The Basket Lady
In the Good Humor Town, it feels like we’re just going to breeze right through the month of March. Pun intended.
As children out on the playground, we’d say, “March comes in like a lion but goes out like a lamb.”
Mrs. Tate, my fourth grade teacher, would read us a story after lunch about a monkey named Curious George who lost his cap because a blustery wind blew it away.
Curious George was determined to reclaim his cap from Mr. Bluster. Chasing the wind, he looked everywhere around the town for his cap; and the story takes interesting twists and turns about his experiences while he searched tirelessly for his favorite cap.
Life can be a lot like a cap that seemingly blows in the wind without direction or in too many directions all at once. It’s the experiences or the journey that reveals who we really are as individuals. Ask yourself in thoughtful reflection, am I kind to myself and to others on my life’s journey?
Let’s trek over to Innate Creative Boulevard and pick up a basketful of easy to make food basket ideas.
French Picnic Basket- Pate, cheeses, crackers, wine, cookies, plastic wine glasses, paper plates, plastic cutlery.
Coffee Basket- Coffee, flavored coffee syrups, chocolate covered coffee beans, chocolate dipped spoons, biscotti, coffee mugs.
Tea Basket- Tea, tea biscuits, sugar cubes, lemon, lace-edged napkins, canned cakes, tea ball, teacups and saucers.
Fresh Fruit & Cheese Basket- Seasonal fruits, gourmet cheeses.
Healthy Snacks Basket-Low salt chips, popcorn, salsa, dried fruit, fruit leather, energy drink, nuts.
Nut Lovers Basket- Bags of roasted nuts, fresh nuts in the shell, chocolate covered nuts, nut crackers.
Indian Curry Basket- Curry paste, jasmine rice, garlic, green chili paste, mango chutney.
When you create your own food baskets, you can make and package the mixes yourself and one excellent quality about homemade mixes is that they are void of preservatives. Make a basket of kindness, happiness and hope today and then give it away.
Anyone out there in the River Valley holding onto some new or used basket books or magazines that’s just sitting on a shelf collecting dust that you’d like to get rid of?
The Basket Lady will gladly take them off of your hands or shelves, Please call 357-2266, or the Rumford Falls Times and the good folks there will contact me. Thank you very kindly for your consideration.
We miss you every day, Dot Sanchas! Until then, smile and live in the present.