The Basket Lady
In the Good Humor Town, some profitable news that we all could use right about now is closer then you think. In fact, it’s in your backyard, just go look out the window and watch in amazement at all the green that’s growing and you will discover that money can grow on trees!
I’d like to share the 4-H Club Pledge with you: “I Pledge: My Head to clearer thinking, My Heart to greater loyalty, My Hands to larger service, My Health to better living, for my club, my community, my country, and my world.”
At a recent 4-H Fair, Dave Fuller, an agriculture and non-timber Forest Products Professional, presented a workshop on how money can grow on trees and gave the example of finding “shed” pieces of birch bark in the woods behind his house that he made into balsam pillows that he turned into a profit by selling them to the tourists.
Dave had a sample table of products that come from birch bark: baskets, post cards, tags, frames, birds, stars and from the balsam fir: incense, cough syrup, fir pillows, and weather sticks. Birch bark is an important source of revenue locally and for the State of Maine, especially during the gift-giving holidays.
Friends, money does grow on trees and the possibilities are endless as to how to make money grow in your life and the principles of clear thinking, a loyal heart, service to others, and healthy bodies are sound and true.
The following angels in training showed a kindness in word or deed:
Joyce Saisi and family donated four boxes of clothes, items and Time magazines; Barbara “Jean” Smith donated 80 homemade cushions for the chairs in the Rumford Falls Auditorium; Lori Grassette, donated stuffed animals for baskets; Maurice Collette, donated basket items; Dr. Stuer and staff at Bethel Animal Hospital saved kitty from fuzzy bumble bee; Randal Smith, Rite Aid Pharmacy; Linwood Ronan, the Paint-man; Sue Ellen Richardson, for support; Matt Kaubris, for guidance.
Kindness is the sunshine in which friendships blossom. Show someone a kindness today; it not only counts but it adds up! We miss you every day, Dot Sanchas. Until then, smile and live in the present.