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At our last wedding fundraiser yard sale (see our blog on 5/9/10), one of our patrons, a kitschy-preppy woman in her 30's with a little girl, came to the sale bearing gifts. She'd taken the time to look through our website, pouring over our wish list and scouring her home for items that we could use while de-cluttering her space (I didn't ask if she downloaded our handy printable version of the list).

That Sunday, after Tarah spent the day hunting through thrift stores with her mom for Mother's Day, Tarah started delving into the bag this sweet woman had dropped off. Wow! This thoughtful stranger crammed in a menagerie of 16 pillow cases, 2 bed sheets, 46 postcards and a few handfuls of hotel-sized bathroom items! The best part of digging into this treasure trove was examining the postcards, which appear to be a collection of travel post cards dating as far back as the 1970's. This donation is another perfect example of the kindness, quirkiness and awesome generosity that we love about Sacramentans.It's these moments of connection with gracious individuals are the ones that make this whole process enchanting. And, with only 4.5 months until the wedding, it's the kind of community assistance that we're going to try to maximize over the next couple months. 

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    Tarah works for Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services and has been living in Sacramento for nearly all of her earthly years. She lead a mostly uneventful life, though she always had a love of written, visual and performance art, holds an interest in politics and still can't resist animals.  Josh is a former punk rock musician who is back in college, volunteers with the Sacramento SPCA and blogs about the video gaming industry at 1Up.Com(Electronic Gaming Monthly). He was born in California and traveled around, mostly growing up in  Reno, NV and Southern Oregon.  With his band, he toured the U.S., Canada, and Europe. After the disolvement of his band and a couple years of contemplation, the groom moved from Portland, OR, down to sunny Sacramento.  A month later, the bride found his platonic ad on Craigslist. He was looking for locals who could show him around town, and Tarah knew just the right places to go. The two started a wonderful friendship that blossomed into the unbreakable relationship they enjoy today.  They share strong values for equality amongst people, humane treatment for animals, using diplomacy before voilence, and respectful care of the environment through personal responsibilty and accountability.

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