s great-great grandparents and the elderly rancher was his great-great uncle.
Congratulations to our Quilt winner Cindy Krause!
Aluminum Can Recycling Fundraiser
Please crush/smash your aluminum cans if at all possible. If you're not sure if a can is aluminum, grab a small magnet. If it sticks to the can, IT'S NOT ALUMINUM. "Ensure" cans are not made up entirely of aluminum Please place in a separate bag. WVGS cannot recycle tin food cans. Bring cans to membership meeting or library.
Comfort Inn & Suites, Surprise, AZ
Our members or guests get 15% off their hotel rooms when calling the hotel direct and mentioning WVGS. We get 5% back as fundraiser.
Fry's Community Rewards Program
Access Fry's website at www.fryscommunityrewards.com & follow their instruction for enrolling your Fry's V.I.P. card in the rewards program using this # 80153. If you have any questions or problems please call Sharon Brown @ 602-301-8953.
Use instead of Google and we receive 1 cent for everytime our members use it. Be sure to enter WVGS in lower box so we receive credit.
Office Max and Staples
WVGS gets a percentage of what our members buy if they use the following numbers: Office Max #012748337, Staples #04050-4355-5, or use WVGS phone number 623-933-4945.
We also collect used printer/copier cartridges in box in the library.