Bring on Fall!

We had nearly 1½ inches of rain Friday and last night…and I heard the word “snow” for Thursday. I guess it will come anytime, but I’m never ready for it. I don’t mind snow, it’s the ice that can happen with snow that I don’t like.

The Blood Drive happens Tuesday (1 to 7 p.m.), Wednesday (1 to 7 p.m.) and Thursday (8 a.m. to 2 p.m.) this week. God bless all who will come to donate blood and to share the gift of life with others.

Hooray for Volunteers! Last week with the help of 35 volunteers approximately 16,000 Christmas Appeal envelopes were stuffed, sealed and had address labels applied in one and one-half days! That is record time. God bless each person who helped. We are most grateful for your help.

Most all the trees on campus have dropped their leaves but, the Little Leaf Linden Tree is is still fully dressed!

On Sunday three of us went to Brainerd to see the Geritol Frolics. Cast members are all over age 55—and one is in her “upper-upper” 80s. Singing, dancing, some Berma Shave walk-throughs and stories made for delightful entertainment and lots of hearty laughs. Those 30 singers, seven dancers and five-piece Orchestra really know how to make good music. The songs were mostly from the ‘50s.

Kelly is a “Master Stacker.” What takes the UPS delivery man three or four trips to get the boxes to the mailroom, Kelly gets all on one dolly!

I had a nice surprise this morning. Andy and Shannon came to show off their 13-day-old son, Noah. Three years ago Shannon was one of our Franciscan Volunteers (CFV) and I was her Praying Sister.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN. Let us pray for those who have died and who we celebrate on ALL SOULS Day. And Let us celebrate ALL SAINTS DAY...and living saints in our midst.

Day Light Savings Time ends on November 1st. Enjoy the extra hour of sleep.

Peace and all good.
Sister Mary Lou

P.S. 9:05: I just got home from the Concert at St. Mary’s Church. Father Kevin Anderson sang and played guitar for many of the songs he wrote and are on his new CD, HOPE. The music was GREAT. I feel like I was on a 1 ½ hour retreat. Nate, the pianist, uses his talent very well, too. Thank you, both of you.

There will be no blog next week.

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