Post contributed by blogger, Positive Aging Expert & Motivational Speaker,
Ginny McKinney, SOTF #3537 Marshmallow Ranch Blog
Getting Bolder: Auld Lang Syne
“Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind?” A Scottish poem written by Robert Burns in 1788, these words are set to the tune of a traditional folk song. We hear it every year about this time and we probably don’t give it much thought, really. It happens when you hear the same thing over and over, year in…year out. However, placed in a different context, the deeper meaning is not soon lost.
How about those Sisters who have passed on? From Mazie to Lila Mae to Jan G… we remember our Sisters who have faced death and boldly went on to new adventures in that great land beyond. Upon hearing my story of loss, Miss Mazie wagged her finger at me and said, “Well, you’ve got a camper. Now, get out there and use the hell out of it!” A no-nonsense woman, our Mazie.
Our Quilts on the Fly program has sent out over 200 quilts to wrap our bold Sisters in comfort and warmth as they face unimaginable obstacles. Sisters who already have their hands full with busy lives step up and create these beautiful quilts they so unselfishly share with Sisters, known and unknown. They send them to Maurrie, Sister #1, who binds them with love and sends them on with prayers for healing.
Some Sisters stepped out and reached for the stars. Michelle C, Sister #2204, finally published her novel about fly fishing sisters…Reel Sisters. Her research for that book prompted her to join Sisters on the Fly in the first place and we are so glad she did! Becky W, Sister #1562, quit a perfectly good job that she excelled at, to reach for her dream of being a tour director. She spent the summer working in Alaska where she had close encounters with grizzlies and tourists alike.