Just So You Know

by Betty

Just so you know, Michele…

The Thanksgiving Canteen was the best ever. “What are you thankful for this year?” was the theme.

I’m so thankful for Michele and Lend a Hand – for the volunteer rides; for the canteen and tours to the museums and art galleries; for the cheerful phone calls – your smile and positive attitude travels over the wire; and for the friends I’ve made along the way. Lend a Hand makes the difference in my lonely life.

And I’m thankful to:

  • One lady, a survivor of Katrina with fantastic survival skills,
  • Two ladies who are truly local, with tales of how it once was in Tucson,
  • One Man from Nebraska who brought tasty pumpkin cake,
  • One man from North Dakota (Alan),
  • One man who fixed the microphone system. It works!
  • Connie, a lovely hostess.

There was an abrupt end when a homeless, barefoot girl appeared looking for a woman’s shelter. Alan called for help. Connie stayed with her as we all left.


I wish you could have been there and seen for yourself the very genuine, heart-felt thanks from these people. It was real.

Betty M.

November, 2012

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