Sunday, November 21, 2010

LDL 26

 By Jerry Gaudet

 CHS’54 celebrated its 26th “LDL” on November 9, with Jimmies Restaurant looking like Thanksgiving had come. At least that was the look in the CHS’54 corner thanks to Mary Sue Burnett and her pack horse, husband Clyde, who loaded in and out all the supplies and decorations necessary to make our surroundings so seasonally special and meaningful…

Jim Suitt

 Of special note was the visit of Jim Suitt, CHS’55, who joined some of his “older” classmates for lunch and a visit. It was a treat to share with him recent contacts with Central High classmates who are mutually remembered…

Mary Sue has talked to the activities person at Avanté at Charlotte, the skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center that cared for Shirley Maynor, about our class providing simple Christmas gifts for some of their residents as a way for us to remember Shirley.

We will be provided with a list of the residents who have few or even no visitors. Following is a list of possible items that we can bring to our December “LDL”. Other items can always be added. The gifts should NOT be wrapped except for maybe a bow or ribbon (the Avante staff would have to unwrap any gifts to know who should receive each gift). We hope everyone will want to participate as a way to honor our friend, Shirley, and to bring a little Christmas cheer to some nursing home residents. As Mary Sue expressed, “at Christmas we always think about children, but we tend to forget about those who are older, ill and alone”.

Here’s a start on the list:
Candy such as jelly beans, gum drops, mints, chocolates
Christmas decorations for the bedside tables or room bulletin boards
Cookies and other snacks
Crossword puzzle books
Hand lotion
Hats, baseball caps
Pens, pencils, paper
Small games
Stuffed animals
Throws or small blankets

More information will follow.

In the meantime, Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  -JG