The Post Office
Every trip to the post office is like a mini Christmas celebration. Since we do so much business through the mail there almost always a package waiting for us.
Sometimes Harold helps bring our boxes home for us. It's good to have an errand boy. He even knows which P.O. box to check.
If you need to know one thing about village life, it's that basketball is king. Pretty much everyone in Brevig loves basketball. We're in the middle of basketball season now which means there are games almost every weekend. The school district flies the traveling teams from village to village. To get the most out of their time, the teams play two games, one on Friday night and one on Saturday morning. Players camp out in classrooms for the night.
During ball games, the school sells pizza, candy, pop, and a few other treats for game goers.
The new clinic building was completed about four years ago. It's a modern facility with a staff that can care for day to day health concerns.
And then there's bingo. C.O. and I make it a goal to attend bingo at least once a year. Everyone needs a fun filled night of dobbing now and again.
I love this poster. There's something about the contrast of sandy beaches to our frozen tundra surroundings that cracks me up.
How many times can you spot the word "BINGO" in this photo?
The little Lutheran church holds services every Sunday at 7:30 p.m. On occasion there is a special "singspiration" service that focuses on singing and sharing testimonies. The folks from Teller, 8 miles down the coast, join us for these services as well.
Brian Crockett is the pastor of the church here and the church in Teller. He holds services in Teller in the morning then boats (in the summer) or snowmachines (in the winter) to Brevig for evening service.
Shopping at the store is like buying your groceries at a convenience store. There's a little of this and a little of that but not quite stocked enough to meet all your food supply needs.
The Mechanic's Shop
Then there's the ever so handy (and kind of cute) mechanic in town. Things are always breaking so he's a busy, busy man. You can see what he's been up to over at his blog, What's In the Shop?.
I hope you enjoyed the tour of Brevig Mission.