The Basket Lady
In the Good Humor Town, the Basket Lady spotted Dave Duguay in his dark blue pickup truck coming up the hill on Lincoln Avenue. I had just crossed the street when he stopped to turn left on Waldo. We were waving to each other like two people drowning in the middle of a river. The last time that I saw him was over a year ago.
I walked about a half block, when I realized that the surprise gift that I had for him was in my hand. Quickly, I looked over my shoulder, saw Dave was still waiting to turn and started running toward his truck; calling his name.
He turned onto Waldo Street but stopped in the middle of the road to the dismay of the drivers behind him, who were honking their horns and shouting expletives as I gave him the present and a hug.
What’s just incredible to me is the literal timing of walking down a road that ended up with Dave and I being in the same place at the same time. Think about it. The dimensions of time and space are beyond our comprehension, yet, they are with us whether we recognize them or not. Think about the earth. Think about heaven. Think about each other. Think about how perfect time and space are.
It’s time for a “happy birthday,” greeting to Pam Kaubris with best wishes for another year of life’s grand adventures. Here’s a Pooh Bear snuggily-huggily from the Basket Lady.
Dear Alyre Richard’s beloved Claire passed away at the Rumford Community Home. He faithfully visited her every day during her stay there. Alyre’s a kind and generous man and I know that from personal experience. He’s in my thoughts and prayers today.
Basket Lady goofed up on the spelling of Rita Lizotte’s last name in the Rumford Falls Times recently; and Rita being the epitome of good manners didn’t call up to complain but some of her loyal friends did! I called Rita and we had a good laugh.
Pooh Bear’s idea of happiness is a picnic basket filled with jars of honey without the bees, of course. However, Pooh Bear does have a philosophy about happiness and it goes like this:
Hug someone you love.
Ask a friend for advice.
Play your favorite game.
Pet a pet-real or stuffed.
Ignore negative thoughts.
Nap in a sunny spot.
Exercise. A walk works wonders.
Snuggle up with something soft.
Smile at someone, and watch them smile back!
There you have it in a nutshell; happiness. Be kind to someone special today-yourself.
We miss you every day, Dot Sanchas! Until then, smile and live in the present.