“It’s been a couple months since we last sent out a newsletter. A lot has happened since then and here we are already well into Alberta’s Springtime!

I can’t mention all that has happened or things I’ve done the last couple of months due to space constraints, but if you’re curious, here’s a few highlights: Helped man a display booth at the Home Show, had to share my car with my husband for 6 weeks while his work vehicle was in the repair shop getting a new brake line put in, took in the Car Show at the Westener, went bowling with a group of folks who were above the age of 40 years, took our Children & Grandchildren to a Rebels game, checked out the new Mastermind Toys store here in town & bought a brand new toy broom exactly like the one I had when I was a youngster, attended the Mayor’s Annual Prayer Breakfast, discovered the relatively new-to-this-town Famoso’s Itailian pizza eatery, partook of a Passover Seder meal, went over to the downtown “Soup Kitchen” to sit down and chat with the folks there who are in need of this service. Not everyone there is homeless, but there are those who simply do not get paid enough to put food on their tables each day, including a couple of Red Deer Transit bus drivers! I guess one of the bigger changes for me since last writing, is that I’ve become a “Big Sister” via the Youth and Volunteer Centre here in Red Deer. When I heard that there were over 40 children on the wait list, I thought, “Well, I’m an Empty Nester now, so I should be able to have some time to spend with another child”. It makes me happy to see a smile brighten the face of another child. Would you consider becoming a Big Sister or Brother?