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The Basket Lady
In the Good Humor Town, a light thought or two to ponder.
A cool July evening, invited me to come out and take a stroll in the moonlight; and as I walked across the Veteran’s Bridge in Mexico, a rather plump moon appeared to fill up the whole sky with its dazzling display of yellows and oranges.
I could just imagine reaching up and touching the moon. I wanted to, anyway.
Somehow in the midst of drinking in the glowing moon light, I thought about our neighbor, George Garon, a strong-willed man and friend who “passed away” on Independence Day.
For the past five years as next door neighbors, George used to signal to us that he was going to bed by turning on the light in a corner bedroom that was in perfect view of our living room so automatically, we’d wait for the light to come on.
In a lifetime as an individual, ponder your magnificence and don’t allow others to darken your light. You are a divine creation. Don’t wait until it’s too late to get the signal for your light to come on.
On a lighter note, I ran into my friend, Muriel Shurtleff, at the Burger King in Farmington of all places and we had a nice chat. I’m positively sure that we didn’t drive all the way to Farmington just to go to Burger King!
Hey Lil Poirier, where’s the smoke or what’s cookin’ in the kitchen? Ha ha. “Happy New Year, Lil.”
A very special couple, Joseph Sirois and Anne Wood, (who got lost but managed to find themselves deep in the woods), will celebrate their first anniversary of marital bliss on July 17. Congratulations, dear friends!
Congratulations to Jim Rinaldo, Rumford’s Citizen of the Year! He’s an excellent choice for a most deserving recognition.
Al and Claudette Garon, former Rumford residents were in town visiting from Nebraska and shared some interesting stories about their thriving community in Cornhusker Country.
Charlie and Pam Garon made their annual July trip all the way from California to visit family and friends.
A great big thank you for a job well-done and for a kindness shown to the following angels in training: John, Louise and Scott Marcellino, Charlie and Pam Garon, Dr. Petrona Manasseh, Jeffrey Leonards, Lorraine Nadeau, Robert Munzner, John Patrick, Norman Robichaud, Valerie Jacobs, OT, R.N. April, SRHCC, Darlene Akers, Jolene Lovejoy, Sue Ellen Richardson and Tammy Tibbetts
Kindness not only counts but it adds up!
Basket Lady’s theme is to: get a basket-give a basket. What would it be like to dance in the light of God? We miss you every day, Dot Sanchas!