Teresa had a very good idea. She sited Sherry’s rare post recently, where Sherry felt posting more frequently about outings would be superfluous. I think many of us disagree, that any outing may help someone out there, wondering what it is like.
Would any one here be interested if I developed some type of page where you could post (subject to admin approval) anytime you went out? The purpose is to continually demonstrate for those considering walking out that door, how it’s done and how wonderful it is. You could simply post a sentence or so. You may have only gone grocery shopping. We would allow for one picture and plenty of comments demonstrating community support. The posts would run as they are received, almost like many forums, except ours would be “Out and About” stories. This is not something that is going to happen overnight and it may be cost prohibitive. But I first have to feel comfortable that you all would use it.
Please let me know with a comment, through the Contact page or some other way that you would be interested. Thanks!
Now, a brief Teresa post.
Icing On The Cake
By Teresa H.
Last week I received a call from my daughter asking me if I was free to child mind her daughter. I would never refuse her as she’s been so accepting and understanding to me. Normally Friday is my painting group but they also hold one on the Wednesday so this week I decided to give that a try. The keyholder also attends the Friday group so she knew me but all the other artists didn’t. As usual I was early but I don’t mind as there are always jobs to do in setting up the room, so I helped with placing the tables and chairs. As the people started to arrive I was introduced to them as a new lady called Terri, I have to admit it was a lovely moment to hear me introduced as a lady. It didn’t take long for conversation to start flowing and questions related to art and artist materials. There are about twenty people in each group so I now have twenty new artist friends and for the reasonable cost of the meetings I’ll try and attend both days in the future.
Later that afternoon my doorbell rang, it was a guy who lives with his family in a large house at the top of my estate. They planned to hold a garden party on coronation day but the weather was so bad they cancelled so he came to tell me they have planned it later this month and they would be delighted if I could join them. He then spent several minutes telling me how wonderful my garden was and could I spare the time to give him a few tips at the party. I asked if I needed to bring anything and he replied, “just bring your lovely self !” I thanked him but added I would bring some wine or perhaps champagne as the day was intended to celebrate the coronation of King Charles.
Despite being full time days like this still feel special, to feel like an integral part of your community without reservations is like icing on the cake.