The Basket Lady
Recently, I watched a televised event held in the Portland area that recognized “everyday heroes” and I was impressed by how similar each recipients words were as they stood at the podium to address the audience after accepting their award; “I did so and so because it was the right thing to do.”
Well, in the Good Humor Town, there’s a man that goes by the name of Fred Stone and for the life of me, I just want to call him Fred Flintstone.
The Yabba dabba do Fred of Fred and Wilma, along with their neighbors, Barney and Betty of the Flintstone cartoons. Yeah, I know, just we older folks remember the Flintstones and the Jetsons.
I haven’t met Fred Stone yet but I’m surely anticipating meeting him very soon.
Several weeks ago, Tootie Hines needed a shower chair after having shoulder surgery. She was told that Medicare wouldn’t cover the cost for that kind of home equipment so she was left in a bind.
Fred Stone, the maintenance man for the Concorde Apartments where seniors reside, found out that Tootie was in need of a shower chair and not only got one for her immediately; but he also installed a gentle spray handheld shower nozzle that she can easily reach with one arm. I saw the shower chair set up-el primo.
Fred went the extra mile, so to speak, and saved the day for Tootie.
During a visit, she will talk about the “little things” that Fred does for all of the residents especially during the winter time when folks can’t get out much or need help with their groceries.
Tootie would like for the Basket Lady to present a thank you gift basket to Fred Stone-truly an everyday hero.
Western Maine Community Action Health Services in Rumford is asking for your one dollar donation to their S.U.N. Project (Small Unexpected Needs).
The S.U.N. Project is a fund that allows the WMCA Health Services providers to assist clients who find themselves with Small Unexpected Needs -- from job loss, housing loss, support loss. Etc.
Your one dollar donation will help those who find themselves, maybe for the first time in their lives, to be in a seemingly hopeless position.
With your help, WMCA and the community can brighten someone’s day or better yet, be an everyday hero to someone.
Please kindly call 364-3960 and ask for Maggie, tell her you care by giving one dollar today.
Thank you for a job well-done and for a kindness shown to the following angels in training:
Joyce Saisi; George and Faith Blanchard; Ginny Todd; Greg Arsenault and Raymond, Mexico Recreation Center; Sandy Witas and Patty Duguay; Dr. John Kroger; Todd Wardwell’s; and the Bethel Animal Hospital Staff.
Kindness not only counts but it adds up!
Points to Ponder…
“Imagination is more important than knowledge.
For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand,
While imagination embraces the entire world,
And all there ever will be to know and understand.” -- Albert Einstein
We miss you every day, Dot Sanchas! Until then, smile and live in the present.