I invite each of you to please let me know if there is some difficult situation in your life so that we may offer our support as a club. AND, to also, when you note another member in a stressful time, to please (with their permission) call me and let me know. This month, our long time member, Kris Keesling, had a terrible accident while shoveling snow at her home. She has a serious back injury which has required much treatment and eventually surgery. I only found out yesterday from Pat Oliviera who is all the way in Maui! I wish I had known so that we could have at least offered our support in a way that would have been helpful to Kris. Her mother is suffering with end of life illness in Southern California and she has not been able to travel down to be with her until now. She is finishing up work before she leaves to be with her now.
So, PLEASE, let me know if you notice someone in any kind of crisis. Sometimes I bring soup. Sometimes I call. Sometimes I bring or send a card or flowers. Even if we can’t be of practical help, we can let our sisters know that we care. I keep things confidential unless I have permission from the person to share their news.
This month Janey Roeser’s mother passed and we sent a card and flowers. Janey told me that all of her 7 children were with her when she died and that her mother had been such a loving person. How fortunate for her to be surrounded by those who loved her!
Also, Mickey Madden’s husband, Doug, succumbed to a very long time illness. He has been a part of our club functions for many years. Our hearts go out to Mickey and her children. She was fortunate to have her daughter, Kendra, living with her this past year. This happened in my absence and Kathy Allyn filled in for me and (with Diane Roeser Kinney) took a card and flowers out to Mickey in Christmas Valley.
Mary Lou Whitcomb