The Basket Lady
What could be more exhilarating in the Good humor Town than to wake up to a new day doused in sunshine?
I’m having a hard time coming up with a better scenario; just enjoying the light for now. “Ah.”
Our last Moving Freely class for the spring session ended today and I know that I’ll miss the participants and Gail Thompson, too.
The folks who come to the Moving Freely classes are superb role-models for all of us to follow in their commitment to their health and exercise routines.
Louise Stickney, along with Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, has developed an excellent curriculum with the Moving Freely program that’s grown in the community for the past 20 years; and has partnered with the River Valley Healthy Communities Coalition, and the Rumford Hospital.
Please call the RVHCC at: 364-7408, if you’d like more information about signing up for the next Moving Freely classes or if you’d like a presentation to your group, just ask Patty Duguay to get in touch with me and I’ll be happy to talk with you.
I’ve been running into Angela Roberts at the Rumford Post office-not sure what that means but she’s offered to donate some much needed items to the basket lady and suggested that I include what I need in the column.
Thank you, Angela, for the great idea. Presently, the baskets could use some artificial flowers, potpourri, shaving cream for women and men, neckties, socks, cologne and handkerchiefs for men, small games, stuffed animals, baby clothes(all sizes), dish cloths and soaps/shampoos.
I’ll take donations of what not’s, food items, canned goods, real flowers, towels and wash cloths if I can get them.
I’ll even come and assist with helping relatives “clean out” a house of a loved one who’s passed away in exchange for donations for the basket lady projects.
Just get in touch with me via the Rumford Falls Times and I’ll be glad to help out or at 357-2266.
There’s creative ways to put things in baskets or to make a basket out of “anything” to just give away to someone.
Really, the sky’s the limit…
Robert Saisi recently donated a boxful of superior quality men’s leather belts and most of them have been given away.
Some vacationing angels like Jennifer Kreckel, Donna Trundy, Linda French and Anne Wood, will save their toiletry items and bring them back for me to put into the baskets. Now, that’s creative and very thoughtful.
The following thoughtful angels in training deserve a big “thank you” for a kindness shown:
Carol Emery, Sandy Witas, Gail Thompson, Bethel Animal Hospital and Clinic; Jason Libby, Mgr., Rumford Hannaford;
Deb Demski and Beth McIntyre; Chris Durant; June Weeks and Barbara “Jean” Smith; Moving Freely class/group.
Kindness not only counts but it adds up. We miss you every day, Dot Sanchas. Until then,smile and live in the present.