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Friday, March 13, 2015

Friday the 13th!

We have a few days before it's St. Patrick's Day, but I thought I'd turn this post Green.  The luck of the Irish perhaps to offset the the lack of luck often on Friday the 13th.

If you're Irish I hope you have something special planned for the day.  Hubby and I aren't Irish, but always enjoy watching our favorite movie, "The Quiet Man", with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara.  Typically we have corned beef (which isn't true Irish, but Irish-American), and hubby enjoys Genesis.  

Things have been greening up here this past week, almost all the snow has melted giving us glimpses of green grass, which is most exciting.  I hope it gives hope to those Homeless that their trial with this nasty winter will indeed come to an end.  

Doing a bit of looking back, thought I'd post the numbers from this time last year.

2014 Donations:
Hats: 303
Scarves: 116
Socks: 49
Afghans: 11
Slippers: 25
Rain Ponchos: 
Mitten: 9
Cotton Washcloths: 118
Shawls, Sweaters, Vests, Poncho's, Skirts, etc. : 5
Neck warmers, cowls, gators, wrists warmers and other misc items aren't tabulated; as well as personal care items.


Followed by our numbers to date this year.  Hats and scarves are down quite a bit, while mittens are up!  Socks are about the same, rain poncho's up a smidge, cotton washcloths down.  Keep in mind previously cowls etc weren't counted so that skews things a bit.

Happy Crocheting and Knitting to everyone, anyone making something Green?

2015 Donations:

Hats: 101
Scarves:31
Mittens: 42
Slippers: 47
Rain Poncho's: 3
Cotton Washcloths:53
Afghans:2
Socks: 47
Fingerless gloves/wrist warmers:
Cowls/Infinity scarves: 11
Shawls: 1 (just realized it wasn't listed, don't think I missed any?)
Misc: personal care items and anything not listed above


All donations regardless of size and number are valued. All donations are appreciated. The Power of One is awesome, and when we work together The Power of One becomes The Power of Many.

9 comments:

  1. German here, but have always enjoyed the fun of St Pats Day. Was born on Friday the 13th so take that for what it is worth! My dad always had a few comments to make on that one:+)Good times
    Yesterday the Marine Reserves and a local church buried a man who had died in the cold in a park in St Paul last month.Jerry Jackson had been a marine in the 70s and homelss since.Mental illness had not allowed him the help he needed, and when he died the church took it upon themselves to have him buried with Full Military Honors in St Paul,MN, at Fort Snelling Nat. Cemetary. They even found his brother in Missouri and flew him in.Another heartbreaking but heartwarming story of the kindness of strangers toward our homeless brothers and sisters.God bless the homeless and help them get the help they need before these tragedies happen.
    marj in minnesota/ 65 degrees today

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    1. Thank you Marj for sharing that. I'll see if I can find more info and do a post about him. Gives me cold chills reading about it. It's just not right. Like you, I am German, on Dad's side, English on Mom's side. Happy Birthday my friend!

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  2. Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to Marj, happy birthday to you. (Hope I didn't scare you with my singing. LOL)
    So sorry to hear about the homeless man that died. But I am glad the Church did fly his brother in for the funeral. God bless that Church.
    I am German and French Canadian. No I do not celebrate the 17th, but I do have some shamrock socks that I will be wearing that day.
    Thanks for posting the comparision numbers Sandy.

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    1. I'm glad you sang to our friend Marj....cause I still had morning voice and it would have been a bad idea! Shamrock socks....cool! So agree with you about the Homeless Man, both sad and inspiring.

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  3. Thanks Sandy and Sue. I like the idea of the shamrock socks. i usually just wear something green.:+)
    I am sure our homeless friend Jerry Jackson was watching from his new home in Heaven, wondering what all the fuss was about. God Bless Him and the people that helped him. marj in minnesota

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  4. Sandy you have such a way with words. I always enjoy reading your posts when I can get to them. Sometimes I need to read them in a group since because I have illnesses.

    I am not one to dress up or decorate for the different holidays of the year. But I enjoy watching others do so. I have roughly a quarter irish in me from my mom't side of the family.

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  5. ha! about the only thing I do for St. Patrick's day is wear green so I don't get pinched.

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    1. I'd forgotten about the pinching thing, thanks for the reminder TBR

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