From Carol Shafto:
Happiness Alert: Hey, Everyone. Here is an opportunitty to do something inexpensive, easy, from home, that will really make a difference in the life of an incredible older (94) lady. First the address then the cute story: Margaret Manning, Tendercare Greenview, 1234 Golf Course Rd., Alpena, Mi 49707. I've known Margaret for many years - at least 25. She is absolutely lovely - and just happens to be the grandmother of my daughter-in-law Stephanie Shafto. She is now in the nursing home and has dementia with periods of great lucidity and others where she is functional but "foggy". She has noticed that no one has sent her a card! So she thinks her "garden club friends" must not know where she is. [So many old friends have died or are ill themselves - or DON'Tknow.] So she asked Stephanie to put an article in the paper telling people she is at Tendercare, knowing then they will respond. Remember when little hometown papers actually allowed that?! Anyhow, please be "the garden club friends" and more. We ALL have old cards lying around. Let's just get a bunch of them heading to Margaret. Maybe once a week or so. I'm getting out 10 today. And addressing them and putting them in a pile. I only really have to be thoughtful for an hour, once! Steph says even a few cards would make her so happy and think she hasn't been forgotten. This could be you, your mom, your gramma. Help us remember Margaret while we can. Thanks so much. I'll update you as to how she reacts.