“Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! – I have as much soul as you, – and full as much heart!”_Charlotte Bronte
The blanket bundles we distributed. Each tied with a scarf and hat, and had a note attached.
We did our own special kind of “yarn bombing” yesterday. We made blanket bundles tied together with a scarf and hat and got them to the street. The shelter in Ahoskie, N.C. is not due to open until January and already we are having some nights where the temperatures are miserably cold. It was time for us to take action and do what we could to help that area’s most vulnerable residents. We also made a stop in Woodland, N.C. and left a blanket bundle at a location where a homeless man is reportedly seen often. We request that those who are local to us, make us aware of any additional homeless that we may have overlooked. Please keep your eyes open. We don’t want them to freeze to death this winter.
“The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for. We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread but there are many more dying for a little love. The poverty in the West is a different kind of poverty — it is not only a poverty of loneliness but also of spirituality. There’s a hunger for love, as there is a hunger for God.” _Mother Teresa
GSOL’s Ahoskie chapter met last night, and we had the best time dining together, showing and sharing granny squares that members of the group made, crocheting, and showing each other new crochet stitches. Such a great group of ladies! (Forgive the blurred photo. I was using a different camera, and as you can see, it doesn’t work as well.)
Ahoskie’s GSOL in the house! It was nice to have Glema Demario join us too. Welcome!!!
“There is no Them. There are only facets of Us.”_ John Green
Trying again. Hope this one shows up better.
“There’s no way that Michael Jackson, or whoever Jackson, should have a million thousand droople billion dollars and then there’s people starving. There’s no way! There’s no way that these people should own planes and there people don’t have houses. Apartments. Shacks. Drawers. Pants! I know you’re rich. I know you got 40 billion dollars, but can you just keep it to one house? You only need ONE house. And if you only got two kids, can you just keep it to two rooms? I mean why have 52 rooms and you know there’s somebody with no room?! It just don’t make sense to me. It don’t.” _Tupac Shakur
Jen Meyers and Jen Richmond’s spouses joined us for dinner too. We are grateful for the support our ladies have from those who are important in their lives. Thanks, fellas
“If you’re in trouble, or hurt or need – go to the poor people. They’re the only ones that’ll help – the only ones.” _John Steinbeck
I am disappointed that my camera did not do this blanket, crocheted by Nan, justice. It is beautiful! I also regret that I forgot to get all of the squares crocheted by Cherie photographed. Beautiful work, Ladies! Thank you for all that you do!
“There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher.” _Victor Hugo
Before I close, I want to send out a “THANK YOU” to Cenia H. of Carrollton, Va. for her recent donation. Your support means so much! Thank you, Cenia. God bless you!
Until next time…..
Be healthy, happy, and blessed!