“Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody. I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat,” Mother Teresa. I have shared with you the mission of our non-profit organization as addressing senior hunger in our community and this is exactly what it’s all about. Yes, we give seniors bread and produce but this is what your contributions are really doing. When you make a donation, give of your time to our yearly fundraiser, share our mission with others, this is what you are helping to make happen. The numbers in our state and nationally tell us that we are number one in the country for Senior Hunger and they are using facts and figures to determine that designation. We use our hearts to determine what our mission needs to address then we do what we can to meet that need. Thank you to everyone who has supported our efforts and are continuing to support us in any way that they can. Pope Francis once said, “A population that does not take care of the elderly and of children and the young has no future, because it abuses both its memory and its promise.”

Sean is holding down the home front and the retreat while I take a journey to the past. My daughter and granddaughter are heading west with me to visit family and for me to accompany my mother to her sixtieth high school class reunion. My Mom and I attended the same high school and while I’m with her I will have the opportunity to not only be the youngest one at her reunion, chuckle, chuckle, but I will be connecting again with a friend of mine since kindergarten and who I haven’t seen since High school. Whether it’s a family reunion, class reunion or one for co-workers, reunions are a time to laugh, to celebrate, to share old stories, new news and make new memories. Social media helps us keep in touch but connecting face to face is so much better. Virtual hugs let others know you care but I’m a bigger fan of the real deal. “I don’t want to brag or make anyone jealous but… I can still fit into the earrings I wore in High School,” Unknown (but too funny not to share).

If you have a heart warming story to share, would like to visit the retreat, need a hug, want to book a stay, volunteer to help, or make a donation to our mission of addressing Senior Hunger, call 501-253-4716, 501-757-2750, email grandmayogi7@yahoo.com, text or message me on Facebook through The Dirty Farmers Community Market page.