The Basket Lady
In the Good Humor Town, it’s so wonderful to get back to daily living without the constant interruptions of candidates asking for votes, phone calls and poll takers.
I am so ready to move forward and get on with the wonders of life. Everyone, take a moment to breathe a deep cleansing breath by inhaling through your nose and slowly exhaling through pursed lips. It’s very uplifting to just breathe. I urge you to try it.
Basket Lady read the touching letter recently published in the Rumford Falls Times from Jonathan Berkleigh, a son who desired to honor his mother, Dot Sanchas, by fondly recalling her weekly Kindness Counts articles and how he’d occasionally write as a “stand-in” for her because she was too busy baking her renowned wedding cakes. Jonathan, those treasured memories are what keeps her alive in your heart.
Friends, as the holidays draw near, please take a few minutes to send a holiday card to our troops and let them know that you are thinking of them and are praying for their safe return home.
To send your holiday card of support and thanks, mail it to: Holiday Mail for Heroes, P.O. Box 5456, Capitol Heights, MD. 20791.
The Holiday Mail for Heroes must be postmarked by Friday, December 7, 2012.
Basket Lady always appreciates the donations that folks give all throughout the year especially the unexpected donations from folks in the following towns: Rangeley, South Paris, Norway, Bryant Pond, Rumford and Gorham, NH.
Thank you, every day kindness angels: Rumford Town Manager Carlo Puiia. Donna and Greg Trundy dropped off six packages of toothpastes, soaps, shampoos and shaving razors.
Dear Mary Benson and Al Snow donated plastic cups, bowls, kitchen ware and three pairs of men’s work boots that changed from my hands to a neighbor’s down the street who knew a young man who needed a pair of work boots and a family that needed some plastic kitchen accessories.
Barbara “Jean” Smith donated an extra-large tote bag of homemade baby blankets and seat cushions for the Rumford Falls Auditorium and truly works miracles with her table top sewing machine. Linda French donated toiletries from her travels as did Jennifer Kreckel and a special angel donated playing cards, winter squash and magazines.
A personal note sent from an unnamed kindness angel to the RFT’s regarding seat cushions for the town auditorium. Cindrie, Tucker and Fischer Cormier bring a smile and a hot cup of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee on cold mornings to the Moving Freely classes and Barbara Lane’s time, patience and creativity.
Friends, kindness not only counts but it adds up! Love blooms where kindness is planted.
Dot Sanchas, we miss you every day, kind lady. Until then, smile and live in the present.