The Basket Lady
Can you believe how fast December arrived? I know I can’t.
Apparently, I’ve got a lot of company because everyone that I’ve talked to says, “I can’t believe how fast December got here and there’s all this shopping I’ve still got to do.”
“Rot roe,” Scoobie-doo, the fearless wonder dog says as he holds his paw over his mouth, (kids love the Scoobie-doo cartoons).
An excellent gift idea for the little ones over the holidays is a Scoobie-doo DVD marathon that’s sure to please the kiddies and the parents.
In the Good Humor Town, basket lady was seen at the Hannaford parking lot engaged in a lively conversation with two infamous men. Boy howdy, how we laughed with gusto.
The folks who dared to get out of their vehicle and walk across the parking lot, turned and strained their neck to see what was so funny but when infamous man number one referred to the new check out line at Hannaford’s as the Okay “cow corral,” there wasn’t a glimmer of a chance I wasn’t going to bust a gut laughing.
When I suggested that the experience wasn’t quiet the same as standing in the long herd line at Walt Disney World waiting to go on the Tower of Terror ride, more laughter followed especially after I entered the grocery store and noticed the customer’s standing in the cow corral.
One things for sure folks, changes- they are a comin.’
In the spirit of the holidays, I’m sending ya’ll a fun recipe for Snowman Soup.
You’ll need one package of Swiss Miss hot chocolate with marshmallows, one peppermint stick or candy cane and three chocolate Hershey’s kisses or silver bells as we say in the South.
My friend Ellen Snow, yes, her last name really is Snow-gives me Snowman Soup every year.
Snowman Soup: (Snowwoman or Snowperson Soup, too).
“Was told you’ve been real good this year
Always glad to hear it
With freezing weather drawing near
You’ll need to warm the spirit
So here’s a little Snowman Soup
Complete with stirring stick
Just add hot water, sip it slow
It’s sure to do the trick!”
A heartfelt thank you for a job well-done and for a kindness shown to the following angels in training:
Grandma’s House; Carl and Gail Cutting Bakery; Nancy Theriault, RFT; Sandee Conley, End of Rainbow Yoga Studio; Barbara Morse; Sue Ellen Richardson; Scott Sirois; Donna Landry, Hope Association; Julie and Free Shop volunteers; Rhonda Ouellette, Earth Spirit Healing Center; Irene Haynes, A Time for You Massage Therapist.
Last but not least, the River Valley Community for all of your support and donations to the basket lady projects.
Kindness not only counts but it adds up! Pass it on - one kindness at a time.
Remember the theme: Get a basket. Give a basket.
We miss you everyday, Dot Sanchas! Until then, smile and live in the present.