Unless you just discovered this blog, you know that I frequently take on projects on behalf of the Appaloosa Museum & Heritage Center (in Moscow, Idaho, where I live). I have lots of reasons for adopting the museum as a favorite cause, but my own fun as quite a lot to do with it.
I just get a lot of enjoyment out of helping to keep a slice of history alive. And from working on ideas and projects with other people who have some passion for it, too. There's a lot of feel-good to doing this--which may be why the spirit of helping has a way of spreading once you come in contact with it, for more hands to do the lifting.
My sister-in-law, Gail, lives over 1,200 miles from the museum, and can't do things like bring live horses to open houses or be a local trail-ride worker. But she has her own something to contribute--including a breeding stallion (sire of our colt Smitty), and talents with camera and computer. So besides donating a 2010 breeding service as a museum fundraiser, she's also donated talent-time for creation of promo items, such as those right here.
Pretty sure she's experiencing it as fun, too. As are my brother Mark, nephew Matt, and other members of our family. Thanks to the wonders of the digital age, it's possible to participate in special activities from afar--practically in real time.?