Monday, November 21, 2011
These were taken about a week ago during my recent Meals on Wheels route. The last person I delivered to lives near the end of Route 657, Bookers Lane.
That day I talked to so many delightful people, including the father of one of my high school classmates; the grandmother of another classmate; and one man, originally from Richmond, who teared up as he was telling me about his wife of 62 years who passed away three years ago. Sixty two years of marriage, and he called her his best friend. He clearly was lonely and very eager to answer all my questions about her, his family, and what brought him to Mathews. (He moved here to be near his son and grandchildren. Shortly after he and his wife moved here, she passed away.)
The Mathews Active Lifestyle Center runs our local Meals on Wheels program, and the food is prepared by the Mathews High School cafeteria workers. They are always in need of drivers. You don't have to commit to a regular schedule, you can substitute like I do. It's a very rewarding experience and entails so much more than just delivering food. I encourage anyone who is able to help out with this great cause.
Here in Mathews you can call (804) 725-7850 to sign up.
If you aren't from Mathews and wish to locate a program near you, click here.
In other news, the Mathews High School girls volleyball team won the state championship Saturday.
What's happening in your neck of the woods?