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Happily married for lots of years to great guy, mother of one wonderful daughter. I have lots of interests and wished I had more time to explore them all.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Donations from The Peach Tree State

Thank you Diana K for this thoughtful donation from The Peach Tree State. I've mentioned Georgia's nickname before; but thought I'd give you some background this time round. Georgia's been known by many names, though Peach Tree is the one that stuck due it's production of Peaches, and the importance of peaches in the economy of the state. However, in more recent times, South Carolina actually produces more peaches then Georgia, the name continues.

Georgia has been called The Buzzard State (and in fact had protective laws for these savager birds), The Goober State (due to the large amount of peanuts grown), and The Cracker State. The later term was deemed to be derogatory as it referred to immigrants (those coming from Virginia and North Carolina).

Now when I think of Peach Tree, I'm reminded of the fun baseball movie where the women had a baseball team called The Georgia Peaches.

Thank you Diana K, and thank you for your on going support, Keep up the Good Work.

2012 Donations:
Hats:
371+9=380
Scarves: 231+11=242
Slippers: 68
Shawls: 2
Sweaters 3
Vest 1
Afghans: 22
Mittens: 147
Squares: 334+11=345
Socks: 116
Rain Poncho's 183
Cotton Washcloths 348
Misc Items are not counted individually (such as personal care items, headbands, gators, yarn, wrist warmers/fingerless gloves, facemasks, neck warmers, t-shirts, soap, deodorant, shampoo, toothbrushes etc)

**Tomorrow is June and our highlighted item for June is HATS. We need hats, for men, women, and children. PLEASE see details for size, colors, and design in the tab across the top of the blog. There are also some suggested patterns.**

All donations regardless of size and number are valued. All donations are appreciated, and all donations keep someone warm. We help, one stitch at a time. YOU truly DO make a difference. THANK YOU!

3 comments:

  1. A great donation! That will help lots of people stay warn this winter.

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  2. Katie and SSeger are 200% on the mark with their sweet comments.

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