The Basket Lady
In the Good Humor Town, when we awaken to begin our new day, the sun greets us with its incredible streams of light and shines brightly for everyone in our town and in the River Valley.
Whenever I think about light (not in a scientific way), I’m reminded of a thought for the day that comes from a perpetual calendar gifted to me by dear Isabelle Robichaud that I’d like to share with you.
What would it be like to soar into heaven? What would it be like to love as naturally as you breathe? What would it be like to dance in the light of God? Hold that thought as long as you can.
Can you just imagine soaring into heaven and dancing in the light of God? I can!
The following everyday earthly angels have shown a kindness in word or by deed and bless us with their gifts and are a constant reminder of the heavenly presence in our lives.
Lane McDonald donated a recent truckload of various household items, a small tee vee and bags of clothes for infants, youth, and adults. Basket Lady distributed those generous donations to the Sheltering Wing, to several families in need, Tri-County Mental Health clothing closet, Rumford Hospital Birthplace, and to the Andover transfer station clothing closet.
Penny angel donates her unique brand of decorative note cards, envelopes and dish cloths-every one of them made with love.
Sue Ellen Richardson donated first class women’s blouses, a pair of dress pants, and a lovely jacket that were put in a sunshine basket and given to a very happy new owner.
Barbara “Jean” Smith sewed up another beautiful batch of her homemade pillows and baby blankets that will be placed in a welcome basket for new moms and newborns and given to the nurses at Rumford’s Birthplace.
A dear anonymous angel or two, left lovely baskets on the front porch and a bag of fresh picked apples were left on the porch, too.
Jonathan Berkleigh offers heartfelt words of kindness and support in his e-mails and they’re very much appreciated.
Matt Daigle’s recent Sun Journal article that promoted the Moving Freely classes.
Coco Gurney, Sue Ellen Richardson and the Rumford Community Homes’ CNA’s and residents have been accommodating hosts.
Brian’s Bistro serves up delicious food and excellent customer service.
Lem and Marge Cissel for their support and friendship.
Time that’s spent in the company of Pam, Sadie and Matt Kaubris is always the very best time.
A very big thank you goes out to one and all.
In just over two weeks, the calendar will mark the fifth year anniversary of our beloved Dot Sanchas' passing.
Here’s just a thought and/or suggestion, perhaps those of you who knew Dot would send in a note, card or an e-mail to the Rumford Falls Times and in just a few words or sentences say what Dot Sanchas meant to you as a friend, mentor, or community leader. I hope you will do it in memory of Dot. Thank you.
Today is the day to make miracles come true for you. They’re already true because you are here. Give someone a basket of kindness today. We surely miss your kindness every day, Dot Sanchas! Until then, smile and live in the present.