The Basket Lady
Basket Lady would like for the folks in the Good Humor Town to know that Rumford is hosting its first Pumpkin Fest on the Island on Saturday.
The seed spitting, apple cider tasting and the Headless Horseman are some of the free events. Come if you dare!
Bring the kids downtown for some spooky fun (don’t lose your head), after your visit to the Hope Association’s annual Oktoberfest.
Another community event that’s happening at 9 a.m. on Oct. 22 is the autumn session of Moving Freely, held in the (Mexico) River Valley gym and the classes are sponsored by Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, the River Valley Healthy Communities Coalition and Rumford Hospital.
River Valley Recreational Director Wayne Sevigny, supports healthy life styles for all ages as well as provides a safe space for the exercise classes.
" I encourage you to come to a Moving Freely class. You will meet your friends there or you will make new friends. It’s an exercise program that’s very doable for various ages and stages of fitness and for those wanting to get fit."
Basket Lady was recently contacted by Westbrook resident Kelly Day with a request for a sunshine basket for Ms. Julie Salatino; home recuperating from a back injury and was going to miss out on Kelly and David’s anniversary dinner. I assured Kelly that I’d deliver a sunshine basket to Julie the very next day.
Kelly wanted to know how the basket lady got started and by the time our phone conversation ended- she had grown a cauliflower ear from listening to my long story about how Dot Sanchas and I used to do our “secret” community basket projects.
The very next morning, Basket Lady and an angel in training delivered two sunshine baskets to Julie Salatino, and it was impossible to tell who felt more joy, Julie or the Basket Lady.
The basket lady projects are true labors of love and a life’s calling.
I have wept in the night
For the shortness of sight
That to somebody’s need made me blind;
But I never have yet
Felt a tinge of regret
For being a little too kind. -- Anonymous
Kindness not only counts but it adds up! We miss you every day, Dot Sanchas!Until then, smile and live in the present.