ON THE BACK BURNER

April 8

I did my first volunteering today .My interest group at the Association of American University Women has to commit to some community service project. My small group ( we play Mah Jongg twice a month) voted to volunteer at a service that provides women who need help ,with clothing  . The women can be stay at home Mom's, homeless women, women who fled abusive situations. It is open to all women. One client was going to a conference in DC on mental health. Here in PT, dress is casual, maybe a half step below casual.The  women had nothing appropriate for a conference,so she made an appointment here and she was " dressed" from shoes to scarf. The clothes are not power clothes, they are for ordinary women who need some assistance.  I was impressed with how the boutique was arranged. It is not Goodwill.. It is more like a Nordstrom Rack. The clothes are donated ,displayed as if in a quality department store. The boutique is housed in a section of the new police station, along with the YMCA and the Food Bank. All on one campus.  Next week on my volunteer day, 4 women farm workers have made an appointment to come in. I am looking forward to watching how everything comes together.

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22.05 | 08:38

so glad youre here mom!

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29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

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31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

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20.07 | 13:55

Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

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