Monday, November 21, 2011

Fall Scenes

Disregard the utility wire and the shadow from the telephone pole.
This was taken hastily from the car.
Note:  CBW does not condone unsafe driving practices even if she does employ them from time to time out of necessity.

Do as she says, not as she does.

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?


deborah said...

So glad you enjoyed your day delivering meals! A change like that is good for the soul, and sounds as if you made the day for many lonely people. So rewarding and so thankful there are people like you who volunteer to do things like this.
Congrats to the Volleyball team!
Wishing you a great week!

Deltaville Jamie said...

The neck of my woods is broken. I'm going through Deltaville withdrawal. I obtained further evidence from yet another specimen that man-pigs do in fact exist (even in places you thought they couldn't possibly). I actually want to move into my parents' house again... but Midge did make First Team All Area Athlete again this year which is a big deal.

Daryl said...

YEAH VolleyBall Team!

YEAH people who do good deeds

I see another book in your future... its about the people you meet while you delivery those meals .. think novel .. think novel becoming movie ...

Kay L. Davies said...

I'm so proud of you, such a busy person but you sub for Meals on Wheels!
The story of the old man and his wife reminded me of my parents, who had been married 61 years when Mom died. They had been friends since they were 14. This week it is two years since Dad died.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Fighting Mermaid said...

Laughing at your unsafe driving advice...I put on socks while driving to pick up Noah today...I was on Tic Neck rd...going ever so encounters with the ditch or other cars. My feet were just so cold. I had forgotten to put socks on this morning in the rush to work. Looking forward to your book!!

Mental P Mama said...

That is such an important ministry you are breaks my heart to think of the lonely seniors in our midst. mwah! and, a qwah for good measure