Benefiting the 60 Blog

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Eyelashes are supposed to prevent things from going into your eyes.  But every time I have something in my eye, it’s always an eyelash.

I think in all my 60 years, I’ve had on false eyelashes just once.  You know, back in the 70s.  The glue must have been made with asbestos or formaldehyde, or something we shouldn’t have lived through back then.  I’m kidding, of course.

Leslie and I were invited to attend a charity gala tonight for the benefit of the AIDS Services Foundation of Orange County.  We were to dress in Parisian supper club attire and, since we’ve never been to a Parisian supper club, I think we managed to dress appropriately.  Of course, there were evening gowns and sports shirts with khakis.

In order to take the focus off the non-Parisian clothing, Leslie and I had our makeup done today.  False eyelashes, foundation, concealer, the works.  I must admit, we looked good!  And I’ve decided I’d like to wear false eyelashes all the time, if only someone could put them on for me.

Over 350 people attended the dinner tonight and ASF raised a lot of money in the silent and live auctions.  The live auction included items such as a trip to Paris, which sold for $7,000.  A Breakfast at Tiffanys (breakfast for you and seven friends, along with a gift for each attendee) sold for $6,000.  A Porsche watch, valued at $5,500 sold for about $1,500.  All the items, of course, too rich for my blood, yet I did make a small contribution.

As the auctioneer was asking for more bids and more money, he made a statement which struck me:  “Nobody ever became poor by giving.”  It does feel good to make a small contribution, whether money or time.  I encourage you to do the same.



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