The Basket Lady
by Mitzi Sequoia
In the Good Humor Town, numerous individuals have commented about how grateful they are to have escaped the wrath of Hurricane Irene.
My sister who lives in Myrtle Beach wasn’t able to reach me by telephone until just this week but she let me know that everyone’s just fine and that life at the beach is just as sunny as ever.
Basket lady survived the destruction and aftermath of Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Andrew was a dry Hurricane but he still wreaked havoc throughout Dade County.
Years ago, imagine this, a popular televised commercial about buttery spread or spread your butter or butter some such thing, focused on Mother Nature standing next to a gigantic tree pointing her hands toward the heavens and saying with authority while the thunder rolled and roared overhead, “It’s not nice to fool with Mother Nature.”
What that had to do with selling buttery margarine or any other commercialized product for that matter, still eludes me to this day but I do agree that it’s not nice to fool with Mother Nature.
Something that is nice though is getting a donation of two 10 oz. packages of Balsam Fir and Cinnamon Spice potpourri compliments of Angella Roberts.
I’m always on the hunt for pine cones and potpourri anytime that I’m in the Free Shop or the What Not Shop as they make attractive decorations for any basket.
Angella Roberts caught me pouring up a cup of hot 12 oz. coffee at the River Run Deli in Mexico and grabbed my attention long enough to let me know she had two packages of potpourri for me in her vehicle going on rides with her all over town that needed to be put into some give-away baskets.
How very nice to get some unexpected potpourri and an enjoyable cup of coffee, too.
Something that’s always nice to give and to receive is…kindness.
A big thank you for a job well-done and for a kindness shown to the following angels in training: Toshi Hashimoto, PAW; Chris Bourgeois, PAW; Sandra Witas, RVHCC; Patty Duguay, RVHCC; Bobbie, Sherwin-Williams; Joyce Saisi; Jeffrey Leonards; Roger, Dyer’s Radio Shack; Barbara “Jean” Smith; Byron Ouellette; Norman Robichaud; Lisa Barrieau.
Remember the theme: Get a basket-give a basket. Keep the universal flow of giving and receiving alive and thriving for everyone.
Kindness not only counts but it adds up! We miss you every day, Dot Sanchas!
Until then, smile and live in the present.