Living the generational golden rule
Sunday March 15th 2020, 10:07 pm
Filed under: Knit

Blueberry flowers and an imperfectly-lit nighttime photo of how the afghan’s pattern looks spread out, as requested.

There was a note on the neighborhood site yesterday from someone saying that she’d gone to do her grocery shopping and saw an elderly couple sitting in their car, not moving, not getting out, and how they looked was such that she went over to ask them if they were okay.

The place was jammed. (There were reports of three hour lines over at the local Costco.) They were old and vulnerable to exposure and they didn’t dare get out and didn’t know what on earth they were going to do. She was quite happy to go in and do their shopping for them and load up their car, so glad that she was there at the right time so as to be able to help.

There had to be so many others in the same boat…

So she wrote about it to all whom that site might reach, offering a sign-up sheet: who needed help? Who was willing to do the shopping of their neighbors in need so they could stay quarantined?

People answered saying they were in tears. So grateful to her. So grateful to all those signing up to help. So grateful to get to be able to be one of those signing up.

I wanted to pass that idea along.

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The bright side to all this is the places where people have stepped up.

Comment by ccr in MA 03.16.20 @ 5:53 am

The same thing has happened on our Neighborhood site too. Very kind and thoughtful. We have had delivery, but not everyone can afford that. I’m grateful for neighbors willing to help.

Comment by Jayleen Hatmaker 03.16.20 @ 5:55 am

Great example of the good left in this world.

May all the helpers be blessed with good health so that the helped can keep theirs.

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 03.16.20 @ 7:33 am

As Mr. Rogers’ mother said (my paraphrase) ‘When there is trouble, look for the helpers.’ 🙂

Comment by Helen 03.16.20 @ 8:05 pm

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