A "Boot Sale" isn't just for boots.

Some of you may have seen the little handouts around the village about the new community event: a Boot Sale.

Boot sales are something of a British phenomenon - it's where a bunch of people go to a predetermined place, park their vehicles in a circle with the boots (that's "trunks" to us Canadians) facing in. Then they open their boots to show items they have for sale. Sometimes someone will set up their stuff on a table, but often, it's just arranged in the boot.
All kinds of stuff gets sold at a boot sale. Electronics sales are popular in the U.K., but household items, antiques, crafts, and pretty much anything else can be found at a boot sale.

Now when Marlene, who is one of the organizers, heard about boot sales from her British son-in-law, she thought it was a pretty neat idea, and the Reinland Boot Sale concept was born. Here are the particulars:
Reinland Boot Sale
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Reinland Community Centre

Refreshments will be available, and we're hoping for all kinds of different items. Remember, you'll only be able to bring as much as you can fit in your boot, so ideally, you want smaller, more valuable items. I've heard that there are people who will be bringing handmade chain maille jewelry and at least one bringing wood turning crafts. I know I'm really looking forward to seeing what people are going to offer for sale.

If you're interested or need more information, please call Marlene at 325-4495 or Marilyn at 325-5592.

How do you lose a hood?

I was driving into Reinland the other day when I spotted a strange sight. Someone lost the hood of their truck. Well I assume it was a truck, looked like a nice dark blue truck. Probably a few years old.

The hood was leaning up against the sign for the village and it looked like it was in good shape too.

At first I thought, "someone was using it as a sled and lost it" but it didn't look scratched up or really even dented. Now it didn't look like it was in that great a shape, after all the car or truck that it was supposed to be attached to seemed to be missing. You would think that someone would notice if their hood was missing and try to duct tape it back on, or maybe some bungee cords to hold it down. Sadly though the hood was left at the side of the road, lonely and missing its home.

I didn't have my camera with me, so I came back later and took a picture. It was getting late, so it's partly lit by the headlights.

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Hey, there is more info...
turns out someone removed the hood from the sign, so it may have found its way home.

Jehaun vell frieen

Community Centre at Reinland presents!
Low-German Drama

Jehaun vell frieen

and other entertainment

When: March 18, 19, 20 7:30 pm
Price: $10
Reserve seating only

get tickets at Janzen Brothers Music in the Southland Mall

Community breakfast a success!

Were you at the community breakfast? If you were then you already know what amazing food and great coffee was served. And you already know that your friends and neighbours worked very hard to bring you the best quality eggs, omelettes, biscuits and coffee.

There were places set and waiting for you, and as one group left our younger members of the team cleaned up and got ready for the next group.

Some of the young ladies were put to work chopping peppers and onions to fill the omelettes. These are always a favorite and can be made with ham, cheese, peppers, onions, and if you're daring, some Jalapeño peppers to add a little spice.

As you can see, they certainly do look tasty.

If you want, you can skip the fillings and have your eggs sunny side up, over easy, scrambled, or basted, a combination of sunny side up and poached that doesn't leave that icky runny white over top of the beautiful warm yolk. (Yes, I'm biased, but you can be too.) Mention what you want when your order is taken, and the skilled staff working the egg cooking station will do their best to please. And remember, the eggs are fresh, and laid by locally raised hens. You can taste the difference

All this is washed down with good rich coffee that is brewed just the right strength. If you prefer you can have tea. Of course cream is served on the tables if you like it that way, although I did notice there were a lot of coffee drinkers that were taking it straight up. In fact there were some professional coffee drinkers in the corner that went through coffee so fast they got their own pot! We here at reinland.ca salute you.

We're looking forward to the next community breakfast. You can find the info here when it's announced.

Also, don't forget about the upcoming Low-German play. Information will be posted here soon.