Posted January 30, 2015 in One Man's Scrap:
One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (January 2015)

In January, as trees bow down with the weight of snow, we thank God for the New Year and for every person we will meet during the year. Each snowflake is beautiful and never to be repeated; as is each person.

Thanks to your generosity, we will be entering the New Year with all the wall calendars we need. We are very grateful for them, and we could still use some pocket calendars and planners.

The farmers who grow our food are asking for light or winter-weight chainsaw bar oil, hay/grain feeders for sheep, and a framing hammer.

Our gardeners, who are getting ready for spring, have a few requests. They are asking for women’s size rubber boots suitable for gardening and knee pads with Velcro straps for weeding. They want to thank you for the bone meal you sent. They now have enough thanks to your generosity, but they still need some blood meal.

Our nurses, who, with your help, provide for our health needs, are asking for Extra-Strength Tylenol, Arthritis-Strength Tylenol, vitamin C, vitamin B-50, and magnesium.

Our cleaning department is in need of squeegees for cleaning windows and showers (12" and 8"), heavy-duty corn brooms, and wide-headed brooms with synthetic bristles.

They would also be grateful for some sturdy baby bathtubs. We have heard that these are hard to find in stores, but our cleaners would be glad to get old ones.

The laundry would be grateful for some spray starch.

Many people here, both staff and guests, suffer from allergies, some of them from allergies to scents. We would be happy to receive some unscented bar soap and unscented hand lotion.

The snow manifests God’s beauty and each unique snow flake that we look at carefully, reminds us of the beauty and uniqueness of each person. Thank you once again for your donations which enable us to receive each of the people God sends us.

In Our Lady of Combermere,
Susanne Stubbs and Mark Schlingerman (January 2015)


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