I’d like to introduce you to a lovely lady from my church whose life is very full with family and friends. I have picked her as our next card recipient.
Esther is 85 years old and lives in Garner – she lost her husband of 62 years 3 years ago. Ray and Esther farmed in the area and Esther loved being outside helping with the milk cows and chickens. After Ray sold the herd of cows Esther kept one cow that she milked for her family’s use of milk and butter. She raised broilers for many years and then in the 1980’s she got a job in town at a business called PAR Products where curtains, cushions and upholstery was constructed for Winnebago motor homes which were made 25 miles away.
Ray and Esther had two girls – Nancy who has two boys and Tracy who has 2 girls. After retirement Ray and Esther made their winter home in McAllen, TX – Esther loved the Rio Grande Valley.
Esther, one of 11 girls, has macular degeneration and recently had a stroke. Her sight is definitely compromised so she listens to news, music and church programs yet she can spell and write out a grocery list. Strange, isn’t it?
Esther deserves to be our next card recipient, don’t you think?
604 Fairway Circle
Garner, IA. 50438
Don’t forget – tell her how you know her – otherwise she’ll think it’s a prank! You know she’s going to think this is a really fun thing, don’t you? Having people she doesn’t even know send her a card to let her know they were thinking about her?
Thank you for doing this – kindness matters.