November 11, 2009

Veteran’s Day. Remembrance Day in Canada. A day to honor, remember and thank all veterans for their service to our country. Thank you for your service to our country.

It’s here! What? Indian Summer! I am thoroughly enjoying these warm November days. And farmers are very busy harvesting soy beans and corn. But with all the wet weather, I’ve heard that corn is spoiling even as it is still on the stalk in the field. Let us all thank God for these drier days.

Last Week Clothes Review had a Bag Sale. And what a busy day they had. They had 140 shoppers before 1 p.m. That’s a lot! Everything you can fit into a grocery bag is only $2.00. It is a bargain to shop at Clothes Review any time, but Bag Sale days are really a bargain.

I want to report the results of the Red Cross Blood drive which was last week, too.
Our overall goal was 260 units. We received 246 donations and had 21 deferrals. So I’d say we met our goal. Thank you to all those who share this special gift of life.

Last week, also, the Sisters in Clare Residence had their Thanksgiving dinner. The elders helped in the preparation as much as they could. Pictured here is Sr. Rachel holding a piece of one of the apple pies she made. Even with some dementia, she remembered exactly how to put the pie together, including a fancy-cut top crust. They also helped make pumpkin pie. John grilled turkey and ham for the dinner.

The Spaghetti Supper on Saturday evening was another grand success. We served approximately 500 meals. Pictured here is the Kahler family with plates loaded for the feast.

This Thursday and Friday we have the Employee/Sister Reflection Day. Our own Sister Michelle will be talking to us about building relationships. That is an appropriate topic for a Franciscan institution because St. Francis was so intent on building relationships with God and with his Brothers.

Today I walked through ground floor of St. Francis Center where the CEC (Continuing Education Center) has its classes. They have about 100 students in attendance every day. CEC is such a good school sponsored by the local public school.

Have a good week.
Peace and all good.
Sister Mary Lou


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