The Basket Lady
I hope the River Valley fathers were treated to a delicious meal and with the gift of appreciation for being such a great dad on Father’s Day. The expression, “What goes around, comes around,” has always intrigued me especially when the going and the coming are circular.
For example, just as the four seasons flow into a cycle, our lives or living goes in a cycle from newborn to elderly; encompassing all of our human experiences, to and fro.
The theme of the Basket Lady is to get a basket-give a basket and because I enjoy networking in the River Valley Communities, I’m blessed that I can go around and give out the donated baskets to others.
Thursday, I drove over to the South Rumford Road and dropped off three boxes of beautiful baskets for Annette Marin, owner of the organic and eco-friendly No View Farm.
Annette puts her homemade bakery items and vegetables into the baskets and sells them to the locals from her farm and at the Farmer’s Market. The baskets add a nice touch to her food creations so I’m eager to share them with her.
While I was dropping off baskets at the No View Farm, Lori Grassette was dropping off new toiletry items along with elegantly decorated new baskets trimmed in blue lace and ribbons at the Sequoia house.
Dot Benedix and Zenia Hodgkins donated two of Sally Jo Hodgkins’ chroched baby outfits, Christmas bells, several bags of Workbasket and Needlecraft Magazines. The green and blue crocheted newborn clothes are going into a sunshine basket that will be donated to the Sheltering Wing in memory of Sally Jo Hodgkins and to honor Naomi Farrar, the founder of the Sheltering Wing.
John Kezal dropped off a bagful of rhubarb along with a jarful of his homemade rhubarb sauce. His lovely bride, Ann, recently celebrated a birthday. No, I won’t reveal her age but suffice it to say, she’s in another life cycle.
Basket Lady dropped off a dozen baskets filled with soaps/shampoos, cups and dishes to a local senior citizen complex and a generous mystery angel donated several baskets along with wash cloths, soaps/shampoos on the exact same day. Going around in wonderful circles.
Thank you to the following angels in training who showed a kindness: Rocky and Irene Haynes; Ann and John Kezal;
Dot Benedix and Zenia Hodgkins; Gerry Boivin; Lori Grassette; Evelyn Swan; Catherine Johnson; Chris Durant; and Kiya Seigle
Kindness not only counts but it goes and comes around, too.
Spread Mental Sunshine
Mental sunshine will cause the flowers of peace,
happiness and prosperity to grow upon the face of the earth.
Be a creator of mental sunshine.
We miss you every day, Dot Sanchas! Until then, smile and live in the present.