Tuesday, April 14, 2015

MY VIEW #49 - A Day in the Sun

We all need a day in the sun, no matter how old we are. It is a time we never forget. The program on TV this morning made me realize this, the Children's Variety Show. This particular TV "Show of Hearts" gave a lot of people their "Moment in the sun."

During my life I have volunteered for many causes, and enjoyed it, such as the Cancer Society, heart & Stroke, Church, fire victims, poor people who were short of food, and baby sitting. You meet very interesting people you wouldn't meet if you didn't do this particular job. Now I am too old to do the footwork it takes, but I still knit and write stories of life, as our family lived it and survived.

Mom never became a nurse, but she wanted to, badly. She's posing in a friend's nurse uniform in the 1930s. She was thrilled when her youngest granddaughter, Rachel, decided to become a nurse.
My parents were generous hearted and never turned anyone away who needed help, food, clothes, money, a place to stay, and they passed this on to two of their children. This has been a blessing to us in many ways. This I am sure God wanted us to do, and I liked it.

Maybe the "I liked it" feeling is the one "Moment in the Sun" I will ever get, and I still like it. Thank you God.

Letty Evans
11:00 a.m., Sunday, February 11, 2007

I remember Mom going door to door, collecting money for the Cancer Society, the March of Dimes which was originally for polio victims, and more. She was a Girl Guide leader for a short time, sang in the church choir in Calgary years ago, and was always available to help others. The knitting she mentions was cotton string dish cloths, which she knitted by the score, and donated to her Duncan BC church for their fundraisers. She loved recognition for her efforts. Its too bad she was unable to become a nurse, because of her faulty knee. Her generosity has, I hope, been passed on to me and my daughters.