Winnie Richman had an interesting and fulfilling visit to the “Angels for Christmas” donation/collection point at the USU-Brigham City campus. The “open area” (where people vote) was filling with toys and necessities for Christmas giving. The distribution of these items will occur on Dec. 15. There is a special need for all sizes of hats, gloves and scarves. It is really appreciated when rolls of wrapping paper are also donated!
These Christmas gifts are distributed to approximately 250 families all wrapped and tied. The lady Winnie talked to was Colleen. She says, “The people and organization of Box Elder County are so generous. We are grateful!” There are drop boxes around and they are picked up by Triumph Youth and delivered to the USU collection point.
Starr Mitchell reports her sister-in-law Debbie Petit and Debbie’s mother have just opened a ceramic shop in Malad, Idaho. It’s called MAD (short for mother and daughter) About Ceramics. They are offering ceramic classes as well as ready-to-paint ceramic items. They can make ceramics to your order or get it in. We wish them luck.
Starr and Jim are very grateful for all this rain. Starr even took a walk in it to savor the moisture and warm for December weather. She is getting ready for Christmas and has already made some caramels.
Laura Wheatley says she is ‘trying’ to get ready for Christmas. She says Zane should have had all the turkey he could want until next year. (She fed him turkey sandwiches for lunch all week.)
Everly and Georgia just love their dentist. They got a gift bag of floss and brushes, etc. “They’re ready to go back,” Laura says. They have no cavities.
Laura ‘let’ the girls help decorate their Christmas tree. Georgia loves taking off the ornaments and putting them back on again. Laura and the girls made a paper chain as a countdown to Christmas.
Boyd Udy says, “Christmas? I’m as close as I can get!” He says he is pretty well done shopping.
Cleo Petit says she hasn’t even started getting ready for Christmas. “But we’ll start soon!”
Winnie has made huge long lists to do before Christmas. However….
Winnie would like to thank friend Carolyn Carter for taking Marriah and Skyler to their piano lessons so she could attend the funeral of Clynn’s Uncle Myrl Wells. While there, Winnie met many relatives and friends she hadn’t seen for a while.
On Wednesday Winnie and Carolyn signed their canvasses at art. All the classmates agreed Carolyn’s water wheel and the stream bounding past it looked real enough to touch and get wet.
Winnie fed calves in the field on Thursday and Saturday. The calves already know the sound of the tractor and come running to investigate. Then they follow Winnie into the field to eat the hay as she scatters it. “It’s fun and not too arduous,” she says.